2015 has been a very eventful year! It’s still going strong and thankfully so am I. “The artist must participate in the epoch in which he lives; he must be of his country, of his people if he wants to be authentic.” – Francesco Oller This is a great book about Hawaiian Islands history. A goodContinue reading “All Four Seasons – My Latest Art Adventures”
Category Archives: Four Seasons Hanging Scroll Collection – 四季
My Four Seasons Hanging Scroll Project at Hagiso Gallery is now finished and it has been an amazing experience! Thank you so much to everyone who has attended the show. Thank You so much for the flowers MinoriSan! Thank you so so very much to those made purchases. Thank You to so many of youContinue reading “Thank You!”
Crochet w/the Artist Success!
Thank you everyone who came out to Hagiso Gallery to enjoy a fun stitch session this afternoon! A very fast crochet expert joined in first: Then a couple of very enthusiastic and curious novices: A lovely tatted piece completed during the workshop:
Crochet with the Artist
Thursday, October 24 from 1:00-3:00pm @ Hagiso Gallery アーティストと一緒にかぎ針編みしましょう 10月24日（木）13:00 – 15:00、 HAGI-ROOM/HAGI-ARTで (誰でも参加できます) Snowflakes of many shapes, colors and skill levels will be available on which to work. I have two great books full of various snowflake patterns. One book is 99 Snowflakes, no author stated. The second book is new to Japan, 100Continue reading “Crochet with the Artist”
Satin Bow – Not the same as tying my shoes
That beautiful, shiny, slippery satin ribbon takes some real talent to get just the right bow! I thought it would be easy, just like tying my shoes. Not. After all the sewing, designing, crocheting and embroidery, I know I have some skills. Yet, Multiple failures and flashbacks from my mother’s shoe tying lessons drove meContinue reading “Satin Bow – Not the same as tying my shoes”
Shidarezakura – Look Mom, No Embroidery Hoop!
Watch the artist work in this short video of me embroidering the details on a small Shidarezakura Spring Hanging Scroll. The complete project, Four Season Hanging Scrolls will be on display at Hagiso Gallery starting October 16 – 27, 2013. You are welcome to join me in a Crochet with the Artist on Thursday, OctContinue reading “Shidarezakura – Look Mom, No Embroidery Hoop!”
Summer Thread Sketching
I’ve been busy in my tatami room again working on completing pieces for the Tokyo Spidering 東京クローラ exhibition at Hagiso Gallery next month. I have been using simple embroidery floss to sketch my final designs on the cotton canvas of my hanging scrolls. By using a running stitch with unknotted thread as quick and easy sketchContinue reading “Summer Thread Sketching”