Caran d’Arche Boutique in Ginza, Tokyo

What a beautiful shop! The Caran d’Arche Boutique in Ginza, Tokyo has bright new art supplies, all perfectly organized, I had to go! My skills at using these kinds of supplies is still quite new but a friend sat at the materials testing bar and soaked it all in. Watch the short video of her adorable test piece. The shop is a quiet, happy spot amongst the crowded hustle on the Ginza streets. Enjoy the visuals:

I’m still playing at finding the correct NeoColor Aquarelle crayon to water balance with the (7) colors I have at home:

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Bright Festive Fruits & Vegetables in Chinatown HNL

Each morning Chinatown and I awaken to bright, festive fruits and vegetables being set out. From rambutan to bananas to kohlrabi to dried mushrooms by the pound! I am a well fed Artist-in-Residence here at Ark of the Unicorns!

 

Peek among the boxes…did you see the kitty behind the durian?

Deep Pink Dragonfruit, not quite ripe persimmons, black or white mysterious (to me) fungi…

Prices here are some of the best in town for fruits and vegets, on this heavily populated island a huge majority of food is imported and crazy expensive. Red Peppers are often $4.99/lb in the grocers, but here in Chinatown they are about $1.79/lb if you don’t mind the misshapen ones.

More than just your servings of fruits and vegetables, Chinatown also has several kitchen and home shops to complete your meals.

Meats available include parrot fish and chicken’s feet:

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Also check out my work and that of others in the Ark of the Unicorns gallery space & artist residency.