Special Rainforest Order of Yarn

As I experiment with the colored-copper wire designs, the special order of rainforest colored yarns I ordered from Yarn vs. Zombies is being completed. Check out the great colors! The scale of the Butterfly Flight Prep art installation has necessitated specially ordering the yarn. The alternative is running around multiple yarn shops in Tokyo searchingContinue reading “Special Rainforest Order of Yarn”

Ginza – Tokyo Art Gallery Adventures

Every Ginza Gallery Hop starts at the elephant in Ginza.  It’s decorations are regularly changed by advertisers so we’re always curious what he will look like next. This time around we have no idea what was being advertised. Stopped at the Mirror Exhibition and saw work by Kohei Nawa using acrylic on paper that reminded meContinue reading “Ginza – Tokyo Art Gallery Adventures”

NaBloPoMo & NaNonFiWriMo: A Successful November!

Phew!! Writing both a blog post (almost)each day and writing a non-fiction book in a single month is a LOT of writing for one who doesn’t normally write. NaNonFiWriMo, National Non-Fiction Writing Month, was a really huge success for me. My idea for Tako Life, an octopus cookbook, has been sitting on the back burnerContinue reading “NaBloPoMo & NaNonFiWriMo: A Successful November!”

International Quilt Show in Yokohama

Wow. Just Wow. There was an epic amount of patience shown by the quilters in their work at the show. All those itsy bitsy pieces of fabric of all types, sewn into the most amazing scenes and designs just blew me away. Each of them had to have taken months, or even years to complete!Continue reading “International Quilt Show in Yokohama”

Just needs a face…

Almost done! My first Amigarumi; an Octopus in the colors I want and a design I like :) As a prototype, it will get a few improvements as each one is made but this is basically it.  The final design pattern will go in my Tako Life octopus cookbook. Coinciding with NaNoWriMo, is National Non-FictionContinue reading “Just needs a face…”

Janet McCarty Art

Have you seen Janet McCarty‘s work? From amazing abstracts to strong figurative pieces she is an artist not miss. Her work will be at the Kettner Nights in Little Italy, San Diego on December 13, 2013.  Specifically at the Rutledge Haro Design Studios: 949 W. Hawthorn Street More of her work can be seen at herContinue reading “Janet McCarty Art”