For Tokyo’s 2020 Virtual Art Book Fair, come with me while I share my observations and sketchbook impressions from three different art adventures I have had in the past couple of years. Join me on my visits to the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, Tate Modern in London, and Venice Biennale in Italy. You will see various artworks through myContinue reading “Tokyo’s Virtual Art Book Fair 2020 and Museum Sketchbooks”
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Amabie – Drawing on Yokai History in Japan
It’s the right time in history to draw your own version of Amabie (ヤマビエ) the three-legged mermaid/merman of Japanese folklore.
That New Notebook Feeling
My friends and I felt the strong pull from the sketchbook corner at the Ikebukuro Tokyou Hands and found ourselves caught. Here I was introduced to Midori Diary Paper, designed and made here in Japan. Comes in such a lovely cream color and they are bound in such a way as allow each page toContinue reading “That New Notebook Feeling”
Travel Journal Art Books
Made several Travel Journal Art Books this past week. It’s a journey in itself where art takes an artist. I never thought to create a handmade book but once I started how could I not? Such an easy extension from my love of reading I wonder why I haven’t put together handmade books earlier. RecyclingContinue reading “Travel Journal Art Books”
Happy Expat Thanksgiving!!
Turkeys are hard to find in Japan.
Working on drawing Octopi this month to document my Tako Life cookbook project. Using my Evernote Moleskine, I am now getting a better idea of how I would like my pages and designs to look. Even the best colors to use. While 2D work is not my forte I do enjoy it just to colorContinue reading “Sketchbook Look”