Nov 29, 2011
Long time no post! Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving:)
Here is my new illustration that I did for "Salome".
Acrylic on canvas board, 12"x16"
And this is another piece for "Salome" that I did in school few years ago.
Pastel and Digital
Which one do you like better?
Oct 19, 2011
Original Illustration in Digital
The most recent Illustration project that I did, "Fall Walking", was for Traditional Home Magazine.
On October 5th, there was a Holiday House Kick-off party. The Holiday House is the designer table top showhouse in the Upper East side. That was a gorgeous gorgeous house and event! ! I'm really happy to be involved this project! My illustration was used for Benjamin Moore's Paint-by-Number project with the new color line called "Color Story". I painted on the wall in the main room of the Holiday House.It was actually the room from the Sex and the City movie , Carrie and Big's new room that they were going to live in together! As a big fan of the Sex And The City, I was honored to paint my illustration on the wall :) I started painting from 9:30 AM and finished at 8PM. It was the largest painting I did ever and in the shortest time that I painted a mural!
Started painting at 10am!
40 colors of paint from Benjamin Moore!
My Assistant, Pete.
Introducing the show by
Finally Done! 8pm
Mural Painting "Fall Walking"
Oct 9, 2011
My "Japanese Kawaii Character Design Workshop" is starting from October 14th at Resobox in Long Island City. It is going to be on every Friday from 5:30 to 6:45.
In this class, we will create original Kawaii(cute in Japanese) character in watercolor and color pencil. Of course everyone has own esthetic of what is Kawaii is, so style is very open. By creating original character, you will practice drawing and designing, discover your own voice, and open up your creativity! All ages welcome and free for first class! Please Join the class if you are interested. Hope to see you there:)
Sep 15, 2011
I am finally being able to recreate my zodiac illustration series. The idea has been sleeping in my sketch book for long long long time. (Although I still have so many idea to paint... probably too many! ) I'm glad that I could finally manage my time to recreate this series. From the right, Leo, Scorpion, Libra and Cancer.
Eight more paintings to go! Can't wait to finish them up!
Jul 30, 2011
Jun 3, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
On April 14th, I and my boyfriend, Pete Diedrich, also an artist, were invited to the Jackson County High School in Tennessee. It was for the class for special education to do the portraiture of the student. I don't know how much they absorb how to do the portrait by my demo but I was happy to share the time and art with them. It was great to actually see their smile by doing a portrait.
"Kids with special needs aren't weird or odd. They only want what everyone wants... to be accepted. To be happy. " said Wendy Baker, the teacher of the class.
I appreciate that all the student has own unique way to express themselves:) It was pure and honest.
Apr 5, 2011
４月１日から１０日まで、神楽坂パルスギャラリーで"My own Theme"というグループ展に参加しています。もしよかったら覗いてみてください。残念ながら、私はニューヨークにいて会場に行く事が出来ないので、どんな様子だったか聞かせていただけると嬉しいです。
I have a painting in the group show called "My own Theme" at Kagurazaka Pulse Gallery, Tokyo on April 1st to 10th. Please visit if you are around Tokyo! That will be nice if you could tell me how is the show like since I'm in New York and not be able to visit the show. I wish I could go beck to Japan!
Kagurazaka Pulse Gallery
2-21 Kagurazaka Shinjyuku, Tokyo
Apr 1, 2011
I want to thank for all the people who came to my show, the models who gave me great inspirations and the Cafe Grumpy Park Slope! I'm glad that I got many good comments for the paintings. I personally love the time that you can have a cup of tasty coffee (very important)and enjoy artwork at the same time. Hope you all enjoyed that time!
ショーに来てくださった皆さん、よいインスピレーションを下さったモデルの方々、そして今回場所を貸していただいたCafe Grumpy Park Slopeの方々、どうもありがとうございました。たくさんの人からコメントをいただき、とても嬉しかったです。個人的に、おいしい珈琲を飲みながら、アートを楽しむ時間がとても好きなので、そんな一時を味わっていただけたのならば、とても幸いです。
for more paintings
Mar 1, 2011
I am having an art show called "Alteration" at Cafe Grumpy Park Slope from March 1st to the 31st.
This is actually my first solo show in New York:)
"Alteration" is the portrait series of people in their style that I have been doing.
I believe that there is a certain power in the clothing. Clothing helps you to be the "you" that you want to be, or sometimes to be even more yourself. The clothing that people chose to wear has a meaning and it tells our personality and character. I wanted to depict their personal style and character which has been a long time inspiration.
Stop by the show and enjoy their great coffee!
Cafe Grumpy Park Slope
383 7th Avenue (Between 11th and 12th St.)
Brooklyn NY 11215
Monday- Thursday 7am-7:30pm
Jan 12, 2011
As I looking at snow from last night from my window, I realized the season is giving me a lot of inspiration since I moved to New York. Six years of almost no season change in California made big appreciation for season. Even I'm from the country where has four seasons like NY. The colour of leaves, smells, and seasonal clothing. So much fun !!
I know it is too late to say Happy Holidays, but here is my holiday card that I did for 2010. Can't wait to create a new one for 2011!
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