Tuesday, June 28, 2011

School holiday workshop at Japanese garden, Mt Coo-tha Botanic Garden 5-7 July

Hi, Now, it's school holiday! How have you been going? I have not made any kimono works for the last 2 months. Because it's WINTER, I might be a sleeping bear. It's chilly, just enjoy eating and sleeping...

By the way the winter is one of beautiful scenery season. The picture is a Camellia that is a winter flower called Tsubaki in japan. There are many flowers and variety of plants come from other countries at Botanic garden. on the warm day, please enjoy walking and find your own beautiful world!

As Brisbane City Council school holiday program, a ceramic artist "Virginia Jones" will have a Autumn leaves decoration with clay at the Japanese garden on 5-7 July 2011. I will have a quick star festival(Tanabata) decoration with bamboo leaves in the same workshop. Please come and enjoy the 2 crafts with kids!

Date: 5-7 July 2011 10:00-14:00 (Star festival workshop - 6-7 July 2011 only)
Place: Japanese Garden, Mt Coo-tha Botanic Garden

Saturday, June 18, 2011

絆KIZUNA - Fundraising Art exhibition to help JAPAN

The March 11th earthquake and tsunami was a force beyond our imagination. While images of the aftermath have been seared in our hearts, with time our attention fades. Yet, it is important that we keep in mind the continued hardships that those affected by the earthquake/tsunami must face each day, and to remember that recovery is only just beginning.

KIZUNA means bond. Even more, it is the bonds that tie us to one another. It is a concept with great depth; layers of meaning that have been rekindled for our group of artists through observing the generosity of spirit and care for others, the strength and resilience of those affected by the March 11th tragedy. Through their efforts and actions, they have shown us the full measure of KIZUNA, bonds of affinity that have also touched our community here in Brisbane.

With this exhibition we hope to contribute to the realization of a strong KIZUNA with the people of Japan, with visitors to the show, and within our community of artists. Each artist’s work(s) explores the layered meanings of KIZUNA in their own way, reflecting variously on questions of identity, place, home, and distance – on the deep connections to Japan stimulated by our experiences of and reactions to the March 11 earthquake/tsunami. (written by Ai Shah)

Date: 1Aug(Mon) to 6 Aug(Sat) 2011, Party: 4 Aug(Thur) 2011 18:00-20:00
Venue: Hanasho, Westend

-30-50 artist's work, 100% contribution
If any interest, if you wanna join as an artist, if you wanna come in the exhibition, Please contact to Hanasho!

Logo Design by Yoshihito Takaki and Fukutoshi Ueno

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Japanese indigo from a VINTAGE FUTON COVER - back pack bag

The crane looks like the logo of "Japan airline".
The panel is used to be a "Futon cover". Now very rare! and a pretty expensive in the Japanese vintage textile market.

I have never made the back pack style. this bag strap is adjustable and can be a long strap bag too!

Have a fun with textile! - Chubby policeman!

Finally, I stop using glue(actually I wanted to have a fun with textile!), and I made the bag which my daughter called "Chubby policeman"

For her, the image comes from Off-cut black leather(such as a policeman's uniform!) and gathering shibori made the fat image...

For the shibori, it might be better without glue, because we can enjoy SHIBORI's 凸凹!