540 Stone Monks

March 3, 2010Blog, Drawings, Journeys 5 Comments

Here’s some pages from my Japan sketchbook. At the Kitain Temple in Kawagoe, there is a small plot of land with rows and rows of Buddhist monks, carved from stone between 1782 and 1825. A note on the guide sheet said no two are alike. It’s not just that the statues are all different – … Read More

Tokyo Towers

February 22, 2010Journeys, Process 5 Comments

I know for my online Japan Journal, I should probably first show you the pretty photos of snow-covered ancient pine trees in Nikko, but I have to start with the funky stuff first – because it’s my nature, and also I have a project deadline approaching, lol. Always ready to have a project in pocket, … Read More

Images of Japan

February 12, 2010Blog, Journeys 8 Comments

When traveling, it’s difficult to find time to post and write about many things we see. So here’s just a few images… as always the food can be so beautiful in Japan. I have no idea what it was — but it was delicious! I know what this was though, sashimi. It’s now gone also … Read More

Hammered Moleskein

February 10, 2010Blog, Journeys, Sketchbooks 2 Comments

This time I thought I’d start a journal right by working on the cover first! The “1” looks like I got a little heavy with the hammer, but other than than, I’m pretty happy with how the letters turned out.

Cape of the Super Organized

October 14, 2009Journeys 6 Comments

I was joking on Twitter the other day: Time to put on my cape and become Super Organized Person. I had been stressing out all week, because two big events had be scheduled for the same day. And they were 221 miles apart. Months before I had promised to speak at a new series at … Read More

Off to the Foundry

October 8, 2009Journeys 2 Comments

Today we were cleaning and setting up for an ArtsFiesta event tomorrow night at the studio. The mannequins were looking a little disheveled, so we dug into the vintage clothes stash and gave them a makeover. Some were in need of hair, some arms and hands. We have a big stash of both in a … Read More