Monday, December 16, 2013

It was The Snowman

There was no progress on my drawing last week.  The entire family was attacked by a nasty stomach flu last weekend, and we went through some painful phases..   Strangely, I was the most affected one.  It took me longer to recover.  Another strange thing is that this flu and its pain left me with some sort of shock. A good shock that is strong enough to change my perspective for myself and life.  It is probably very silly to try to explain this, and I do feel silly about it.  All I can say is that I feel better now and motivated and engaged.  I encountered The Snowman video during this very obscure phase and felt I was brought back to where I was. Where I got lost.  Watching this made me feel that now I am back and starting something once again.  Flu does something good sometimes?
I am ready to have cozy relaxing holidays!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Work in progress: Urban Garden

Still have a long way to go.  I already do not like what I drew and colors I chose.  This always happens to me.  Does that happen to you too?  This time, though, I would like to complete it and see what I can come up with from it.   I am so serious.

I got inspirations from the world famous Tokyo's street gardens.  Many people decorate their sidewalks with plants and flowers year round.   I tried to look for some natural beauties in this dull residential area in Tokyo, and only thing I could find was colorful flowers somebody put in front of their houses.  Some people are such serious gardeners. They replace flowers every few months, so their planters are always fresh and colorful.  I didn't really pay attention to those flowers when I was a kid, but now I really appreciate those strangers' gardens very much.  'Flower' was one of the first words my son learned to say!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Sky in California.

This is from about 3 years ago.  I miss my family, the weather, the smell of fireplaces!

California holiday

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pipe Cleaner Crafts: Christmas Ornaments 2013

I remember that I had so much fun making Christmas ornaments out of pipe cleaners.  That was three years ago when I was pregnant and had plenty of free time.  I posted the results on my previous blog, Gazillion Crayons.

I thought it would be fun to make some ornaments with my baby this year.  It turned out that my son was not really ready for it yet, but I had great time wandering into the world of imagination.  Something about the process of bending and twisting the pipe is addictive and therapeutic. 

These are the ones I made in 2010,

 I took pictures of my new work with some old ones.

I made so many of these. Now the question is where to put them? :-)