Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Coloring therapy- in progress.

So, I started coloring one of the works I've done for Thankful Basket project. 
I am still struggling with time and space issues, and I used color pencils coloring to keep things less complicated.  Turned out I didn't like the texture the pencils made on the papers, but it has been great to be in touch with colors.  I have to come up with a way to color on this not so good journal book though. Lesson learned. Always get good quality materials!!  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thankful Basket #2

Summer vacation is over, and I am back to my normal schedule. Means much less time for myself.  I feel good I managed to work on this Thankful Basket project.  
I think I need some colors soon.  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Thankful Basket

I started a new little project named, Thankful Basket.  It is my gratitude journal, and I draw something dedicated to what I am grateful for.  It's been therapeutic, and also it is so helpful for drawing practice.  I'll post the work here, and I opened a new blog on Tumblr for the project. 

You can check out through hashtag #thankfulbasket on Twitter and Instagram as well.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thank you, California.

I had a month long vacation in California. It had been 4 years since I left the land of sunshine.  It was a perfect timing to reflect about the last 4 years, and the gorgeous weather made it easy to do that.  One of my dreams was to show my son Monterey Bay Aquarium and Big Sur.  It came true, and it was perfect. 

I had been feeling that something has to be done before I took this trip.  Time to shift some more energy toward myself instead of using 100% of that toward my son.  My main focus of life right now are my son, my art, and exercises.   It is still a challenge to figure out how to use my time for all the things I would like to achieve, but my attitude toward the challenge has been transformed to be more positive after the trip.  The big sky and ocean always help me feel better.  Now back to busy crowded Tokyo, I am excited to tackle with my challenges.