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Stockpiled creativity


Morning/Afternoon/Whatever time of day it is,

Today feels more like business than pleasure.

(Which granted isn’t necessarily a bad thing since it’s the Art business.)

I’ve  spent the morning scanning some art to make into prints for the trade show in November.

I’m hoping to do up a bunch and whatever doesn’t sell at the tradeshow will be put online to sell.

So as I was scanning, I came across a postcard sized piece I did last Christmas while on a train ride to Tokyo and thought I’d share it with you today.

So as is the norm, I was sitting with my feet up. I have this tendency to either sit crossed legged or with my feet on something. I’ll probably suffer with bad hips or arthritis when I’m older but what are you going to do. I also had the camera with me because we were taking pictures out the train window. So I snapped this pictures of my feet and thought it made for an interesting composition. Continue reading

I am free from language constrictions


which is to say, I am no longer an English Teacher but instead, a tourist once more.

Since, I’m on vacation I haven’t had much time to work on my art. We have however, been taking loads and loads of pictures. So far we’ve been to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and now we’re presently in Okinawa. You can see some of our vacation pictures and write ups of our travels by visiting my husband’s blog: “He’s just so stalkable.”

Anyway keep checking back, I promise I’ll be adding more artwork once we’re settled again. Til then, I plan on doing a whole lot of R&R 🙂

Cheers,

A

New Year, new toys


Miss me???

My family has safely returned to Canada after spending 3 weeks visiting us in Japan.

Christmas has come and gone and a new year has begun.

In less than 13 hours my vacation will come to an end. (sigh)

Oh well, it was a good time while it lasted plus I got to be a tourist again for a bit.

So how am I spending my last hours of vacation you ask? Well I’m playing with my new toy.

My hubby (who should be sainted) bought me a Bamboo. No not the plant, the Wacom!

Highly entertaining stuff. So now, I can use my brand new tablet to draw with.

(That is once I get the hang of it and the programs that come with it (1/2 of course are in Japanese :P)

So instead of drawing tonight, I thought I’d try my luck with a bit of photo editing in Corel Painter X.

It’s for my hubby’s blog. (Oh and Greg I hope this is entertaining enough for ya 🙂 )

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This is just to say…


This is just to say that I won’t be on for awhile.

I’m finishing my last week of work before vacation  and then I’m going to Tokyo for Christmas with my family.

Thus, I intend to be sparsely on, hopefully getting plenty of R&R.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

A