Sunday, 14 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Suddenly it's November!
I've been working on some cards recently...some "Thank you" cards and I'm finally starting to work on my Christmas cards for this year - bit late as per usual, but I hope I get them printed in time!!
More to come soon...
Thursday, 4 November 2010
I will be exhibiting some work at Hankyu department store in Osaka, Japan between 10th-16th November. It's a group show with a selection of Japanese artists who have taken part in the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition over the years. In addition to the pieces I exhibited at 14th Moon Galerie Centennial earlier on this year (which you can see here, here and here), I will have some small bird paintings and a selection of limited edition prints for sale.
Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, but please tell all your friends and family if they are in the area! And ask them to take photos too :)
I picked up a couple of great picture books at the book shop in Japan Town, in San Francisco.
The first is by Colobockle, and it is all about "sound". The Japanese language is really rich in onomatopoeic and mimetic words. They're hard to translate, but I've always found it fascinating how you can describe the way rain falls or the sound of laughter in so many different ways.
The second book is by brilliantly funny Yoshifumi Hasegawa. Here, he makes puns with the name of each prefecture in Japan, and illustrates it with great humour. It made me laugh out loud reading it in the book shop!