New Press and Video interview for the Mexico Show

Here are some press and video interview that we did for our Captain Canoodle show in Mexico.
I will upload the opening photo before the end of summer, I promise!!!

Picture 5This review is by 25 horas Magazine!

And here is the video interview by Happy Nation!
[vimeo w=500&h=281] <p><a href="">Captain Canoodle @ It's A Pink World After All</a> from <a href="">Happy Nation</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Tattole & Tempel

1New ceramic pieces"Little Tattole and Tempel"

It was inspired by a book "planetarium no Futago" by one of my favorite author Shinji Ishii 2 This was my early summer read. And I loved it! If you read Japanese I highly recommend this book.  It's an adventure and a life story about twin brother Tattole and Tempel who were left in a planetarium in a small town as babies. It's a beautiful novel I read it in a super speed.

4 Tempel (left) becomes a traveling magician and Tattle works as planetarium as a story teller.

5 I'm using a new glazed experimenting now so the color of the Tempel head came out so different than I imagined.  But all the surprise is the best part of doing ceramic!

3 Their hats comes off :) Hmmm what should I put in? Salt and Sugar?

Photo Diary for Rooms Magazine

Hi there!I'm melting in NY super hot summer...being an ice cream zombie.Mexico show was great!  I will update photos soon.

Couple weeks ago I did a one week photo diary for the Rooms Magazine, Fine Art Magazine from London. And now it's online to read.  Thank you Rooms Magazine! For some reason there is a week difference in when this actually took place, it's a diary from June 10th to 19th :) Well... it's the week that I got sick so I'm not sure how entertaining it is... but if you are ever curious about what I was doing during that week, check it out~

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¡Capitán Canoodle en México!

Hi everybody!Eun-Ha Paek + Sara Varon + Aya Kakeda = Captain Canoodle We are having an exhibition at Rojo Bermelo Gallery in Mexico City, opening June 27!!  There will be Prints!  Posters!  Papier-mache masks!  A mural!  And New Products! Be there or be a pear! (

Here are some sneak preview of what we've been working on!

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The Cotton Candy Machine Gallery "Tiny Trifeca" Group Show

2 1 3Hello,Next Saturday in Brooklyn, there is an group show opening, Come and hang out!

Opening Event Saturday June 15th 7 to 11pm Pre Registration begins at 4pm at The Cotton Candy Machine Gallery (235 South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 )

Tiny Trifeca June 15th - July 7th, 2013 The 3rd annual Tiny Trifecta show!!

Featuring THREE tiny pieces of $100 art from each artist!

Kid Acne, Jessicka Addams, Aiko, Andrew Bell, Heather Benjamin, Florence Blanchard, Robert Bowen, Jon Burgerman, Iain Burke, Zoe Byland, You Byun, Victor Castillo, Deedee Cheriel, Luke Chueh, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, Troy Coulterman, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Camilla d'Errico, Dilek Baykara, Steven Daily, Ron English, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, P-Jay Fidler, AJ Fosik, Lola Gil, Gris Grimley, Jason Holley, Thomas Hooper, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Charlie Immer, Jordin Isip, Jeremyville, Lyejm Kallas-Lewis, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Farron Kerzner, Kozyndan, Henry Lewis, Travis Louie, David Mack, Steve Manale, Malojo, Sara Antoinette Martin, Tara McPherson, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Moki, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Lori Nelson, Saelee Oh, Kathie Olivas, Alex Pardee, Brandt Peters, Shaunna Peterson, Joshua Petker, Anthony Pontius, Martha Rich, Arik Roper, Paul Romano, Frank Russo, Martina Russo, Mark Ryden, Souther Salazar, Isabel Samaras, Scarecrowoven, Jon Schnepp, Shawnimals, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Amy Sol, Diana Sudyka, L'Amour Supreme, Jill Thompson, Yosuke Ueno, Adam Wallacavage, Jonathan Wayshack and Chet Zar.

Curated by Tara McPherson

Summer Bear for EeBoo stationary fair!

Hello!I'm back from Toronto.  Toronto Comic and Art Festival went really great! Met some wonderful Comic Artists in Canada, I will update the drawing diary from the trip soon. My first gig back in New York was my favorite client Eeboo. I went to their office and tried out their new products, shinny fancy papers and wavy card-stocks. I love their fancy sparkly papers!  I think this is the only company that I know of making these kids' craft goods with amazingly beautiful packaging! (Art Director Fumiha Tanaka does great package design!) So this is what I came up with, Summer bear!  You can meet her at the booth of EeBoo at the Stationary Fair this weekend in NY!

1 2I made this watermelon crown for this fancy lady ;) 3 4 5 6Eating Ice Cream Candy, summer is coming soon to NY!  I put a Bee on her cheek but it looks like a Fly in the photo. hmmm... that works, too I guess.

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Photos from Opening at MF gallery

Hi!MF gallery opening was success!!! Here are some pictures from the opening. Thank you so much for friends who came out that night, you totally made my night! Exhibition is still up till May 31st, if you missed the opening and please come and visit! MF Gallery : 213 Bond street, Brooklyn, NY1 5 9 20 14 10 13 25 12 22 16 23artistslove! a&m l&a&a k&y d&j cg c&j c martina a&e&k a&2m a&a3 a&n&cn&a studio_girl_shot

"Micro-chan" show opening April 13th at MF gallery, Brooklyn

inviHello!Hope everyone is having a great Spring. I'm showing my new series "Micro-chan" at MF gallery opening on Saturday April 13th!  There will be new paintings, ceramics, and drawings about micro-chan, little girls who live in everyone's body! It's a 3 female artists show with very talented Nicoz Balboa and Angie Mason. Please come by for the opening reception it will be great to see you!

Here is the info: April 13th -May 31st, 2013 Opening Party : Saturday April 13th from 7 to 10 pm Nicoz Balboa, Aya Kakeda and Angie Mason at MF Gallery 213 Bond Street, between Butler and Baltic Streets in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY *at the opening all three artists will be doing Live Mural Painting More info:

Book of tea delivery bear

This is a little pouch of Japanese seaweeds and fish flakes for rice that my mom sent me.  I love the packaging so much, I was thinking hmmm... how to use this beautiful packaging and turn into something special.FxCam_1364049658057So it turned into a little book! FxCam_1364049685083It's an accordion book about "Tea delivery bear" FxCam_1364050119714Here is the story! FxCam_1364049726300FxCam_1364049758010FxCam_1364049773090This is the "tea delivery bear" he is carrying a box of tea. FxCam_1364049799540He travel through the forest FxCam_1364049830560On a ship across the ocean FxCam_1364049862114Through Mt.Fuji FxCam_1364049884694To a little lady's house FxCam_1364049920158The end!

March 11th Memorial --- 2 year since Earthquake in Japan

FxCam_1362940953458Hi.March 11th became a big day for Japanese people since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan two years ago this day. Yesterday me and my friends (we have a group call tsuru project ) gathered in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and had an origami tsuru installation and origami work shop as a memorial. It was a bright and sunny day and it was so peaceful to just watch our colorful origami and ornaments swinging in the wind! The circle ornaments are made by the kindergarten kids and teacher in Fukushima, Japan. Thank you everybody who stopped by yesterday and made origami with us! And big thank you for everyone around the world who helped and supported Japan when it was in the darkest days! Love, Aya

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Potato Madness!

I was doing potato stamping for a class that I teach, and I totally got into it.It's super fun!!! 1I made these two stamps during the class, we all discovered simple shape looks the best with potato stamping.23 4Decided to print on my white T-shirts that I've never wore. 5Done!!!!6Cut off the sleeves so it looks nicer. 7 8Done!!!!   Now I want to do more, maybe make a curtain or a dress.

Chinese New Year!

IMG_1788 IMG_1789 IMG_1790Happy Chinese New Year! (I'm 10 days late for the real Chinese new year...)But I got this new year envelope in my mail and I wanted to share! I illustrated those for a department store in Hong Kong. I love the Foil printing, so shinny and pretty.  Not much in this photos but it's very shinny with gold and red foil! I gave one to my Chinese laundry owner, and he reorganized the company that I worked for so that was exciting.