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.

316212_10151678815932959_1261687979_nJust got this photo via Fumiha, Bear at the stationary show!

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.

Hello Crafty --- eeboo spring

FxCam_1355436175037 FxCam_1355436195963 FxCam_1355436242683I went into Eeboo office for few hours yesterday and made some spring crafts for their show room.Here are "happy spring caterpillar" and "flower polar bear with little penguin!"Still long winter to go but eeboo office and making those fluffy springy color objects made me warm inside!  thank you fumiha and eeboo!

Craft Love!

Pipe cleaner crafting.Fumiha's elephant and my Gremlin-Lion are in LOVE! PomPom and felt dolls Romantic evening?! sharing spaghetti :-D

Eeboo Felt Pillow

Getting a call from Fumiha Tanaka is always a good news and a start of fun projects!Fumiha is the head designer of Eeboo, a paper toy company where they also create a fantastic craft item. This felt project was great, something I really love to do (crafting and making character) and felt like this is not a job but pure fun which is the best kind of job I can imagine ;-) Thank you Fumiha and Eeboo!

My job was to create stuffed pillows using those 18 different color package for people to see what they can make with this product. And the photo of the pillows went on the back like this. Here are the photos of all the pillows I made for each color!

Book is out! Collaboration with Mr. X Stitch

Hello! I should first introduce Mr.Stitch. He has a fantastic website which introduce Artists who uses embroidery & Needle point as their medium. ---> He was mentioning about making a book out of this website for a couple of years and now it's finally out! Beautiful design and paper. (Love how the new book smells) I'm very honored to be in this book. Thank you Mr. Stitch and congratulations!!! You can pick up the copy from book store or on line: US: UK:

Here is the Book review---> Announcing PUSH, a new series devoted to indie-crafters and artists pushing the boundaries of traditional crafting mediums! Curated by Jamie Chalmers--aka Mr. X Stitch, a leading figure in the “new embroidery movement”--PUSH Stitchery profiles the cutting-edge creative work of 30 top stitching artists from around the world. Each designer is showcased with six to eight pages of gallery-style imagery. A fascinating question-and-answer section, along with bios, make this innovative and inspirational book a must-have for anyone interested in blurring the lines between craft and art.


Paper-mache Day

Today we had a Paper-mache day, it was a first Craft day of this summer!

Thank you Ladies! and Thank you Eun-ha and Karl for hosting! I had such a great time, till next time~

Here is the list of the participant artists for this time: Rachel Cole Emily Gearhart Soojin Chun Buzelli (art director at) Nora Kurg Eun-ha Paek Karl Ackermann