Busy day at Print shop today.I did a drawing on a blank note book and I wanted to make it in color by silkscreen. It was so hard because the book wasn't flat. but eventually I got it. fewwww there is always something new to learn. Original Drawing
Silkscreen Version, the color is hard to tell in the photo but it's a nice hot pink in real life. Also the project that I was putting off from January...I finally printed out the cover of my new accordion book "Snow Day."
Starting out with white. Front and the back cover. second color black. I like how it came out! Looks like a wall paper all together. Last color, only the front cover has gradation snow pattern. There are pink version and purple version.
I worked on covers for my new silkscreen book "BOX" tonight.(First Color for the front cover) (Second Color ---- BOX!) (And this is my back cover--- Empty box, where did the character go???) (Then I was playing with the ceramic figure that I made which goes with this book) (Mmmmmm...... ESCAPE!) I had a little time left at the studio, I printed some characters on Matches. ( well it looks like matches but actually sticky notes inside. Nice product idea, I got them at an art store in Baltimore, I should have gotten more!) Done for Today! Good Night.
I've bee posting about ceramic studio but realized I didn't post any image from my silkscreen studio!I've been preparing mini books, posters, and comics for stump town comic festival coming up in the end of this month. http://www.stumptowncomics.com/comics-fest/ Here are some photos of mini books that I'm working on right now. They are book covers.
Voila! I'm done! I really like them as a group looks kind of like a chocolate! Oh that would be my dream to print on Chocolate!
Back from Baltimore, all refreshed. Today I was ready to meet all my new friends who were baked in the kiln last week.My Village of people are finally coming out to the finish line little by little. It took me really long time to come to this point, I'm happy to see the progress. (but in my head not even 1/3 is done. Village populations must grow!) Mini Kokeshi girls back of the flower girl (nina) has another face! These are the new twin fish girl that I'm working on right now, still under-glazing. It will turn out to be shiny like the rest of figures!
<<Sculpture studio update>> I'm now in the glazing stage. Those are in the kiln now, hope the colors will come out right! I had some "ugly color disappointment" today with some of the sculptures... so I'm crossing my fingers for those ones. Glazing is so hard! Also some "Successful ones" came out today as well. Although those pieces are black/white so it was very easy for me to guess what it will look like after baking I was surprise how glossy the black came out though, a good surprise. horrray!
Today was such a beautiful warm day in New York!"Tsuru Project" an artists group which formed soon after the earthquake in Japan last March 11th, gathered in a park in Brooklyn to have a memorial event today. We hanged the Origami Cranes and paper ornaments from trees. These Cranes were made by children, friends, and artists who came to our origami workshops through out the whole year since last March. It was so beautiful with the winds blowing~These are the photos from when we were setting up so I don't have any people in. But so many people came by and made origami with us through out the day. I will put some more photos when I get them! Thank you so much for coming. I was very happy and touched to have this special memorial day with warm friends and strangers folding origami and thinking about Japan together. Thank you!!! This is Yuri making a beautiful one year memorial sign for our installation.
Here are some photos from my ceramic studio.Slowly but surely something is coming out from my brain ---> hands ---> Plaster casts ---> clay. I was creating different vases with faces, and the other day I realized. Oh!!! all my vases at home have faces!!! It was nice to know I was getting inspiration from some objects around my house and my everyday life! Here is some photo of my vases at home. And! For this Valentine's day Eun-ha gave me one of her art ceramic piece. I always wanted to own her piece so I was so happy. And guess what?! it was a vase with face, too!!! You can see Eun-ha's art work here --->http://www.eun-ha.com She is a true inspiration to me and a great friend. She is one of the reason that I started doing ceramic. Here is Eun-ha's Vase and a visiting artist cat Nemo.
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