07 February 2010

おみやげ

here are some nice things my friends brought me back from Japan! a nice canvas Muji bag (in the middle of the 2nd picture), a great japanese art book (done by 3 combined artists, sharing thoughts, drawings, photos, and treasures), and a ceramic totoro my friend made for me in her ceramics class!










...i want to say a big THANK YOU for all your support and encouragement! my First Friday experience at the drawing fundraiser was very fun! me and a bunch of the students were drawing live models for a couple of hours and people came in and out of the studio to observe and donate some money for our organization. this is the only picture from the night, as my sister stopped by and took a picture with her phone. in the end, i ended up selling a couple of my drawings! i felt like it was my first real experience as a true artist. i'm proud of myself and so happy i did it :-)

20 comments:

ME BUDDHA BANANA said...

hey hey, great JOB! love the collage you did.

marie said...

thats great the first friday thing went well - and congrats on selling some work!
i love muji, why won't they open a store in aus? oh well. the last pic from the book is beautiful, and your totoro is too of course -)

Fine Little Day said...

Congrats to you :)!
That ceramic Totoro is cute, love the bok too.

shleepy said...

EHHH? Totoro!! ;3
I really love those collages.
glad the first Friday experience was a good one. hopefully many more to come, ne? ;o

Anonymous said...

I am really interested in fine arts, esp model drawing but i dont have a chance to study it. =(

can you post some of your drawings here? ^^

Anonymous said...

Hi Aron.
that most interesting book!,
What do you call this book?
kisses and congratulations!
Marcela

jenna said...

oh my, i love the ceramic totoro! all of this is so nice, and you took absolutely beautiful pictures of them!

Tish said...

I love the Muji bag! Singapore has Muji too, but have no idea if they have it :(

Danli said...

those filled notebooks are so lovely
hi totoro: )

See Hear Say said...

well done, congratulations! sooo.. are we going to see your drawings soon here?

L said...

I got that exact same bag (but without the imprinted words) in singapore :)

Heart that ceramic totoro too.

Hila said...

Congratulations! That's a huge achievment, you famous artist you :)

v. said...

I LOVE EVERYTHING, THE BAG, THE COLLAGE BOOK, AND THE TOTORO.

I'M DISCOVERING YOUR BLOG, AND IT SEEMS VERY POETIC AND PRETTY, AS I LIKE.

COMING BACK SOON

Ana Laura Perez said...

Congrats!
May i have more info about that book? i saw its cover before at Eris blog and it intrigued me, its interior intrigued me more! id love to know its title , editors or ISBN
Much thanks!
Ana

Make it Easy said...

Ana;
unfortunately i can not read any kanji, so i cant tell you much what it says about the book.
but it did give one website that may help...
http://www.littlemore.co.jp

\@-@/ said...

aron! congratulations on First Friday! ^^

those gifts from japan are awesome.
the book looks really really interesting. are those flowers real or printed? looks like they were freshly picked and taped on the book!

Hello Sandwich said...

Hello! Ohisashiburi desu! I miss you!
I was thinking about you when I was in Tokyo just now!
Hey I have that gorgeous book too! Beautiful isn't it! Japanese books are so inspiring and delightful. I love everything - the paper stock, the layout, the little belly band, the smell...
ahh! And books on mass in book shops look so pretty!
I can't wait till you post some pictures of your drawing! I also want to buy one of your photos one day!
Hope you are well lovely.
Love Love
Hello (omote)sando
xxx

Anna said...

Hi! I like reading your blog!

Make it Easy said...

ebonychan!
hontouhisashiburidesune!!!
i miss you too! HOW IS TOKYO?????
i cant wait to see your future blog posts
wow, you have the book too?? what a coincedence!

anna:
thank you so much! i appreciate it!

Ana Laura Perez said...

Hi!
Its me again, is there any email i could write you to?
Mines bang_bags@hotmail.com i wanted to ask you something!
Much thanks
Ana