Category Archives: inspiration

Creating Community and Artist Books. An Interview with Joan Birkett

Joan Birkett, an artist from the UK, has collaborated several times with Art Byte Critique. Currently, she is part of the UK contingent sharing a table with Art Byte Critique at the Tokyo Art Book Fair Ginza Edition at Sony … Continue reading

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Interview with Carol Miller about Artist Books

I haven’t met Carol Miller in person… yet. But through another artist, Joan Birkett, we’ve collaborated on a couple of art book exhibitions. Carol is also a very talented illustrator. Her graphite drawings for Drawlloween 2018 are amazing. I was … Continue reading

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Write Cycle August. The Results and the Review

For August I decided to try an Instagram writer’s challenge where you do a writing-related photo every day. I thought it would be a good way to focus on the writing habit. Here’s the gallery of the photos with a … Continue reading

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Eminently Re-watchable

Sometimes you like a movie but you only need to watch it once. And then there are the movies that you watch over and over again. I have two categories of re-watchable movies: laundry movies, things I play while I … Continue reading

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Bromeliad Mini-Location Shoot

One bromeliad terrarium creates photoshoots for four different types of movies. The shop Bromeliads in Okusawa opened last year. It’s a cute shop selling bromeliads (mainly airplants) and terrarium items such as glass containers, dishes, bits of wood, sand and … Continue reading

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My 10 Sites and Stories of the Week~ June 10

Just in time for the weekend, here is a top 10 list of websites or stories I found interesting. How to Keep a Travel Journal on The Pen Company website Post writer, Lucy, writes a great post about making a … Continue reading

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Birthday Zine Update: Mai Nichi Mushroom Cover

I’ve almost got the cover completed. I want to add a fox behind the mushrooms or looking up at them as if they are gigantic. I used the illustration I posted about yesterday. I scanned the sketch and then applied … Continue reading

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Inspired by Dr. Suess and Drawing Lab- My Interpretation of a Suessian Landscape

Been a weird kinda day. Cold and rainy and projects stopping and starting. Did some writing and then decided to take a break by doing an exercise with Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists by Carla Sonheim. I used “Lab … Continue reading

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Chopin, Rain and My Neighbourhood

Walking to Jiyugaoka in the rain. It’s cold but I’m dressed warmly and have waterproof foot ware. I’m a bit bored so I play some music, but what to play on a rainy-misty day? It’s cold and gray and then … Continue reading

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Wonder Drawer

Wonder Drawer Hello carefully curated space My museum of memories. When everything else is chaos and overflowing. You have been my constant calm Though you changed shape as I moved from place to place. You used to be a jar … Continue reading

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