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Nicosui and Harunobu Aihara: The Couple that Felts Together

Yuko and Harunobu Aihara felt together. The pair recently had a fiber sculpture exhibition called Ikimono Expo 2 at Gallery Choukou (ギャラリー澄光) near Okusawa station (on the Meguro line) that shows how creative and detailed needle felting can be. The … Continue reading

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Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016: That’s a Wrap!

Another Tokyo Art Book Fair has come and gone. Really proud of my fellow Art Byte Critiquers for their hard work. Loved their books and it’s so much fun to work with them. I’m still really interested in creating mame … Continue reading

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MaiNichi Mushroom Issue #2 Update: Casting Shiitake Sensei.

Work progresses on MaiNichi Mushroom Magazine. I’d hoped to have Issue 2 ready before now but got stuck with details about taxonomy. How much detail to include? How much to leave out? How to make it interesting? I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Birthday Zine 

I’m making a zone for my husband’s birthday. It’s themed around the story of a little fox who likes to study and collect mushrooms but slightly formatted like a lifestyle magazine. Maybe it seems odd but we live in Japan. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

This week’s photo challenge is harmony. I loved the sheet music image for the challenge post. Fascinating way to see someone’s creative thought. I can play piano but I’m not really a musician so I was glad to see the … Continue reading

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New Jewelry 2015 at 3331 Arts Chiyoda Review

The New Jewelry show at 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Dec 5-7, 2015) showcased some Japanese jewelry makers taking traditional materials and techniques into modern directions. Continue reading

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World Wide Photo Walk 2015: Tokyo, Yurakucho

It’s been a crazy last couple of weeks. The Tokyo Art Book Fair is finished, the Kanna Art Festival is over, just finished a week and a half of a short-term job, photographed the supermoon in Chiba on Sunday and … Continue reading

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