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Art Solo Exhibition in Sendai, Japan

What a journey this has been! Along the way, I have learned much and met some wonderful people. Thanks to everyone who came to my exhibition!



In the beginning, I was concerned about my Japanese, but visitors were patient and seemed to understand what I was trying to say.
I met alot of local artists as well.



My husband was a big help as he hung the show and took it down. The non-profit gallery owner also gave us some good pointers about hanging. As it is a non-profit gallery, I was required to be there everyday from opening to closing. I really enjoyed talking with visitors.
I am left with many warm memories.


Shadow Shot Sunday

Hurray! My first Solo Exhibition in Sendai, Japan went very well. I will write more on that later. Thank you to everyone who came to the exhibition!

This is my first time to join the shadow shot sunday. This is a close-up of some sunflowers I received. I like the colorful shadows in the yellow petals and the shadow on the green. See Hey Harriet's blog for links to other blogs that have joined.

Kahoku Shinpo Newspaper Interview in Sendai, Japan

Solo Exibition: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 through Sunday, August 24 at Re-bridge Edit Gallery in Sendai city.
Last Monday, August 4th, I had the chance to interview with a reporter from Sendai's local newspaper, Kahoku Shinpo. He was very kind and patient with my Japanese and adept at eloquently paraphrasing everything I said. The above pic shows the article spliced with the front page title. The small article appeared in the 12th of August evening edition which covers entertainment and lifestyles in Sendai. The article talked about my up-coming solo exhibition, my study of sumi ink and watercolor painting on rice paper, living in Mexico, and working as an ESL teacher in Japan.

I am really happy that the newspaper published this piece. In early July, I had hand-delivered an envelope with my press release, moo card and a 2.5 x 3.5 print inside. On the front of the envelope, I had pasted the solo exhibition postcard. I had a name of a reporter but expected to just d…

Evolution of a Collage with acrylic and rice paper

I started this collage last year, in the summer of 2007. It has taken me one year to finish it. That is the longest it has ever taken me to finish a collage. With this particular one, my emotions were still very raw following the death of my Father. I felt disconnected from my world and overpowered by my feelings. Hoping to communicate how I felt, I started this collage. The first image shows the collage in June 2007. The top of the collage was not melding well with the lower half. The words on her shoulder say "make the world go away." I continued to add to the piece. It eventually became a big mess as seen in the right picture. And in August 2007, I stopped working on it.

For a year it hung in my studio. I contemplated throwing it away as I did not want the reminder of the past. At the same time, I felt it was a hurdle I needed to leap. With the advent of my solo exhibition, I decided it was time to finish it. I removed as many layers of the collage as p…