March 28, 2018
Spring has truly arrived in Nagoya, the Sakura are in full bloom and in Japan that means it's time for Hanami (flower viewing). Everywhere you go you will see people sitting on blankets, tatami mats and tarps under the blooming Sakura trees, having pick nicks and sipping tea or sake. In the evenings the parks around Nagoya have lanterns scattered throughout the trees bathing the sea of flowers in a beautiful pink glow, it is like this city has turned into this magical fairytale land!
I have mostly been out and about enjoying the beauty of Japanese spring, the Sakura are only here for a short while so we enjoy it while we can :) But there has also been some precious studio time where I got to experiment with some beautiful Japanese Washi paper! I am loving the process so far, although working with paper brings a unique set of challenges but I think I'm getting to a point where I'm starting to figure out how to get the results I am looking for so keep an eye on this blog, I will be posting some pictures soon! But, because you're special, here's a little sneak peek at the stuff I'm working with ;)
I also finished the five pieces I was working on at the beginning of the year. Last week I took them out into the garden for their glamour shots. Some of these will be at the Women's Showcase at the Plastic Factory on Saturday April 14t so if you're in the Nagoya area please come out to see them in person! , Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm, tickets are ￥1500 at the door and include one drink!