I’ve been wanting to post about a blog that I love – Spoon and Tamago. It’s based in Tokyo and NYC. The posts that are my favorites are written by the editor in chief, Johnny Strategy…love his name!
The blog shares Japanese designs, art, and architecture. It is so fascinating. Let me share some of the posts. For more information on these, click on the image and it will take you to the original post on Spoon and Tamago.
Postcards for the New Year are huge in Japan and are mostly themed around the Chinese zodiac. So for 2015, it’s the year of the sheep.
Paintings that spill off the canvas onto the wall.
The custest tea bag holder ever:
Amazing bouquets of flowers frozen in ice:
Cats and sushi…
Goldfish in bubble wrap:
Goldfish in bubble wrap
The site also has a shop that carries some of the items they post about.
Thanksgiving Studio Sale in Volcano
Clayton Amemiya and I are having a sale Thanksgiving weekend in Volcano. He made some fabulous new teapots and I’ll have new work.
We’ll be open:
Friday, November 29 from 10 AM – 3 PM
Saturday, November 30 from 10 AM – 3 PM
Just click on the link for a Google Map to our gallery without walls: 19-4218 Kekoa Nui Blvd.
I’ve been following the Spoon and Tamago blog on Japanese design and culture. It’s so interesting to see art through another aesthetic.
I love this piece on the Tokujin Yoshioka Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.
Here’s my favorite photo from the article.
Congratulations to my good friend, Kathy Beal. Her image is on the cover of the latest issue of Photograph magazine. Kathy is one of the most committed and expressive artists I know. Her abstracts from photographs are stunning. The one on the cover is one of my favorites…it’s vibrancy is striking.
Click on the photograph to find out more.
During the Thanksgiving weekend, many artists show their work in their homes around the Village.
I was able to sneek out for a quick peek at my favorites and I wanted to share two of them.
I visited Mary and Ken Goodrich’s home and loved their latest folios. They were exquisitely printed sets of black and white images. They are truly a talented couple and very generous in sharing knowledge.
I’ve been admiring is Rising Mist, one of Mary’s images. I now am a proud owner of a matted print.
Rising Mist by Mary Goodrich
The image is on her home page. Here’s a link to Mary’s site: http://www.marygoodrich.com/Mary_New_Site/Home.html. And a link to their photo retreat site: http://hawaiiphotoretreat.com/HPR_2012_Site/Home.html
Lisa Louise Adams is one of the most productive artists I know. She made these fun mini-vases – hundreds of them. I had to have one and found that it’s perfect to display tiny, delicate cigar flowers. Here’s a link to her site: http://www.lisalouiseadams.com/
I’ve been enjoying Kat Sloma’s photography blog. She so generously shares information about photography with helpful lessons that inspire. Recently, she organized a postcard swap called Liberate Your Art 2012. The instructions were simple, you send in six cards with postage to Kat in Corvallis, Oregon. I’m not sure how she did this, but she mailed each of the 193 artists five cards plus one of hers.
Here are the stats of participation:
1152 individual pieces of art liberated
193 artists participating
11 countries represented
Here are the wonderful cards I received.
The card with the four happy singing birds was from Joanna Crompton in New Zealand who contacted me via Facebook. Here’s a link to her blog: http://joslittlepictures.wordpress.com/ I was able to send her a postcard and hope to keep in touch with her by following her blog and FB posts.
Please let me know if you sent the other cards I received. I will add your info to this post.
I love that these artists came together with nothing more than an interest in sharing. Thank you, Kat Sloma!
This was shared by Patti Digh. She’s a great writer and shares the best stuff.
Believe in Reincarnation by Greenpeace.
Here is a link to a fabulous poster campaign for Greenpeace. Love the imagery. Beautiful design.