Archive for December, 2011

A Birthday Plate

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting with tags , , on December 31, 2011 by yumi

Hello, friends. How have you been spending your holidays? I’m in my husband’s parents house with my family right now. In Japan New Year is more important than Christmas.  We enjoy family bonding both in Obon season and this season.  After I spend a couple of days with his parents, I will stop by my parents’ house. We will go back to our area where we live with my parents. They will stay at our house for a few days.

This is my last post for this year.  I painted it for my cousin’s baby daughter. He got a first baby this October. So, I painted it for him and his daughter as her birthday plate. I hope they love it. I really appreciate that many people visited my blog. I received many comments from all over the world.  After I started this blog, I’ve been able to keep on motivating for painting. It’s really good for me. Please keep on an eye on my blog next year too!

Happy New Year, everyone! I really hope new year will be better than this year for everybody!

-Yumi

A Deer Plate for My Cosin's Baby Daugther

A Fawn Plate for My Cousin's Baby Daugther

A Deer Plate for My Cousin's Baby Daugther

A Fawn Plate for My Cousin's Baby Daugther

Rose Painting Matching Cup and Saucer Sets For My Mom-In-Law (My Husband’s Mom)

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Okura Japanese Tableware with tags , , on December 28, 2011 by yumi

Hi, there. How have you been? How did you spend Christmas holidays for this year? I’m doing fine and took my last classes for this year both in Tokyo and Kanazawa City a couple of days ago.  I really enjoyed hanging out with my friends who love to paint and painting teachers.

How was this year for you?  It was great for me.  I had a lot of experiences through both my Japanese painting schools and American schools. I met a lot of new people there. I leaned a lot. I really think that I could improve my painting skills a lot this year.

Meanwhile, I’d like to show my mother- in- law’s matching cup and saucer set today.  I painted roses on Japanese Okura Tableware. She loves china, so she really liked them.  I’ve been painting five Imari  plates for her right now. When I finish painting them, I will show them next time.

A Cup and Saucer Set With European Style Landscape Paintings on Okura Japanese Tableware

A Cup and Saucer Set With European Style roses Paintings on Okura Japanese Tableware

A Cup and Saucer Set With European Style roses Paintings on Okura Japanese Tableware

A Cup and Saucer Set With European Style roses Paintings on Okura Japanese Tableware

A Cup and Saucer Set With European Style roses Paintings on Okura Japanese Tableware

A Cup and Saucer Set With European Style roses Paintings on Okura Japanese Tableware

Front view of a European style rose on Okura Japanese Tableware

Front view of a European style rose on Okura Japanese Tableware

Rear View of a European Style Rose on Okura Japanese Tableware

Rear View of a European Style Rose on Okura Japanese Tableware

Interior View of A European Style Painting on Okura Japanese Tableware

Interior View of A European Style Painting on Okura Japanese Tableware

Interior View of A European Style Painting on Okura Japanese Tableware
Front View of a European Style Rose on Okura Japanese Tableware

Front View of a European Style Rose on Okura Japanese Tableware

Rear View of a European Style Rose on Okura Japanese Tableware

Rear View of a European Style Rose on Okura Japanese Tableware

Interior View of A European Style Painting on Okura Japanese Tableware

Interior View of A European Style Painting on Okura Japanese Tableware

A European Style Rose Painting on Okura Japanese Tableware

A European Style Rose Painting on Okura Japanese Tableware

A European Style Rose Painting on Okura Japanese Tableware

A European Style Rose Painting on Okura Japanese Tableware

A Nabeshima Plate For My American Mom

Posted in Arita, flower painting, Imari painting, Iroe, Japanese, Japanese Style, Nabeshima, Sometsuke with tags , , , , on December 15, 2011 by yumi

I’d like to show my Nabeshima plate today. I painted it for my American mom! Yes, actually, I have three moms in America!!! I hope she loves it.

As you know, Nabeshima is a part of Imari paint. I copied it from an old Nabeshima. The red flowers are dandelions. I don’t know why they are red.

I will send it to my American mom as one of Christmas gifts. Although I can’t spend Christmas days with her and her family, instead of me, the plate will spend the time with them. I will meet her two months from now in America again! So, I don’t miss her. We can chat on Facetime with our iPads whenever we want. I really look forward to meeting her again next year! Miss you, Gay!

Front View of a Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Plate

Front View of a Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Plate

Front View of A Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Front View of A Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rare view of Nabeshima Plate with A Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rear view of Nabeshima Plate with A Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rare view of Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rear view of Naveshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rear View of A Nabeshima Plate with A Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rear View of a Nabeshima Plate with A Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

My Dresden Plate #4

Posted in Dresden, European Style, flower painting with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2011 by yumi

Hello, friends. How have you been? I’ve been doing good, but I had been very busy for taking many painting classes both in Tokyo and Osaka. That’s why I couldn’t update my blog entry for a while.
I’d like to show my Dresden plate today. I’ve been practicing Dresden for a while. Before I started to focus on painting Dresden, I didn’t like painting it. However, after finishing 5 plates, I came to like painting it! Although I’ve painted 7 plates, I’d love to paint more Dresden plates! I hope I’ve been improving my painting skills in Dresden.

My Dresden Plate #4

My Dresden Plate #4

My Dresden Plate #4

My Dresden Plate #4

My Dresden Plate #4

My Dresden Plate #4

I fire my Dresden plates only once. I like the style, but I’m curious about other techniques. Of course, I’d like to improve my painting skills. So, I’m planning to take some classes of Dresden in America next year.