Archive for October, 2012

Two Sets of Imari Plates with Vegetable Patterns

Posted in Arita, competition, Imari painting, Iroe, Japanese, Japanese Style, Sometsuke with tags , , , on October 27, 2012 by yumi

Hi, friends!

It’s getting colder here where I live in Japan, and how’s your place?  I love Japanese Autumn and I’m planning on writing about it on my another blog! If you don’t know about my another one, please check it out!

Today I want to show my last piece of “Go for Gold!”. My last one is a Imari plate.

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold

I painted  various veggies and tried to create Olympic games for veggies. I hope when you look at the plates, if they seemed to be playing against each other, I would be very happy.

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold, Imary Style, Japanese Style

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold

My Imari Plate for Go for Gold

I would like to say,  “Participating in the contests is wonderful. I participated in the Facebook contest and it’s my first time to attend the contest in porcelain in my entire life. I didn’t win, and I wasn’t chosen for the best 6 winners either, but I felt happy feelings a lot form the competition. That’s because I learned a lot through painting following the theme. It’s a really great opportunity for me to improve my creativity and painting skills at the same time. I know painting for the competition is very hard, but we can get something wonderful from the competition! Getting award isn’t the only purpose for the convention. We can improve ourselves as well as a better human. I’d love to attend a lot of competitions from now on as many as I can to improve my painting skills and creativity. I know some day I can become a better painter whom I really would love to become! Attending competition will help me a lot! I hope many people join your competition!”

Thank you so much for taking a look at my competition pieces and thank you so much for leaving a lot of warm comments, my friends! Thanks to you, I’ve been encouraged and can keep my motivation for creating new work.

I learned a lot of things through this Facebook competition, and I really would love to participate in a lot of contests as many as I can from now on to improve my painting skills. My next competition is Thai convention and it’s two weeks from now. I will report about the convention later!

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Time for Christmas Ornaments!

Posted in American Syle, Christmas, Christmas Ornaments, competition, European Style, flower painting, Miniatures, Nyon Rose with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2012 by yumi

Hi there!
How have you been? I’ve still been busy painting painting and painting, lol, but it’s my hobby, job and everything in my life!

Today I’d like to show my Christmas ornaments here. It’s one of entries for the Facebook competition, “Go for Gold”.

Since I could entry up to three, I painted three pieces for it. I didn’t win the contest, and my Thai friend won! I’m so happy for him! Congratulations, Bond!!!!

My Christmas ornaments

My Christmas ornaments, American style, European Style

I painted some National flags on some ornaments to show my theme, “Go for Gold”. If I couldn’t design some National flags on them, in that case instead of the flags, I wrote “Merry Christmas” in various languages. If I still couldn’t do that, I decorated the ornaments with National colors for some countries. My ornaments are very international. I painted some Nyon roses from Switzerland, Dresden flowers from Germany and mixed up the American style and European Style. I hope you love my ideas and the ornaments. Which one is the best ornaments for you?

Ornaments for Thailand!

Ornaments for Thailand!

This ornaments has Thai characters, Merry Christmas!

The Dresden style of ornament from Garmany

The Dresden style of ornament from Garmany

The Dresden style of ornament from Garmany

The Dresden style of ornament from Garmany

On the back side of the ornaments you can see Chinese. Back side was design for China!

The Dresden Style of Christmas Ornaments

The Dresden Style of Christmas Ornaments

Ornament from Swizerland, The Nyon style

Ornament from Swizerland, The Nyon style

The Nyon style roses from Swizerland

The Nyon style roses from Swizerland

The Nyon style roses from Swizerland

The Nyon style roses from Swizerland

I added some Merry Christmas in Korean, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese.

A Rocking House from England

A Rocking House from England

The ornament has some London scenery and a flag mixed of Japan and Korea. As I told you that Korea and Japan’s relationships are not good now. So, I wish they would be better and tried to create a new flag for us!

A Rocking House from England

A Rocking House from England

A Book Ornament from France

A Book Ornament from France

I painted the ornament from an antique card and I bought it in America with Gay. When I painted it, I really missed her because for a while I haven’t met her. I even haven’t called her for a while because I’ve been very busy painting.

A Sweets Train from America

A Sweets Train from America

The train is made by sweets, chocolates, cookies, candies and strawberry rolled cake. You can see an American-ish flag too.

A Sweets Train from America

A Sweets Train from America

Christmas Ornaments for Go for Gold

Christmas Ornaments for Go for Gold

You can see Japanese Merry Christmas, メリークリスマス on the train.

Christmas Ornaments for Go for Gold

Christmas Ornaments for Go for Gold

Book Ornaments for Go for Gold

Book Ornaments for Go for Gold

I put many languages of Merry Christmas as many as I could pop up on the three books.

Book Ornaments for Go for Gold

Book Ornaments for Go for Gold

Boxes Ornaments for a lot of countries

Box Shaped Ornaments for a lot of countries

You can just see the letters of Merry Christmas in Turkish and the flag pattern of mixed of New Zealand and Australia. I painted Canada, Spain, India, Mexico, Italy and so on.

A Pair of White Shoes from Brazil

A Pair of White Shoes from Brazil

I put my family’s names on the Christmas socks. I also painted our daughter’s first shoes and it has Brazilian national colors on them.

Nana's First Baby Shoes

Nana’s First Baby Shoes

I still remember it clearly. When our daughter, Nana started walking, her first baby shoes were white and made from a very soft animal skin.

Bird House for a Raccoon

Bird House for a Raccoon

Ooops! The house isn’t yours, Raccoon!!! We can see his barefoot and tail, lol.

Christmas Ornaments for Go for Gold

Christmas Ornaments for Go for Gold

Christmas Ornaments for Go for Gold

Christmas Ornaments for Go for Gold

I couldn’t paint ornaments for all countries, but I tried to write Merry Christmas in other languages as many as possible I can.  I know this idea is crazy, but I love the idea for Go for Gold because all of the world cerebrates Christmas like Olympic games. I saw some sad scenes of athletes  and crowd members fighting over diplomatic issues during the Olympic games. I really hope for Christmas this year this world get together and celebrate our peace.  I wish next year would be better for all of us.

Go for Gold!!!!!

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, competition, Dragon, Fantasy, Japanese Style with tags , , , , on October 13, 2012 by yumi

Hi, all! I finally came back to my art blog!!!! It’s been a while since I posted my last entry. I think it’s three months ago. Oh, my goodness. I can’t believe that. I’m sorry for that, everyone.
For these three months I have been super busy creating seven new pieces, but I really have been enjoying it! I love thinking new designs and describe my ideas on white porcelain. When I can finely express my ideas in my paintings, it’s the happiest moment for me!!

I painted three new pieces for the Facebook competition. I couldn’t post my current artwork to show my respect to the competition, but it was over last night and I can show all my competition pieces now! I’m so happy.

The competition had a theme, “Go for Gold”, and following the theme I painted my competition pieces. I’m glad I could create three new pieces for it.

My first piece is a dragon. Since the theme for the Facebook competition is “Go for Gold” and the chairperson Christine said what influence we got from the London Olympics, I concerned about it. This year’s Japanese Chinese zodiac is a dragon, and it means the London Olympics was in the dragon year. During and after the Olympic games, we had several diplomatic issues between Korea and China. First of all, after we played against Korea in the male soccor, we lost the bronze medal. A soccor player in the Korean team held a Korean flag printed “Takeshima island belongs to Korea!” and he paraded around the succor stadium carrying the flag. I was very disappointed at it because I really don’t think in the Olympic games people should show the diplomatic issues in public. After the Olympics Korean people visited the island many times and advocated that the island belonged to Korea, but I think the island has belonged to Japan for a long time. I know the area has a lot of sea resources and it’s very important for both of us, Japanese people and Korean, but it’s ours.

After the issue, next time China offended to Japan with the senkaku islands. They also advocated that the islands belongs to China, but I think the islands also have belonged to us for a long time. Chinese people protested and destroyed many Japanese companies in China. I felt very sad for the issues and I wanted to create a peaceful piece for us.

Then, an idea popped up in my mind. I painted a dragon, and he is from a Japanese countryside, my current place where I live. I painted the place with monotone colors, and tried to distinguish it from the dragon. I painted the dragon with a lot of colors, and it gave a strong impact to the dragon. After I painted the dragon, I made the dragon hold a gold medal printed with the Japanese word for “peace”, 平和.

It’s my fist time to paint a dragon, but I really enjoyed it! I’m happy that I could finely express my idea and mine has a theme, “Go for Gold!”.

I’ve been always aspire for gold, but my gold isn’t a prize in the competition. I’d really love to become a better painter and that’s my gold!

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle

My Dragon Painting with the Western Syle