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IPAT ~International Porcelain Artists and Teachers’s Show

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Awards, competition, Dragon, Fantasy, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani with tags , , , , , , on December 7, 2014 by yumi

Hi there!

I attended one of the biggest porcelain shows in Florida,  the States in August. I went there with my friend, Fresia from Bolivia.  During the show we enjoyed watching the Cirque du Soleil at Disney, going to a big shopping mall and Universal studios. We had a great time there, and after the show, we flew to Huston to Cheri Holder’s international painting studio and took two classes from my mentor, Patrizia Arvieri. I can’t write everything on this blog entry, and I will write step by step.  First of all, I want to focus on writing the IPAT show.

It was my first time to attend the show and I met a lot of Japanese porcelain artists there. I made friend with them, and it was great! I really appreciate their friendships!! Thank you, Yumiko Okumura, Etuko Hanajima, Rumi Agawa, Satomi Totten, Kazuyo Tanaka, Syuuko Kishida, Yurimi Sakashita and Sachiko Teramura. I especially had a great time with Satomi Totten! I took the same classes from patrizia Arveri at Cheri’s painting studio with her. It was so nice. All of them are so talented artists. I got a lot of influence from them. I am looking forward to seeing them again somewhere!

 

IPAT show

IPAT show

 

The show had some display tables where we can show our pieces and it also had some tables for the competition. I entered two pieces and got a silver ribbon and a bronze ribbon. It became a great memory for me.

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

 

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

 

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

 

My Bronze Ribbon

My Bronze Ribbon

 

Japanese Gold Fish

Japanese Gold Fish

 

My Silver Ribbon

My Silver Ribbon

 

I also did a demonstration of our dying art from, Kutani. It was my first time to show Kutani in the American show. Many people came up to my table and I received a lot of questions. I am so glad that may people in the States are so interested in Kutani.

 

My demo at IPAT show

My demo at IPAT show

 

My Demo at IPat Show

My Demo at IPat Show

 

I won a lottery and got two hand painted pieces by my portrait teacher, Cookie Barton! I was extremely lucky!!!!!!

 

The show was so much fun, and I am looking forward to going to the next show with Gay and Rikki!

 

 

New Attempt

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Dragon, Fantasy, Kutani, Uncategorized with tags , , on December 30, 2013 by yumi

Hi there! I painted this vase for Dixie’s 54th wedding anniversary. This is mixed of Kutani (the Japanese style) and the American style. I wanted to create an unique style for her specific occasion, and I think I did a pretty good job.

Dixie loves my ship painting and I arranged her favorite my design. I created the new style.

Happy Anniversary, Charles and Dixie! Thank you as always for doing for me!!! Love you so much!!!!

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

I think you will see a lot of this unique style kind of mixed with the Japanese style and Western style or the European style and the American style on my paintings from now on! I can’t wait to show my style of paintings more!!!!

Voyage

Posted in American Syle, Dragon, Fantasy, Jewerly Painting, landscapes, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2013 by yumi

Hi again!

I’m happy that I can show you my artwork every day, lol!

Today’s entry is “Voyage”.  I painted it for a workshop at Dixie’s.

I have several good people with whom I can enjoy painting at Dixie’s, and it’s their request plate.

Last year, I received a mention award at the international Thai convention, and this is the very similar design as the box that I got the award.

I love the design that a gold dragon is surrounding the sea and sky. I think it’s pretty neat.

Voyage

Voyage

Voyage

Voyage

Dixie’s painting people loved painting the design, and they made wonderful pieces!

Dixie's Painting People

Dixie’s Painting People

Dixie's Painting People

Dixie’s Painting People

Dixie's Painting People

Dixie’s Painting People

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Love you ladies! I’m looking forward to painting with you next year as well!!!!

A Treasure Box

Posted in American Syle, Awards, competition, Dragon, Fantasy, landscapes with tags , , , on November 30, 2012 by yumi

Hi there!

It’s getting colder here and I really miss the hot weather in Thailand.

A couple of days ago I went to a Japanese garden called Youkoukan and took some pictures. I will update my another blog with some pictures of the place soon. Please keep an eye on my another blog!

Well, today’s entry is still about the Thai convention. This one is my competition piece for a  free theme. I received a prize award at the competition with this box.

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

This box has a story which I made for the box.  A Roman marchant found an old map. He learned about the map and realized that it was a treasure map!

To discover the treasure he started going on a voyage.

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

It was really tough for him to discover the treasure, but he found where the treasure was.

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

However, if he wanted to get it, he had to fight against the golden sea dragon. He was a guard for the treasure.

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

A treasure Box

Here is the treasure! A wonderful piece of ruby pendant with lovely pearls!

Inside of the Box

Inside of the Box

Inside of the Box

Inside of the Box

Inside of the Box

Inside of the Box

My Treasure Box

My Treasure Box

Painting follow the story on the box was really fun!

I met a painter from Hong Kong. Since she watched my competition piece very carefully, I spoke to her. When I explained about my story with the box, she loved it. I also told the same story to my Australian painting friend, Ingrid with whom I went to Thailand, she also really loved my story.

Before  I received the prize award from H.E. the Privy Councillor of Thai government, I explained how and why I created this piece to him. He listened to my story and when I opened the box and showed him the inside of the box, he was just surprised at the inside painting. He told me that he really loved the story, the box painting both outside and inside. I was extremely happy.

This is the certificate for my award at the Thai conventin.

My Deploma for My Award at The Thai Convention

My certificate for My Award at The Thai Convention

 

certificate

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