Archive for the International Convention Category

My Bird Painting ~Part 2~

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Awards, birds, International Convention with tags , , on November 23, 2014 by yumi

Hi friends!

How are you doing? I have had a cold since two weeks ago, and I still can’t stop coughing. I hope tomorrow I will feel better.

Today I want to show my other bird painting. I painted this one for the Canada international porcelain convention. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get any award, I like this painting. I hope you also like it.

Since the competition theme was about Canada, I painted a Canada Goose for it.

My Canada Goose Painting

My Canada Goose Painting

 

My Canada Goose Painting

My Canada Goose Painting

 

Salon Blank International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Awards, competition, Fantasy, International Convention, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani, Modern Style with tags , , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by yumi

Hi there!

How’s the weather in your place? In Japan we are in the mid of spring, and I really enjoy it. I love spring because I was born in April. My parents told me when I was born, the cherry blossoms were full blooming. I guess that’s why I love cherry blossoms and spring.

This spring, an exciting thing happened to me. I tried to get in Salon Blank International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, and it’s my first try and got a prize to two of my pieces. Since it was my purpose to got a prize and get into the show to show my artwork ( I mean if I wouldn’t get a prize, I couldn’t get into the show.), I’m super happy 🙂

Here are my pieces.

I painted a floating bosastu. Bosatsu means buddha. We have several curving floating bosatsu in Kyoto, and when I saw them with my friend from America, I thought they were so pretty. I really wanted to paint them.  I painted the floating bosatsu with the Kutani techniques and the Western techniques.  This piece is a test piece for me to paint more floating bosatsu. I really want to paint all floating bosatsu with this idea soon! I can’t wait to show my new piece of floating bosatsu to you all!

A Floating Bosatsu

A Floating Bosatsu

 

Next one is my cat.

Jiji

Jiji

Jiji is my kitty’s name, and he came to our house last June. Since then, I really really love him. Painting Jiji was so much fun. This piece is my imagination, and we don’t have mice at home. He is really playful, and he is peering through mice to play with them or maybe to eat.

I think it’s one of the hardest parts for us painters to make our pieces closer what we imagine in our mind. I’ve always been struggling with this, but to be honest with you that’s why I love painting. Meanwhile, I really enjoyed painting Jiji, and you will see my kitty’s pieces more from now on!

Jiji

Jiji

 

Jiji

Jiji

 

Jiji

Real Jiji

I’ve gotten in the book of this art show’s collections.

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

The exhibition was in Tokyo, and I couldn’t go there.

Some of my friends who live in Tokyo took some photos of my pieces for me. So, I want to show them to you as well. Thank you very much for the photos, Yukari-san, Jiro-san, Hiroko-san, Toshio-san and Emiko-san.

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

I also bring these pieces to PAC BC convention in Canada, http://pacbcconvention.wordpress.com/

See you there soon!

 

Happy Easter!

Posted in European Style, Fantasy, flower painting, International Convention, Modern Style, Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 19, 2014 by yumi

Happy Easter, everyone!

Although in Japan most of us don’t celebrate it because most of us are Buddhists, the Easter season is the Cherry Blossoms season for us.

I bought this cute blank plate from Peter Faust. Since it’s gotten a rabbit on the plate, I thought painting Easter was a great idea. Then, I designed my style of Easter plate. I painted cherry blossoms with luster. When I ordered this plate to Peter, he said that I should NOT use luster on the plate. However, I totally forgot what he advised me and DID it…….

When I looked at what happened to my plate, I was a little bit shocked because it got a lot of tiny white spots. But, I kept painting on it, and as a result, I think the white spots added some interests to my design.

Modern Style of Easter Plate

Modern Style of Easter Plate

 

Modern Style of Easter Plate

Modern Style of Easter Plate

 

Modern Style of Easter Plate

Modern Style of Easter Plate

 

In Osaka we have several nice spots where we can enjoy viewing cherry blossoms. I designed my plate from this type of cherry blossoms called Yae-Zakura in Japanese.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

If you are interested in seeing more photos, please visit my another blog. I’ve been showing more photos on my blog post!
http://yumiyumayume.wordpress.com/

Thank you so much!

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

 

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

 

Don’t you think they are very cute and pretty? I really really love the Yae-Zakura!

I hope when you look at my Easter plate, you can feel Spring, I’m so happy!!!

I will bring this plate to PAC BA convention in Canada, http://pacbcconvention.wordpress.com/. See you there!!!

Native American Jewelry Box

Posted in American Syle, International Convention, Jewerly Painting with tags , , on August 19, 2013 by yumi

Hi all!

Today’s entry is a native American jewelry box, and I painted it for the international Mexico convention in 2013.

I did the workshop in Mexico, and I really had a great time with my students at the workshop.

Native American Jewelry Box

Native American Jewelry Box

Native American Jewelry Box

Native American Jewelry Box

My Workshop in Mexico

My Workshop in Mexico

My Workshop in Mexico

My Workshop in Mexico

A Traditional Kutani Plate in Japan

Posted in International Convention, Japanese Style, Kutani, landscapes, My Trip with tags , , , on August 1, 2013 by yumi

Hi there!

How have you been? I’ve been doing well, and started preparing my third studying abroad in America this year. I will fly to America in three weeks, and stay there for two months! I really can’t wait!

Before going back to America, I want to update my art blog as many as I can.

Today’s blog entry is “Kutani”. I painted this plate for the international Mexico convention this year.

When I showed it to people in Mexico, most of them were so interested in our classical and traditional style, Kutani because it’s their first time to see the Kutani style in person. Many people in Mexico said the colors on the plate were very unique. Yes, they are!!! That’s because they are made from glass. Only Kutani uses the colors made from glass in Japan.  I’m really glad that many people became interested in Kutani.

Kutani

Kutani Plate

They said the green color on the plate was so lovely, and I totally agree with them. I’m very proud of our this art form, Kutani and the colors.

I’m so glad that I could introduce Kutani to people in Mexico, and they really loved my plate!

Kutani

A rare side of a Kutani plate

Kutani

Kutani Plate

I donated this plate to the convention, and one of the Mexican ladies has kept it. I’m really happy that my plate is in Mexico!

Japanese Noh Masks

Posted in American Syle, International Convention, Japanese, Japanese Style, Uncategorized with tags , on July 11, 2013 by yumi

Hi friends!

It’s been a while since I posted the last blog entry. In Japan it’s getting hotter and more humid, and the weather makes me tired easily.

I hope everyone is fine and having fun.

I painted this vase for the Mexico convention in 2013, and hopefully everyone likes it.

Japanese Noh Masks

Noh Masks

I painted Japanese Noh masks on a vase to show off a part of Japanese culture.

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

The gold parts are raised paste and gold work.

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

It’s my first time to paint Japanese objects with the Western techniques, but it was so much fun! I enjoyed designing, painting and everything!

I have several ideas about Japanese objects, and I gradually want to show my new ideas from now on!

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

Posted in Christmas Ornaments, International Convention with tags on June 30, 2013 by yumi

Hi there!

Today is the last day of June in Japan, and I think time flies. How are you doing today?

Around a month ago I went to Mexico to attend the international porcelain art convention for the first time with my Thai friend, Bond. I left Gay’s on the 18th of April and flew to Atlanta to meet Bond. The Mexico convention started on the 20th, and my Cuban mom Ivonne told us that we should go to Mexico two days earlier to enjoy sightseeing. We stayed in Mexico from 18th to 26th and had a wonderful time with our friends!

The following day when we arrived in Mexico city we met a lot of painting people from many countries in South America.

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

After breakfast at the hotel where we stayed, we enjoyed a tour in Mexico city.

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The river cruise reminded me of the international Thai convention in 2012. At the time I was with my dear Australian friend, Ingrid. I suddenly became miss her a lot. I hope I can go to the next Mexican convention with Ingrid and Bond again!

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

I ate real Mexican food for the first time at lunch!

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The original Mexican food was completely different from American Tex Mex. I like both of them.

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

This black one was extremely spicy for me, and I couldn’t eat it.

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

I became good friends with Iris from Israel and Anna from France! They were good friends each other before I met them, and communicating with each other in Portuguese. Since I can handle only English and Japanese, when I communicated with them, I spoke to them in English. I thought English was so important for me to communicate with International friends. On the other hand, in Mexico, Spanish was very important for me to communicate with people. I hope I can have some time to start studying some basic words in Spanish.

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

The International Mexico Porcelain Art Convention in 2013

Next, we went to see pyramids  in Teotihuacan.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

I looked around Teotihuacan with Yukari-san from Japan. She is one of Mori-sensei’s students who lived in Mexico for two years and learned porcelain painting there. I met the Mori-sensei’s group in Mexico.

My Dear International Friends

My Dear International Friends

Frecia from Bolivia became one of my closest international friends at the Mexico convention. We spent most of the time together in Mexico, and she will stop by my house in November with her husband on the way to the Thai Mega Convention in 2013. She and I are planning on going to IPAT show in America next year, and I will visit her in Bolivia next year!

The following day, we went to Taxco, and the place was my favorite! I really want to go back there again when I go back to Mexico next time!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Bond and I were so excited to walk around the city. Both of us loved the town. Thank you so much, Ivonne and Lety, to take us to the place!!

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Mexico has a lot of cathedrals, and most of them are really pretty.

Taxco

Taxco

Every year Taxco has a competition of silver. They are award pieces of the competition. I saw a lot of silver shops. Since I love silver earrings, I really enjoyed shopping!

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Most of silver statues are so artistic!

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

While eating lunch, we enjoyed seeing Mexican dance.

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco

My Dearest Mexican Friends with My Cuban mom and Bond

My Dearest Mexican Friends with My Loveliest Cuban mom and Bond

This Convention's Presidents, Ivonne and Lety

This Convention’s Presidents, Ivonne and Lety

We also enjoyed sightseeing next day. We went to several plantations. One of them related to Japanese people. Before WW2, several Japanese people including doctors, lawyers and engineers, moved to Mexico and they started plantations. They mainly produced cottons.

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

I love her and her outfit! She is a Mexican porcelain artist and always has been waring traditional Mexican clothes. She is so beautiful! She came to my demo at the convention too!

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Most of plantations had cathedrals to educate people. Cathedrals were kind of schools for people.

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

One of the plantations where Lety and Ivonne took us had several interesting wall paintings relate to a religion, cathoric.

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

Plantation

The following day, finally the international convention in Mexico started! I was very excited! Mexican painters are so fashionable and elegant!

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

My Dear Friend, Fericia's Piece

My Dear Friend, Fericia’s Piece

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

My Dear Friend, Catari's Pieces

My Dear Friend, Catari’s Pieces

My Teacher, Thais's Pieces

My Teacher, Thai’s Pieces

My Teacher, Thais's Pieces

My Teacher, Thais’s Pieces

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

My Dearest Teacher and Cuban Mom, Ivonne's Pieces

My Dearest Teacher and Cuban Mom, Ivonne’s Pieces

My Dearest Teacher and Cuban Mom, Ivonne's Pieces

My Dearest Teacher and Cuban Mom, Ivonne’s Pieces

My Japanese Painting Friend, Yukari-san and Her Piece

My Japanese Painting Friend, Yukari-san and Her Piece

My Demo Piece and Workshop Piece for the Mexico Convention

My Demo Piece and Workshop Piece for the Mexico Convention

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

My Exhibition Pieces for the Mexico Convention

My Exhibition Pieces for the Mexico Convention

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

My Dearest Friend, Iris's Pieces

My Dearest Friend, Iris’s Pieces

Iris made white porcelain bottoms and painted on them. She is very creative!!!

My Dearest International Brother Bond and His Thai Friends' Pieces

My Dearest International Brother Bond and his Thai friends’ pieces

My Dearest Friend, Lety's Piece

My Dearest Friend, Lety’s Piece

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

My Dear Friend and Lety's Sis, Malusa's Piece

My Dear Friend and Lety’s Sis, Malusa’s Piece

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

My Dear Friend, Carola's Pieces

My Dear Friend, Carola’s Pieceds

My Dear Friend, Chichi's Pieces

My Dear Friend, Chichi’s Pieces

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

The International Porcelain Art Convention in Mexico, 2013

We stayed at a 5 stars hotel, Camino Real Sumiya during the convention. The hotel is famous for a beautiful Japanese building. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g150797-d169771-Reviews-Camino_Real_Sumiya-Cuernavaca_Central_Mexico_and_Gulf_Coast.html

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

Camino Real Sumiya Hotel

I shared a room with my Cuban mom, Ivonne. Although she was extremely busy for organizing her convention because she was one of the presidents, she took care of me a lot. I really really appreciate it. Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality, Ivonne!

Thai's Workshop

Thais’s Workshop

I took a workshop from Thais, Brazil. Her techniques were very unique and interesting. I learned a lot from her. Thank you so much for teaching me, Thais! I’m looking forward to meeting you again somewhere, and can paint with you again!!!

Thai's Workshop

Thais’s Workshop

We painted the piece that seems to be the universe. Since I had to do my demo during taking her workshop, I couldn’t finish my piece. The picture is painted by Thais.  I took the workshop with Frecia and painted sitting next to her. It was so much fun! Thank you, Frecia!

Thai's Workshop

Thai’s Workshop

The Cocktail Party for the Mexico Convention

The Cocktail Party for the Mexico Convention

The second night for the convention, we had the cocktail party for the convention. Since I didn’t prepare an appropriate dress for the party, I was a bit embarassed. I really thought I should bring at least a kimono. Next time, I will do it. Many people showed off their countries traditional clothes, and it was very interesting for me.

Malusa was pretending an ancient Mexican person

Malusa was pretending an ancient Mexican person

Frecia from Bolivia

Frecia from Bolivia

Lety, Terry, Malusa from Mexico, Catari from Guatemala, Frecia from Bolivia and Ivonne from Cuba

Lety, Terry, Malusa from Mexico, Catari from Guatemala, Frecia from Bolivia and Ivonne from Cuba

Three Ladies from Venezuela

Three Ladies from Venezuela

I wanted to talk to the three ladies from Venezuela more, but since I don’t understand Spanish, I couldn’t communicate with them. Hopefully, I can improve my Spanish a little bit to understand what they speak next time.

Three Bolivian Ladies, Chichi, Carola and Frecia

Three Bolivian Ladies, Chichi, Carola and Frecia

Bond from Thailand and Ivonne from Cuba

Bond from Thailand and Ivonne from Cuba

Japanese Ladies from a Mori-sensi's Group

Japanese Ladies from a Mori-sensi’s Group

International Group

International Group

The Cactail Party

The Cacktail Party

I taught a piece of jewelry at the convention. They are my dearest students! Thank you so much for taking my workshop, dear!!!

My Students at my Workshop

My Students at my Workshop

When I saw my teacher, Ivonne, I was very inspired by her. She told me that she wanted to improve her skills that’s why she took my workshop. She is MY TEACHER, but I really think great teachers never stop learning! She is the greatest example, and of course she was the best students .

My Students at my Workshop

My Students at my Workshop

Lety and Ivonne took us to a down town during the convention.

Down Town

Down Town

Down Town

Down Town

Down Town

Down Town

At a Teater

At a Theater

We enjoyed looking around the down town, and we stopped by a theater. The play was very interesting even though I didn’t understand Spanish at all. It was very poetic, abstract and artistic.

At a Fancy Restaurant

At a Fancy Restaurant

After that we ate at a very fancy restaurant to celebrate Ivonne and Frecia’s birthdays! Happy Birthday two of you!!!

Bond's Demo

Bond’s Demo

The last day I took my dearest international brother, Bond’s demo. He demonstrated how to paint portraits at first fire very well. I learned a lot of things from him. He is a great artist and teacher. I’m looking forward to taking his other demos from now on! Great work, Bond! Thank you so much!!!

Bond's Demo

Bond’s Demo

Bond's Demo

Bond’s Demo

Last night of the convention was the Gala dinner. I sat with the Japanese group. They were very nice people and I had a great time with them.

The Japanese Table at the Gara Dinner

The Japanese Table with Mori-sensei at the Gala Dinner

The Gara Dinner

The Gala Dinner

The Gara Dinner

The Gala Dinner

The Gara Dinner

The Gala Dinner

The Gara Dinner

The Gala Dinner

After dinner, people started dancing! Watching it was so much fun!

The Gara Dinner

The Gala Dinner

The Gara Dinner

The Gala Dinner

The Gara Dinner

The Gala Dinner

The following day, Frecia, Catari, Bond and I went back to Mexico city. I enjoyed sightseeing again with Frecia and her friend.

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

On the 26th very early morning, Bond and I flew to Atlanta again. When I arrived in Atlanta, my dearest American parents, Dixie and Charles were waiting for me to pick me up at the airport. After that I took a great painter, Birgit Porter’s lesson with Gay and Dixie in Atlanta, but I want to write about it in the other blog entry.

The Mexico convention was really awesome! It was so organized and full of hospitality. I saw a lot of great artwork at the convention. I shared my techniques and I also learned a lot from other artists. Both presidents, Lety and Ivonne took care of us very well and we could enjoy both sightseeing and the convention. I really loved it and I want to go back to the next convention. I hope Gay can go with me next time!

I met a lot of porcelain artists at the convention and became friends with them. I love traveling around the world and meet new people because I can improve myself! Thank you so much, Ivonne, for inviting me to such the great convention! Tank you so much everyone whom I met at the convention too!!! See you next time there!!!

-Yumi