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Nyon Style

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Miniatures, Nyon Rose, Uncategorized on July 16, 2016 by yumi

Hello there! How are you spending this weekend? I hope you all are having fun!

Today I will show you my Nyon painting. I haven’t painted this style for a while and it was good for me to practice it.

I got the porcelain in the States a couple of years ago. Small porcelain is always good for painting Nyon style. When you get some small porcelain, I suggest you to try out the Nyon style! Your white porcelain will look very cute in it!

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

These are fired once and painted with fat oil. I hope you like my style of Nyon.

Have a lovely weekend! See you next week here again!

 

-Yumi

 

 

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Yumi’s Adventures in Tennessee!

Posted in European Style, flower painting, My Trip, Nyon Rose with tags , , , , on December 28, 2013 by yumi

Hi all!

Today I want to write about my adventures in Tennessee. I know it will be a long entry. I still have one more long adventures with Rikki, and I will write about it later.

First of all, I show you my work shop piece at Linda’s.

Nyon Roses Plate

Nyon Roses Plate

Nyon Roses Plate

Nyon Roses Plate

Linda is my Tennessee mom #1 (I have another Linda Tennessee mom #2), and I met her at Tybee this year.

I had a work shop at Linda’s in Tennessee, and we painted the Nyon style. I stayed at her house for a while, and she took me to several cool places. I think Tennessee is one of the coolest places in America!

Linda's Painting people

Linda’s Painting people

Linda's Painting people

Linda’s Painting people

We enjoyed painting with the Nyon style and they made beautiful wall pockets with the Nyon roses!

One of Linda's Painting People's Work

One of Linda’s Painting People’s Work

They added some gold work after they fired the wall pockets.

After the workshop, Linda took me to several places and I show you where I visited.

First, she took me to the TeaPot Museum!!!!! It was a dreaming place for me. Can you imagine, at the museum we can see tons of hand painted teapots for free!!!! Linda has a good friend who can explain about each teapot’s history. I enjoyed listening to the stories. The museum is the biggest teapot museum in the world. Although I can’t post all pictures of the teapots, I post some of them. The place is in Tennessee, and if you are interested in seeing them, you should go there! I’m sure for all porcelain painters, the museum is a dreaming place! Thank you so much, Linda for taking me to the place!!!

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

This is the rich guy’s house who owned the bunch of teapots. He donated his collections from all over the world to the museum.

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

The Tea Pot Museum in Tennessee

Then we visited a country market. It was the just my image of old fashioned American market plate.

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Inside of the shop was so neat. It just looked like a museum even though it was an actual shop. I just felt like I went back to 40’s, 50’s in America.

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Old Fashioned American Country Market

Tom and Linda took me to a battle place of civil war between Alabama and Tennessee.

It’s my first time to visit a battle place.

Civil War Battle Plave

Civil War Battle Plcve

In South we can see a lot of civil war battle places and museums. You can see a lot of cannons on the battle places.

Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

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Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

When you go South, you still can see this flog a lot. This flog was the symbol for South in America at that time.

Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

I thought when we lived in the Civil War era, my Michigan moms, Gay, Emilie and Kay were Yankees, and my friends^\[ from North and from South fought against each other. The thought made me really awkward.

Civil War Battle Place

Civil War Battle Place

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Do you know that rockabilly was born in Tennessee? Isn’t it neat?

Linda also took me to the rockabilly museum, and it was pretty cool!

Rockabilly Museum

Rockabilly Museum

Rockabilly Museum

Rockabilly Museum

A very popular rockabilly song, Blue Souse

A very popular rockabilly song, Blue Soes

The inside of the museum was full of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and other rockabilly singer’s items.

Rockabilly Museum

Rockabilly Museum

Yumi is playing the dram belongs to Elvis Band member!

Yumi is playing the drum belongs to the Elvis Band member!

The most exciting thing at the museum was I could play the drum belongs to the Elvis band member. I forgot the drummer’s name, though. Isn’t it cool?!

Rockabilly Museum

Rockabilly Museum

Can you see my autograph? All visitors can write down their names on a wall, and I’m the first person who wrote down the name in Japanese!!! I don’t think many Japanese people have visited the place. I’m so so lucky!!!

Blue glass

Bluegrass

Tennessee is a music state and we can listen to bluegrass music in front of a shop. I listened to people enjoying playing bluegrass music at the country store. I thought it was really neat!

The last spot in Tennessee is Nashville!!!! It was one of my dreaming places for a long time, and I’m so happy that I could get there!

Nashville is a mecca of country music. Some day I want to go to a real country music concert in Nashville!  Tennessee is a really music state relates to bluegrass, rockabilly and country music!

Nashville

Nashville

Nashville

Nashville

Nashville

Nashville

I love this kind of American joke, lol.

Nashville

Nashville

Nashville was a huge town. I thought the bike was a great idea for tourists!

The Nashville Country Music Museum

The Nashville Country Music Museum

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Tom, Linda and I visited the country music museum. I learned a lot of history of country music there.

The Nashville Country Music Museum

The Nashville Country Music Museum

I don’t think Reba is popular in Japan, but she is one of the most feature artists in America.

The Nashville Country Music Museum

The Nashville Country Music Museum

The Nashville Country Music Museum

The Nashville Country Music Museum

I forgot who was the owner of the car, but I thought this was the American car. I don’t think we can drive such the huge car in Japan, lol. We don’t have enough space to park the car.

The Nashville Country Music Museum

The Nashville Country Music Museum

The Nashville Country Music Museum

The Nashville Country Music Museum

For American people it might be difficult to realize that how big your museums are, but from the Japanese point of view, the museum was gigantic. The museum has displayed a lot of stuff like such the big Cadillacs or Elvis’s piano or whatever.

Elvis's Piano

Elvis’s Piano

The Country Music Museum

The Country Music Museum

I really enjoyed exploring in Tennessee. Thank you so much for everything, Linda, Tom and Jill!!!

I’m looking forward to visiting to Tennessee again next year!

Merry Chirstmas!

Posted in Christmas, European Style, flower painting, fruit painting, Miniatures, Nyon Rose with tags , , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by yumi

Merry Christmas, my dear friends!

I’m very sorry that I hadn’t updated my blog posts for a long time. Two months ago, I returned to Japan from my last studying abroad in America this year. I felt like burned out for a while and became lazy gradually.  I apologize it to you all. I started blogging again, and I will show you what I learned in America and what I did there one by one.

In Japan today is a Christmas eve and tomorrow is a Christmas day. Did you receive some gifts from Santa?

In my case, I received a wonderful gift from Santa this summer!

This summer, our friend, Zach from America stayed at our house for two months. One day he found a kitten, and our daughter named him Jiji. He was only 6 weeks old.

He is a very playful kitten and he turns 8 month old. He turned out a very handsome tubby cat. I’m enjoying being a mom again for him.

I painted his teeth box, and this is one of my newest artwork. I hope you like it.

I love porcelain painting because we can paint any kinds of shaped thing like this teeth box. I think painting only on round dishes or square tiles are quite boring. I love designing for the different shaped porcelain and painting on them. I really think it’s one of fun things for porcelain painters.

Jiji's Teeth Box

Jiji’s Teeth Box

Jiji's Teeth Box

Jiji’s Teeth Box

When I found Jiji’s baby teeth, I thought painting a box to keep his baby teeth was a wonderful idea. I got the white box from one of my American moms in Michigan, Kay. Thank you so much for the box, Kay!

Jiji's Baby Teeth

Jiji’s Baby Teeth

Jiji 6 Weeks Old

Jiji 6 Weeks Old

Jiji 7 Months Old

Jiji 7 Months Old

Thank you for visiting my art blog again.  I hope you have the best Christmas ever this year! Merry Christmas!!!

Love,

Yumi

Wall Pockets with The Nyon Style

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Miniatures, Nyon Rose with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by yumi

Hell friends!

Thank you so much for taking a look at my pansies and peals plate that I posted yesterday. It recorded over 400 footprints from all over the world only for a day, and I really appreciate it.  I’m very glad!

Today I post my other newest work.

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

The Nyon style is dying art form like kutani in Japan. It’s from Switzerland and I really love these tiny flowers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helga’s Merry-Go-Round

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, European Style, Fantasy, flower painting, Nyon Rose with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2012 by yumi

Hi there!

This is my last piece relates to the Thai convention. After I post pictures of this piece, I want to write about the convention in another entry.

This is my another competition piece for the Thai convention. The category had a theme and I had to paint about Thai culture. It was very difficult to paint Thai culture. I though and thought and thought, but I couldn’t design it. One day when I posted I couldn’t think any idea about Thai culture on Facebook, my dear friend Ingrid gave me an interesting idea. My other dear friend, Helga also posted some Thai paintings on her wall.
Then, I thought I would paint elephants because I knew that elephants were very special creatures in Thailand.

I painted a mother white elephant and a baby elephant with some Nyon roses, the Switzerland painting style. I wanted to combine my favorite painting style with Thai culture. I know Helga comes from Switzerland and lives in Thailand now. So, I thought I might be able to design something interesting like Helga’s life. I thought it might be interesting to design an elephant merry-g0-round because the place was very exotic Thailand! Thailand might have some elephant merry-go-rounds. Who knows?

However, I really think I screwed up the design even though the thought was great. When I told  this idea while showing my plate to Ingrid in Thailand, She really loved this idea, but she suggested which parts were wrong. I really appreciated to her. Mine seems to be very childish and I couldn’t express my thoughts and ideas in the certain way. If I could do that, it would be better. However, I learned a lot of things through this plate. Designing and expressing my thoughts and ideas are different. I have to improve two of them together.

Helga's Marry-Go-Around

Helga’s Merry-Go-Round

Helga's Marry-Go-Around

Helga’s Merry-Go-Round

Helga's Marry-Go-Around

Helga’s Merry-Go-Round

Helga's Marry-Go-Around

Helga’s Merry-Go-Round

Helga's Marry-Go-Around

Helga’s Merry-Go-Round

Helga's Marry-Go-Around

Helga’s Merry-Go-Round

I love express my thoughts, feeling and ideas on white porcelain. I really think that’s why I can keep on painting. My abilities for designing and expressions are weak and I know I have to improve these parts from now on.

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

Posted in birds, Dresden, European Style, Fantasy, flower painting, International Convention, Meissen Style, Nyon Rose with tags , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by yumi

Hi, everyone!  I returned to Japan from Thailand last night. I had a great great time with my friends, Ingrid and Helga there. I will report the Thai convention later on another blog entry and this time I want to show one of my exhivision pieces.

I ordered the plate online. When I looked at it, I thought it was very unique because it had some relieves of snakes. My Chinese zodiac is a snake and I thought it might be a lucky charm for me. It was true, and I received an award at the Thai convention. I will show my award piece later on another entry too.

My American friend, Dixie loves Chelsea birds and I’ve known she has wanted to paint them. So, I designed the plate for her.

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

The Back Side of My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

The Back Side of My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

The Back Side of My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

The Back Side of My Snake Plate with Some Chelsea Birds

I added some snake scales and it worked out for my snake plate beautifully. When one of my painting teachers,  Ivonne Planos looked at my plate, she praised me very much at the Thai convention. I was very happy at the moment.  I painted the plate with some pine oil and lavender oil.

When I paint other Chelsea birds, I want to try to paint with some different oil.

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.