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Yumi’s Adventures in the States, 2017

Posted in My Trip, The Michigan Shcool, Uncategorized with tags , , on June 18, 2017 by yumi

Hello there! How are you doing? I am doing awesome tonight, and I am so happy that I can share my adventures with you.

As you know every year in this season, I go back to the States to improve my painting skills and English skills. This is the best way for me to improve both. I love doing multitasking a lot. I was there almost for a month with Gay and Kay. We had wonderful times together. Since I have been improving my communicating skills in English, my trip in America is getting easier every year. It makes me very happy 🙂  I am already really looking forward to going back to the States next year.

I did lots of things this year, and I am thrilled to share what I did with you. First, I attended the Michigan school as usual and took a class from Brigit Porter. I have been taking several classes from her, and she is one of my favorite teachers in America. I learned a lot from her. Her techniques are very similar what I have been learning in my painting school. I especially loved to learn how to create original pieces with pastel drawing. When I create my original stuff, I will show you the piece I painted with Birgit with my original one.

This year Gay’s school had the youngest porcelain painter, my friend, Bea’s daughter! She is only ten years old.

I think it’s great for her school to have younger people. We definitely need young people to keep our art form in the future. I hope she will come back to her school next year as well!

We also had another fun thing! Gay’s friend, Amie came over to sell outfits, called LulaRoe. Everybody in school loved her outfits. If you are interested in them, check out her Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/LuLaRoebyAmieFisher/

I gave a presentation in Gay’s school for the first time in three years. I was very nervous then, but Kay helped me a lot.

Many people came to my demo, even teachers. Thank you so much! I showed scratch techniques to them.

 

I shared the scratch techniques at Gay’s painting club as well.  It was my first time to share my techniques in more than four years. So, this made me nervous too. Even so, I am glad that I could share something with people and they could learn from me. Thanks for coming to my class!

 

 

Emilie, I am looking forward to seeing your pieces when we meet next year!

After the school, Gay, Kay and I attended another school in Concan, Texas.

It was my first time in more than maybe six years? to attend another porcelain school. After I quit attending the Georgia school, I hadn’t done it for a while. So, I was so excited to attend another school with them.

Gay and I flew to San Antonio to meet Kay there. We met my friend and English teacher, Matt from Evil English:  http://www.evilenglish.net/ there as well. I have been learning conversational English from him for more than eight years, and it was my first time to meet him in person. We stayed at a River Walk hotel. Since I met Matt, visiting to San Antonio had been on my bucket list. So, I was very happy to make my dream come true. Gay, Kay, Matt and I ate dinner together at a Mexican restaurant. The TexMex food was so good.

 

Thanks for coming to meet me in person, Matt! I am looking forward to seeing you again!!

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I loved the River Walk! It was very pretty!

We took a class from Susan Thumm. I learned a lot from her as well, and she has become one of my favorite teachers too! I love her dreamy fantasy paintings a lot. I also love her vivid colors in her pieces. When I create my original piece with her techniques, I will show you my class piece from Susan too. You will see what I learned from her then. We met new people there. We enjoyed the school a lot. I gave another presentation there as well. I do appreciate people who came to my demo!

I have never seen such amount of hummingbirds before! They were so cute and I got so excited to take their photos!

I experienced hey riding for the first time. The cabin where we stayed has a ranch, and we saw lots of animals from Africa like zebras or giraffes. I was so amazed because I have never seen African animals besides at zoos in Japan!! We feed corns to them, and they chased us. I enjoyed feeding baby goats. They all were so cute, and I felt that I wanted to kidnap some of them to bring to Japan, lol.

 

 

 

After school, we returned to San Antonio. Gay and Kay took me to the Alamo! This was one of highlights of my trip this year. When I saw the Alamo, I was very surprised because I had imaged a huge fort. It was very small and narrow. I do appreciate Kay and Gay to educate me to teach American history. I am very curious about the Alamo history and want to learn it from my teacher Matt.

 

 

 

 

 

We took a tour and I was happy that the tour had Japanese. It was my firs time to hear Japanese in a month.

 

We ate the last supper at a British pub. Since the restaurant was very interesting, I took several photos there. I am not sure if the real British pub looks like that, and I want to ask it to my British friend, Martyn.

 

 

 

Gay ordered the eggs for us to explain that the eggs were from Scotland. They were really tasty.

 

The following day we left Alamo to head to our home, and we promised to see each other again next year at Gay’s school.

It was so much fun to attend two different schools, and to meet lots of people! I want to say thank you to all the people whom I met on this trip! See you again next year!

I will update my art blog next weekend to show my tea set. I hope you all have a sweet father’s day with your family!

See you around next weekend! xoxo

 

-Yumi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miniatures Boxes

Posted in Dresden, European Style, flower painting, KPM Berlin, Meissen Style, Miniatures, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 19, 2017 by yumi

Hello there!!! How have you been? I hope you all are doing fine.

Today I want to show you my miniatures. I painted  on some Limoges white porcelain. I bought them in Italy last December. I have been collecting Limoges white porcelain miniature boxes because I love them. They are so cute, and it’s always so much fun to paint miniature flowers or something on them! I hope you like my hand painted miniature boxes.

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

The inside of the each boxes has cute bugs. The crocus one has a tiny ladybug and the daffodil one has a tiny butterfly.

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

This  box is my favorite.

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

Which one do you like the best?

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

 

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I used the patterns from Brigit Porter’s studies, but I didn’t use her techniques. I have been learning one-fire techniques from my painting school for years. So, I painted these boxes with the techniques from my school during I was doing my assignments to use the same colors.

I haven’t painted miniatures for a while, and I really enjoyed painting them. I still have some Limoges boxes and want to paint on them again!

I hope I can see you all on my art blog next week! I will try my best!!

Have a lovely weekend!!!

-Yumi

Painting with Simona-Marina Braathen from France マスタークラブ大阪のシモナ先生のセミーに参加させていただきました

Posted in European Style, Jewerly Painting, Miniatures, Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 1, 2016 by yumi

This entry is both in Japanese and English, but I don’t translate what I write in English into Japanese, visa versa. If you are interested in what I write in your unknown language, feel free to ask me. I am willing to tell you.

昨日、お誘いいただいてマスタークラブ大阪支部のセミナーに参加してきました。先生は、フランス人のシモナ・マリナ先生で、細かいレースの描き方を習ってきました。マスタークラブの展示会が大阪であり、シモナ先生はその展示会のために来日されていました。私は、初めてそのセミナーに参加させていただきました。シモナ先生とは2年前、フロリダのIPATショーでお会いしたことがありますが、その時は、全くお話ししませんでした。だから、セミナーの前、英語が通じるのか少し不安でした。結局は、心配する必要など全くありませんでした。先生の英語は素晴らしく、どんな質問にも答えてくださいました。マスタークラブ大阪の皆さんも初めて参加した私にとても親切に接してくださいました。楽しくおしゃべりしながら新しいことを習うのは、本当に楽しかったです。シモナ先生、マスタークラブ大阪の皆様、大変お世話になりました。今回マスタークラブの作品展にお邪魔させていただくことができず、セミナーだけの参加となりましたことお詫び申し上げます。次回は是非作品展にお邪魔して、皆様の素晴らしい作品を拝見させていただくのを楽しみにしております。また、マスタークラブのますますのご発展をお祈り申し上げます。 金澤 由美子

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Yesterday, I took a class from Simona-Marina Braathen from France in Osaka, Japan with members of Master club. Master Club had an exhibition and she was visiting Japan as a feature artist for the show. Master Club is a porcelain painting club in Japan to improve our painting skills. I am not a member, but some of members asked me to take the class. Well, I had a great time with members and Simona. It was so much fun! I was just in love with her techniques because I love preciseness, lol. We made a pendant to scratch the surface of the porcelain with unfired black paints with a toothpick. The butterfly on the porcelain looks lace! The techniques were amazing!! I learned some new techniques, and now I have so many ideas to use them on my works.

First of all, I want to finish my piece. Secondly, I want to practice what I learned. Thirdly, I want to create my own art with the techniques!

You will see my piece with Simona’s techniques some day soon.

Thank you as always for your support! See you around here again next weekend!

-Yumi

 

 

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

 

 

My Bird Painting

Posted in Animal painting, birds, European Style, Uncategorized on July 9, 2016 by yumi

Hello there! How are you doing today? I hope you all are having a relaxing weekend!

Today I want to show you my newest bird painting. I finished painting this plate yesterday for this blog, lol. I painted the bird with some fat oil. The painting is one fire as well. I hope you like this cute little bird!

European style, one fire, fat oil, bird painting, china painting, porcelain painting.

Bird Painting

 

European style, one fire, fat oil, bird painting, china painting, porcelain painting.

Bird Painting

 

Happy painting! Have an awesome weekend! See you here again next weekend!

 

-Yumi

My Mice Paintings

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, competition, Uncategorized on July 2, 2016 by yumi

Hello there! How are you doing this weekend? I hope you are having a good time!

Today I show you my animal paintings. I painted these in Michigan. While I was there, my American friend Gay shared that they would have a show at the end of June. I entered the pieces in the show. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a prize, but I enjoyed painting them.

They are small pieces, and the size is as same as a post card. I painted these to follow a color theory, and I think I finally understood it.

I like painting animals and I want to paint more. I hope you like my mice!

 

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mouse

I am sorry. I edited the size and couldn’t fix it. Since I left these paintings at Gay’s, I can’t take pictures again. I hope you can see it, lol. I know it’s too small.

 

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mouse

 

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mice

After I painted them, Gay framed them for me. Thank you so much, Gay!

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mouse

 

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mouse

 

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

 

-Yumi

 

Landscape

Posted in European Style, landscapes, Uncategorized on June 18, 2016 by yumi

Hi there! How are you doing this weekend? I hope you all are having fun!

Today I want to show my landscape painting. This is an assignment for my school. We have to paint this one with fat oil. Well, this one is not one fire. I fired this three times.

I can’t show my school textbook, but this one has no colored study. We receive a really bad conditioned black and white line drawing. the studies are two, and we have to convine the two different landscapes into one piece.  Then, we have to paint with our imagination. For me painting it was not so difficult, but the design to combine two different landscapes into one was a hard part. When you look at my piece, you can figure out some parts where you can’t make sense, lol. Most of students hate this subject, but I enjoyed it.

Now, I am making a tea set. After my teacher says, “Your pieces are done.”, I can show it you here.

Landscape, European style, porcelain painting, one fire techniques

Landscape painting

 

Landscape, European style, porcelain painting, one fire techniques

Landscape painting

 

I hope you like my landscape painting. It took one month for me to finish this piece.

Have a good weekend! See you next weekend here again!

-Yumi