I make sketches whenever I find something inspiring and touching. Those moments filter through my mind and create a small world in my sketch book.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Big Backpack

Maya just graduated from preschool and she turned five. She is getting ready for kindergarden!
We got her a new backpack for kindergarden. Compared to the backpack she used for preschool, the new one is huge! When she carries it on her back, it looks like the backpack is running...


Monday, June 20, 2011

The energy of children

My mother is visiting from Japan. She's been suffering from depression for a long time. She lost her emotions, because of her sickness and medication. But, only when she plays with Maya, she makes smile that I remember from my childhood.
Kids are full of energy and their pure energy will spread to the people around them. Kids just want to be happy in every moment. So they know the way to open the minds of those who closed themselves from everything around them.
I feel so happy to hear the laughter of Maya and my mother at home.


Monday, June 13, 2011


Recently, I had two events that made me think about our thoughts.
Frist one happened at the restaurant. Maya, all the sudden, wanted to draw the hamster at her preschool. She couldn't wait until she gets home, so she started to draw on a paper napkin. After we went home, she draw it on the paper. Maya gave the drawing to the preschool teacher next day. Surprisingly, the hamster passed away on the day Maya draw the picture. The teacher was amazed that the way she drew was exactly how the grave looks like....
Another time, in the morning, Maya looked outside and "Hi~!" to her friend who went to Japan for vacation. I told her that your friend is in Japan, so she cannot hear you. Then Maya told me "But if I think about her, my thought will reach her." without any doubt.
Thoughts are invisible, but it doesn't mean that they don't exist. Like radio waves, they are in the air. It is a powerful tool for communication. These events assured me of my believe about the power of our thoughts.