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.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Two worlds

I recently made an artwork for Hiro, one of Maya's friends. He has a little sister, Miku. I'm always fascinated by them, because each of them is living in very different worlds. Hiro is interested in letters and numbers, not really physical activities. (though recently he is interested in sports, too) In contrast, Miku is very active and loves climbing!
Their characters and interests are totally opposite. But I think it is great to have brothers and sisters. Being together makes their world expand more than being alone.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On the way home

While I'd stayed in my home town in Japan, I noticed many things that are used to be normal for me, but not normal for me now. One of them is school children going home by themselves without guardians. In America, elementary school children are not permitted to walk by themselves. But in Japan, it is still normal. I used to go home with friends and go to playground by myself, too. Seeing those kids, it remained my childhood memories. Chatting with my friends, conflicts with boys, sunny days, rainy days.... Just 5 or 10 minutes walk, but it is filled with treasures.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bubble in the rain

We had a great time in Japan and back to San Francisco. Next a few posts will be the sketches of my memory from Japan.

June is a rainy month in Tokyo area. I'm not used to hot and humid summer now, so I was glad to have cool rainy days. Maya was a little bit disappointed by rain, but she still enjoyed it. Stepping out of the front door, she was blowing soap-bubbles. She said, "Bubbles and rain drops are playing together!"