Monday, September 26, 2011

{ Unveiling my Atelier for Traveling Book ... }


Welcome to my studio! where the second stop of {portrait:landscape} book.
I am working on such a small desk.

Actually, it is my jewelry box. I do not have a desk... For sure, I am planing to buy a drafter but I have not decided which one...


As I mention before, traveling book might be easy to get dirty during the process. I was thinking to put paper cover on top but I rather got a good idea. I used the page protectors on each page and front and back. Page protectors are normally used for scrapbooking to protect photos. It may provide a certain degree of protection since it is water-proof. However the size does not fit perfectly.

Above is front cover.

Above is @kimikobashi 's page.

Above is the blank pages for @HeedlessCeramic

Page protectors are easy to remove. The participating artist can remove them if she wants to enjoy the original texture. They are not perfect size so that we can discard them all after the book come back to San Jose ^-^;;

Saturday, September 24, 2011

{ Dear Artists, Traveling Book is Here @ 2nd Stop }


Hi artists!

I received traveling book ~ { portrait:landscape } on September 21st from @kimikobashi in San Jose CA. So my target shipping date is planed before October 5th to the 3rd stop @HeedlessCeramic in Portland OR.

This is an exciting art project organized by @kimikobashi which the sketch book travels across 3 continents and 2 islands being passed through 17 artists, it is literally all over the world. Each artist is assigned to add her art pieces in 4 blank pages when she received it, where the theme is { 2 pages for self-portrait, another 2 pages for landscape where you live } See more details in kimi's blog: new traveling book ~ {portrait:landscape}

It is my great honer working with you all!

The title page { portrait:landscape }

Page 4-5 Portrait by @kimikobashi
Mixed media

Page 6-7 Landscape by @kimikobashi

Page 8-9 Landscape by @hooka111
Welcome to San Francisco Bay area
Watercolor, Faber-Castell pencils


This is the familiar view I always see from or to the airport (SFO). I travel once a year to Tokyo. In California, we enjoy BBQ party and fishing in lakes near by. This is a 3 minutes scketch. Whole idea is attempting drawing in 3 minutes.

Page 10-11 Portrait by @hooka111
Watercolor, 18K gold leaf

Come to play in my world of fantasy. This is my self-portrait. I have a pet dolphin and a big trading ship.

I like sailing boats because I like Mr. Midshipman, Hornblower, the popular England novel series with full of adventure. The best book for boys and moms who have boys :D I also like the colors; purple, emerald green, and turquoise. My only mistake is the face, I like more mature face more or less 40. I like to play harp and want to learn.

More update is coming during the stays of traveling book in my place! Stay turned...