Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Costume

I went all-out for Halloween this year as Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo! Check out my hard work. XD

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Friends From All Over the World - JUURI Needs A Tissue!-

It's not often I get misty-eyed at work, but today I had so many new "likes" on the JUURI Facebook page and I got curious, so I asked where all these new friends were from. Answers:

Sometimes I feel like I'm struggling to make art in a tiny space in a moderately-small town in a most-often-ignored state in the US of A, a country which is more isolated than we think. But your sweet responses have reminded me that the beauty I create here is enjoyed by people not only all over the US, but all over the world. You guys inspire my socks off and give me power to make more art! Wawawawah I might cry for real.

Thank youuuuuuuuuu, my worldwide friends!!!! I'll keep making wonderful things to brighten your days! xxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Artist Inspiration: 智内兄助 Kyosuke Tchinai

Kyosuke Tchinai's paintings are truly remarkable and extremely unique in the way they combine Japanese traditional style with more of a "world" feel... almost like he weaves styles of many cultures across the globe into his intricate, gold-laden treasures.

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Peaceful Monday Morning

Since the end of July, I've been in a whirlwind of deadlines, colds, stomach flu, surgery, and stomach flu again! However today I think I'm finally feeling well. It's a beautiful sunny, crisp autumn morning and I have my cup of coffee and the light in the studio is beautiful.

I feel at peace right now. It's a lovely way to start the week. I am going to choose to believe that something wonderful will happen this week! :3