Hier j'ai passé la journée dans la librairie Gibert Jeune à Orgeval, où j'étais très bien accueillie. J'ai eu la chance de rencontrer plein de personnes très sympathiques. Merci à tous pour votre soutien! Je suis heureuse d'avoir pu faire connaissance avec tant de gens, et autant de dédicaces!
Je serai au festival Animasia ce weekend, sur le stand des Editions Nomades pour présenter mon livre'Fêtes et Légendes à Kyoto'! ainsi que les guides Japon de Yann Breton et Masako Tokuda, et le guide Tokyo de Vincent Ricci! Si vous êtes dans le coin, passez me voir! :)
My exhibition at the restaurant 2T3G has ended! I can't thank the owner enough for giving me this chance to show my work again, and I'm honoured to be the last exhibitor there as the restaurant is closing this week on Friday.... If you haven't tasted the tasty and wholesome food of 2T3G then I recommend you go there quick whilst it's still open! And I recommend: fig and goats cheese quiche! :D
Today my paintings are off to be set up at the great festival Japan Expo on the stand of the Association Pigments et Arts du Monde. Japan Expo starts tomorrow until Sunday 7th July. If you've never heard of it, you don't know what you're missing ;) I have more thanks to give, this time to Valérie Eguchi, the president of the association who generously gave me this opportunity for the 2nd year running. This year I will be showcasing work from my future book 'Fêtes et Légendes à Kyoto', which if I may remind you is part of a new line called A.R.T Livres... and for this project to see the light of day we are in need of some help. If you would like to know more, please click here! : ART LIVRES We need all the support we can get!!! (you can translate French to English by changing the language, top right)
And as if things weren't exciting enough, I've been delighted to respond to my first interview! You can read what I have to say here : Kochipan and I have thanks to give for the third time in this blog post, to the blogmaster of Kochipan!
This space has been quiet because, I have been working on a project: my first book!
It will be published by Editions Nomades! Without whom, this project wouldn't have been at all possible. They have launched a new line of books called A.R.T Livres, and this series reveals and promotes the work of young artists. There are four new books by four different artists to be published and you can find out more about it here : http://fr.ulule.com/art-livres/
For this project to go through though, we will need a little bit of help... and of course every little help will be more than appreciated.
My first book, is on the city that I hold dear in my heart : Kyoto
The title is : Fêtes et Légendes à Kyoto
I will show you the town through a series of illustrations, all painted in traditional japanese paints (Nihon-ga)... through the change of seasons, the matsuri (fetes) and some local legends...
It's going to be that time of year again! The Association Pigments et Arts du Monde will be exhibiting once again at Japan Expo, and not only will there be more amazing works, but there are new workshops this year! And there's a chance for you to participate too!!! :D
Have a look at the brief, and why not have a go?! Simple, fun and the more the better :) And you don't need to be a skilled artist either ;) Everyone is welcome.
I'd heard of it, but didn't really know what it was before until I was contacted by Maia McDonald asking if she could 'pin' my Angora Siamese Cat iPhone case on her 'Cat Got Your Style' board. Plenty of cool kitty designs for all your needs :) it's purrrrfect! (=^T^=)
This week has been a rather hard week and to top it all off my computer died just when I needed it the most!!! It's going to be an expensive repair too... Great way to start the year hey! ;)
But I got some uplifting news during the week! An online German magazine contacted me to feature some of my cat illustrations for their weekly Caturday! Thanks to an translation button to the right of the lovely article I was able to read it and enjoy the rest of the Caturday with various other cat antics! Thank you so much me-magazine! You've made my week! \(^0^)/
And to start the year well, I am participating in an exhibition on the 19th of January with Valérie Eguchi and Koyo Daire. During this exhibition you have the opportunity of trying 'Etegami' for a small fee of 10 euros. Exciting stuff! To book, please call Valérie Eguchi: (0033) 06 09 39 07 42