Monthly Archives: December 2014

What Are You Looking Forward to in the New Year?

Hello, hello!

How’re you doing?  By the time this post goes out, I will have eaten lots of Christmas-y meals and cookies and visiting with a bunch of families and friends in snowy (I hope!) Midwest.  I won’t be home for a few more days to resume my daily happiness  posts but wanted to drop you a line to say hi!  Hi 🙂

I also wanted to let you know that I’m launching a new “subscription” service in 2015.  It’s kind of like “Yuko Club” where you receive a product from me, like a print of my art, a pack of greeting cards, a household item (e.g. tea towel, mug, coasters etc!), or a postcard from an exotic (or not so exotic) location with a personal message once a month for 12 months! You will receive an artful surprise every month – to give away as a gift or to keep for yourself 🙂  I can’t tell you how excited I am to be creating new art and products for you!!!


I will have this service available on my Etsy shop in early January.  Because of the nature of the service, it’s going to be limited to 20 spots for 2015.  It will be $215 for a 12-month subscription with free U.S. shipping!  (It will be available to friends in overseas with shipping fee.)  If you’d like to be notified by email when the listing becomes available, please sign up here!

I am really looking forward to connecting with you in new ways in the new year!  Thank you again for your support of my work this year!

See you on January 1 when my daily happiness posts will return 🙂  Have a safe and happy New Year!






Holiday Giveaway :: Pretty Desktop Wallpaper

Hello friends!

Camellia, Mixed Media
Camellia, Mixed Media

When this post goes out, I will be in Wisconsin spending time with my in-laws!  I’m not going to be posting my daily “Happiness is” drawings for a week because there is no internet (!) and the cell reception is really bad in the house we’re staying.  But I have pre-scheduled a couple of posts to hold you over!

Today I wanted to tell you how grateful I am to all of you who have been following and supporting my work!  It is hard to believe it’s been over 8 months since I started my daily drawing project about happiness!  Practice of noticing and acknowledging something that makes me happy every day has been really great, not to mention practicing art every day.  I also really enjoy hearing from you and knowing that my little happiness drawings are relatable to many of you 🙂

As a small gesture of my gratitude for your support, I’ve created a pretty desktop wallpaper with simple botanical motif!  Download my free desktop wallpaper here!

Ok, if you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas to you!  I will be eating lots of food and hopefully playing in the snow!!

I will post another vacation post on Sunday 12/28.  Take care until then!