Some people argue that Seattle doesn’t have distinct four seasons, but I beg to differ!
Even though it’s still chilly out, the days are growing longer, and I can feel the spring is near! I can almost smell the cherry blossoms in the air 🌸
Just like changing your wardrobe, I like to update my gallery wall for the new season.
That’s why I wanted to remind you of my colorful new art prints that are perfect for welcoming in the spring in your home!
1) Self-care is not Selfish (8″x10″) 2) Welcome to the World, Little One (11″x14″) 3) Sail On (8″x10″) 4) Moonlit Mountains (8″x10″)
I can see these prints in your kids’ room, office, or bedroom. Really, any place you wanna add a little color and cheer would do 😉
They’re archival prints on a very nice fine art paper. Look at the velvety texture. Swoon!!
My customers often ask me if these are my originals. Well, not quite 😀 But I agree they look so good it’s hard to believe they’re not original.
You can browse all of my new prints in my shop here.
I worked on a new drawing tutorial video for Sakura of America last week.
It’s a mixed media drawing of colorful flowers in a vase. Perfect for spring, don’t you think?
I mostly made my piece with Sakura Koi brush pens and enjoyed trying their Quickie Glue in this video, too.
(Plus glitters… So sparkly🤩)
I’ll keep you posted on when the video comes out on their YouTube channel.
If you want to see my previous videos, you can check out my archive here. I also talk about my video shoot process in this post.
Have a creative week!
I love Hawaii!
Oh the sunshine and the warm, plumeria-scented breeze… I could feel every cell in my body relax as soon as we landed.
My mom and I met in Oahu, HI (it’s about the same distance from Japan and Seattle) and spent a week hanging out, eating, shopping, and sightseeing during the last week of January.
Enjoy some snapshots from our vacation 🌴🌺🌈
We went on a dolphin watching tour. We’re holding a fake dolphin skull 😂 We did see dolphins and a humpback whale! It was amazing.
Bishop Museum. Stunning exhibits & buildings.
Beauty of the building itself is worth a visit!
Waimea Valley & Falls
In the hibiscus garden
Waimea Fall. No we didn’t go swimming 😉
Beautiful flowers everywhere at the Waimea Valley Botanical Garden
Ladies on the beach in North Shore. There are lots of wild chickens and roosters roaming around once you’re outside of Waikiki.
Kitty chilling in old Haleiwa town
We watched a beautiful sunset in North Shore. My favorite sight in Hawaii ❤
I made a couple of art inspired by the beauty on the island.
I’ve only been back for a few days, but I miss it SO MUCH 😢 I wish I could’ve stayed there a little longer. Sigh.
I hope I’m lucky enough to visit the paradise many more times. If you go (or live there, jealous!!), soak up the sun for me 😉