Instamashup: Back to Black and The Year of Sunsents

Haven’t had a whole lot of time for art lately…

 …but my friend Ben inspired me with one of his photos recently, which I had to combine with @wildesunshine‘s beautiful shot as well 🙂 #doodlegram #instamashup

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This Is Then, That Was Now | Steven Reddy’s Kickstarter

steven reddy 3Recently I had a chance to interview the talented and prolific artist Steven Reddy about his new Kickstarter for his second book, This Is Then, That Was Now. I’ve been really enjoying illustrated memoirs recently, and of course I’m drawn to watercolors of any type. He was kind enough to answer a few questions about the project, so I Continue reading

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Moon’s Diary — Adventures in Europe Kickstarter

I recently noticed that an artist I love is doing a Kickstarter, so I decided to ask him a few questions about this exciting venture. The project is to fund an art book collecting illustrations from his recent travels across Europe. Who hasn’t dreamed of winding their way through the beautiful scenery, soaking it all in and pouring themselves creatively onto the page?

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I’ve recently been on a kick of doing “doodlegrams.” Combining disparate ideas to make something new has been around about as long as people have been making art, but I was particularly inspired by the Instagram user Daily Doodle Gram for her creative combinations of other people’s Instagram shots.

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Today’s watercolor: Maneki Neko!


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Light and Dark

I’m running a photo contest for GAJET (the local JET group) and the current theme is “Light and dark.” I’m not entering it since I’m running the thing, but if I was, I’d enter this photo 🙂 By the way, the lantern second from the right on the bottom was sponsored by one of my Conversation club ladies! It cost about $200 and the money supports the annual Daruma festival in my city 🙂


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Coming of Age Day — 成人の日

Happy Coming of Age Day! Today is a national holiday in Japan. Everyone who turned twenty in the past year gets all dressed up and goes to a big ceremony to celebrate. There’s lots of partying after, since 20 is the legal drinking age here 😉


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