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In the Garden

In the Garden

The elementary school that my children attend hold a fundraising gala every year where they auction off generous donated items as well as class art projects created by the students. I helped coordinate my daughter’s 2nd grade class art project. Inspired by their time tending to the school gardens with Mr. Jay, In the Garden […]

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Draw me a rooster…

Draw me a rooster...

2017 is Sora’s year… he’ll be a full zodiac cycle old. As tradition, I asked Sora and Yume to draw me a rooster. (See 2016 post Draw me a monkey…) This is what they came up with.

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Akabeko – “a wall of trees and saplings”

Akabeko - "a wall of trees and saplings"

In commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of the Great East Japan, Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster, the JCCCNC invited artists/non-artists of all levels to decorate an akabeko, a folk toy of a mythical cow, to convey hope and encouragement from our community to the residents of Fukushima.

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Draw me a monkey…

Draw me a monkey...

Every year I create postcards inspired by each zodiac animal and 2016 is the year of the monkey. Check out my first promotional monkey postcard created one full zodiac cycle, 12 years ago!

This year, when asked to “draw me a monkey,” Yume (age 7) and Sora (age 9) provided quite distinctively different interpretations.

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Juna’s Jar – A Sense of Place

Juna's Jar - A Sense of Place

During the early sketch phase of creating Juna’s Jar, I presented a sketch depicting Minho walking with Juna to Mr. Lee’s Pet Shop. It was a very straight-forward composition. In the feedback from the publisher I was reminded that it was important to the author, Jane Bahk that the story take place in Los Angeles’ Koreatown […]

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