Girls’ Day painting

Girls’ Day painting

     On March 3rd in Japan, we celebrate Girls’ Day – Hinamatsuri.  My grandfather who passed away when I was 3 years old has bought me these special dolls called Hina, a couple of prince and princess.  Though there is no hint of spring where I live, I am...
Another Icelandic inspiration – Mixmedium

Another Icelandic inspiration – Mixmedium

Starting from the black/white photo of my friend who lives in Iceland, I added its national costume, a tiara with tall veil on the head.  I used a textured paper, gold leaf, oil sticks and pigment powder – no pre-planning but I decided as it went.  I am happy...