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my very first blog post :)

 

 

Hi everyone out there!

Happy New Year, and wishing you all an awesome year!

 

I decided to start a blog here on my homepage to keep a record of my life as an artist living abroad. I've been living in Berlin for 3 years now, and time just keeps flying. Well then, I thought it may be a good idea to jot down some of my thoughts, feelings, fun encounters etc...  

 

So a little bit about myself to begin with.

 

I am an artist, a mixed media artist living and working in Berlin. As a mixed media artist, I mainly work on ink pointillism, acrylic and sewing. I know it's quite difficult to picture this, so here is a picture of my work. The drawings are done in ink pointillism and colors are added with acrylics. The web structure in the background is sewn onto the canvas. It's a detailed, mystical kind of works. This one took me 6months to finish up, and I like it very much. I learned a lot through this work, and it was such an interesting process. Working on each painting is like a huge discovery process for me. Each time it's different but it takes you through an indescribable personal process. 

 

"Web of Life" ink, acrylic, coffee, thread on canvas 70cm x 100cm

Painting has been a part of me, ever since I was small. There were lots of paintings in the house I grew up in and loads of art books. I always enjoyed drawing, painting, creating things in general.  For me, creating came very naturally. It was part of who I am and I felt that this was what I was meant to do. It felt very different from anything else I've done. And somehow it felt right.  But the path to becoming an artist wasn't so easy for me.  So before I committed myself to becoming an artist in 2012, I was working as a fashion designer for 9 years.  Now that's a whole new blog right there! So I'm not going to go into details about my life as a designer. I learned a lot throughout my career, but I needed to paint. It was getting to a point where I wasn't even functioning properly as a person! Emotionally and physically.

 

So I said to myself, "I really need to do this. I don't know if it's the right choice, but I can't continue my life suppressing my creative urges."

 

And I left Japan with one red suitcase in my hand.

I was heading to Paris. I needed to get out and see myself clearly. And I picked Paris.

When I was in Junior high, I always thought that I would live in Paris. I don't know why but I had a strong feeling towards it.

I went with it. I was full of curiosity and anxious of what was to come.

I was going to mold my life around art. I think it was a good choice, now that I look back at it.

It made me see and realize so much! For me, the freedom to create is irreplaceable.

And I'm very happy that I have that now.

 

 

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