Category Archives: Personal work

My old sketchbook from 10 years ago

My imaginary fairy tale. I was inspired by medieval manuscripts.

学生の頃のスケッチブックから出てきました。想像で描いた、物語の1シーン。

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Bedtime story

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I know it’s too late to say Happy New Year but this is my first post in 2019. I drew this in my sketchbook with colour pencils, after my children and my husband went to bed. It’s midnight and snowing outside. Probably I should go to bed soon!

気がつけば2月ですが、今年最初の投稿です。いつものようにスケッチブックに、家族が寝静まった後にこっそり描きました。もう夜中の12時、外は深々と雪が降っています。明日は忙しい金曜日。子供達が5時半にベッドに潜り込んでくるので、私ももうすぐ寝たほうが良さそうです。

Christmas..!

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For this Christmas, I printed 80 Christmas cards.

It was a lovely Christmas with our British family in Hertford. I have grown up in Japan and I have never experienced a Christmas like here this… especially for my daughters I can imagine how magical and dreamy event it is. So I understand why many adults get excited for Christmas like children.

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My 2 & 4 years old realised that elf was not in our flat after Christmas. They were talking to him almost every day. I’m sure he will come back next year.

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Origami Workshop

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Photo by Suleika Malcolm

I am so glad that many people came to my workshop. Big hands, small hands… many hands tried to make origami Santa, Christmas tree and heart… and the people looked very satisfied with their results!

クリスマス折り紙ワークショップは無事に終了しました。子供から大人まで沢山の人が、挑戦して下さってとても嬉しかったです。

Happy birthday sketch

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It was my niece and nephew’s 9th birthday yesterday. My English family and their friends gathered and celebrate the birthday together.  M and R are twins and I know them from when they are still babies. Now they look like little adults, behave nicely and elegant.

イギリスの姪と甥が9歳になりました。2人は双子。赤ちゃんの頃から知っているので、とてもエレガントに振る舞う2人の様子に、感慨深いものがありました。義理の姉に頼んで2人の思い出の写真をスケッチしました。

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My mother in law made a cake for their birthday cake. She makes very creative cakes for the family every time.

義理の母が作ったケーキ。いつも家族の誕生日に、本当に工夫を凝らした美味しいケーキが登場します。