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Happy New Year!

2018 is a Year of the dog. I’ve done a quick drawing of a corgi.

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Advent calendar illustration

Time flies. It’s already December! My 1 year old sleeps through during night now and I have a bit more time in the late evening.

From the 1st of December, I started drawing and I’d like to carry on until Christmas! Here are my work so far…

Robin, mince pies and saami boots for children

The sketchbook is made of handmade paper from South India. I have kept it for a long time for some special projects and now it’s time to use.

I normally paint with watercolour but this time I decided to use acrylics. I’m still practicing how to use acrylics by myself as it’s very different from watercolour.

Happy New Year!

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Last year was challenging year for me as I have been trying to make a good balance between my 1-year-old daughter’s childcare and my work. My daughter doesn’t have a nap for a long time, so I can’t concentrate my work during daytime. I stayed up late a lot, but one day I tried to get up very early in the morning.  Both work sometime and didn’t work other times… This year, my  new challenge is to draw while I take care of my daughter as much as I can. Even though it is a just rough sketch. I think I should be more flexible and easy going…

去年は、子育てと自分の絵を描く仕事のバランスに試行錯誤の日々でした。夜遅くまで起きたり、早起きしてみたり・・・どっちもうまく行く時があれば行かない時もありました。娘はお昼寝をあまり長くしてくれないので、昼間に集中した時間を持つのは無理です。でも今年は、少し柔軟に考えてみることにしました。それは、娘が起きている時間に、スケッチでもいいから書き溜めること。

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And I did it this morning. It was just 2-3 minutes just before she started saying “mummy, hold me!”. Just a quick drawing but this is good start!

それで、今朝実行しました。2、3分でしたが、「マミー、抱っこ!」と言われる瞬間までちゃちゃっと・・。立派な絵ではありませんが、何か可能性が見えた気がして気分が変わりました。

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And also I let her use my painting tool too. This is my daughter Hana’s abstract painting. As she painted same for place long time, I was worried if she  made a hole on the paper.. but she didn’t. There are many interesting marks on the paper and eventually we both were happy.

そして、もう一つ、娘に絵の具で絵を描かせてみることにしました。去年だったら訳もわからずぐちゃぐちゃにして終ったことでしょう。でも今回は紙に一生懸命筆を走らせていました。一カ所をいつまでも塗っているので、紙に穴が空くかと思ったくらいです。色んな楽しい模様が出来て、親子共にハッピーなひと時でした。