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10th charity badge design

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I am a bit shocked that my previous post was new year card design. Since my 2nd daughter was born, my time just flies away very quickly..

This drawing is for the charity badges of Tsunami orphanage fund to help children in Souma-city in Fukushima. This will be the 10th design of all the collection.

The other designs are here http://scribblingdays.co.uk/Charity-badge

 

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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。

Ohanashi no Tobira

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Japanese artist Rin wrote some stories for my previous work.  私のこれまで描いた絵に、アーティストRinさんがお話を書いてくれました。私の絵が、こんな風に誰かの手によってお話として広がって行くのはとても興味深く、たまに奇想天外なストーリーになっていたりして面白いです。これまで、コラボレーションと言う形で自分のイラストでお話を作った事が無いので、これは私にとっては新しい経験なのです。彼女とは、絵本プロジェクトが進行中です。今はまだ公開できませんが、今年の秋を目標に今製作中です!

Natural Medicine

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When my 12 months old daughter couldn’t stop coughing, I checked my natural medicine book and found this recipe..which is.. Boil pumpkin seeds and walnuts together, and drink that water. We had cough syrup but there are not many medicine for a baby, so I decided to try this “nuts water”. After 2 days, her cough was dramatically reduced. I mean, it has almost gone!
Just a coincidence? Not sure. But I think it worked on her somehow.