Category Archives: new york

Great day kids are the best!

From Children Museum Workshop! All the artists were amazing making their imaginary friends from sketches to finish! (thank you Miwa Koizumi for some photos!) We will have another one in April!

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Happy Fall!!!

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Hanging out with Fox+Crow in a secret mushroom forest wishing you a Happy Fall!

:)
aya

Hello World Maker Faire NY! Come and get the limited edition poster!

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Hello!
It’s World Maker Faire New York this weekend!
I did a limited edition 18 x 24 inch poster for the Faire this year. It will be on sale at the location this weekend.
I’m hoping I will be riding some animal shaped robots all weekend and climbing on a life size mouse trap!
See you there I hope.

WORLD MAKER FAIRE New York
at New York Hall of Science
Sept 20 & 21, 2014

More info: http://makerfaire.com/

MOCCA Art Festival FUN! Thank You!

Thank you for coming by my table last weekend, it was great to see many familiar faces and also meeting some amazing new people/artists. This was my first MOCCA, I have been doing other festivals past years but I truly think MOCCA is very special!  I think Society of Illustrators did a great job putting together, thank you SI and volunteer team!
I didn’t have much time walking around to take some photos but here are some that I have and some of my studiomates photos!

photo 9Charlie Brown!!! Mascot of MOCCA, he will be part of the Macy’s easter parade this year. I was happy that our studio’s booth was right below!!!
1981817_10152014595893483_1499693094_n(Photo by Diana Di Nazzo)   Here is my booth! Our studio had 4 tables this year.
photo 2Close ups of my booth. Lots of small books and sculptures this year not to forget Zombi cat Cookies!!!

Here are our whole 4 table run down :-)  (All the photos are by Joel Alter)
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Here are some visitors photos!
I wish I took more :-(
photo 7Cutest visitors were those 4 ladies!!! photo 10FIT Master program had it’s own table this year!  (I wish I took photos of that but here is a photo of a proud students who were selling out on their books! Good job :-))10012914_10152304750558771_5830461211914411130_oMet One of my favorite artist Ciou finally after we were in a same show 10 years ago! We exchanged the books like soccer player exchange their uniform!!! ;-)

10245317_10151967218860178_328643524_nThank YOUUUUUU for the great experience! It was a happy weekend for me.

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Here is a photo from our studio after party. We have done it! YEY!
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MOCCA FESTIVAL this weekend!

Hello!
This weekend is MOCCA Art Festival in NYC.
I have a table selling new books, prints, surprise sculpture boxes, and cat&dog cookies! Please come and visit!
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Here is some sneak preview!
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Nap time YEA!

Little sneak preview for a tiny book and tiny sculpture I’m working on now.

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“On this Miss,  Nap time YEAAAA!”
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Sketches and tiny clay shapes
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Painting tiny faces with gouache
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Working on the drawing part of the book
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My cat use to do this impossible pose!
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Don’t cry for Miss.Q

blog1 blog2 blog3Hello from ceramic studio.
This past 3 months were the hardest ceramic making for me.
I was making a sculpture call Miss.Q for about a month then sadly Miss.Q broke in the kiln…
Then my friend told me Miss.Q could sound like Miscue (= mistake)… I think I cursed this broken Miss from the beginning!
Then out of the sadness of the loss of Miss. Q, this piece “She fell down and cry some more” came along…
It’s still before the bisque fire and glaze… so let’s hope this crying lady will come out fine.
I’m hoping for the happy happy ceramic days for 2014!!!