November Events & October Wrapup

I just got back from a wonderful spontaneous trip to Guam to visit Anson. My first visit to the island and I loved it. Unfortunately it rained the days I was there. We spent a day driving around the island exploring and I could not believe how much of it resembles where I grew up in Papua (Indonesia). It is now November and I realize the month of October really flew by. It's hard to believe it's really over. But I have been looking forward to this month for quite a while now and for many reasons...

  1. It's one month closer to having my love home again. I miss my guy.
  2. My mom is visiting all the way from Florida. I hope our colder Japanese weather isn't a shock. We plan to return to one of my favorite activities with her, quilting!
  3. Design Festa is this month, November 8th and 9th. If you're in the area this is one of the last chances I will have to share my work here in Japan.Design Festa is a biannual international art event featuring any style or medium of art. And it's huge! There will be 3,300 booths this year with 11,000 exhibitors. I will be selling prints of my work so stop by my booth, C-146. Held November 8th & 9th, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM at the Tokyo Big Sight West Hall Central
  4. In the middle of the month I'll be headed to Bali for my first Bali Illustration workshop with so many amazing artists. It's a very small workshop with only 30 students so I'm really looking forward to the one-on-one time with the instructors. I still have yet to select which 3 portfolio pieces to bring for critique. Speaking of portfolio pieces, have you seen my latest?

So much going on and I still have so much to do. Currently have several painting videos on hold, waiting for me to edit and add an audio track of some sort for you. I love sharing the process behind each of my paintings so you should see some more posts soon regarding the ones I've skipped.