Saturday, 24 December 2011

pokemon plane and mt fuji

just uploading a few pics from leaving. I'll do one more blog to round off my trip after christmas.

The Pokemon plane!!!! jealous i didn't get to ride it

Mt. Fuji on descent 

Snowy mountains over russia

Friday, 16 December 2011


here's some pictures of me at bisen and on trips finally!

some promo photograph of me working

my first day and one of my classmates making origami

my ikebana(flower arranging) class 

me holding a giant cotton bud (aka drum)

mmmmmmm buddah temple place

Miyazaki sensei just before he is hit by the priest with a stick

pretending to drink green tea at a tea ceremony

washing my hands at the shrine

I did this :D

not yet finished and scanned a little bright

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

landscapes, shoes and cats

so this week i've got to scan all my work in

here's the landscape i did the past two mondays
 and the shoes from tuesday's lesson
 and finally my necklace pendant's are done!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sapporo shrine and TV tower

We had a nice covering of snow last night so everything looked pretty today

I went up the TV tower to take in the view

Friday, 9 December 2011

prints and college catch up

another week flown by, one more left
I scanned in the prints i've been doing this term

the top is an ainu doll i drew from a museu (ainu is Hokkaido's indigenous people)
I really like this print, we used woodcut and i think oil or wax layer 
we added colour but it was very difficult to control

Dry point etch, i didn't have time to do the mountain so it was just an outline because the tree took so long

This one looked good on the pvc when it was wet but didn't print very well, oh well!

This week been doing a lot of painting.
Monday we started a watercolour landscape painting
Tuesday we started painting the shoes
Wednesday we started painting final's for the poster
Thursday....hmmm i carried on with the poster
and Friday i started painting the temptation final, which i'm stressing over cus i really don't like my design (it's the guardian fish moment all over again!)

I pretty much finished my necklace in silver accessories, just need to buff it i think so heavens know what i'll be doing next week ....hopefully no more filing
and we made a folder (book binding) in print, and put the photosensitive paint on the screens for next week, it was odd that we did several layers and there paint was much more illuminous green then ours

I went to the shop that i went to on saturday straight after college on wednesday, an hours walk, and i got some books....and a totoro pillow....i swear im buying no more totoro stuff after this! (but it's so cute!)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Slush puppy street

I tried to go out today.....


all the snow we had yesterday, and I mean loads of it


Thats a lot of snow to melt 

and i got stuck in the middle of the road, with huge puddles either side and a car coming at me.
so my feet so drenched before I even made it two minutes outside

I hope i make it to college dry tomorrow

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Chocolate fondue party and snow!

Last night some of the girls from my class and I went round Kei's grandmothers house to have a chocolate party in celebration of kei's birthday last weekend.
It was very yummy, and was a good chance for me to be social

It's been snowing lots!!!!

This is the dorms i'm staying in

a lighthouse in the middle of land

Today's destination...a book store and other stuff like character merchandise
Took all afternoon to find it and spent it barely anytime there cus I had to trench back to the dorms in time for tea. I did manage to pick up some studio ghibli stuff for me (i know i've bought loads already)  and some cheeky presents for others
didn't have time to look properly at the books so i'll have to go back another time 
but it's an hour walk away, and it really knackered me out walking through about 5 cms or more of snow

I haven't posted this week about college so here it is in one big block
Monday I finished my perspective drawing with colour using what i would call felt tip pens but expensive ones
Tuesday was more filing in silver accessories and started on drawing shoes in the afternoon
Wednesday was advertising illustration, been doing a hokkaido shaped outline filled with botanics of the seasons
Thursday started silk screen print 
Friday more on temptation, and then portrait in the afternoon which is going well
short and sweet record of the week 

Monday, 28 November 2011

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Hakodate part ni

Why does it always rain on sundays?
I revisted the shrine in the morning after a pleasant nights sleep

I then walked round the Motomachi district which was full of churchs, view points (not that you could see much in the cloud and rain) and historical buildings


small details count!


This is the main reason I went to Hakodate to see the five point star fort

the ticket booth for the view point over the fort

rain made it difficult to walk round the whole fort area, mostly it was out of season, rain had washed the snow away and autumn colours had gone

A familiar silhouette?