Eight more days to Summer Art Market. I am so ready. Last year I stocked up many frame moldings, cut into the sizes I needed so this year cutting mat boards, foam boards and glasses was probably the most time consuming part, besides placing all my prints on mat board and assembling all together at the end.. Each year I feel more comfortable for this process, sensing no more panic and anxiety. My framed prints are mainly two sizes now, which makes all the above work a lot simpler. Square images are also great for less dimensions to work with. Yes, less is more, right? Here are a snap photo of my new works, anxiously waiting for going to the public! The date is June 9th & 10th. I will be at booth#91, almost the same location as the last year. I hope you can come to the show and see all my new works, and hopefully smile. Life is good.
Back to Denver, back to "LIFE. As soon as our airplane touched down at DIA, the reality kicked in. Our annual trip to Japan was full but for this trip, I spent a lot of time with my elderly mother (and father) who became age 85 while my husband and I were visiting. A tasteful most round birthday cake with fresh strawberries certainly put a bright smile on her face (and me who enjoyed a generous piece!!). My mother is doing super despite of the circumstances she had to go through in the early this year and I always feel amazed and proud how her will to stride for her life ensures her being. Our timing for the cherry blossoms was also nearly perfect. A day hiking trip to Mt. Yoshino in Nara was surely worthwhile and we celebrated the beauty of the season one step at a time toward the peak. The side trip to Matsuyama of Ehime on Shikoku island was joyful with so many unexpected encounters such as a charming and humble most printmaking gallery who has represented the works of Umetaro Azechi, "the one." Tokyo visit was productive as usual but the city is SO packed with its residents and tourists and I could not imagine how it will be when the city hosts the 2020 Olympic! My prep for the Summer Art Market is on going. I have just sent out a campaign mail yesterday and it made me feel that my summer art show/sale season has officially begun. Life is good.
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