My solo exhibition at the cafe, which I had been exhibiting for a very long time, ended yesterday, and I am happy to say that the painting sold. The reason why I started studying English in earnest was because when I started learning Japanese painting, I vaguely dreamed of exhibiting and selling my works overseas. I was able to achieve that goal this time. Recently, I’ve been creating art that is conscious of Japanese style, and although it’s a Japanese painting, it also incorporates elements of traditional crafts. It’s a fusion of homage to a respecting Japanese traditional craftsman and the originality of my art. My current goal is to spread this art that combines Japanese culture with a positive message to the world. It’s a magnificent goal somehow, but I’ll do my best.
The other day, when I came back to my apartment from supermarket, something was wriggling in the passage of the courtyard, so I avoided it and looked closely, and there was a snail crawling. Also, I was surprised to see another one in the sandbox for children there. They may usually live in the surrounding bushes, but for me, it was heartwarming to meet snails in the city 🙂
Just now I’m making new work themed 4 major elements. This time, I draw pictures on both sides of a rectangular board of about 25x100cm. This material is a bargain board sold at a nearby home center by chance. One side has a fire theme and the other side has a water theme. The earth and wind theme will be made next. I still don’t have a clear answer as to why I chose to express these elements, because I always get inspiration suddenly. I mostly get the answer after the work is completed. Anyways, I thought it would be wonderful if I could have a humanity such as a passion like fire, a purity like water, a warmth like the earth, and a freedom like the wind.
Apparently, I caught a summer cold (?). Two days ago, I ate rice that was about to spoil and my belly got sick, I got a slight fever from yesterday. The smell of rice was no problem but the taste of it was not good after cooking…but I was so hungry at that time and it was troublesome to cook again, so I ate it all while feeling bad tastes. It’s better to not to eat rotten food lol. I’ll be careful from now on. (P.S. I got fine after watching my recent favorite performance “Wiggle Wine” while dancing together:))