It passed three days since I arrived at Berlin. I couldn’t update this website for a while on account of a security’s problem. Now I’m in trouble to not get wooden panel for work, although I want to start drawing:( Tomorrow for sure!
My friends were kind enough to held a send-off party for me. Thankfully, they chose a yakiniku restaurant as I requested. What’s more, it was Kobe beef! I’m really happy that so many people support me:) To be honest, I’m not ready for AIR because it’s first experience to make works on abroad. But I don’t go too hard on myself and I wanna enjoy!
Little by little I’m collecting necessary things towards going to Berlin. My luggage must be terribly heavy due to a lot amount of painting tools, bulky winter clothes, groceries and daily necessities etc… I was at a loss about too many belongings when i listed up them. Of course I’ll get local stuffs as possible I can:)
I watched a movie titled downfall also for listening to German. I omit the the review because it’s going to be long. Even though I hardly understood languages, I could catch some words:) Anyways there’re many variations in German, it’s difficult to memorize those, so I fully realize the simplicity of English. Ich lerne sehr fleißig Duetsch und Englisch!
Now I need to be armed with ideology for my works because concept is inevitable element when I’ll be evaluated in Europe. In Japan, the most important point for paintings is sensitivity. The observers are required to feel emotions what painters express those in the painting. But if I’m going to make works in Germany it shouldn’t avoid explaining the concept. Although it’s tough, it’s suitable for me because my sensitivity is getting off track:p
Recently when I draw illustrations, I use ball inked pen much more than watercolor. That’s because, in my opinion, it looks cool. The ratio of them is pen: watercolor =6:4 or 7:3. Meanwhile, I increased the ratio of watercolor at latest work, because I wanted to express a fluffy fur of bird. But it got ugly one 🙁 the color combination might be one of the causes of that.
It’s about a month till going to Germany. The stay period is from 7th January to 31st March. Now I feel restless a little bit due to piling up a lot of things I have to do. I worry about language, making works and something, but I just need to give it a go, anyways! And expect that I’ll join an art event at Spain in May. I’ll let you know about that in the future:)
I purchased textbooks about German grammar and vocabulary at second hand store to learn basics because I can’t predict the contents of German class during my residency program. Although It’s not bad to memorize only phrases, it efficient to study basics because of getting theoretical understanding. I’m surprised that the variations of verb are too much, though. It’s so fun to learn about new things 🙂 I have a headache to study hard like a student before test 😅