Thursday, March 29, 2012

new baby

New baby Phoebe Kaori at 1 week old asleep on her obachan's old kimono

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

womb womb room

Visited the Womb Womb Room by Alexandra Grant and Channing Hansen at the Night Gallery which was inspired by Faith Wilding's Womb Room from 1972. The artists were on hand for the last night of the show and found it fitting for a pregnant lady (yes that's me at 31-ish weeks) to be present.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

It's 2012!!

Another warm and cozy New Year's day at my in-laws house with ozoni and osechi after an evening of friends and dancing to dj'ed 45's. Happy New Year 2012!! May it be full of joy, love, and good fortune! *btw, I think the mochi decor was rehashed from last year :I

december 2011

booties made during the knitting vortex I was caught up in this last two weeks, Geoff McFetridge at Heath Ceramics, holiday magic hour in the corner of the living room, detail of a metal piece at the "Contested Visions of the Spanish Colonial World" at LACMA, "The Unconscious" by Franz West on Wilshire Blvd.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

holiday sale necklaces

Some necklaces I made for the CSULB Holiday sale this year - rope, crochet, and leather tassels.  It takes place today (Sunday) 4-8p and Monday thru Thursday noon-5p at the galleries on campus. Stop by if you can :)

Dosa 818

stopped by the dosa shop downtown this weekend... stunning wearables, gorgeous space... the first photo is all hand dyed indigo... fun indigo day from Jennifer...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


iphone images this last month or so... a sock knitting machine, macrame owl, fall leaves, fuzzy friends, buddha in the rain, rope ball, clam fritter with chowder...

Thursday, November 10, 2011


 Vertebra of 16 week old baby, L4-7 of a 65 year old woman reinforced with titanium... two images in the same week... whew!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

(: happy halloween :)

carol's day of the dead cake, farmers market fruit, neighbor's garage... happy halloween!

Monday, July 25, 2011

fabric for a few fall tops

summer japanese eating


A version of inari sushi aka "footballs" at the bbq brought by Mrs. Tsuchida; shishito pepper ends and lotus root stamping at Sho-Jin; plums and Japanese cucumber from Mama's garden; Mama's hand crocheted blanket that I love!

Friday, July 22, 2011

acupuncture and quinoa

Added acupuncture this last few months to deal with some personal health stuff. It's totally up my alley. Eastern medicine has a more holistic approach to the body so in addition to needles and herbs, I've been asked to limit my diet and exercise daily. In general, I've been averting wheat, alcohol, caffeine, and sweets, 80% of the time. I've been going for 30-40 minute walks as well as doing 15-30 min of yoga 6-7 days a week. For the time being, I have officially made it a priority above lots of other things I'd love to be doing, but it's been worth is. My body feels stronger and I kinda feel a little younger, haha! Also starting to meditate again, that'll be interesting!

I've had to make "Emilyn friendly food" for a few parties already. This quinoa dish was a good one!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Forms of Paper

Forms of Paper, a very beautiful book. Fran shared her copy with us last semester.

Given a sheet of paper possessing infinite possibilities, what value shall we give it, and what shall we create of it? We are at a loss, first feeling tempted to do one thing and then something else. This reminds me of the strained feeling I had in my primary school days when I had before me a sheet of mino paper and held brush in hand for the first time in my life. We always face a sheet of paper with a mixture of hope and unrest.

Forms of paper are not meant to last and last; they incorporate the pleasure of using them, and even using them up.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Elise Rose

My new niece, Miss Elise Rose at 2 weeks old.
Tita Em (me) hooked her up by embroidering and appliqueing on some onesie hand-me-downs from her two older brothers.