Happy New Year

    I hope each and everyone of you had a great new year. This year will be great for all of us. Together with the Lolita Vulgar Team, we are working on putting together an online magazine (We are still accepting submissions!). The spring (weather pending at the moment) I will be performing casual chanoyu  for anyone who wishes to participate, more information on this as the season approaches. This year I am going to submit for the Toronto Arts Grant to work on a body of work for Grad School, or rather something that will work me towards it. Hysteria II has changed to a male version, I hope to get my needles into this sculpture series soon. The tests will be interesting none the less.
     At this present moment I am working on sketches for a birthday gift to My dear younger brother who is turning 23 this month. It’s going to be a fair size at least over 22″ by 20″, all ink and perhaps some tea as a stain behind it. Shuuhei (my cat) has been eagerly watching my pencil move the past while, he is just as excited for new work as I am.
           I hope to have your support through this new year. May we work together to make the world a bit brighter through art!

Things to do

Putting together a few lists for myself to hack through. All include my own project as well as that those for Lolita Vulgar.

Lolita Vulgar Collective: 1. Interview
2. What I’d like on my page
3. Collection of my work
4. Send CV to Abby
5. Ask other members if D1433 and my page, need a portrait
6. Should we include my sound work as part of my page?

Website: Waiting to hear from Nigel (Thank you again~)
1. Take properly cropped photos of work
2. Take photos to Photo Shop if needed
3. Write Artist Statements for all bodies of work I want to feature.

Cheshire’s Nest (art tumbler for galleries and artists): 1. Set up queues for works
2. Open up for submissions

Blog~: 1. Finalize layout design
2. Check old posts for grammar and spelling errors
3. Do I want to add artistic Cha Xi photos?
4. Re-arrange social network links
5. Write a new “about me”

This will take sometime to complete but I am hopeing this will be a good project for the summer. Pride is coming up next weekend (long weekend) hope to take the members of LVC (Lolita Vulgar Collective) to a few shows that are still running. At the MOCCA there is a show that surounds the Cameron House, which two of my professors (Cathy Dayley and John Scott) are part of. Then another show at Le Gallery with Megan McCabe and Bogdan Luca.
Still working on the grid and some studies, although I have moved from my usual imagery towards tea. Just needed something more simplistic to depict for this process to be complete for new work. Anyhow till next time~