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Inner Peace

What is the world coming to? Lego Corporation has jumped on the card-production band wagon and created its own ‘spiritual’ line of cards. They arrived

The Money Crunch

I’m writing this post in response to reading a post by a writer who is deeply upset that she can no longer pay the rent

Signposts on the Journey of Life

The art on this Lesley College application form stunned me — as I opened up this page just hours after Shoko Yatabe painted this beautiful

When the Drums Beat On

During a peaceful day of painting with Shoko Yatabe, we were so focused on making these abstract mandalalike patterns that it never occurred to us

Montana’s Way of Drumming

Montana King Ramsey–my son’s drumming teacher here in Tokyo, was telling us today how he taught himself the drums. He was playing bongos in Philadelphia

The First Human Genesis Cards

Meet Melisa Eugenio, the first human Genesis Card. Melisa and I go back to 1994, when we both were teaching at Gakushuin, the elite high

In praise of photography

How cheap has photography become? So cheap that we don’t even have to pause and breath before snapping. We don’t have to frame, compose, breath

The Art of Self-Introduction

When meeting people for the first time do you get nervous? Do you feel like your whole life is being reduced to a location, a

Five years go by in a flash

Five years ago, the first week of November, I opened Genesis art Lounge on Nodai Dori, the busy shopping street near our home in the

When Art Imitates Life

I love it when art imitates life!! I drew a pretty ordinary looking guy working on his cell phone at Starbucks back in Spring, about

Outdoor drawing at Baji Koen

10月8日(月)「公園で自然の恵を描くワークショップ」 お天気がよければ世田谷区の馬事公苑で10:30~12:30に開催いたします。 料金は3000円です。 Join me for a two-hour workshop in two of Tokyo’s most lovely nature sanctuaries — Baji Koen (Mondays 10:30-12:30). This workshop is