Kids’ Art Camp 2012

“I regret that I don’t draw and wish I could. I started to notice my son was hesitant about drawing and I thought he was taking after me. He’s had so much fun at Liane’s art camp. I think he had a drawing breakthrough!”

Drawing in Your Nature Sanctuary

A hot day but for today’s Level 2 workshop, this is the cool-down formula: find a fountain or pond. Ours was a fountain-pond (both!) n Baji Park. Hear the trickling of water, feel the gentle breeze. SIt down wherever you feel led to sit. Then ask yourself why here? Why this particular corner of the […]

Learning One-on-One

Today in yoga class, I was surprised to find myself the only student with a new teacher subbing for our superstar yoga teacher who was in Italy. The regulars seemed to have taken a day off, or gone to Rome with him. When you sign up for a class, its normal to assume that you’re […]

Da Vinci: Illuminating from Within

The Leonard da Vinci exhibit is on at Bunkamura until 6/10 and I REALLY recommend that if you can get to Shibuya see this outstanding collection by da Vinci and the coterie of other Renaissance masters influenced by his sublime standards of ethereal beauty. In comparing da Vinci with artists who emulate him, you can […]

Intuitive Artists Around the World

I’m pleased to introduce contemporary artists who are forging new paths, pioneering new techniques, deeply intuitive and inspiring! Introducing Australian artist Leigh Camilleri Leigh and I had a serendipitous first meeting in Hakone this April (2012) while our octogenarian mothers were chatting on a park bench. After that brief encounter, discovering Leigh was working on […]


My art comes from a state of mind. Let me share with you some of the affirmations that guide me in the creative process. I never know what will be drawn out but I can almost hear in my head the affirmations that guide me. This selection of art is a family portrait–paintings, drawings and […]

Stealing from the Genesis Cards

In a Genesis Art mandala-making workshop, Shoko Yatabe took inspiration from Animal Wisdom, a card she gets quite often and identifies as the card that most expresses the core of her being. Look how much she ‘steals’ from the card. She ‘stole’ the colors, the label Animal Wisdom, the subject–the horse, the big eyes, the […]

Making Mandalas with Family Members

Shoko Yatabe brought her two kids Rintaro, 14, and Kanoko, 13, to celebrate her birthday at my home studio with this mandala drawing session. As you can see, brother and sister are polar opposites. Daughter is clearly like mother. A bright, observant perfectionist. And son? He expresses in this art a willful rebelliousness. How out […]

Origami Family Collage

Family is the ongoing core of our life story. We’re born into a family, receive our values from this family, plan our lives either in line with or in reaction to those values. Either way, parents, siblings, grandparents and cousins exert a profound effect over the way we see the world and operate in it. […]


2011/5/6 先日は楽しいワークショップにお招きいただき ありがとうございました!! とても楽しかったし、面白かったです。