A Special Gift to Someone You Love

If you know someone who can use a little cheer this season, hope for a brighter 2016 or just a simple creative jump start, a Genesis Art Workshop could be just the joyous gift you’ve been searching for. Just email me at: lianewakabayashi@gmail.com with your name and street address and the name and address of […]

京都探訪 12/27-29 Women’s Art Retreat in Kyoto

幸運な女性5名限定 気分は女性アーティスト まったり  12/27(日)-12/29(火)¥60,000 早割:12/15までのお申込みで ¥50,000 一日だけの参加、または宿泊の必要ない方の料金: 12/27 12:00〜21:00(夕食付き)¥12,000, 12/28 9:00〜20:00(夕食付き)¥15,000, 12/29 8:00〜12:00 (朝食付き)¥6,000, (昼食は外食で各自の支払いです) お申込み:Eメールで lianewakabayashi@gmail.com またはリアンの携帯090-4122-6626まで あなたもアーティストの視点で一緒に京都を探索する、少人数のカッコよくてクリエイティブな女性グループに仲間入りしませんか?このクラスではいつものとおり、深くくつろいだ状態でジェネシスの直観アートテクニックを使い、特に京都人、古い建物、庭のしつらえ、京都滞在中我が家として使う美しい茶室のインテリアを中心に作品を描きます。アート初心者の方大歓迎です。 また、京都人がこよなく愛す画家加藤晃秀さんと20年以上前に共同制作した本、「Kyoto Romance」の中にある神社仏閣へと続く小路を、散策がてらたどります。 私たちが素敵な2晩を過ごすのは、アートスタジオ機能つきの家です。この家は京都の下町にあり、昔茶室として使われていた建物を細部にわたり復元した、近代的設備を兼ね備えた家です。 各日2-3時間のアートクラスのほか、朝食と夕食は豪華な料理をみんなで一緒に作ります。自由時間は京都を探訪したり、この時期ならではのフリーマーケットを回ったり、各自思い思いに過ごします。 Arty Women’s Retreat and Kyoto Adventure Sunday 12/27 to Tuesday 12/29 2 nights Accomodation, four workshops, four home-cooked delicious meals–¥60,000 Register by 12/15 ¥50,000 Day rates for full or partial participation (without accommodation): 12/27 12:00〜21:00(dinner […]

Tsurutaro Kataoka’s House

I remember when the realtor took us to see this house almost ten years ago I had this strong mixed reaction to renting it. The house had quirks like frosted glass on the kitchen and bedroom windows so you can’t look out, and what could have been a nice plot of backyard had been covered […]

The Far Side of the East

One of the happiest moments after moving to Setagaya was the discovery that a brand new Starbucks was opening on the promenade of Zelkova trees not far from our new home. That was nearly ten years ago, and with gratitude and inspiration for all the warm cups of tea on cold days, and cool drinks […]

Heart Princess to Soul ハートプリンセスグゼン

One day this week, I received letters from two students about their Genesis Art experiences with the same card. I thought this was an interesting coincidence as they didn’t know each other and had never met at my classes. They both randomly chose the Heart Princess card, which is one of the strongest cards in […]

The Heart Princess at Sun and Moon Yoga Studio

These artists began by randomly choosing from the 44 Genesis Cards and placing a card unseen under drawing paper. They received envelopes stocked with Neocolor Crayons and wrote down a word associated with these colors on the back of their sketchpaper. Then they began to draw. Afterwards they turned over their cards to discover not […]

Keith Haring and Me

At a recent Genesis Art Workshop, I told the story about my relationship to Keith Haring, the artist who decorated the New York subway stations and trains I used to ride daily from Brooklyn to my job at Columbia University. That was nearly 30 years ago. A few years before Keith Haring tragically died of […]

Stretching with Art

Sunday September 6th, 5:30-830 pm Sun and Moon Yoga Studio, Gotanda Join Liane for a stretch of your creativity using the Genesis Cards. This is an introductory workshop focusing on what the Genesis Cards can do to make your thinking more flexible, your creativity expansive, and your higher wisdom more apparent through the art you […]

Hicksville Surprise

What are the chances? The new cafe in our cafe-less neighborhood is — to be expected — a smash success. A bright spot on a defunct shopping street that has been taken over by a chain of daycare centers for the aged, the first time I saw the welcoming woody storefront I thought it was […]

Cherry Blossom Surprise

Are you feeling soft and mushy from taking endless photos of the sakura here in beautiful Tokyo? If so, let me teach you how to transform your photos into beautiful paintings full of spirit at  Genesis Art Studio on  Monday 4/20. Two hours of painting and learning about the intuitive world of painting the world both […]