A Gift from My Grandmother

In a few weeks my son graduates from Wako elementary school. You can see his school bag here. For the last 11 years our family has had a continuous affiliation with this school, so different from my own education back in New York. Not better or worse, just different. And it confused me at times. […]

When is a Rose More than a Rose?

Maya Moore, the author of The Rose Garden of Fukushima seems to think roses have special effects. Amazing coincidences keep coming up for her ever since she committed to writing a book in loving tribute to a world-class rose garden in Fukushima that no longer exists–owing to the nuclear disaster that occurred 8 kilometers away. […]

Heart to Heart Workshop

Heart to Heart: A Partners’ Art and Discussion Workshop March 15, April 12 (national holiday) 2:30-4:30 pm Fee: ¥5,000 per couple (Partner = couples, spouses, friends, parent-children, siblings. All welcome!) Location: Genesis Art Studio, Wakabayashi Heim 2nd Floor 2-26-8 Taito 6 minutes from JR Okachimachi station, Hibiya or Ginza lines Reservations: 090-4122-6626 or email: liane@axel.ocn.ne.jp […]

Seven Principles of Genesis Art Workshops

As a journalist, a deck of cards helped me become more creative and find more enjoyment from my work. At first it was someone else’s deck and over time, the deck became one I made myself. You may have this deck now. It’s called the Genesis Cards. And in the future, I hope you’ll have […]

The Gift of a Smile

As I look at these before and after drawings, I am reminded of the power of “a million dollar smile.” A smile makes you smile. A smile is warmth and it lights you up and catches you in its curves. KB, the artist who made this wonderful intuitive sketch left the studio smiling herself. KB […]

Timeless Bliss and a Bouquet of Color

  I love sharing what I’ve learned over the years about rubbing up against the mystery of the drawn and painted object. When we  step out of the everyday world of what we know about a flower, a stem and leaf, and a vase, we are free to draw out the essence of the object, […]

Women’s Genesis Art Retreat in historic Takayama area of Gifu-Prefecture

Women’s Genesis Art Retreat in historic Takayama area of Gifu-Prefecture  Awakening Through Intuitive Art  Monday August 11, 5 pm – Friday August 15  noon Special super-low price! Four nights accommodation, ten meals, eight art workshops – Until  July 7 ¥32,000   After July 7 ¥38,000 For inquiries and workshop signup application phone 090-4122-6626 or email: lianewakabayashi@gmail.com Awaken […]

Happy Event at Yoyogi Park Sunday 6/29

DRAW WITH LIANE IN  YOYOGI PARK AND CONTRIBUTE TO A GREAT CAUSE! Sunday 6/29 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Liane in collaboration with Intrepid Model Adventures offers a pay-as-you wish drawing workshop in nature with all proceeds going to IMA charities in Tohoku, the Philipines and other distressed communities. More details can be found on […]

Recognize Your Intuitive Abilities

I know it’s hard to believe this–but when I drew the figure on the right I had no awareness of dancer Gaston Gurewitz’s photo on the left. Here is the sweet story behind the drawing on the right. I was in Starbucks when a man with his cell phone caught my eye. I drew him […]