3.15.2015

Where shimmering lights dance like flying fish

four years ago today,

your spirits were released from your own body.

me, looking west, following the sun.

you, carefree.  free to adventure.

somewhere in the middle, we must have crossed each other

on the golden horizon line, perhaps, where the sky touches the sea

where shimmering lights dance

like flying fish.


love.

1.10.2015

KYOTO CRAFT FAIR // 百万遍さんの手作り市

1月15日(木)に京都で行われる百万遍さんの手作り市に出店させていただきます!日本での手作り市デビューなのでとてもドキドキですが、いろんな刺激をいただいてきたいと思っております。

もしお近くでお出かけの方はどうぞお立ち寄りくださいませ。
おにぎりのピアスを目印にお探し下さい。
私も当日はおにぎりのピアスをしてまいります。

百万遍さんの手作り市
1月15日(木) 
時間:午前8時~午後4時 
場所:京都市左京区田中門前町 知恩寺境内

なお、雨天の場合,(妹の)出産の場合はキャンセルさせていただくことがございます。あらかじめご了承下さいます様お願い申します。その際は当日の朝,FBで連絡をさせていただきます。

I will be participating in a handmade craft fair in Kyoto on January 15th!
It will be my first handmade fair in Japan!!  Please wish me luck!!  I am excited to check out the scene!  I am preparing myself for some inspiration overload by Japanese makers!!

Disclaimer:  When it is a rainy day or when my sister Ayumi's baby decides to join us that very day, I will not be participating in the show.  I will be updating the info on my facebook page on the day regarding this.  Thank you for your understanding in advance. 




February Workshops // Felting at Home Ec.

One of my long long list of new year's resolution is to teach more workshops to share what I know.  In return, I treat myself by taking other workshop taught by others.  This way, we get to connect and learn from each other while developing a new perspective into materiality.  There is something so special about learning hands on and the interaction that it creates. 

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a couple of felting workshops at Home Ec. Workshop in February!!!  Take a look at their exciting line-up of workshop offered here, and sign up by calling  (319) 337 – 4775.  

Another thing I will be doing is to have a slideshow survey of diverse use of felt in contemporary art, craft and design.  This will be free and open to public. 

See below for dates, and click here on Home Ec. Workshop's page for more details!

+++++FEBRUARY SLIDESHOW + WORKSHOPS+++++

FELT LOVE
  Wednesday, February 4, 6-7pm. Free.
An introductory slideshow discussing the diverse range of contemporary uses + techniques of felt-making.



FELTING: FANTABULOUS FLOWERS  Saturday, February 7, 1-4pm
http://homeecworkshop.blogspot.jp/search/label/classes


FELTING: SEAMLESS JAR COZIES!!  Sunday, February 22, 1-4:30pm

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Happy felting!







1.08.2015

Published // Little Village Magazine Artists Issue

Greetings from Japan.
Exciting news!!!

My first editorial illustration work has been just published in Iowa's Little Village Magazine's January Artists Issue along with 4 other local talented artists, Jarrett Mitchell, Zoe Brown, Candida Pagan + Donnie Bandy.   We were given a free + open prompt to create our own prediction/interpretation of what is to come in the year 2015. 

 I just got to see the digital version of the magazine (click here) now and I am so so so in love.
 I feel honored and inspired to be able to participate in this issue.

Snatch one if you are in Iowa City now before Brien(my hubby) takes the whole pile!  (I asked him, as I can't physically see the printed edition until I get back from Japan!).

If you are not fortunate enough to snatch one yourself, here is a link to the digital issue!

Little Village is a "free alternative magazine covering Iowa City culture from refreshing perspectives, reflecting a town that is complex, often contradictory, and always extraordinary".

I am happy that this magazine exists.

Cheers!
Happy Sheep Year!!

xoxo
sayuri







12.11.2014

Pop-Up Shop at Motley Cow Cafe!

Hello Iowa City!!

Just when you thought that you missed me at the past weekend's shows!!!

Fear no more, I will be setting up my world at Artist Pop-Up Shop and Cocktail Party at Motley Cow Cafe joining a fabulous mix of lady artists and makers this Sunday, December 14, 4-6pm!!  This event is hosted by Little Village Magazine, and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the works of Emma Goldman Clinic.  Click on the event page here for details and help us spread the word!!!

In addition to my fuzzies + jellies, I will be selling some pen+ink line drawings.

Super excited!

Please consider supporting local artists, businesses, and nonprofit organizations this holiday season!


Rad poster by the amazing & all-mighty Jensina Endresen of Bustleworship!

11.22.2014

Holiday shows!!! Come see me!

Lately I've been making making making.
Making things that makes me happy.

I am super stoked to announce that I am participating in two holiday shows this year in Iowa City!!

Craft & Fancy (Dec 6) and Not Your Mother's Craft Fair (NYMCF) (Dec 7) are both thoughtfully curated group of local artists, makers and crafters that you would love to support!

Come and see what we make!

 Saturday, December 6, 10am-5pm
(one of the most wonderful place that makes Iowa City so special!)
207 N. Linn Street, Iowa City
++So many wonderfuls in this show, including Liz from the Paper Nest!!++

 Sunday, December 7th 10am-4pm 
Old Brick, 26 E. Market Street, Iowa City

++I will be next to my dear friend/leather crafter extraordinaire Kim Sun Long of Kim Sun Designs!!
It's a parteey!!++









SEE YOU SOON!!

9.19.2014

Secrets of the Sea Exhibit is Open!!

I am excited to announce the opening of "Secrets of the Sea" at the Atrium Gallery at University of Southern Maine in Auburn/Lewiston!

My all hand-made fiber underwater diorama, "Coexist" will be participating in this exhibit.  YES!

This exhibit features 22 other artists and 14 poets that explore the wonders of the sea. 

Click here for more information about the exhibit!

SECRETS OF THE SEA
Atrium Gallery
University of Southern Maine, Auburn/Lewiston Campus
September 18 - November 22, 2014

If you are in Maine, please go check it out!! 

Thank you!!



Coexist, detail, 32"x22"x12"
Wool, silk, bamboo, manufactured fibers, industrial felt, thread, cheesecloth, wire and wood.
Available for purchase, email sayuri[at]sayurisworld.com for inquiry.