Yesterday Hiki-chan and I saw the lovely 'Making a home' exhibition by Hanna and Hana at Biotape in Gakugeidaigaku. It was such a beautiful exhibition with finely delicate works painted with gouache in the most adorable colours. The two Han(n)a's made a series of complimenting works on the same subject on the same size paper. You can see an example of what I mean in this last picture above where the girls have taken the subject matter of a bird and each drawn it in their own original way. It's worth clicking on these girls websites for a peek at their other beautiful work.
The exhibition has left me inspired to get to work drawing and recording my daily life in Tokyo inside these new notebooks I bought from Itoya last week. Aren't they pretty notebooks!? I bought all of these for under ¥2000! P.S. If you love Japanese stationery, you'll love Justine's round up of Tokyo stationery shops.
Oh did I tell you I've joined the local gym here and started to do aerobics lessons (in Japanese!). Wow it's really like the water aerobics scene from lost in translation! I can't really understand much at all!
Occasionally however, the instructor will call out something like 'stepu tachi' which is something like a 'step touch / tap'! And at one stage she glanced over to me when I was doing my mambo and called out 'Suteki!' so I think i must not be doing too bad! I'm happy to be taking aerobics classes in Japanese! It kind of kills two birds with the one stone, I can get fit and learn Japanese at the same time!
Also, there is a little interview about me over here at Daily Imprint *blush*. Special thanks to Real Living Magazine's Natalie for the sweet as pie words!