This is an interview I did with Portland-based illustrator, Jason Sturgill. Jason creates art that has helped him cope with bipolar disorder. Through sharing his work online, he has opened up a dialogue with others that are dealing with mental health issues. #artist #interview #illustrator #mentalhealth
Cozy Factory is the partnership of the Japanese artists, Kana and Koji Higuchi. Cozy Factory incorporates Japanese wood carving and paper cut art. By combining these two traditional Japanese crafts, they make original contemporary folk art.
Kata Kata Japanese craftspeople make some of the most exquisite handmade art in the world using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Kata Kata took a traditional Japanese art form and made it their own. At the end of the interview, they show us step by step how they make their beautiful fabrics. Kata Kata interview by Hello! … Continue reading The Amazing Handmade Art and Craft of Japan : KATA KATA
KENTARO OKAWARA Japanese artist Kentaro Okawara has a big heart and infectious smile that brings people together. His art represents the love, joy, and fun he brings with him wherever he goes. His optimism and happiness connect people from all walks of life. Read the interview: via Kentaro Okawara's Vision of Love [Interview]
Inside Stef Choi is a world brimming with whimsical characters who love us unconditionally no matter how messed up we are.
Larry Yes is a socially-engaged artist, songwriter, and musician whose work focuses on positivity, humor, and fostering social bonds through creativity. In his nearly 30-year musical career, he has collaborated with Michael Hurley, Mirah, Josephine Foster, Sonny and the Sunsets, Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession) The Blue Flowers, The Art of Flying, Bob Corn, Pink … Continue reading Larry Yes and his Radical Positivity
Sawako Ninomiya was born on August 12, 1980. She is an embroidery artist, based in Tokyo. She works on different projects, teaching embroidery to women living in poor areas of India as well as planning exhibitions and making art for the exhibitions. She has organized two group shows at Hello! Good Morning! in Portland, Oregon … Continue reading Embroidery Artist Sawako Ninomiya
Serapio Medrano is a Mexican ceramicist living in Tonala near Guadalajara. Serapio is the son of Candelario Medrano, a famous ceramicist from the 1970s. Candelario was a pipe-maker who began making sculptures out of the clay he was using. These pictures of his dad hang in his room. Two of his sculptures in the El … Continue reading Mexican Ceramicist Serapio Medrano
This post could also be titled, "Where Did My Baby Go" or "Aliens Took Over My Child's Body." When my son, Milo, was around 8, my father-in-law casually said, "you know, by the age of 13 he'll be gone." Then he made a whooshing sound. At the time, I was thinking, "13? This kid loves … Continue reading How to Get Your Tween to Acknowledge Your Existence
Mason bees are easy bees to raise! But why would you want to? Because these days, bees need all the help they can get. Amiright? Also, mason bees are excellent pollinators, and they don't sting. They come out early when the temperature reaches about 50 degrees. They are excellent pollinators to increase your fruit yield … Continue reading How to Make a Mason Bee House