Monday, November 17, 2014

It's Me Again

My new Japanese art friends:)  So nice to have my work hanging with theirs.

My newest painting "Enlightened" 12" x 16"
I swear that minutes are turning into months before my very eyes.  We have now been in Japan for 5 months to the day.  I can not believe that it has been that long.  There is so much to see and do and I have a  lot of responsibilities with Steven and Sam's school and with my husband's squadron, it  definitely keeps me in a tail spin and I'm still trying to figure out where painting fits in.

I have managed to paint for a show in Charleston, SC.  I managed to get 4 paintings painted for it and had a fifth in the show that I had previously painted.  I also just participated in my first little show in Japan.  It's nice to meet Japanese artists and get to exhibit with them.
I found a neat art store in Tokyo.  It was 4 or 5 stories high, crammed to the gills and you could barely move around there was so much stuff.

I've also had some fun news, like being runner up for Artist's and Illustrator's Artist of the Year.  My painting will be in an exhibit in London at the Mall Galleries and it was featured in the December issue of the magazine.

  I have also finished up two features with magazines.  I'm looking forward to seeing those in print.  I never quite believe it until I have a copy in my hands:)

I wish you could all come and visit and see the amazing sites in Japan.  I don't think I'll ever see all of Tokyo it's just so big.  I need a few more hours in the day:)



  1. Welcome back to Blog World Carrie! It's so nice to properly catch up with what's been happening rather than see the odd snippet on Facebook, which is just not the same! I haven't blogged for at least three weeks because of various reasons... but I will get back to it soon. It looks like you have coped very well with the move. Not sure I would be so brave! :0)

  2. I hope the traffic allows you to move about. My youngest son married a Japanese girl, in Tokyo.

    We too have moved. I hope it will be our last one now, we made 24 moves when I was in the Air Force (RAF).

    Congratulations on your award. When is it in The Mall? I will try to get there.

  3. I started following your blog just after you moved and have become a fan. I am glad you are back online. Congratulations on impressive recognitions!

  4. You sure get around!! How fun it is living vicariously through your posts!

  5. You are on such an amazing journey! I love that you share so much with us.

  6. Okay - What are you doing for Valentine's Day?! I bet it is something super fun. Do they celebrate Valentine's day in Japan?

  7. Congratulations on being a runner up.
    Happy New Year to you and your art loving friend.
    My son is right now visiting a friend in Japan. He is also fascinated by Japanese Culture.


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  10. Bonjour chère amie,

    Juste un petit coucou afin de savoir si tout va bien pour toi et les tiens... prends bien soins de toi.
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