Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Greeting Cat on the Side Walk

Friend of mine came to see me. His real purpose was that he wanted go to Japanese market and buy a green tea ice cream in tiny container which he can't find at regular store. So, we went to the market in Gardena. And he bought a lot of them. I counted them when we got to a cashier. There were twelve of them all together.  I love ice cream, but I try not keep it my house. I am afraid that I might eat too much. I have to watch my cholesterol. When I want have an ice cream, I just go to an ice cream store and get a cup or a corn. This is my way to control high fat food.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

South Lake

Visitors of my blog have been increasing. Therefore, I suddenly got a lot of energy to renew the blog every day. I am a such simple man to please. So, please me more. I have been painting like a crazy. You will see my new art works in this blog very soon.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rhythm of Deap Sea

My web watercolor class has started this year. I have three students now. Even though there are only three, they make me very busy. Because the class is like a private lesson. I think five students will be more than enough to handle.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quiet Moment

I went to Tai-Chi class this morning but I left after I did it just once. Because I had some shopping to do. I was looking for a Drying Rack. I can use it for drying little items such as socks and under wares. I use washing machine for the laundry but I like to dry them naturally hang on a drying rope in my back yard.  That way I can save 50 cents each time. After all, to make million dollars start with penny.

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    Saturday, January 22, 2011

    Palm Springs Sunrise

    I made a watercolor instruction video. I shot it yesterday and edited it this afternoon. It has been a while since I made a last video. So, I for got some of the details of video making. From now on, I'd better make video more often. I did voice over this time. It was a lot of fun making video.

    Thursday, January 20, 2011


    I had an audition this afternoon. A location was the same studio I once had a commercial work shop. It located in studio city. I had to sing a Japanese song and it was fun audition. All these experiences spiced up my life. It's great life.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Afternoon in the Park

    Our watercolor class had three new students today. I was busy running around in the class to showing how to paint each student and I was exhausted.  However, I was happy. I needed more students to make our class alive, and I finally got it.

    Sunday, January 16, 2011


    I received some DVDs from movie productions. These are for asking consideration of voting their movie to SAG Award. I wish they send me these earlier. That way I would have more time to think about which one I am going to vote. So far, I like "The King's Speech". I liked it very much.

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    Yosemite Valley

    I went to Tai-Chi Class. It has been a little over a month since I attended the class last time. The Tai-Chi here is slightly different to the instruction DVD I study with. But I am much better now, I can adjust the difference and follow the class.

    Sunday, January 9, 2011

    Greeting Card design 4

    I was invited to do a watercolor demonstration at Verdugo Hills Art Association last Friday. It was the first major demonstration for this year.  I had prepared for this show with the great motivation because I wanted the first demonstration to be a successful one. Also, this is not like a demo I do in front of my students. I felt that this is a great opportunity to start this year.

    As soon as I got there, I greeted to a person who take care of this show and I immediately prepared for the demo. There were quite a lot of people in the room. Also there was a projected image of my painting on a big screen behind me. It was a cool and an interesting experience.

    I hope I get more demo works like this soon.

    Friday, January 7, 2011

    Greeting card design # 1

    I painted this when I studied Sumie  (Japanese ink painting).

    Monday, January 3, 2011


    The first business day of the year. I started with bookkeeping. Like it or not, this is tax season. Sales tax and income tax.

    The rain started yesterday afternoon and it continued until this morning. It was depressing. I tried to make myself busy all day. So, I don’t have time to depress.

    I went to a paper company to get envelops for greeting card. It is part of my business to sell greeting cards to make bread and meat. However, I can’t find this type of envelops at a regular stationer’s  store. I had to go to a paper product whole sale store.

    Sunday, January 2, 2011

    Lily of the Nile

    The first breakfast meeting for this year has held this morning in Little Tokyo.  It was cold and dark sky this morning. But we enjoyed our meal and conversation. The coffee shop we had meeting has the breakfast that mixture of Japanese and American. As the weather report this morning on the radio the rain started as I was driving home. And it is still raining now in the evening.