Monday, August 30, 2010

Brazilian dinner

My very good Brazilian friend and I had a great time together as always and we cooked her Brazilian dinner together.
Chicken and pepper stew, colored green and beans. She used crushed garlic for everything. It was simple and very tasty. I was so inspired and cooked it at home next day.
Estou satisfeita!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

metalic black

I used to use this black glaze. But I have stopped using it because it is not food-safe.
Now I am making series of vases and tried to make one sample of this glaze.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

pitcher sample

Just trying to make different shapes of pitchers and with new white glaze, mat&shiny spots.
Diameter; 4"(11 cm). As for sauce or butt vase.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hitoshi Toyoda-photographer

© Hitoshi Toyoda 2010 
Hitoshi is a photographer who has been exhibiting his works in slide shows at film festivals, museums, galleries and public spaces in the US and Japan.
Slide shows are different from printed photos. They are not permanent objects like photographs. They are fleeting images.

When I was a kid, I thought photos were simply taken by cameras using certain techniques.
It took a long time for me to realise that this is not the case. Photos capture something that you saw, not just with your eyes, but with your mind and all of your senses.

I saw his photos in small slides on his work desk. I was in his views and memories - in the moment. I experienced his very warm and sensitive views of daily life.

I wonder what kind of experience I can have if I see those images as momentary time flows.
I haven't had a chance to go to his slide show yet and I am really looking forward to it.

He will exhibit his work, including a new series, from Aug 13 at several museums and galleries in Japan.
for more info
Hitoshi Toyoda

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mary and Max

Mary, an 8-year-old miserable girl in Melborune and Max who is a 44-year-old obese jewish guy with Asperger syndrome in NY.
Those lonely two happens to be pen pal and coresponse each other about each others lives for 20 years.
This is one of the great hilarious and lovely movie to made me laugh at the begining and cry at the end.
Adam Elliot's claymation from Australia in 2009