27.9.11

Tokiwa daigaku

トキワ大学とゆープロジェクトが、街の中ではじまりました。
いろいろな世界でご活躍されている方々を講師にお招きし、講演やワークショップをしていただくというもの。
第一回の今回は香川県出身の建築家、斉藤正さんの講演でした。斉藤さんは東日本大震災の被災地にお風呂を送るZENKON湯というプロジェクトをしていらっしゃいます。

スライド交えながらのお話。
現地の様子、最初は冷ややかだった現地の方々もお風呂が出来て、涙を流して喜んでくださったときのこと。
自分たちがただお風呂を送りたくて、被災地の方々が受け入れてくれてくれたからこそできたんだということ。
人が住まい、暮らしを守るはずの建築が、地震によって凶器となり、建築をやめるべきなのかと考えたこと。
なかでも印象的だったのは、仲間がいるからできたというお話でした。
斉藤さんがお風呂を送ろうと思って友達に相談したとき、みんな「よし、やろう!」と賛同されたそうです。
偶然にも主に現地に行ったりする主要メンバーが11人だったとのことで、アニメに重ね合わせて、被災地へ向かう道中に主題歌を聞いたりされていたとのこと。
ただお風呂を送るというお話ではなく、それを通り越したところにある斉藤さんのお人柄や熱い思いが伝わってくる時間でした。
忘れていたとても大事な物を教えていただいた気がします。ありがとうございました。
是非また第二弾してもらいたいです!

The new project 'Tokiwa Daigaku' just started in the middle of the town.
This is a project to have lectures or workshops by active people who are famous or popular in a variety of fields like real university. The first 'class' was a lecture of an architect, Tadashi Saito. He's a leader of the project 'ZENKON-Yu' which is to send ready-to-assenble Japanese bath to the desaster area in Tohoku.

He's doing this as volunteer from raising money from public to bring the bath to build it. He talked how was the places. When they visited there first the people there was not very friendly and  there was a chill in the air.  But when they saw the finished bath they gave him big, big thanks in tears.
He couldn't stop himself to do something for Tohoku so he just did it and this project succeeded thanks to the people who accepted him there he said.
He also said he thought if he should quit architecture because the buildings which should be 'home' and should protect people's 'life' became murder weapon because of the earth quake.
What I was touched most was his words 'I wouldn't make it without friends'. When he talked about this plan to his friends, all of them agreed and said 'Yes, let's do that!'. By chance there were 11 main staffs in the team and it was the same situation as a popular anime 'Thunder 11' so they were listening to the theme song on the way to Tohoku putting the 'brave mates' story on their minds. (Actually I think they are real Thunder 11!)
It was a really fruitful time not only to know their wonderful activity but also Mr. Saito's warm personality and his great passion beyond just the 'volunteer work'.
Thank you so much Saito-san! I was so touched and inspired a lot. I'm already looking forward to his second class! :)

22.9.11

Imperfection



きれいすぎるものはおもしろくない。
ちょっとゆがんでるくらいが味があってすき。
ものも、人も。

Perfection is sometimes not so attractive to me.
I prefer imperfect things. 
Persons as well.

21.9.11

Girls' party!


友達のめろう*さんと魔女さんが素敵なイベントを企画!
お声かけいただいて、デザイナーのeriさんと参加します。
その名も、、「四町乙女パーティ〜乙女復活宣言!〜」

乙女たちの乙女たちによる乙女たちためのパーティ。
女の子が好きな物がいっぱいです。アクセサリー、お洋服、絵、布小物、こまごま可愛いものたち。
わたしは委託で、紙小物や布小物などを出展させてもらいます。
ユニット名は yuuco & eri。まんまです!わかりやすいでしょー?笑

たくさん乙女たちが参加して、きらきらな一日になると思います。
可愛いスイーツや飲み物もあるヨ。目玉は魔女さんのファッションショー!
 
うわぁー考えただけでわくわく*
みんな遊びにきてね。^^

四町乙女パーティ〜乙女復活宣言!〜

とき:2011.10.16(日) 12:00〜19:00
ところ:4町パティオ(南新町交番裏)

女の子が元気になれますように。
素敵なものが見つかりますように。
一日中笑って過ごせますように。
かわいいものに囲まれて、キラキラできますように。
モヤモヤした場所から少しでも復活できますように!

女の子のためのイベントです。でももちろん男の子もウェルカム!


My friend Melow* & Lady witch are planning a kawaii girls' party on 16th Oct. 
This is a small market of artists and craft makers for girls. Lots of shops will spread their treasury in the small square in the middle of the town. Accessories, pretty clothes, paintings, illustrations, cute crafts... many many adorable things you will see there! I also join this lovely event with my designer friend 'eri' as consignment shop. Our shop is 'yuuco & eri' so that you can find it very easily! :)

Many many girls will be there on the day and it will be a brilliant day ever.
They also have cute sweets & drinks so you don't need to worry about treat. ;) The main feature is Lady witch's catwalk show.
Ah, just the thought of it makes me so excited~!
You're all welcome to come, please come & join us!
It's a party of the girls, by the girls, for the girls! :)

Girls' party -Girls' declare of revival-
16th. Oct. 2011 12:00-19:00
@Yoncho patio square (behind the police box, Minamishin-machi, Takamatsu)

Hope all girls will be cheerful.
Hope you'll find something great.
Hope you'll spend all day with smile.
Hope you'll be bright with cute treasuries all around.
Hope you'll get rid of woolly-hazy wandering from your heart!

This is a event for girls but of course boys are very welcome too!

16.9.11

New design


前にも書きましたが、コットンバッグのデザインをシリーズで製作中です。
このデザインのテーマは '画家にかかせないもの!' あれやこれやと考えたり、それを絵におこすのがとても楽しいです。^^
今日は下書きをして銅板に転写しました。時間かかった〜。
なかなか集中できなくていつもの3倍くらい時間かかってしまいました。なんとか仕上げられてよかった!
次はもうコットンバッグにプレス出来ると思います。色ものせられるかな。
また仕上がったらアップします。自分でも出来上がりをはやく見たいです!


As I wrote before, I'm working on series of design of cotton bags.
This illustration is 'essential things for painter'. It was fun to think and make it into illustration. :)
Today I underlined the new design on copper plate which took a long time for me.
It was so hard to concentrate to draw for me these days for some reason and it took triple or more than the time as usual. But I concentrated and finished somehow in the end. I'll be able to press and print it on the bags next time I think.
I'm going to paint some colours on it too. I'll show you once I finished it. I can't wait to see it too!

9.9.11

Horse brooch





ふらりと立ち寄った雑貨屋さんで金色の馬のブローチをみつけました。

ひとめぼれして買っちゃった。

どんなに遠いところでもこの子の翼で連れて行ってくれそうな気がして。

Today I stumbled a beautiful brooch of golden horse which has wings on his back.
 I fell in love with him at first sight and it didn't take even a second to decide to buy it.
I felt like he would bring me anywhere I want with his wings no matter how great the distance is.

8.9.11

Double sky

空が広い
気持ちいい!
こういう時、この街に生まれてほんよによかったなって思う
わたしはこの街が好きです

Wide sky opened upon me.
Such a refreshing moment.
When I'm on the day like this
I think I'm really lucky to have been born here in this town.
I love my town.


7.9.11

Flowers blooming in my studio


アトリエでお花がたくさん咲きました。 

カラフルでかわいいでしょ?^^* コットンのバッグに葉っぱや線の部分をプレスして、
あとでふーわりと花びらを描きました。
ひとつひとつ、手描きです。だから、それぞれ世界に一つしかないオリジナル。

もうすぐお嫁に行く子もいます。お嫁に行った先で、使ってくださる方の
笑顔のお花をさかせてくれるといいな。
シリーズで、いろんな子たちが生まれる予定です。あーはやく想いをカタチにしたい!
そわそわ。でも、あせらず、ゆっくり、楽しみながら。

Lots of flowers are blooming in my studio. :)
Cute in colourful colours, isn't it? First I pressed the line part of leaves on the cotton bags then painted petals one by one by hand. So every piece has different expression and one & only.
Some of them are leaving my place soon. I‘m happy if my works could make people feel relax and happiness if only a little in these busy days.
I already have other ideas of this series on my mind and can't wait to create them into shapes!
But trying not to rush, stay relax, just enjoy it in my own pace~. :)

4.9.11

Peach cake!

見て見て!このもものケーキを!
でかいんです!(ちょっとオーバー?いや、これくらいの感動があるんです!)
そしてももがざっくざく!素敵すぎる〜〜
これは街でも人気のカフェ「3びきの子ぶた」のケーキです。
たくさん種類のあるホットサンドが人気で有名ですが、スイーツもいろいろあります。もともと果物屋さんなので果物が新鮮!その場でミキサーにかけて作ってくれるフレッシュフルーツのジュースもおいしいのです。

Look! Look at this cake!
It's such big! (over dramatic? no, no, it's truly dramatic!) Peaches on the cake were like mountain! How nice~ :) This is from a cafe, 'Sanbiki no kobuta' (3 little pigs) which is very popular in my town.
They are famous for the many kinds of hot sandwiches and also the sweets. Basically this shop is a fruits shop so their fruits are always fresh and fruits juice is delicious too.


 
わたしは新鮮な果物がごろんごろん入ったケーキの大ファン。
リーズナブルなので学生さんにも人気のスポットです。
かなり、かなり大好き〜!そんなわたしは確実に4匹目の子ぶたになりつつあるのでした。。

I'm a big fan of their cakes which has looots of fruits on it. The reasonable price gets many young fans too.  I really like this cafe! 
And I think I'm going to  be the 4th pig, maybe...?




1.9.11

Picturebook club

ひさびさ登場yuucoです。
この間友達が絵本部に誘ってくれました。部長と副部長しかいない絵本部。。
わたしは新入部員です。雪が降る頃に絵本展を計画中です。
作戦会議中。どんな絵本ができるかな。楽しみです!

It's been long since last post. I'm glad to come back here. :)
My friends asked me to join their picturebook club the other day.
The members are captain and vice-captain and me! :D I'm new so don't know much about the activity yet though looking forward to do arts with them.
Actually we're planning to have picturebook exhibition around when the snow is coming.
We still have lots of ideas on the table. I can't wait to cook them nicely!