Sunday, 29 September 2013

My bee hexagon

We've been asked to make and decorate our own hexagons, as part of the window display for the "Bees In The Woods" exhibition, which starts this Friday 4th October. 
Here's mine. Just a bit of fun ;)
Looking forward to seeing what the other artists come up with!

Saturday, 28 September 2013


Hmmm...Oki seems to have picked up odd expressions and a bit of slang, and it can only have come from me! Oops. Funny to hear those words coming out of his mouth.

The top one is hard to translate, but it's a way to start a sentence, like "Erm..." and the middle one translates into something like "it''s a pine cone tree innit".

The bottom one, however, was one of his lovely, magical expressions, when he compared the moon to a dandelion. It painted such a lovely picture in my mind :)

Friday, 27 September 2013

A sneaky peek

I've been invited to take part in a group exhibition called "Bees In The Woods" at the ONCA Gallery in Brighton, by the lovely and talented Mia Underwood. It will be on from Friday 4th- Monday 14th October, with the private view from 6:30pm on Friday 4th. 

There will be all kinds of things going on on the night, as well as throughout the show: book signings, crafty workshops, 10% of all sales goes towards LASI research (University of Sussex) to help save our British bees! Check here for full listings.

Here's a sneaky peek of what I've been making. The Bee bag Oki is modeling is a collaboration between myself and my partner Sam :)

Only a week to go and still so much to do!!

Monday, 16 September 2013


A message to the numerous irresponsible dog owners in our neighbourhood: PICK IT UP! It really makes me mad to have to grab and shout at my boy as he runs about happily in the park, engrossed in his mission to find pine cones, acorns, berries and conkers, "WATCH OUT FOR THAT POO!!!"

The worst is the ambush poop, the kind that is placed just before an obstacle in the pavement (like a wheelie bin on bin day). It's as if the owners of the bin and the dog have worked together to make sure our buggy wheel goes through the horrible dirty mess. Ooooh it makes me want to shout bad words!! (and leave dirty nappies on their doorstep).

Sunday, 15 September 2013


Not sure exactly when or how this happened but we have turned into one of those couples who wear matching embarrassing!
Anyways, this is what we wore the other day when it was raining. Thankfully Oki doesn't have the same raincoat as us :P

Saturday, 7 September 2013


I like knitting hats. Having such little spare time, it's really satisfying to be able to start and finish something really quickly. The biggest bobble belongs to Oki.

bye bye bears

I've said goodbye to these 2 bear paintings. I hope they'll be happy in their new homes :)

last weekend!

A quick reminder to let you know it's the last weekend of the wonderful group exhibition "In This Place, In This Time" at The Crypt Gallery in Euston, so please go check it out :)

Sunday, 1 September 2013

In this place, In this time...NOW OPEN!

Today, we went to The Crypt Gallery in Euston to see "In This Time, In This Place".
I may be slightly biased, but what an amazing show! 5 artists* with very distinct and different styles and media, but in this space, their work connected and impressed. We walked through dark corridors, strange noises echoing from within, to be surprised around each corner at what we would find.
I thoroughly recommend you go and see it! It's on every day until Sunday 8th September.

*Aki Moriuchi
 Bruce Hucko
 Kenji Yamada
 Michi Suzuki
 Sam Wibberley


I had to get these down on paper. Oki's fascination with his new pants was very amusing! Hopefully he'll get the hang of them soon :)