Japan, Illustrated: Don’t Drink and Drive!

wp-1488590667388.jpgMuch like back home, driving whilst under the influence is a big offence and one which will cost you your career! So, it’s taken very seriously and lots of campaigns have been initiated to remind people not to forget.

My school asked me to create the illustration for their “I’m not drinking!” badges to be used at our major school party. It was such an honour to see lots of people wearing my design! ❤

Japan, illustrated: Kotatsu

Winter is particularly cold in Japan, and although it isn’t much different to the UK it is difficult because you feel it constantly.. The buildings aren’t typically insulated (especially not my jutaku!) and the windows aren’t double-glazed. So whatever the temperature is outside, you can guarantee the inside of my house is about the same!

That’s where “kotatsu” become a joy. Kotatsu are tables which have a heater underneath, and a removable table top which sandwiches a thick, snuggly blanket under it and the table structure to keep the heat in. It is such a pleasure in winter to sit under the kotatsu and keep warm.

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An Ode to the Jutaku

Aha. Long time no… write? Oh dear it’s almost been two months since I posted on here. I did have a wonderfully busy (and very cold) two months over December and January. My boyfriend was able to visit over the Christmas and New Year period, which was lovely! Lots of time was spent huddling under the kotatsu in my poorly insulated jutaku.. which was charming in it’s own way but so cold I feared I’d lose my tootsies. But I have decided my favourite thing (does it count as an appliance? It’s a weird hybrid I guess) is my kotatsu.

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With Two Sugars, Please! – My new art collaborative Art project

With Two Sugars, Please!

Recently, me and my best friend in the UK decided to start an art project together to motivate each other and continue developing our artistic skills!

Alongside my adventures in Japan, we’ll be posting up our work on here. I wanted to keep the posts separate from this blog as it is a project in it’s own right.

Check it out if you like geeky doodles and original artwork!

みかんの問題

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Recently, I was given a tonne of home grown みかん (oranges) by my Karate sensei.. and I mean too many to eat by myself!

I wasn’t sure what to do with them all but a neighbour recommended making jam. As I had never made jam before I decided to experiment last night!!

Now I have a tonne of みかん jam!!

みかんのジャムをつくれた!!
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Does anyone have any more ideas for what to do with excess fruit in the future?? I would hate to waste it all!