What makes someone happy.

It is so funny.  I've been looking for simple Independedt CD player, no need air-kind, since I always have memory problem, and having hard time to find what I liked.  Recentry, a friend of mine, Margaret, just contacted me for their factory closing sale. What I really liked there was this Sony CD- Cassette tape player! Not just CD player, comes with cassette tape player!!  I have to dig my old cassette tapes, that should be somewhere here.  Feel like so nostalgic.  I LOVE THIS PLAYER SO MUCH!!  Thank you Margaret,  Thank you, Kate!!

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Mine

I have decided this Gumtote would be mine since I really like it.  Thanks:D

On G train back from Redhook, Brooklyn.  

On G train back from Redhook, Brooklyn.  

GumHearts Store at National Icecream day

It seems like national ice cream day, today and a lot of people are here Grand Bazaar, 100 W 77th, where GumHearts Store, many other hand made stores, and icecream stores today, till 6.  It's dry nice day to walk around.  Feel like icecream, GumHearts?  Come to stop by:D

I am participating in unusually luxury situation, under a tent with a large table.  Such a great experience to be able to work in shade all day.  Let's see how business goes. 

I am participating in unusually luxury situation, under a tent with a large table.  Such a great experience to be able to work in shade all day.  Let's see how business goes. 

What I want to be next time?

A forklift operator in javits center!  He was very good and so cool. You have to be very good at operating it in this small crowded busy event prep space. I was so excited just seeing the operation right in front of me.

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What's its name?

Found this big thing to dig into asphalt road. What is its name?

On the way to the school I am teaching today in Brooklyn. It is very sunny nice day. 

On the way to the school I am teaching today in Brooklyn. It is very sunny nice day. 

Working with Harmonica and harmonica pocket.

About 3 years ago, I started to use harmonica as a sound cue for my special ED art class in NYC public schools. I found it is effective for all population include general ED, middle school/ high school kids so harmonica comes with me all the time. 3年程前に、NY市公立学校特別支援校でのアートクラスで、合図として使い始めたハーモニカなのですが、今では全ての教える仕事で使っています。

A student of mine drew me wearing African shirt with a harmonica in a harmonica pocket on my chest. He also drew a mustache on me which I really love about. 生徒の一人が、私を描いてくれました。私の着ているアフリカ柄のシャツ(模様や裾の二つのポケットなどよく見ています)と左胸のハーモニカの入ったポケットと、なぜか、口髭も描いてくれました。ありがとう:D

A student of mine drew me wearing African shirt with a harmonica in a harmonica pocket on my chest. He also drew a mustache on me which I really love about. 生徒の一人が、私を描いてくれました。私の着ているアフリカ柄のシャツ(模様や裾の二つのポケットなどよく見ています)と左胸のハーモニカの入ったポケットと、なぜか、口髭も描いてくれました。ありがとう:D

The harmonica pocket, from UTTOKO, got holes on the bottom since I often keep scissors as well.  I need to fix the bottom when I have some time. 東京の美大時代の古い友人愛ちゃんのオリジナル手作りバッグブランド UTTOKO の茶巾袋をハーモニカポケットに使っています。ハサミも一緒に入れることが多いので、底に穴が開いてしまいましたが、ここまで使うと愛着いっぱいなので、時間がある時に補強しよう。

The harmonica pocket, from UTTOKO, got holes on the bottom since I often keep scissors as well.  I need to fix the bottom when I have some time. 東京の美大時代の古い友人愛ちゃんのオリジナル手作りバッグブランド UTTOKO の茶巾袋をハーモニカポケットに使っています。ハサミも一緒に入れることが多いので、底に穴が開いてしまいましたが、ここまで使うと愛着いっぱいなので、時間がある時に補強しよう。

First Presentation at F2F.

I had my presentation at F2F2017, Face to Face Conference,  at The City College of New York this past Thursday. I enjoyed sharing my experience of 4 years of inclusion residencies with other teaching artists and administrators,  through a hands-on workshop.  

Maya Singh, Marquis Studios, thank you for your great support!

Maya Singh, Marquis Studios, thank you for your great support!

Sketch Book binding for introduction. How many pages will we get from 10 pieces of paper?  Introduced tools I use in the inclusion residency. 

Sketch Book binding for introduction. How many pages will we get from 10 pieces of paper?  Introduced tools I use in the inclusion residency. 

Good to learn ourselves as an industry. 70% of Teaching Artists are female. We surprisingly found that male TAs make higher income than female TAs according to TA Compensation Survey.  Why?  This will be published.

Good to learn ourselves as an industry. 70% of Teaching Artists are female. We surprisingly found that male TAs make higher income than female TAs according to TA Compensation Survey.  Why?  This will be published.

I feel like surrounded by poems and poets in my life though I’ve definitely grown as a bad writer since my young age. Some teachers did not understand me.

I feel like surrounded by poems and poets in my life though I’ve definitely grown as a bad writer since my young age. Some teachers did not understand me.

The City Collage of New York has a beautiful campus. 

The City Collage of New York has a beautiful campus. 

Last day, MokoMoko at Art on Paper, Pier 36, NYC.

Today, till 6pm.  Works before taking photos of discarded materials, MokoMoko Shaped windows from used window envelopes. MokoMoko means cutie chubby in Japanese. I wanted to give unpractical sense on this mas produced product after their duty. I cut them with scissors one by one with my hand.

MokoMoko camouflage without windows. 12' x 10'.  20003

MokoMoko camouflage without windows. 12' x 10'.  20003

MokoMoko camouflage without windows' ready to go.   2003

MokoMoko camouflage without windows' ready to go.   2003

MokoMoko camouflage with windows, ready to go.  2003.

MokoMoko camouflage with windows, ready to go.  2003.

Exhibiting at ART ON PAPER, MARCH 2-5 at Pier 36, New York City.

Come to experience installation MokoMoko Windows,  at ART ON PAPER Art Fair, Pier 36, Lower Manhattan. It will be on the second floor, next to Cafe.  I will be present on Friday and Sunday, come to see me.       

 

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Niizeki Hiromi    2003  MokoMoko with camouflage  no Windows.   Internationally collected Used envelopes, Glue, Myler.   MokoMoko means, Cutie Chubby in Japanese.  Used specifically purposefully mass produced camouflage printed envelopes were hand cut with scissors by myself, and recreated into a non purposeful & functional large scale fine art installation. 

Bushwick Vendors Market.

Unfortunate snowy rainy, Sunday, feb. 12th at the Silent Barn, Bushwick Brooklyn. I actually like that they don't call this as Valentin's Day Market since I don't care.  About 15 vendors are here most are sharing a table including me.  I like this atmosphere and attitude. If you feel like, market opens till 6, 3 more hours. 

603 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY.

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Love this restroom. 

Love this restroom. 

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Good luck to my business:D

Good luck to my business:D

GumHearts Store opens at Made In Queens, 2/10 - 14 with other local mades!

Business hours and workshop hours:

Friday, February 10th - 4pm to 8pm   ---   Pop-Up card insert work shop 4:15-6, 6:15-8

Saturday, February 11th - 11am to 3pm ---   Pop-Up card insert work shop 11:15-1, 1:15-3

Sunday, February 12th - 11am to 3pm 

Monday, February 13th - 4pm to 8pm   ---   Pop-Up card insert work shop  6:15-8

Tuesday, February 14th - 11am to 3pm

GumHearts  Project + lots of local mades will be available at Made In Queens Feb 10-14.

GumHearts Tote, 15”x15”x4”  Heavy 10oz 100% cotton. Pre-washed and Shrunk. 24” handles. Available in Black and Natural. Comes with a ring for key chain.

GumHearts Tote, 15”x15”x4”  Heavy 10oz 100% cotton. Pre-washed and Shrunk. 24” handles. Available in Black and Natural. Comes with a ring for key chain.

GumHearts Greeting Cards 

GumHearts Greeting Cards 

Five GumHearts Greeting Cards pop-up insert workshop with me will be available on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Free with purchase of GumHearts Greeting card. Come to see me.

Five GumHearts Greeting Cards pop-up insert workshop with me will be available on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Free with purchase of GumHearts Greeting card. Come to see me.