Come over Queens! Queens Art Intervention 2017. Tomorrow, Sat, 12-7pm.

DWELLING WITH THOUSAND WINDOWS: Sep.23, Sat, 12-7pm. Simply come over to Murray Playground on 21st Street x 45th Ave, Long Island City, NY. ( Take 7train to Court Sq station. E/M/G lines won’t stop at this station this weekend) or come with used window envelopes if you have any.  We will be working on a green circle under the trees right inside from 21st Street entrance. Starting around noon, help me building dwelling, put rope between trees and hung large window drapes with balance. Walk in and out of the see-through window walls. See other side. Go to the other side. What dwelling means to you. Write/Draw about it. Leave your note for Queens Art Intervention exhibit at Queens Museum in December.  

For updated info during the event, Check my Instagram  and/or  Facebook

And don’t forget to visit 11 other sites in Queens!

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Take 7 line to Court Sq station. E/M/G lines won’t stop at this station this weekend.

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Bushwick today with jet lag!

GumHearts Project Store is participating Japan Fes in Bushwick, in front of Myrtle/Wycliffe Ave station/L-line, till 6pm. Don't miss Ramen contest :D

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GumHearts Project is right in front of Liberty Department Store!

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8th Ave は、ペデストリアンパラダイス?!

Times Square から10ブロック位(?)、歩行者天国です。 いつもは車だらけの道を封鎖して「歩行者天国」って言う、浮かれた感じの良い英語は無いか。。。。と、隣でセラミック売っているよしみさんと話してて、「pedestrian paradiseじゃね?」「うんうん!!」と言うわけで。日本から戻り未だ全然時差ボケ抜けず1日に2回眠くなる状態ですが、浮かれて8th Avenueにゴロンとしてみました。着ている服も浮かれ感満ちてますねぇ。気持ち良いなぁ^_^

 

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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.