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. 

Found a treasure

Just found my son Yui’s Art work from nowhere while he was cleaning his room before he leaves to Wisconsin for his sophomore year. This is hand sewn Igana by Yui, I think igana was his third sewn project, when he was 4-5 years old. He sewed fish, eel, and igana. This is definitely our treasure.

When my grandma showed me how to sew a dress for a doll, she showd me sewing inside out and flip outside back in so that edges of fabric would be invisible. I definitely felt she was genius!!!!!!!! I wanted my son to experience that same feeling then.

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3ヶ月の長い夏休みが終わり、遠い大学に戻る息子が部屋の掃除をしていて、4-5歳の頃に凝っていた手縫いアートのイグアナ発見。魚、うなぎ、と作って、イグアナは脚が増えて難しくて、私が少し手伝った気が。家にあった端切れで。

私が同じ年の頃、(気難しくて余り好きで無かった)祖母にリカちゃん人形の服の縫い方をお教わった時に、「裏返しに縫った後ひっくり返すと縫い目が内側に入る」と言うテクニックを見せて貰って「天才!!!!!」っと感動したのを今でも覚えてます。それを、息子にも経験させたくて。魚とうなぎも、どこかに入っているのか。。。?!これは宝物。大切に飾っておきましょう。