Summer harvest

Oh, this is my long term luxury pleasure, organic farming, out of the window of NYC apartment during summer. Since I am from Tokyo originally, farming was not something very close to me and never interested before I move to NYC. My Italian landlord used to give me bags of harvest such as tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes and more from their large back yard every summer. Home grown tomatoes taste like fruits and so good. Squirrels are always my enemy.

Several days ago, mini tomatoes, medium tomatoes and Shiso Japanese basil.

Several days ago, mini tomatoes, medium tomatoes and Shiso Japanese basil.

This morning, more tomatoes and a nigauri/bitter cucumber that Eiko and Ken brought me a baby plant that amazes me how fast and powerfully grows since last month.

This morning, more tomatoes and a nigauri/bitter cucumber that Eiko and Ken brought me a baby plant that amazes me how fast and powerfully grows since last month.

東京にいた頃は植物育てる事に興味は無かってけれど、イタリア人の大家が、毎夏ほぼ毎日裏庭でバーベキューして、トマト、きゅうり、葡萄を育て、たまに袋いっぱいのそれらをくれて、そんなのを見ながら自分でもやる様になった。育児で忙しかった時期を除いて、nyのアパート窓外のオーガニックファーミングは、私にとってとっても贅沢な楽しみだ。実益も当然兼ねたいし、シソ等はどこでも手に入る訳じゃ無いし、限られたスペース本気で使ってる。来年はきゅうりも作りたいな🥒。肥料はミミズのウンコ。敵はリス。今年は、大声出して棒でつついたら来なくなった。

GumHearts Project and 5 Free Workshops for Valentine’s day Market.

GumHearts Project, Tattoo Stickers, Greeting Cards, Tote bags, note books, for 5 days Valentine’s day Market at Made In Queens,.  I will also run five Pop-Up card inserts workshops, FREE for whom purchased GumHears Greeting Cards,  $5 material/tools for whom with own cards. Fun and open ended workshops for 10 and up. Pre-register now and come to work wth me. 

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

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

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

Today, Grand Bazaar!

Come to get some GumHearts projects and NEW "Bandages"  at 100 W 77th st , Columbus , New York, today.  

Documented discarded bandaged are added for holiday shopping:D

Documented discarded bandaged are added for holiday shopping:D

If you are looking for something very unique and original, not to find anywhere else, come to GumHearts project store:D

Some stationary, tote bags, tin boxed tattoo stickers. 

Some stationary, tote bags, tin boxed tattoo stickers. 

No Sew Tote Bag

So, how do we turn t-shirts into Tote bag without sewing?  Cut and Tie, simple.

Get a T-shirt.

Get a T-shirt.

Cut off sleeves. Cut around neck, so opening is wide enough as a bag.

Cut off sleeves. Cut around neck, so opening is wide enough as a bag.

Make slits on the bottom. maybe 1 inch wide for each. Length could be vary as long as you can tie.

Make slits on the bottom. maybe 1 inch wide for each. Length could be vary as long as you can tie.

Tie 2 pieces together first, then tie different pair to make stronger. Slits could be much longer. If you turn T-shirts inside out and tie, the slits would stay inside the bag and invisible. Be creative and have fun.

Tie 2 pieces together first, then tie different pair to make stronger. Slits could be much longer. If you turn T-shirts inside out and tie, the slits would stay inside the bag and invisible. Be creative and have fun.

Queens Art Intervention 2016

This is my third year to participate Queens Art Intervention. The theme for this year is “Litter Less, Recycle More".  I will be suggesting No Sewing Tote Bag Making with used T-shirts to save environment + 5 cents from February.     

Saturday, September 10th, 1-4pm at Corona Plaza. Right off 103rd St - Corona Plaza Station, 7-Train.

Saturday, September 17th, 1-4pm at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Hts, in front of 74th St Station, 7/E/F/M/R train.

Rainday: Sunday.

Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué   to be recreated into tote bag. 

Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué to be recreated into tote bag. 

GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

Last few things in Japan

昨晩、無事アーティストトーク終わりました. よこはまパラダイス会館に入り切らないほど、20人位集まりました。来てくれた方、来れなかった方、この機会を与えてくれた、会館ディレクターのヅルさん、鈴木さんに感謝。 この場に繋げてくれた塩出に感謝。多くの人に支えられ、今回の日本滞在継続中。あと、4数日です。:D。

今日28日、横浜黄金町、シネマJack and Betty 一階で、ガムハート露天、最終日、雨でもやってます。

明日29日は、渋谷神宮前Kensscratch最終日、6時位迄います。GumHearts 写真(美術館仕様)、タトゥーシール、カード、有ります。

*GumHearts 写真展
8月14日〜29日
kensscratch(ケンズスクラッチ)
渋谷区神宮前5-28-7-207
12:00-7時まで毎日営業
kensscratch.com.

 

GumHearts. Discarded. Disgusting. Do not touch it.

No one asked to leave them on the street. Unexpectedly, coincidentally, not willingly stepped on by someone unknown lying with their slimy saliva. You do not want to touch them. The shape and color change with the condition and time, out of control. I am documenting them using cellphone camera.  www.niizekihiromi.com

January 26, 2016  3:12pm  Queens Borough Plaza, LIC,  NY.

January 26, 2016  3:12pm  Queens Borough Plaza, LIC,  NY.