At the beginning of the summer, I had a lot of ideas of things I could draw or paint or ways I could engage with living in Japan and express that artistically. At first this worked pretty well, and I did work in my sketchbook and some paintings based on the experiences I had in […]

Update 5

Part of Hokusai's Manga. (

Although IĀ visitedĀ  a lot of museums, etc. I haven’t written so much about those experiences, so that’s what I’ll focus on in this post. In July I went to the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Harajuku, for an exhibition they had on the works of Katsushika Hokusai. He’s most well known, in Japan and […]

Update 4


In my last post, I talked about how I was struggling with how to plan out my paintings. I felt like I was really trapped trying to express something linearly that doesn’t feel linear in my head. In order to organize my thoughts better, I decided to sketch out the images I felt interested in […]