Monday, July 18, 2016

Let's Create A Portrait of Your Beloved Pet Together!

I love to create custom pet portraits. It gives me a sense of collaborating with a customer.

Recently I worked with a customer to create a portrait of her friend's pet dog recently passed away.

The customer wanted to give the portrait as a gift for her best friend in mourning.

She found me online through one of my prints she had gotten from her friend as a gift.

I felt very honored to be chosen by her to create a pet portrait for her special friend.

After receiving many photos and hearing memorable stories of the pet dog from her, I drew several sketches for her to choose from.

After a sketch was selected, I started to create the portrait. In the meantime, we exchanged messages to update my progress.

Because the email system had caused some undelivered email troubles between us, we communicated by texiting on the phone.

I enjoyed communicating on text much more than on email because it felt more timely and personal that way.

I also tried video shooting with my phone to show the portrait making process later. With the new iPhone holder I got, it made filming so much easier than using a camcorder.

2 weeks and a half later, the portrait was delivered to her friend. The customer texted me a sweet message telling me how much her friend liked it.

It is always such a fantastic experience being able to create an art with my customer.

Rest in peace, Snuggles.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

New YouTube Video: Newspaper Bulldog - How It Was Made

New video was just posted on YouTube today. 

This less than 3 minutes video shows almost 5-hour making process of the latest work 'Red English Bulldog In Car', which is going to be available in art print soon. 

This time the video was taken with my iPhone instead of my camcorder.

And it helped me film and edit way quicker than using a camcorder since the entire process was done on the iPhone with editing Apps such as iMovie etc. 

Because I found this easy way, I think I am going to post new videos more often from now on :)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Whimsical Beach Themed Dog Arts in Bright Pop Colors

After finishing total 11 pieces of the new artwork, I realized that these arts fully show who I am. When I started to create this new collection "Beach Dogs", all the elements I love surged through my mind: dogs, bright boho colors, and playfulness.

I had been avoiding using the part of color pieces filled with advertising letters or mixed patterns in the past. But when I saw these pieces in creative point of view, it opened up a new door for me to express more humor in my artwork. In addition, I decided to use more bright colors and article part of newspapers.

As results, these new pieces were born.

Beach Dog collection, Series 1: "Dog On Paddle Board"

Yellow Labrador On Paddle Board

Chocolate Labrador On Paddle Board

Black Labrador On Paddle Board

Golden Retriever On Paddle Board

Beach Dog collection, Series 2: "Dog At Beach" - Some fun words can be found on the umbrella of each piece ;)

White French Bulldog At Beach 

Black French Bulldog At Beach

Brindle French Bulldog At Beach

Cream French Bulldog At Beach

Fawn French Bulldog At Beach

Fawn Pied French Bulldog At Beach

Black And White Pied French Bulldog At Beach

These 11 pieces are currently available ONLY through this link in print matted to 14" x 11" as pre-order special for USD30 and free shipping within USA / flat shipping USD12 outside of USA till the end of April 23, 2016 PST. After the date, the price will be set to USD35 and will be listed on my website & Etsy shop.

Hope you like them!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

First Time Original Artwork Listing

After 3 years of only offering reproductions of my artwork, I decided to also offer original artwork aside from ACEO originals and custom pet portraits.

The originals will be posted both on my official website "Originals" section and my Etsy shop "Originals & ACEOs" section. I am thinking of posting them little by little.

So the very first one posted is...
 "Snow Monkey And Sunrise", celebrating the Chinese zodiac sign of this year, Monkey.

The original is de-acidify sprayed and UV coated to extend the longevity.

Framing option is made available on my website (sorry, currently only for USA or Canada customers).

Framing by

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

USD35 Gift Card Giveaway Feature on All Things Paper!

I am featured on All Things Paper Giveaway Week. Check out All Things Paper blog below if anybody would like to join the contest! Hurry, it ends on Dec. 11, 2015!

All Things Paper: Newspaper Collage Art by Keiko Suzuki of Bless Hue...: Today wraps up lucky-seven weeks of paper themed giveaways that I hope have delighted, surprised and inspired you. I'm always on the l...

And on Instagram @allthingspaper 
Here we are already, the last of my lucky-seven giveaway weeks! 🎁💫🎉 Paper artist Keiko Suzuki creates pet portraits and subtlety beautiful animal and nature scenes from earth-friendly materials. To enter for a chance to win a $35 gift card to spend at Keiko's website, or in her Etsy shop, Bless Hue, simply like this pic and follow @blesshue and @allthingspaper. No follow = no entry. 👌🌟👏 You may leave a comment on the blog as an extra entry (link in bio). This worldwide 🌎🌍🌏 #giveaway ends on Friday, Dec 11. One winner will be drawn at random and announced here and on the blog. Good luck! 🎉👏🌲 Per Instagram's rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants are confirming they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Free Printable Holiday Greetings for All Shoppers or Newsletter Subscribers! (Nov.27 - Dec.25, 2015)

'Tis the season!

I am giving away a free printable holiday greetings to all customers who shopped at my official website or Etsy shop, or to new newsletter subscribers during the period between November 27th and December 25th, 2015. 

It is made to fit in the standard US greeting card size, 5 in. x 7 in.

Happy Holiday Season!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Framebridge x Bless Hue - Collaboration with Framing Expert Team!

I am super excited to announce that beautiful framing option is now available for the Giclee prints and the custom pet portraits orders for customers in the US and Canada at my website, in collaborating with!

Framebridge offers professional framing service with variety of gorgeous frames for affordable prices.

Within their number of attractive selections, I especially love their bamboo-shaped frames that come in gold or black. They complement most of my Japanese influenced artwork.

Frame "Mandalay" by  +

Frame "Mandalay" by  +  Giclee Print "Goldfish"

Frame "Bali" by +  Giclee Print "Cat On Pine Tree"

Frame "Bali" by +  Giclee Print "Camellia".

When you visit my official website, all of the Giclee prints have options to choose frames.

Once an order for a framed Giclee print was placed, I will send the Giclee print to Framebridge, and they will frame and deliver it to you.

In case of custom pet portrait orders, I will personally e-mail the framing sample images with final piece to select if you wish it to be framed.

For the customers who would rather like to think about framing after receiving the artwork, I have a special USD10 discount code given by Framebridge (First time only). Please enter the code BLESSHUE10 upon ordering at

What's more fantastic is that Framebridge covers shipping charge.

Visit for more pieces with framing samples!