Wednesday, December 26, 2012

January 2013 Calendar Free Printable (Expired)

Can you believe the 2013 is only 6 days away? 
I started "Ohsoji (thorough clean up)" in our house as this is the Japanese custom doing it the end of every year to make a fresh start on the 1st day of every new year.  Also I prepared New Year's gift money for my nieces in Japan although I am in the US to follow the custom.  I believe from the end of year to the beginning of year is the busiest time as private-wise for most of people in Japan. 

What about you? 

By the way, here is the free downloadable calendar for Jan. 2013. 
There are the US, Brazil, France, Canada and UK, and Everywhere else versions on the link. 
Please scroll down and find the one that suits to your need:) 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sea Lions In Seattle

Sea Lions on Buoy 

I finally completed three newspaper collages of sea lions inspired by the sea lions I saw from a cruise ship in Seattle last August. They were sleeping on a buoy, and some of them woke up and waved to us when our cruise ship passed by. Their sleepy faces were very cute. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

First Time Pacifier Sales :)

Today I made the first time pacifier sales on Zazzle.  It has my jack russell terrier design. It is not bragging, but it will be very cute on a little baby's cute face :)

It makes me very very happy when I see somebody on this planet chooses my designs to own them. It is pity I can not say "thank you very much!" in person, so I at least send appreciation in my heart every time it happens.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Free Printable Calendar for Dec 2012 (expired)

Free Printable Calendar for next month for you:)
Here on the link you will find for USA, Canada, UK, France, Brazil, and other countries by title when scroll down. (Other countries ver. does not have titles.) 

Link:  Dec 2012 Calendar for USA, Canada, UK, France, Brazil, and Everywhere Else

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dog Saw In Buenos Aires

The latest collage just finished yesterday. 


and finished!                           

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gorgeous Etsy Treasury Inspired by Rene Margritte

This treasury was on top page of Etsy today, and I was so impressed by the great job done by the treasury curator, "Faux Vijoux".
It was inspired by Rene Margritte's art, "The Key To Dreams". Check this out, isn't it well done?

I just wanted to share as a fan of his works:) 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Free Calendar Download for November (Expired)

I made free calendars for November (on a whim...). The size 5.5 in. (about 14 cm) x 8.5 in. (about 21.5 cm) which should be printed on Letter (A4) size paper with spaces. Good size for fridges :) Please feel free to let me know on the comment if there is any trouble in printing or connecting.

Click the link below to get the calendar :) 

USA Calendar Nov. 2012

Brazil Calendar Nov. 2012

France Calendar Nov. 2012 

Canada, UK, and Everywhere Else Calendar 


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Our Family Dog On Two Etsy Treasuries

 I am very happy that my dog art has been chosen for Etsy Treasuries these days! The dog was actually our beloved family dog named Rikimaru. 

Let me share these awesome treasuries created by sobejeweled and LilaClareJewelry today.  

"Every picture tells a story" by sobejeweled

Have a great rest of the weekend!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Another Feature On Etsy Treasury

SuperSock, A fellow Etsy seller created this nicely coordinated cute treasury including my art today:) I am happy to see my dog collage is creating a great harmony with other wonderful items.

Treasury Title: When Winter Falls

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Etsy Treasury - A Clear Autumn Day

We are having a sunny day break in Seattle today, and inspired by the weather, I created an Etsy treasury "A Clear Autumn Day":)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Zazzle Coupon Codes

I hope your new week has been going wonderful :) 

When you want to shop at Zazzle, visit their discount coupons site first. They offer more than 10%  off on several types of items. It is worth checking out!  (There is a link on the right side of my blog page as "Good News" as well) 


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Framing Samples Of My Arts

I updated Bless Hue's Google+ page and Facebook page to show variety of impression of my arts by frame colors. Please come visit how they look if interested!

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Have a nice weekend!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Etsy Treasuries And My Arts

I want to share these wonderful Etsy treasuries created by fellow Etsy shop owners including my arts in the past two days:)

"Funky Holiday Gifts" by Inspireuart - very cute, fun, and eclectic :)

"Pink field" by StreetCats - very beautiful, feels like in a pink flowers garden :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Before Bless Hue was opened

These are some of them from my hand-torn newspaper collage practice book. As the time went by, I gained more newspaper color pages and could make more detailed picture, and started to get so much fun :)

And The Giveaway Winner Is....

Golden Storm!

The picture chosen is "White Eye And Plum Tree".

It is on the way to your hands now :)


And to all of the participants, thank you very much for your participation!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Work In Progress - After Sketching To Finishing

Please watch out and stay healthy everyone!  I had been under the weather over a week, and the only activity my body had allowed me to do was staying in bed.... Now I am so appreciative for being able to do things again.

The work of  Keiki, the cute bobtail cat, is finished and I would like to show rest of the process after sketching :)

I pick up a color from my newspaper stock to use for the cat . 

This is a cutout of the copied sketch. 

Place the cutout on the chosen newspaper. 

Using a pointy tool like below I lightly trace the outline of the cat cutout.  

Dip a small size water-color brush into water. 

Water over the traced line.

 Tear off the shape. 

Using the pointy tool used earlier, draw eyes and shape of mouth. 

Take the inner shapes of the eyes out after tracing the shapes with the watered brush. 

I found good colors for the eyes and the ears :D

This is a starch glue. 

Mixed with equal portion of water. 

 This color is glued behind the each ear. 

The yellow is glued behind the eyes. This is how it look from behind. 

 Flipped over. 


Pupils added:)

A little fast-forward, the shadow, the nose, and more details are added.

Spread the starch glue water used earlier on water-color paper. 

Glue the cat on the paper. 

After the surface dried completely, scratch with the pointy tool very lightly so the pink color will appear nicely for the ears. 

Highlight the body with an eraser as needed. 

After adding more details and my signature (red stamp on bottom right), it is done!