lepidopteraqueen:

毬藻 its alive! this marimo is about 6 years old. The bottom of Lake Akan in Hokkaido Japan is inhabited by miraculously spherical rare algae called “marimo.” In 1921 they were declared a “Japanese Natural Treasure” and the public’s interest in Marimo was stirred. Many Japanese have Marimo as pets in their homes and offices. They are beautifully soft and smooth like velvet and are very easy to care for. Marimo are happiest when they are in filtered water.Just change their water once a week.Marimo like baths!Sometimes you will see cloudy bits of filth clinging to the Marimo. Simply run the marimo under the kitchen sink and he will be clean and very thankful.Marimo can thrive wonderfully in artificial light but they do NOT like direct sun light. When you receive your Marimo it will probably float for a while on the surface, this is the Marimo’s natural way of getting lots of light and then once its had enough he will float down to the bottom. In the waters of lake Akan the Marimo bounce around in the lakes current and the current helps them grow into their nice spherical shape so they like to be poked, and moved around. This also helps them get even lighting. its perfectly safe to hold Marimo. Marimo are great pets for children.Marimo grow 5mm a year and live to be over 100!Look no further, the Marimo i care for are the greenest and healthiest.no chemicals are used in their aquarium. 
(via Giant Japanese Marimo Moss Ball by MilkyLeaf on Etsy)

This is my kind of pet.

lepidopteraqueen:

毬藻 its alive! this marimo is about 6 years old. 

The bottom of Lake Akan in Hokkaido Japan is inhabited by miraculously spherical rare algae called “marimo.” In 1921 they were declared a “Japanese Natural Treasure” and the public’s interest in Marimo was stirred. Many Japanese have Marimo as pets in their homes and offices. They are beautifully soft and smooth like velvet and are very easy to care for. 

Marimo are happiest when they are in filtered water.
Just change their water once a week.

Marimo like baths!
Sometimes you will see cloudy bits of filth clinging to the Marimo. Simply run the marimo under the kitchen sink and he will be clean and very thankful.

Marimo can thrive wonderfully in artificial light but they do NOT like direct sun light. 
When you receive your Marimo it will probably float for a while on the surface, this is the Marimo’s natural way of getting lots of light and then once its had enough he will float down to the bottom. 

In the waters of lake Akan the Marimo bounce around in the lakes current and the current helps them grow into their nice spherical shape so they like to be poked, and moved around. This also helps them get even lighting. its perfectly safe to hold Marimo. Marimo are great pets for children.

Marimo grow 5mm a year and live to be over 100!

Look no further, the Marimo i care for are the greenest and healthiest.
no chemicals are used in their aquarium. 

(via Giant Japanese Marimo Moss Ball by MilkyLeaf on Etsy)

This is my kind of pet.

(via xinyicheng)

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Just learned that the International Print Biennale has accepted the full set (9 prints in all) of my “Mixed Feelings” series and they will hang at Hatton Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. The exhibition dates are June 27 - August 8. All 9 prints are Japanese style woodblock prints (moku hanga) with transfer drawing (the handwriting). The handwriting is a tracing of my deceased father’s handwriting, scanned from old letters and re-formed to create the words I needed. My father, one of 10 children, grew up desperately poor in a mill town in northern New Hampshire. He attended college on the GI bill after WWII and became a social worker. It was a really special thing for me to ‘collaborate’ with him on this project. He would be amazed and happy to know that his handwriting was going to be displayed in the UK, where his ancestors once lived.

Just learned that the International Print Biennale has accepted the full set (9 prints in all) of my “Mixed Feelings” series and they will hang at Hatton Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. The exhibition dates are June 27 - August 8. All 9 prints are Japanese style woodblock prints (moku hanga) with transfer drawing (the handwriting). The handwriting is a tracing of my deceased father’s handwriting, scanned from old letters and re-formed to create the words I needed. My father, one of 10 children, grew up desperately poor in a mill town in northern New Hampshire. He attended college on the GI bill after WWII and became a social worker. It was a really special thing for me to ‘collaborate’ with him on this project. He would be amazed and happy to know that his handwriting was going to be displayed in the UK, where his ancestors once lived.

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ipcny:

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lumbr:

Kazuki Sakai Tokyo University (Art) Uneo Park

"There is no rush for Mokuhanga, slowly, slowly…a short cut always ends in hell" Kazuki

Truer words were never spoken.

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SECRET CODEWORDS OF THE NSA: MAGIC LANTERN woodblock print (mokuhanga) by Annie Bissett 6” x 6” (152.4 x 152.4 mm)  13 layers of color plus blind emboss on Kochi Kozo paper edition: 20 Magic Lantern is a software developed by the FBI for logging and recording keystrokes on a computer.  Keystroke logging has been used since the 1980s, and there are a number of different types (software, hardware, acoustic, etc.). Magic Lantern, first reported in 2001, is a software-type keystroke recorder that is typically deployed in an email which installs a trojan horse on the target computer.
A magic lantern is an early form of image projector that directs light from a candle or oil lamp through a painted glass slide and a lens. Magic lanterns were often used by magicians, mediums, and charlatans to create believable images of ghosts and spirits projected onto smoke or gauze.
Much more background info here.

SECRET CODEWORDS OF THE NSA: MAGIC LANTERN
woodblock print (mokuhanga) by Annie Bissett
6” x 6” (152.4 x 152.4 mm)
13 layers of color plus blind emboss on Kochi Kozo paper
edition: 20

Magic Lantern is a software developed by the FBI for logging and recording keystrokes on a computer.  Keystroke logging has been used since the 1980s, and there are a number of different types (software, hardware, acoustic, etc.). Magic Lantern, first reported in 2001, is a software-type keystroke recorder that is typically deployed in an email which installs a trojan horse on the target computer.

A magic lantern is an early form of image projector that directs light from a candle or oil lamp through a painted glass slide and a lens. Magic lanterns were often used by magicians, mediums, and charlatans to create believable images of ghosts and spirits projected onto smoke or gauze.

Much more background info here.

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lumbr:

Kasuki sensei watercolor mokuhanga

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cablestotheace:

 Keith Haring (American, 1958 - 1990). “Apocalypse [announcement]”. Color offset lithograph. 1988. Signed by Haring in black marker, upper right. Edition unknown, presumed small. Cream wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition; original pristine mailing envelope. Printed to announce the publication of the joint effort “Apocalypse,” a series of ten original silkscreens by Haring, accompanied by texts by Beat author William S. Burroughs. The portfolio was published by George Mulder Fine Arts, NYC, in a limited edition of 90 and printed by Rupert J. Smith. The legendary and remarkable photograph of the two artists is by Tseng Kwong Chi. It is featured on the cover of the exhibition catalogue of “Apocalypse” also published by George Mulder. Image copyright © The Keith Haring Foundation. Overall size: 11 1/4 x 8 5/16 in.

cablestotheace:

Keith Haring (American, 1958 - 1990). “Apocalypse [announcement]”. Color offset lithograph. 1988. Signed by Haring in black marker, upper right. Edition unknown, presumed small. Cream wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition; original pristine mailing envelope. Printed to announce the publication of the joint effort “Apocalypse,” a series of ten original silkscreens by Haring, accompanied by texts by Beat author William S. Burroughs. The portfolio was published by George Mulder Fine Arts, NYC, in a limited edition of 90 and printed by Rupert J. Smith. The legendary and remarkable photograph of the two artists is by Tseng Kwong Chi. It is featured on the cover of the exhibition catalogue of “Apocalypse” also published by George Mulder. Image copyright © The Keith Haring Foundation. Overall size: 11 1/4 x 8 5/16 in.

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"Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will."

Anselm Kiefer

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(Source: mythologyofblue, via iamjapanese)

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printeresting:

lumbr: Mokuhanga printmaking in Fujikawaguchiko, Japan.

Looks like a lucky someone is at MI-Lab!

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portraitsofboston:

“Are you friends or more than friends?” “More than friends.” “How did you meet?” “We were randomly placed as freshman-year roommates.” “How did you get from there to the more-than-friends level?” “It just kind of happened.”

It always just kind of happens. :)

portraitsofboston:

“Are you friends or more than friends?”
“More than friends.”
“How did you meet?”
“We were randomly placed as freshman-year roommates.”
“How did you get from there to the more-than-friends level?”
“It just kind of happened.”

It always just kind of happens. :)

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