On 1 June 2013, the Hiroshima Association of Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET) hosted a charity art festival, displaying art pieces from artists currently living in Japan. Some of the exhibition pieces were available on silent auction, the proceeds of which went towards the Brighter Than Tomorrow campaign, in support of the documentary film currently being produced in the small village of Funakoshi, in Miyagi-ken following the devastating tsunami. The total funds raised amounted to roughly ¥50 000 (about $500).
If you'd like to read more, and see photos from the event, check out my blog.
It has been a while since my last post, and I have a confession to make.
I don’t know what I’m doing.
I like to think that every artist thinks like this. Certainly from the countless books, blog posts and forums I’ve read about being an artist, I have learned that we are all uncertain, all the time. But we plod along, faking confidence, hoping that we will make it … someday. The pressure is tough man! When you are swamped with undeniable talent everywhere you turn, it’s hard not to look at your own work and start doubting yourself. It doesn’t really help that I spent 6 years studying to become an archite