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Happy New Year 2017 is Rooster

January 1, 2017

Every year, I create an illustration of an animal of the year for my parents’ New Year’s Card. 2017 is Rooster! As soon as I found out that it is Rooster, I just wanted to make it really colourful and started to colour paper with acrylic and water colour paint. Later I started to move […]

Custom Portrait Mugs

December 25, 2016

Christmas gift shopping could get a little intense sometimes but this Christmas, I made portraits of my boyfriend’s family member and made them into mug cups. Because I knew that would put them to smile at least! If you wanted custom mugs for your loved ones next time, DM me:)    

Baby it’s cold outside

December 10, 2016

Well it’s that time of the year and I am sure a lot of you travel to their home. Last Christmas, I was on my way to Kingston to visit my boyfriend’s family by car and there it was! A giant Christmas Tree, the whole highway with lots of red lights of cars! I knew I […]

Give your loved ones some art prints:)

December 5, 2016

Have you done Holiday Shopping yet? Everyone loves art and collage https://society6.com/laikawa  #GIFTIDEA #ARTPRINT #IPHONECASE #GIFT

Good Luck America

November 8, 2016

I always knew that I have to make Trump’s portrait as an illustrator at some point. So here I am, posting it just before Election 2016! #DumpTrump #NeverTrump #mixmedia

#findleeaysbike

November 6, 2016

Hi Everyone,   My brand new bike (by Pierrot)  got stolen on Oct 28th at the intersection of Gladstone +Dupont, Toronto. I was wondering if you could keep an eye for my bike if you ever see something alike on the street, take picture and #findleeaysbike. I only got it in July so it is […]

Hakim

March 7, 2016

Last year, I entered Hakim Optical’s #designyourownframe contest and pitched many ideas by making paper collage mockups. And I made this animation. haha! They finally announced the winner, ME!! Hakim will produce this frame and this frame will be sold across Canada named after me:P So exciting! Stay tuned everyone! Curiosity didn’t kill the Cat […]

CHALK ART

February 28, 2016

A year ago, I did this chalk art for Amazing Zhus TV commercial. I like typography and I am pretty comfortable with chalk so I enjoyed this project a lot. I thought I would share some snap shots of behind scene here:) And here are some chalk art that I made for this store in Toronto.  

The year of the monkey

January 4, 2016

This is the year of the monkey, so I made a little collage illustration for my parents. We send out A New Year Card for friends and family in Japan, using whatever the animal of the year. The idea to come up with this composition was randomly in 2 seconds when I saw some orange paper, […]

Happy New Year everyone!

December 31, 2015

I was working on this composition for Christmas card for a long time actually, but never seemed to “work”. Later, I realized that this might actually fit better as a New Year Card and I created a little gif.     My original sketch   mmmmm don’t like it….I will remove hands and people  

Jordan, Israel, Palestine and their geometric shapes party

December 21, 2015

In late September this year, I had a privilege to visit Jordan, Israel, Palestine with my best friend from Japan as our big anniversary trip for being friends for 25 years. Why there?  My sister lives in Amman, Jordan so we decided to go visit her. During our two-week-stay in the middle east, I found […]

Drake Hotel Food Truck

July 15, 2015

Drake Hotel contacted me that they want to use one of my collages to apply on their #fishcamp food truck throughout summer parked in front of their new location Drake Devonshire Inn!     I finally made it to Prince Edward County to see it in person! Here is me looking super excited! Haha they […]

Memory of New York in acrylic painting

July 13, 2015

New York was fun and I wanted to apply my good memory and inspiration I got there to some sort of artwork. There really were many memorable moments and sights during our visit,  I decided to draw the little alleyway called Chrystie street to the Freeman’s restaurant (Lower east) as it was really pretty. I guess […]

Nadeshiko Japan repeat pattern

July 7, 2015

Japan made it to FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 FINAL match (CONGRATS!!!!) but unfortunately USA won the championship…it’s okay it still inspired me enough to create this repeat pattern! I really like the new pink colour they added on their uniform on top of Samurai blue!  So long Nadeshiko Japan, otsukaresama!

New York 2015

July 1, 2015

Every year I crave for New York because of its energy! Toronto has been really rainy this summer but New York was pure summer there during my six-day-stay there. I finally made it to New Museum  and The Whitney just moved to new location this year.  Both are great buildings, you should check them. out:) And of course […]

update on DAIKU

May 16, 2015

It’s been way too long since last I posted news! So here goes…… As some of you already know, I have been making wearable hardware necklaces DAIKU since last summer more seriously. I’ve designed  logo,   packages,   business card for the last couple of months and of course what took long is the website […]

DAIKU Necklaces

July 27, 2014

Last year I made one necklace using hardware materials only and I got a compliment. It went well with pretty much any style so I wore it quite often and then started to get more compliments. I was asked to make some for my friends, so I did. When I made five same necklaces, they […]

Bijokai Tote Bag

June 17, 2014

Some of you already know that I made a print (photo below) with BIJOKAI on it. Bijo(美女) means beautiful girls and kai (会) means club/meeting in Japanese! It’s a term of which my mother uses a lot whenever she goes out with her lady friends.  I can already hear her saying “Konya-wa BIJOKAI!” (Tonight is […]

Bijokai Print

May 13, 2014

I am happy to say that new Bijokai print is available for purchase here:)) The term Bijokai has been used most often by my mother. She always says “I am going to Bijokai tonight.” Bijo means beautiful/good looking girl in Japanese. Kai means “meeting.” Together Bijokai means “Beautiful girls’ meeting,” sort of like “Girls’ Night out” […]

New Screen Print: Encyclopaedia of Collage

April 21, 2014

I originally made this collage using only left-over papers(kind of same concept as how you would keep  left over fabric for some future use). Putting all these different ‘texture of images’ is like you go to the beach and pick up some seashells, placing them on the table. I wanted to make a further step […]

Stranger Appreciation Day

April 14, 2014

I created this illustration for my dear friend Alejandra’s school project “Stranger Appreciation Day.” This happened a lot at bars right? 🙂

Illustration Now

February 27, 2014

I was very excited when I was chosen to be a part of 90 Contemporary Fashion Illustrators for Illustration Now (Taschen) published in 2013.  I wanted to take more official photos of this book with better camera but nothing happened the last 5 months. Here are what I am posting….photos I took with my iPhone […]

Engagement Card

February 25, 2014

I have a new card ready 🙂  They are available here or simply contact me, thanks!

Screen Printing 2013 is over

December 17, 2013

I had a great time screen printing this year and I am posting some of my work from the class here.  I made 15 prints each stamped and signed, which are available for sale here.

POWERHAUS

October 29, 2013

Here is a little video from a group show Powerhaus: non-profit art project based in Toronto, which I was part of last year. Art scene and Toronto is…

Taste of Extraordinary

October 1, 2013

Drambuie presents  A Taste of The Extraordinary: I am so happy to announce that my work is going to be showcased, presented by Drambuie on the night of Nui Blanche, Oct 5th 2013. There you will see seven images I created in the past and for this specific event. So if you are out for Nui Blanche, […]

New Business Card is done!

August 21, 2013

I finally picked up my new business card yesterday and they look great.  Who wants one?

Marker Illustration

August 14, 2013

Here and there I do marker illustrations.  It feels different from what I usually do, collage and I want to explore more when I have a chance.

Shadow Box with Jenny Bird

July 1, 2013

I was asked to create a shadow box using Jenny Bird’s sketch of her friend’s cottage.  It was a lot of fun to make this piece!

Screen printing poster for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

June 30, 2013

This year, with the love of my friend Fiona Greer, my friends and I had the wonderful opportunity to Screen Printing classes at 401 Richmond every Wednesday night.  Here is tribute poster I made for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), soon to be on SHOP page!  It comes in either Red, Orange or pink.  

Screen Printed Tote

June 21, 2013

I screen printed this Tote in lovely Fiona Greer’s screen printing class at 401 Richmond.  I only have two in the world. One for me, one for……? And this is the original collage 

My Studio

March 23, 2013

Lots of my creations come from one of my favorite spaces: Studio!  

My first Ever Cover Art

February 25, 2013

My first ever Cover Art was published when I was 6 for elementary school’s year book. It was a drawing of my hen….I wish I still has the original.