Wednesday, March 30, 2011

my hobby 2

Thank you for visiting here while I was not updating. Before the spring comes. the climate is very changeable. This weather, hey fever and the repeated disappointing news made me tired. So I stay away from the news and relax!

I'll write about my pottery. It continues from `my hobby'.
http://loveheart515.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-hobby.html






After making a shape, I shave the bottom and side of the bowl.





I shave the outer rim at first then inside.




Now you see the bottom! It took about an hour to do this. I'm rather slow...





I wanted to paint inside the bowl. There are several timings to paint. One just after shaving. Second after the first firing before glazing. Third after the 2nd firing.  I painted the bowl with colored clays before the first firing.






Can you guess what it is?    It's rape blossoms!! 






On the way to the pottery class, rape blossoms are in full bloom. The seed of rape blossoms were scattered around the wall of a construction site. A big department sore will be open in a few years here. Many small shops and restaurants had to be relocated for that. An owner of the barbecue restaurant near this area scattered the seed last Oct. secretly.
The beautiful yellow color gives pedestrians joy and happiness now. It definitely gives me a peace of mind during this hardship. So I wanted to depict this scene to remember this moment.

I hope I can get the color beautifully.

Friday, March 25, 2011

my Brazilian friends

For my friends all over the world,

Thank you very much for visiting my blog and praying for my safety and Japan's bright future!
Most of my friends visited Japan and I was a guide at that time. Some of you tried to find me after the earthquakes and offered lots of help. I can't find any proper words to thank your kindness. I really appreciate all of you! At the same time, I'm glad to have kept working as a tour guide.  I once retired due to my illness in 2005 and tried to find another way. But I realize how much I love meeting people and traveling around. After I recovered fully, I cam back! I met some of you before and  some after my interval. Since I keep all itinerary and name lists, I can remember all of you instantly! Again, thank you very much for keeping in touch with me!!

Many Brazilians visit my blog since the earthquakes. So I like to introduce my best Brazilian friends, Lais and Marina! They are mother and daughter and visited Japan together in 2009.  We met in Tokyo and traveled together in Nikko, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji and Hakone.




me and Lais in Nikko


 
Lais, marina, me and our driver
picnic lunch



Great Buddha in Kamakura



  
Lais & Marina
We enjoyed Udon noodle lunch in kamakura.




Hakone




authentic Japanese night
We enjoyed hot spring!



Mt.Fuji



I had a great time with you, I could spend like a family!! I hope I can see you again in the best place at the best timing!! Muito obrigado. Eu o amo muito!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

We share the same planet

This is the photo of  `Super Moon' on Mar. 20th taken in USA. One of my American friends emailed me yesterday.







Although we live in different countries,
we see the same moon.

 We share sun, moon, sky and sea.
We share the same planet.

Your pain is not only yours but also ours.

We have never been separated.
We are all closely connected.

Your happiness is ours too.

Let's imagine our love shine brightly on our planet!

Chiaki
















Friday, March 11, 2011

tattooing portraits

I did this tattoo a little bit ago. The Hat was a lot of fun to tattoo,

I did this tattoo a little bit ago. The Hat was a lot of fun to tattoo,

People are doing tattooed portraits for ages. But tattoo fashion is changing

People are doing tattooed portraits for ages. But tattoo fashion is changing

 Back Tattoo - Native American Portraits

Back Tattoo - Native American Portraits

Tattoo portrait of Boom Boom blues man John Lee Hooker

Tattoo portrait of Boom Boom blues man John Lee Hooker

I am thinking of getting a portrait and was wondering who's the best at

I am thinking of getting a portrait and was wondering who's the best at

Tattooed Portraits - New Paintings by Shawn Barber

Tattooed Portraits - New Paintings by Shawn Barber

Keyword Galleries: Color Tattoos, Portrait Tattoos, Evil Tattoos,

Keyword Galleries: Color Tattoos, Portrait Tattoos, Evil Tattoos,

tattooing portraits

tattooing portraits

Nikko Hurtado Tattooing Portraits DVD £59.99. Tattoo Portrait

Nikko Hurtado Tattooing Portraits DVD £59.99. Tattoo Portrait

Tattoo Portrait “Portrait of the Artist Corey Miller”

Tattoo Portrait “Portrait of the Artist Corey Miller”

Body art: Jason Brooks's portrait of tattoo artist Zoe Windle

Body art: Jason Brooks's portrait of tattoo artist Zoe Windle

Tattoo portraits | Austin, TX | January, 2008 - March, 2008.

Tattoo portraits | Austin, TX | January, 2008 - March, 2008.

Photographer Vinnie Amesse made portraits of 55 people with tattoos inspired

Photographer Vinnie Amesse made portraits of 55 people with tattoos inspired

Gnomon Workshop - Tattooing Portraits with Nikko Hurtado. mORE iNFO

Gnomon Workshop - Tattooing Portraits with Nikko Hurtado. mORE iNFO

I've been a fan of Shawn's Tattooed Portrait series since he began it in

I've been a fan of Shawn's Tattooed Portrait series since he began it in

Tattooed Portraits

Tattooed Portraits

 tattoo pictures for men like flowers and fairies like for females,

tattoo pictures for men like flowers and fairies like for females,



shawn-barber-tattooed-portraits-snapshots-recap. Source: Arrested Motion

shawn-barber-tattooed-portraits-snapshots-recap. Source: Arrested Motion

Helpful Tips In Tattooing Portraits2

Helpful Tips In Tattooing Portraits2

Philippine Ink

Hehe :) I’ve always been fascinated with tattoos. Whenever I see tattoo shops/parlors I always stop & admire the pictures displayed on the window-if someone’s being inked inside & I can watch, so much the better! I thought about getting one a few years back. It was more of just thinking about it, the idea of getting one was so exciting! I was thinking of all these designs that I like. Designs-plural. I wasn’t really sure on what to get yet so good thing I was able to snap myself back to reality & stopped myself before I had something inked that I would later regret. I think that each piece of tattoo that you decide to have should have meaning to you, it should be personal and the design should be well thought of & not on a whim. Maybe this is just me, but that’s the state of mind I wanted to be in when I finally decide on mine. I wanted something ‘cute’ but not overly so; I didn’t want floral stuff or skull & bones and as much as I love Hello Kitty I don’t want that inked on me-though I did see a few on the net that looked great, hehe. :D I always liked stars also (aside from HK) so I decided to get stars. I’ve watched episodes of Miami & L.A. Ink and I saw how each person would describe what they want to the artist and the artist would interpret these & draw them into what would be the design of the tattoo. I’m thinking that it should be the same here, right? I will describe what I want & think that the artist can help me interpret what I want into a design. I want to draw it myself but sad to say, for a lefty like me (who people say are creative), I can’t draw to save my life. Also, it’s all about location, location, location! I don’t have anything against people who have it on their shoulder blades, arms, shins, or hips but I want mine to be a little discreet, not to hide it, but I’m getting one for myself not for everyone else so I decided to get one on my inner heel (picture #1). I don’t want the tattoo to be ridiculously small that it would look like dirt but I don’t it to be humongous either. My tattoo would consist of 6 stars-1 for each member of my family (parents+4 siblings). I want it to be colored and of course, I’ll be the pink star, haha! :) I’m thinking daddy would be red, then mommy would be green (fave color), 1 sister is purple (her fave too) now for the 2 youngest, they’d have to talk it out between them because the other sister’s favorite color is blue but the youngest is the only boy, he’ll just be yellow, I guess. Not like the stars would have names, it’s just that I have to associate them with a color because they’ll be representing a star. I wanted the cluster of stars to represent my family because I want them to be with me wherever I go. I know, they’re in my heart & all but it’s a different reminder, I’ll see my star everyday and it will remind me how they will always be with me whatever I choose to do because family is family. People will come & go but family will never go away.
Picture #1
The fun part-the design! I want the stars to be drawn like this (Picture #2) but I don’t want the thick border of the largest star in the photo, a thin black border would do. The shade of pink for my star should be the same pink as is in Picture #3. :) I like the pink & aqua combination in the 3rd photo, when I saw this picture I decided that I wanted my tattoo to be more on the pastel shades but I want daddy star to be red so I guess I’ll discuss color options with the artist when I’m there.
Picture #2
Picture #3
Now, where does BF fit into all of these? Ha, persistence paid off. A few years back, whenever the topic of tattoo is brought up & I would tell him that I wanted one he’ll just look at me funny like he’s thinking in his mind ‘yeah yeah, sure sure’ but when I decided that I’m really getting one and he saw that I was serious about it he eventually got okay with the idea. My dear parents, I told my mom about it & she just told me to think about it a million times since once I get it there’s no turning back. My dad is a different issue altogether. When my cousin came home from Sydney last February we went to Boracay and, of course, we were in bikinis and my cousin has 2 tattoos on her hips-1 is a tribal thing & the other is a combination of the 1st letters of her name plus her siblings. When my dad saw them he asked his sister if they were real & when my tita told him that they were he just sort of said ‘ahhh’ but his face looked funny. So this is the only bottleneck in my whole tattoo plan. Some would say that once I get one I won’t be able to donate blood which is so not the case. You can still donate blood but not until after a period of time since your last tattoo. Though some hospitals and/or blood banks would really say it or have it posted in the reception area that they prefer if you didn’t have any tattoos-this is just a preference, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t donate blood. Because of this, I googled some tidbits of info regarding this and here are some stuff I found:
  • After a getting a tattoo: you can’t donate blood until 12 months has passed; if you got a new piercing, you’ll just have to wait 6 months. -When I haven’t read on stuff yet, I was confused because some were saying 6 some were saying 12 months. Apparently, it’s different for tattoos & piercings.
  • Just in case for some weird reason you lie about how long you had your last tattoo or piercing & just in case you did get something from the needles they’ll still screen your blood for any abnormalities or diseases anyway; they just ask you right off the bat so as not to waste the time of the donor and the hospital or blood bank.
  • Now I get it, check this out >> If you should happen to contract a disease from a tattoo or piercing, it should show up in a screening after 12 months, which is the reason for the waiting period. That’s why!
Here are some of the tattoos that found very graphic, interesting, creative & amazing that I saved from the many times I googled tattoos on the internet, enjoy! :)
Family tattoo
Family tattoo
Cute stars tattoos on feet
Hello Kitty!

red tattoos

red tribal tattoo

red tribal tattoo

squeezed-anatomical-heart-black-and-grey-tattoo-with-red

squeezed-anatomical-heart-black-and-grey-tattoo-with-red

Red Tattoo Trifold Stingray Leather Biker Wallet

Red Tattoo Trifold Stingray Leather Biker Wallet

How many people do you see walking around with red tattoos?

How many people do you see walking around with red tattoos?

the red tattoos · Newer Post Older Post Home

the red tattoos · Newer Post Older Post Home

This is a very vivid red rose body tattoo with

This is a very vivid red rose body tattoo with

Red Dragon Tattoo is looking for new clientel who are looking for tattoos

Red Dragon Tattoo is looking for new clientel who are looking for tattoos

Tribal Red Bird Tattoo

Tribal Red Bird Tattoo

Japanese Koi Fish Tattoo – Session 4

Japanese Koi Fish Tattoo – Session 4

Sexy Heart Tattoo Ideas

Sexy Heart Tattoo Ideas

We've all wondered why Kratos has those red tattoos. It could of been a simple design choice by Jaffe, but it seems to be something more.

We've all wondered why Kratos has those red tattoos. It could of been a simple design choice by Jaffe, but it seems to be something more.

TAGS: emo b*tches retarded tattoos red head · #31373 Created November 19,

TAGS: emo b*tches retarded tattoos red head · #31373 Created November 19,

Molly Mendiguren sent this photo of her lauburu tattoo.

Molly Mendiguren sent this photo of her lauburu tattoo.

Thai Red HANUMAN Monkey God New RAISED TATTOO T-shirt L

Thai Red HANUMAN Monkey God New RAISED TATTOO T-shirt L

I would check out the tattoo designs and found that there was a big interest

I would check out the tattoo designs and found that there was a big interest

Dragon Gift Stores - Here be Dragons!

Dragon Gift Stores - Here be Dragons!