I’m developing a new series that will include paint brush stroke images from a Japanese hake brush. While I’m crafting this new series, I’ve been experimenting this image on a new t shirt I’ve designed for this year Spring. It is cut in a luxurious black bamboo jersey that feels so luscious on the skin.
It is printed in metallic bright copper ink, and the back print detail has a longer brush stroke down the centre with a geometric line in pewter for contrast.
I hope you like.
Available at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HITOKOO
An outdoor art installation for Winterlore on Feb 1st, 3-10pm for Hamilton City’s WinterFest at Pier 8.
Deep in the darkness grows a bud that transcends the surface of the mud, and blooms an illuminating pure white blossom unscathed, and in fact, rooted and nurtured by the darkness from where it came.
The lotus is a living symbol of emancipation from darkness and suffering. Its life represents a transgression from the cycle of suffering and a transformation through compassion and healing, towards peace. There are many ancient Dharma stories of the lotus and its life cycle, and they all have deep cultural associations with peace, compassion and transcendence. Through the ages and across many cultures it is a living symbol that continues to represent the teachings and stories of wisdom that have prevailed and continue to pass through the generations.
Winterlore is an exhibition of outdoor art curated by Tara Bursey. Winterlore features the work of Floyd Elzinga, Hitoko Okada, Jacqui Oakley and Jamie Lawson, the TH&B Collective (Simon Frank, Ivan Jurakic, Dave Hind and Tor Lukasik-Foss), Thea Haines and Tonya Hart who all draw on winter folklore, stories and symbols from around the world to create dynamic installations. The exhibition serves as a celebration of the diverse cultures of Hamilton.
Last chance to touch, feel and try on a Hitokoo piece for your very own before the end of the year! If you’ve been thinking about it, now is your chance! Inquire about my special made to measure services in one of my designs. You are invited to join me at one of the following pop-up shops in Hamilton, this weekend:
Friday Dec 13, Art Crawl at James North General Store 7-10pm
Saturday Dec 14, James North Studio’s Handmade Sale 11-6pm #handmadehamont
Monday Dec 16, Local Craft Sale at Binkely Church (in the parlour, at 1570 Main St. E., Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1E8) 7-9pm
Cut in a black fine sheer linen jersey, this original design and hand made piece intersects the functionality of a scarf with leather cords and knotted Mokuba trims like that of a textile necklace.
Available on my etsy shop.
Please join us at Craft Mart, a showcase of fine handmade goods made in Hamilton, ON during November 8th art crawl evening and following Saturday, November 9th.
I will be featuring a selection of clothing and accessories from the Winter Hive Collection 2013. Featuring new scarves and bags. Come by and say hello! I’ll be answering any questions and taking custom orders just in time for the holiday season.
Credit cards accepted.
This winter’s favourite cosy, may just be this new braid infinity scarf cut from fine sheer linen jersey. It is light weight, and has a natural subtle sheen and beautiful slubby texture and drape. You can wrap it around snug to keep you warm, or keep it long and drapey. Screen printed with pewter splatter print.