Sunday, November 20, 2016

Hoffnungsschimmer Anthologie

So much is happening at the moment... and I can finally announce a very special and wonderful project, I was able to take part in to my German friends:

Ich freue mich RIESIG, daß ich die Möglichkeit hatte an dem wunderbaren Projekt von Alexander Grun mit 2 Illustrationen mitzuwirken. DANKE !!!
Das Buch kann man nun bei Amazon bestelle. Der Erlös geht komplett an Herzenswünsche e.V

Hoffnungsschimmer – Im Dunkel ein Licht


Das Leben hält für jeden von uns wundervolle Momente bereit. Doch jeder Lebensweg führt auch über steinige Pfade. Wir verlieren Menschen, die für uns die Welt bedeuten. Treffen falsche Entscheidungen oder haben Träume, die in so weite Ferne gerückt sind, dass wir das Gefühl bekommen, sie nicht erreichen zu können.
In der ersten Hoffnungsschimmer-Anthologie finden Sie Geschichten, Gedichte und Illustrationen über Menschen, denen es ebenso ergeht. Über Kinder, die ihre Ängste überwinden müssen, um ihre Träume leben zu können. Über Kinder, die sich selbst aus einer Hölle befreien, in die sie hineingedrängt wurden. Über Mädchen und Jungen, die schwer krank sind, aber jeden einzelnen Moment genießen möchten, der ihnen noch bleibt. Über Männer, die in den Krieg ziehen, sich jedoch nichts sehnlicher wünschen, als ihre Familien in den Arm zu nehmen. Und über Frauen, die erst durch das Wunder eines heranwachsenden Lebens spüren, was wirklich wichtig ist.
Es sind Geschichten darüber, wie bedeutsam Hoffnung ist. Wie wichtig es ist, sie zu bewahren und nicht zu verlieren. Aber vor allem: Wie wichtig es ist, niemals aufzugeben!
Der komplette Erlös wird an den Verein Herzenswünsche e.V. aus Münster gespendet, der schwer kranken Kindern und Jugendlichen ihre sehnlichsten Wünsche erfüllt.
In Hoffnungsschimmer finden Sie
  • Geschichten und Gedichte von:
Alexander Grun, Ava Innings, Bernd Daschek, Bettina Schott, Charlotte da Silva, Curly Sue Glander, Doreen Kirsche, Dorothe Reimann, Grete B., Jil Aimée, Jörg Olbrich, Katharina Rambeaud, Linda Marie Haupt, Mila Summers, Miranda Rathmann, Nicole C. Vosseler, Rose Snow und Stefanie Heggenberger.
  •  Illustrationen von:
Corinna Herntier, Csilla Decsei, Frida Adriana Martins, Julia Takagi, Mary Cronos und Melanie Stoll.

Link zur offiziellen Homepage:

http://.hoffnungsschimmer-anthologie.de/

Link zu meiner Vita dort:

http://hoffnungsschimmer-anthologie.de/mitwirkende/julia-takagi/





Thursday, November 17, 2016

more Koi-art

I'm falling more and more in love with the polychromos pens. Working with them alone, is not really my cup of tea though, but combining them with my usual "mixed media" technicque is so much fun !!! ^_^
Worked on this one for several days... done with acrylics, airbrush, watercolor and Polychromos pens.
Size is A4, original availabe...



Friday, November 11, 2016

Some new paintings


Now I finally have more time again to paint and a few days ago I decided to buy Polychromos pens. I never thought it's so much fun to work with them, especially when you combine them with other media, like waterolor or airbrush.

I was totally amazed and blown away, that I instantly sold two of my works with them.
I'll definetelly work more with them in the future.


*** SOLD ***

*** SOLD ***
 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

News and postcards

Just want to share the new postcards with my motives, which will be available at www.kreativ-kosmos.de in early June.
For orders outside Germany, please contact the shop directly via E-Mail. Worldwide shipping is definetelly possible.

Die deutsch-japanische Freundschaft geht in die zweite Runde!...
Heute habe ich die Druckfreigabe von Julia Takagi erhalten und diese 3 Motive zum Drucken losgeschickt. Diesmal handelt es sich nicht um Briefpapier, sondern um wunderschöne Motiv-Postkarten.
Diese werden voraussichtlich ab 06.06.2016 auf www.kreativ-kosmos.de zu einem unschlagbaren Preis von je 1,00€ zu kaufen sein.
Vorbestellungen werden gerne entgegen genommen.






Here is the announcement in German by the shop:

Sunday, December 13, 2015

update and new project

After a long silence, I can finally anounce one of the laterst projects I was working on:
 
Out of a wonderful cooperation with "Kreativ-Kosmos"
stationery with my artwork will be available there.
 
Here are the Samples, for further Information,  
please check out the homepage of this shop for further details:



 
 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mejiro and Ume

 
Here is some new artwork: Mejiro and Ume. I love Mejiro birds. They always come in Spring to drink the nectar of the plum- and cherry blossoms.
Done with acrylics, color-pens and watercolor on paper.
Size is A-4, Original availabe.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Futamigaura

 
After several commissions and other projects, I finally had the time to do some new work.
 
This is Futamigaura, a famous spot not far from Fukuoka City.
Done with acrylics, watercolor and airbrush on paper.
Size is about 23x33cm.
*** Original available ***
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waterfall

Done with Acrylics, Airbrush and Watercolor on Paper.
Size is 32x22cm
 
***SOLD***
 
Right now I'm working on all kinds of different projects. Do Illustrations for some more books, translation and also a project which has to do with cooking.
Not much time for painting, but sometimes I HAVE to sit down and finally bring something down on paper. This one literally flew out of me and was sold to a wonderful friend, who already has a nice place for it. ^_^  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Group exhibition in Wiesbaden, Germany

 
Dear friends,
I will take part in a group exhibition in the Wilhelm Kempf Haus in Wiesbaden, Germany.
The opening party will be on October 26th at 4 p.m
Unfortunatelly, I can not come personally, but some of my wonderful Japanese collegues will be there.
 
For further information, please check the homepage of the Wallauer Fachwerk:
 
Have a wonderful & cozy Autumn...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Butterfly on yellow rose

Here is finally the finished artwork.
Acrylics, watercolor, pen and airbrush on paper.
Size is about 22-32cm (B4)
Original available.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Commission and a new WiP

Just finished another commission, a smaller version of the huge one I had in the Spring Show in Tokyo.
 
 
and I also started working on a brand new piece today. It will be a black swallow tail on a yellow rose. I hope I can finish it soon, before it gets too hot and humid over here.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Commission and other things :)

 
Finally I was able to finish this commission for a friend.
Done with acrylics, watercolors, pen and airbrush on paper.
It was my first owl-painting ever and so much fun to do ^_^
 
And inbetween I also illustrated another German book (a fantastic and very deep horror-anthology), which is available here:
 
I was very busy with a lot of different things and projects and I did not really paint much, but I hope it gets better from now on.
 


Friday, December 20, 2013

Some news before the end of the year

Well, before the year ends, I want to update my blog a little. This year was filled with a lot of events, especially in the last 3 months. As you can see I gave an interview for the Fukuoka Bi-ki newspaper about German X-mas and X-mas traditions.
 
Beside that I finally did some painting again:
 
And I did 3 illustrations for a book featuring horror, love and crime-stories written by
Constantin Dupien and illustrated by Melanie Stoll and me:
You can purchase the book here (German language only):
and for more info please check the author's page on facebook
and the official trailer:
 
Here are the 3 illustrations I did, featuring

Horror

Crime

and Love
 
Currently, I'm working on another illustration project and I also hope to work more with my graphic tablet again in 2014.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Photos from the exhibition

Here are finally some photos from the exhibition. It was a great show.
Thanks everybody for coming !!!! 



 
Right now I'm working on several illustrations. One book I did 3 illustrations for, will be published very soon and I will announce details in a few days :) 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Group show in Fukuoka

 
From the 19. Nov until the 24. Nov I will have a Group Show in the Tokunaga Gallery in Fukuoka.
I will be at the Gallery from 11 a.m until 3 p.m every day.
Looking forward to see all my friends there. 
Here are the paintings, which will be hanging at the show:
 
All of them are available.

"Himawari" (Sunflowers)
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"Poppies"
 
 
"Behind the wall"
 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Creepy exhibition in the 809 Gallery of art

Dear friends,
I just want to announce the "Creepy Exhibition" here.
I feel so excited and honored, that I can exhibit in the 809 Gallery of my wonderful friend Chris Hagebak again.
 
It is a pity, that I can not come personally to see this Show, but at least, 2 of my works could travel there. 

 
Here you see my 2 works I submitted for this group-show.



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Photos from the exhibition

Here are finally some photos from the exhibition in Tokyo.
The show was great again and it was wonderful to meet a lot of old friends and make new friends there.
 
Here, you see the entries of the German group, the "Walauer Fachwerk".
I'm a member since 1992 and I feel honored that I can be there and represent them a little on the Shows in Japan.

The painting with the carps is my painting. 

Here are the paintings of the European artists I introduced to "Salon Blanc" back in 2011.
It is wonderful to see, that the seeds I planted grew such wonderful artistic roots with the big help and efford of everybody.

 
Here is me, Standing beside my carp "Koi" painting. The other pic is the painting of my artist collegue Erika Fiedler, who managed to fly to Tokyo from Germany and who exhibits in Japan since 20 years.  
 
Here is the chair of the Japanese association, Shirao-sensei.
The exhibition was wonderful and we had such a great time. Now I'm looking forward to the upcoming group-exhibitions in USA and Fukuoka this fall.
And hopefully to a lot of new Events and projects :D
 
 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Exhibition in Tokyo Sept. 24-29

 
 
This Autumn is going to be exciting for me, with several projects and exhibitions, but I could not announce much so far.
 Well, here is Event No 1, the Autumn exhibition of "Salon Blanc" in Tokyo from the 24th - 29st of September. I will be there on the 27th-28th and of course I will post photos later.
 


Unfortunatelly I can stay just very briefly this time, because the kids have school and are in the middle of the Semester. I will try to stay longer next Spring.
 
I also will announce some more details of to more upcoming groupshows and other things soon.
So please stay tuned ^_^  
 
**** SOLD ****
 


Monday, July 15, 2013

Yuzuri at Nanayama

Today was a public holiday here (umi no hi/ day of the sea) and since it was terribly hot (about 36C), we decided to drive to Nanayama (7 mountains), a mountain area with a lot of farms, rivers and nature.

The pics I post here are from 2010, because I forgot to take pictures this time...

But I want to show you the places we visited today and they haven't really changed at all.

But what has changed to our big surprise was a new restaurant, opened in June here, near the river, where the kids use to play.
It is called "Yuzuri" ゆずり (柚里) and the food there is excellent !!!
The cook uses fresh vegetables and fish from that area and also mixes Japanese and Western cuisin. The menue was really one of the best I ever ate and I want to go there again.




The Yuzuri is located in such a beautiful spot. We will visit there again :)
Oh and the whole menue was 1800 Yen, less than 15 Euros.