Making of a silk dress with a wing painted on it.
With dye in color blue black.
Realistic feathers placed unrealistically.
A long story told as is.
By artist/escapist Yuko Nagai, currently Miss Sore Thumb in a rural Japanese town
who rambles about random stuff as well.
Read on.
Thank you.

December 29, 2010

2010 in retrospect: look back in wonder

hello, how are you, at the
very end of the year 2010?
hope your year was a very good one

myself? i am
stunned and frozen in disbelief

(where did it go, my 2010???)

but while being such, i have
put together some images
i gathered during the last 12 months

best of what i've seen this almost past year

january 2010

february 2010

march 2010

april 2010

may 2010

june 2010

july 2010

august 2010

september 2010

october 2010

november 2010

december 2010


let me tell you about my friend sofia
who spent many years with me as a dog
i could adopt a normal manner of speech for once and
call her "my dog" but i know she was never 'mine'

anyhow, one day i was talking to myself
how come she gets so absurdly excited before
we hit the same street for our daily walk
...same old pavement, same old sky...

then i got an internal e-mail, i'd call it
you know, the kind that lights up in your belly
like a firefly would, and it said,
"because it is never the same"

then i knew why sometimes
she'd look at me with utter pity
or worse, with plain boredom because
i was the blind raining on her parade

although i've always sought out elements of wonder
it's only recently i grew to embrace the activity
my 2010 was mostly spent locally but, thanks to sofia,
i had a very rich year filled with fireflies in my heart

thank you for your visit!!

December 24, 2010

wing dress update: happy holidays!!

2010's approaching its final days
i'm sure you've noticed, too

just a quick update for the dress that is
coming together in a quite satisfactory manner

intentionally hazy fade-y photo
since this is just a preview

if you are here for the first time:
the above is my project "the wing dress"
and it's making of process has been
documented in this very blog

wishing you all fantastic holidays!!