Sunday, April 28, 2013

Upcoming Events: Orizomegami Workshop and Mother's Day Foldings

Hello World!  It has been a while since my last post.  Lately I've been sort of neglecting my blog, partly because I find it much easier and quicker to post short updates, photos and events, and not to mention to receive comments from the viewers on my Facebook page than this blog.  With that said, if you would like to see more of my work, please "Like" my Facebook page!  You will see much more updates there than here.

But today, I am posting this because I have some exciting events coming up!

I will be offering an orizomegami workshop as a part of the Newberg Artwalk at the Chehalem Cultural Center this Friday, May 3rd from 5 to 7pm.  

Not to be confused with origami.  Orizomegami means folding and dyeing paper.  It is a paper dyeing method that is used to create patterns on liquid absorbent paper.  This art form is relatively inexpensive and easy to learn and achieve beautiful results.  The variety of patterns you can create are as limitless as patterns of kaledoscope.  The finished product can be used as gift wrap, book cover, collage or card making materials, or anything else imaginable.

It is a FREE event, and you can drop in any time between 5 to 7pm to learn orizomegami!

Also, I will be offering Mother's Day themed origami program at 3 branches of Multnomah County Library.  Here is the description of the program:

Delight mom with a homemade gift this Mother’s Day. Artist Yuki Martin will teach you how to create unique origami shapes and decorations to make a card or stand-alone gift. Come transform an ordinary piece of paper into an extraordinary three-dimensional piece of art!
Free.  Target audience: Families, Grades K-5, Kids.

May 4th from 10:30 to 11:30am at Albina Library (first come, first served).
May 4th from 2 to 3pm at Woodstock Library (registration required: HERE).
May 11th from 2 to 3pm at Gresham Library (first come, first served).

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Local Artist Spotlight: Take A Look Photography

A few months ago I was asked to make some origami for an anniversary photo shoot of Stephanie and Peter, clients of my friend Ashley from Take A Look Photography.  The couple used paper cranes for the decorations at their wedding so they wanted to keep the same theme for their anniversary.  What a great idea!  After having some brainstorms and discussions with Stephanie and Ashley, I made an origami bouquet and kissing paper cranes.  

I got really excited when I saw the photos, they were just how I imagined to be, or even prettier, thanks to their beautiful photographic work!

Garlands of paper cranes from their wedding were reused for this shot.

Paper craft versions of the couple themselves... so cute!

The photos and their story recently got featured on Oregon Bride Magazine.  You can read the article from HERE.  Congrats to Stephanie and Peter, Thank you Ashley for collaborating, and Thank you Oregon Bride Magazine for crediting my work!  Although it has not yet planned, Take A Look Photography and I would love to work on another project together in the future.

Here are a few other photos courtesy of Take A Look Photography.  A husband-and-wife team, they specialize in wedding and family portrait photographs in outdoor settings.  They definitely seem to bring out the best of the clients' features.