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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Its getting near the end of the year that means time for our studio to do a little house cleaning. Time to replace some old work with some new projects. Like all cleaning it takes time to sort through what to keep what to toss, so check back in a couple of months to see what we have added. Meanwhile I will try to post a little more often, but I find it hard to come up with anything worth while to say.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
This is a memorial in honor of the people of the village who lost their lives on March 11, 2011, when a tsunami washed a shore due to an 9.0 earthquake off the coast.
Just about where I am standing to take this picture is how high up the wall of water came on that day. That pond of water on the left is where homes use to be. My father-in-laws house is behind me further up the hill.
Below those trees on the bluff is just about how high the water was here. As you can see they are still trying to repair the damage to the area.
I am standing inside the grounds of little shrine on the hill that over looked the village. This is the view from there now.
This is a wider view that you get coming down the hill from my fathering-laws house. The buildings in the foreground have been built since the tsunami.
The first time I stayed in Isobe was the sumer of 1984, with my wife and her parents. Then the village was peaceful, a place to relax and enjoy a swim in the ocean or fish off the tide breakers that line the coast. I remember walking down the streets and my father-in-law stopping in at the various stores to say hi and purchase fresh veggies and fish that had been caught that morning. That Isobe is gone, this is what remains. Isobe is just one of many, if not hundreds, of little villages that dotted the coast line of the Tohoku Region, that was swept away. Its one thing to to read about this calamity in the papers, magazines or on the internet, but its a whole other story to see it face to face. I ask that you remember these people in your thoughts and prayers, because for some it will more then a life time, before it ever becomes close to being normal again.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
This is a new illustration in progress from our Cosplay Series. Not sure yet if that will be the final background. Still debating what he should be holding in his fingers. The original picture my son took has him holding an oriental fan. At first I thought a knife held by the tip but I didn't like it when I put it in to the picture. Any suggestions?