A few blog posts ago, I promised that when the shawl and pouch I illustrated for Sony artist YukiÂ’s 2010 tour were available for viewing on line, I would share them with you. So I am happy to say, here they are!
This is the artist herself holding on her head a pouch shaped like one of my birds, printed with part of the illustration I made for the shawl that she described and I drew. ItÂ’s lined with lavender satin, and embroidered with metallic gold thread.
Here she is, wrapped in her own poetry and the images she suggested to me, in a long and lovely natural gauze shawl. The images on the shawl are from the poem (actually a song lyric) which she wrote in English, and which I wrote in my handwriting into the images on the shawl. As of today, October 26, 2010, the shawl has completely sold out.
HereÂ’s the whole webpage, for closer inspection.
I realized tonight that this is the second time I’ve seen my drawings adorn a Japanese pop star. The first time was in 2007, when the duo Puffy Amiyumi was photographed for a teen fashion magazine, and one of them wore a Living on the Earth print dress by Aya Noguchi.