Category Archives: creativity

Winged snake finds her new home

After the closing gala of the Coastside Doctors Without Borders Art Auction, 22 art pieces came back to my studio to be matched up with their new owners. It is always fun to be there for the hand off. This … Continue reading

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6th Annual Coastside Doctors Without Borders Art Auction

Looking forward to seeing you at the Gala, 11/14, 6-9pm! You can also see the exhibition daily now at Pasta Moon Music Box in Half Moon Bay. Click here for more info on the show and to see the art … Continue reading

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Light and honor the dark season with artmaking

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The living and the dead join together

An atmospheric space in-between worlds is glimpsed in this installation. Fragments of sound from crickets, voices of monks and Japanese instruments envelope Japanese lanterns, womanly silhouettes and floating deteriorating kimonos.  Obake Yashiki or Ghost House, is a dwelling place of … Continue reading

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The healing power of art and how it informs us

It seems so simple: write an intention, make art, and journal. It may appear to be an easy practice – so easy that you wonder, “Why do it? What could I possibly get out of it?” Well a lot!

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New and updated classes at Kitsune Community Art Studio

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Shintani’s Ancestor Chimes featured in Seattle Weekly

“Working lighter on the land means being fragile and vulnerable. For that reason, my favorite work here hangs almost unnoticed from fir branches near a picnic area facing the bay. Judy Shintani‘s gently ringing Ancestor Chimes are partly narrative, with text on oyster … Continue reading

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New cutting

New cutting

It sometimes takes me a while to make the first cut into a kimono, but once I start the piece takes on a life on its own, transforming and releasing what it once held.

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Forest books mushroom

Image @ T. Folkerts Instead of going into landfill, why not take once loved books and make them into walls? The decaying pages make homes for mushrooms and insects and moss. Who knows, maybe mice and birds may enjoy the material … Continue reading

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