Thursday, April 29, 2010

Art Unveiling Re-scheduled

I really should have posted this sooner, but the art unveiling has been re-scheduled. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I hope anyone who is interested can still attend.
made by a SAM-urai's art unveiling @ DISTRICT: Origami Art by Samantha Dizon

Join us for a night of art and stimulating conversation. Each Japanese-inspired artwork is one-of-a-kind and various chiyogami and washi paper used is straight from Tokyo!

DISTRICT - Modern Japanese Bistro
806 Queen St. E. (closest intersection: Queen & Broadview)

Never before seen art pieces will be unveiled!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Links Worth Clicking On...

If you've looked around on this blog, you've probably noticed that I have a section called Links Worth Clicking On... (in alpha order)

A Wandering SAM-urai: This is my other blog where I post my travel journals. I travel as much as I can. Life is short, so I want to see the world. I love to see how cultures differ and I love trying the cuisine of each place I travel. The blog is very informal and all of the journals were actually emails I sent to friends and family. You might find some helpful or interesting information there.

David Chou Design: David Chou is a very talented artist who is based in Toronto. His stuff is amazing! If you're into fashion, he's definitely worth keeping an eye on. I'm sure he will become more and more successful. He's also one of my friends who has really encouraged my art and blogging. He also has an etsy page, so feel free to check that out too.

it can't all be about manga: As you can tell, I'm very interested in Japanese culture. I've learned a lot about it through manga, anime, music, dramas, movies, etc. This blog is run by one of my friends and she is extremely knowledgeable about manga and her collection is even bigger than mine! Her blog is very entertaining and extremely honest!

The Labyrinth: Located on Bloor, near Spadina, The Labyrinth is a book store that carries comic books, graphic novels, manga, art books and dvds that are of interest to animators and artists. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They attend comic and anime conventions as well. The store hosts events and their blog is frequently updated.

The Paper Place: Located on Queen West, The Paper Place is the go-to place for beautiful paper. Formerly known as the Japanese Paper Place, many people shop here for imported paper, paper products and related items. The Paper Place staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about their products. Wedding invitations, as well as other event invitations are items that are in high demand. Seasonal workshops/talks are offered as well. I will be teaching a workshop there this June.

We Have Art Degrees & We Don't Know What To Do: This blog was created by three intelligent and talented women. They happen to be my friends, but I'm not biased! Their blog is full of reviews, observations and much more. It's definitely worth checking out. I know I've learned a thing or two from reading their entries.