Peonies, along with camellias, are one of my most favorite flowers (my least favorites are tulips and lilies … it’s got to be something to do with their shapes and smells).  Peonies can be found in most florists in Japan right now, and I discovered that a big portion of them are grown in the northern part of Japan.  It’s not for eating, so I don’t have to worry about the radiation and such.  Besides, they are full of dreams and faeries.

I love drawing very complicated flowers with simple lines.  I think this has been my style since long time ago.

Let me show off some of the gifts I received for my birthday this year.  Above, a preserved rose (I don’t know how you call it – the flower is not dry, but won’t fade), and below, a beautiful pottery bowl (the color is pale royal blue, not gray).
There is something about these beautiful colors – sending me a vibe.