petit morpho represents a number of new invited and established artists, and is committed to introducing art with something at heart to an international audience by offering a long term collaboration and commitment.
It shows and promotes both local, and international artists; the combination of established innovative artists, and younger talents makes the artistic profile of its actual, challenging, persistent, and unprejudiced.
we keep receiving offers time-to-time from the public of seeking a qualified Stamps-Carving Instructor to give a workshop in Schools, Offices, and Community Centres.
since we reached a certain number of qualified instructors in Hong Kong at this moment, from now on when we received an offer, we will automatically do a matching with the clients' requirements, and offer an outsource to the Instructors.
If you are working on the Instructor' Qualification Certificate at this stage, and if you feel interested in and willing to receive a workshop offer from petit morpho.
Please kindly contact us for the good opportunity.
I usually turned down for the personal interview from the press,
but it is always exceptional for the student who needs to hand in the assignment.
seems, every year there is a secondary school student approached me for the personal interview. They need to select a person to have an interview, and write a certain number of words to hand in for the school assignment.
this young lady really did a good preparation before questioning me.
the interview took nearly one hour yesterday!
actually she loves Handmaking,
and it is so surprised of receiving this Thank You card after the interview.
the whole day meeting at the Instructors' gathering
from 10:00am to 4:00pm
on February 18 (Saturday)/2012'
I woke up at 7:00pm; but most of the Instructors are not living in Tokyo, so they took a bullet train from their home town to Tokyo, some Instructors mentioned they woke up at 4:00am. Thanks for attending the meeting with us!
(the experienced Instructor is demo-teaching how she gives a workshop, and share the information with the other Instructors. This session is very good for the Instructors who just received the Qualification, and learn the know-how and techniques of giving a workshop by themselves.)
actually I am sooo sleepy for the whole day meeting, coz we just had an Opening Reception for the Eric Luk' Photography Exhibition the day before.
I was being invited as a Guest Speaker,
to talk about the Concept of petit morpho..
to talk about the Stamp Show Hong Kong..
First time meeting in person with the greatest artist: こまけいこ who released quite a lot of books (after Tomoko Tsukui), and also produced her own brand of fabric inkpads.
She is also one of the Guest Speakers in this meeting.
coz she released quite alot of books, so she shared some of the experiences and afterthoughts of making a book.
eh? what happened?!
こまけいこ and I are feeling lonely?!
watching what all the Instructors are doing for?!
I believe this little girl is the youngest Instructor that I ever met.
I think she is 6 or 7 years old age?
She came with her mother!
Exchanging name cards with the Instructors...
actually I remember this lady, I met her two years ago at Stamp' event in Japan.
Unfortunately, she forgot me...and keep saying sorry to me, hahahhah!
こまけいこ is laughing for our conversation!!
busy me...busy me....
bowing for million times I think.
I had a chance to meet some of the Examiners who marked the papers for the Stamps-Carving Certificates, they are sooo professional!!
from this year, petit morpho is carrying a mission to lead the potential Instructors & Artists to show their artistic side, so it is a very good channel for the Artists who want to show their works by holding exhibition, and participating in different events we organized.
There are around 200 qualified Instructors, plus a hundred of Artists doing their own way within Japan. petit morpho is now selecting for the BEST from the huge pool for the upcoming projects.
actually there are few events need to attend after returning from Japan.
one of the exhibition is from the Photographer: Ms. Frances Tong, captured those beautiful natures before the disaster in Fukushima.
the tour exhibition starts from November/2011', and the current stop is showing at Man Yee Arcade, Central...due to the positive feedbacks received from the public, the exhibition will extend till March.2/2012'
Why not taking this chance to view these beautiful natures in a close distance!
*it is the last application to obtain all qualification in one-time. ---------------------
it is a very interesting pheonomenon, the number of Certificate application dramatically increasing from the first day of after announcing we have a Stamp Show in Hong Kong...thats why I am kind of「忙到不得了」
it is a good news for all the qualified Stamps-Carving Instructors in Overseas, if you are continuously being a member of H.K. Club (Hankeshikun-Club), which is a membership of all the Qualified Instructors grant for a certain merit throughout the year; and there is an opportunity to have a chance to release your Original Products under the support of Hinodewashi Co., Ltd.
...so please keep doing best to yourself, brushing up yourself, please do something merit to everyone by promoting Stamps-Carving in your own way in your country. Thank You!
always have a little surprise from everythings in my daily life.
....I received the greeting cards from Kristiana Parn, and Alla Kinda; they know petit morpho mainly offering lovely stamps, and they carved something to show their little heart!!
when I was drafting up my speech for Japan, there is a Japanese young lady visited she said she just finished her morning' marathon, and then came over to adopt our artists' stamps by her sister's referral!
seriously, I feel very happy of the current status of petit morpho.
.... even in Japan it is difficult to gather all the greatest stamps-carving artists in one place;
but somehow we do have in Hong Kong, in petit morpho!
Thank you for different parties support petit morpho,
One day, I showed the entire artists' handcarved stamps to my mom for the consultation. She is also an artistic person, so her comments also very valuable to me!
I asked, "What is the difference between Japan, and Hong Kong stamp-carving artists?"
She said, "they are overall very good in skills and lovely for the designs; but Hong Kong artists' are not attractive enough...."
she comments, "there is no 奥行き(depth) for the Hong Kong artists'...the design is very flat; Japanese artists are very sensitive in lines to made it thick or thin to make the general image having more 立体感(stereoscopic effect)” She especially feel amazed of the lines of SnowyCrystal, she said this artist has a strong drawing power to make sure to show the specific line to be thick, and to be thin. No wonder her creations keep catching the repeaters to adopt since 2008.
Stamps-carving is a kind of Art Engraving.
After the Stamp Show, petit morpho will focus on carrying the potential artists to lead them to the artistic way by organizing different activities and events in Asia-Pacific region.