The Maiko and Geiko of Kyoto are an never-ending source of inspiration for me. I love everything about them; their clothing and how every little thing they wear has significance, the bright colors, the sacrifice they make to preserving some of the traditional Japanese arts. I find myself idly sketching them when I feel myself having a creative block.
I love the Wysteria tsumami kanzashi (flower hairpins).
Geiko speed paint. I like the expression in the eyes.
One of my favorite pastimes it looking at midcentury artwork and design, especially work by Eames Panton. I love the bold colors and the strong shapes. I also love the fact that a large portion of housewares have owl motifs. They're all so cute I just had to draw one myself!