Welcome to the Monkey Bridge Arts Blog. A lot of exciting things are brewing at the studio this year. In February I will be taking a group of students from Minnesota to Japan. Everyone will take turns posting their photos, sketches and stories here on this blog. I hope you will check back often and share our adventures with us.
Today has been a quiet and lazy day at home with my family. I spent the morning making up a big pot of Oden, which has become our family tradition, because we can get most of the ingredients here in Minnesota. If you would like to try making it yourself, here’s a recipe: http://www.anyrecipe.net/asian/recipes/oden.html
In Japan, one of my favorite customs is remembering the first dream of the new year on the evening of January 1. Images of Mt. Fuji, eggplants and hawks in particular are auspicious. I am looking forward to my dreams tonight. Do you have your dream journal ready?