So from this time I add designs with calendars, responding to the requests from some readers.
Also following the advise from I’ve added my stamp to identify my wallpapers.
My quote this time (wow)!
Yeah it’s not the end/beginning of a month, but I just wanted to make another one.
Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.
This time I tried Japanese calligraphy by myself (so I’m a bit shy). “叶” is one of my favorite characters that means ‘realize’. It must look different from the original character because I did it completely my way.
I’ve long wanted to collaborate with a calligrapher for my wallpaper art, but I couldn’t find any so I decided to do it myself. Bought a stylus, used the ‘Zen Brush‘ app and tried to awkwardly draw on my iPad 100 times. I was thinking of making a more artistic wallpaper with a Chinese character, but it didn’t turn out so. I’ll try at least a few more times to make it more like the way I want it to be.
An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.
Happy new year! Hope you’re all having a wonderful year start.
From this year I’m making the desktop wallpaper even simpler than the past years; without a calendar! I rarely refer to the dates on my wallpaper, so this is to try to make things simple and efficient.
My resolution for 2013 is to “disseminate” my ideas and messages to the world more and more. First of all I’ll publish an ebook for Kindle soon (I need advice on technical and tax issues). I’m also working on a few products to be released this year (hopefully). In any case I always try to be passionate enough to do the above. In order to do so, I’ve been buying red items around me and try to wear at least one red thing every day. My favorite color is actually blue, but the color for 2013 is red.
Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
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The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
Inspired by the beauty of needle ice, which also has the power to raise the whole ground. It reminds me of the spirit of doing-by-myself to change myself.
Mr.Hollands Opus is one of my most favorite movies. I especially like this scene when he teaches how to play the clarinet.
“Play the sunset” he says to his student, who’s struggling to get the right tone. And that line is so memorable and inspiring that I just can’t forget.
No famous quote in the design this month.
I really really miss ocean breeze, so I drew an ocean seen from above.
Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh
For iPad users, let me know if you prefer the resolution for iPad Retina display.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Sorry about the slow update. I will make posts of the future gadget concepts soon.
I love life because what more is there.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
Guy de Maupassant
When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.
Charles M. Schwab
“God is in the details.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
There is no reason not to follow your heart.
There won’t be a road on the way because a road is where you walked along.
No existing road that you can see is yours.
But as long as you have a heart, you’ve gotta follow it.
I am following my heart.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas A. Edison
I’ve got a few concept designs waiting to be published, but I haven’t had time to prepare the posts. Maybe one post in a few days I hope.
We don’t grow older, we grow riper.
A drop of knowledge is greater than an ocean of strength.
“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.”
“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”
‘Cause June is the rainy season in Japan.
This time it’s a bit earlier than usual because I’m planning to visit the U.S. next week.
One of the best phrases of the songs of Mr.Children.
“Unity is strength…
when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
I really hope Japan will get back on its feet again soon. But we will, if we get together and show our incredible power. I believe that those who are unfortunately not here because of the mishaps must have wanted to see one of this nation’s most beautiful flowers, sakura. So I made the trace of the petals like the north east coast of Japan that was badly affected by the earthquake and tsunami.