Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cool Exhibit and Project Improv

I just joined Project Improv over at Tallgrass Praire Studio. We will be stretching our improv quilting skills with log cabin quilt blocks. I am exited to join!

Totoro Forest Project: A Hayao Miyazaki Inspired Exhibition

This is an exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. I just love all the illustrations that are inspired by Miyazaki. The illustrations are being auctioned off to support the Totoro Forest Trust Fund that is trying to save and maintain an urban forest: "The Sayama Forrest is one of the most remarkable urban forests (approximately 8750 acres) in Japan located right outside of Tokyo." (from Totoro Forest Project website) In 1990, Miyazaki helped start the fund.

Miyazaki is part of Studio Ghibli that produced the "My Neighbor Totoro" film. These films have been distributed by Walt Disney Studios here in the U.S. I highly recommend them. The art, story and characters are wonderful. The Studio Ghibli website is in Japanese, but there is also a fan site for English speaking fans.

(Pictures are copyrighted 2008 by the site owners, Tallgrass Praire Studio and Totoro Forest Project All Rights Reserved; as well as the original artists' copyrights that comprise the poster image.)

1 comment:

jacquie said...

so glad you're part of the project! this looks like a great exhibit.