Mash Up Tools: My new favorite Turner Acryl-Gouache Paints

Turner Acryl Gouache was an unknown brand to me until I had a chance to visit Lemon Gasui art store in Tokyo. Another friend of mine, the one and only Tuesday Vargas visited the store earlier this year and through Facebook photos, I discovered that there was this awesome wonderland of a place in Ochanomizu station. When I was planning for my first visit to Japan last spring, I knew Lemon Gasui had to be part of the itinerary. Japan art loot from @lemongasui tokyo! Holbein watercolor paper and Turner acryl gouache! Excited to paint with these 🌸🎨🌿#mxmtravels #japan2016 #tokyo #mashuptools A post shared by Mash Up Maria Art (@mashupmaria) on Apr 30, 2016 at 5:15pm PDT Lemon Gasui is more known as an architecture […]

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30 Days in Japan: Himawari (Sunflower) Festival, Kiyose

After my last visit to Japan during the hanami season, I was on the lookout for more flora finds in Nihon town. Together with lilies and peonies, sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers as they just give out the happy and cheerful essence of mother nature. The sight of bright yellow sunflowers on sidewalks, at parks or even private gardens gets me every time. Kiyose Himawari Festival 2016 One Sunday morning, Jim and I hopped on the train from Futamatagawa Station to Yokohama as usual, then to Shibuya where we got our Tokyo Metro 1-Day Open Ticket for 600 Yen. This ticket allows travelers to unlimited rides within the Tokyo Metro lines, and since we were planning to check out the Jamaican and Carribean […]

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