Cherry Blossoms

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. 
If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy March!

We didn't have much snow this Winter. Only a few times...
And it's already March! 

There are orange roses blooming in my dining room. 
They're so beautiful... 

Happy March!


Happy Valentine's day!

Loving is not just looking at each other, 
it's looking in the same direction.
by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry  

Happy Valentine's day!

my new art supplies...

working progress...



Saturday afternoon

I was at Green market yesterday afternoon. It's colorful and welcoming...
I can't wait for Spring to come.


Happy 2013

I wish you a very warm and joyful new year.

I am sorry, it has been too long since my last update...
I am going to start it again!


Summer 1

So, it's already July. 
How is your Summer going so far?

Happy 4th of July!

Lovely Olga in Russia makes beautiful objects.
A tiny white shell which I sent her became a pretty ring...
Is that amazing? Thank you, Olga!


Wedding Paper Divas Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Not Fall yet but I am happy with the opportunity to offer my work in the Wedding Paper Divas Fall/Winter 2012 collection. I have designed beautiful wedding invitations for Wedding Paper Divas, thank you cards and save the dates exclusively for Wedding Paper Divas. My designs are simple and organic inspired by nature which go nicely with a country or rustic style wedding. I am so thrilled to be able to offer you a 25% off discount for your order at Wedding Paper Divas! The first 10 people to email me at info@natsuminishizumi.com will receive the code. 


Botanical garden

Flowers are without hope.  Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.  
~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

I went to the Botanical Garden last weekend. It was such wonderful weather...
There will be "Sakura matsuri" (Cherry Blossom Festival) next weekend!



I am sorry for not posting in quite awhile. It's already Spring here in NY. I am very much enjoying this kind of weather.

I was working on a project the other day and was thinking about the ocean...

I am planning to go down to Florida or Puerto Rico in the early Summer...

I got a surprise gift from Ibabe in Spain.Thank you so much! Blue is one of my favorite colors! It's handmade gloves and so beautiful! 

Have a great Easter weekend, everyone!



Peach branches

I bought some peach branches at the greenmarket yesterday.
I have them in my dining room and I love the smell of the spring time!



I am a huge fan of Marimekko. I went to the store last weekend to get some inspirations. I like their free magazine Spring issue.... New patterns are so pretty!



It was such beautiful weather, so I went to the greenmarket to feel Spring.
I am planning of buying hyacinth!

It was the one year anniversary of the tragic earthquake and tsunamis in Japan yesterday.
I went to the beach and was thinking of Japan...

Love & Peace