Thursday, April 28, 2022

Spot the Difference #3

 

Click HERE for a better view.

Here is my third and last puzzle (for now) in this series.

This one is called 'Meow District' and there are 10 differences.
I recommend looking at it on a tablet or laptop.

I was imagining post-war Showa era Japan vibe and architecture. In a part of the city that is unfamiliar. During sunset, when it slowly starts to get dark and chilly. People heading home. Others heading out. I really enjoyed adding fun and mysterious/creepy/eerie elements in this one too.

I treated these three puzzles like a homework assignment. The challenge was to design three distinct scenes and attempt at being a puzzle-maker. I'm pretty happy with the results. I hope you liked it too. Thank you for playing. :)

*click HERE for answer key to this puzzle.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Spot the Difference #2

 

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I made another Spot-the-Difference puzzle for you to play.

This one is called 'At The Edendale' and there are 10 differences.
I recommend looking at it on a tablet or laptop.

The idea for this image came from a photo I took at The Edendale, for my friend, Jordana's birthday. Masha, Ken Garduno, and David at the table too. I hope it's challenigng and fun.


*click HERE for answer key to this puzzle.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Spot the Difference

 Click HERE for a better view.

(*scroll down for answer key)

Hello! I made a Spot-the-Difference puzzle for you to play in your spare time.

This one is called 'Ghost Stories' and there are 10 differences.

I recommend looking at it on a tablet or laptop, though the difference wont be something too small or detailed like the Japanese writing in the center.

I wonder how long it will take you to solve it. It may take 15 minutes or it may take more than an hour. Let me know how long it took you the comments here or on my Instagram. I hope it's fun!


PS:
I was inspired by Saizeriya, a family restaurant chain in Japan, that has a kid's menu spot-the-difference that kept stumping adults. The illustrator, Yamasaki Hideaki (aka The Rocket Gold Star), is a genuis for creating these super challenging puzzles.

Click HERE to play Saizeriya puzzles.
I recommend scrolling down to the 2018 and after.



*click HERE for answer key to 'Ghost Stories' puzzle.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

'Ōmagatoki' Serigraph print


~ Ōmagatoki ~

12 color hand-pulled serigraph 18″ x 36.5″ Edition of 150, signed & numbered $725
I'm happy to announce my first serigraph print (also called silkscreen or screenprint) on paper, printed and published by Serio Press in Los Angeles. This is my first time creating a print edition using this traditional printmaking process. Serigraphy involves printing one color layer at a time by pushing ink through a mesh screen. The foundation for the image is based on an original graphite drawing I made specifically with this process in mind. Color was then added digitally by myself, and separated into 12 different color layers by the printmaker.

These prints will be available via a lottery system.
The lottery will open Friday, March 4th at 9am PST and closes Monday, March 7th at 9am PST.
(Check HERE and HERE for exact time and date for your time zone.)

Participants will need to submit a form to enter the lottery.

Winners will be contacted on Monday, March 7th, and can make the purchase. 


You can view more info on the Serio Press product page using this link: CLICK
At 9am PST on Friday we will add a link to the product page for entering the lottery.



Ōmagatoki is a Japanese term referring to the twilight hour, when the sun sets and the sky grows dark. Shadows start to slowly swallow the land, and a sudden cold wind sends a chill down the spine. Children are told to go home when it becomes dusk, for there may be dangerous creatures out in the unknown dark. Ōmagatoki, it is said, is when the spirits and monsters can cross over to our human world. They toy with us mortals, causing mischief and trickery. 


Ōmagatoki 逢魔時 literally means the hour of meeting evil spirits大禍時 (a different way of writing it) means the hour of great calamity


I personally find myself feeling quite melancholy and lonely during dusk. At the same time, as darkness sinks in, I can't suppress a feeling of anticipation and excitement that sometimes stirs inside me.




A small rough sketch of this drawing was originally created as a concept for a mural in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, that didn't come to fruition. As my family and I are planning a big move from LA to the UK this year, we thought to revisit this image and recreate it into something unique. This piece was also inspired by a painting I had done in 2009 called 'Saying Goodbye'. It took me about 40 hours to complete the final pencil drawing which served as the basis for this print. I really enjoyed allowing myself to get lost in the drawing process.


I also found inspiration from vintage posters promoting carnivals/gigs/events, and psychedelic posters that used minimal yet striking colors. I also see a strong manga influence in this piece.

The original drawing will not be made available for purchase. She will stay with me for now.🌸



The drawing was then scanned. I digitally cleaned up the lines, made some adjustments, and then added/planned for the colors. Master printer, Tony Clough (and his team) at Serio Press, then worked their magic! And now we have a beautiful edition of prints.





This was my first serigraph print edition, and I had so much fun creating in a new medium. I’m grateful to have had this opportunity to work with Tony, Tri, David, and Benin at Serio Press. I learned so much making these prints, and I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!



Thank you for taking a look.
I hope you're well and keeping safe.

Stay weird.
Stay different.
💛

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

'Omamori' Postcard Box Set






'Omamori'  おまもり
Limited-Edition Postcard Wood Box Set!

Available Saturday April 10th 2pm Pacific Time
(check HERE for exact time and date in your time zone.)

It will be available at our merch shop shop.audkawa.com

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- Includes Series One and Two postcards sets. Total of 26 cards.
  (Series One was released last year and has sold out. This is the first time Series Two is made available.)
- 5"x7" postcards in a 8"x5"x2" wooden box.
- Premium 15pt. velvet cards with an added soft-touch coating.
- The box is hand silkscreen printed by Serio Press in Los Angeles.
- Limited edition of 1000. Signed and numbered on the back of box by the artist.
- Limit of one box per person.
- We were careful not to use any plastic in the packaging material. Most of it is recyclable.

- $125 per box set 
- $10 flate rate shipping for US orders
- $50 flate rate shipping for non-US International orders


- Worldwide shipping available!
Our merch shop is run by my husband and I. We are a small team, and this is our first time attempting international orders. I know $50 for shipping seems pricey. This is because we will be using either UPS or DHL couriers, and not the USPS postal service. The postal service, when it comes to international orders, can be unreliable. We want to do our best to avoid lost packages. Signature may be required. Items may be subject to import taxes and custom fees, but we will try our best to accommodate.

If you have any questions or concerns email us at shop@audkawa.com

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Scroll down for more photos and some extra info.

(Thank you for photos below by Jordana Sheara)



These were made and put together with lots of love by my husband, Robert, our friend, David Sanacore, and I. We hope to create and release more merchandise that are accessible and affordable. Plus it's fun and exciting to see how my work can translate into different mediums.

'Omamori' means lucky charm or amulet/talisman in Japanese. 
It's meant to bring good luck and protection.
Maybe you can use the cards or the box itself as a reminder of this.
Or keep something important and meaningful inside the box.

Each wood box is different and unique due to the wood grain nature.

The packaging of the box was specifically designed by Robert and I.
And each box set was put together by hand.
This project feels super special and personal to me. 
I felt very involved and exhilarated by the whole process.
I hope you can take hold of one and see for yourself. <3



Monday, February 15, 2021

'Hold Me' T-shirt release.

 




My very first T-shirt design will be available 

this Saturday 2/20 at noon 12:00pm Pacific Time.

(Check HERE for exact time and date for your time zone.)


Will be available on shop.audkawa.com


Scroll down for more details.


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This is a part of Project Mother.


Project Mother was founded by my friend and artist Mari Inukai.

We intend to release shirts and masks etc., with part of the proceeds donated to a worthy cause of our choice, as a way to give back to the community and promote empathy and compassion.


This particular shirt was sponsored by Brandwear United, and we will be donating 25% of proceeds to Planned Parenthood.


I strongly believe that everyone should have access to comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care and education. Every single person has the right to be empowered to make informed decisions to lead healthy happy lives. I believe in defending reproductive rights and I advocate for policies that respect those rights to make informed decisions about our health, sex, and family planning.


It is essential, especially for young people, to get the help they need, that is affordable, safe, and without judgment - to reduce our nation’s alarmingly high rates of unintended teen pregnancies and STDs.


I stand with Planned Parenthood. 


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Note:

-$65 (plus shipping/handling)

-60 of each size available. Will not be reprinted.

-Limit of one shirt per person, due to the low quantity available.

-US orders only.

-Sponsored by Brandwear United (Alternative Apparel)

 ‘Vintage Jersey T-Shirt’ Soft and breathable. 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester

~Check size chart for Women's and Men's


(Thank you photos by Jordana Sheara)

(Silkscreen printed by H2O Color Lab Inc.)







Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Small Business Saturday Prints 11/28

 



Prints of 'Let Them See' and 'She's With Me'
will be available this Saturday, November 28th at 12pm PST.

These are limited prints.

'Let Them See' was released last year at Miura Jiro Gallery in Tokyo.
Half the edition was sold through the gallery and sold out.
145 available (out of edition of 300).

'She's With Me' was released last year at Designer Con.
185 available (out of edition of 250).

Prints will be on sale this Saturday 11/28 at 12pm PST
(Check HERE for exact time and date for your time zone.)

Available for purchase on Static Medium Shop.

Limit of one of each print per person.
Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Arrival before Christmas not guaranteed, but will try our best.
Shipped worldwide.


~ Edition of 300. 145 available.
~ 16"x19" (including 1/8"white border)
~ $220 + shipping & handling
~ Archival pigment prints on Juniper Baryta paper
~ Signed and numbered by the artist
~ Will never be reprinted

~ Edition of 250. 185 available.
~ 20"x24" (including 1/8"white border)
~ $250 + shipping & handling
Archival pigment prints on 100% archival cotton rag paper
~ Signed and numbered by the artist
~ Will never be reprinted


Thank you for taking a look.
I hope you're doing well and safe. <3











Sunday, April 19, 2020


Here is my second coloring page
for everyone staying safe at home.

You can save/download a high-res HERE.

Hope you enjoy. :)

Monday, March 30, 2020

Color page!

For all the kids (and adults) staying safe at home,
I made a coloring page for you.

If you would like me to see your coloring,
you can hashtag #audkawacolor and tag @audkawa on Instagram.

Save/download from HERE.

Let's safe, strong, and healthy. <3



Thursday, May 16, 2019

SOFA CON!

New exclusive items available during SOFA Con, an online event from May 18th to 19th, 2019. SOFA Con will showcase brand-new, exclusive artwork for sale from fan-favorite artists from all over the world, curated by Mike Mitchell.

SOFA Con is wherever you want it to be. All you need is an Internet connection.

Each artist’s sale will go live at a scheduled time, allowing enough time in between sales for SOFA Con patrons to discover new artists, catch up on the latest releases from old favorites, and make some purchases before moving on to the next shop in that day’s lineup.

Visit SOFA Con for more info!

I will have prints, enamel pins, and postcards sets.
All will be available on Sunday May 19th 2pm PST on Static Medium Shop.
(Check beginning time here for exact time and date for your time zone.)

https://www.staticmedium.com/shop/audrey-kawasaki

Please note: Sometimes, the website does not combine shipping costs correctly. If the shipping cost seems off, please check out before the items sell out, and email us at shop@staticmedium.com or reply to your receipt. We will be happy to combine shipping and refund accordingly.

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Three brand new enamel pins'Clara', 'Florence' and 'Lilly'

Available for purchase on Static Medium Shop.

~ Sale begins on Sunday May 19th 2:00pm PST 
~ Gold plated hard enamel pins
~ Two posts with deluxe locking clutches
~ 3D custom back stamp
~ Limited to one of each design, per person
~ Not sold as a set

~ $15 each

Made possible by the lovely folks at Little Shop of Pins.


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Postcard Set : Series One

Available for purchase on Static Medium Shop.

~ Sale begins on Sunday May 19th 2:00pm PST 
~ 13 images per set
~ 5"x7"
~ Limit of 2 sets per person
~ Premium 15pt. Velvet cards with an added soft-touch coating
~ Rounded corners and wrapped in a vellum envelope
~ $15 per set

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The PRINT SET of 'And So It Goes' and 'Here For Now' is a limited edition of 250.

Sale begins on Sunday May 19th 2:00pm PST.
(Check beginning time here for exact time and date for your time zone.)

Available for purchase on Static Medium Shop.

~ Edition of 250
~ Sold as a set
~ Limit of one set per person
~'And So It Goes' 9.5"x9.5" and "Here For Now' 9"x12"
Framing option available (scroll below)
~ Archival inkjet prints on Aquarelle 310gsm textured rag
   A heavyweight 100% cotton watercolor paper
~ Signed and numbered by the artist
~ Will never be reprinted
~ Original drawing from 2013. revisited and enhanced for this print.
~ Please allow up to 4-6 weeks, especially on framed orders

~ Unframed price: $180
~ Framed price: $385


This print set has a framing option.
A beautiful vintage-style black moulding, personally picked out by the artist.
Conservationally framed with UV-filtered acrylic.
Acid-free backing and spacers.
'And So It Goes' approximately 10.5" x 10.5" external size with frame.
'Here For Now' approximately 10" x 13" external size with frame.


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The print of 'Clair de Lune' will be available for 48 hours.

Sale begins on Sunday May 19th 2:00pm PST 
and ends at Tuesday May 21st 2:00pm PST
(Check beginning time here for exact time and date for your time zone. End time here.)

Available for purchase on Static Medium Shop.

~ The edition size is determined by how many orders were made within the 48 hours.
~ 12"x12" (including 1/8" white border)
Framing option available (scroll below)
~ Limit of one print per person
~ Archival inkjet print on Juniper Baryta 305gsm Luster Rag
   Juniper Baryta's satin finish brings out the deep blacks and rich colors of the painting
~ Signed and numbered by the artist
~ Signed in the image area (not in the white space under the image)
~ Will never be reprinted
~ Please allow up to 4-6 weeks, especially on framed orders

~ Unframed price: $75
~ Framed price: $195


This print has a framing option.
The moulding is made from sustainably harvested American cherry. It's simple, transparent finish highlights the natural beauty of solid wood harvested from Cumberland Gap region.
Conservationally framed with UV-filtered acrylic.
Acid-free backing and spacers.
14 1/8" x 14 1/8" external size with frame.

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Looking forward to SOFA Con!
Been a real joy putting together these new items for you.
Especially loved designing the enamel pins.
Looking forward to creating more in the future.

Thank you so much for the support. <3