Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ho Ho Ho!

Happy Holidays!

Season Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

I.O.U at Figueroa Produce Market

My work, I.O.U. has been exhibited at Figueroa Produce Market in LA.
Curated by The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Folk Art Everywhere!

I.O.U by Yu Cotton-well, 
handmade stuffed animals with diagrams in the handmade boxes with silkscreen, 2011

This will be there until mid-April.

Yu Cotton-well

Kyou-Ten at Mecado La Paloma.

My art work, Kyou-Ten has been installed at Mercado La Paloma, Downtown LA!
Curated by The Craft and Folk art Museum, Folk Art Everywhere.

"Kyou-Ten", by Yu Cotton-well, dyed and folded organza silk with ginkgo leaves, 2011

Will be exhibited there until mid-April.

The mercado also has incredible food! My favorites are Peruvian place, Mo-Chica, and Southern Mexican place, Chichen Itza!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Baking for Occasions!

Pumpkin Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting for Halloween :)

Carrot Cupcakes for Catering for the Lunar Moods Exhibition that I was part of...
Since the theme was the moon, I put star-shaped sprinkles on top.

White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies! Those were mailed to my lovely family in Japan with holiday gift.

My signature Flan... I baked for a pot luck party for Weaving class that I've been taking :)

Fun Fun Fun!!!

How I have been...

Regardless of my excuses, it's been such a looong time since the last post...
Anyways, I've been doing well :)

This past summer, I performed Thai Dance for several shows for Lan Sattha Company, and also had a art exhibition which was curated by Create : Fixate.

Lan Sattha Girls at Renaissance Pleasure Faire...

with my babies at Create : Fixate Exhibition...

In Fall, I had two exhibitions... first one was Sacred Memories Exhibition: Celebration of Day of the Dead, happened at Historical Pico Art Gallery in Downtown LA. Five of my art works were selected including the performance installation, Enmeshed :)

The second one was Lunar Moods: Stories & Myths about the Moon exhibition at Ave50 Studio, Highland Park. 

More post will be up shortly :)

Yu Cotton-well

Saturday, May 14, 2011

3yrs 9mons 25dys

I have created this piece about a year ago...

"3yrs 9mons 25dys"

This piece was created to store my personal memories in drawers. I often find it is difficult to explain things in only words. That was how I started creating my three-dimensional diaries which not only have words, but also have significant visuals.
I wanted this piece to be private, and the drawers were chosen because they are designed to hide items within. People usually do not see the inside of the drawers until they pull them out from the frame, just as it were their memories taken out from their heart.

created by cotton-well

Photographed by Kazutabu

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Mommy!

For my mom's birthday, I made a painting. It had been a long time since I did last time, and I very much enjoyed :)
Since I mostly work on Fiber/Mixed Media Art projects, it is quite refreshing to work with totally different media.
 I put "zuzu" which is her nickname<3

Almost every time I do a painting, I love to attach a drawer handle on the top for decoration :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Infinity Art Gallery: Fiber Art Juried Show

Some of my works have been up online for a Juried Show, and they will be there until May 15th.
My works are under my artist name, cotton-well.

There are so many inspiring works at the exhibition :)



Monday, April 18, 2011

"When the Sun Becomes a Memory"

This piece was dedicated to the victims of Earthquakes and Pacific Tsunami in Japan.

After people were stolen by Tsunami and passed away, they were lifted from the sea and were able to go home, in another word, to go to heaven in peace. The relationship between the sand on the ground and the blue pieces represent that people were rescued to go to a heaven from the sea.
The piece also indicates the distance between the victims in the sea and the world they left. There may be a sense of an desolation, but also peacefulness after the tragedy.

Any profit I will earn from this piece will fully be donated to Red Cross.

Created by cotton-well

Photographed by BeBe Jacobs  

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Handmade Birthday Gifts ♪

For my lovely niece, Chinatsu. I baked shot-bread cookies for her Birthday :)
 Now, the apron is wrapped around her baby doll, Konatsu. How cute!

For my friend, Christina's birthday, I made place mats.

I made an apron for Sally for her birthday! I very much enjoyed making this :)
Some people have asked me if they can buy this, so I might make more!

I love loooove making something for friend's and family's birthday! I wish I could do this for everybody because I think it's a great way to show them my love. It's like, there is not only the objects itself, but also there is something extra in them ;)

"Yesterday on the Back, Sprouts through the Chest"

My recent work, "Yesterday on the Back, Sprouts through the Chest".

Those sprouts symbolize my inner growth. The places I have visited have given  me the seeds of inspiration, and they've became a part of me.

Created by cotton-well

Photo by Kazutabu

My Baking Diary in February - April

February was a full of fun events... Valentine's and my Birthday :)


My friend, Sally and I baked Mini Mango Grapefruits Pie for our husbands :) It was so fun!
We added a drop of Brandy at last, and that made it perfect!
Kazu did very first time baking for my Birthday!
Banana Cupcakes! He even did some decoration. it was sooo sweet of him <3
Christina go this mini Spicy Mango Cupcakes for on my Birthday! It was too cute to eat that little thing :)


My first time making Roll Cake! Because it was a first try, I made this classic vanilla with fresh fruits inside... but I will bake a Green tea version very soon!
Lemon Blueberry Bread!
Many of my friend's favorite. This was baked for a friend of mine who did photo shoot of my latest art piece! 

My Baking Diary in January

Wow, I don't even know when to start... It's been such a long time since I update a blog last time...
I have to back into it!
Here are some stuff that I've been baking :)


I baked mini Apple pie and got a flower bouquet...
Pumpkin Bundt Cake...
Tasted pretty good healthy, but a little too much spice, Nutmeg & Cinnamon...
Healthy High in fiber berry muffin...
it was yummy, but I might have put too much banana to not make them rise...What can I say, I love banana in sweets :p
Mini Pecan Pie...
Mmmm... It was GOOD :))

Monday, January 24, 2011


Our newest piece, "Enmeshed"

Choreographed and performed by Yu Inoue-Tabuchi + Christina Leyva

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wait for Me after

As being a scatter-minded artist, I always have some on-going projects and have a hard time finishing them. The piece below is one of them that I had been working on, and a couple of weeks ago, I suddenly wanted another piece to be done before 2011 comes. So, I urged myself to complete and finally finished it on the New Year's eve :)

"Wait for Me after"

More images and other pieces are on my website...