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Welcome to Bless Hue!

I am Keiko Suzuki, the shop owner and the artist of Bless Hue. I am originally from Tokyo, Japan, and happily living in Seattle, WA. with my sweet husband, Will. I create collages only with color pages of old newspapers as medium. I feel as I have arrived into, 'My Own Joy Zone'! I am super excited about bringing collages to a whole new level!

This link will direct you to my shop front: BlessHue.etsy.com

Official Website: keikosuzukiart.com
Blog: http://blesshue.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlessHueShop
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlessHueKeiko
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/blesshue/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/blesshue…

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  • Born on January 31
  • Joined June 5, 2012

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About

Welcome to Bless Hue!

I am Keiko Suzuki, the shop owner and the artist of Bless Hue. I am originally from Tokyo, Japan, and happily living in Seattle, WA. with my sweet husband, Will. I create collages only with color pages of old newspapers as medium. I feel as I have arrived into, 'My Own Joy Zone'! I am super excited about bringing collages to a whole new level!

This link will direct you to my shop front: BlessHue.etsy.com

Official Website: keikosuzukiart.com
Blog: http://blesshue.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlessHueShop
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlessHueKeiko
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/blesshue/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/blesshue

~ About my collages ~

✾ All colors of my original works are 100 % from recycled newspapers.
✾ I hunt for colorful newspaper print in order to have a variety of hues on my palette before making collages.
✾ The shapes of my collages are made with watered brush to be easily torn by hand - I do not use any cutting tool like scissors and knives.

The collage making process basically goes;
➀Gather variety of newspapers' color pages.
➁Draw a shape with a wet small size water-color brush on a selected newspaper.
➂Trace on the shape made on 2. with an icepick or a safety pin for detailed shape and texture making.
➃Tear the shape out of the newspaper by hand.
➄Paste the shape on a water-color paper with starch paste mixed with water.
➅Keep adding shapes. After the paste dried, scratch the surface of the glued newspaper with an icepick or a safety pin for more detailed look as needed.

✾This collage method was developed by a 76-year-old lady in Japan a few years ago. It was originally developed for children and physically challenged people to enjoy easily and safely creating collages without any cutting tools.

~ How Bless Hue was born ~

I was very fascinated by the idea of being able to create wonderful arts with only newspapers. Soon I started to learn the basic method from one of the how-to books, and have been engrossed in making collages since summer of 2011.

In my childhood, I would forget about time when I was folding origamis, copying some Japanese comic book pictures from left to right, or drawing girls in dress rather than going outside and play. This collage making entirely revives the memories of those fun times.

I try to reuse things before throwing away if they have any second chance. Reusing newspapers in this innovative way struck right at my heart.

I admire beauty of nature, such as colorful plants and variety of animals. Especialy
animals' innocent movements give me urges to picturize them. (Most of my creations consist of dogs..., because I am crazy about dogs.)

I have been a big fan of Etsy as both an audience and a shopper under user name of "LuvEarth" (Keiko S. Hickey) (http://www.etsy.com/people/LuvEarth?ref=pr_profile). I love Etsy's concept of presenting endless wonderful creations direcly from creaters worldwide.

Combining all these essences, Bless Hue was born.

The name 'Bless Hue' contains my appreciation to given colors from newpapers, my wish of people's happiness and the name itself is uplifting when heard - Doesn't it sound like "bless you"!? :-P

Thank you very much for your interest. It is the most pleasure for me if a piece of the collection here would give you a smiling moment.

Please feel free to write to me through Etsy conversation or e-mail (blessshue@gmail.com) if there is any question.

Thank you,

Keiko of Bless Hue

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