26 February 2009

My new postcard

This illustration is from my trusty moleskin I carry around everywhere. I never leave home without it. I am using the thicker paged one at the moment. It makes scanning and cleaning easier when you don't have an image popping from behind.
My new postcard.
The theme here is 'The Fox's Wedding'. It's a well known saying when it rains and shines at the same time. I also wrote a poem to go with it. There is also a little glimpse of my next book (the little square at the bottom).

Foxes Wedding

Rain or shine
Embrace them both
I am yours and you are mine

Smell the air
All is one
Today we entwine

Take my hand
We’ll trot all day
We’ll cross the wide green land

I am here
Always and forever
Without you life is bland

Illustration and Poem
by Cheri Scholten

21 February 2009

I take great pleasure in Origami

Being half Japanese and living in Japan for half my lifetime I had the great pleasure of having origami in my life.

It all started in the States when I was a child and my bother and I were to introduce Japan to our classes. He was in kindergarten and I was in the 1st grade. My mother did all the preparation for the event and that is where I learned how to make hats and cranes. We made hats for all the kindergartners out of newspaper. I couldn't stop folding cranes and kept on folding till this day collecting and learning different folds. I have a whole zoo in the house and other stuff.

Here are my recent collections of folds.


19 February 2009

Afternoon on the beach

Our friend came down from Canada and we were all at the beach talking. Now my hands take special interest in sand and this is what came up during our conversation.

15 February 2009


Our first public collaboration. I did the drawing and Rob did the colour. He did a very beautiful job and made it more becoming. It was first published on Rob's blog on Valentines Day.

05 February 2009

Diverse Visions : Opening Night

The opening night was a blast! The gallery, corridors, and artist's studios where packed with people from all over to enjoy the night with 106 studio artists.

Artist friend Ruv Nemiro (left) and my artist husband Robert Scholten (right) and my four pieces and Ruv's sculpture in the background

Artist Friend Maria Leonard (left) and me (right)

Rob's work from afar

Atmosphere 1

Atmosphere 2

Atmosphere 3