Charlot by Yukié Matsushita
This week I was busy laying out the map of ParisMarais.com 2013.

Prince Charlot sits graciously on a royal arm chair,
at the same time supervising me.

ParisMarais Map 2013 by Yukié Matsushita

The new ParisMarais Map of 2013 will be printed in December. 

ParisMarais is the world biggest travel guide
dedicated to the historical center of Paris. 

You can download the ParisMarais® Map from
the website.



Turkey by Yukié Matsushita

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Turkey day!!


Vente de Noël

wine by Yukié Matsushita

Thank you for coming to the Marché de Noël at the American Church in Paris last Saturday. It was a great fun with a Santa Claus and Christmas Carols in afternoon. 

Special thanks to people at the American Church, Laurie and Blair, Susan and Jean-Yves. 

Christmas is not here yet, so Christmas sale continues. 

For those who missed the Marché de Noël, there will be another event at the north side of Paris. I will be participating at "Vente de Noël" with my friend Marie-Blanche:

on the 1st and the 2nd of December,
Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm
at the restaurant L'assiette. 
78 rue Labat 75018 Paris
Métro:Château Rouge, Jules Joffrin

Four artists will be there:

It will be a cozy and friendly atmosphere, and there will be some drinks and snacks! So come join us!!

Save the date!


Keep A Green Tree In Your Heart

Keep A Green Tree in Your Heart by Yukié Matsushita

"Keep a green tree in your heart
and perhaps a singing bird will come."

Chinese Proverb

It was on the dog year, I was inspired to illustrate this beautiful Chinese proverb for my yearly New Year card.

In the same year there was a postcard contest of the theme of "Love at First Sight" which was organized by the society of children's book writers and illustrators in Paris for the seminar with Tomie de Paola and Martha Rago (HarperCollins Children's books).

My illustration of the Chinese Proverb is the love story between the dog and the singing bird, so I entered this illustration to the contest, and I won the first prize!

This encouraged me to work on the series of proverbs with the animals from Chinese horoscope. 

Proverb cards will be on sale 

Save the date!


Furoshiki Booklet

Furoshiki Booklet by Yukié Matsushita

You can wrap almost anything with "Furoshiki".
It is reusable thus environmentally-friendly. 
Just learn a few techniques, and you can stop using plastic bags!

Furoshiki Booklet by Yukié Matsushita

Furoshiki Booklet will be on sale
at "Vente de Noël".

This booklet will teach you step by step
14 different ways to use Furoshiki:
From wrapping a bouquet to making a shoulder bag
with two simple knots!

Bilingual, English and French
Handmade, 12cm x 13cm, 18 pages

Also on sale,
Cotton and Denim Furoshiki
(3 different sizes)

Save the date!
vente de noël by Yukié Matsushita

Marché de Noël 2012 by Yukié Matsushita



Brooches by Yukié Matsushita

This year our cat Notcha inspired me to make cat brooches!

The brooches will be on sale
this coming Saturday November 17th, 11am-5pm

Brooches by Yukié Matsushita

Handmade, clay and papier mâché. 

Notcha brooch by Yukié Matsushita

Notcha brooch.

Notcha brooch by Yukié Matsushita

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Marché de Noël 2012

Marché de Noël at American Church in Paris by Yukié Matsushita

I will be participating in "Marché de Noël 2012" 
on Saturday, 17th of November 11h- 17h. 
I will have a stand next to 
Come see us!

On sale:


Paper Christmas Tree

Paper Christmas Tree by Yukié Matsushita

We usually see Christmas trees after Thanksgiving. 
Since there is no Thanksgiving in France, 
we are already thinking of Christmas!

My Paper Christmas Tree will be on sale at

Paper Christmas Tree by Yukié Matsushita

Your children can decorate the tree with their own colors! 

Paper Christmas Tree by Yukié Matsushita

Paper Christmas tree is decorated by Nina, 9 years old. 

Save the Date! 

vente de Noël by Yukié Matsushita

Marché de Noël 2012 at American Church



for the recovery of the American East Coast.

Edward Hopper's paintings made me long for my family and friends... 

(Exhibition of Edward Hopper at Grand Palais Paris
until the 23rd of January 2013)