About this project
When was the last time you took a moment to truly connect with yourself?
It can be a challenge simply being ourselves amidst all the doubts and distractions surrounding us. Satsuki Shibuya's new book MOMENT offers an interlude to b r e a t h e and see things from a new perspective, encouraging readers to embark on a journey of self-discovery.
WHAT IS MOMENT?
A bilingual book featuring poems and short passages in both English and Japanese, accompanied by a new collection of paintings created specially for this volume. MOMENT weaves together Satsuki's ethereal watercolor paintings with her simple, emotionally resonating words.
With your support, we hope to bring this book to life and share its messages with the world.
AUTHOR + ARTIST: SATSUKI SHIBUYA
“My hope is that this book will be a catalyst to connect us back to the essence of life. A gentle reminder to cherish all the abundance that is right in front of our eyes — for that is where happiness can be found." — Satsuki Shibuya
Satsuki Shibuya is an energy painter and spiritual thinker living and working in Los Angeles, California. Her work is based on intuition, energy, and spirit, exploring the realms of the unknown and bridging the gap between the tangible and the unseen. Each watercolor piece takes us on a unique and personal journey into our own soul in hopes that we emerge — not only inspired to cultivate peace and harmony — but also with enlightened appreciation for this world we all share.
Satsuki has collaborated with clients such as Kinfolk Gatherings by Kinfolk Magazine, Madewell, Poketo, and Vrai & Oro, and her works have been featured in group and solo exhibitions across the globe.
To find out more about how Satsuki’s spiritual practice ties into her artwork, read her interview with Obscura Magazine here.
Moment is a hardcover book whose size, paper stock, and durable cover were carefully considered for portability and longevity — to accompany you on your life’s journey.
- 8.5 x 5.5 inches
- Linen hardcover with foil-stamped type
- Full color
- 100+ pages filled with brand-new artwork and verses
- Bilingual (English + Japanese)
The interior of the book is divided into 11 chapters, each a collection of verses based on overarching themes such as "In the Now," "Preciousness of Life," and "Finding Truth". You can read the book in order from start to finish or jump right in, allowing your heart to guide you.
The talented team behind the book:
A limited edition booklet featuring artwork from Satsuki's solo show, TÊTE-À-TÊTE, which took place in Tokyo earlier this year. The booklet comes with an EP with three tracks that Satsuki composed for the show.
25 pages + EP, English + Japanese, softcover, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, edition of 35. See more photos and listen to the tracks here.
KOTI is a limited edition booklet exploring ideas of alternate living through interviews and photography.
58 pages, English, softcover, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, edition of 50. More photos here.
*Examples of Satsuki's work.
Add an original watercolor painting to your collection, offered in a variety of sizes ranging from 9 x 12 inches to 22 x 30 inches. Backers who pledge for tiers including an original painting will be contacted for additional details, so that we can hand-select a piece that resonates with you.
Have Satsuki create a one-of-a-kind, custom watercolor painting based on your unique energy. Backers who pledge for tiers including a custom painting will be contacted for additional information and materials (such as photographs) so that Satsuki can tune into your energy and create a piece that captures who you are in the present moment.
Meet Satsuki via Skype (or in person, depending on the reward tier) for a one-on-one consultation. Based on a reading of soul and aura energies, Satsuki can offer insight to help you with your life choices, guide you in your spiritual growth, and assist you with your personal healing. You can direct your session where you like by coming prepared with a set of specific topics or questions you'd like to explore. Common requests include readings on relationships and love, career and business, or personal growth and life path.
Join Satsuki at her upcoming workshop in Los Angeles, where you can learn how to be in the moment + develop your intuition for work and life. Satsuki will be introducing exercises to heighten your intuition, and offer personal guidance on what might work best for your practice. The workshop will be taking place on Sunday, November 20th at Downtown LA's Show + Tell.
Risks and challenges
All artwork and writing for MOMENT have been completed. The book is currently going through the final stages of design + layout, and if fully funded, will be ready to go to print by the end of September 2016.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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