I grew up in the country side near Tokyo. While I was in Elementary school my friends and I would play baseball at lunch and after school. Not only did I like sports, but loved art and drawing, I would always keep small pieces of colored chalk that teachers would throw away in my pocket. I would draw on the sides of stones and on the sidewalk. I would draw birds, people and animals. I told my friends that I would be an artist some day. I never lost sight of my dream and wanted to keep art in my life while growing up. A year ago, I remember sitting in my backyard and seeing a beautiful shinny black stone. I noticed how the grass and dirt create a picture on the stone. I picked it up and brought it home. This gave me the idea to start painting pictures on stones. I hope you enjoy the various Art Stones to remind you see the beauty of nature that surrounds you.