Misa focuses on illustration and drawing. Through her artwork, she tries to make her life experience lighter and breezier — not weighed down by gravity. The flatness of printmaking, the delicate textures in papermaking, the fragile nature of soft wood all fit with her emphasis on lightness. Misa is certified as a K-8 arts educator in Massachusetts. She was born in Sleepy Hollow, NY; raised in Tokyo, Japan; and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. She makes pictures using Photoshop, sometimes while watching soccer and silly Japanese TV shows.