Sunday, January 22, 2012

illustration friday (twirl)


The Japanese characters are read kaza-hana or kaza-bana (literally: "wind flowers"), and are a poetic reference to snowflakes that dance in the wind on a sunny day. The inspiration for the snowflakes in this etegami were actually crocheted doilies. ;p

11 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love this. My first thought was that they were snowflakes. Beautiful Debbie. Margie

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  2. Hi,Debbie,
    I really love this work and particualrly, the kanji,"wind" that looks like smiling for me!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  3. I just discovered your blog and LOVE your etegami art work. 素朴で優しくて、見てるとホッとします。

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  4. This is really pretty. Very nice imagery!

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  5. I like the idea of wind flowers. Lovely piece!

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  6. NIce to meet you, Debbie-san. Your comment to Evelyn brought me to this wonderful blog. I reacted to your name “Debbie native of Hokkaido” and your remark about Rokkatei.

    It’s been so cold, much colder than usual. Surrounded by mountains, we are chilled to the bone but we rarely have snow days here in Nara. However, I’ve seen kazabana whirling elegantly from the blue sky many times. Nice etegami, Debbie.

    Yoko

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