Kyosai is the artist who made the woodblock in my last post (1831 - 1889).
There's another print of the tiger being captured 'live' by a Norwegian.
and the lines of movement in it. The story is that the dragon, Ryujin, an Ocean Kami (god)
very well loved in the culture of Japan has had his jewel stolen. You can see this jewel tucked
under the Princess' left arm. It's supposed to be a huge pearl. All of Ryujin's ocean helpers,
Jellyfish and small fish, are in the fight to retake the jewel. I just had to sew on this.
Then added some of the Paper piecing on the sides. The moons always want to be
to be in on things. This desktop will not let me size, center or change
or work with type sizes. I have no idea how this will come up.
Then I turned it over...
and fell in love. I'll be restoring some of the broken threads.
Every once in a while something as beautiful as this finds me.
Cool and dry now after big rain last night.
In keeping with the spooky season, I've decided my approach to all this will
be dark comedy. This way I'll stay away from hurt or blame and just try to figure out what the heck
went on. Social issues were to blame more than anything else but we were a crazy bunch. I'm laughing
I read this
This morning right after reading this;
Have we lost our minds?