Thursday, March 17, 2011

日本 Japan on my Mind

Japan on my Mind
-I had a custom stone hanko seal made with the symbol for "bird" in Japanese
a few years ago and never got around to sharing it with you.
It came in that beautiful fabric covered box
with a porcelain ink plate with a blue dragon on the lid.

-I won the beautiful letterpress card with one of Margie's crochet stones in a giveaway she hosted a while back at her blog.

-The pretty kraft envelope with the stamped letter C and beautiful green stamp is from Cecilia Afonso Estevez, she's an incredibly talented artist/illustrator from Argentina whose gorgeous carved rubber stamps inspired me to start carving my own many years ago. I recommend you visit her lovely blog Flor de Papel.

15 Lovely Comments:

Blogger tinajo said...

Such beautiful items, I´m glad you shared! :-)

3/17/2011 6:49 AM  
Blogger chattykathy said...

Lovely! A truly inspired collection!

3/17/2011 8:33 AM  
Anonymous sb said...

So beautiful. Of all I've seen in the past week, this has moved me the most.

Art is such a mystery.

3/17/2011 8:48 AM  
Blogger Lillian said...

Hi Geninne,
Your hanko seal shows the character for "phoenix," a very special mythical bird, often shown rising from flames, as a symbol of rebirth and transformation. A very fitting emblem for the situation in Japan at the moment. Chinese emperor's robes often display dragon and/or phoenix, and the dragon and phoenix are often displayed at weddings, wishing the best for the married couple. I have a special connection to this, because it is my given Chinese name!

3/17/2011 8:54 AM  
Blogger MJC *-* said...

Hey, this is really cute. I also want to paint something on a stone, it's really special as a decoration in your house.

3/17/2011 9:07 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

i have a japanese related idea I will share with you later today.

3/17/2011 10:26 AM  
Blogger Lady Vengeance said...

Oh.....Cecilia Afonso Estevez blog is so beautiful! So pure. Thanks for sharing, i just added it to my favourites also! <3

3/17/2011 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Daniel Bicho said...

I'm really crazy about your birds and your hand carved stamps, im watting to see the book...
And i really want to know what tint you use to the stamps.
Well I can't compliment more cause my english is pretty bad.hehe

3/17/2011 10:34 AM  
Blogger Kieren said...

I've been thinking a lot about Japan,too...and also needed to do more than think...
take a look
and donate if you feel the urge

3/17/2011 8:05 PM  
Blogger Mlle Paradis said...

hi. i’m asking you to add your voice to those who are calling for an airlift/drop of food into northeast japan. by a non-japanese entity, if necessary. within 24 hours. it seems that the japanese government are overwhelmed and it is just heartbreaking to think that people are now starving there after all that they have been through. it has been six days since some of them have had a proper meal and those who are being fed are sharing one riceball between two!

thanks if you can. it’s terrible to stand by and to feel we can do nothing to help.

3/17/2011 8:54 PM  
Blogger barbara said...

Coming from a town which was destroyed by an earthquake two years ago, I feel a special connection to Japan. My town was (is) a marvellous medieval town, and the thought of all that beauty in such sad conditions hurts me. I feel the same way for Japan, for people's lives above all, but also for all the beauty that was devastated.

3/18/2011 2:37 AM  
Blogger acte gratuit said...

Hello from Japan! Thank you for keeping this beautiful country on people's minds. We need all the help we can get. I also have some links and ideas for ways people can donate on my blog. But in the mean time your images are a beautiful distraction.

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