Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Sydney summer steam

I think my choice of colors for this #technozi reflects the current weather in #sydney accurately!
#steam #heat Hot Earth Clouds hopefully forming later !?

#zheng #steam #inkscape #png

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Technozi Explained

#technozi #julievaux


The closest I could get to translating "TECHNO" seems to be these characters


and now a reminder and your chance to give me the online equivalent of a red envelope !

My plumber offered me a discount but he still wants over a 1000 dollars to replace certain bathroom items that still work but are not "fully functional" so please consider 

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Dong Winter

#dong #Winter

I wish the modern form of DONG fuyu in Japanese looked more like the archaic script forms!

This is a scan I've done a color edit on and will do further work on to make it look more "WINTRY"

Some of the archaic forms show a dot in the middle that represents the sun but I wonder if this very old form shows the vastness of a clear winter sky over the North Chinese Plains looking empty yet also making one feel closed in by the cold?

Saturday, 7 January 2017

3 buddhist godesses

Three Buddhist Godesses
ONE WISDOM and the Arts

#benten on a #dragon #print #japanese

TWO Compassion #kuanyin #dehua #ceramic #sculpture #chinese

THREE Fortune Blessings and Luck 
#lakhshmi #hindu 

East and West Fortune Compassion and Wisdom are depicted as aspects of the Divine.

However you honor the Divine may you be blessed in the New Year !

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Han Winter

#han #winter #kanji #hanzi #technozi

A late #xmas gift or an early #newyearsgift

You can crop off the snow crust edge if you just want the character.

While this is a gift if you use it in your own work I would appreciate it if you used

I have bills to pay like everyone else and I'm NOT doing this on a library terminal. 
Decent wifi costs money. Help towards my wifi broadband bill would be great?!

Friday, 30 December 2016

Shiny Cicada

#cicada #hanzi #kanji #typographicart #semi
My aim for this piece was to try to reflect the shiny greens of a cicada exoskeleton with a hint of the blue of the hot summer skies they sing under and the intense greens of summer foliage Enjoy SHARE

Sunday, 25 December 2016


#cicada Hanzi #technozi #card #unihan #kanji

Continuing the #cicada theme since its summer in my hemisphere

Copyright Julie Vaux 2016  

A note on the Vietnamese. Most dictionaries list the Vietnamese NON sinitic word and not the SV SinoVietnamese "Literary"  equivalent so this is one case of Sinitic loanwords not dominating the Austroasiatic original ! Japanese haiku poets also prefer to use SEMI over SEN.