Saturday, 29 March 2014

Brocade Waka One

#fujiwara no nakahira GSS 8:458

Hito sumazu
aretaru yado (w)o
kite mireba
ima zo ko no ha(ha)
nis(h)iki (w)orikeri

Where this person once lived is overgrown and ruined.
I am coming to see if now the leaves of the trees are weaving brocade.

Friday, 21 March 2014


BROCADE is the theme for  my next sequence of  Technozi posts.

Starting with this card and then some Japanese Heian waka using the word.

Copyright Julie Vaux 2014 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Green Mosaic NU

Copyright Julie Vaux 2014

Another #Inkscape  #kanji experiment. The Hanzi Kanji for woman - nu 3 and then a color edit and one other change in Inkscape then an upload to #gimp and the mosaic filter applied.  I'll have to try this again perhaps with a slightly different gradient. I want to suggest the strength and beauty of green jade in a feminine way and this is almost right but ... not quite there?

Friday, 7 March 2014


What other theme could I post on International Womans Day !


The font for this character was Kai Ti 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Lakshmi to Kichijoten

This week the Goddess of Fortune!

#Lakshmi partner of vishnu also known as Lakkhi Shri Sri mahadevi Gilsang Cheon inKorea, Thirumagal, and Chinese Ji Xiang Tian

One text claims Tibetan depictions of Red Tara and Kurukula are Lakshmi.

In Japan she is known as Kichijooten Kisshooten and Kudokuten

Hindu or Buddhism the iconography of this deity shows a princess or queen usually wearing red often holding up a cintamani a wish granting jewel or a conch shell.

Standing or sitting on a lotus she often has one or two elephants at her side.

More images later this week!

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