Saturday, April 2, 2011

Week 15 – Vanhana – Vancouver is in Bloom!


Van for Vancouver and Hana for flower in Japanese.

I was brought up near Steveston BC which was largely a Japanese-Canadian Community in the 1960s. In the seventies I lived in Japan so I sometimes think that I am part Japanese by osmosis. I have always loves traditional Japanese design. It is part of how I draw and handle materials.

These buttons are all made with the same cane. Simple for those who make canes but it is fun to look at the same design in different ways.

It has been a busy week. I am still undergoing the euphoria of having a new studio. Lots of do – looking forward to next week.

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