I saw a FULL rainbow today! I don't think I've seen one in like 10 years! It was so gorgeous and unexpected that I went, "Holy shit!" and then I full-on ran into a bench. Ha!
My calendar this year is Aspects of the Moon by Taiso Yoshitoshi
. What I really wanted was the Cavallini Japanese Woodblock print one
, but I forgot to get a new wall calendar this year until like last week, and it's out of print. Last year it focused on Hiroshige
, and this year Kawase Hasui
. All three of these are favorite traditional Japanese artists of mine, so I guess I can't really go wrong... but I love the colors and shapes of Kawase Hasui and Hiroshige landscapes more than the figurative work of Yoshitoshi. They're really inspiring and soothing to me to have in my workspace. Also, the Cavallini wall calendars are spiral with a large picture area... really nice to use. Maybe I should just try to find some prints to put in my cube instead.
SAKURA and KIMONO
~~ On March 7th at 5300 Balboa Blvd Van Nuys, CA (Balboa Park), there will probably be a cherry blossom meet. Come in costume or plain clothes, bring snacks, etc. :)
There might be another picnic the following weekend due to the irregular nature of the blossoms.
~~ If you like kimono, the LA Kimono Club
will be having their meet up at the park, on March 8th, 10-1 pm (come in kimono, yukata is fine, too! bring potluck) You can join the club if you like to meet up with other like-minded folks. Everyone in the club is super sweet.
I haven't worn kimono in MONTHS! (so sad!) I hope I remember how to do it! I think I might wear this purple weeping sakura one
with this pink cloud nagoya obi