The Emperor and Empress of Japan were in Victoria recently, which was generally exciting and caused a lot of media attention. The Empress studied tanka poetry under a master writer before her marriage and has written critically acclaimed tankas.
I looked up Japanese poetry on Wikipedia, and from there found this link to rengas written in English – a fascinating group artform. Maybe we could write our own hypertext, who knows? I’m still reading Riding White Roads.
For a fascinating YouTube video of hundreds of mandalas, click here.
And for fabriholics, go to Spoonflower. This is an awesome service that lets you print fabric of your own design and order yardage. At least one textile designer whose interview appears on the webpage had yardage printed there and used it for a portfolio that she shopped around to fabric companies. She now has a fabric collection in production!
Last night I stayed up into the wee small hours just playing around with some of my jpg images (nothing whose copyright belongs to someone else, of course!). The colour editing was educational because particularly with photos you can’t always tell what colours are really there. But don’t take my word for it, go play! Oh, the possibilities are just endless!