I want to share another page for Valerie's Heavy Metal challenge at Art Journal Journey This page once again has a Japanese theme. My inspiration came from the scraps of the deep purple paper I used on my page. They reminded me of purple silk kimono fabric.
I used a stencil and some gold paint to create the interesting marks on the background. I am not sure they are Japanese writing or just fascinating marks. They do look Japanese/Asian however.
I also used some metallic Sharpies to color in parts of the kimono. I added a little more metal also. I had this brass charm that I painted with some gold paint before I stitched it onto the page.
I've been looking through travel photo books and my various trip journals a lot lately. This cold wintery weather and the fact that it's been a year since I've ventured far has me feeling a little bit restless to go someplace.
I probably wouldn't be wanting to go away as much if I actually could go someplace, but since I'm not able to go away, I want to go someplace. I think I have something that should be called covid related vacation sickness. Smile.
Let me share a few more random photos from when I traveled to Japan with my school in 2018. A little more arm chair traveling to compensate for no real travel.
The bamboo forest, Kyoto
Lighthouse view, from south of Nichinan
Sign in park on hilltop, Nichinan. And also on that hilltop, a vending machine. The Japanese love their vending machines, and we found them in so many unexpected places.
Looking down on Nichinan.
Fans in a shop window.
Mt. Fuji from the window of a bullet train.
Tokyo sunset from my hotel room window.
At a Shinto shrine in Nichinan.
Seaweed shop, Kyoto
Covered shopping area, Kyoto.
Shrine, Tokyo. This is a wall of sake barrels. Below is a close up. They are art pieces in themselves.
Fascinating wall of lanterns in Tokyo.
Thanks for visiting.