Saturday, March 24, 2007

IF: i spy sakura (cherry blossoms)


Sakura weeping
petals floating to the ground
soft breeze sighs
In Japan it is now Hanami Season. Time to view the cherry blossoms, eat, drink, sing and compose haiku.
You ain't lived till you've done a hanami party right, so they say. I had mine last night.

43 comments:

  1. beautiful michael. 'love the colors and the gentle feelin'......

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  2. beautiful and poetic - and funny, I've made a haiku too last night :)

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  3. Very creative all around. Very pretty and very fun.

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  4. Wow...It's fantastic!! I think this is one of the prettiest illos on here.

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  5. It must be gorgeous, Michael! One can say so just by looking at your powerful illo. Lovely!

    cabanadigital.com

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  6. love the colour and the intensity of sakuras!

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  7. This is beautiful, Michael, love your color choices.

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  8. Spring is coming, thank god - feels very Japanese, accck, now I want sushi! This is a lovely use of colour and form.

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  9. hanami sounds interesting! I have been too shortly in japan, sic! very nice illo, great composition, patterns and colouring...

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  10. Really beaautiful and so must have been your experience, very elegant.

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  11. oh Michael this is so lovely! It's my favourite!!! I just love it!

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  12. interesting and a very lovely illustration!

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  13. Oh! so sweet...i love the colours...very nice work! thanks for visiting my blog!

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  14. A nice piece of wall hanging or window view for my house. Beautiful!

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  15. I love your hard edge design and the beautiful color combo in the purples, and the flower design. Very nice piece.

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  16. love cherry blossoms!! perfect spring timing!!

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  17. Hello.
    This illustration is very beautiful.
    Yes, Japan is a season that enjoys the beauty of the Sakura now. Sakura inform of the visit of spring in Japan.
    Today,the weather is beautiful and a lot of people are enjoying the first pleasures of spring.

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  18. Splendid and serene.I love this piece! I strolled the campus yesterday with a Japanese friend to view the cherry blossoms. They were incredible! She said she didn't like the drunken partying aspect of hanami, but each to their own ;-)

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  19. I really like the patterning and the flowers through the window...one of the first vector projects we ever did was to imitate a Japanese print and it made me really appreciate the work...so much so that I took an extra art history class on the subject...

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  20. The colors sooth my eyes.
    A gentle and moving piece of work Michael. I feel I am missing something very special-the Hanami season in Japan, and the party. If this piece is a reflection of the Hanami party, it must have been amazing.
    Beautiful idea and of course artwork!

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  21. beautiful design, i would like to be there!

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  22. It must have been a great experience! Very nice, emotional illo.
    Ejoy your spring :)

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  23. Oh, I love love love this one!!! Spring at last!

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  24. wow! how can something with such vibrant colors have such a calming effect?! very, very nice!

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  25. A lovely image and haiku! It's so pretty and peaceful:>

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  26. I'm loving all things Japanese lately. This is lovely. Perfect for spring.

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  27. Just lovely!

    Big happy smooch,
    The Tart
    ; *

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  28. Nice the way you have both bold design and the soft, gentle flowers together. This is a beautiful piece.

    -kate

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  29. Exquisite, love the glimpse of the cherry blosssoms!

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  30. A spiffy entry
    On your blog page lies in wait
    For others to spy

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  31. Purple, pink, and cherry blossoms! Lovely, lovely!!

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  32. This is sooooo beautiful!! I like how you used the kanji characters.

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  33. This is just amazing....and beautiful as is the one for total. Your graphics are always interesting and colorful with just the right amount of emotion for each one. This one is so peaceful and the violet interior just makes the cherry blossoms all the more tender and fragile.

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  34. i want that in my bedroom... beautiful

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  35. So elegant and peaceful. Very spring-appropriate. I hear you had 85 degree weather in Charlotte last week.

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