Monday, March 21, 2011

Think Blue (and think Japan) for TMTA

"Think Blue" is this week's theme for Think Monday Think ATC.  Looking through my files, I found this wonderful Japanese image of giant waves. With a little research, I read that it is by a Japanese artist, but is considered very 'un-Japanese' and much more Western.  Originally a woodblock print, my image came from Dover publications.   The Breaking Wave Off Kanagawa. Also called The Great Wave. Woodblock print from Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Fuji, which are the high point of Japanese prints. The original is at the Hakone Museum in Japan.

A Japanese image of giant waves seems appropriate at this time.

12 comments:

Jane Wetzel said...

very pretty image...yep..appropriate...

Faye said...

Evelyn, this is so appropriate and so beautiful. I also have that on my computer somewhere, but I didn't even think of it.

Sue said...

I can see how it would be viewed 'un-Japanese.'
It does not look oriental, but you have have done it justice in this card Evelyn.
Smiles:)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful card!

Nancy B said...

Haunting but beautiful ATC!

Claudia said...

This is beautiful!

lisa said...

Really beautiful!
Love woodblock prints!

Lynn Stevens said...

Really makes you stop and think, how appropriate at this time. and lovely too.
hugs Lynn

Chriss Rollins said...

very apt and very beautiful
tfs
chriss x

Moni said...

Fantastisch sieht das aus!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a wonderful ATC.

aino said...

That's awesome.