Saturday, January 23, 2010

Philosophy of the fish.....

It's lovely to see the meaning behind some of the imagery people have embraced, when choosing their project for this months 'turning Japanese' design theme.

Manda over at 'A too short tale' has created a beautiful Koi fish design to adorn her handmade 2010 diary.

Even more beautiful is knowing the significance of the design.
Thanks to Manda's research....

'The Japanese associate koi (also known as carp) with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose.
Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals.'

Just gorgeous....

For another Dose of gorgeous, the lovely Fabiola of 'little cooties' has found inspiration in a piece of Japanese fabric she discovered in a fabric scrap pack bought recently.

She had almost given up hope that inspiration would come for this months theme.....
But lucky she didn't, cause this little needle book she made is so practical and perfectly cute.
Definitely my cup of tea.
Great job Fab!


  1. They are both beautiful. I will have to visit their logs later. My art supplies should arrive on Monday so i will make my entry next week. Do I post it and send you the link?

  2. I was very uncreative. I went and bought the tshirt you had in your original post instead - oops!

  3. Such wonderful project, no one is being 'koi' about their creativity, he he he. Sorry, couldn't resist. In our family we say 'don't be coy' & make fish faces to encourage the children to be outgoing, not that they need much. Love Posie

  4. How cute is that fabric?! A needle-case is such a practical idea too ...


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