*Re-post* Patterns and Textures

*This is the repost as the video I had inserted earlier failed so it has been removed.*

今シーズンはまだビーチにちゃんと行ってなかった!

ということで今朝のウォーキングは少し足を延ばして一番近いビーチへ行きました。

これができるから、今住んでいるところから引っ越せないのです(笑)。靴を脱いで波打ち際を歩いき、地球とちゃんと繋がってきました。

I did not make occasions to go to beaches this summer, and I extended my regular walking up to the nearest beach this morning.

It was just before the beach gets busy with people coming out for morning swims.

Water was clear.

I soaked my bear foot on the water’s edge.

It was more than just refreshing,…. it was more like something making me relieved.  ….is it so called the ‘earthing’?

Kept walking along the edge then saw some art works by nature.  Lucky that it was before being squashed by the crowd.

The ripples created beautiful patterns on the sand which made me imagine something like smooth fabric.

Thank you our mother earth for this, i greatly appreciated!

 

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お立ち寄りくださりありがとうございました。

 

 

The Laughing Kookaburras

The lovely couple perched on the tree branch i passed by on my morning walk. They must have been romantic and humming or even chatting about the impeccable summer day that just began.

Yes they bursted out laughing,😊

気持ちよく晴れた或る夏の朝、ウォーキング途中で見かけた可愛い笑いカワセミのペア。同じ方を見ながら、何やら囁き合うのかと思いきや、期待を裏切らない豪快な笑い(鳴き)声。そうだ、これが彼ら流の囁きだったのかもとこちらも笑顔に。☺️

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A piece of work of the day 36 ~ Bleu

Another patchwork for the birthday card for friend who loves Bleu and Shiraz.

The two are very different in nature and are uniquely beautiful. I used Bleu for the model of the patchwork likely because his moon face was easy to modeling. 🙂

Shiraz (left) and Bleu

The both turned 15 years old this year. I will write about it on another blog.

我が家のブルシラこと、ブルーとシラズという2匹の猫を本当に可愛がってくれる友人へ充てた、バースデーカードのパッチワーク。モデルはブルさん。

丸顔でユーモアいっぱいの彼を狙ってみました。似てるかな?

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A piece of work of the day 34 ~ Dragon The Guardian Deity

I drew this dragon for someone who was born in the year of dragon and turned the birthday in June.

I found that there are several interpretations about this mythological creature, and I actually interpret it a guardian or spirit.

I hope year 2020 must bring lights and smiles at him despite that it’s been difficult year for most of us.

去る今年6月、とある方への誕生日カードにと描いたのは龍(ドラゴン)でした。普段描く機会の無い題材でしたが、辰年生まれの彼にとってはラッキーな神獣に違いないと思い、ドラゴンに初挑戦。

洋の東西それぞれにおいて、昔からこの架空の生き物は沢山の題材に使われてきました。

今回私も縁起の良いスピリットとして描きすすめ、終わってみたらとても神聖な気持ちになりました。

今年は誰にとっても難しい一年ですが、来年の誕生日迄、彼に光と笑顔が一つでも多くある事を祈っています。

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End of summer

A piece of work of the day 33 ~Mermaid Magic ~

Mermaid Magic is the name of a blended essential oil produced by Kayse Williams, the co-founder of Sacred Alchemy Inc.

Kayse and I met in Tucson, Arizona in 2019 for the first time.  I visited her and her partner Gary Fleck seven months later in Arkansas, then shared another sweet time in Sedona last month.  Gary Fleck is (well, it’s not just me of knowing him so) the legendary crystal mining engineer who does crystal cut, polish, and make jewelries from the design.

Kayse produces number of blended essential oils aiming for healing and/or pleasure, all of which holds high frequency and struck me something when I first scented one of her range, named ‘Dolphin Joy’.

When I took Mermaid Magic on my hand first time and scented it, the world of the oil took me into so-called Kayse’s world, which was fantastic and warm, supporting, being embraced with love.  It was literally magic.

The scent was enough to urge me to express how I felt in pastel drawing.

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Rhubarb and Blueberry pie ~ ルバーブとブルーベリーのパイ~

As you know, Rhubarb is very sour vegetables when consume as is, and it is suitable for jam and sauce.
The recipe I followed used Blueberries putting together with diced Rhubarb.This way the filling became milder in sourness, it actually adds nice and pleasant sweetness.  The recipe also used sour cream for the crust, taking over the role of which the eggs and water play.  This has produced a good shortcrust flavor and texture. I baked this twice this summer eventually, and particularly this second bake is made my favorite (in photos below). I am satisfied both with the fillings and the crust which finished better than my first bake.  Rhubarb and Blueberry fillings was made nice ruby sauce and it flowed when you sliced.
It was hard to control my craving to it serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but my friends couple enjoyed with the scoops! 😋

ずいぶん昔、アンナミラーズというパイ専門のカフェに入った時に初めて知った、ルバーブ・パイ。
甘酸っぱい素朴な味がアップルパイと並んで大好きになったけれど、意外にもその後目にする機会はなく。。。
こちらシドニーでも、ルバーブ・パイをお店で目にする事もないし、とりわけルバーブ・パイが好きという人に出逢いませんでした。
でもスーパーでは普通にルバーブが野菜コーナーに並んでいるし、これはいっちょパイを焼いてみようと相成りまして。。
結果、今年の夏は2度ルバーブ・パイを焼きましたが、2度目は特にパイ生地がサクサクにできて大満足。

参考にしたレシピでは、ルバーブにブルーベリーを混ぜて自然な甘みを引き出すのと、パイ生地を卵と水の代わりにサワークリームをバターと小麦粉に混ぜるという内容で、珍しいと思ったのと美味しそうだったのでそれに沿って製作。

焼きあがったパイが覚めるのを待ってからナイフを入れると、ルビー色のソースが艶やかに広がる。

酸味強すぎない控え目な甘さ。
今回体重を気にして、私はナントカ理性で堪えましたが、実際はバニラアイスクリームなどと食べると更に美味しそう。

仲間であっという間にペロリと平らげました。😋

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A piece of work of the day 32

Festive period 2019 was something very unusual for me, because of the months-long bush fires that flamed up in Australia, particularly east coast and south area over the four states.

All graphics and updates cast by the media were of heartbreaking, and the blaze did not set back on New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Temperature on Saturday and Sunday last week soared to record-breaking high, which coincidentally some source was saying, apart from the subject of bush fires, that the earth took the closest position to the sun in her orbit.

This piece below was drawn while watching the circumstances, with the inspiration driven by my sincere wish of rainfalls and / or something good of element of aqua, embrace all of the burned areas and heal them.   Yep, the motif is completely unrelated to the subject, but this is how I could send my love over.

2019年のクリスマスと年越し、そして新年はこれまでのそれとは異なるものでした。

何か月も続く森林火災がまさに31日から元旦にかけて更に一段と被害が広がり、オーストラリア固有の動物や自然、そして幾つもの小さなコミュニティが燃えて無くなってしまいました。

このパステルは「水」と「悦び」に関するエネルギーを想いながらイメージしたものです。

一見、まったく森林火災とは無関係の絵柄ですが、今猛威を振っているその「火」とは違う水を想う事、そして悲しみや怒りに包まれている今の状況に、亡くなった命たちや対峙している命たちに、癒しの時が少しでもやってくるようにという願掛けの思いを込めました。

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