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Sep 25, 2007

Small Notebook - Asian Theme

It wasn't until coming to Japan that I learned about Haiku and Japanese Proverbs. I have chosen my favorite proverbs for these notebooks.
Copyright © 2007 Juana Almaguer
This is my newest listing at my Etsy shop.
I have taken some painted rice paper and glued this to the book cover. The background was painted on fibrous rice paper. Hints of the texture are visible.
I used a Caligraphy brush to paint the Japanese proverb with Sumi Ink over the background.

This small notebook can be used for note taking and will fit easily in a pocket. Pages inside are off-white, unlined and perforated for easy removal. The front cover has been sealed with a gloss varnish for extra protection.

Translation of Proverb:

"au no wa wakari no hajimari" = Parting begins when we meet. This Proverb expresses the Buddhist idea that life is transient.


Copyright © 2007 Juana Almaguer


The above notebook's background was painted on fibrous rice paper. Hints of the texture are visible. Gold, Orange, Copper, Ochre Acrylics were layered and give subtle nuances of color. I used a Caligraphy brush to paint the Japanese proverb with Sumi Ink over the background.

Centimeters 8.5 W x 11.7 H
Inches about 3 x 4
56 blank, white pages

Translation of Proverb:
"ashita wa ashita no kaze ga fuku" = Tomorrow, Tomorrow's wind will blow. In other words, tomorrow will be a new day.

The Language Realm site offers more information on Japanese proverbs.


3 comments:

Neda said...

Just a note o tell you thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment..I am here but did not have time to write to you this week. Planning to catch up on Thursday..I promise :)

Bobbie said...

Love your work. Beautiful!

p.s. I came from papiers colles.

Gallery Juana said...

Neda and Bobbie, Thanks for stopping by.

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