#16 I chose this piece to represent extreme unity. Without every line and image represented in this drawing, the initial picture wouldn't be represented. Because of the certain placed lines and shapes, in the end we can see a faceless girl. Without all parts, there would not be a whole.
I made special new year's ceremonial dish "Osechiryori" on January 1st 2011. Simmered potatoes and flower shaped carrots. Square container is named Ojyubako. It means stacking box. Ojyubako is made by wood and coated by black and red natural lacquer "Urushi".
You'll need: •A camera with a large aperture lens •Cardstock, or other thick paper •Scissors •Tape 1. Cut out a circle the size of your lens. 2. Cut out your desired shape on the middle of the circle, don't make it too big. 3. Tape it to your lens. 4. Set your camera to it's lowest aperture value (mine was set at 1.8), make sure the lights aren't in focus, and take your picture! It'd be cute to have someone in focus on the foreground, with little dancing trees in the background…
Container Gardens: Create a cottage-garden feel by using soft shades of pink and purple and plants that have loose, open shapes. Here, petunias, licorice plant, and verbena do the job perfectly. This planting grows best in full sun. A. Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie')--1 B. Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare)--1 C. Petunia 'Carpet Lilac'--2 D. Verbena 'Aztec Pink Magic'--1 E. Wishbone flower (Torenia 'Summer Wave Blue')