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Things that make you go 'hmm'…

Parasols and a big fan…


I’ve gone back to the Japanese Chiyogami papers for this one. This paper makes me think of elegant geishas teetering along the street carrying their parasols daintily over their heads. I loved the book ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ by Arthur Golden, I have read it several times including trying to read it in French when I was being serious about learning French. Needless to say I didn’t manage to finish it and reverted to the English version eventually.


I also loved the film even though it got mixed reviews. It might be that I have a serious crush on Ken Watanabe or it might just be that it is a very good film. I couldn’t possibly say…


No, that’s not a very good photo of him but it does have a parasol and a geisha in it so let’s try again.


That’s better. And while we’re at it let’s have a gratuitous George Clooney shot to really cheer us ladies up….


I’m feeling much cheerier now!

3 responses to “Parasols and a big fan…

  1. strugglingwriter November 25, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    I like those fans a lot. Very nice book.

    I’m also a fan of George Clooney, though maybe not for the same reason as some. I particularly liked his film O Brother Where Art Though.

  2. Diane November 25, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    I love that film, I could watch it over and over! I think it shows one of the things I like about George Clooney – he seems to be without vanity and can send himself up. He seems like a genuinely nice guy with a social conscience. And he is devastatingly handsome – sigh. :)

  3. Martin August 14, 2008 at 6:51 am

    The movie is based on a biogrphy of a real geisha, the book is called LIFE OF A GEISHA and its way better than the movie.
    If you liked the movie i bet you will love the book .

    By the way those notebooks you make are really beautiful .
    Have you ever made any guide or tutorial about how to make those? i would love to learn ! Wouldnt think twice and make one for my gf .
    Ok if u have some online tutorial or somethin gplease let me know !
    keep the good work and thanks !

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