Much of a muchness

Things that make you go 'hmm'…

Parasols and a big fan…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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

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I’m feeling much cheerier now!

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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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