If you have read this blog for any time you know my love of
One of my favorite is Barii-san from Imabari City.
Mascots or yuru-kyare are the cute symbols of cities,
towns, districts and even buildings.
Imabari City is in the Ehime Prefecture. This area prides themselves on
their chicken dishes. So Barri-san is a baby chicken
who wears the Kurushima Bridge on his head
and holds a toy boat.
He is just so cute.
I have him sitting in a one cup sake with his image on it.
This makes me smile every time I look at him.
Now that Wales part.
I was asked by blog friend, John of "Going Gently"
if I would design his Wedding Invitation.
Be sure to check out the side bar for his blog it is a hoot !
Oh my goodness of course I said yes !
Then had to figure out how not to mess this up big time.
Because at that time I was having trouble with my eyes.
The doctors (many tests with huge machines) looking for an
aneurism and finding several micro mini strokes instead.
I gave them several ideas and they picked my favorite.
A flower drawn in colored pencil.
Living in the desert as I look through magazines I rip out photos of different flowers.
So I have no idea what type of flower this is.
and of course I did change the colors some what.
Smaller note cards
I loved doing this for John and Chris.
They were married on 6 March 2015.
So I thought it would be OK to post a photo of the card now.
They are a terrific people and a couple.
Plus they have a Scotty !
And of course here is your mid-week pretty.
Watson just started to move but here is a photo of them before they
rolled on the carpet and messed up their beautiful haircuts.
Happy Wednesday everyone.
Tucson is overcast today with the possibility of rain.
I know everyone is tired of snow and rain.
But when you live in a desert as I do, any rain is we get is wonderful.
happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Don't Leave, Ane Burn