We planted this bush clover around the establishment of JEC which is about 22 years ago. Yesterday, we gathered its narrow stems with string.
This is a plant we want to study deeply as we see it in many embroidery designs.
Althea? Rose of Sharon?
Which name is more common?
It is pleasant to see a beautiful bloom in this flowerless season especially for stitchers.
The wine red pattern remind us of flower, pink.Touch of dye gives a splendid decoration. Another design to think on...
Whenever there is a storm, trees are broken, destroyed, no matter how big they are, they cannot resist the force of the wind. Even the strongest trees are like a toy for strong winds. The bamboo isn't. Bamboo bends, it flexes, nearly touches the floor, but never breaks. It resists the storms, the strongest winds. Yet, it keeps its delicate structure.
From old days, people revered the bamboo when ever they are in ordeals. An individual can undergo hard, difficult, tough times, for which he/she must adapt, but must never break, never lose his sense of self. An individual must keep his/her essence no matter how bad the world is treating him.
Since after the earthquake, many Japanese people are reflecting these symbolism to confront against themselves against the inexplicable realities.
Bamboo shoot is often found in Japanese and Asian cuisines. Some of you at the Bead class and local class already tasted. Modern research finds that the bamboo shoot has a number of medicinal benefits, from cancer prevention and weight loss to improving appetite and digestion. It is also low in sugar and therefore can be used for treating hypertension, hyperlipemia and hyperglycemia.
Here at JEC, you can feel the delicacy and Zen created by bamboo grove.
Spring has arrived at JEC. Magnolia is in full bloom. Any idea for technique(s) to express this flower? 🙂
Another sign of early spring. In Japanese, Camellia is written as "椿" which literally means "Spring Tree."
Peach tree which is a symbol of Atlanta, Georgia. This tree was planted around the establishment of JEC.
Rhododendron （石楠花 in Japanese） is in full bloom. We will show you another one with different coloring shortly...
Here's a photo of another Rhododendron. It has brighter pink than the previous one. Sorry that the background is not so nice...
Weeping cherry tree has full blossoms now.
We planted this tree 22 years ago at the establishment of JEC.
Late blossoms this year, is it because the weather is cooler?
We had few inches of snow here in Atlanta and roads and highways were instantly turned into "parking lot"
Whole city was crippled due to this severe snow storm. Fortunately local students and everyone at JEC are safe. Thank you for those who are concerned about us. We hope everyone in other areas are safe too.
Due to the icy road, we will not going to have Open Class on Thursday the Jan 30th. Depending on the condition of the road please make your decision for Friday the 31st and Saturday the Feb 1st.
Despite of the fierce situation which mother nature caused, scenes covered with pure white decoration is just breathtaking. The picture reminds me of Snow Nandina design which can be referred from below link.
As we think about our friendship and how happy it has made us, I want to wish you happiness in the year to come...
We will continue to convey the spirit and technique based on Nuido the way of embroidery. We will keep you updated, so please visit us again!