Monday, May 24, 2010

Scattered Blossoms --- Kim

"Scattered Blossoms"
26.5 x 16.5 inches
Commercial fabric, raw-edge machine applique, machine quilted

When I first saw Libby's photo I knew I was going to do something with the cherry blossoms. I was also struck by the comment Libby made about returning to the park after a few days, the blossoms "had mostly all been blown away." It reminded me of Kobayashi Issa's haiku:

When cherry blossoms scatter, no regrets.


  1. It reminds me of your Haishang Dumpling! Does the writing on it quote the haiku?

  2. Your interpretation of this photo is very interesting to me. I enjoyed your sketch book once again and could see your thought process in action.

    I found reading about Kabayashi Issa enlightening and I will never again have regrets when the blossoms fall.

  3. I always enjoy the way you bring outside sources into your pieces, and this is no exception. Another striking and fresh interpretation, Kim.

  4. Way Cool! I love the cherry blossoms dancing across the surface of your piece. Great interpretation, as always.

  5. Wonderful! This interpretation definitely has your signature ... way of thinking .. way of seeing. It's a visual haiku.

    Your sketch book is also wonderful.

  6. I love this! Such a fitting Haiku. I find it really interesting seeing your sketch book and the path you took to arrive at this lovely quilt!

  7. How brilliant of you to do a whole Japanese cherry blossom/Haiku theme. Great!!

  8. That is a clever take off on that photo. The composition is short but to the point and full of meaning, just like a haiku would be. Great interpretation.


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