Monday, February 11, 2013

The Geisha

My mother comes from a remote area of northeastern Japan (the part that really got devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 3.11.2011. We have family there.

Geisha were well trained in Japanese dance, music, arts, listening, and polite conversation, as well as dress and make up application. The wealthy business men would stop by for drinks, food, and to have a beautiful woman just sit and listen to him, not complain or recommend anything, dance and sing for him, and he would leave feeling like a real man again. Anyway, they weren't what many people think they were.

It was a very tough, competitive world, where jealousy drove some geisha to sabotage younger or prettier geisha - burn them out, steal their kimono or makeup, hair jewels (very expensive) and whatever else they could. (Read Memoirs of a Geisha, or see the movie. It is fictional, but much of what happens, really did happen.)

I made the butterfly by stamping with VersaMark, covering with Perfect Pearls, heat setting, and covering with about 3 coats of UTEE.

I appreciate your stopping by -- with aloha, Rosy