Sunday, January 19, 2014

Catching Echoes

Can a wish echo through time? I think so. I had the opportunity to visit several shrines in Japan, and I was struck by the sheer volume of prayers and wishes left by people there throughout history. Coins, lit candles, tiny white papers tied to racks like wings. I couldn't touch or hold this sense of longing and sacredness, but I could feel it seeping into me. The air was thick with soul, and a fine, age-worn reverence. I hope I can learn how to ink that same humanity into my pages!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Adventures in Japan

Cinderella advertising for a nail salon! (I think)

So this last December has been a whirlwind for me. I graduated, got married to my fabulous husband Alex, and moved to Japan. My writing has kind of been on the back burner these last few months, but now I am ready to start the next chapter of my ink explorations. I think it is serendipitous that one of the first signs I saw in Japan said "Get Dream." For the next few months, I will be chasing unicorns, dragons, and tears that fall like snowflakes  . . . oh, and learning Japanese!