Sunday, April 19, 2009

March “Plum blossom”

Plum blossom is a beloved subject in the traditional painting of East Asia and Vietnam.
In Japan it’s commonly known as ume blossoms and often mentioned in Japanese poetry as a symbol of spring. When used in haiku or renga, they are a kigo or season word for early spring.
see Wikipedia
I’ve made my plum blossoms with polymer clay (fimo soft) and embroidery them over felt and rayon.

Natalie (Beadturtle)


pam T said...

lovely! What a great job you did on the plum blossoms - they are gorgeous! Defnitely a sign of spring!

Robin said...

Sooooooooooooo beautiful!!!! Robin A.

coral-seas said...

Hi Natalie, your Ume are beautiful. On this blue background they remind me of Van Goch's Almond Blossom painting.

I thought you might be interested in the article I have just posted on Plum Blossom on Japanese EmbroideryCA

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Lovely and my favourite time of the year. Of course, I'll be waiting for cherry not plum blossoms, but it's the same idea and feeling.