Monthly Archives: May 2014

Daughter of Kyoto

  Art journal extract: 13 January 2011.  “A couple of days ago I did something really crazy.  I booked a trip to Kyoto, leaving in just over a fortnight from now, to see Katsuyuki’s erikae.  [An erikae is the day … Continue reading

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An Exceptional Day in Gion

On Saturday 29th September 2007 Lucy (youngest daughter) and I took the train from Kobe to Kyoto for an afternoon visit where we hoped, as always, to see maiko and geiko to photograph.  Matthew (husband) and Alicia (middle daughter), who were … Continue reading

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Blue Angel

I can’t go for too many months without drawing a maiko or geiko (geisha).  The last one was finished in September 2013 – so – time for another.  I try to be restrained but I continue to sprinkle a few throughout each year because I … Continue reading

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Watercolour Supplication

In 1997 our family moved from cosmopolitan Sydney to the mining town of Kalgoorlie (population 30,000) in inland Western Australia.  Nine and a half months later we moved on from Kalgoorlie to Perth – where we still live.  I was happy to find myself in … Continue reading

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