Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Happy Asian Lunar New Year

#zhaomengfu #chaomengfu #yearofthesheep

You may have already seen this but at least I'm not citing it without attribution!

Here's Zhao or Chao Meng Fu's famous Sheep and Goat Scroll!

I thought the best present I could give you all was a Classic to enjoy!

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Shelf Portrait ONE!

Which of these books have you read or used and why?

This is a very small part of my recently reshelved and sorted collection!
Yes that blue bowl is one of my own works!
I use the dudes and favorites for water for paint or to store small odds and ends pebbles shells and small treasures!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Two Umbrellas

Copyright Julie Vaux 2015

Both forms of the Hanzi / Kanji for Umbrella
This word also means sunshade and parachute and canopy sometimes.
An rain umbrella has the sign for rain added.

People a request if you're seeing this in Google Plus please use the like button.
I need to  know if its being viewed by people and not just search engines and software robots ?

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Mukking Rain !

Copyright Julie Vaux 2015 
So why am I thinking about rain? We seem to be alternating between not enough and too much in the wrong places lately. Rain is always a gift but most of us farmers gardeners commuters would prefer continuous light drizzle that really soaks into the ground and preferably at night or in the evening?

Given the large number of Cantonese speakers in Sydney I'm surprised a pun hasn't made itself into Australian English of people praying for some MUKKING RAIN punning on the ... er ... usage of the F word ?

The way the weather is I can only finally suggest people also use folding brollies that have patterns that work as a parasol or sunshade?

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Its raining in Sydney!

#technozi #sydney #hanzi #rain #typography

I had a technozi prepared based on a theme of summer heat so today its pouring rain instead! So I edited a old svg file of the rain / weather radical and tweaked it so hopefully it looks like its made of cloud and sky. Or suggests  that?
Given how heavy the rain is I probably should have used a gray gradient !
Copyright Julie Vaux 2015

The svg was rendered and edited  from Kai Ti Font 

Saturday, 3 January 2015