the cherry blossom tree
I am creating my first piece of stationery work for Honey Bee Invites. Almost all of my work will mix watercolors and calligraphy. The first step for me is inspiration…..
I was first inspired by the Japanese flowering tree, also known as a cherry blossom tree, three years ago on a trip to Washington DC. Not only is the tree beautiful and delicate, but the tree has great meaning among the Japanese culture.
A cherry blossom is an omen of good fortune and an emblem of love.
And although my depiction is different that the tree above. It still holds the same meaning, “good fortune”.
This is one of the amazing things about art….there are, literally, a million different ways to paint the cherry tree. Just as we all see the world from a different view, and we would all describe it differently….artists see and represent the tree in their own way.
Below is the first step to the invitation, background. I think you’ll be quite surprised how it turns out, so stay tuned.
For me, and for the good fortune tree, do something you’ve only ever dreamed of doing today.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. ~Henry David Thoreau