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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Treasures and mementos, netsuke, by Elaine (jaguarish)

I sketched this back when I first started joining in with Lynn's previous blog (Somewhere to Sketch) and I'm not sure if I've posted it here before -- sorry if I have!  This is a little netsuke that I bought at the LA County Museum of Art, from the shop in its Japanese building.  I treasure it for its own beauty, as well as being a memento of the time when I lived near the museum and visited it often.  The brown marks on the page are from my playing with a stamp on the same page.  [More about netsuke here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netsuke]


3 comments:

  1. What great drawings of the netsuke. In fact I'm glad you added the link, as I had never heard of them before, but so glad I know now.

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  2. Elaine, thanks for the link so we could learn abut the netsuke. Lovely sketch!

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  3. These are indeed lovely! I can't recall seeing them before.

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