FAIRYTALE MEME: 2/6 fairytale creatures
Spent the afternoon at the V&A Museum. This gorgeous creation, the Organza Origami dress by Lie Sang Bong, always caught my eye the past few months whenever I saw it in the Korea room. Today I finally took the time to sketch it.
(photo taken from the V&A website - so you can see how fucking perfect this dress is)
Christina Bothwell’s magical glass creatures. The icredible mix of ceramics and glass. via beautifuldecay
Lady of the Lake for Sketch_Dailies. They retwitt my drawing and i´m so happy :D Thanks and welcome, new followers!
Available in my Society6 ^^ http://society6.com/JoannaNieto/Lady-of-the-Lake-wzy_Print#1=45
The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
there’s a fantastic Matthew Barney (Bjork’s husband) film that has some of these women in discovering a piece of ambergris