There is a special story behind my love of Japanese art and images. In 1945 my father joined the Army (as soon as he was out of High School) and was stationed in Japan during the occupation after the end of World War II. He traveled the whole country as the driver for the Chief of Chaplains. As kids growing up we were acculturated into Japanese food and art through my father. We were eating in Japanese restaurants (on the floor as tradition) long before they ever became popular. Our house was decorated with beautiful Japanese woodblock prints that my father brought back with him from Japan. I love the arts of Ikebana and Bonsai. I try to attend the Japanese Festival of Dolls every year at one of our local Methodist churches (they have displays of Ikebana, Bonsai and gorgeous dolls). So it is with great joy that I get to create some special Cherry Blossom cards for the Club Scrap Greetings to Go kit and honor my Father's love of all things Japanese.
Come visit the Club Scrap blog to see the entire collection of cards I created.