To expose any available resources that will benefit artists and keep them inspired. Also inspiring others with different avenues of support that will in turn keep their creative juices flowing to bring about a whole different way we appreciate art.
The Theme this week is Cherry Blossom Time all over the world! And on 3/20/12, Spring arrives in the USA.
Cherry blossom trees are so ubiquitous all throughout Japan, that they are used as an official measure of the changing of seasons. There is something called the sakura zensen (桜前線） or the cherry blossom front, which tracks the blossoming time of cherry trees throughout the country. (It’s so official that it even appears in elementary school geography books along with other weather maps.)
"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him."