Our imagination flies — we are its shadow on the earth.
Vladimir Nabokov 

From religionfacts.com:   “According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. It is said that he wept as he looked upon the world of suffering beings, and his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up. When the lotus opened, the goddess Tara was revealed.”

From religionfacts.com:   “According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. It is said that he wept as he looked upon the world of suffering beings, and his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up. When the lotus opened, the goddess Tara was revealed.”

Butterfly   HERE

Photography: Josephine Cardin  

Model/Dancer: Lisa Ushino  

In Dark Light - Josephine Cardin  HERE 

A series inspired by our innate connection to music and it’s ability to inspire our creativity.  

"I often think in music.  I live my daydreams in music.  I see my life in terms of music….I get most joy in life out of music."  Einstein
Cello by Ikmal_Ibrahim

Cello by Ikmal_Ibrahim

Jan Mankes
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Jan Mankes

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Self-portrait
Jan Mankes
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Self-portrait

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Beauty in an Autumn Field, 1735-1800, Osaka City Museum 
Isoda Koryusai

Beauty in an Autumn Field, 1735-1800, Osaka City Museum 

Isoda Koryusai

The bloom is not a bloom, The mist not mist. At midnight she comes, And goes again at dawn. She comes like a spring dream - how long will she stay? She goes like morning cloud, without a trace.
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Bai Juyi, The Bloom is not a Bloom 
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Bai Juyi was a Chinese Tang Dynasty poet.  His poetry is widely read and loved because his writing style is easily understood.  Image: Hu jun di

The bloom is not a bloom,
The mist not mist.
At midnight she comes,
And goes again at dawn.
She comes like a spring dream - how long will she stay?
She goes like morning cloud, without a trace.

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Bai Juyi, The Bloom is not a Bloom

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Bai Juyi was a Chinese Tang Dynasty poet.  His poetry is widely read and loved because his writing style is easily understood.  Image: Hu jun di
Young Dancer of Fourteen, 1880-8, Musée d’Orsay (via: kingsacademy.com)
Edgar Degas 
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Young Dancer of Fourteen, 1880-8, Musée d’Orsay (via: kingsacademy.com)

Edgar Degas 

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Selected radiographs of Edgar Degas’ wax sculptures at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, revealing a variety of armatures.  Image:  National Gallery of Art, Washington

Selected radiographs of Edgar Degas’ wax sculptures at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, revealing a variety of armatures.  Image:  National Gallery of Art, Washington