Today is the last day of November here and Violet hadn’t posted anything for long time! I just told her, she should do something and hurry up to post my November photo!😺 🐾
Also from early November we have two dear guests and I can see Violet’s happy face everyday ! Our guests are Violet’s parents ❤️ So you can imagine how she is busy everyday and I’m sure she is so happy to have them here❤️ In fact I’m happy too because grandpa and grandma play with me everyday😻😼
Well, this year autumn showed it’s beauty little bit later than usual and now all places are covered in Autumn colors !
Violet had drawn many autumn leaves and here is one of them,
She will post more later whenever she find a chance! 🍂🍁🍂🍁🌾
also here is November wreath;
And me hiding under blanket and keeping warm😺
Will see you soon again !❤️
Have a great day on November 30 and a beautiful start in December!❤️❤️❤️
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Tagged Autumn, cat, color, Leaves, photo, season, watercolor, Wreath
Today is the last day of October and also Halloween! 👻🕸🎃
Recently Halloween in Japan become an event for young people, enjoying many costumes and a mood of Japanese Halloween style, not scary one, mostly cartoons or Japanese game character’s costumes! 🎃🕸👻
Well, Violet didn’t wear any Halloween costumes but decorated as she does every year! And also cooked a pumpkin pie🎃! ( although I cannot eat!)
Here is this month wreath:
And here are her paintings also the witch and cat , her handmade dolls! 🕸👻
Hope you all dear freinds have great moments in the last day of October!😻🐾
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Hi dear friends, Tonight is moon viewing in Japan and I would like to introduce and explain about this autumn festival!
Tsukimi or moon-viewing refers to Japanese festivals honoring the autumn moon, a version of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The celebration of the full moon typically takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese calendar; the waxing moon is celebrated on the 13th day of the ninth month. These days normally fall in September and October of the modern solar calendar.
Tsukimi traditions include displaying decorations made from Japanese pampas grass (susuki) and eating rice dumplings called Tsukimi dango in order to celebrate the beauty of the moon and also implies a prayer for good harvest with their allusion to Japan’s premier member of grass family,Rice.Seasonal produce are also displayed as offerings to the moon.
(More information : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukimi )
Here is our Tsukimi decoration:
And honestly for me Pampas grasses viewing !!!is much more interesting! 🐾😸🐾
Here is Violet sketch as well:
Ah, Violet is calling me again and and telling me not to bite or touch pampas grasses!
Have a beautiful day, night dear friends and if you have full moon in the sky, make a wish and may all your wishes come true…..
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Tagged automn, cat, decoration, Jpan, Moon, photo, sketch, watercolor
Hot, humid weather here! I(Malus)don’t prefer taking nap at the balcony in this season🐾so most of the time, I’m taking one like this:
For this month, Violet decorated wreath with morning glories, sunflowers and a little wind chime , feels little bit cooler than weather outside😸
And here is her sketches of hydrangea flowers from last month🐾 🐈
Hope you all have a great week!❤️🐾
Hi dear friends, this is Violet;
Recently there are many sad, unfortunate news out there, from around the world…Sometimes I just want to shout out: STOP THE MADDNESS…enough is enough…where is the humanity heading to?? Please stop ……
Just pray and hope for peace in the world. Pray and hope to hear no more news about violence, terror and war….
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Tagged cat, Drawing, handcraft, Hydrangea, photo, season, sketch, watercolor
Blogging after one month again. I have many news about last month but before that I would like to tell you about today, July 7th, Tanabata day(evening) in Japan !
Tanabata is a festival that is celebrated every year on July 7 . When this time of year comes around, people write their wishes on strips of paper and hang them on bamboo trees, along with decorations.
Tanabata, also known as the “star festival”, according to a Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, which are usually separated from each other by the milky way, are able to meet.
Each city or place has their own decoration for Tanabata. Here I had taken some photos from Hachimangu shrine, in Kamakura city.
And here is our small bamboo
What is this tree?i love the sound of the leaves! Can I bite them?”
You just make a wish and I will decorate it on the tree!😁
And here our little Tanabata bamboo tree with many wishes……
And a quick sketch of that!
My first wish on the top of the tree is “World Peace,صلح در دنيا،世界平和 ”
💫🌟Now, you my dear friend, make a wish or wishes tonight and may all your wishes come true!❤️💫🌟
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Tagged cat, decoration, Japan, season, sketch, Tanabata, watercolor
June has started and here in Japan it is a start for raining season and also beautiful hydrangeas flowers!☔️🐌
Today I have decorated June wreath and here it is :
Happy June and have a great start dear friends!
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Tagged hydrangea flower, photo, season, sketch, watercolor
Hi everyone ,
Today will continue about violet’s memories in past April! Sakura talks again🐾🌸🐾
During Sakura season people here enjoy flowers and also special sweets in this season! Here violet will show you some of them!
Those sweets are made by sakuras flowers and their leaves flavor,rice,sweet beans and wrapped in salted sakura’s leaves. Also using Sakura dried flowers in sweets and dried salty sakura tea that tastes really good!
Those blossoms are beautiful even when they start to falling down. It looks like the petal are dancing in the air and sometimes like snow….
In mid late of April, a new type of sakuras ,Yaezakura(means one flower consists of as many pink petals)will bloom and again another joy .
Now, there is no flowers on tress but beautiful memories (for violet taste too!) are remain! 🐾
Time to enjoy fresh green leaves everywhere and looking forward sakuras next year…..
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Tagged cat, photo, sketch.flower, watercolor
Hi dear friends,
Today I would like to show you some memories from last month!
From the end of March to middle of April is cherry blossoms (Sakura) season. People enjoy Hanami( walking or having picnic under sakura’s trees). For people in Japan sakura has a deep meaning. The flowers are not staying long but the memories of them stay forever….. Usually school graduations and start is in this period so they are a symbol for an encounter and farewell too.
Well ,I, as a home cat don’t prefer to go outside for a walk in such crowded place so Violet draw me some sakuras and also bought a branch of them to show me how beautiful they are! Hope you enjoy too🐾
Will continue about sakuras again in next post🐾
Have a Lovely weekend dear friends!
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Tagged cat, flower, nature, season, sketch, spring, watercolour
It’s been a long time since I posted anything. Apologies to those whose comments or private mail I haven’t answered to ask me why I’m not here ….
It has been very busy days for me and honestly I haven’t been in the mood to even draw sometimes…..
But I miss you all (better that I say we miss you all)
May 1st and I’m back blogging again. 😊
With a little more information and different subjects for posts or drawings.
First of all I would like to introduce myself a little bit more. I’m a foreigner living in Japan for many years. I’m originally from Iran. I’m a mum of two daughters and a wife of my Japanese hubby. 😁
I want to introduce Japanese or Iranian culture and food…. through my drawings and photos and of course under Malus’ management. 😁
I may not be able to post everyday but will try as often as I can.😊
Hope I can make you smile while visiting my blog. ❤️
Have a great day!
Violet & Malus
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For today a quick sketch of Starbucks autumn version bag!
(hummmm, Violet it is not only sketching! I can see coffee too and I hope no sweets in the bag!!)
And here is me introducing you my new pink friend!
( by the way, I’m still enjoying to stay IN THE BOX! )
Have a nice weekend dear friends ❤️