Ever since I did this design, inspired by Robin Moses, I decided it had to be tried again when we actually went to the cherry blossom festival.
I used Cult Nails Manipulative as the background to make it look like the sky instead of doing the tan, old paper look from the first time around. The rest is acrylic paint and Japanese newsprint. I used this picture as inspiration for the Geisha. I couldn't make up my mind on whether or not to use the newsprint on it but in the end did and realized I don't care for it with the blue and wish I would have left it off.
Here are a few pictures at the festival last week.
On a separate note, I was pretty sad to hear that Maurice Sendak passed away on Tuesday. If you don't know who he was, he wrote and illustrated many children's books including Where The Wild Things Are, one of my favorites. I actually did a design on Where The Wild Things Are which is pictured in my header and it's still one of my favorite designs to date.