Friday, January 15, 2016

Okinawan Hat

I must be feeling nostalgic. When I saw the prompt for today, a hat, I immediately thought of the traditional Okinawan hat called the hanagasa. It represents the hibiscus flower that can be found on the island. The blue sections with the white waves represent the ocean surrounding Okinawa. 

I wrote about Okinawa before in this post. But just comparing the two drawings makes me pause. Here is the drawing from June 19th, 2015.

It's not bad.. But looking at my drawing from today, I really see a change in my technique..

I love seeing the growth..

I'm also working on something special for my sister for her birthday next week. I was thinking back to our lives back in Okinawa. Well, that's for another post. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. I agree with Triple Li, Angelcake. The newer one is sharper and crisper. Just lovely. You have a good weekend too. I can't believe it's Friday already!


  2. So often we focus on the goals we haven't yet attained and forget to appreciate our growth. It's so cool that you're able to do this through your art. I love both.