March 20, 2014

Daughter of The Wind

Today, I wanted to share my newest creation with you. 

Anemone: Daughter of the wind. 

Did you know that Anemone is a Greek word, anemōnē, that means "daughter of the wind?"

I think the meaning is quite fitting to this subject. Don't you agree?

My interpretation of Anemone. Primitive and wild.

Even though I looked up many types of this flower, I ended up using the Japanese Anemone for inspiration. It's fascinating how our childhood memories run deep into our heart. 

Am I homesick? 

Daughter of the wind. 

Ink, watercolor, coffee on paper.

I wanted to end this post with an excerpt from Mary Oliver's poem, The Journey. This poem describes how I feel right now - how I try to pursue my passion despite the voices of fear and doubt, and how I am seeking my own voice.

I thought many of you can resonate with its message as you pursue your dreams. 

The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice—

But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do—
determined to save
the only life you could save.

                   Mary Oliver, from "The Journey," in Dream Work.  

You can read the entire poem HERE.


  1. Yuko this whole post is beautiful. Your painting is spectacular. I love her name. And I love the color!

    1. Thank you so much, Stephen! I was a little nervous about putting this painting on the blog (I have no idea why), but I'm glad I did :) oxox

  2. I love how you keep going forward despite lingering feelings of doubt. Yuko, your artwork is amazing. Thank you for sharing it on your blog because it truly is a pleasure to get to view your creations.

    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Gam! The feelings of doubt would always be there, but I figured I have to push through it :) It's great I get to share what I create here on the blog.


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