Monday, January 5, 2009

TOOTHPIC GEISHA

So , I'm in a restaurant watching people picking their teeth, but they are covering their mouths. It's a custom here in Japan. My food arrives and I pull my chopsticks out of a beautifully folded rice paper envelope and there I spy a toothppic Geisha. HMMM ..I love it. Well I search the net lookingfor instructions. I asked my friends for help, but none of them know anything about these little lovelies. So I started experimenting with the washi paper and toothpics.. I never knew that there were so many different kinds of toothpics. Well there are fat ones, round ones, skinny ones, short and tall ones. I'm stumped, but not defeated. A year passes and I stumble across a little shop in the Kokura market and quess what I find? The perfect toothpic.( Doesn't take much to excite me.) It's five cm long and has a circular nick around the top part of the pic. Now, I'm happy..... It took alot of practise but ,Tah Dah ... I'm creating my own little Toothpic Geisha's. Infact , they have become my New Years' inspiration for a "Paperdoll Craft Book" that I'm working on ...No , I don't pick my teeth with them . Toothpic Geishas are fiddly, but in ZaaArt world, time and patience is what it's all about. There's no paper stuck between my teeth..( Ha Ha)

7 comments:

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

What a Beautiful idea~Oh my goodness I wouldn't use those darlings on my teeth either! I would save and collect them :-)

Zaa said...

Glad you like them Sharon.. Thanks for the visit.

Fairy and Fantasy Art of Lily Young said...

I learned a lot from your posting. Thank's for sharing.

Zaa said...

You welcome Lily ..thanks for the visit.

Pattie said...

Love the story about the toothpick,and loveeeeee what you did with it !

Zaa said...

Thanks Pattie.. SO nice to hear from you.

a painter said...

Needless to say, I find this toothpick doll to be fabulous!