Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. ⚧
Our hearts go out to all who have suffered, or who have been killed simply due to the gender they identify as. 💔
We'd also like to acknowledge all of our friends, customers, and family who are brave enough to be who they are - no matter the forces that work against them. ✊
Gender is fluid, get over it.
Cartoon characters allow us to dream and escape so it's not surprising that children and adults in the camps used Bambi, Minnie, Mickey, and Louie on sandals as the icons for shell pins and artwork. They helped to inject some whimsy and light in a dark time.
1] Bambi brooch made of wood, courtesy of National Japanese American Historical Society, San Francisco.
2] This was given to Hideno Nakamoto, 8, by a friend at Tule Lake. The iconic Castle Rock can be seen on Louie's sign. Courtesy of Helene Mihara.
3] Tiny shells were used for the shoes and the nose. Made by Iwa Miura, courtesy of G. Nanbu for the Miura family. Photo: David Izu.
4] Mickey and Minnie figures made of shells collected from the desert at Topaz, Utah. These were sent by a Topaz inmate to a friend on the outside. Courtesy of Delphine Hirasuna.
5] Watercolor with Minnie or Mickey by a child confined at Granada (Amache), CO, in a class taught by artist Kate Mieko Kuzuhara (1913-1996). Courtesy of Japanese American Service Committee, Chicago.
Flowers & bones you seek,
Feelings are deep you see?
You understand you think?
Grammar is less i care,
Play by the rules not fair,
Instead of the room i hide
I return to the world i dare
As i'm getting older
Money,fame,cars & pride
Is less i care
Sometimes i hate this world
But glad i'm here.
Dónde la impermanencia de las cosas es nuestro GRAN MOTOR!
WaBi Sabi (en Japonés) habla de esto... De poder encontrar la belleza en el CAMBIO, aceptando la belleza de lo rústico y lo simple... Así como la vida misma! "Nada se pierde, todo se trasforma"...
Desde... Unos Zapatos viejos... Hasta una lata vacía!!!! Déjate llevar por la imaginación y encontrá proyectos para vos, tu hogar y los tuyos con cosas que tenemos siempre a mano!!! 🙂 BIENVENIDOS!!! #arte#healtylife#cocina#ideas#creatividad#homemade#athome#diy#decor#art#loveideas#reciclaje#reutilizar#wabisabi