Making of a silk dress with a wing painted on it.
With dye in color blue black.
Realistic feathers placed unrealistically.
A long story told as is.
By artist/escapist Yuko Nagai, currently Miss Sore Thumb in a rural Japanese town
who rambles about random stuff as well.
Read on.
Thank you.

September 2, 2010

introducing the big pretty (and a new blog)

feels like it was just the other day when
i announced the return of the summer

now it is leaving us again

the time keeps up its speeding up
as it has been
i'll be dead in a little while but
i promise you i will do my very best to
complete my wing dress, the current version
before i expire...

you know i'm only half kidding, don't you?

for today though,
i am here to introduce you to my best friend
i named it the big pretty

no, this is not a poem, nor a new age talk
i'm talking about escapism my friend

see, for a dreamer like myself
daily-ness of daily life can be a little challenge at times
that's when i politely leave my facade behind and
jump into the world of the big pretty, heels over head
where it is filled with details that take my breath away

for example,

just the other day i saw a
humble looking insect sneaking by me when
a flash of bronze gleamed at me...

myself: oi, insect!

the insect stops in its tracks

(sneaking up from behind)
where are you going with your head down like that?

the insect turns around to face m

my head angle is naturally as is, ma'am

m continues to probe with her camera under mid summer sun as i tolerates the torment

...until she sees a thin red crest which transfixes her and renders her motionless

i takes off in a hurry, unfolding it's wings...

took me a while to get to the point but
i actually wanted to tell you about my new blog

that is a collection of elements,
found in this world that are simply beautiful to my eyes
the world of the big pretty
i hope you'll visit and rest in there a while

visit my blog with no name, made of sound, vision and motions (link deactivated for the following reason)


---additional note on oct.02---

after all the bugles and drums, i decided to
take an assessment break, weighing things
and put my newbie blog under construction

so while at it, why not send you to a gem
i found on tumblr called "in the pines"
personal details of the one behind the photo blog
are not shared but
no need knowing what's conventionally thought to
describe who the person is because...

oh why don't i stop talking and
let you figure out what comes through?

you can get there from here

thank you for your visit and
say hello to little bugs in your neighborhood for me!