“Aquarium” is a marine Ikebana poem which wouldn’t have been written if not for the sudden appearance of the Corona pandemic during which you and me and just about everyone else felt our lives to be restrained from the depth of the ocean, more or less, to the transparent limits of an aquarium.
A question I get asked often is how to read marine Ikebana poetry. Marine Ikebana poetry compositions are different from what you may learn in Ikebana schools…
Blue spaces include any body of water such as a fountain, a hot spring, a pond, a lake, even a sea or an ocean if you live in a coastal area. Being near them for extended periods of time has several health benefits:
It’s been more than a year since I first took Japanese learning seriously and I’m amazed that I haven’t given up. I’m not fluent yet but I understand it better and better and I think I’ll publish 1-year updates on my progress in learning this difficult language. I’m now somewhere between an absolute beginner and […]
Although I started this blog thinking I’d focus mostly on 3d printing, I changed direction as I realized I prefer to test out ideas through crafting and not while sitting at my desk trying to concoct ideas directly on my laptop. I love technology, but only for developing ideas and not when coming up with […]
A review of the best books on seashell crafts curated by Anca Ioviță, author of the “Diamond Dust (Poems From the Black Sea)” 5-volume photo book series, as well as three other books on gerontology. Going from arts to humanities to engineering to medicine, this polymath still reads career guides during adulthood, not so much to find the perfect career – which is different at each life stage anyway – but just to get inspired on new things to try and create.
There is something really empowering in coming up with an idea and bringing it into the real world. Traditionally speaking, the bridge that took you from idea to accomplishment was filled with red tape and high costs. In some fields like drug research, this is still the case. But progress takes place whether we like […]