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Natsu: Listening for Balance

The Japanese word for summer is Natsu.

This symbol is a Mon.
A mon is a Japanese family crest.
This particular mon is the sacred sword.
This motif is hand-painted repeatedly throughout the kimono as a pattern

She studies the sacred sword in quiet meditation.
She readies her mind for the sounds of enlightenment.
Time stands still in her soul, she is Listening for Balance.

Medium: Watercolor, gouache, and color pencil

Original size: 14" x 28"

Created 1996 Copyrighted 1997
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo

1995-2004 Elizabeth Koval