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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

DIVA Challenge 323 - Home


"Home" is this week's DIVA challenge theme and it could mean anything from real home to country. I chose religion - and I am atheist. In Thailand Buddhism is major and I just so happen to love Buddha images and happen to have a few at home. So the "home" part of this week's theme was easy.

What was also a given is the fact that Buddha's hair is often depicted like Printemps. Now how about that! In Thailand we also have a lot of funny looking symbols and I found some that ended in Echoism. Don't ask me what they mean, but I do hope my tile does not offend anybody. I thought Mooka and Joki would be complimentary additions to the mix and Tipple would nicely fill a few empty spaces.

So - here my "Home" tile.


DIVA Challenge #323 - "HOME" - with Buddha image and Patterns: Printemps, Echoism, Joki, Mooka, Tipple and Thai Symbols
Patterns: Printemps, Echoism, Joki, Mooka, Tipple and Thai Symbols



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18 comments:

  1. Wow! This is gorgeous Susie;-) I especially love that little flourish on the Buddha's cheek.

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    1. Thank you very much indeed, Michele, for your kind comment. See you next week at Joey's!

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  2. I don't see how anyone can be offended by your beautiful composition reflecting Buddha. We visited Thailand and he is certainly omnipresent. As it is with many countries, some of the best art is ecclesiastical---to be enjoyed by all---even atheists. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Suzanne. May I guess: Beach resort...Phuket or Kho Samui? Both beautiful places. Thai culture is very different and one can easily offend someone unknowingly. E.g.: Sitting with your feet propped up on the table while watching TV is an offence. One should not see your sole and you definitely don't point your sole towards a person - especially the elderly. (I never prop up my feet in presence of others, but tuck them under - EVEN FOREIGNERS. Just one of those things one picks up.)

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    2. We visited Chiang Mai ourselves and spent 2 days in Bangkok and 1 day on Koh Samui (no time at the beach, so I didn't inadvertently point the soles of my feet at anyone ;-)) We spent a day at an elephant sanctuary outside Chiang Mai, the Elephant Nature Park. I wrote about that experience on my blog.

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    3. Oh, I love you visiting the elephant sanctuary. They are really great with elephants. You were not far off of the very first elephant hospital south of Chiang Mai. I mentioned it once o my blog, too. I admire the founder, Soraida Salwala (female vet), since she tried everything to help baby elephant Honey in 1992/3 (hit by a truck on Bangkok's road with a hip fracture), but lost her. Honey didn't die in vain...Soraida founded the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital and she is a fierce fighter against illegal elephant trading and more.

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  3. Your depiction of Buddha is so calming. I like it a lot!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind comment, Jean.

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  4. Love your Buddha, I have a laughing Buddha that I've had for years he makes me happy. I think your Buddha looks peaceful and who doesn't want that?

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    1. Laughing Buddha, yes, I think he is Chinese. Who cares!!!??? It is his job to make you happy - just look at him. You have to crack a smile. Thanks, Trudi, for your lovely comment.

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  5. This is really beautiful! I do love Buddha's printemps hair!

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comment, Wendy.

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  6. WOW!!!!!! This tile of yours is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment, Anne.

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  7. Who would not love this beautiful tile?! I do!! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ilse. I am happy you do.

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  8. This is a lovely tile and like much that I see in Thai art, somehow soothing and calm. I should cultivate that myself, perhaps.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind comment, Margaret. I am glad it turned out conveying calmness. We all could do with some of that.

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