These beautiful cherry blossom cards were made by ndavid, a paper artist, who displayed them during Sakura Days.
You’ll find instructions on how to make these cards in the book “3D pop-up greeting cards” by Keiko Nakazawa. All patterns are cut using an exacto knife. Recommended for advanced crafters only.
Mr. David is selling these cherry blossoms cards (and various other models) at the Granville Island market in the artist alley. Stop by and say hello.
When: Saturday, April 6, to Sunday, April 21 — Saturdays/Sundays, 12 noon to 4:00pm, and Wednesdays/Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00pm
Where: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue
Features work from many of the 50 international textile artists represented in four previous exhibitions.
Textile Demonstrations, Sundays, 2:00 to 4:00pm
“Sushi and Samosas” Family Reading Event
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 to 4:00pm, Joy Kogawa House will host a family reading with Jacqueline Pearce, author of The Reunion. A Sikh girl and her Japanese friend have a fight, and before they can make up, all the Japanese-Canadians are taken away. Years later, two modern girls hope it’s not too late to repair the old friendship. For ages 8 to 11. Event includes a reading from this chapter book and a related craft activity. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Sakura Days Japan Fair took place at VanDusen Botanical Garden on April 6-7 2013. It’s a fun festival that celebrates Japanese culture and cherry blossoms. The weeping cherry tree were so beautiful and there were so many activities. Two days were definitely not enough.
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival table.
Paper art workshop.
Live calligraphy (featuring the character for sakura, cherry blossoms) by Essence of Shodo.
Tree talk and walk with Anne Eng.
Haiku Rock (in the cherry grove).
Cherry blossom viewing.
Many haiku activities took place in the glasshouse during Sakura Days Japan Fair.
At 12:00, Terry Ann Carter showed us how to make different kinds of books using collage, photo, text, and beautiful Japanese paper.
Her handmade books (accordion, flutter, origami fold) are absolutely gorgeous!
At 13:00, Michael Dylan Welch gave a haiku workshop.
Our haiku minstrels Vicki McCullough and James Mulling were reading haiku and playing flute to entertain visitors in the garden.
Visitors were able to test their haiku IQ here!
Stop by the glasshouse to learn about haiku this Sunday at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden.
Workshops and activities on Sunday April 7, 2013 include:
12.00 Haiku and small book demonstration
13.00 Learn haiku workshop
14.30 Haiku reading on the cherry stage
15.00 Haiku walk
The only cherry blossom I found was this knitted blossom that someone had hung on a branch. (This reminded me of the yarn bombing of Joy Kogawa’s house in 2011!)
The good news though is that the Akebono cherry trees are full of buds which means that cherry blossoms are only a few weeks away.
The cherry buds give the trees a nice green glow.
In a few weeks, there will be so many cherry blossoms on these branches you will barely be able to see the sky!
Don’t forget to reserve your SakuraB bento box to picnic under the blossom at the Burrard skytrain station during our popular Cherry jam concert (April 4th).
Annette Makino captured the playfulness of the wind in the cherry tree in this beautiful haiga painting.
A haiga is a brush and ink painting done to accompany a handwritten haiku. Start by writing your own haiku, or get inspired by reading the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2012 winners, then illustrate it.
Share your cherry blossom haiga with us on the VCBF Facebook page!