The theme this week at Make a Moo or Two is Asian, and once again I was faced with the challenge of not having any stamps that would work. I’d been hoping I could download some of Emma’s amazing photos of her trip to use, but we have to find her camera software first.
Since I’m a big fan of Hokusai, I decided I’d use a couple of his famous landscape woodcuts as backgrounds. Then I wondered if I was being sacreligious. Was it wrong to tamper with the works of a master? But Hokusai apparently had a great sense of humor. He was also influenced by French and Dutch engravings, went by thirty different names during his career and his daughter Oyei became an artist too.
I like to think Hokusai would find it amusing that 150 years later someone half way around the world was altering his work on a computer.