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Mystical Fox

In Cut and Paste, Uncategorized on December 30, 2015 at 8:58 am


Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shape shift into men or women. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others, as foxes in folklore often do, other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.

Foxes and human beings lived close together in ancient Japan; this companionship gave rise to legends about the creatures. Kitsune have become closely associated with Inari, a Shinto kami or spirit, and serve as its messengers. This role has reinforced the fox’s supernatural significance.


In Cut and Paste on April 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

A little Kartwork on request for a newly born. It was printed on canvas and given to the parents as a present. Would have worked out nicely as birthcard as well!

The Kingfisher

In Cut and Paste on July 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm

The Dutch call the Kingfisher ‘IJsvogel’ (Ice bird). Funny, as these bird never even come close to the ice. Instead they live in rain forests, places near a source of water and fish. It’s for this reason also that they are the most amazing fishers! A family of Kingfishers eat up to a 100 fishes each day.

Summer Day

In Cut and Paste on June 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

It has been a couple of months since I last posted a Kartworks piece on this blog.
This rainy and lazy Sunday turned out to be the perfect day to express my obsession with trees once more. Pink might not be my favorite color, however for this theme it worked out quite nicely.
What do you think?

Snow, snow, snow

In Cut and Paste on December 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
You’ll go down in history.

Lyrics from ‘Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer’ by Johnny Marks

Nature boy

In Cut and Paste on September 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy
And sad of eye
But very wise
Was he

And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings
This he said to me
“The greatest thing
You’ll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved
In return”

From “Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez

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Small harbor from above

In Cut and Paste on June 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I sat under my umbrella to keep my pearly skin
You tanned your oily body looking like sin
Well, soon I was sweating and I wanted to leave
You slipped into the water from too much grease

We fell in love down at pier
You were sunbathing, I was around
Now I go to beaches with my girlfriend
No more love splinters in my rear end

Lyrics from ‘Love at the Pier’ by Blondie

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Kiss that frog

In Cut and Paste on June 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Splash, dash heard your call
Bring you back your golden ball
He’s gonna dive down in the deep end
He’s gonna be just like your best friend
So what’s one little kiss
One tiny little touch
Aaah, he’s wanting it so much
I swear that this is royal blood
Running through my skin
Oh can you see the state I’m in
Kiss it better, Kiss it better
Kiss that frog

From ‘Kiss that frog‘ by Peter Gabriel


In Cut and Paste on May 8, 2010 at 11:08 am

Lazy, I get so lazy
When Im with you
I just want to stay there
Doing something
Approaching nothing

I think I had an appointment
Something important
But I cant remember
I know I should care
But Im just too lazy

Id rather spend the afternoon
Just lying here with you
Thats all I want to do
Since I met you

Monday  I should be working
I call in lazy
I cant make excuses
No one believes me
They know the truth is
That Im just

Lazy  its unamerican
I should be fighting
For my promotion
I would feel guilty
But Im too lazy

Id rather spend the afternoon
Just making love to you
Thats all I want to do
Since I met you

Lyrics from ‘Lazy‘ by Richard Shindell

Sand Storm

In Cut and Paste on May 2, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I want to hear the coyote’s howl floating down
the cap-rock breaks through the prairie grass!
I want to feel the brown sky –
Feel the sting of sand upon my cheeks making mud with
tears only the West Texas Wind can bring to my eyes.

From ‘West Texas Sandstorm‘ by Connie “Sage” Williams