Friday, 16 February 2018

Flying Arrows

The black & white arrows courtesy of
"Designers Guide to Japanese Patterns"
by Jeanne Allen.
"Flying Arrows" is a yagasuri (arrow) design, originally worn by maids who served the daimyo and shoguns, and was eventually adopted by Edo townsmen.

Western Ballet

A rehearsal for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show!

Thursday, 15 February 2018


One from the archive.

bandannas to the rescue

THEME: pulp >>> westerns

The wild, wild west! Cowboys and Indians... gunslingers and outlaws... stagecoaches, buffaloes (bison), saloons, whorehouses, the town marshal and his jail cells... campfires, leather, booze, coyotes, rifles, handguns, trains... tumbleweeds, cactus, sagebrush, mesquite... "we don't need no stinkin' badges!"

John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, John Ford, Sergio Leone....

And don't forget horses... lots and lots of horses....

If you need inspiration, look into the novels of Louis L'Amour, or put "pulp western books" into Google and see what you find....

Have fun!!