Interesting Links I Have Found
I spend a lot of time looking for information on things that interest me so I thought I might as well share those links that relate to papercrafts and the cultures and other subjects on my website. The list is getting quite long and I have made some attempt here to organize related links. If you are using Internet Explorer you can click on Edit on the top line, then 'Find (on this page)' and fill in a keyword or phrase if you are looking for something in particular. Please contact me about any non-working links so I can either fix or delete them. Enjoy.
Table of contents:
♦ ASIAN ARTS AND CULTURES
♦ JAPANESE ARTS AND CULTURE
♦ CHINESE ART AND CULTURE
♦ EUROPEAN ARTS AND CULTURES
♦ CELTIC ART AND CULTURE
♦ EASTERN EUROPEAN ART AND CULTURE
♦ NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE
GENERAL ARTS AND CRAFTS
♦ PAPER ARTS
♦ TIPS, TECHNIQUES, TUTORIALS AND RELATED GALLERIES
♦ QUILT DESIGNS
Keiki's Cards - Keiki Cards' mission is to send out handmade greeting cards to children who have life threatening illnesses.
Runes, Alphabet of Mystery
Earth Calendar - Special Days around the world. Search by date, religion, country, etc.
♦ ASIAN ARTS AND CULTURES:
♦ Lunar New Year:
Rubber Stamps for Chinese New Year - Rubber stamps of Chinese Zodiac Animals and other Chinese New Year images.
Lunar New Year
Chinese New Year and Chinese Calendar
Chinese New Year
Lunar New Year
Chinese New Year in Hong Kong
Chinese New Year
♦ Chinese Zodiac:
Where does the Yin Yang Symbol come from?
Chinese New Year
China Online New Year Index
♦ JAPANESE ARTS AND CULTURE:
♦ Family Crests/Kamon:
Rubber Stamps of or with Japanese Family Crests - Rubber stamps of Japanese family crest images or images with Japanese family crests for use on handmade cards and stationery, polymer clay and jeweler's clay, and other crafting projects.
Hidaka Family Emblems
Japanese Family Crests - Introduction
Samurai Family Crests
♦ Wood Block Prints and Paintings:
Rubber Stamps or Collage Sheets of or inspired by - Rubber stamps of images from woodblock prints and miniaturized woodblock prints or sections of prints for use on handmade greeting cards, ATC's, domino art, etc.
♦ Miscellaneous Japanese Arts:
Glossary of Japanese Arts Terms
Van Gogh and Japonisme
♦ Japanese Gardens:
Japanese Garden Rubber Stamps - Rubber Stamps and printed papers of Japanese Garden Scenes and elements for use in making cards and stationery and other papercraft projects.
Portland Japanese Garden - My hometown Japanese Garden
♦ Japanese Holidays and Festivals:
Asian Holiday Themed Rubber Art Stamps and Printed - Unmounted stamps and printed papers with Asian holiday themes.
Emperor and Empress Dolls Rubber Stamp - Rubber stamp for sale on Art Neko appropriate for Girl's Day celebration.
Daruma Rubber Stamp - Rubber stamp of two Daruma appropriate for New Years celebration.
Koi No Bori Boy's Day Flying Carp Rubber Stamp - Rubber stamp of Koi No Bori, the flying carp displayed by family's for the annual Boy's Day (now Children's Day) celebration.
Kabuto - Samurai Helmet Rubber Stamp - Rubber stamp of a Japanese Samurai Helmet, a typical decoration for Boy's Day celebrations.
Kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) - May 5
Tanabata Weaver Star Festival
Origami Rubber Stamps - Rubber stamps of paper cranes and folder paper notes.
How to make an Origami Crane
Origami Club - Explore this Japanese website clicking here and there to find printable origami papers, patterns to view or print and animated instructions.
Mizuhiki Dragonfly Rubber Stamp - Rubber stamp of a dragonfly mizuhiki knot available.
♦ Handmade Papers:
♦ Temari Balls:
Temari Balls Rubber Stamp - Rubber Stamp including Temari.
Temari - Kiku Designs - Background, symbolism, gallery, pattern and books on this craft.
♦ Haiku and Other Japanese Poetry:
Haiku Rubber Stamps - Rubber stamps of haiku and other poetry available on Art Neko.
Japanese Haiku A Topical Dictionary
HAIKU for PEOPLE
History of Haiku
♦ Performance Arts:
Nagauta - Long Song - Read about and listen to recordings from Japanese plays
♦ Kimono and Other Japanese Clothing:
Kimono Rubber Stamps and Papers - Rubber stamps including kimono clad women and woodblock print reproductions for use in paper arts.
The Kimono and other Japanese clothing
♦ Japanese Fans:
Asian Fans Rubber Stamps - Rubber stamps with fan images.
Uchiwa and Ohgi
♦ Fabric Dyeing and Painting:
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori - This website has a lot of information about general Japanese arts and crafts.
Arimatsu-Narumi Shibori Kaikan - Tie-Dyeing Museum (Select English Button at bottom of page to go to English pages)
♦ Japanese Language and Writing Systems:
Asian Script Rubber Stamps - Rubber stamps and letter seals of words, phrase, or writing in asian script.
♦ Miscellaneous Japanese Subjects:
The Pacific Rim
♦ Maneki Neko - Lucky Cat:
Maneki Neko Rubber Stamps - Rubber Stamps of Maneki Neko.
Maneki Neko - the lucky beckoning cat
Maneki Neko - The Lucky Cat
♦ Dolls and Toys:
Rubber Stamps of Toys - Rubber Stamps of images of toys.
Related Art Neko Items - Rubber stamps with doll images or text.
Akanezumiya Ningyo - You have to poke around this website to find the dolls.
Japanese American Doll Exchange of 1927
♦ CHINESE ART AND CULTURE:
♦ Chinese Language and Writing Systems:
Asian Script Rubber Stamps - Rubber Stamps of and letter seals of words, phrases and writings in Asian Script.
♦ EUROPEAN ARTS AND CULTURES:
♦ CELTIC ART AND CULTURE:
♦ EASTERN EUROPEAN ART AND CULTURE:
♦ Easter Eggs:
Hungarian Easter Egg Rubber Stamps - Set of 20 Hungarian Easter Egg rubber stamp images.
Easter Folk Customs in Hungary
Huszákné Czencz Marietta - You don't need to read Hungarian to enjoy the pictures..?
♦ NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE:
Native American and Pre-Columbian Rubber Stamps - Rubber Stamps with Native American or Pre-Columbian images.
Indian Summer Native American Art - Items available for sale on Art Neko including some items related to this topic.
Butterfly Rubber Stamps - Rubber Stamp Images of Butterflies..
Butterflies North and South - Nice Photo Galleries and Links to other websites about Butterflies. Be prepared for insect sounds--ajust sound before going here....
Enchanted Learning - All About Butterflies
The Butterfly Website - Clipart and Photos for inspiration on coloring
Dragonfly Rubber Stamps - Rubber Stamps of Dragonfly Images.
Dragonfly Stock Images for Inspiration - Nice Photos for color selection
Floral Rubber Stamps - Rubber Stamps of Flowers and related Words, Text, and Sentiments.
The Legends of the Flowers - Info on Rose, Lily, Tulip, Iris, Daisy, Poppy and Dahlia
♦ Floral Sentiments:
Language of Flowers by Larkfield Florist - A listing of flowers and their sentiments
THE FLORAL GARDEN - A-K L-Z is on a link at the bottom. Flowers and their meanings
The Language of Flowers
Language of Flowers/Lenguaje de las Flores - English/Spanish list of flowers and their meanings
GENERAL ARTS AND CRAFTS
♦ PAPER ARTS:
♦ Paper Arts:
- See also Origami, Mizuhiki above
Art Neko Samples Gallery 1 - Gallery with artwork using items available for purchase from About Art Accents/Art Neko.
About Art Accents Samples Gallery 2 - Gallery with artwork using items available for purchase from About Art Accents/Art Neko.
Font-Meme Mah Jong Fonts Generator
Yosh's Laboratory - Mahjong Fonts
♦ TIPS, TECHNIQUES, TUTORIALS AND RELATED GALLERIES:
Make Stamps from Rubber Scraps - Make use of rubber scraps left over from trimming unmounted stamps from sheets of images to make your own rubber stamps.
How to use Cling Vinyl Mounting Foam - Tutorial on how to use cling vinyl mounting foam and acrylic blocks with unmounted rubber stamps.
Enchanted Learning - Color Mixing - Discussion of colors, colorwheel and color selection.
Templates for Shaped Cards, Envelopes, Etc. - By Donovan
Mirkwood Designs - Templates - Templates
Mirkwood DesignsHow To Mount a Rubber Stamp - Mounting UM's
This to That All about adhesives
Time and Date dot Com - Print a variety of calendars in varying sizes
♦ QUILT DESIGNS:
- For inspiration in paper arts as well
Quilt Rubber Stamps - Rubber Stamps of Quilting Designs and Templates for Stamping Quilt Designs on handmade cards and papercraft projects.
Dawn's Quilting Clip Art
E Quilt Blocks
Victoriana Quilters Pattern Page
WWQP Quilt Block Patterns in Alphabetic Order
World Wide Quilting Page Coloring Book
Quilt Blocks Galore