Tuesday, December 13, 2011
However, I purchased a booth at the Market fest at our local Y and was told by not one but two ladies that some of my girls are Chinese and not Japanese, as I had thought for YEARS.
The first oriental lady told me that Miss March, Miss May and Miss February were not Japanese. She did not show the polite Japanese side that I much appreciate about their culture. She walked away from my booth in a HUFF saying "I am Japanese, and I know Japanese." THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I EVER HAD EVEN THOUGHT OF SOME OF MY LADIES AS ANYTHING BUT JAPANESE. First of all, I would never insult the Japanese in any form as I consider them the world's most polite society. Just look how they reacted to the great earthquake disaster.
The second oriental lady was much younger than the first and she explained to me why she considered Miss October and Miss September to be Chinese instead of Japanese. It was their clothes. Both indicated Miss March was Chinese because of her hair. Puppy who was keeping me company at the booth said I could redo the months in question. Duh, it took me THREE years to paint all of these ladies and the cultures in question will have to forgive my knowledge and limitations. I think all my Calendar Girls are beautiful ladies no matter what nationality they happen to be.
The kitty justice is that both oriental ladies only agreed on Miss March. So again I shall act like Rick Perry "OOPS"