I've been an expat for over 12 years now and time has gone so fast. After living in Korea for 3 years and learning about hanji, my husband and I moved to Malaysia. I wanted to continue doing Hanji so I thought that I'd make something with a Malaysian flavour.
I chose the hibiscus flower (bungaraya) to dominate a tea table. It's the National flower of Malaysia and I hadn't seen it used very much in Korean Hanji despite the fact that the cutouts I was using were from a Korean book..
I knew the techniques of what to do and I worked for weeks on choosing papers, making cutouts and creating my piece of 'Malaysian Hanji'.
I was really pleased with the results of the cutouts, colourings and application but unfortunately when I went to varnish it the humid weather in Malaysia reacted to the varnish when applied.
Maybe I'll make a piece of UAE hanji and have camels on it !!!