My fav photo by for such a long time, was Honey Tracks, but more recently was overtaken by an absolutely gorgeous shot called Summit

Such a little complex world, almost alien, really captured something in me, more than usual with a photo from Craig. So I thought I would place a bit of myself in there, in a little world where the (TBO) Geishas live. If you’ve seen the movie, The Cell, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

The Geisha plays a Biwa ~ 琵琶. A Biwa is a Japanese short necked fretted lute, which is played with a plectrum

The Biwa is the chosen instrument of Benten (Benziaten), Goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education in Japanese Buddhism. (thanks wiki) I have illustrated Benten before, and plan to post my Goddesses again soon.

She is holding a plectrum used for the Biwa, which is known to up to 25+ cm wide. According to popular belief, this was due to its popularity among samurai – the plectrum having to double as a weapon, although its size and construction influences the sound of the instrument as the curved body is often struck percussively with the plectrum during play. (yay wiki again!)


biwa, colab, craig, geisha, mteethvid, music, seranade, shillington, summit, tbo, thickblackoutline


  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 6 years ago

    I remember when Craig posted this one. It’s stunning and what you’ve done with it is quite lovely!

  • Craig Shillington
    Craig Shillingtonover 6 years ago

    Awwwww Such a beautiful Collab :) :) You have made my simple photo burst into life!! :) :) You are Awesome CG :) :) VBS She looks so relaxed :) :) {{{{{{{hug}}}}}}

  • Per Ove Sleen
    Per Ove Sleenover 6 years ago

    Supercool. You always come up with new stuff and great ideas, I love that. If I had to live together with people, your kind would be high on the list he he :-)


  • frozenfa
    frozenfaover 6 years ago

    Beautiful!! awesome collab.. well done!! =D

  • Lyuda
    Lyudaover 6 years ago

    Beautiful collaboration! You guys should do it more often :)

  • jamiewinter
    jamiewinterover 6 years ago

    very well done. most creative

  • VioDeSign
    VioDeSignover 6 years ago

    Very interesting image!

  • Alex Earley
    Alex Earleyover 6 years ago

    wow, great job

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 6 years ago

    I have an interesting perspective….a few mins ago my son was making his lunch in the kitchen and looking at this pic from a distance of a few feet……the middle rock formation looks likes a person. You’ll have to check it out when you get a chance :D

  • Bubble Doll
    Bubble Dollover 6 years ago

    Interesting mix! (^^)

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