I’m taking time off from my art, writing, and music to study Zen Shiatsu full time for the next two years. Zen Shiatsu includes massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine, martial art exercises, meditation, and spirituality.
My last trip to Hawaii was in March, and to the Big Island (also known as Hawaii) in 2012. I started a series of paintings depicting some of the flora and fauna of the Big Island then and just signed the backs of 16 paintings today. I decided to use acrylic paints on wood panel. […]acrylic, fauna, flora, Hawaii
The text on the inside page of the emakimono reads as follows: Renditon of Choju-Giga, Scroll A, by Masakazu Yoshizawa (1950-2007) The Choju-Giga (Frolicking Animals and People) is a set of four picture scrolls (emakimono) of satirical drawings belonging to the Kozanji Monastery, Kyoto, since the 12th and 13th centuries. Toba Sojo (1053-1140), known as […]emakimono, Japanese art, Japanese scroll art
Paper marbling, whether created with great precision or done free form, is always fun to do because of its spontaneous and serendipitous nature. On the day four-year-old Joseph came to visit, I wanted to teach him to marble, help him create a Mother’s Day card, and, for myself, figure out how to make marbled borders […]art with children, marbling, monotype, printmaking
I’ve been working on monotypes and trying to use just four process colors—yellow, magenta, cyan, and black—to create my images. Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints and can be printed by hand or with a press. Since I’m doing this at home and don’t have access to a press, I’m printing by hand using a PinPress, a […]