New calligraphy video up on my YouTube channel! Wrote down some words I've always wanted to say to my house plants. I'm pretty sure they will write back to me soon.
The linoprint at the center is inspired by an earlier illustration I did from my live stream project - "Plants for Your Kids to Play with" on @jaemyc .
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Recently I have been writing a few folding fans in different styles. This one is written in clerical script. It is a poem by Su Shi 蘇軾 —one of the greatest writers and artists in Chinese history, who also loved to brew tea and compose poems about it. I particularly like this one. It was written as he was going through great hardship, when he was exiled to the southern islands by the emperor.
In the poem he does not complain, instead painting beautiful pictures with his words. Yet Su Shi's words betray a shadow of melancholy loneliness, a hint of despair that resonates from within.
Draw Deep River Water For Long Simmering Tea
Running water should be boiled with an active fire
The best water is deep and clear around the fishing rocks
Big ladle also catches the moon, put into the spring earthen jar
Small spoon to separate the water into small jars next to the tea pot.
Simmering tea leaves and roots, snow white foam rises to the top
Pine tree wind suddenly arises, flowing seasonal sounds
With prolonged hunger, not easy to get past the three bowl stage
and the desire to write
Sit and listen in this isolated city to the timing drums that are neither
disciplined nor correct.
——This poem is translated by Larry Elder (LAC Poetry)
Atelier créatif improvisé cette après-midi entre amies. Au top! J’ai voulu utilisé de nouveau le procédé du monotype pour ce portrait avec de l’encre aquarelle. J’ai peint le visage à l’encre de Chine, les lumières sont fait au posca blanc et la demi-teinte au posca marron. J’aime beaucoup l’effet surprise du monotype et l’idée qui en ressort. Pour le visage je me suis inspirée des portraits de @steph.ledoux . J’admire son travail et je suis son aventure en ce moment en Namibie. #portrait#monotype#encredechine#mixedmedia#blackink#portraitpainting#chineseink