When I first moved to this town, I took a Sumi-e class for something totally different to try - and meet some new art friends. It was a fun experience, taught by a first generation Japanese lady who was very nice - but the perfection of this process just wasn't for me.
I've been cleaning out my studio and getting rid of A LOT of stuff that's just been piling up. It happens while in a constant state of creating. Along the way, I found all the old sumi-e stuff. With fresh eyes, I thought, 'Hey, these don't look THAT bad!' They're kind of nice. So, I decided to keep them. Still have lots o' rice paper and plenty of ink sticks but just can't picture myself doing this again. Funny how some things stick and other things just fall away.
Hoping to share a finished art quilt with you all this weekend... along with a dummy book for the upcoming zine. Until then... have a nice night!