Monthly Archives: January 2017

Altered thinking: transmit by copying

Something special seemed appropriate to mark my 100th blog post. I had long thought a large wall scroll depicting the four gentlemen—bamboo, orchid, plum and mum—would be a suitable achievement. With the occasional prod from Bird Woman and frequent questions … Continue reading

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Bamboo Breakthrough 3: boosts from Ju and something new (bling!)

Paint sessions playing with bamboo continue; the insights seem endless. These are indeed happy days at the art table as my brush surprisingly produces bamboo leaves, clusters and stalks almost on command. Getting them all together in the desired manner … Continue reading

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