Tag Archives: Quan Yin

Quan Yin, New year

Oh I am late in my postings. This is what happens when you have to get back to work and you were lazy and slept in every day during you staycation. On the other hand, I am writing more and … Continue reading

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Quan Yin and Mimi’s Clock Pins

My grandmother left me an odd stash of ten little clock pins with mother-of-pearl faces. I don’t know why she had ten. I don’t know why she had them at all as they don’t look like something she would’ve worn. … Continue reading

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Quan Yin

My first entry is the lovely god/dess Quan Yin, aka Kannon, or Kwan Yin. She began life as a he, and over many years evolved into she. The goddess of compassion, akin to Avalokiteshvara / Chenrezig and the Taras. Line … Continue reading

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My Secret Journal: Nine, the Ladies

Note:  I am writing a story/journal that I don’t want to show before it is published in full.  These are some of the illustrated pages in the sketchbook for the story. Three Lady Deities inspire me: MahaDurgha, the Virgin Mary, … Continue reading

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Inktober, Week Four

Inktober is done!  I don’t know if I inked every day — my priority was writing our book — but I certainly pushed the boundaries of inking and playing with ink. Most of these drawings will be taken further into … Continue reading

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Inktober, Week Two

Again, mostly I feel like I am cheating because I use ink for under-drawings all the time. Under-drawing for watercolor, our soapstone Quan Yin. I am going to ink her or watercolor her . . .  stay tuned! We own … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal: My New Chop

Last week was tough, for reasons I’ll not discuss. . . . Leave it behind! I give thanks for the little and not so little things. Mitchell.  A not so little thing! And the sunflowers Mitchell brought me, so gorgeous … Continue reading

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