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Sketchpack Project: Week 4
Shunyata… Buddha. Sacred tobacco roll and broken Buddha head (we set his head on our altar — he was a garden Buddha who disintegrated!) Jai Jai Ganapati (crazy or annoyed??? WILD EYED!) Mei Fa Buddha Style! Annoyed Cat Buddha! Just … Continue reading
Posted in art journal, Buddha, challenge, creativity, drawing, pen & ink, waterbrush Tagged #Sketchpack, Artsauce, August Challenge, buddha, buddha face, Capetown, cat buddha, De Atramentis Document ink, De Atramentis Tobacco ink, Diamine Ink, fish, folded jurnal, Ganesha, Jinhao, Lexington Grey Noodlers ink, Mei Fa Hairstix, Platinum Carbon pen, Sketchpack Project, tobacco, waterbrush, zen 4 Comments
Sketchpack Project: Week 3
Aaack. Behind. I hate it when that happens. Heart Sutra Vietnamese Buddha + Scarab Moon Transformation Primordial Sound Japanese Paper Heart Ganesha ABOUT SKETCHPACK PROJECT: The project began in 2011 to get folks to draw daily. The sketchpack is a … Continue reading
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Red Cat Buddha on RedBubble
I have Red Zazen Cat Buddha up on RedBubble! And a handsome husband who is willing to model his shirts for me! We have men’s, women’s, tanks, and hoodies — and other products as well!
Posted in making a living Tagged buddhist, cat buddha, redbubble, zen, zen cat 2 Comments
Review: Pentalic Field Book
I did a quick sketch to try out my new Pentalic Field Book. 140lb. Acid Free; Cold Pressed; Exceptional wet strength; Professional grade watercolor paper. I love their pencils — my favorite — and they are an Oregon company: I … Continue reading
Posted in art journal, Buddha, gods and goddesses, journal, painting, paper, pen & ink, pencil, process, review, sketchbook, watercolor Tagged Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal, art journal, buddha, buddhist, crescent moon, Daniel Smith watercolors, moon, Pentalic Field Book, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen, Portland Oregon, sitting buddha, Strathmore journal, Thai Buddha, watercolor, zen 2 Comments
Red Zazen Cat on RedBubble
I put a few new item up on my RedBubble page — I needed a break from the bidding wars of our mainstream business! Zazen Red Cat went up to satisfy a client! Men and women’s clothing, totes, note cards, … Continue reading
Posted in Buddha, gods and goddesses, making a living Tagged buddha, buddhist, cards, cat buddha, cats, phone cases, t-shirt, tote bags, zazen, zen, zen cat 3 Comments
Zen Cats and Watercolor Washes
After my frustration at Kiva Tearoom, I decided I needed to go back and just play with washes. Middle of the night I read suggestions from several watercolor books on washes. I sketched the Zazen Cats, fun images I come … Continue reading
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#29faces: The Worst Cold in History and I Painted Buddha
I’ve had the worst cold in history. This cold virus should be packaged as a weapon. After the first two days, going stark mad with boredom but having trouble standing due to dizziness, I finally got my wits about me … Continue reading
Posted in art, drawing, journal, painting, process, sketchbook, watercolor Tagged art, Buddha's face, buddhist, Guatama Buddha, head cold, Neocolor II, Tibetan, watercolor crayons, zen 3 Comments
My Foray Into Keeping a Watercolor Journal
I have not used watercolors in 25 years — and when I did, it was in a graphic manner or as an undercoat for colored pencils. But I want to paint more, and need to work my painting into … Continue reading
Posted in art, drawing, journal, painting, process, sketchbook, watercolor Tagged buddha, buddhist, fear, Guatama Buddha, Ommani Center, perfection, Tibetan, zen 6 Comments