A picture and a message. Japanese art.

It’s been an absolute age since I posted. Luckily, not because there’s nothing to post, but because I have been really very busy with commissioned work. Always good, I know, and I shouldn’t complain, but to be honest, I’m more than a little exhausted right now.
Anyhow, I was searching for something, and came across this art blog – the work of Deborah Davidson who works in a style called Etegami. As she describes it, e=”picture”; tegami=”letter/message”.etegami - Deborah Davidson

I admit, when I first saw the work I thought it was rather ‘basic’ but the more I scrolled and the deeper I went the simplicity of the strange, shaky lines grew on me and I haven’t been able to stop. I’m fairly certain, time permitting, I’m going to enter her ‘breakfast challenge‘. (Well, ya, my road to hell is paved with good intentions). Certainly, I want to try this technique myself, even if I don’t use the traditional tools and materials – japanese writing brushes, sumi ink, blocks of water-soluble, mineral-based pigments called gansai, and washi postcards with varying degrees of “bleed.” I also love some of the words incorporated into the paintings, and the stories she tells that lie behind them, as they relate to Japanese culture.
Her life also sounds very interesting. Do check out the blog.

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4 Responses to A picture and a message. Japanese art.

  1. Top Chairs says:

    Great! thanks for the share!

  2. Flight simulator games says:

    I just added your web page to my bookmarks. I enjoy reading your posts. Thank you!

  3. It was sweet of you to write to me and share your reactions to my blog and to Etegami as an art form. Thank you! I do hope it works out for you to submit to the “breakfast challenge,” but if not, there will be other challenges, and I will be looking forward to further interaction between us. : )

    • admin says:

      Sigh, no, I probably wont be able to, but I’ll be waiting for the next challenge, and practicing until then!

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