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Sumi-e Fridays

A way to discover and continue the Sumi-e experience. Every two-hour session becomes a ritual on its own, exploring the different ways to explore Sumi-e painting as both an art form and a practice. What do we mean by a practice? We begin with the ritual of making our own ink to slough off the clutter of our mind. This prepares us for single-pointed focus on technique through repetition and refinement. We will explore brushstroke techniques through painting of traditional subjects (bamboo, orchid, pine, plum blossom, chrysanthemum, etc.) From here we explore a practice of letting go of technique so we can bear witness to what flows through. What flows through can be pure magic. Fridays 10am-noon The Lost Quill 126 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, Keep Reading…

Path to Sumi-e 1 Day Workshop

A wonderful opportunity to discover the path to creating imagery from your soul. We begin with a calming ritual of rubbing ink stick onto stone to feel the essence of this ritual. Then onto brushstroke technique through painting of traditional subjects (bamboo, orchid, pine, plum blossom, chrysanthemum) and balancing composition. We will explore the dance between diligent practice and “letting go” and the precious lessons gifted by the process. Through the indelible nature of brushstrokes we find, in addition to the cultivation of technique, a brief look within… a mirror in black ink. Every Monday 10am-4pm with 1 hour lunch break. The Lost Quill 126 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA $300.00 Class requires pre-payment with cancellation no later than three (3) days before session begins. Keep Reading…

Featured Artist, Art Walk at the Lost Quill

Friday, Dec 4th, 6pm-8pm Come by for Art Walk this Friday, December 4th. I’d love to meet you. “His incredible pieces speak not just of wonderful technique and understanding of his subjects, but more importantly, the essence of Sumi-e, giving us a glimpse of how the soul sees life and interprets it.” The Lost Quill is exquisitely designed by artist Annabella Serra. As soon as you step in, you are easily lured into her personal study. Beauty abounds while you sit surrounded by stained glass, dark wooden desks, and leather journals. You are invited to experience an abundance of fountain pens and colored inks with a cup of warm tea by your side all the while being transported somewhere far far away if only for a moment. The Lost Quill, 126 Winslow Way East Friday, December Keep Reading…