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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Year of the Pig/Boar - 2019

This is my Chinese Zodiac Sign

2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it's an Earth Pig year. Years of the Pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031. In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 

Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled. 


General speaking, Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in. 




Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Pigs

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. An Earth Pig comes once in a 60-year cycle. It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element.
Each year is also associated with one of five elements, and 2019 is an Earth Pig year.
 
Type of Pig Characteristics
Wood Pig (1935, 1995) Good-natured, lovely, easy-going, generous, brave but irritable
Fire Pig (1947, 2007) Ambitious, persevering, but impatient
Earth Pig (1959, 2019) Communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of time keeping
Gold Pig (1971, 2031) Broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others
Water Pig (1923, 1983) Gentle, modest, earnest, responsible, but subjective in life

Career Prospects

Pig's will have a small setback in their careers in 2019. But everything will turn out for the good when they begin moving. For entrepreneurs, it's a good year to develop their businesses. The last months of 2019 are the best time for Pigs to achieve their goals.

Health

Health-wise, Pigs will have an average time in 2019. Pigs are advised to find a balance between work and rest. What's more, they should pay attention to traffic safety when on the road.

Finances

Pigs will have very good financial prospects in 2019. Pigs will do well in their investments and get well rewarded.

Love

2019 is a lucky year for male Pigs in their relationships. Male Pigs will meet an attractive woman easily this year.
For female Pigs, your relationship's development will not be as good as for males of your sign. You will need to spend more time on finding a partner but suffer a temporary lack of progress. 

Is Pig Year 2019 a Lucky Year?

According to Chinese astrology, in the year of their birth sign (本命年běnmìngnián /bnn-ming-nyen/ 'origin (of) life year') people offend Tai Sui, the god of age in Chinese mythology, and so have bad luck. Therefore Pigs should be more careful about all aspects of their lives in the year of their birth sign.

The 12 Chinese Zodiac

rat ox tiger rabbit dragon snake horse goat monkey rooster dog pig



Artist Seal/Chop
Carved by Anna Pantsireva of Hungary - ICCPS
North America Branch Member 

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


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Monday, December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays 2019


Merry Christmas Everyone!

We want to wish you; sincere peace, finding joy in the little things, memories that tug at your heart - but fill your soul, and a contentment and patience with life.

May 2019 be good to us all! 

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


凱西香儂齋

Friday, November 9, 2018

High Mountains Flowing Water


High Mountains Flowing Water
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society
North America Branch - ICCPS

We had a stunning exhibition at:
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon

The exhibit was:
October 26-29 2018 

High Mountains Flowing Water is a classical Chinese song honoring friendship. The North America Branch of ICCPS is made up of artists with different backgrounds and styles from all over the world tied together with the same love for Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. Spanning continents of high mountains, and crossing oceans of flowing water, the artists hope to share their art with the rest of the world. 

Contemporary and traditional Asian scrolls of calligraphy and ink painting by 30 artists from 11 countries were on display. The show was curated by Casey Shannon OSA member and Director of the North America Branch ICCPS.  Also helping was Annie Gazeley, long time Portland
resident and supporter of the arts.

Here is the website of the North America Branch - ICCPS

Gallery Viewers



 From left to right
Alexandra Vasileva - Russia Director
Gregory Cortecero - France Director
Ransui Yakata - ICCPS Founder - Japan
Casey Shannon - North America Director



 Viewers in Gallery


 Marc Bauer-Maison - Canada


 Left to right
Patricia Ines Gomez - Argentina
Winner of 'Peoples Choice Award'

Irene Tsai - USA


Peoples' Choice Award
Patricia Ines Gomez

Further, we will also have 4 different live painting demonstrations at the opening reception.

Patricia Larkin Green of USA ~ Big Brush

Gail Threinen of USA – Painting Peonies

Meredith McPherson of USA ~ Enso/Calligraphy

Patricia Ines Gomez of Argentina~ Mountains/Eagle
Gail Threinen Demonstrating Peonies
If you would like to see a photo album of this stunning exhibit, here is the link:
This photo album was created by member Steve Grant. 


Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sumi Exhibition!








Exciting News …

We are busy planning our 1st ICCPS North America Branch Exhibition in Portland, Oregon. ‘High Mountains and Flowing Water’.  We will have 30 scrolls of calligraphy and ink painting on display from 11 different countries within our branch. In addition, Ransui Yakata Head of ICCPS, Gregory Cortecero ~ French Branch Director, and Alex Vasil’eva ~ Russian Branch Director have also sent scrolls to participate with us. We are honored !

Further, we will also have 4 different live painting demonstrations at the opening reception.
Patricia Larkin Green of USA ~ Big Brush
Gail Threinen of USA – Painting Peonies
Meredith McPherson of USA ~ Enso/Calligraphy
Patricia Ines Gomez of Argentina~ Mountains/Eagle

There will be a ‘Peoples’ Choice Award’ presented at the opening reception. Chinese music performed by Bi Hai of Wisdom Arts Academy of Portland. 6-7:30pm !
Hors d’oeuvres and Wine

We are very excited to be able to show our passion and love for this beautiful art. Opening : Oct. 26th ~ 6pm – 10pm
The exhibit will be at :
The Oregon Society of Artists
Portland, Oregon USA



Our Handouts at the reception !

High Mountains Flowing Water is a classical Chinese song honoring friendship. The North America Branch of ICCPS is made up of artists with different backgrounds and styles from all over the world tied together with the same love for Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. Spanning continents of high mountains, and crossing oceans of flowing water, the artists hope to share their art with the rest of the world.

Here are the participating artists ! Thank you !


Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

503-228-0706
oregonsa@gmail.com
Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


凱西香儂齋




Friday, October 5, 2018

Calligraphy and Ink Painting Art Exhibition




SAVE THE DATE!

High Mountains Flowing Water
The North America Branch of ICCPS International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society is having a spectacular exhibition of calligraphy and sumi-e at OSA Oregon Society of Artists. October 26 – 29, 2018.

High Mountains Flowing Water is a classical Chinese song honoring friendship. The North America Branch of ICCPS is made up of artists with different backgrounds and styles from all over the world tied together with the same love for Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. Spanning continents of high mountains, and crossing oceans of flowing water, the artists hope to share their art with the rest of the world.

Opening Reception: October 26th from 6-10pm
Art Demonstrations begin at 7:30pm
Chinese music performed by Bi Hai of Wisdom Arts Academy of Portland. 6-7:30pm
Hors d’oeuvres and Wine

Contemporary and traditional Asian scrolls of calligraphy and ink painting by 30 artists from 11 countries will be on display. The show is curated by Casey Shannon OSA member, Director of North America Branch.  International Chinese Calligraphic Art and Ink Painters Society and Annie Gazeley, long-time Portland resident and supporter of the Arts. 



Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

503-228-0706
oregonsa@gmail.com

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


凱西香儂齋


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Giving Thanks Benefit 2018

The Fifth Annual
 Giving Thanks Benefit Event

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii

Mark your calendars! The ADH "Giving Thanks" Benefit Event will take place on November 11th, 2018 at the Waialae Country Club on Oahu. 🐾

You won't want to miss this incredible evening!

It's always nice as an artist to donate work to a charity.  Every year I donate my artwork to Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is the fabulous training school founded by Mo and Will Maurer. http://assistancedogshawaii.org/

My  service dog, Wesley, is from ADNW which is part of ADH. I have had three assistance dogs from them and they have been the best. The most loving, helpful, and loyal companions!

This is my service dog Wesley!
Westly says:
Casey just donated one of her gorgeous Sumi-e paintings to ADH, my training school. It is for their silent auction at the benefit. Isn’t that pawsitively cool?  
Woof, Woof, Wesley




Kelly's Magic Persimmons
Sumi-e by Casey Shannon
It is my pleasure to donate a piece of my art for the silent auction and support such a deserving organization that helps so many people and dogs!


This painting is very special to me. It was painted in honor of my daughter as she battles cancer. These are her magic persimmons!
Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fabulous New Sumi Brushes!

New Sumi Brushes!

Hello My Art Friends!

I just wanted to share with you some fabulous new art brushes I just acquired. I am so happy and delighted to get them. I feel so inspired just looking at them. I better stop looking and get painting soon, huh?


Rare Triple Brush ~ Deer Hair

This brush is from a wonderful art store in Tokyo called Pigment. They have everything, paint, brushes, paper, a sumi museum, and classes. 

 
 
 Handmade Brush ~ Horse Hair & Bamboo
 
This brush is lovingly made by Elizabeth Schowachert. She makes beautiful brushes and other art tools. These brushes are works of art. So lovely.
 
 

 


Art Set from HMAY
 
Wolf & Weasel Hair
 
My brushes came rolled in a protective bamboo carrier. There are 3 perfect sizes. I am a sumi artist and can't wait to paint more with these fantastic brushes. They hold their point well and glide with ease across my paper. I am able to make many different kinds of brush strokes with just these 3 brushes.  
 
Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


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