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The Sound of One Hand: Reaching Beyond the limits of Traditional Ink Painting

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Art Podcast

Art Podcast


Casey Shannon Studio

On June 16, 2020, I was asked to do a podcast as an invited artist talking about sumi for: "Let's Talk Art With Brooke". Doing a podcast was a new experience for me. I loved doing it and it was a lot of fun. I found Brooke to be a lovely person and very welcoming. If you have time to listen, I hope that you enjoy it.

Here is a link to the podcast: ( 30 minutes)

Journey of Flowers by Casey

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

Casey Shannon Studio Art.
Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Inspiration in Art

  Inspiration in Art

Happiness by Casey 
Happiness is a function of accepting 'what is'.

It's Much Easier by Casey
It's much easier to go with the flow.

These are very unsettling times that we live in today. The Covid-19 Caronavirus is turning our world upside down. The entire world is battling this disease. We must shelter in place and engage in social distancing. Schools and colleges are closed, we work from home, bars and restaurants are closed, Concerts are canceled, Sports activities are canceled, boarders are closed, travel is limited, and that's the short list of changes to our world. 
These kind of changes to our everyday life are very concerning for all of us no matter where in the world we live, Depression and worry can be a constant problem. Stress is the most concerning for most.
Many years ago, I experienced a massive brain-stem stroke which turned my world on it's head. Everything changed for me in an instant. I feel today a bit like I did then. Confused and scared. Nothing is under control. I felt like screaming and I did!
 Parachute by Casey
Your Mind and Life are like a parachute. It does not work unless it's open. 

Healing Art: Comfort and Inspiration

In my recovery from this stroke, I used my art as a healing tool for me. As soon as I could sit up in a wheelchair and hold a pen, I began drawing with a vengeance. I just knew art would save my life. And it helped tremendously!   I began drawing and adding to my drawings sayings that I found inspirational to me.
I'd like to share a few of those drawings with you in hopes you might find them healing and inspirational also.  You have already seen three in this blog. I'll add others here.


 Love Works by Casey
You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.


Life by Casey 
Life works when you choose what you got.

So I hope you enjoyed viewing a few of my recovery drawings. I hope they made you smile. Take this uncertain time to do something you love to do. Walk your dog, hug a tree, do art, sing, dance, cherish your family and friends by emailing them or calling them. 
We can get through this!
Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

Casey Shannon Studio Art.
Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

凱西香儂齋
 
 

Healing Art: Comfort and Inspitation

It's Much Easier by Casey

It's much easier to ride the horse in the direction he's going. 
~ Werner Erhard

These are very unsettling times that we live in today. The Covid-19 Caronavirus is turning our world upside down. The entire world is battling this disease. We must shelter in place and engage in social distancing. Schools and colleges are closed, we work from home, bars and restaurants are closed, Concerts are canceled, Sports activities are canceled, boarders are closed, travel is limited, and that's the short list of changes to our world. 

These kind of changes to our everyday life are very concerning for all of us no matter where in the world we live, Depression and worry can be a constant problem. Stress is the most concerning for most.

Many years ago, I experienced a massive brain-stem stroke which turned my world on it's head. Everything changed for me in an instant. I feel today a bit like I did then. Confused and scared. Nothing is under control. I felt like screaming and I did!

 Parachute by Casey

Life is like a parachute. It does not work unless it's open. 
~ Werner Erhard

In my recovery from this stroke, I used my art as a healing tool for me. As soon as I could sit up in a wheelchair and hold a pen, I began drawing with a vengeance. I just knew art would save my life. And it helped tremendously!   I began drawing and adding to my drawings sayings that I found inspirational to me.

I'd like to share some of those drawings with you in hopes you might find them healing and inspirational also.  You have already seen two in this blog. I'd add others here.

Happiness by Casey 

Happiness is a function of accepting 'what is'.
~Werner Erhard 

 Love by Casey

You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.
~Richard Bach


Life by Casey 

Life works when you choose what you got.
~ Werner Erhard

So I hope you enjoyed viewing a few of my recovery drawings. I hope they made you smile. Take this uncertain time to do something you love to do. Walk your dog, hug a tree, do art, sing, dance, cherish your family and friends by emailing them or calling them. 
We can get through this!

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

Casey Shannon Studio Art.
Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

凱西香儂齋
 
  

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Award of Excellence

Healing Art Exibition 2020
Award of Excellence

Award Winner
Winter by Casey Shannon
Sumi-e 

I am in the words of Renee Phillips an " incredible contemporary sumi-e artist who brings her own creative vision to paintings that express poetic simplicity, peace and harmony. Imagine relaxing or meditating in front of them. (She offers originals and prints!) She recently won an Award of Excellence in "The Healing Power of ART 2020" exhibition." 
View more of her art on the site. https://www.healing-power-of-art.org/casey-shannon/ 

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

Casey Shannon Studio Art.
Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Year of the Metal Rat


Sumi-e by Nan Rae 
(Permission from artist)



Chinese Horoscope - Year of The Metal Rat



The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first. The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day. In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.



Personality and Characteristics 



Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with their opinion. Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude. On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.



The year of the metal rat will be a year of new beginnings for everyone!


Sumi-e by Fumiyo Yoshikawa
Member of ICCPS - North America Branch

The Rat is the first animal of the Chinese Zodiac, having won the Jade Emperor’s race.  There are different versions of this story, including what happened to the cat!

Apparently, the Rat represents diligence, kindness, and generosity, and the Metal Rat Year is going to be a strong, prosperous, and lucky year for most Chinese zodiac signs.

Sumi-e by Tai Oi Yee
Member ICCPS - North America Branch

Sumi-e by Maria Papp
Member - ICCPS North America Branch



Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

Casey Shannon Studio Art.
Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

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