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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Manhattan Arts International


Manhattan Arts International is a creative community of art professionals, founded by Renée Phillips, promotes and rewards artistic excellence through curated art programs. Designed for art enthusiasts and art professionals. Read about art leaders and creative visionaries from around the world.

 Wabi Sabi - Rising Up
Sumi-e by Casey Shannon

I am pleased to share with you that I am a featured artist in Manhattan Arts International. Please read an article about me and my sumi-e art written by founder Renee Phillips.

Here is a link to the article.

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

Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

2015 Year of the Goat/Sheep




Goat Calligraphy by Tai Oi Yee of Canada
North America Branch Member - ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

Today, February 19, 2015 is the start of the Chinese New Year of the Goat or Sheep or Ram. Millions of people celebrate Chinese New Year. In Chinese translation, there is no difference between Goat, Sheep, or Ram.

Respected feng shui master Chen Shuaifu has offered his predictions on what the lunar year of 2015 might bring, according to Chinese astrology. The Year of the Sheep — which is also known as the Year of the Goat — is expected to be bleak on the financial front. "The property business is not good now, which may affect the global economy a lot," Chen said. "It is not a good economic year." He added that people should be cautious when investing money. "If you must do it, please make it at the second half of the year," Chen advised. And it looks to be a bad year for love and family, as Chen advises that the Year of the Sheep is bad for finding new relationships and for having babies. 

People expected to have a good year are those born in the Year of the Snake, or people born in 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.  In contrast, those born in Year of the Ox — or 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009 — including President Barack Obama, are expected to have a difficult year. 

Usually those born under the same astrological sign as the incoming zodiac sign will suffer an unlucky year — Chen warns that this will be particularly true this year for Sheep women (those born in 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003), who will face more difficulties in finding love.
To improve your fortunes this year, Chen advises people to wear black and blue, and to carry sheep talismans or accessories to help ward off bad luck. 

Chinese fortune-telling, including feng shui, is based on ancient philosophy and the belief that events are dictated by balancing the five elements that make up the universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Feng shui -- literally meaning "wind-water" -- is influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives, homes and offices based on its rules to maximise their luck and wealth.


 
Ram Sumi-e by Lilith Ohan of Canada
North America Branch Member - ICCPS

 
Goat Sumi-e by Kalpa MacLachlan of Holland
North America Branch Member - ICCPS
 

Ram Sumi-e by Patricia Larkin Green of USA
North America Branch Member - ICCPS

Casey Shannon
Director of the 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

Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Healing Power of Art

Recovery Art from Casey Shannon

The Amazing Power of Art in Healing

I have experienced first hand the amazing power of the creative process in healing. You never really know what life has in store for you. Several years ago, I encountered an event that would change my life forever. I experienced a massive left hemisphere brain-stem stroke four days after my 36th birthday. In an instant, I was paralyzed. I could not breathe, speak, walk, and I lost the use of my dominant right hand. Needless to explain, this was very devastating and the prognosis for my recovery was bleak. I worked very hard in rehabilitation (years actually) and slowly learned to talk again and walk as well, eventually obtaining added assistance with  my licensed service dog, Gabe.

However, I did not recover the use of my dominant right arm and hand. So, I taught myself to draw with my left hand and used this activity and my drawings as an integral part of my stroke recovery. As soon as I could sit up in a wheel chair, I began drawing with a vengeance. I just intuitively knew art would save my life. There is something about the creative process that is absolute healing. I knew this deep inside myself and worked toward recovery with art as healing. 

Here is a wonderful article written by Renee Phillips about the 'Healing Power of Art'. This article was written for 'Professional Artist Magazine' 

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

Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved.

凱西香儂齋



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valley Girls Gallery

CVAA - Carmel Valley Art Association
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Valley Girls Art Gallery

I am very proud to be a member of CVAA and a featured artist for 2015 in Valley Girls Gallery.

The gallery is located at:
#2 Chambers Lane
Carmel Valley Village, CA
831.659.2441 

Wonderful group of artists!

Below is a video of my sumi-e landscapes of Carmel and Carmel Valley scenes. Many of these pieces will be on exhibit soon in the gallery.

Casey Shannon
Director of the 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



Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Sumi-e North America Branch - ICCPS




North America Branch - ICCPS Logo
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

Founded by Master Ransui Yakata in Tokyo, Japan. The sumi society has branches across the globe. Our mission and purpose is to spread the glory of the ancient art of sumi to every part of the world. Encouraging the understanding of this ancient art form and pushing limits into the modern world.

Branches of ICCPS include:
China
Japan
France
North America
Russia
Germany
Australia

The North America has members from The United States, Canada, Argentina, Holland, and Croatia. Please join us on our page on Facebook.

Below is an elegant and beautiful video of the North America Branch members for 2015. I hope you enjoy watching it. Turn your computer volume up for lovely music.


ICCPS
Director of the North America Branch

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

Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved.

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