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

Friday, July 29, 2011

Scroll Mounting

Sumi-e 'Spring Flower Fall'
Mounted in a two color scroll

Mounting an ink painting in a traditional scroll is an interesting process and not for the faint of heart.... let me tell you. It's a tricky business not to ruin your finished artwork in the process. I do not usually mount my work in a scroll. My sumi-e is modern and contemporary. It is usually framed Western style. I thought it might be fun to mount some of my work in a traditional Asian way and see what the result looked like and I was extremely pleased by the contrast. It is definitely 'East meets West' in nature.

What do you think?
Leave me a comment.

I am thinking that I may do more scroll mounting of my work in the future.

Director of the North American Branch of ICCPS
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

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sumi-e in Descartes, France!

Sumi-e and Calligraphy exibition in Descartes France.
This wonderful exhibit is under the direction of Gregory Cortecero, the director of the French branch of ICCPS ~  International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painters Society.

The exhibition will be:
August 20 - 21 2011

Cultural Community Center Descartes, France
From: 10:00 am to 6:00pm each day

Members of ICCPS will join Gregory in displaying their work at this event.
Each artist will also give their philosophy of Zen and Sumi-e!

~ Casey Shannon, Director of North America Branch of ICCPS

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
North American Branch

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Zazzle Pro Seller

Howdy All! I have reached a new milestone in my Zazzle Art Gallery. I have just attained 'Zazzle Pro Seller Status'. Wowzer. This is great news. I would love to have you visit my on-line gallery/store. I have prints, cards, and a calendar of my beautiful and elegant sumi-e for you to view. Enjoy!

CaseyStudio at Zazzle

North American Director of 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

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Kelly ~ Artist Extraordinaire

Kelly painting with Watercolor at Hospital

Artist Kelly of Simple Spirit of Monterey

“Being diagnosed with acute leukemia has given me a second chance at life, literally.

I no longer want to live another moment with unhappy lifestyles, people, jobs or circumstances that will hinder my overall sense of purpose and joy. Life is precious and it can end in a second. Before cancer, I had forgotten these things; I had forgotten all the simple things in life that bring me great pride, contentment, and joy. I was becoming one of the many that just seemed to exist and not reach out to tap into our true gifts and universal paths.

Since I have been painting in the hospital, I have been able to let go of my deadly disease and live in the present - without fear - and to feel good again about what I have accomplished throughout my life. I am a painter!!

Kelly Chester is a watercolor artist who is inspired by the beauty of nature and animals, especially those creatures who make the Monterey peninsula their home. Kelly has a unique ability to capture the essence of the animal’s “magik” and the vibrant expressions of nature’s beauty in her paintings. Her talent as an artist is an inherent gift which she has honed through mindful practice throughout the years. Through the medium of watercolor, Kelly has not only learned life lessons which have transformed her, but also transformed others through its expression. Kelly is married to her husband Tom and the proud, loving mother of her 7 month old daughter, Aven.

All proceeds from the purchase of Kelly’s paintings, greeting cards, and glicee prints go directly to her support and the support of her family.

                                                                                    Retail Price:
Boxed Animal Totem Greeting Cards (16 per box)            $15 each or 2 boxes for $20 

Single Animal Totem Greeting Cards                                  $2 each

Signed & matted giclee prints   11 x 14                               $35 each

Signed & matted giclee prints   8 x 10                                 $20 each

Some original watercolors available    ~   Quoted upon Request

Please contact Kelly for purchase at: 
Purchase is by check or PayPal ~ Tax included in price

For more on Kelly's story of hope and art Visit Here
Selected pieces of Kelly's art can be found on Esty
Kelly also has a CafePress Gift Shop 
Below are some examples of Kelly's art!


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