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Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

2012 Year of the Dragon

Dragon Calligraphy
by Tai Oi Yee

This beautiful calligraphy was created by Tai Oi Yee. Artist Note: " this is Chinese calligraphy of the word dragon in my wild grass style. You can still vaguely see the head and claws on the left side, and the back and tail on the right side". Tai Oi Yee is a member of the North American branch of ICCPS. 

2012 is Year of the Dragon and it will arrive on February 4, 2012. (Note: Chinese New Year Day is on January 23, 2012. The first day of 2012 Chinese Astrology Year is on February 4, 2012.) The  Dragon is a legendary animal and it is the symbol of the emperor in China. Since the Dragon is coated with mysterious color, Chinese consider the dragon to be unpredictable, untouchable and people cannot see its head and tail at the same time. Therefore, we  might see something unexpected happening in 2012. Also a person with too many dragons in the Chinese astrology birth chart will become smarter, sly and unpredictable in the coming year.

Happy New Year Everyone! I wish you all the best in 2012.
May we see peace and prosperity.

Dragon Sumi-e
by Ransui Yakata
Founder of ICCPS in Tokyo, Japan

Director of North American Branch 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

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sketchbook 2012 ~ Sumi-e and Haiku

Sketchbook Project 2012
Theme: This is a Sketchbook

The Sketchbook Project is a constantly evolving library of artists' sketchbooks from across the globe.
This year thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at art spaces in 14 cities. After the tour, they will join the collection of the Brooklyn Art Library and made available to the public seven days a week.

The library is located at:
Brooklyn Art Library
103A N. 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Brooklyn Art Library houses thousands of sketchbooks from various artists and lends them out for folks to view. I have participated in the sketchbook project since 2010. I enjoy making these books. As an artist, for me they help keep my creative juices flowing. Each year, you choose a theme for your sketchbook from the themes available. This year my theme is: 'This ia a Sketchbook' and I chose to fill my book with "Haiku and Sumi-e'. Haiku is Japanese poetry and Sumi-e is Japanese ink painting. Enjoy!

To view my entire sketchbook go: Here

Director of North American 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


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