maandag 5 december 2011

maandag 24 oktober 2011

history suminagashi

Two pages of waka poems by Ōshikōchi Mitsune (859?-925?) on suminagashi paper.
 From a copy of the Sanjurokunin Kashu or "Thirty-Six Immortal Poets"
 kept in the Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto. photo from Wikipedia

dinsdag 13 september 2011

marbling : the surface of water

 here you see: to walk on water = the surface where you work when marbling !

woensdag 10 augustus 2011

sumi and calligraphy

This is what we did today in the chinese calligraphy workshop! Well, the paper was already made... ;-)

Jellyfish: shui (=water) + mu (=mother)
Dragon-eye: long (=dragon) + Yan (=eye)

Paper by Elena
Calligraphy by Michael, not only a calligraphy teacher ;-)

donderdag 28 juli 2011

The moon


The companion to the wind's blowing in the sky, the single moon.
(Boncho, 1714)

dinsdag 26 juli 2011

Sumi with Haiku

Calligaphy by Elene Divina living in Swiss

Snails and Butterflies


Snails under the rain (by Salvatore Valentino)
Paste Papers



Butterflies and nymphs (by Salvatore Valentino)
Paste Papers

zondag 24 juli 2011

Casualities are good!



Sometimes when one is working on doing Paste Papers, one can find that casualities produce better results than those who one have planned in the final work...

This model I present to you today was done absolutely by casual things... It appears like metal rings are holding fibers...

Well this result I've obtained after covered the paper with pink paste, then with a medium brush I put green paste, obtaining in this way a brown-grey color with matices of pink and green... Finally with a comb I've done the arcs, but I do not wanted to do them exactly as they resulted (my original idea was to do ondulated lines), by the way finally I decided to not discard the work, and put it to dry... a few moment later I returned to understand better the result and only then I noticed the effect of rings holding fibers... Hope you enjoy this paper...

Salvatore Valentino

Suminagashi Buko Undo



een lijst maakt verschil,                                                                                                             a frame makes a difference





vrijdag 22 juli 2011

Stijfselmarmer op papier met motief

Stijfselmarmer op papier met motief bambu
papier met hart motief

detail: pigment in carrageen




maandag 18 juli 2011

Kleister op Sumi

Dit is Suminagashi met Kleister er overheen

De Kleister is gemaakt van Ebru-water (carrageen)