Last year, I participated Kohitsuten 2020 by Nihon Shuji. It is Japanese pen calligraphy exhibition which is open to general public. It was the first time for me to participate with my students, and we sent eleven works to Fukuoka, Japan.
Today I received the results of the exhibition and I can’t wait to share with my students.
Yesterday was supposed to be the best day to observe the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, but it was too cloudy. Today I waited for couple hours after the sunset and took a little neighbor walk with my husband and son.
They were still very close and we could see them lined next to each other. Sky watching is very fascinating and it reminds me of my favorite science homework from elementary school. Such a fun evening 🙂
We use special festive chopsticks for New Year. I normally create my self since we can’t get it in U. S. This year I even have a nice washi masking tape, but not sure I will use them. I feel like too blue… お正月用の祝箸袋を準備中。でも全然しっくりこない。青すぎる、、、か？
Today I didn’t feel like writing Shodo… no motivation. Same time, I didn’t want to quit Shodo-thon. So I decided to write one Kana calligraphy. 今日は書きたいと言う気持ちじゃなかった。やる気なし。でも書道マラソンも24か目で今更やめたくない。それで、かな一課題だけ書いた。
Once I started, I feel much better and soon I had fun again. とりあえず書き始めたら、何か気持ちよかった。やっぱり書道は楽しい。
よもすがら 見てをあかさむ 秋の月 こよひのそらに くもなからなむ
Nihon Shuji Kana Assignments Sep. 2020 日本習字かな部 9月号課題
The 21st day of Shodo-son. Another package is ready shipping to Japan. 勝手に書道マラソン21日目。日本習字の検定をまたまとめて提出できそうです。
One of the assignments was drawing Kokeshi dolls and i had troubles to both draw and color. The face is so easy looking sad and almost crying while I want them to look happy ! One small change of brush strokes make such a big difference. 中でもこけしの課題が難しく、ほんの少しの太さや筆のぬき加減で顔の表情が変わってしまい、暖かく幸せそうなイメージに仕上げるのに苦労しました。
日本習字墨画部 9、10、11、12月号 初伝課題 NihonShuji Ink Brush Paintings Monthly Assignments for Sep. Oct. Nov. and Dec.