Horse Wisdom_Magic_#2

This second image in this series is a tribute to Magic and how I remember him during our last encounter at the ranch.  Two weeks after a visit to the ranch in April of 2011 (3.5 years after our first encounter and many visits to the ranch), I received a call informing me of Magic’s unexpected sudden passing.  Although in shock and deep despair, Magic’s energy again moved me (basically told me) to draw his image again, this time from …

Horse Wisdom_Magic_#1

The image was drawn in October of 2007.  It may sound strange but this extraordinary horse Magic came through as a drawing before I actually met him.  This “Magic”-al experience all began when I first read, “Riding Between the Worlds” by Linda Kohanov, which guided me into the world of Equine wisdom. After reading this book, I saw in my mind’s eye an image of a chestnut-colored horse standing amidst the darkness.  This youthful horse stood tall with a distinct …

A Big Fish in Kumano: Line drawing in Onigajo

私の故郷熊野には、変化に飛んだ海岸線がある。長くすーっと伸びる七里御浜があると思えば、波に削られたダイナミックな鬼ケ城と呼ばれる岸壁もある。台風の影響で長い間通行止めになっていた鬼ケ城の遊歩道が、今やっと全長歩けるようになったと聞いて、本当に何十年ぶりかで遊歩道散歩に出かけた。眼下の絶壁の下に打ち寄せる荒波に足元を救われれそうな錯覚を感じ、少し怖かったけれど、ゆったりと氣の向くままに歩いた遊歩道の散歩は楽しかった。そこでのイメージを線画で表わそうとしたら、やっぱり大魚が出てきた。そしてこの時のメッセージは、大魚は海、そして大自然そのものである事。個体としての大魚を想像していた私の感覚が一挙に広がった!まだまだ壁画は描かせてもらえそうにないが、とにかく小さな旅行用のスケッチブックに線画を描いてみた。大魚との対話はまだまだ続きそうだ。 The Big Fish in the ocean actually is the nature itself.  It goes beyond the shape of a fish, fills the entire ocean and the surrounding mountains and the sky… and more… This line drawing came through right after the walk along the rocky shore near my home called Oni-ga-jo.  Onigajo has a distinct landscape which consists of many caves and rocks curved by the waves. The name “Onigajo (Demon castle)” originates from a legend that there once lived …

Girls Day and Tiny House

Hinamatsuri (Hina-matsuri), also known as Girl’s day, is a special day in Japan celebrated every year on March 3rd.

Zentangle: Day 4

The day 4 of Zentangle project focused on the light source and shading to create familiar and inviting images.  The basic art concept is alive and well here!