Friday, February 7, 2014

day 7

29 faces



i love the sound of a  flute and even more, i love to hear a shakuhachi

bamboo flute.   you would recognize the haunting tune in japanese music

as that  from a  shakuhachi.   from the 6th century the instrument was used

predominantly by komuso zen monks who wore a woven basket

over their head to represent the absences of ego.



komuso monk in a contemporary parade



today i painted a version of a flute player after a picasso







over the echo of music and drums from a
distant village

the single clear tone of a shakuhachi brings a
flood of tears

startling me from a deep, melancholy dream.

ikkyu, 13th century zen buddhist monk


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this weekend i am looking forward to attending a two day workshop

with two icons of the art journaling world,

seth apter and orly avineri.  here is how the workshop was described.


We can all be found somewhere on that same dirt road, kicking up dust, gradually revealing, feverishly working toward finding new ways to form and mature. We build substrates from which we obtain our creative nourishment and the courage to inscribe our visual stories...constantly seeking where everything outside of us ends and where we begin.  


how could i resist this?  plus i will be meeting up with

old and new art pals.


wishing you a lovely weekend




linking with paint party friday

21 comments:

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    1. Thank, Jacki. Great to see you yesterday!

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  2. I just love that Picassoesque (is that even a word?) flute player. Seth Apter (whom I never met IRL) is just the nicest guy and so talented! Enjoy

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    1. I agree about Seth, he is a sweet and generous person. Day one with him was a delight. Today Orly teaches. Thank you for visiting and for your comment on my take of Picasso.

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  3. I love your Picasso interpretation Irene! fascinating about the hate and flute ritual too. Enjoy your classes!

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    1. Hello Linda, I found the tradition fascinating and strange. Thanks for the visit.

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  4. smashing work in progress Irene, look forward to seeing it completed. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Annette, thanks for your visit today. I'm running behind on checking PPF blogs because of the weekend workshop but will make my rounds soon. xo

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  5. Love your Picasso piece Irene. Nice job. I have Seth's book and enjoyed reading about all the different artists and their styles. Have fun at the workshop.

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    1. HI Gloria, The workshop was filled with fun and interesting techniques. I look forward to seeing what today has to bring. They have kept it very hush hush. Thanks for visiting and for your comments.

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  6. Your work is always intriguing... wonderful piece!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Your flute player painting is daring and adventurous - I don't think Picasso could have done as well as this. It is so appropriate with Pan's horns because he is playing a flute. A lovely image. I hope you have a marvellous time on the course this weekend, and look forward to some unusual work on future faces.

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    1. Aww, Jez, thank you. I'm halfway through the course and anticipating much more fun today as well. Have a lovely weekend.

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  8. Forgot to mention that your link isn't working, had to use your link on the comments.

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    1. I posted twice on PPF. The first time I used the PPF link accidentally :) Thanks for persisting. Sometimes it's just too easy to press the button.

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  9. Luv the Picasso Flute player.
    Enjoy your weekend creating more fabulous art.

    Annabelle : )

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  10. Oh wow, this is beyond beautiful. Your work is glorious! That workshop sounds amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much. Your comment made my day!

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  11. The flute player is so creatively made. Enjoy that wonderful workshop. Blessings, Janet PPF

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