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Philosophical Differences: Eastern And Western Approaches To Making Art

I have written an article for the online art Journal "Painter's Tongue" as a guest in 2015. This Journal doesn't exist anymore so I have decided to publish it on my site. I think the points in the post are important for sumi-e students and artists.  So here it is...

Return to Blogging With New Inspirations

After a long break from Blogging, I am back. It did indeed take a lot of time and energy from me to write them, as every sentence I wrote was coming through me, from depth; a place where usually I don't visit often with my mind. I am there though when I paint,...

Sumi-e of Life…. The Game of life

 I am playing the game of life.... better,  a role in the play called “Life” - with ups and downs, certainties and doubts, joys and sorrows. Then, I lay out the paper, prepare the ink, take the brush ...... the story stops like having pushed the pause button. I look...

Sumi-e of Easter

I have started my online Sumi-e school this year. It is interesting how when you are delivering your thoughts and knowledge, you re-evaluate them..... So as it is Easter time, I decided to revisit my Easter blog post from two years ago to see how true the thought I...

Living the Sumi-e Life

 I have created the first slideshow of my Sumi-e paintings on YouTube. I intend to make more, and most likely, instructional videos. You are welcome to subscribe to my channel to get the updates on living the Sumi-e Life and my current works. Enjoy! There are many...

Artistic Expression Shaped by Differences

This is a short post to announce to my readers the publication of my guest article titled “Philosophical Differences: Eastern And Western Approaches To Making Art” ........in "Painter's Tongue”, a fine visual arts journal with an emphasis on philosophy and a focus on...

Computer Sumi-e or Can Love Be Programmed?

The computers are an integral part of our lives in practically all facets. And now, when more and more imagery is being produced by them, should we consider them as Art? I am an artist, who aims to work mainly by using nature's contrasting forces  (yin and yang) to...

Sumi-e of Life….Harmony

Another year has passed. Same time last year, I had published my blog post titled “New Year, Old Wisdom”. This previous year brought with it seven revelations..Have I applied them? Initially, the revelations touch us in a very profound way. But do we truly understand...

Creating Mindfully, Links

  Well it is almost three years that I am blogging. Initially it was one entry a month....and it would take me almost a whole month to write it. I have always thought that my means of expression is only visual and that words have no room in this visual...

Eastern Art, Western Mind

  I remember when I was a student learning Sumi-e. Having former education in Fine Arts; Western approach, aesthetics and of course the mentality, I was eager to understand, to figure out things and had many questions. My Japanese teacher's (Tomoko Kodama)...