At home with Tyler and Harriet 02/28/2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Had you going there it's not a permanent one, this is henna and the lovely work of Rica de la Luz from Sacred Mud. I got the characters and phrase from Tong Shu Talks
And if you are thinking where is the rabbit in this post, I'm counting on the character to hare to fulfill that requirement.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Sydney, though in many ways the shyest of the gang, has Ninja skills and a certain intrepidness. Here she is being the first one to get on top of the bookcase and to walk up the wall.
Sydney 9:53 A.M. 02/23/2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Harriet is a wonderful rabbit, mittened, friendly, soooooo soft, beautiful, but very hard to photograph. It's hard to get her shapes defined in her darkness and she seems to be constantly moving. One part or another of her is always moving when I want to take a picture. One thing I notice is the stillness, the rootedness of her feet when the rest of her is in movement. I chose this pic for that reason plus the graphically demonstrated spirals of movement.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
02/18/2011 Year of the Rabbit Print test rubbing
Before actually printing a test proof I like to do a rubbing from the blocks using colored pencils. What doesn't really show here is that there are two blue tones. One that is straight up and one printed either on white or that has white printed over it, depending on what works best (maybe both). The paper I plan on using has a slight neutral tone, this paper is grey, but the general effect is, hopefully, getting close.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
02/10/1011 Metal Rabbit Plan (Amelia as model)
Today's rabbit is, as you can see, a drawing; a stylized Amelia, AKA the Great White Zeppelin, demands her due pet. It is a plan for a print for the Baren Forum Year of the Rabbit Print Exchange. I'll print in my usual Moku Hanga method; carving and printing each color separately by hand; each print will be slightly different because I am human, not machine; but each one individually special, packed with the Qi of the all moments that went into it from the papermakers, to tool makers, to the tree, the pigment and the brushes. Really as the artist, carver and printer I play a small part and feel humbled by that. For some art is self expression, I do not find this to be true for myself. I ask each print from start to finish "what do you want to be? how can I help? what is right for this print".
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
02/08/2011 Amelia left, Harriet right, fence in the middle.
They box through the fence then press their foreheads together, I used to stop them from boxing until I realized what it lead to, when they press I come over and pet them both....
Monday, February 07, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Friday, February 04, 2011
The Qi Papers has taken on a Mission to post a rabbit photo, drawing, sketch, or print everyday of the Year of the Rabbit. All posted works must have been photographed or created on the day posted. Posting shall occur except in cases of loss of internet, insurmountable technical problems, hospitalization or natural disaster. The raison d'etre of the Mission is to capture the Qi of the day in a rabbity sort of a way.
02/04/2011 Tyler and Harriet at the threshold
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Months ago I made passing reference to our neighbor, a Lion Head Rabbit from another Dimension. Today we were fortunate enough to have some quiet sun and Mufasa, usually called Fa, came out for a photo shot.
As you can tell he is enormously handsome and beyond unique.
Cool and confident in front of the camera, he is always ready for his close-up.
Cuteness abounds in all his rabbitinesses.
Shameless art shot.
In case you didn't believe me about his being from another Dimension, here he is unmistakably demonstrating his transportation device.
Year of the RABBIT starts on Thursday.