Monday, February 28, 2011

Two Together

At home with Tyler and Harriet 02/28/2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My New Tattoo 02/26/2011

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


Tyler in the morning 02/25/2011

Bun of A-C-T-I-O-N

Just happy to be here.

His sister loves him.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

02/23/2011 Extra Jimmies

Here are some more photos I took today. I was asked to document the cuteness of these three day old babies of a rescued bun mum.....I know you won't want to miss them.

Walking Walls

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 02/22/2011

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

Monday Bunday

Tyler 4:53 P.M. 02/21/2011
I went to work for a few hours and when I returned this box house had been repositioned to include the stone I had put in the pen to hold a towel in place.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Sydney and Tyler 3:45 P.M. 02/20/2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Arrangement With/By Rabbit

Sydney 3:43 P.M. 02/19/2011

Sydney 3:44 P.M. 02/19/2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Here's the Rub

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


Cold and rainy here at the warren, wearing lots of sweats at snuggling bunnies whenever possible.
Amelia 02/17/2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Three Shall Turn Into One

The three woodblocks for the Year of the Rabbit print....done being carved today 02/16/2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sydney the Triptych

Sydney 2:40 P.M. 02/15/2011

Sydney 2:41 P.M. 02/15/2011

Sydney 2:42 P.M. 02/15/2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shoji Bun

Tyler at 2:30 P.M. on 02/12/2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Today a Plan

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

Bun-A-Day Plan

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

Monday Bunday

Two sides to every question or when is a box not a box?

Tyler foreground, Sydney background 02/07/2011

Sydney foreground, Tyler background 02/07/2011

Have a wonderful week everybun.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Like This 02/06/2011

Amelia awaits in her willow tent 2.6.11

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Rabbit Qi 02/05/2011

02/05/2011 Tyler foreground, Harriet background

Friday, February 04, 2011

A Lunar Year of Rabbits

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

The Year of the Rabbit Starts

The Qi Papers and 4 Buns express wishes for Good Fortune for all in the Year of the Metal Rabbit.





Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Special Guest

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.