I have been a little busy putting things together for some submission deadlines. Writing, documenting, editing etc. Although I was eager the other day to start and almost finish these works. I am very pleased with the simplicity of them. This “Tea” series will continue for some time to come.
On a side note I am also going to begin learning Japanese Tea Ceremony starting this Saturday. I am eager to learn “茶の湯” or Chanoyu. The long Zen Buddhist and cultural history interest me so much it was a must to begin these lessons. There was a book I saw the same day as these pieces were made at Japanese Things (Harbord St, Toronto) which went over the history and context for it, this book will soon become part of my tea book collection.
I also started two more elongated paintings but they are still being worked on. Building up the tea stain on it is a process I am still learning. These paitings have more colour but will not feature any Japanese writing.
I have also begun to knit again, reteaching myself basics through a hat, arm warmers etc for the coming winter. Once these skills are back in place I will fully begin Hysteria II. As for the grid, I am working on cleaning my room so I will have space to work on it and other works at the same time. I found an easel near Queen street, so this will be put to good use (Sorry Matt, I’ll help you set up my other one in the basement studio).
Anyhow keep an eye out. A lot of interesting things are going on over the next while. Till next time~