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Meladramas
 
Friday, April 21, 2017  




Pamela MacCarthy artwork 2017

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“ Red Carnation… ”

Black Ink, Watercolor

Washi Postcard




It was my monthly Etegami session, today…
Carnations, were the thing…











“Rather Lovely Thing”
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis



From the CD

The Assassination Of Jesse James






Till Next Time...




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3:45 PM

Friday, February 10, 2017  





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“ Spring, Narcissus ”

Black Ink, Watercolor

Washi Postcard




Today was my first Etegami session, of 2017…

I always enjoy painting this flower when Spring approaches;
with its sweet scent, graceful lines, and vibrant yellow and white flowers…









“Waltz For Debby”
Bill Evans Trio
at
The Village Vanguard
1961



Bill Evans- Piano
Scott LaFaro - Bass
Paul Motian - Drums

From the remastered recording on CD

Waltz For Debby






Till Next Time...




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2:14 PM

Friday, December 09, 2016  





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“ Old Man Winter ”

Black Ink, Watercolor

Washi Postcard








Today was my last Etegami session, of 2016…
I chose a wooden knick-knack that Hamada-sensei
bought during her travels in Germany, as my subject…

I liked the polished wood-grain, and the “old-world” quality about it…




The Original









“Manteca”
Cal Tjader Quintet

Cal Tjader- Vibraphone, Percussion
Al Zulaica- Electric Piano
John Heard- Bass
Michael Smithe- Congas
Dick Berk- Drums

From the LP

Live At The Funky Quarters






Till Next Time...




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3:51 PM

Friday, March 11, 2016  





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Friendship…



It’s 5 years today
the earthquake and tsunami
hit here in Japan…

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Till Next Time...




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2:46 PM

Thursday, January 21, 2016  





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“ Spring, Soon… Hyacinth ”

Black Ink, Watercolor
on
Washi Paper
9.5 X 10.5 inches
( 24 cm X 26.6 cm )




Yesterday I worked on Etegami/ watercolor painting.

I chose a Hyacinth plant as my subject.

I set up studio with iPod speakers,
music is my muse...

I finished 5 works; this piece, and 4 postcards.

2 of the 4 postcards :




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“ Spring Hyacinth 1”

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard





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“ Spring Hyacinth 3”

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard










“Circle”
(Miles Davis)

Herbie Hancock - piano
Miles Davis - trumpet
Wayne Shorter - tenor sax
Ron Carter - bass
Tony Williams - drums

From The CD

Miles Smiles






Till Next Time...




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3:00 PM

Friday, December 04, 2015  





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“ Winter’s Arrival ”
( 冬到来 )
Fuyu Tōrai

8.5” X 12”
( 21.59 cm X 30.48 cm )

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Paper




Today was my monthly Etegami session,
the last one of this year…
Thanks to Hamada-sensei, for her help with today's calligraphy...





Till Next Time...




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6:06 PM

Saturday, November 07, 2015  





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“ Dancing Momiji ”

16.5” X 12”
( 41.91 cm X 30.48 cm )

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Paper




Yesterday was my monthly Etegami session…

I cut a small branch from a nearby momiji tree,
for my subject today…

The leaves are not yet bright red,
but the morning sunlight caught the tips
and lit them up…

Together with the motion from a gentle breeze, the leaves appeared to be dancing…





Till Next Time...




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10:28 AM

Friday, September 11, 2015  





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“September Is For Cosmos”

17” X 10”
( 43.18cm X 25.4cm )

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Paper





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“Cosmos, One”

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard




Today was my monthly Etegami session.

The sun shone, after a bout of deluge-like rain…

Re-visiting everyone, after the Summer break,
I enjoyed the session…





“Shadow & Sun”

Tangerine Dream

From the CD

Mala Kunia






Till Next Time...




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2:34 PM

Saturday, June 06, 2015  





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Blue Ajisai

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard



Cool, wet, dark, gloomy
This is the rainy season
But, oh, the flowers...

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Yesterday was my monthly Etegami session…





Till Next Time...




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8:23 AM

Friday, May 08, 2015  





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”Passing By…”

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard




Today was my monthly Etegami session…

We also celebrated my dear friend Lorna’s birthday…




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Lorna’s Birthday/ My Etegami Group
















5-2015 iPod update :

Million Miles - Bonnie Raitt
Akdeniz Akşamian (Mediterranean Nights) - Grup Merdiven
Ménilmontant - Charles Trenet
Persian Rug - R. Crumb & The Cheap Suit Serenaders
Keep It For Your Own - POP ETC
Daisies /S. Rachmaninoff - Garrick Ohlsson
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
Venice - Chris Botti
Suits Crybaby Blues - R. Crumb and The Cheap Suit Serenaders
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens - Louis Jordan
Never Comes The Day - The Moody Blues
Lightness - Death Cab For Cutie
Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down - Eric Bibb, Rory Block & Maria Muldaur
La noyée - Yann Tiersen
Standing In The Doorway - Bob Dylan






Till Next Time...




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6:37 PM

Tuesday, March 03, 2015  





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"Hina Matsuri"

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard




I painted this during my last Etegami session,
and saved it for today...

It's Girls Day, or Hina Matsuri ( Doll Festival ) today in Japan...





Till Next Time...




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9:51 AM

Friday, February 13, 2015  





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"Waiting For Spring"
(Haru Wo Matsu)

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Paper








Today was my monthly Etegami session...
Special thanks to Hamada-sensei,
for her assistance with the kanji calligraphy.









The Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival 2015 opens tomorrow.

From Saturday, February 14th, to Sunday, February 22nd.

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Entrance closes at 4:30 p.m.

Tokyo Dome, 1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo










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Paphiopedilum Micranthum
( From JGP 2013 )






Till Next Time...




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7:30 PM

Thursday, January 01, 2015  






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Happy New Year!

Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!






"Haru No Umi"
(春の海, "The Sea in Spring")
(Miyagi, Michio 宮城 道雄 )

Miyazaki, Mieko - koto

Suizan Lagrost - shakuhachi






Till Next Time...




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12:09 AM

Friday, December 12, 2014  





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"Peace"
(Heiwa)

Black Ink, Watercolor

13.5" X 11"
(35cm X 27.5cm)

On Washi Paper





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"Suisen"
(Narcissus)

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard




Today was our "New Year Card" Etegami session...

I chose the graceful and sweetly- scented Suisen, or Narcissus flower,
as my subject.

Since photographing them last week for my sister's card,
I've been somewhat besotted by their essence...

My kanji-character, "Heiwa" is my wish for 2015- Peace...

After, we had lunch and a birthday cake for one of our members, Shindo-san,
whose birthday was yesterday...

Next week, the last Ikebana session, for this year...





Till Next Time...




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3:44 PM

Saturday, December 06, 2014  





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"Quince"

Black Ink, Watercolor

3.1" X 7.1"
(8 X 18cm)

On Paper




My Etegami session, was yesterday...

There were many subject choices, but the quince caught my attention...

It was my first time to see/smell/touch a Japanese quince...

It has a clean, citrus-y fragrance, and is oily to the touch...

Next week, we will meet for one more painting event;
a special New Year's Card session.





Till Next Time...




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10:35 AM

Monday, November 17, 2014  






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Sunset, Pyramid...
On my way to the party...







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Photo: Shindo-san

My Etegami Display
Hamada-sensei, and myself
Lumiere, Fuchu

11-15-2014





The Fuchu International Salon party,
at Lumiere, was a success...

There were people from many different countries,
as well as good food and drink,
Ikebana, and Etegami displays,
cultural dance, and musical performances...

A good turn-out...







Thanks to Shindo-san,
for the photo of me with our Etegami/Calligraphy leader, Hamada-sensei.





Till Next Time...




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7:30 AM

Friday, November 14, 2014  






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Staircase, Omotesando Dori







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Anniversaire
2014





My 6-month check up
brought fine results; good numbers
and great scenery...

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Tomorrow, is the Fuchu Lumiere party...

I will exhibit some of my Etegami works,
from this year...





Till Next Time...




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8:48 AM

Saturday, November 08, 2014  





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"Battle"

Black Ink, Watercolor

27" X 13.5"
(68.5cm X 34.3cm)

On Washi Paper




Yesterday was my Etegami group session.

This was our last session before our exhibition at the
International Salon annual party/get together at
Fuchu Lumiere, on Sat., Nov. 15th.

Every year I attend, and partipate in some capacity...

This year I will focus mainly on my Etegami/ Japanese Calligraphy exhibition,
with big thanks to my helpful group-mates, and our group leader, Hamada-sensei.

Since this is the last piece to be displayed for 2014,
I've created this personal statement
about my experience with the drug Prednisone.

For the past 3 and a half months,
I have been on it; although now to a fading, lesser degree...

Everyone close to me, has been supportive,
and yet, I have found the experience best described
with the kanji characters for "Kodoku"...

Painting sometimes says what words can't...





Till Next Time...




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8:50 AM

Friday, October 03, 2014  





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"Follow"

Black Ink, Watercolor

19.5" X 13.5"
(49.5cm X 34.3cm)

On Washi Paper




Today was my Etegami group session.

I had no ideas, for a subject,
I felt no inclinations, at all...

But then our leader, Hamada-sensei,
cut these berry-vines, and laid them out...

The challenge presented itself...

I just "followed" the colors, the tangling vines,
the shapes of the berry clusters; like small explosions,
and went to where it took me...

Painting is sometimes like problem solving, for me-

The challenge is to allow the answer to present itself...





Till Next Time...




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