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Meladramas
 
Friday, June 09, 2017  




Pamela MacCarthy artwork 2017

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“ Hydrangea, In Rain (Ame)… ”

Black Ink, Watercolor

37.8 cm X 28 cm
14.5” X 11”

On Washi Paper




It was my monthly Etegami session, today…
I chose the dark pink Hydrangea,
with kanji calligraphy for "Ame".

Thanks to Shindo-san for teaching me the kanji…









“Sit Down Beside Me”



Patrick Watson






Till Next Time...




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3:37 PM

Friday, October 07, 2016  





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“ Juicy ”
(Mizu Mizunashi)



Black Ink, Watercolor

on

Washi Paper

14” X 13”

(35.5 X 33 cm)




Today was my first Etegami session,
since the Summer break…

It was nice to see everyone once again.
Hamada-sensei assisted me with today’s Kanji/calligraphy,
for juicy;
“mizu-mizunashi”…











“Twelve Moons; (Part one: Winter-Summer, Part two: Summer-Winter)”

Jan Garbarek Group

From The CD

Twelve Moons






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2:19 PM

Friday, May 13, 2016  





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“ Delicious ”

Oishii

Black Ink, Watercolor
on
Washi Paper

15 X 10 inches
( 38 cm X 25.4 cm )




Today was my monthly Etegami/ Calligraphy session.

Bing cherries are now in season in Japan,
here they are called “American Cherry”...

I've been eating these almost everyday, and decided they would make a great subject, for today’s painting.

Hamada-sensei helped me with today's calligraphy/kanji for “Oishii” (delicious)
“ 美味しい, ” meaning “Beautiful Taste”.

It was a good session, today...

My show at SOMETIME, is one week away...





Till Next Time...




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3:15 PM

Friday, April 15, 2016  





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“ Gratitude… ”
(Kansha)

Black Ink, Watercolor
on
Washi Paper

11 X 9.5 inches
( 28 cm X 24 cm )




Today was my monthly Etegami/ Calligraphy session, with my group.

I chose a clump of wild violets, with leaves, as my subject…

Hamada-sensei helped me with my calligraphy/kanji ; “ 感謝 ” (Kansha),
meaning “With Appreciation”.

Also, one of our members had 2 special guests join our group for today;
her elderly parents, visiting from Shanghai, China!

It was a good session...



Sending my best wishes for the people of Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan,
after a 6.4 earthquake, last night…



The leaves are out, Winter is officially done!





Till Next Time...




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3:47 PM

Friday, March 18, 2016  





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“ Kaori ”



Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard




Today was my monthly Etegami session.

I chose the sweet-smelling Jinchoge,
(in English, the “Sweet Daphne”,) as my subject…

Hamada-sensei helped me with the beautiful calligraphy for the kanji “Kaori” ( perfume, scent…)

I took 3 small branches home, to put in a vase, on my desk,
the scent is intoxicating…





Till Next Time...




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3:59 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

Friday, February 05, 2016  





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“ Red, Awaken… ”

Black Ink, Watercolor
on
Washi Paper

13.5 X 12.5 inches
( 34.7 cm X 31.7 cm )




Today was my Etegami/ Calligraphy session with the group.

I chose the Gloriosa (Fire Lily) as my subject…

I haven’t attended since last December,
it was a productive session…

Hamada-sensei helped me with the calligraphy/kanji (“Aka”), meaning “Red”.

It was a warm day today, after an early morning jolt;
an earthquake in the form of a strong jolt, then gone...

I'm hoping that'll be it, for awhile...

it feels like Spring is not far!





Till Next Time...




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4:08 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

Friday, April 10, 2015  





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”Dragonfruit”

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard





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”Dragonfruit, Open”

Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard




Today was my monthly Etegami session...

Thanks to Lorna, for bringing the gorgeous Dragonfruit
(from Thailand) for one of our subjects, today…





Till Next Time...




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3:44 PM

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.





Till Next Time...




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7:30 PM

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

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...









Till Next Time...




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7:30 AM

Saturday, November 08, 2014  





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"Battle"
(Kodoku)

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 a high dose it; although now I'm on a slow taper-off...

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, May 16, 2014  





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"Peony Bud"
(Matsu)
Waiting


Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Paper




Today, was my monthly Etegami session.

I missed the last session,
I was glad to see everyone again...





Till Next Time...




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3:47 PM

Saturday, December 07, 2013  





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"Winter's Beauty"


Black Ink, Watercolor

On 2 Washi Postcards




Yesterday, was my monthly Etegami session,
the last one of 2013.

I had a great session,
with thanks to Hamada-sensei,
for her kindness, and calligraphy assistance!





Till Next Time...




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7:06 AM

Saturday, October 19, 2013  





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Not Ripe Yet


Black Ink, Watercolor
49cm X 29cm
11.5" X 18.5"
On Washi Paper




Yesterday, (Friday) was my monthly Etegami sesssion.

I crawled in, after a late,
great night at BIG RIVER.

Thanks to my old friend Michael R.,
for coming out to see me!



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Photo : Mr. Wei

Michael and Me

On "Moon Street"
Higashi-Nakano
10-17-2013



Thanks to Okawa-san, owner of BIG RIVER,
Tomoya Hara, on guitar,
some new fans and my dear friend Michael for supporting me...

It was a fantabulous night,
and the music was recorded...

I'll be at BIG RIVER again,
with 原 とも也 Tomoya Hara,
on January 29th, Wed.





Till Next Time...




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2:37 PM

Saturday, November 03, 2012  




Yesterday was our monthly Etegami session...



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"Chrysanthemums"
"Kaori"
(Fragrance)

Ink, Watercolor

26.5" x 13.5"

67.3 cm x 34.29 cm

On Washi Paper






Till Next Time...








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8:30 AM

Friday, September 14, 2012  




For today's Etegami session,
a single stem of yellow Oncidium orchids
caught my eye...

Together with the color-compliment of a sapphire-blue glass vase,
I created this poster-sized work :






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"Dancing"

( Mae )

Black Ink/ Watercolor
on
Washi

52 x 35 cm.
( 21 x 14 in.)






Till Next Time...







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5:54 PM

Friday, December 02, 2011  





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"THIS IS THIS... THAT IS THAT..."

December 1st - 31st, 2011




The show went up smoothly...
You have to see it!

My Opening Party/ Live Jazz is one week from tonight, 12/9, Friday.

Thanks to my son, Michio, for all his assistance;
from his translation work, to the actual set-up.

His part in this helped make it a success!

Thanks to my dear friend Hiroshi Yamamoto,
for his printing assistance.

Thanks to Mr. Koda,
my long time friend as well as the proprietor of "J",
for inviting me once again
to show my work.

This is my 7th Exhibition, at Jazz Spot / Gallery "J".




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Me and Michio @ "J"
After Setting Up
"THIS IS THIS... THAT IS THAT..."
12-1-2011




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Mr. Koda and Pamela MacCarthy @ "J"
After Setting Up
"THIS IS THIS... THAT IS THAT..."
12-1-2011




The "This" is 12 Digital Art Prints,
the "That" is a Black Ink, & Watercolor, Japanese Calligraphy piece...

I want to thank my Etegami/Calligraphy sensei; Hamada-san,
for her monthly Etegami/Calligraphy sessions;
I have been participating for 5 years, now...

And thanks to my fellow Etegami group-mates,
for their friendship and inspiration...



I hope to see you
@ Jazz Spot "J"
on the 9th, December, Friday!




'Till Next Time...






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