Thursday, January 29, 2015
Yesterday, I had the privilege of being invited to give a lecture on the display system called Gaddou to the Bonsai Club of Utah. It was a great evening and kind of long for them. I love to be able to share the information about the display side of bonsai. I think many of the club members were excited about the opportunity to do something new. Hopefully, they are invigorated to go out and create wonderful displays with the tools and information that they learned.
I was very impressed with some of the bonsai brought to the meeting. It probably would have been better to get some more hands on experience with setting up displays, but the foundation and knowledge is in place for them to make the outlines.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
I wanted to do this scroll in a very simple yet elegant fashion. So I did this in the Fukuro Hyougu style. It has Red Suji of 1.5 bun surrounding the entire artwork. I used a Navy cloth and Navy Hanging string. It is completed with a plastic ivory jikusaki.
I think it turned out very simple, yet refined. Perhaps a reminder of the life of a Buddhist practitioner.
Scroll Dimensions as follows.
|Name in Kanji||Name in English||Size in Bun||Size in Inches|