Tuesday, October 4, 2016

brush

Carpe Diem #1071 brush (zen-calligraphy)

Once upon a time .... painting and calligraphy seemed like a good hobby.  To achieve the desired results required preparation of the paint.  Mixing colors or possibly a thinning agent for the right consistency.  The loading of the brush was just as critical.  Too little and the continuous stroke could not be completed.  Too much and the result was more of a blob than the desired swirl or dot.  The angle of the hand and the right brush for the task.  So much to think about and consider!  Never the desired result.  If only one had just let go ....

on rice paper
color ladened bristles
happily dancing

©  petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI

6 comments:

  1. Luv line 3 of your haiku very much, the artist must love what he is doing
    Thanks for dropping in to read mine

    much love...

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  2. Calligraphy is a kind of dance ... ink and brush entwined to create beauty.

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    1. Yes, brush on paper, wood, canvas is certainly like a dance. The feeling of getting the brush loaded correctly and the movement on the medium is blissful.

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  3. I struggled with calligraphy too, alas ...!

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    1. Well, I used a pen not a brush. Still pretty difficult. In my profession of working on the artwork used to image circuit boards, I used a brush for touch up work. Precise movements to add .001 inch to the width of a circuit. Exacto knives were used to do the opposite, removing microscopic particles. Yes, I did this while looking through a bifocal microscope. Great job for an OCD person like myself!

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