Suminagashi

For several years, I’ve been experimenting with art and craft to find a means of expression. My goal was not to be good–my goal was to find something I could progress in by doing.
Poured paint didn’t work too well. Embroidery was enjoyable but stayed conventional. I started knitting, but it was more for my nerves than creativity. I did a few weird book arts projects. Not much was happening.
My daughter Isabel taught me suminagashi about eighteen months ago.At first, I couldn’t even really see the ink floating on the water, or understand it. Last summer I finally got something going–and then–breakthrough, I started working on my own. I’ve printed hundreds of sheets. I’m getting the knack.

Thanks to Isabel for making these look good, and publishing them on https://sumi-a-day.tumblr.com/

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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