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I received a beautiful watercolor painting made by a friend so I wanted to send her a special thank you card. This sumie painting represents my attempt at being an artist. While I lived in Japan for two years, I was fortunate to have instruction by a delightful and talented teacher, a "sensei". She said that it takes a lifetime to master the art so I was pleased to be able to accomplish what I did in just two years. Sumie appears to be very simple, but is actually very complex. The same brush stroke is practiced over and over for years and years! The haiku reads "My morning garden . . .my sunny . . .chrysanthemums . . .are sea-mist shrouded." (sampu)

 

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This is gorgeous Joyce. The painting is lovely and your card is beautiful and the Haiku perfectly descriptive and concise. I am sure your friend will treasure the card!

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Amazing card Joyce! The haiku is perfect for your beautiful painting! I am sure your friend will treasure this card! Thank you for joining the challenge!

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Joyce this is AMAZING on so many levels. Wow - your painting is so beautiful and I love your background blending... Really like your poem too and think your card will be such a wonderful gift to receive. Just lovely.

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You have succeeded in your art and poetry! They both bring great joy to me. I love this very much - a true SUMIE masterpiece. Thank for sharing this beautiful piece.

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A lovely card. The picture is beautiful. I really like the panels with different patterns & the black borders.

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I am an admirer of Japanese art, and this is magnificent! You have inspired me to try the form. Love it!

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Your talent is amazing! I agree with MariJ that this is beautiful on so many levels...your card will delight your friend!

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This is so beautiful and so different from most of your other things. I love how you blended the oriental paper into the chrysanthemums at the right and the yellow at the left—at least I ‘think’ that is how you put it together. The painting is wonderful, as is the fantastic flowing oriental text. What a lovely card this makes, and so special for a good friend.

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OH MY! This is so gorgeous! I would be thrilled to get a thank you card like this. Your haiku is lovely and goes well with your layout. The font is perfect.

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Wonderful. I don't know what else to say. I love the surprise of the offset painting, the panels of colour and the wonderful journalling.

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