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Saturday Color Challenge


Saturday Color Challenge

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!
    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!
    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.
    This page is a piece of art.
    Your card is definitely a piece of art. You should really enlarge it and print and frame it. It is beautiful.
    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.
    A lovely card. The picture is beautiful. I really like the panels with different patterns & the black borders.
    Lovely card. I love the black with the yellow.
    I am an admirer of Japanese art, and this is magnificent! You have inspired me to try the form. Love it!
    Your talent is amazing! I agree with MariJ that this is beautiful on so many levels...your card will delight your friend!