Foods have a special significance during Chinese New Year because of the way the Chinese word for it sounds. The Cantonese word for lettuce sounds like rising fortune, it is common to serve a lettuce wrap filled with other lucky food. Tangerines and oranges are passed out during Chinese New Year as the words for tangerine and orange sound like luck and wealth.
Slow Art relates to creating art in a slow way. This practice is about being mindful of detail, valuing the history inherent in re-usable materials, putting time into creating small items. The practice encourages the maker to be naturally meditative as they create. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_Movement
Early in the morning I decided to write some thank you notes.
Why not make original drawings of items bought at the Farmer’s Market the day before?
While propping them up on the table to review, the sun came up – gorgeous light!
I ran to get my camera. Here is the result.
A very productive day and it was only 7 o’clock in the morning.
I kept a dozen drawings with the thought of printing notecards.
Maybe they are the beginning of an Artist’s Book.
Where shall I get them printed?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.