Last Thursday the choir went to a summer schedule ... meaning no Thursday night rehearsal.
I read in the Sunday bulletin that the Women's Fellowship would be holding a "Summer Coffee": "Be a Japanese Artist", Thursday at 10:30 in the library.
Mostly, because of the time it takes to
travel into town twice, I seldom take part in
I'm not sure what I expected ... maybe some ink and brush drawing ...
a craft... origami creation ... tie-dying ?
Well, when I arrived, the teacher laid out a lot of little colored pictures on two and a half by three and a half slips of paper and asked us to choose a picture.
I picked out the "Yamabuki" or Kerria because I have a bush at home in my garden and know what it looks like.
We were then given a torn-out page from a coloring book and a choice of water colors ... paint pencils ... or crayons ... and told to copy the picture on the little slip on to the printed picture on the page. (and pay 100 yen)
Hmmm ... I guess I could do that. I chose the watercolors, which was a challenge because they were only black and white and primary colors ... I was lucky by then I had selected the kerria because those primary colors were not very true.
At the left is a picture of some marigolds I painted very long ago when I was just a kid.
I painted two pictures then. The other was a rose and it hung in my parent's home for many years and now hangs in my brother's home
This one hangs in my genkan to brighten the entryway.
When I returned home and re-read the bulletin, I realized that there hadn't been any coffee.
I did get two 4x4 inch blocks completed on the trip into town and back.
I had begun this tissue box cover to go with the sample toilet paper roll cover I thought might be a good plan for teaching in Tohoku. Actually, I think the box cover is a bit too ambitious for a beginner.
Well, our house has an open tank on each toilet so there is no place to set the tissue box in the rest-room.
I took it up to my bedroom and suppose it will live there until needed in some other place.
We are now awaiting what remains of the typhoon. Passing up from the south-west I suppose much of the power will be already spent by the time it arrives.