Small dog running through the woods
Is joy in motion.
Dogs know how to take joy in the simple pleasures of life—the exhilaration of freedom when they are allowed off-leash, the rush of speed as they run full out, the myriad scents and sounds of the forest. Send this simple, gestural image to your dog lover friend to share that experience of pure joy.
I wrote this haiku and then painted the piece with sumi ink and watercolor on rice paper. This piece is from my series, Haiku for Dog Lovers, which reflects the humor and Zen wisdom I find in living with dogs. You can see more on my website: http://www.makinostudios.com
The photos above show the image, a detail of the image, and a closeup of my personal seal. The last photos show me at work with my Japanese ink stone, ink stick, bamboo brushes and rice paper.
This is an 11x14 inch digital print, professionally printed on an HP Indigo press that produces offset-quality reproductions. Prints are made using fade-resistant ink on acid-free paper from a supplier that is certified to be 100% carbon-neutral. I individually sign each print and stamp it in red with a personal Chinese seal bearing my name. It will fit in a standard 11x14 mat or frame.
This piece is packaged flat with a piece of mat board in a self-sealing cellophane bag; a flyer describing my work is enclosed. It ships first class in a sturdy photo mailer.
This image is also available as a 5x7 print or blank greeting card.