Happy New Year of the Monkey! Some of these are Japanese brush paintings on rice paper & a few are Japanese Etegami postcards to send to friends! It should be a wonderful year full of delightful Monkey antics!
JAPANESE GOOD LUCK MONKEY – Painted on an Etegami postcard.
SUMI CAT – i have been feeding a black feral cat for 7 years now & his name is Sumi Cat because he has black fur, which is like the black Sumi ink I paint with. I’ve been having fun painting Sumi cats lately.
I added 2 signature chops to each cat painting. A small one of my Sensei name, Ryu-Nan, & a large Maneki Neko stamp that my friend, Harumi, sent me from Japan. The Maneki Neko stamp is a 2″ high porcelain cat with the stamp on the bottom & is very cute. I turned these Sumi cats into lucky cats on red paper. I think they are lucky cards because I hope that anyone receiving one of these kitties would feel lucky! I also think my feral cat, Sumi Cat, would be pleased to know he inspired these cards!