Years ago I carved seals, which helped me pay the rent.
Obviously seal script continues to intrigue me.
My own calligraphy isn't exceptional.
Caffeinated beverages are a more decisive marking on my life. Pretty much from my early adolescence till the present I've been fully caffeinated, and every single day includes both coffee and tea. I'm mostly low-level high as a kite all the time.
Lunch today was late-ish, and included tea.
There will be coffee later.
Black tea with sweetened condensed milk. It fuels a man for going up on rickety bamboo twenty storey high scaffolding in a gale, or crash landing a fighter jet in the himalayas.
And other things. A quicker picker upper, so to speak.
Visually the shadings of light and colour on a cheap crockery cup, and the rusty red hues of the beverage itself, are something that I must paint. Ovals, swirls, gradations. For me these are comfort inducing, thought inspiring.
I suspect a psychologist would have a field day with that.several briars which are now treasured possessions, often enjoyed.
The pages of this blog are littered with those pictures.
I've also ended up with around three dozen nice teapots.
For some reason I've never painted any of them.
I find this hard to explain.
Perhaps I'm hesitant about getting too stimulated.
I'm probably crazy enough already.
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