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Season's Greetings - Blair Thomson

Season’s Greetings🎄

We hope you are keeping well and settling down for the winter break. Here is our Season’s Greetings card, an abstracted view (actually a few viewpoints brought together in one piece) made in the Dundee Botanical Gardens using pens, ink and pencil on calligraphy board.… Read More »Season’s Greetings🎄

Experiments outside with Suibokuga Japanese landscape painting with Margaret Kerr

Experiments outside with Suibokuga Japanese landscape painting with Margaret Kerr

Margaret and Blair walked to the river North of Lenzie and found a sheltered peaceful spot next to a small weir, ideal for setting up for Suibokuga 水墨画 water and ink landscape painting. We used 顔彩 gansai paint sets with fude brushes and cut bamboo… Read More »Experiments outside with Suibokuga Japanese landscape painting with Margaret Kerr

October Japanese themed groups ?

We are having some Japanese themed groups this October.One is “Cloudbrush, Treebrush” with Margaret Kerr, on Sunday 20th October from 10.30am – 4.30pm in the open countryside of Lenzie. Combining Japanese calligraphy and meditation, we will explore the relationship between clouds, water and the character… Read More »October Japanese themed groups ?

Being with the season changing – Autumn into Winter

Being with the season changing – Autumn into Winter

It was a peaceful journey to Lenzie along the quiet paths and roads. When we arrived we found inspiring examples by Margaret of ink markmaking using a branch or twig from each of the varied types of trees in the grounds. Birch, Plum, Alder, Rowan,… Read More »Being with the season changing – Autumn into Winter

Meditation and calm at Brushing Fire

Meditation and calm at Brushing Fire

We started the day at Lenzie with a chat about the shared cultural connections around the five elements, particularly through the Himalayan area, from India, Tibet to China and Japan. We looked at the variety of meanings as well as the different approaches of the… Read More »Meditation and calm at Brushing Fire

Drawing Trees day at Lenzie

Drawing Trees day at Lenzie

It was a peaceful yet creative day led by Margaret and Blair, with a super group of folk who enjoyed getting to know the trees and forest. We began small in the morning with some relaxed doodly pieces followed by a mindful visual exploration of… Read More »Drawing Trees day at Lenzie

Skybrush Earthbrush

Skybrush Earthbrush

It was super to be asked by Margaret Kerr to her inspiring place in Lenzie to work with her on this one day retreat combining meditation, outdoor walking and mindful practice with Shodo calligraphy. We began the day with a chat about the theme –… Read More »Skybrush Earthbrush