Tue 24 Jun 2008
I must say, Miss Itoh Orson (I think that’s her name), is quite spectacular. Although the two hour session may have been a little excessive I learned a lot in that time. I know nothing about writing anything in Japanese, but I do know a limited amount about art. It was fun watching her perform her talent and work and be able to ask her what she thought. I knew a decent amount of thought went into calligraphy and into any work of art, but she was able to express the somewhat methodical but much more emotional approach to her expression. I noticed how exceptionally excited she was that we were interested in what she did as she brought out everything from giant brushes to multiple demonstrations and taught essentially mini workshops. It was refreshing to see someone doing what they obviously really love. Thanks again to her.