I am not terribly sentimental, but I have saved two beautiful Christmas cards from my friend “rjj“. They feature winter scenes painted by Kawase Hasui.

Last winter, I was feeling cold, sad, and ill, and decided to do a version of one of the scenes, but in the spring. I never did finish the painting, but was pleased that I had not lost all my skill. My incomplete painting is below. It inspired me to start painting again

What inspirations have come to you from unexpected places?




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