My first pastel workshop in Japan

So this is one reasons why I kind of gave up carrying my DSLR and tripod with me.  🙂 One of my plans to accomplish during this trip was to do a pastel workshop for whose who had expressed interests to me since last year.

Due to the pastel drawing needs a suite of tools to do, despite the method was to use your finger(s) and rub them over the paper, it is apt to be rather bulky to carry by yourself unless you drive.

The workshop was made successful.  The participants who had never done this before, expressed their beautiful souls onto a piece of square paper to the full extent.  It is hard to tell you of how thrilling time I had with them as watching (and guiding) the whole process of the unique beautiful artwork was born out.  Japan, which has turned to rainy season, have got Hydrangea in full bloom, and I suggested them to draw Hydrangea.  Their touch and expression demonstrated during the work gave me inspiration and motivation.  🙂

I personally interpret this drawing process is quite similar to that you are meditating, which it may make you feel quite refreshing.  I am so glad that I shared those aspects with them.

Thank you beautiful souls for having me share this time with you.

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Good bye 2017

This day has come.  2017 is coming to closing.

2017 brought me various endings and beginnings, something old walked away and something new came into my life.

Early the year, I have lost my father, and a few people got out of my life as well.  It was a little tough period in the year to run through, I got a bit damage on health and mental also.

However, I got good encounters too.  I have met great people and got new friends as well.  I was struggled with making myself open toward outside (or public) my mind earlier, but I’d highlight that I have got support from someone / something regardless as to whom / that I know of.

That I have started the blog in September, is a part of the exercise to get myself open and do some output and share what I think, what I feel and so on.

Photography has been my least channel for the output to express myself through the lenses, to share the way how I see the world.  Camera and lenses were always with me like the buddy.  I threw them in Instagram.

Now I have here, this WP community as well.

I believe myself coming back finally.  I am back with stronger and resilient mind to face and handle things better.

I appreciate all of you who stopped by my blogs and even appreciate more for those who marked likes and comments to share your heart with me.

I appreciate all of you who follows me to put me in a part of your networking radar.

Wishing you all a happy 2018.  🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

I think every lives on the earth are to be transformed.  Even minerals and gems will  transformed themselves during thousand of years.

We transform too, of course.  We transform not only on the physical level but happen on the our mind and souls level too.

But I have no idea how to express it via photography.  I was thinking as chatting with yet enjoying a bit of cheese with wines.

…Cheese.

Ah yes, this is also a form of transformation.  On top, they are delicious and they make me happy.  😉

This is how I have chosen the photo below for my entry to this week’s challenge.

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