What happened? February has turned into May and I'm just now diving into the selfie project. The stars did not align, and I did not make time to get things going, as I had planned. So rather than continuing to delay work on the first word, Kukelure, I decided to skip ahead and work on the next word, Ganbaru. And if you've found yourself here and you don't know what I'm talking about, check out this blog post to read about the series I'm starting.
Ganbaru (頑張る lit., stand firm), is a ubiquitous Japanese word which roughly means to slog on tenaciously through tough times.
The drawing above is charcoal and pastel on handmade paper created at my papermaking studio, Pulp & Deckle. It measures approx. 36" x 36" in size.
Hopefully now that I've started working on this series I'll have more momentum to keep it rolling. Stay tuned for the next word I'll be using so you can send me your corresponding selfies.
Jenn grew up in East Texas and Houston, lived in New England (NY and Boston) and made her way to the Pacific NW, where she feels at home. She is a small business owner of the papermaking studio, Pulp & Deckle. She is an artist, educator, maker, thinker and doer.