the book of curtains } me and rui

i dream of rui

i dream of rui

It’s so rare that I’m inspired by contemporary art these days. And when I say ‘inspired’ I mean loving a body of work so much that I’m compelled to emulate it. I’ve been following Rui Tsunoda on Twitter and fell in love with his drawings. For the past two days I’ve been fiddling around with my pencils, markers, watercolors and inks in attempt after attempt to satisfactorily create a piece as dynamic as his. I finally settled on my Book of Curtains and Abraxas inks to fully embrace Rui. I became so frustrated, however; knew that all I had to do was keep going, that it would eventually come together. It finally did when I accidentally spilled my ‘rosa rosen’ ink on my desk (and phone). There was a second of horrific disbelief followed by a wait-a-second-why-not moment. I turned my book over the spill and allowed the paper to absorb the pink ink. And it was complete.

rui's twitter page. i wish i could post some originals here, but if you have twitter, just fly on over there to check it out for yourselves (link above)

rui’s twitter page. i wish i could post some originals here, but if you have twitter, just fly on over there to check it out for yourselves (link above)

in the beginning there was peace and order

in the beginning there was peace and order

upsy daisy

then chaos. upsy daisy

voila! this book has been about letting go, in contrast to the more controlled 'months of mai' journal

voila! this book has been about letting go, in contrast to the more controlled ‘months of mai’ journal

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