Good Morning Sunshine! In The Studio.

This Shibui is one of my favorites, another slow one, they can be intense to work, there is a lot to them, to layer and make work. The upper right corner for example. This is a full sheet of Reeves BFK. The foundation is Black India Ink. At this point I continue to layer the green field behind. I do want to leave some of the tan of the paper. The splatter on the left side have taken a while to solve, since this photo was taken I have resolved it with purples, so it has finally “become”.

This is the latest version of this image. Notice what a viewer sees first, then what is seen secondarily, and then up close. Shibui draw a viewer in. It is about what a viewer will or can find. As well as the creative process.

With a Shibui it is OK that not everything is anchored or is complete. That is part of what a Shibui is.

I love the sleepy snail.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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