I knew February 14th would arrive before my Day 13 painting was finished, so I wanted it to be something special for my Valentine. While it bears significance for my hubby and me, this project also gave me a lot of practice in moving from dark to light with each of the colors.
I created a heart stencil from a scrap piece of paper so I could easily make all the hearts look the same. After penciling them in place, I went over with the 0.3 Micron. I then colored around the edges of each heart with almost all the colors in my set (brown and white were not used). Then I penciled the words onto the hearts. I inked a few of the words in on the bookmark, then held off on the rest when I remembered that the ink would smear with the application of water. Sure enough, it smeared, but not too much. Even so, I’m glad I saved all the rest of the inking for after the paint had dried. Finally, I penciled and then inked the message in the center, without bothering to draw lines first. For the center message I used both 0.3 and 0.8 Micron pens. I wish I had other colors besides black. Well, I have white, but that wouldn’t work here. 🙂
This time I did try for a nice gradual transition from the darker edges to the lighter center, and several of them turned out just as I had hoped. But the most fun came from anticipating how my husband will react when he sees it tomorrow (or should I say, later on today)….
Song of Solomon 5:16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend….
Twice I have been blessed
For you are my beloved
And you are my friend
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A Katauta is a 3-lined Japanese love poem with 17-19 syllables.
The syllabic count is generally 5-7-5 or 5-7-7.
It is considered only half a poem, but two Katautas form a Sedoka.
What’s the difference between a Katauta, a Senryu, and a Haiku?
All 3 of these forms have the same syllabic structure; the difference is the theme.
Haiku is about nature.
Senryu is about human nature.
Katauta is about love.