Strive to make the temporary feeling of a beginner permanent.

Chinese lantern

Physalis with withered Chinese lantern, 2016

Hagaki 2017

Chinese lantern, hoozuki, ほおずき, 酸漿, 2017

Hagaki 2016

Chinese lantern, 2016

via Photo Challenge: Temporary

Every Monday is zen Monday. This week with a bonus photo. I started Japanese ink painting about a year ago, and decided to compare two postcards a year apart with the same topic. Funny how the composition looks almost exactly the same even though I hadn’t looked at the 2016 postcard in months. Even though the technique has evolved, I find myself focusing on each and every area where I could improve further the next time around. And, despite all the shortcomings, I am still as happy with the outcome today and with that first outcome a year ago. Until next week.