I have been busy painting. A lot of my new paintings or on my Etsy site, but the more significant ones are only available from my website here.
The first official Blue Cloud Mountain shakuhachi is now up for sale on the Etsy shop along with a whole lot of “empty-mind” -inspired ink and brush paintings.
I have begun to produce “Zen” brush & ink paintings. I have flirted with the idea for many years and finally took the plunge. I am glad I did. Look for some of them here and on Etsy in the next couple of weeks.
New on Bandcamp today…
I loaded a lot of poetry from 2012-2016 in the site today.
I am not sure why I decided to record a piece this morning, before even having a second cup of coffee. But I sat down and pulled over the most convenient score. I wrote this piece in Crestone, Colorado in 2014 when on a retreat. Here I am playing one of my jinashi shakuhachi, so a lot of these elements are self-generated… then infused with my experiences with my teachers, with time, and my environment today (which is very much different from 2014). Have a listen.
I have begun posting shakuhachi for sale (not Blue Cloud Mountain, which are still in development) on the “Shakuhachi for Sale” page of this site. These are flutes that I have purchased over the past ten years and am now selling to try to make ends meet and cover legal bills. Check back for more in the future.
Recorded this on a 1.8 for a student, thought I’d share…