The Lab Desks

The Lab Desks

Cherry wood, hand crafted by Jon Reichert of Box Designs

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INK BOTTLES

INK BOTTLES

Custom labels designed by Randall Martin

PAINTING - Mountain Laurel

PAINTING - Mountain Laurel

NATURAL INK SAMPLES

NATURAL INK SAMPLES

THE LAB

THE LAB

DISTILLING WATER FROM LOST POND

DISTILLING WATER FROM LOST POND

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PAINTINGS

PAINTINGS

1. Meet Nature

2. Collect plant specimen

3. Make natural color ink from specimen

4. Paint nature 

Japanese Ichimatus Pattern

Japanese Ichimatus Pattern

A checkerboard pattern that existed as a woven pattern from ancient times. It was also seen in the clothing of the clan of the Kofun period and in the textiles of Horyuji and Shosoin.

FLOWERING RASPBERRY

FLOWERING RASPBERRY

27 COLORS  OF MANITOGA

27 COLORS OF MANITOGA

PAINTINGS - October 2018

PAINTINGS - October 2018

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200 Year Old Oak Tree - Mary's Meadow

200 Year Old Oak Tree - Mary's Meadow

Painted plein air with inks from Mountain Laurel, Skunk Cabbage, Bloodroot

THE LAB - NOVEMBER 2018

THE LAB - NOVEMBER 2018

photo by Thomas Schmitz

TEA CEREMONY

TEA CEREMONY

November 8, 2018

Miyuki Iwamoto McKible

photo by Thomas Schmitz

TEA CEREMONY

TEA CEREMONY

November 8, 2018

Yukie Schmitz - student of Chanoyu; Miyuki Iwamoto McKible ; Kazumi Tanaka, 2018 Resident Artist

photo by Thomas Schmitz

Kyorei – 虚鈴

Kyorei – 虚鈴

Empty Bell / Empty Spirit

The piece is considered one of the most sacred of the Shakuhachi meditation compositions, some say it is over 1000 years old.

It always inspires me to see the beauty and wisdom of the past, and gives me hope and patience for the present and future. 

Wishing you all inspiration, and peace!

Zachary Skinner

TEA CEREMONY

TEA CEREMONY

November 8, 2018

TEA CEREMONY

TEA CEREMONY

November 8, 2018

Yukie Schmitz - student of Chanoyu

photo by Thomas Schmitz

TEA CEREMONY

TEA CEREMONY

November 8, 2018

The way of Omoenashi – “hospitality"

Resident Artist Kazumi Tanka serves tea to guests

TEA CEREMONY

TEA CEREMONY

November 8, 2018

Miyuki Iwamoto McKible on Dragon Rock terrace

photo by Thomas Schmitz