Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul….Tokyo to Bronzeville

From Tokyo to Bronzeville…
Jun.. had been writing and sending me dream sketches of her  and Lefty Dizz! Some of these drawings were inspired by trips to Blues clubs where the room was loud and noisy and full of good Blues and good spirits!…And some of the sketches were created from daydreams... and spiritual encounters with Dizz.

Hi Aki,
Happy New Year! 
I was singing some Blues at karaoke ……….

I send you this drawing as the New Year Card. I dreamed that I was with Lefty at the Blues lounge last month and I couldn't stop drawing it, cos it was so moving! He was making everybody happy with his joke.

It says "He sat opposite me and whispered me something. It was so noisy there so I couldn't hear what he was saying, but it was sure that he said something wonderful. It's because he was smiling all the time. He was just like the sun. -- You really really love the Blues, Lefty."

Wish you a year filled with peace, good health and happiness. I really can't wait to meet you! 
"Paintings have a life of their own 
that derives from the painter's 
soul"……. Jun Ogasarawa
June  13, 2014…….2014年6月13日...
Finally!!!! ついに!!

After months of writing… back and forth from 
Tokyo to Bronzeville… 
and 6,360 air miles of flying… and planning and dreaming...
JunOgasarawa & the spirit of Lefty Dizz  and Aki Antonia converge…
2 go and hear the Blues in Chicago!
And so we met!    そして私たちは出会った!
  • And so we met! and laughed..and smiled and cried..and flowed as we went from the Chicago Art Institute steps to the sound of the blues… 
    at the first day of the Chicago Bluesfest! 
    Bronzeville Arts Blog Publisher and Editor Aki Antonia meets 
    Artist and Art Student Jun Ogasarawa at the Chicago Art Institute.
    Jun shows her sketch book with a happiness that is incredibly inspiring!

    Next post: 
    Off to the Bluefest....•*¨*•♫♪♪♫¸.•*¨*•♫♪*¨*•.¸
    All Photos by Aki Antonia c2014
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