NIGHT 284 – THE STORY OF THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE CLEANER AND THE LADY

8/1001

THE PRECIOUS CARGO

Latest instalment in Tarot series

For Caspian, the 1001 Nights, a thousand nights and a night of artworks, paintings and stories. A baby, then a toddler and now a child, they grow fast and this has also been encapsulated in the initial images in the series.

For Kashi, the Tarot, wrapped up during pregnancy in the 1001 Nights as a single night, a story within that story with its own rabbit warren of stories – for me the Tarot is a journey through life, from the childlike Fool travelling through the Major Arcana to eventually gain the World. Part of, not separate to, the main story, yet equally a standalone work in itself, the Tarot tangent is a kind of marginalia – justly important and without which the main story would not be as deliciously rich.

The Precious Cargo is not part of the Major Arcana. I am expanding the idea of the Major Arcana to include other archetypes and motifs. All part of the all-encompassing story of life as it unfolds just like the tales of the 1001 Nights ~

#preciouscargo #vaishaliprazmari #minorarcana #archetypes #majorarcana #tarot #stories #1001nightsphd #storywithinastory #series

NIGHT 283 – THE STORY OF THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE CLEANER AND THE LADY

The little rock becomes anthropomorphised into a lion-man (who seems to be speaking in soundcloud-style decibels… that purple biro is just me diagramming to my students what rendering looks like in close-up!)

Anthropomorphic rocks were a stylistic feature of Persian and Indian miniature painting: when the rocks were being painted, the artist would often add little faces and characters to give the rocks life and spirit. Touches of whimsy from 500 years ago. I spent much of my MA studying these, I love them!

Study sketches for students

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#anthropomorphicrocks #anthropomorphic #macro #zoom #zoomin #tracing #transferring # #rendering #shading #siyahqalam #sketching #pardaxt #pardakht #theperfectbrush #vaishaliprazmariteaching #online #vaishaliprazmari #lockdown #onlineminiaturepainting #onlineminiaturepaintingcourses #onlinelearning #miniaturepainting #persianminiature #mughalminiature #booknow #available #learnpainting #learnpaintingonline

NIGHT 282 – THE STORY OF ISHAQ IBN AL MAUSILI

Little rock

That is actually also a place name, I’ve always loved the name: Little Rock, Arkansas! Imagine being from there or living there (where do you live? I’m from Little Rock, Arkansas!)

It’s still romantic and dreamy in my imagination as I’ve never been there!

Study sketches for students

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#littlerock #arkansas #macro #zoom #zoomin #tracing #transferring # #rendering #shading #siyahqalam #sketching #pardaxt #pardakht #theperfectbrush #vaishaliprazmariteaching #online #vaishaliprazmari #lockdown #onlineminiaturepainting #onlineminiaturepaintingcourses #onlinelearning #miniaturepainting #persianminiature #mughalminiature #connect #comprehensive #booknow #available #learnpainting #learnpaintingonline

NIGHT 281 – THE STORY OF ISHAQ IBN AL MAUSILI

Family emojis

👩🏽/👩🏻👶🏽👦🏽🧓🏼/🎅🏼 There are no emojis for mixed families; myself and the kids are mixed ourselves and as usual are not represented at all, and also no emoji for my husband, who has a young face but grey hair and grey beard! Santa is the closest – sorry!

(He doesn’t look like Santa, at least not yet!)

#familyemojis #family #emojis #mixed #mixedfamily

NIGHT 280 – THE STORY OF ISHAQ IBN AL MAUSILI

Spirals – spiral stairs, DNA, 🧬 double helix, clouds and coastlines, hair growth, embryonic growth, ferns and fractals, water down a drain and waves 🌊 and rock formations and smoke spirals and even fire escape spiral stairs… spiralling back to the beginning.

The spirals of earth ⛰ air ☁️ water 💧 fire 🔥 and us🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏼‍♀️🧍🏽‍♀️🧍‍♀️🧍🏾‍♀️🧍🏿‍♀️🧍🏽🧍🏻🧍🧍🏾🧍🏼🧍🏾🧍🏿(no group emojis)

Please let me know if you would like a personal brushes post as they are getting numerous now – plus I wouldn’t want to broadcast it if is for a gift (sorry!)

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#Rocksbrush #Cloudsbrush #Waterbrush #Firebrush #vaishaliprazmaribrushes #theperfectbrush #vaishaliprazmari #elementals #fourelements #4elements #miniaturepainting #persianminiature #mughalminiature #indianminiature #watercolour #spirals #spiralstairs #antique #collectibles #brushes #paintbrushes #handmade

NIGHT 278 – THE STORY OF ABD’ALLAH IBN ABI QILABA AND IRAM CITY OF THE COLUMNS

Teaching Feng Shui 風水 风水

The wind 💨 and the water 💦

Magic water paper + water blaster + sun 🌞

To be more precise:

Magic water paper + water blaster + brush + wind + water + washing line + 2 pegs + sun but it is very very quick and easy to set up and you will have a BLAST 😂

The wind is there moving the characters. The water makes up the characters. Do you think this symbolism is lost on children? I don’t…

Plus in this hot weather 30 degrees Celsius it dries really quickly so you can do other characters eg 日and others that are easy to see from far away.

Ideally I would make these characters into kites and launch them into the sky and water blast them from there but… I’m not that good at flying kites 🪁… one day…

#oneday #chinesecharacters #chinesefun #chinesecharacterfun #easysetup #simplefun #funwithkids #learningchinese #summerfun #vaishaliprazmari #fengshui #風水 #waterplay #teachingkidschinese #风水

NIGHT 277 – THE STORY OF ABD’ALLAH IBN ABI QILABA AND IRAM CITY OF THE COLUMNS

Little green demon

Siyah Qalam goes full colour (in my version, why not…)

Study sketches for students

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#macro #zoom #zoomin #tracing #transferring # #rendering #shading #siyahqalam #sketching #pardaxt #pardakht #theperfectbrush #vaishaliprazmariteaching #online #vaishaliprazmari #lockdown #onlineminiaturepainting #onlineminiaturepaintingcourses #onlinelearning #miniaturepainting #persianminiature #mughalminiature #connect #comprehensive #booknow #available #learnpainting #learnpaintingonline

NIGHT 276 – THE STORY OF ABD’ALLAH IBN ABI QILABA AND IRAM CITY OF THE COLUMNS

Feeling hot hot hot 🌞

My secret to staying up at night and working… apart from generally having enough sleep, I love face mists. They literally wake me up – spraying water in one’s face is not the most pleasant of ideas in theory, but in practice if you use one infused with beautiful ingredients it can be a lovely pick-me-up.

The opposite of a prank joke, basically!

And… this is probably my favourite tale from the 1001 Nights: Iram the City of Columns

#facemist #kiehls #studio #afternoon #hothothot #summerishere #whoohoo #upatnight #midnightsun #sun