NIGHT 470 – AL-HAJJAJ AND THE PIOUS MAN

Woke up to this – I have never seen these before in my life! – long thin icicles!! Imagining stalactites and stalagmites in my cave of wonders… “It was a miracle of rare device,
A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice!” – Coleridge, Kubla Khan poem that inspired my 7-year project with my husband @patrikprazmari
He grew up with cold weather and icicles so to him is nothing special… to me they are AMAZING! Frozen water spectacular
#icicles #london #cold #unbelievable #winter #caveofwonders #wow #stalactites #stalagmites #coleridge #inxanadu #cavesofice #kublakhan #patrikprazmari #vaishaliprazmari #husbandandwifeteam

NIGHT 469 – THE PIOUS ISRAELITE AND HIS WIFE

Happy 2021, baby!
Baby rattle painting in progress based on an ancient Chinese ivory design of baby rattles
Also scroll to see flooding demonstration with the Water brush
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#baby #rattle #ivory #carved #newpainting #workinprogress #art #fineart #artistsofinstagram #artcollectorsofig #londonartist #miniatureartist #theperfectbrush #vaishaliprazmari #miniaturepainting #waterbrush #watercolours

NIGHT 468 – THE PIOUS BLACK SLAVE

2021
ParentING
A parenting poem by Vaishali Prazmari
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and I set up a dollshouse
Nobody knew this, just me and my spouse
So our children can have a world they control
(And we get some time to ourselves – who knows?!)
This wonderful house is made by Plan Toys
A perfect gift not just for girls – for my boys
The idea of them immersed in their play makes me smile
Montessori recommends we Follow the Child
The Tiger Mama in me will teach them to read
Because paradise is a library indeed
Books are heavenly, and are worlds in themselves
All you need are some good sturdy shelves*
Reggio Emilia’s 100 languages approach
And the Classical one-to-one idea of a coach
There’s also the interesting angle of Steiner
I like some ideas, but declined for my minors
Homeschool, no-school, worldschool, unschool
I like flexischool, but we have a whole whirlpool
As Parenting has now become a Verb
No longer a noun, so I’m a little disturbed
I am a mother but now have to do mother-ing
I cannot just be, I must be doing a thing
Suffice it to say that despite all these which cost fees
Keep ‘em happy and healthy, and just leave ‘em be
ParentING by Vaishali Prazmari
A Work in Progress, always and forever
*also a work in progress, always and forever
Happy New Year 2021!
Interior by Patrik Prazmari
#parenting #vaishaliprazmari #mama #parent #allthechoices #justbeyourself #happynewyear #2021 #workinprogress

NIGHT 467 – THE SHIPWRECKED WOMAN

Shiny shiny
2020 highlights have been…
– A baby 👶… born in lockdown, the best thing of all that happened, GOLD
– Lockdown knots, 104
– Continuing the PhD
– Carpet Pages, online desert 🏜… the lovely Elisabeth Deane’s Lizzie Deane Watermark piece SOLD
– Zoom teaching, Ether brushes, miniature painting forum, and MORE
– Homeschool and synergy
#yearinreview #sold #carpetpages #carpetpagesgallery #theperfectbrush #vaishaliprazmaribrushes #vaishaliprazmari #vaishaliprazmariteaching #painting #art #learn #miniaturepainting #onlinecourses #online #zoom #artistsofinstagram #newcourses #january #february #2021 #dragon #goldendragon #phoenix #goldenphoenix #teaching #painteddragons

NIGHT 466 – THE JEWISH JUDGE AND HIS VIRTUOUS WIFE

December dragon 🐉
The golden dragon and phoenix locked in the eternal dance of opposites, a meeting of equals converging in a yellow sky
2021 January and February courses up now at www.vaishaliprazmariteaching.com where we paint FACES and muse on miniatures and the mystery of the evil Indo-European versus the benign Chinese dragon, among other things, in the Theory course ~
#dragon #goldendragon #phoenix #goldenphoenix #teaching #painteddragons #studiovisit #vaishaliprazmari #vaishaliprazmariteaching #painting #art #learn #miniaturepainting #onlinecourses #online #zoom #artistsofinstagram #newcourses #january #february #2021

NIGHT 464 – ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE POOR KING

Dragon fly
A little fly discovers a dragon
I feel the same way about little flies visiting my painting as I do about little children visiting my studio. I love it! Wonder what they’re thinking. I welcome the visits. Just don’t poo on my work, that’s all I ask.
(Do flies poo? Do they poo when scared? Do painted dragons scare them? Or are London flies savvy city flies? Do they appreciate art?Do their tiny little feet wandering around subtly alter my painting at a microscopic level? Are we collaborating? Also, why have I got flies in winter?)
2021 January and February courses up now at www.vaishaliprazmariteaching.com where we paint FACES and muse on miniatures and not so much flies. Although we also ponder the great and the small in the Theory course. Looking forward to all ~
#flyquestions #inxanadu #dragon #fly #teaching #musingonflies #painteddragons #goldendragon #flyvisit #studiovisit #vaishaliprazmari #vaishaliprazmariteaching #painting #art #goodmorning #getitright #learn #miniaturepainting #onlinecourses #online #zoom #artistsofinstagram #newcourses #january #february #2021

NIGHT 463 – THE ANGEL OF DEATH AND THE RICH KING, AND THE ANGEL OF DEATH AND THE KING OF THE ISRAELITES

A very special, one-off brush that can never ever be made again… a brush I made of my baby’s hair! Now he’s a preschooler he can start to use it to learn to write his name 建程 (kind of “architect of your own destiny”; build ambition/journey in Chinese). This is an ancient Chinese tradition and when they grew up they’d use their baby hair brushes for good luck in the hope of passing the notoriously difficult imperial exams. A Magic Brush indeed. I believe brushes are talismanic, and this brush is one of the most special of all.
We wrote the characters of his name in liquid gold – yes, I let him use my real 24 carat shell gold. Worth it for his name; hopefully this teaches appreciation and respect too. (Normally when we write/make up Chinese characters we use eg rice to make rice 米 or tea to make 茶, I don’t always let him use my precious art materials!) I love doing these magical, meaningful Chinese+art activities with my son.
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www.theperfectbrush.co.uk
#建程 #神笔 #magicbrush #uniquebrush #oneofakind #myson #hairbrush #babyhair #babyhairbrush #baby #chinesecharacters #Rocksbrush #Cloudsbrush #Waterbrush #Firebrush #Etherbrush #vaishaliprazmaribrushes #theperfectbrush #vaishaliprazmari #elementals #fourelements #4elements #miniaturepainting #persianminiature #mughalminiature #indianminiature #watercolour #collectibles #brushes #paintbrushes #handmade

NIGHT 461 – THE SLAVE GIRL TAWADDUD

Merry Christmas | Joyeux Noël | С Рождеством | Šťastne Veselé Vianoce | გილოცავ შობა | كریسمس مبارک | 圣诞快乐 | I don’t yet know how to say this in Arabic. 2021 inshallah will learn! | Veselé Vánoce (Czech, kind of free language if you know Slovak and vice versa) | ꔞꔻꕮꔻ ꖬꕎ ꘃ (there is a language called Vai! Spoken in Liberia and Sierra Leone!
Photo taken by Jumpei Kinoshita
#alloftheabove #humanfamily #family