Our sumi-e group, Hisshin (Spirit of the Brush) is one of my favorite art groups. It’s a small community who simply get together to paint. Each month one of the group does a presentation to teach us how to paint a particular subject. Today it was Poinsettias and I think I did pretty well. Sumi-e has been a struggle for me, but I still enjoy it very much. I thought I’d have a leg up since I am a watercolor artist. It’s a whole different animal though. The brushes and paper behave totally differently!