Calligraphy and Drawings by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco, CA, 2013
5.5 x 7.5 inches, 29 pages
The January 2016 Chronicle presents my New Year's resolution, the word "attentive." It represents my desire to be more attentive to my actions and activities in life. Each day of the book features the Kanji character for the word and on some pages also the word in English. Doing this ties with the Japanese event called Kakizome. It is an event where the first calligraphy of the year is written out and this happens on the 2nd of January. In Japan people usually write their New Year's resolution, or a character that makes them feel happy, such as dream or hope.
Being "attentive" is more of a desire for me....trying to achieve it will probably be more of a task than an expression of happiness! The pages combine the character and words with ink brush marks and the daily drawings of people in Cafe Puccini.