She said the Chinese and Japanese have completely different ideas about how to approach the brush, so the best idea is to hop over to the library and get different ideas:
The new project she’s working on is really interesting: it’s mixed media/collage, but it reads like a comic.
I was so glad to hear from her, because I’ve been so busy with the book, I’ve yet to hop over to acornplanet.com and buy a sumi-e set. And since I do so much work on the computer, I’ve been looking for something a bit more organic to do in the morning, something to get me loosened up for the book work. And I think the “mysterious horseback experience of riding a brush around a page” (Lynda’s words) is just what I need.