'Fake Journal' entry created
first with pencil sketch, then
painted in gouache.
Transcript of the above:
The Way of Tea exemplifies elegant
simplicity...beauty need not require opulence.
But the Way of Tea has become rigid ceremony...
Strict adherence to reality is not required.
Asymmetry is beauty. Omitting background
details is quite permissible to give the subject
prominence. The rhythm and variety of
negative space enrich the composition.
Why not simplify the subject to its essence?