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Paint me a butterfly! :) [Nov. 27th, 2005|06:59 pm]
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Indian-miniature painters of the Kangra school used brushes so fine that they were sometimes made of a single hair. A painter of Indian miniatures would often apprentice for ten years before he was allowed to pick up a brush. The colors used by this school of artists were made of such strange substances as crushed beetles, ground laps lazuli and blood.
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2005-11-27 04:55 pm (UTC)
i bet that took forever...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-27 05:18 pm (UTC)
I imagine!
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2005-11-27 04:57 pm (UTC)
i collect georgian miniatures
they are fascinating
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-29 01:24 pm (UTC)
My computer never sent me this messsage. Grr. Anyhow:

Awesome!!! Can you take digital pictures of them so we can see what they look like?
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[User Picture]From: dogmeatnyc
2005-11-27 05:25 pm (UTC)
ack
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-27 06:53 pm (UTC)
What are you acking about, dear?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-28 04:55 am (UTC)
I'm sure. I should really look for a picture of one.
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[User Picture]From: sasaroll
2005-11-27 06:52 pm (UTC)

cool!

what a cool way to use up our time! they must look really cool, and take tons of time! :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-29 07:22 am (UTC)

Re: cool!

I'm sure they're gorgeous. I'm really intrigued now.
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[User Picture]From: realkatharine4u
2005-11-27 07:00 pm (UTC)
the indians got it right, everything in miniature is better... mini dogs, mini hamburgers, mini bottles of water, mini phones, mini cameras ect.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-29 07:25 am (UTC)
I don't know about that. :) I love huuuuge bottles of water.
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[User Picture]From: embe11ished
2005-11-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
What do you suppose the apprentices did for ten years? And how long would it take them to actually learn how to paint after they were allowed a brush?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-29 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's a good question. Maybe they got to practice brush strokes? And mixing up the ingredients to make each color perfect?

And aaaages. Has to be.
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[User Picture]From: dogmeatnyc
2005-11-28 02:14 am (UTC)
*whistle*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-29 07:30 am (UTC)
Are you whistling at me cause I'm so hot?
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-11-28 08:01 am (UTC)
wow, thats intense
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-11-28 08:01 am (UTC)
also not a a good idea for a reality TV show :P
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-11-28 10:10 am (UTC)

Cool.

Art is so cool :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-29 07:37 am (UTC)

Re: Cool.

It really is. :)
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