I’ve been staying up pretty late, one of my habits I enjoy doing. What I haven’t done in a while is paint late at night. This painting “Tea Ceremony” was an example of late-night inspiration. I’m still way inspired to paint subjects from my trip to Kyoto, Japan last year. One of the highlights was a tea ceremony. They give you matcha tea, which is the highest form of green tea and also the tastiest. You are given wafers to sweeten the experience too. And there was a rice cooker nearby, in which I put in the painting because I like the red color that is like an invitation to join the ceremony.

So have you gone to any special ceremonies that were meaningful in your life?