Monday, September 16, 2013

Day 417: Happy Birthday Sensei!

Demura Sensei's birthday was September 15th.
He celebrated it at the hombu dojo.

This isn't him celebrating, but it is ...
one of my favorite photos from a few years back.
Anybody remember stomach walks?

I have lots of favorites ...

by me  in 2000
but I woke up with this crazy idea that I would do a 
portrait canvas for Sensei today.

So I pulled up a photo, cropped to a square ...

sketched it into my journal from the screen ...

stared at the canvas and got scared. Blank canvas fear!

Now this was when I almost gave up.
So I ate lunch and came back to it.

I honestly tried to channel David Choe.
But I think he was on vacation.

Then I started to see Demura Sensei ...

What do you give the man who has everything?
 I wish this was better ... but as a 40 year student
I know Demura Sensei has great patience.
Happy Birthday Sensei!

Also, if you haven't seen the short 4 minute video trailer about the upcoming documentary movie, 
The Real Miyagi, (it's had over a million hits, and they are hoping it will hit 2,000,000) you can view it at: and maybe pass it on to others?

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