Daily Archives: December 27, 2017
Progress with My Chinese Calligraphy
Have been learning Chinese calligraphy for almost five years now.
Prior to taking lessons, I knew nothing about the art nor the technique.
As always, I tried to do the minimum, which means every week I only wrote one piece to satisfy the homework requirement and hand it for the teacher’s critique.
Calligraphy requires a great deal of practicing to perfect it and also a lot of concentration and peacefulness when writing.
In the last three years, I loose that concentration and peacefulness as I was fighting alongside my mom in her battle against cancer.
That courageous battle is now lost. I am now slowly regaining that concentration and I am having a new teacher who is patient and kind to me.
The piece I am showing is an imitation of a calligraphy piece of the Ming Dynasty.
The characters have a flowing cursive style; letters are jam packed together.
This method of presentation is known as ” random stones scattered on a pavement”.