Monthly Archives: February 2016

How Many Springs? (translation)

I found another Tang dynasty poem that may be suitable as a second project for my Chinese Calligraphy students.  The first one encouraged us to climb higher to see further (i.e. work harder to achieve more), this one says, forget … Continue reading

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Session 12 Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

There is now a discrepancy between what I can offer to most of my students and what they expect to learn.  I understand their frustration.  Some of them have come to class with a fair amount of skills; they can … Continue reading

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The Strange Things that Come to Mind

One thought leads to another. Today, because I am unwell and sitting around doing nothing, I picked up the knitting needles.  I think one’s mind empties as one knits and leaves room for other thoughts to invade. I’m knitting a … Continue reading

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