Monthly Archives: June 2016

Discipline before Art

One student in my Chinese calligraphy class asked me what new things will I teach them next term.  I said ‘nothing’ at the time; being sick and grumpy.  I am still sick and grumpy but this morning I turned my mind … Continue reading

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Party Time at End of Term

    On the last day of the Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners course, the students brought plates of food and while some were still pasting backings on their work, the party began. The reasons for backing an artwork are many … Continue reading

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I must have done something good

Hedgebrook is accepting applications for 2017 residencies. As a Writer in Residence at Hedgebrook, you stay in a cottage of your own, nestled in the idyllic woods on Whidbey Island. You join your five fellow writers in residence for dinner … Continue reading

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