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Archive for July, 2007

書法 is hard

My brother got me a chinese calligraphy (書法: shÅ« fÇŽ) set for my belated birthday. The look of excitement on my face when I got it was about as genuine as it gets. I’m a huge dork for things that are antique-classy.

Calligraphy Set

I did some reading online and in the book that came with the set and decided to get started. Last night I began the meditative process of ink grinding so that I could start getting into the zone. I can’t help but think it would have been a little more meditative had someone told me in advance how much (or little, rather) water I needed to use with the ink stone.

Figure 8

Hours later, I managed to get my ink to do this: 

Ink Improvement