Saturday, May 1, 2010

Chinese Calligraphy

I am now learning how to write Chinese characters following the "Kai" Style of writing to enhance my appreciation of the Chinese language. With proper guidance, I am able to hold a Chinese brush and work towards perfecting each of the eight basic strokes in Chinese calligraphy. Watching my teachers effortless wielding of the brush each time leaving behind beautiful fluid and lively characters on the paper, I am always inspired to practise. Alas, I often end up going to class with characters written an hour before or sometimes doing my homework in class. My teachers are very patient and encouraging circling strokes executed correctly and putting stars next to strokes that they felt were good. These are samples of my practice writing last week.