Saturday, August 7, 2010
I have been learning basic calligraphy for about six months and I chose to learn calligraphy despite my poor knowledge of written Chinese. What made it even more difficult was that Chinese Calligraphy is based on the writing of Traditional Chinese Characters and that was setting back my efforts in learning Chinese because I now have to deal with two different ways of writing the same characters most of the time. As time went by and as I struggled to write fluidly and beautifully like my teachers who took 15 years to master the art, I am slowly getting to enjoy my practices. It will be years before I can wield the brush as gracefully as my teachers. So, in order to spur myself on through laborious practices I am putting up my teachers' writing here to serve as the motivation for me to do better each time.