Donate Button

$

You have chosen to donate $10 once.

Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $10 One Time

Calligraphy

f10-practice-sheet-with-circles-by-her-calligraphy

Would You Show Your Calligraphy Mistakes for an Exhibition?

By Rona Conti / 02/10/2015 / 0 Comments

What is the meaning of the color red in various cultures? What comes to your mind first? Red as celebratory in China, red for a 60th birthday in Japan and your second childhood, a red light meaning stop immediately or the dreaded X in red in Western cultures meaning incorrect on schoolwork? You must be…

Read More

How to Design the Perfect Calligraphy Tattoo?

By Dave Gosine / 09/07/2015 / 0 Comments

Most people get ink (tattooed) to identify a specific time or event in their life or a significant aspect of themselves. This can be a simple symbol, words, or a detailed design based on something with meaning. For an English speaker, tattooing using English words isn’t that interesting or creative, so people look for different…

Read More
Beyond-Calligraphy_fig-12

What do Calligraphy, Handmade Paper and Rejection have in Common?

By Rona Conti / 05/06/2015 / 0 Comments

All artists need to become skilled in accepting the many ways of rejection, from form letters to “we had so many high quality applicants, unfortunately you were not selected etc.” Some offer encouragement which is appreciated. Whatever the reason for not being accepted into an exhibition or a gallery or when there is a likely…

Read More
BC-5-Tips-on-how-to-make-your-Calligraphy-Sell-2

5 Tips On How To Make Your Calligraphy Sell

By Dave Gosine / 10/02/2015 / 0 Comments

Everyone has had a portrait taken of themselves sometime in their life. For most people it starts with that cute baby picture, then the school photos, your wedding day and then your family photos. Rinse and repeat the process. What is the common thing in all those portraits, other than you being in the photo?…

Read More
shihan-courtesy-of-orlando-dassenvale-roldan

What is Shihan and is Ranking Important in Calligraphy?

By Rona Conti / 15/01/2015 / 0 Comments

The title Shihan is conferred upon people who have reached the level of mastery in calligraphy which certifies them to teach. There is much confusion about this title for many reasons including that the title is used in Japanese martial arts as an honorific for expert or senior instructors. The renowned online dictionary by Jim…

Read More
beyondcalligraphy-can-you-solve-this-calligraphy

Can you solve this Calligraphy?

By Dave Gosine / 05/09/2014 / 0 Comments

One of our reads asked for help in reading their scroll. The scroll is written on wood, measuring is 200L x 38.5cm. We have asked a few Calligraphy people in Japan, but still awaiting their answers. In the meantime, permission has been given for us to ask for the community in helping to solve this…

Read More
beyond_calligraphy_workshop_neigetsu

書道 と創造性〜人は書道から何を学んでいるのか〜

By Neigetsu / 11/08/2014 / 0 Comments

書道 を志したのは遅い. 大学で教育を学んでいた頃, 日本では不登校の子どもたちが年々増える中,

Read More
figure-1-your-calligraphy-is-weak-wm

Your Calligraphy is Weak!!!

By Dave Gosine / 10/07/2014 / 0 Comments

I remember when I first started to visit Calligraphy exhibitions with a friend, he would always comment on every piece of calligraphy that we looked at together. Unless there was a ribbon which meant that it had won an award from the organization or it was done by a teacher, he would say, “The calligraphy…

Read More
calligraphy-and-shadows-final

Shadow Photography and Calligraphy

By Ikuko Fujisawa / 19/02/2014 / 2 Comments

Shadows began to intrigue me more than 20 years ago when I, someone fascinated by calligraphy and the color of ink, moved from my beloved Japan to Australia. In a southern country whose language was different from mine, I was struck less by that difference than by the contrast of Australia’s drier air and clear…

Read More
calligraphy-and-shadows-final

Shadow Photography and Calligraphy

By Ikuko Fujisawa / 02/12/2013 / 0 Comments

いつからだろう、影を見つめるようになったのは?書と墨の色に魅了され、日本を愛していた私が、南半球の国、オーストラリアに移住したのは20数年前。

Read More
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!