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Friday Night Flicks: Utamaro’s Studies From Nature

The Folio Society regularly produces special limited edition books. Tonight’s flick is about the production of something a bit out of their usual style: a five-volume facsimile edition of Kitagawa Utamaro’s Studies From Nature.     After watching the video, … Continue reading

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His Nibs

In February I posted about acquiring an Alpha lettering set from a friend. It had belonged to her late husband. She was happy to dispose of it and I was happy to get it. My friend contacted me again recently … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Kaoru Akagawa and Moyu Zhang Fan

Today’s flicks feature two calligraphers, one working from the Japanese tradition, one from the Chinese. The first video features the work of Kaoru Akagawa, who creates images using calligraphy. I would suggest watching the video twice: once for the sub-titles … Continue reading

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Happy Leopard Book Launch

It has been a busy week. I submitted an application for an exhibition at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery in Saskatoon. (This took several days, and the hardest part was cutting my C.V. to two pages. Most places let you … Continue reading

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Lots of Folding

I spent a lot of this week folding paper. I folded squares for the piece I am working on for the decade-themed exhibition.

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Friday Night Flicks: Demonstration of Arabic Script Calligraphy

Another calligraphic video this week, this time featuring the work of New York-based calligrapher Elinor Aishah Holland.     Traditionally this type of lettering would have been done with a reed pen. If you want to try making your own … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraphy

Tonight’s sensual little flick was shot by Henk Dawson and features the work of calligrapher Kathy Barker.     If you want to try some easier calligraphy this weekend, you might check out the brush pen lettering tutorial I linked … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraphy on the Beach

I have posted calligraphy videos featuring unusual tools/materials previously on Friday Night Flicks. You can find some of them here. Tonight’s video by wanderingstan features a rake as the lettering implement. (Please note: if you are prone to motion sickness, … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Four

Since combining the words origami and Zhen Xian Bao or Chinese Thread Book in my search for the ‘star’ box (flowered candy box) I have come across a number of origami versions of the Zhen Xian Bao. The earliest example … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Baikei, Wang Dongling, and Yoshinori Kikizawa

I showed you a Friday Night Flick with some large scale calligraffiti earlier this spring. Tonight’s first two flicks are examples of large scale brush work by two Asian masters of calligraphy: Baikei and Wang Dongling.       The … Continue reading

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