Ink Play (moxi 墨戲), a phrase borrowed from an ancient seal, expresses the feeling of using brush and ink. These are my idle ramblings on Chinese-style calligraphy, painting, and seal carving. No master—I’m only a simple student—but hope by sharing we may all learn together. Confucius said, “There are those who know nothing, yet can create. I’m not one of those. Enquire widely, choose the best, and follow them.”

Ink Play
Seal: The Sound of Reading

Sound of Reading

A Chinese-language seal with the characters 一吾 written in traditional style from right to left and meaning “the sound of reading.” I like to work

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Sound of Reading

A Chinese-language seal with the characters 一吾 written in traditional style from right to left and meaning “the sound of reading.” I like to work

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Inkstones

An inkstone is an essential tool in both Chinese style calligraphy and painting. But, while they’re still being made by hand in the same way

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