Exploring Chinese Calligraphy (+ a giveaway)
In Chinese culture, writing is a sacred art form. School children are taught to regard calligraphy with reverence, and are encouraged to practice it only during moments of calm and tranquility.
- Barbara Aria, The Spirit of the Chinese Character
There is something very relaxing about the act of practicing and learning Chinese characters. We love using our Buddha Board to explore, practice, and discover new characters. One of our favorites is the symbol for virtue, which combines modified versions of the characters for foot, true, and heart—relaying the meaning, follow the path of your true heart.
Even Watching is Mesmerizing…
We are also enjoying this lovely Chinese Writing Kit by Wu and Wu. It provides stencils of Chinese characters along with a sweet collection of writing supplies. It is been fun incorporating our new discovervies into our handmade cards and artwork.
We just happen to have a few extra Chinese Writing Kits to giveaway to Playful Learning readers! Please leave a comment below to enter. Three winners will be selected and announced here on Monday morning, June 11. Congratulations to Jaclyn, Monique, and Mindy!
Books to Inspire…
- My Little Book of Chinese Words by Catherine Louis
- Liu and the Bird: A Journey in Chinese Calligraphy by Catherine Lious
- The Nature of the Chinese Character by Barbara Aria
- The Spirit of the Chinese Character by Barbara Aria with Russel Eng Gon
- Chinese Calligraphy (by children for children)
- Learning Chinese Writing Symbols
- Chinese for Kids
- What’s Your Favorite Animal?