windslider, January 29th '13

Bird Woman

Bird Woman

Acquired this via ebay. Not much information except the following, given by the seller.

Title : Pavel Hlavaty (CS)  “Vogel  Frau” (Bird Woman)

Image size: 140 x 70 mm – Card size: 202 x 145 mm

 

 
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windslider, January 24th '13

Whisper

Whisper

Added this into the art collection. Details uploaded.

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Articles Of Interest On Calligraphy

I am extracting sentences from articles that I had read and believe I would like coming back to.  Saving it elsewhere would just mean another lost link , gone forever.

“The first and second harmonies are being happy in spirit and free from worries and having a rested mind and body. He also states that to be able to write powerful and beautiful calligraphy, all of the five harmonies must coexist together, simultaneously. From personal experience as a calligrapher, when the mood is right, the weather is pleasant, and the Four Treasures (文房四宝, ぶんぼう しほう, bunbō shihō) are a perfect match, there is a sudden desire to write, the heart soars, and the brush glides over the paper surface like a wild dragon in clouds. An exploration of the connection of this theory to the epistles of Wang Xizhi follows. “

Source : http://beyond-calligraphy.com/2012/06/18/woi-wang_xizhi-p4/

 

” Ming dynasty (明朝, 1368 – 1644) calligraphers praised Xīzhī’s calligraphy for its elegance, style, form and sentiment, but most importantly for its grace. They often remarked that Xīzhī’s style was effortless, yet rich in spirit, charming yet not shallow. “

Source : http://beyond-calligraphy.com/2011/12/01/woi-wang_xizhi-p1/ 

 

” Emperor Tàizōng ordered that upon his death the original of the Preface to the Poems Composed at the Orchid Pavilion was to be buried with him. It was the last time this masterpiece calligraphy was ever seen. “

Source : http://beyond-calligraphy.com/2011/12/01/woi-wang_xizhi-p1/ 

 

入木三分

” Wáng Xīzhī’s powerful technique penetrated the table “three millimetres into the wood.” Today, the famous phrase 入木三分 (Chinese: rù mù sān fēn, lit. “three units into the wood”) is a common idiom used to define something powerful and profound. It also describes a calligraphy written in a forceful manner, penetrating both the paper, and the hearts of the viewer.

Source : http://beyond-calligraphy.com/2011/12/06/woi-wang_xizhi-p2/

 

Huang Yao’s unique Chinese calligraphy

“The Dictionary of Chinese Art” published in Shanghai in 1989 and Taiwan in 2001 described Huang Yao (1917 – 1987) as a contemporary Chinese artist, famous for his cartoon characters (Niu Bizi) in China, as well as his book published in 1967 on “The History of Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore”1. Huang Yao had remarked that he was by profession a journalist, by accident a cartoonist, and he painted all his life….more

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windslider, January 21st '13

The Temple Auction

Every year the temple would organise a dinner to celebrate the birthday of the temple god. This year was no exception. Maintaining and up-keeping of the temple and its activities were usually from members’ contribution and donation. Some were from Auctioning of Gifts, conducted during these dinners.

Last night I attended the dinner with Mum and an uncle, mum’s brother -in-law.  My good friend, Jasper and Karyn, together with a few business associates were also there to celebrate the occasion. In support of the temple, Karyn and I bid for a few items on offer. Here they are…

Temple Auction

 
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windslider, January 21st '13

Sun Is Out

Weathered BirdChecked my tablet weather apps and it read as cloudy. Unlike many days before, maybe even weeks or months, the sun is finally out and shining bright. Except for a couple of days when the heat was a bit unbearable, the rest of the last few months were unusually wet, with prolonged rain on many days.

The birds, which would usually go into hiding during cold and wet weather, were out looking for food. It looked like they were adapting to the changed environment, with weather conditions unlike what they were used to.  Bought some bird seeds from the nearby pet shop and left some on the balcony and at the rooftop. Saw a few of them eating away even though it was raining outside. Even the Building Painting Contractor, whose schedule was probably disrupted due to the uncertain weather, quickly set up their crane lift and started painting away.

The Sun Is Out...

windslider, January 16th '13

Gilded Ribbon

Gilded Ribbon

Added this ornament into my collection.

A gilded wooden ribbon : a vintage french barocco ornament, a salvaged furniture fragment. It looks like a ribbon bow. Had been gilded to dramatize its shape. It would make an original wall hanging or a perfect accent in a mixed media piece.

Source : France

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windslider, January 15th '13

Hulucination

Holding Hulu

Hulu 10

Building up my Hulu collection.

Diary Of Events :

Date : 13 Jan 2013 – Received the mini Hulu which was ordered earlier thru Ebay.

Date : 15 Jan 2013 Hulu 3 ( From SophinGiam of Etsy ) – I have a total of 5. Gave one to Sean. One for myself, One for Karyn, One for Ian  and put another on Andrea at the Studio. Will get for for Charles.

Date : 16 Jan 2013 Hulu 5 – Saw this at a ChinaTown Shop. Went to the wrong EYS shop at South Bridge Road. and was making my way to Chinatown Point when I came across an antique shop. Like what I saw and bought it on the spot. On the road, I saw 8 cars with pairs of repeated numbers, thats 8 Hulus for that day and 1 good looking Hulu Rosary added to my collection.

 

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