Lately I’ve started to consider doing another Buddhist calligraphy print. Inspired by some of the very impressive work of the 15th century woodblock carvers, the idea of doing it as a true woodblock has great appeal! This seems especially appropriate since the earliest dated printed book was a Chinese print of the Diamond Sutra done from woodblocks.
Not feeling quite up to the challenge of doing a woodcut relief print in a pointed-pen style, the plan is to use one of the broad-edge pen hands.
Being a first attempt at wood carving, the content will probably be something pretty simple, maybe the 7 factors of awakening, or 8-fold path items, or a bit from the Dhammapada. I do want to include at least a little flourish- or scroll-work however. Much as I like Latin, this one seems better suited to Pāli.
As with all my Buddhist calligraphy pieces, this work will be for free distribution.