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Cohousing page updated

I’ve updated the design and expanded the text on the Cohousing page to give more details of a beautiful cohousing community concept. In addition to being a wonderful place for its residents, it could also serve the larger community in … Continue reading

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Factitious Horn

Around the end of November 2016 I decided I wanted a factitious horn as a practice tool for my cornetto. So I assembled the instrument shown here: an 1.5 foot nicely conical funnel and 11.5 feet of plastic tube, this … Continue reading

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2018 showpiece announcement

It’s official: I plan to have a piece in the 2018 Friends of Calligraphy summer show. Although it’s admittedly another 17 months before the piece is due, I expect its complexity and difficulty shall have merited an early start. The … Continue reading

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Cornetto playing

In late-June 2016 I started learning to play the cornetto. So there’s a new page on my web site (‘Music‘) where you can follow my slow learning in my online journal. So my printmaking hobby has kind of shifted to … Continue reading

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Materials for woodblock print project

One forthcoming piece of Buddhist calligraphy will be Dhammapada 204 printed from a true woodcut.  The Dhammapada is part of the Pāli Canon & is a collection of verses on various themes. It’s full of pithy material and many verses … Continue reading

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Update: calligraphy woodblock

The past couple days I carved a small sample woodcut (from birch plywood). It was not difficult, just time-consuming at approx. 40 minutes per rotunda gothic letter. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that thin curved lines are actually not … Continue reading

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Another calligraphy print soon?

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 … Continue reading

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