C17: Day 18 – One to five

by Suw on January 18, 2017

I really enjoyed today’s calligraphy! These are the numbers 1 to 5, and I started top right and worked downwards, which just happens to be one of the directions that Chinese writing can be written in, called zongpai. I’m following the instructions on this worksheet from MIT (pdf), and tomorrow will do numerals from six to 10.

I think one of the things that is so delightful about this project is that there’s no pressure at all. I’m not doing this for a reason. I don’t have an end goal. I’m just doing it because it’s there, because I find it enjoyable. It’s been ages since I’ve been creative for the sake of it, without thinking about whether there’s something to hang on the wall at the end of it, or whether the end result is going to be good enough to give as a gift. There is something very liberating about that!!

C17 Day 18


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