Thursday, February 8, 2007

Chinese character, spring

This is the Chinese character for spring. In Chinese painting, people often
sign by dating only the season instead of the exact date.
Isn't it to mark your creation date by spring?

Chinese zodiac of year 2007, pig

This is the Chinese Character of pig. This year in Chinese zodiac is the year of pig. In China, we use 12 animals to represent each year. Every 12 years, there is a circle.

It starts by mouse, then boar, tigre, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog and the last pig. This year is the year of pig. From next year, we will circulate all over again.

Chinese painting brush for dying fabric

Chinese painting brush can be used with dyes. Actually it is the best brush for silk painting.
This piece of silk painting is done by these brushes.

Chinese painting felt

To protect the table, I use felt.
The one at the very bottom is a sheep wool felt. The nature oil of sheep wool prevent ink from spread out.
However, the synthetic felt or old newspaper serves the same.