For those who are looking to start learning calligraphy, getting tools always seems like a task which is nearly impossible. Regular bookshops don't stock them and specialized stores often have too little description on products to help beginners get the correct tools. Everything you need to know about nibs is covered in this post.Read More
As a calligrapher in Singapore, I often have to meet clients to show them samples of work and to get a feel of what they like and dislike.
It is no secret that calligraphers in Singapore are a rare bunch, and it is often the first time these clients are speaking to a calligrapher. Hence, this question is bound to pop up during the first few minutes of conversation:
“I saw your beautiful work! I love it! Did you learn calligraphy yourself?”Read More
I often try to encourage students to practice calligraphy on their own. Just as often, I receive replies that "Copperplate is too difficult" or "traditional scripts are impossible".
So was learning calligraphy easy for me at the beginning?Read More
I am usually very quiet when it comes to calligraphy tools, as there is absolutely nothing wrong in experimenting with new tools such as pens, inks, paper. In general, I do not support one brand over another, and believe that all brands have their own merits.
However, an incident over the weekend changed my stance on this.Read More
Not many people know about how I started calligraphy.
This is my story.Read More
Working as a calligrapher, I often receive compliments on how beautiful my writing is, or how beautiful my ‘final piece’ is. The fact that there appears to be a distinction between "writing piece" and "final piece" always makes me ponder.Read More