I hope you are enjoying the beautiful advent time!
All Shodo workshops are done for this year.
Lots of frosty-winter calligraphy texts.
Otehon texts for December workshop in Freiburg
Thank you for attending the workshops here in Freiburg and also in Bad Säckingen.
Compliment on your mindfulness process!
From the last workshop in Bad Säckingen
Otehon: Fuyu no Tomoshibi
From the latest workshop in Freiburg
冬 : Kanji / ふゆ : Hiragana /フユ : Katakana
•Meaning : Winter, Winter season
•Pronunciations : Fuyu, Tou
•Etymology : ending + ice
冬 ; means the end of four seasons, the time when things get frozen.
冬山 / 冬月 / 冬天 / 冬至 / 冬眠
Hope you had a great summer time !!
We had the first SHODO workshop after a long break!
Thank you very much for coming to the workshop in Freiburg.
Lots of autumn feeling and colours!
Compliment on your concentration and mindfulness.
Very happy to show you the art of Shodo.
The next date is 21st. October.
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Hope you are enjoying the Easter season.
Here is another Sanshotai snap from this morning.
Have you seen the cherry blossom yet?!
– To Visit
– Otozu_retu, Tazu_neru, Hou
In Sanshotai three calligraphy styles
Sosho ⬅️Gyosho ⬅️Kaisho
: 言/ Word, to say, to speak
: 方/ wide, four directions
訪 ; initially meant ‘ asking widely in order to follow a line of inquiry ‘ which involved ‘ visiting many people ‘ and – now ‘ to visit ‘ is a major meaning. It rarely means ‘ to inquire ‘ nowadays.
Thank you to all those who took part in the Workshop in Bad Säckingen.
Great to see the familiar faces again after a long winter break and some new faces!
Compliment on your mindfulness!
Next Workshop in Bad Säckingen is on Sunday, the 8th. April.
Come and join if you live in the Basel area!!
The theme here was ” Cranes/ Tsuru ”
The cranes symbolize a long lasting love, relationship, good luck, a long life.
The text was ” Tsuru Ten ” : crane-sky
The Kanji 鶴 has 21 strokes and a complex composition with some major techniques.
天 has two side brushings and both Harai techniques. Relatively it has a simple straightforward balance line. One of the perfect Kanjis for the beginner to practise.
As we practise with one themed text here in the Bad Säckingen course, I suggested that a few new comers should concentrate on only 天 and those basic important techniques of the Kanji.
All did fantastic Shodo!
Link to my Instagram :
Here comes another Sanshotai picture!
– Usagi, To
Sosho ⬅️Gyosho ⬅️Sosho
(From my instagram:
Kanji 卯 is used only for the zodiac calendar.
Happy bunny Easter!!
Are you already enjoying your Shodo practice in a warm cozy room with some candles on?!
When it comes to practising Shodo, Autumn and Winter seasons are great for us to refind a inner silence and develop a deeper sense of mindfulness.
Today I post a perfect seasonal Otehon for here and now.
Otehonn text “shimobashira 霜柱”
: しもばしら/ シモバシラ
-English: Frost pillar, Frost columns
-German: Frost Kristalle, Raureif
-霜 shimo : Frost
-柱 bashira : Column, Pillar
-Level: beginner to intermediate
-Brush size: medium to big, for both hard and soft haired
– make sure the difference between the side brushing and the direct brushing
– a clear 1-2-3 movement in the corner techniques
– left Harai technique, always wait for the cursive point.
– check all types of bending strokes
– check the middle line and composition balance
Enjoy your Shodo hours”
I give a Shodo course in Basel since this September.
It has been great to see these beautiful participants making lots of progress and challenging their mindfulness process every time.
Compliment on their calligraphy pieces and the “shou-nen 正念” right mindfulness!
Next lesson is on the 5th. December.
And I do love Basel! – Full of “Arts” and inspiration..
The atelier is just in front of Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Alban Rheinweg!
More info :
Calligraphy course in Basel
When; Sunday, 12. November, 13.00 ~ 16.00
Where; Haus Diva, Lise-Meitner-Strasse 12
D79100, Freiburg- Vauban
Level; From beginners to professionals
Fee; 45€ / all materials and texts included, calligraphy tools provided
I would like to inform you that the next calligraphy workshop in Freiburg is on Sunday, the 12th. November starting at 13.00.
We will this time practise beautiful frost theme texts in many different calligraphy styles.
The workshop is designed for a small group of people (max.8) and for 8all levels including some professional needs too.
The beginners are always welcome!
If you would like to sign in, please send me a mail on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!!
Another Sanshotai (three calligraphy styles) from my morning calligraphy routine. Lately my choice of Kanji is very much inspired by the beautiful Autumn colours and the atmosphere…
– Shou, Nobo-ru
– To rise
You can see the development from the right hand side.
Sosho ⬅ Gyosho ⬅ Kaisho
Link to my Instagram
When; Sunday, 15. October, 13.00 ~ 16.00
Where; Haus Diva, Vauban in Freiburg.
Level; From beginners to professionals
Fee; 45 euro ~All materials included, tools provided.
I would like to inform you that the next calligraphy workshop in Freiburg is on Sunday, the 15th. October starting at 13.00.
We will practise beautiful Autumn theme texts in many different calligraphy styles.
The workshop is designed for a small group of people (max.8) and for all levels including some professional needs too.
The beginners are more than welcome!!
If you would like to sign in, please send me a mail on ; shodokurs@gmx.
I hope you are enjoying these hot sunny days! Are you brushing up your calligraphy skills?! Or doing more stroke-practice?!
Before the summer holiday ends, I would like to post an Otehon for the month of August.
The summery text you can not avoid ….
“Aka-i-kin-gyo (Jap) ~ Red goldfish”
*Kingyo: Goldfish (Kin; Gold +Gyo; Fish)
*4 Kanjis and 1 Hiragana
Please check all balance lines, composition frames and some tips above.
Each Kanji have more less a clear middle line. Always start with a clear angle and check which brush technique should be applied.(side or direct brushings)
Recommended brush size is the medium to the big. Both hard or soft haired are suitable for this text.
Here is another Sanshotai (three calligraphy styles) from my morning calligraphy routine.
– Mizuumi, Ko
Sosho ⬅ Gyosho ⬅ Kaisho
The image is from my Instagram account;
I found this beautiful vintage Kimono fabric from my grandmother’s Kimono box. A little fresh breeze for your hot day.
Three expressions of
“I LOVE YOU~ Aishiteru”
From the right hand side ;
– Kanji and Hiragana
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Loads of Love,
The last workshop-style course was on last Sunday.
Thanks very much to everyone who took part in the workshop in Freiburg!!
All did beautiful works!!
Some managed to practise quite many texts, some focused on the specific techniques!!
Next workshop is on Sunday the 22nd.January in 2017.
The theme is ” KAKIZOME – New Year Calligraphy : The year of the Roosters”
I will bring some big calligraphy brushes so that people can try them out.
Believe me – it is always fun with a big brush!!