感恩有情 Gǎn’ēn yǒuqíng 知足常樂 zhīzú cháng lè -Thankful for love -Understanding contentment brings happiness We live in a world of wants, always reaching for the newest gadget or hoping to dine at the hottest restaurant. It doesn’t help that our phones are buzzing with live streams of friends having the time of their lives traveling or […]
At Shufa Life we believe in sharing beautiful calligraphy and art. We’ve also created art Pinterest group boards to make it easier to view and share. Joining our art community builds exposure to the art you’ve created, or to the art you love and think everybody should see. If you’re simply looking to appreciate great […]
Chinese calligraphy is one of the many art forms that crosses borders and cultures. Picasso once said, “Had I been born in China, I would have been a calligrapher, not a painter.” He was likely also alluding to the importance of Chinese calligraphy within Chinese culture. Matisse also used Chinese calligraphy as inspiration. “One of […]
Calligraphy is traditionally written with the four treasures of the study room, including the almighty brush. Brushes soak up ink, and calligraphy flows from the varying pressure applied by the artist. Chinese calligrapher Juan Pufan has found a new way to perform this ancient art, using a meat cleaver.
Sketch from 20 years ago
After a few decades of marriage, my mother lost her lifelong partner to terminal cancer. Even though we knew the day was coming, no one in the family somehow expected it when it finally came. I was actually the only one in the room with him when he left this world. There was no […]
Original Light Poetry in Chinese calligraphy 兒童詩 （儿童诗 Értóng shī） English TranslationThe winter sun covers his headToo lazy to speak lazy to moveHeaven ordered him to sleepNo need to be nosy, no need to stand outThe fine winter blanket is softBut scratches the nose until it itchesCan’t help but: Ha-cheww (sneeze)Thick clouds partHe peaks out […]