Monday, November 16, 2009
Welcome to My Calligraphy Blog!
Welcome to my calligraphy blog! I hope you will enjoy your visit and the examples of calligraphy and handwriting that I shall be posting.
First off, a few quick words about myself: I teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English grammar and phonetics at Singapore’s sole teacher-training institute, and have been interested in English grammar and usage since my early teens. My main blogging activity has until now been a blog on English.
My other great passion is Western calligraphy and handwriting, which I stumbled upon in December 1986. I shall be writing soon about how I came to calligraphy, but for now I’ll just say I’m a self-taught amateur who has had the good fortune of meeting and knowing some of the best calligraphers in the Western world.
The above example — the first of many I shall be posting — is a copy of a piece I’ve written for several close friends. It is in formal Italic style, and was written in 2007 with a Hughes calligraphy nib and (the incomparable) Talens gouache. I hope you like it.