Chinese Calligraphy Writing and Brush Painting

Chinese Calligraphy Writing and Brush Painting

Chinese character writing is a highly evolved discipline that relies as much on artistic craftsmanship, as it does on literary composition.

This basic writing set comes with two brushes, a black ink stick, ink stone and red ink for the “chop” or signature stamp.

The ink is made by gently rubbing the ink stick in a small pool of water in the ink stone. This set comes from Shanghai, the literary capital of China.

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Fifteen Fun-to-Fold Greeting Cards and Love Notes for Valentine’s Day or Any Day

Origami from the Heart: Fifteen Fun-to-Fold Greeting Cards and Love Notes for Valentine’s Day or Any Day

Use the art of origami to create unique, personalized cards that recipients will treasure!

Perfect for those tired of sending dull, commercially produced cards, Origami from the Heart will help you wow that special someone with a handmade card just for them.

The clear, easy-to-follow directions in this beautiful kit will allow readers of any level of knowledge to create not only fun and flirty origami love notes, but also envelopes just right for mailing their creations.

Make everyday Valentine’s Day!

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Futurama 2009 Wall Calendar

This year’s edition of the Futurama Wall Calendar features parodies of famous works of art.

January – Edvard Munch “The Scream”
February – M. C. Escher “Bond of Union”
March- Alexander Calder “Lobster Trap and Fish Tail”
April – James McNeill Whistler “Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist’s Mother (Whistler’s Mother)”
May – Andy Warhol “Double Elvis”
June – Leonardo da Vinci “Mona Lisa”
July – John Singleton Copley “Watson and the Shark”
August – Grant Wood “American Gothic”
September – Roy Lichtenstein “Blam!”
October – Gustav Klimt “The Three Ages of Woman – Mother and Child”
November – Leonardo da Vinci “The Vitruvian Man”
December – Sandro Botticelli “The Birth of Venus”

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