Monthly Archives: October 2018

Crested Mynha, essential bird

The first few times I noticed a crow-like bird sporting a distinctive tuft where beak meets brow in oriental art I thought it was an artistic expression. Perhaps it was a popular exaggeration of some bird’s spirit that had ‘gone … Continue reading

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Ink, one of the Four Treasures

The weakest ink is mightier than the strongest memory.   (Chinese proverb) Brushes and paper are the two treasures most often considered by those of us obsessed by Chinese Brush Painting (CBP). Ink stones and ink, the remaining two, seldom … Continue reading

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