With my Chinese classroom nearly finished, we have been able to unpack teaching resources I have had in boxes since we moved to Brisbane! We found our water calligraphy brushes that we bought on one of our visits to China! Kids are now ‘brushing’ up on their calligraphy skills!
They wrote a special message for my birthday ‘祝你生日快乐’ ‘zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè’ Happy Birthday!
Whenever you visit a park, a square, a temple in China, you will find artists practicing water calligraphy (水书法 shuǐ shūfǎ）. It is just as calming and in the moment to watch as it is to do! And a cool way to practice your Chinese writing! Here are a couple of piks of our encounters with water calligraphy on a trip to Kunming 2012:
If you want to practice your Chinese writing, even if it is just your numbers 1-10, just find the largest paint brush you can, dip in water, and write away on the concrete! The best bit is there is no mess! And a few minutes later it is dry again for you to write some more!