It's the Chinese/Lunar Year of the Dog (Korea and some other Asian cultures follow the same system) which is supposed to be a better year than the last one, and I noticed the difference leading up to it in my own life already!
To celebrate, I thought I would write out a new year's greeting, on red paper, as is traditional. I should say that my rudimentary Chinese studies are decades in
my past, so I rely on many years of closely observing beautiful calligraphy, my own typographic background as a designer and my ability to draw, to write these characters.
So they could have turned out much worse, but I do apologize to anyone who is literate in Chinese or kanji, or who practices proper Chinese calligraphy.
As a visual artist I like nothing more than getting up to my elbows in paint or little plastic toys, or wading in at the deep end in pursuit of an idea. When I am not teaching others in a similar vein, you can find me researching, writing and noodling around in my studio, seeing where my latest lines of inquiry lead me.
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