Heart to Heart

It is easy to forget that kindness can help to ease difference of opinion and lessen hatred. In these days of political discord at best and outright terror at worst, I can’t pretend that a little calligraphy will do anything to change that. Sometimes all we can do is try to add a little beauty [...]

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The Dawn, for Heart to Heart

by Cari on 08/08/2013

in Calligraphy

This summer’s labor for the Heart to Heart calendar has found its final form and been submitted to this worthy project. I always like working on these, for it is good to reconnect with the simplest principles of my craft. My aim is to convey the feeling of the words without any additional bells and [...]

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Today we honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In a nice stroke of synchronicity we also honor the inauguration of President Barack Obama to his second term of office, so many of us feeling pride in the first man with African-American heritage to be elected president of the United States. We are [...]

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My quotation for the 2013 Heart to Heart calendar was a  delight to have on the drawing table last month. Over the years of contributing to this calendar, I’ve experimented with inventive layouts or calligraphy variations, sometimes trying out the scrawly “handwriting” style that seems so popular these days. But for this quotation, it seemed [...]

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Life Sum, for Heart to Heart

by Cari on 07/25/2011

in Calligraphy

The Heart to Heart calendar has lived every year by the kitchen sink where we daily do our dishes. So last night after having worked on this all day, I tucked a draft into an area above the sink and let my eyes half see it while I washed dirty plates and glasses. That’s when [...]

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Character, for Heart to Heart

by Cari on 07/30/2010

in Calligraphy

A lesson we can learn from our herbal friends: when under the greatest stress, we can still aspire to our better natures. This quotation was given to me to letter as my annual contribution to Edy Chan’s Heart to Heart wall calendar; a labor of love I’ve been participating in since 1994. Almost every year [...]

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