The past is over.
The future may never be.
The present is all that exists.
Live each moment to the fullest.
- Buddha Board
Intention: I was gifted the original Buddha Board for my birthday which made the perfect opportunity on Labor Day weekend to learn Chinese calligraphy and connect with my roots. After watching a number of YouTube tutorials and practicing, I wanted to put together a reference for me to come back to when reinforcing what I have learned so far.
The Buddha Board allows me to be fully in the present and the "Master the art of letting go". After dipping the bamboo brush into the water, I am able to create strokes that last for only a few minutes before evaporating. The feeling is calming and puts my mind at ease while I am creating these temporary images.
11 Basic Strokes
Courtesy of ChineseFor.Us - Learn Chinese Mandarin Online
Chinese Character Stroke Order
1. Left to right
2. Top to bottom
3. Horizontal then vertical
4. Outside to inside
5. Middle before two sides
6. Inside before closing
I'll continue to keep adding onto this as I keep learning...