OAS Life is a network of how-to instruction on all things related to Chinese brush painting, calligraphy and Sumi-e. Subjects will range from painting flowers, animals, landscapes, calligraphy, marbling, fine line(gong-bi) and so much more! Embark on this delightful journey of passion, joy and art of Oriental brush painting!
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There is a flower called "Moon Beauty." It opens only after midnight and withers before dawn. When it opens, each petal lets out a sign. Hundreds of fine silvery threads tremble at its center. The flower puffs out a ring of smoke. The whole room is instantly filled with fragrance.
The grass orchid is admired for its subtle beauty and fragrance. It is intimately enticing but never overpowering. The flower finds hermitage in the most spiritual places in nature - where mist embraces mountain or by roaring waterfalls.
The grass orchid is a happy spirit. It has the simplest fo...
Big Al was a gentleman who studied with me for many years. He came with a new name each year in order to keep his presence fresh - like the vegetables he offered. Over the years, he was Big Al, Al Grand, Al Bigg, Al Just...I no longer recall his real name.