书法水写纸 (Magic writing paper)
I want to know how I could be learning Chinese since ... never mind ... and I could remain ignorant of MAGIC WRITING PAPER until this week!
How come no-one told me about this before?
It is so much fun.
The best fun I have had since watching an entire series of 护士当家 (Nurse Jackie) without getting up to make a cup of tea.
You spread your paper, get a bowl of water, a big brush, and write away. When the water dries the writing goes. (Just like those people doing 书法 at the park.) And you can re-use your bit of paper a THOUSAND times. Cost: US$5 for the top of the range paper. Honestly, it is more fun than Skritter.
Anyone else had any experience with MAGIC PAPER??
RJSeptember 28, 2010, 01:24 AM
amazon has "magic water painting paper" for about 12.95 US. and they have another by China Ke for 4.50 Looks worth a try, but Im not watching nurse jackie.
I imagine my top of the line paper maybe similar to the $12.95 stuff on Amazon - raises the question of arbitrage. Why don't I go and buy a supply and stick it on Amazon for .. I don't know .. $8.99? Or $8.88. (You know I'm not greedy and money doesn't make you happy anyway.)
I think my motivation may be to spoil it for the people who have it there for $12.95. They could probably get it in bulk for $2 or $3 a sheet.
Wait - does that include postage or is it 12.95 + postage?
Nurse Jackie - the show with THE worst translated title in Chinese. Well, I like it, but apparently real live nurses in the US were all up in arms saying that it paints nurses in a bad light. Puleeeeeaaaase.
lisalisa101010September 28, 2010, 09:46 AM
i plan to learn calligraphy, i think it's very interesting. but i even can't write a character with a pen!
You should perhaps learn a few characters before you start calligraphy - but this is an ideal way to do it! Calligraphy seems to me so formal though, I just like writing (I think of it as drawing) characters.
The only advantage of writing characters with a pen is that you get a good sense of the stroke order, but sometimes even the stroke order varies slightly in calligraphy.
Anyway, using the brush is completely different from writing with a pen. even just to write "一" took me a lot of practice.