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Saturday, February 17, 2018

POST 335 17FEB2018 VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR TET - CALLIGRAPHY



POST 335 17FEB2018 VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR TET - CALLIGRAPHY









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POST 334 Feb.17, 2018
 TET, Vietnamese New Year
VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR ‘TET’ CELEBRATION
For this year the Vietnamese TET falls on  16, 17 and 18 February 2018
Tết or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. During the Tết Vietnamese people usually return to their families. Some return to worship at the family altar or visit the graves of their ancestors in their homeland. They also clean the graves of their family as a sign of respect.  Many customs are practiced during the Tết, such as visiting a person's house on the first day of the new year (xông nhà), ancestor worship, wishing New Year's greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people. Tết is also an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. They start forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hope for a better upcoming year. They consider Tết to be the first day of spring.
The first day of Tết is reserved for the nuclear family. Children receive a red envelope containing money from their elders. This tradition is called mừng tuổi (happy new age) in the north and lì xì in the south. Usually, children wear their new clothes and give their elders the traditional Tết greetings before receiving the money. Since the Vietnamese believe that the first visitor a family receives in the year determines their fortune for the entire year, people never enter any house on the first day without being invited first.
During subsequent days, people visit relatives and friends. Traditionally but not strictly, the second day of Tết is usually reserved for friends, while the third day is for teachers, who command respect in Vietnam. Local Buddhist temples are popular spots as people like to give donations and to get their fortunes told during the Tết. Prosperous families can pay for dragon dancers to perform at their house. Traditionally, in the county side, each family displays cây nêu, an artificial New Year tree consisting of a bamboo pole 5 to 6 m long. The top end is usually decorated with many objects, depending on the locality, including good luck charms, origami fish, cactus branches, etc. The fruit basket decoration made on the ancestor altar for Tết consists  of five kind of different fruits (bananas, oranges, tangerines, a pomelo, and a pineapple)
At Tết, every house is usually decorated by Yellow Apricot blossoms (hoa mai) in the central and southern parts of Vietnam; or peach blossoms (hoa đào) in the northern part of Vietnam. They also hung up popular wood print, the Dong Ho paintings and thư pháp calligraphy pictures. On the Tet educated people should make a first writing of the year, it could be some phrases or a poem.





















VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR 
CALLIGRAPHY OF 
MASTER PHAN HOANG
       Title: WIND, SNOW AND SWORD









Sunday, February 11, 2018

POST 334 10FEB2018 OZILES ICE FISHING VILLAGE - NATURE ART - NOSTALGIA FOR AUTUMN



POST 334 10FEB2018

NATURE ART
NOSTALGIA FOR AUTUMN

OZILES ICE FISHING VILLAGE
QUOTATION













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POST 334  FEBRUARY 2018




WHAT IS NATURE ART?

Nature Art is a new field in the province of visual art. 
What is Nature? According to Zen philosophy, anything that has a form does have its True Nature, its invisible self but real character to be discovered. One of the main objectives of Zen practice is to reveal the real nature of things, beyond what we usually know through our senses.

Nature Art is a way for the artist to express feelings and thoughts by using a "real nature" contained behind an image, mostly a photographic picture or a calligraphic letter. Although photography is widely used in Nature Art, still Nature Art is not part of the Art of Photography. The photographic image presented in a Nature Art work is simply a material carrying a message, an idea or a feeling, a "real nature" the artist want to express for her or his own purposes. It doesn't matter how different a viewer, as an outsider, could feel when seeing the same Nature Art work.

Founded by Charles Steven Hogan, Nature Art open the door for millions of people, who could not use a pencil, a color palette or a brush in making a traditional art work, to become a true artist for themselves and share their works to others in a largest way of freedom. By Nature Art, Art is no longer for the sake of Art, it is for the sake of the artist.
Charles Steven Hogan (Charles Phan Hoang).
Canada, September 28, 2016



















POST 334  February 10, 2018
From The Thursday Messenger



“If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.” SWQ
(SWQ: Safest Way of Quoting, Buddha)








 








































































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