kidz calligraphy - 10 foto visual story .:. EN/RU

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I often plan to divert a small stream from the events river that makes up the life of our family, and bring this stream here, to the Home edders community. But every time I put it off for later - and then my impulses weaken, the freshness of perception goes away, and new events obscure and crowd out the old ones ... the same old story. I pushed myself to do an exception today.

Я очень часто планирую отвести маленький ручеек от той реки событий, которая составляет жизнь нашей семьи, и напривить этот ручеек сюда, в сообщество Хоум эддерс. Но всякий раз откладываю на потом - а потом импульсы ослабевают, свежесть восприятия уходит, и новые события заслоняют и вытесняют старые... все та же самая старая история.


Because I have a very beautiful and pleasurable stuff - it is a pure pleasure to watch these photos. But first, a little notice to the public. Few days ago I visited a historical festival and brought back about a thousand (!) photographs. I need to sort it all out, edit the pictures, tell the stories... it will take a lot of time to publish it all. Therefore, let me start with "the creamiest ones" which, of course, were the kidz pics :)

Потому что у меня очень красивый и приятный материал - одно удовольствие разглядывать эти фоточки. Но сначала, небольшое предуведомление. Несколько дней назад я посетил исторический фестиваль, и принес назад около тысячи фотографий. Мне нужно рассортировать все это, отредактировать картинки, рассказать истории... опубликовать всё это займет кучу времени.


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The festival housed a lot of interesting workshops and visual spectacles; personally for me, the most interesting one was the 17th century calligraphy master class. It was conducted by the "Tempera" studio (Peterhof, Russia). Here is its page in social network: https://vk.com/studiatempera

Фестиваль предлагал немало интересных мастер-классов и визуальных зрелищ, лично для меня самым интересным оказался мастер-класс по каллиграфии 17 века. Его проводила студия "Темпера" (Петергоф, Россия), ее страничка в соцсетях - http://vk.com/studiatempera


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Later, I found out that I was not the only such fan - 3000 people (!) visited the calligraphy tent, and in fact there was always a queue near the entrance (since the number of seats was not stretchable ...)

Позднее я выяснил, что я был не единственный такой фэн - 3000 человек (!) посетили палатку каллиграфии, и фактически возле входа всегда наблюдалась очередь (так как число посадочных мест всё же было не резиновое...)


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...and later at the festival location I very often encountered folks proudly and carefully holding these precious paper shits with samples of their calligraphic creativity. NB. No, it was impossible to immediately put them away to a backpack - the masters gave clear instructions that the ink should be allowed to dry for at least 10 minutes.

...и на территории фестиваля мне очень часто встречались люди, гордо и бережно сжимающие в руках драгоценные бумажки с образцами своего каллиграфического творчества. NB. Нет, сразу убрать их поглубже в свой рюкзак было нельзя - мастера давали четкие инструкции, что чернилам надо дать высохнуть минимум 10 минут.


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So, everyone was offered real goose feathers (!), napkins for wiping hands, and, most importantly, handwriting samples and templates. As you can see in the photo above, the faint lettering on the pieces of paper is actually printer printouts, made specifically to serve as a template for tracing by an inexperienced hand. After training (or without it, just looking at the samples lying on the table), a person could try to make the inscription on his own, on a blank piece of paper.

Итак, всем желающим предлагали настоящие гусиные перья (!), салфетки для вытирания рук, и главное - образцы почерка и шаблоны. В видите их на фото выше, бледные надписи на листочках бумаги это на самом деле принтерные распечатки, сделанные такими специально чтобы послужить шаблоном для обводки неопытной рукой. После тренировки (или без нее, просто глядя на лежашие на столе образцы), человек мог попробовать сделать надпись самостоятельно, на чистом листке.


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Let me translate the inscriptions for those who do not read Russian: "I love you St. Petersburg", "Window to Europe" (the name of the festival), "I love you, Peter's creation", "All fleets sail to visit us", etc. I will also add that this is not the modern handwriting that is known to people, but a kind of historical handwriting - a type of cursive "semi-ustav", which has become widespread since the 16th century. Despite its name, this cursive was not that fast :)))

Я переведу надписи для тех кто не читает по-русски: "Люблю тебя Санкт-Петербург", "Окно в Европу" (название фестиваля), "Я люблю тебя, творение Петра", "Все флоты плывите в гости к нам", etc. Добавлю также, что это не тот современный почерк, который известен людям, а разновидность исторического почерка - скоропись типа "полуустав", к-я получила распространение с 16 века. Несмотря на своё название, скоропись не была такой уж быстрой :)))


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What did the children ask and worry about the most? Attention, funny spoilers! Most importantly, most were worried - does the natural ink rub off the skin of the hands? (yes, quite, if you do it quickly!) The second main question was: "Is this really, really, without cheating, natural goose feathers? WOW!!!!" And the third most frequent question-complaint was "Your pen is broken!" (it was said about the forked tip of the pen and the ink channel :))) And yet, everyone - both children and adults - was terribly surprised at the unfamiliar letter "U" (referring to Cyrillic "U", which is not the same as Latin, it is rather 'Y' by its shapes). Yes, this letter is really the farthest away from its predecessor of the 16th century.

О чем больше всего спрашивали и беспокоились дети? Внимание, смешные спойлеры! Самое главное, большинство беспокоились - оттираются ли натуральные чернила с кожи рук? (да, вполне, если делать это быстро!) Вторым главным вопросом было: "Это действительно, по-настоящему, без обмана, натуральные гусиные перья? ВАУ!!!!" А третьим по частоте вопросом-жалобой было "Ваше перо сломано!" (это говорилось про раздвоенный кончик пера и проводящий чернила канал :))) А еще, все - и дети, и взрослые - ужасно удивлялись незнакомой букве "У". Да, эта буква действительно дальше всех убежала от своего предшественника 16 века!


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The last but not the least. The profession of a scribe is completely irrelevant for a contemporary person. What is the importance of calligraphy then, isnt that just a bit silly time-killing? No, quite on the contrary! It is believed that calligraphy is good for your psychology and thinking, it perfectly develops fine motor skills (that's why calligraphy is useful at any age, not only for children, but also for adults!). I believe that in our almost combat conditions, when children are rapidly losing their reading and writing skills, having barely learned this business ... calligraphy can be an excellent counterbalance to the general decline of culture, including epistolary culture. And as for historical calligraphy, it is a touch to the history of the people, to the history of your country, to its culture, and because of this, it is already beautiful in itself.

Последнее, но не в последнюю очередь. Профессия писаря для современного человека совершенно не актуальна. В чем важность калиграфии, не пустая ли эта забава? Нет, наоборот! Считается, что каллиграфия полезна вашей психологии и мышлению, прекрасно развивает мелкую моторику (поэтому каллиграфия полезна в любом возрасте, не только детям, но и взрослым!). Я считаю, что в наших почти боевых условиях,-- когда дети стремительно теряют навыки чтения и писания, едва научившись этому делу ..... каллиграфия может быть отличным противовесом всеобщему упадку культуры, в том числе и эпистолярной культуры. А что касается исторической каллиграфии - это прикосновение к истории народа, к истории твоей страны, к ее культуре, и в силу этого уже прекрасно само по себе.

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Love this style.

Have a look @charly.travels and her handlettering.

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Detlev, do you mean her older posts? I see some nice hand lettering indeed, but seems she stopped blogging since 2021... so I cant send any fresh upvotes her way

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Yeah she did a few and I will try to reach-activate her.

If you leave a comment, she might get some extra motivation….

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left comment to her post which may be considered almost a "vintage" -- three years old xD

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Beautiful post! Calligraphy is a dying art and it's encouraging to see it being kept alive. I remember my father buying me the special tipped pens ✒along with different colored ink to practice and learn to do mine when I was young. Fun memories! ✍📝 💯

Upvoted and curated!🔆

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I am sending invisible gestures of respect to your father (might be a man of gold!) I used to do the same thing, various rollers too, and also brought home a load of fine papers, showed how cool it is to write on it, we created postcards together... (and my wife used to draw whole miniature books by hand! two decades ago...).

Alas. In our case, laziness and smartphones defeated everyone and everything ... but there still exist other children, as well... And I know a lot of activists who teach on YouTube how to make pero-kalam from cane, how to make authentic ink from oak galls or mushrooms, and much more. It's all part of the culture, and yes, it persists. I would be sorry to lose touch with the generations of ancestors who knew and knew how to do this.

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This looks like fun and a great idea! I like that the quotes were lightly printed on paper and then copied by each child! That is a great way to teach calligraphy! I am sure the kids had a great time! It looks like a Renaissance Festival - we used to attend those in the US when we lived there! What a fun time! Thanks for sharing the photos and I look forward to seeing more.

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It looks like a Renaissance Festival - we used to attend those in the US when we lived there! What a fun time! Thanks for sharing the photos and I look forward to seeing more.

apparently so, except it date back to the apparent date of 1703, i.e. its later than Renaissance 😜 but the spirit of DIY and oldie-goldie classic was there, for sure!

copying is a great and legit way for an artist to go, a lot of them do their training by copying the old masterpieces. so if you can get your hands on a photocopy of a good authentic vintage, or even an example of a modern production - grab it, print it, and go!

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It is a great idea and a fun way to learn it before you can take off on your own. Interesting it was later than the Renaissance time period - looks like a fun time!

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reading about that epoch - maybe, but the epoch itself... I doubt it was fun time. pretty harsh xD
our era is mush softer and easy-living. 😜 🍀 😜 🍀

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ps. it is my 2nd post dedicated to the stuff of said festival, and still more to go! I brought home 1000+ photos, thats terrific, hehe!

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Lovely post! So you did manage to write a post in the community heh? I was more than happy to read it! I bet kids had a lot of fun. It seems quite interesting!

P.S. You photos are really nice (I scrolled over your blog as well) and also your English is soo good!

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So you did manage to write a post in the community heh?

yeah, I dared! ..tis my 1st kid here, and hope not the last! 😏

I spent sufficient time amounts on editing and retouching, well, that pays back, in terms of nice appealing photos. cheers!

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Well, you have to dare more haha! We'll be waiting for more, see what you got for us ok?

Anyways, I know how it is. I have so many ideas, thoughts and home education stuff I want to share with the community, but simply my time wont allow it....So feel free to write in here whenever you have the time and mood for it.

Cheers from Romania :)

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I have got a masterclass + recipe on gigantic soup bubbles, for example. And postcards making. Writing a dadaist poem by method of Tristan Tzara (he was born and raised at Romania, if I am not mistaken)... etc etc

excuse me for teasing 😎 and a slice of hive !PIZZA your way

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Ohh wow! 🥰 Gigantic soap bubbles would be nice to share! I would be the first one to try it! My baby boy is a fan of bubbles!...🙄

...well, we're looking forward for your posts, when the time is right for you! 🙂

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Such a beautiful captures @qwerrie 😁 the attention of the children. So cute.
It is great to see they taught the old way of writing. Not the modern way.
It looks beautiful, although I only have your translation to go with.
Yes… calligraphy can change things and views one has.
Thanks for sharing! Have a good night 😴 and great start of this new weekend 👋🏻☀️

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So, I went and bought a complete calligraphy set from an old master. My eldest daughter now living in the UK, perfected the art when she was a youngster and I loved it so much that I was determined to start with calligraphy.

But then life stepped in and over the years the fancy set collected a lot of dust. Then one day I walked into another charity that asked for our help and guess what? There was a calligraphy class on the go. There was a young boy who showed that calligraphy comes natural to him, but they were all poor children that had nothing.
Of course I went home, fetched the calligraphy set and I gave it to him.

You have a great post here mate!

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a good thing is, those events have happened and took their place in the memory. life would be more plain and pale without it...
and, yes, we also have !PIZZA 😍😍

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The problem is that I am starting to have too have too many memories in my head my friend.
So my life is very colored !LOL

We also own a !PIZZA shop here at home 😂

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WOW!..... you produce and sell !PIZZA, did i understand it correct ?!! fascinating & splendid.

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Only for family members and you are part of the family.
So here's your !PIZZA

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yeaaaaaah, !PIZZA .... !!!! I returned from such a long street walk to the center of the city that feel very exhausted. any food would be handy - especially pizza, thank you! 🙏

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Ha! By now you should be feeling better and already planning to take some other long walks.
Just to get a free !PIZZA 🤣

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By now you ... already planning to take some other long walks.

ha, I take that as a very good wish. thank you, and a !LUV back

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How excellent that within a festival they include this type of activities for children and even for one as an adult it is so entertaining. Cheers

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Aha, this was pretty enjoyable! 3000 folks visited it during the festival week (which is quite large figures). Greetings!

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