Tagged: 篆刻

Jul 10

Seals for Chinese calligraphy & painting (part 1)

chinese calligraphy Samples of Chinese seal stones http://bbbox.bbbox.net/cy2622/gallery.html

A Chinese seal is both practical as a tool and enjoyable as an art, hence becoming a collectible for scholars and art lovers. These are some of my collections of seals. When choosing a Chinese custom seal for our calligraphy or painting, we prefer better stones carved by professional seal carvers, and the stones need to be in good boxes to prevent dropping or cracking.
Seals are a trusted tool used for the authentication of items of ownership. From government to personal use, seals can represent a persons power, and function as a symbol of authentication in dealings among people.

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May 23

Visiting Guo Family Chinese calligraphy/painting & SEAL STONES 篆刻印章 collection (Part 1) HD

chinese calligraphy Guo family’s collections of Chinese Calligraphy, painting, and seals in Dallas. Mr. Guo from Taiwan practiced calligraphy, painting, and carving seals since his youth with renowned teachers. Mrs. Guo from Shanghai talks about the family legacy as she introduces the Guo family collections in this video series. (Recorded Jan. 1, 2009)

After Mr. Guo’s passing last year, the Dallas Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Association, Oriental Ats Association (TAO ART) of Chinese Brush Painting in Irving, and I have been helping Mrs. Guo to sell some uncarved (blank) seal stones, carved mood seals, calligraphy, paintings on silk, and (or) Chinese Art textbooks from Mr. Guo’s inventory or collections.

Contact: Lancy-Zhang@hotmail.com (Mrs. Guo)
(I don’t sell those stuffs; so I am not dealing with the price and quantity issues.)

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Dec 03

Design and Carving an Antique Style Chinese Art Name Seal for MFK

chinese art An art-name (simplified Chinese: 号; traditional Chinese: 號; pinyin: hào; Japanese gō; Korean: ho; Vietnamese: hiệu) is a pseudonym, or penname used by an artist. Chinese Artists adopted different art-names at different stages of their career, usually to mark significant changes in their life. That is why many Asian master painters or calligraphers have multiple art names.

For artist name seals, you may use either square or oval shaped stones, positive or negative carving styles, ancient or modern scripts depending on your personal artistic tastes. Deferent size of seal maybe used depending on the size of signature calligraphy and also on the size of painting or the style of painting. A small seal can be used on large size paintings but large size of seal may not fit in small size painting.

To translate English names into Chinese art name, we could use both first and last names, or only a first or a last. To order a personalized art name seal for yourself here are the procedure:

1)Please visit http://www.blueheronarts.com/index.php?cPath=8 and place the order with a stone, carving service and a red ink(optional).
2)Send me your names or phrase to be translated and any other information.
3) I will communicate with you about the translation or creation of your Chinese art name and the make three preview designs in both yin and yang styles(2×3=6 images) for you to choose from.
4)After your approval of the preview design, I will actually carve the stone seal and the process will be recorded on video camera and posted on Youtube.
5) I will finish your seal within three working days in the USA and mailed it with a nice brocade silk box.

Refeerence links:
1. Get a Chinese name software at


2. Online Chinese Etymology online dictionary at


3. Chinese Name Seal Generator:


4. The largest Chinese Seal Database


5.The Yale website where you can download the fonts: http://www.yale.edu/chinesemac/pages/fonts.html
6. If you want to order your personalized Chinesename seal on soapstone please visit http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

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