NIGHT 463 – THE ANGEL OF DEATH AND THE RICH KING, AND THE ANGEL OF DEATH AND THE KING OF THE ISRAELITES

A very special, one-off brush that can never ever be made again… a brush I made of my baby’s hair! Now he’s a preschooler he can start to use it to learn to write his name 建程 (kind of “architect of your own destiny”; build ambition/journey in Chinese). This is an ancient Chinese tradition and when they grew up they’d use their baby hair brushes for good luck in the hope of passing the notoriously difficult imperial exams. A Magic Brush indeed. I believe brushes are talismanic, and this brush is one of the most special of all.
We wrote the characters of his name in liquid gold – yes, I let him use my real 24 carat shell gold. Worth it for his name; hopefully this teaches appreciation and respect too. (Normally when we write/make up Chinese characters we use eg rice to make rice 米 or tea to make 茶, I don’t always let him use my precious art materials!) I love doing these magical, meaningful Chinese+art activities with my son.
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