Calligraphy ComMission Completed by Chris Wu

Addressing envelopes has been added as a new finger strength and endurance training exercise routine.  I am happy to record the completion of my first calligraphy commission from a special, soon-to-be married friend.  It has been less than a year since I started my first calligraphy class at the Smithsonian.  It has also been less than a year since I wrapped up an internship in the White House Office of Calligraphy.  It is an experience I can't forget, and I'm glad I can hold on to it through this new practice.

Cheers to 2018 and continued creation.  There is much to learn with no end in sight...

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"The Purpose of Art by Chris Wu

is to connect the visible with the invisible; the temporal with the timeless." 

I thought this was a memorable quote, discussed over dumplings and Polish beer. 

- Professor Bogdan Swider

Off to Chicago by Chris Wu

Tonight, I experience pre-flight anxiety as I wait for sleep to sweep over me.  The brightness of my computer screen doesn't help, but I thought this very moment could be my blog's first stepping stone.

In a few hours, I will be flying to Chicago with my parents to visit brother Victor.  We will be touring the windy city, but my eyes are scoping out a greater future: a month-long brotherly road trip from Chicago to California and back -- roughly 5,000+ miles and 90+ hours of driving.

I know this adventure will help us come alive.  I look forward to seeing life in brighter colors once again. 

Adventure is out there...

CW