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Come Join Us!印章班同學作品

手工橡皮章在十年前於日本興起,至今已成為不少人的藝術創作新媒體,更是一種減壓良方。本課程適合對手工橡皮章有興趣的人士報讀,由淺入深,介紹手工橡皮章的由來、創作理論、圖和字體的雕刻技巧、人像雕刻、自製印台和套色技巧等,旨讓學員能輕鬆地掌握印章創作和享受印章的樂趣。課程限收 20 人。(材料費約 HK$250,需於第一課交予導師。)
日期: 2016年10月11日至12月13日(逢星期二)
時間: 晚上7時至9時半
地點: 尖沙咀漆咸道南67號安年大廈
課程: 10堂, 共25小時

學費: $2800

網上報名:
http://www.cuscs.hk/…/japanese-eraser-stamp-c…/163-420646-01

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中文校外短期課程 – 日式手工橡皮章(25小時)

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手工橡皮章在十年前於日本興起,至今已成為不少人的藝術創作新媒體,更是一種減壓良方。本課程適合對手工橡皮章有興趣的人士報讀,由淺入深,介紹手工橡皮章的由來、創作理論、圖和字體的雕刻技巧、人像雕刻、自製印台和套色技巧等,旨讓學員能輕鬆地掌握印章創作和享受印章的樂趣。課程限收 20 人。(材料費約 HK$250,需於第一課交予導師。)
日期: 2016年10月11日至12月13日(逢星期二)
時間: 晚上7時至9時半
地點: 尖沙咀漆咸道南67號安年大廈
課程: 10堂, 共25小時

學費: $2800

網上報名:
http://www.cuscs.hk/…/japanese-eraser-stamp-c…/163-420646-01

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工欲善其事 On Carving Knives

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《工欲善其事》
教印章雕刻時,同學都會問雕刻刀的問題。其中最多人問,是何時更換刀片?

記得以前中文課讀過《庖丁解牛》,一個熟練的庖丁所用的刀可以用上十年,比一般人的一年要換一次,可以講節省了很多錢。刀是一樣,但庖丁用刀時不會和骨頭硬碰,而是找到牛隻的肉位紋理,向軟位下刀。其實跟印章雕刻也很似。以下是我的小小心得:

1. 平膠用平刀。貴膠用貴刀。平膠用貴刀,殆已!
2. 準備多一把同類型的雕刻刀。想知道自已現時雕刻刀刀片是否夠鋒利,找這後備雕刻刀在同一塊膠刻一下,作個分別,再衡量要否更換刀片。
3. 用作橡皮雕刻的刀,就只能雕刻橡皮。一刀多用,變成一刀踏兩船,不得好死。
4. 放置雕刻刀一定要放平和蓋上保護蓋。

5.一般來說,Olfa刀片比NT Cutter 刀片耐用,不需經常更換。一分錢一分貨,在印章雕刻的世界是對的。

大家還有沒有其他用刀心得?欲聽之。

<On Carving Knives>

I have been teaching eraser stamp carving for some time. One of the most popular questions students asked me is,”When do you know when you need to change the carving knife blade?”

 

It depends.

For daily stamp carver like myself, it takes me every two months to change a NT cutter D-400 knife blade, but every three months when it comes to Olfa AK-4. The more experienced you are to carving, the longer your blade can last. The key is, it’s not when to change the blade, but rather, HOW TO USE your blade.

Here are some of my tips on carving knives:

  1. Every knife is destined to its most matching eraser board (just like human beings!) If you buy very inexpensive (cheap, to be exact) eraser board and the quality is not so good, do not use the most expensive knife to carve on it. You will just end up shorten the life span of your expensive blade.
  2. If possible, prepare another carving knife with the same brand. This second knife with new blade serves as a comparison when you doubt whether your first knife needs a blade change. Simply carve a line or two on the same board using both knives, and judge by yourself.
  3. Every knife serves only a single purpose. If you decide to use the knife for eraser stamp carving, do not use it to carve on wood, paper etc.!
  4. Always cover your knife blade with the plastic cap and place them horizontally at all times. Do not put them in pen stand.
  5. For Japanese knife users like myself, Olfa and NT Cutter are the two most popular knife brands. Olfa’s blade are more endurable than NT Cutter’s, as their prices indicate their differences.

Look at your budget, expectation and volume of your carving, to decide which knife to choose from. Remember:  intention, not activity.

Hope it helps.

 

 

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有我在. I am here.

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記得有次在醫院等候期間,

見到一對夫婦在吵架。

患病的太太因擔心病情不斷哭,

丈夫嘛,不斷大聲叫太太不要哭。

太太明顯想得到丈夫的安慰和關心,

丈夫卻不耐煩叫她不要再哭。

最後太太出手打丈夫,

那個男的,仍然重複不要哭三個字。
我後悔當時沒勇氣上前跟他說,

其實女人最想聽的三個字,

其實是……

One day, I was in the hospital waiting room and saw a quarrying couple. Her forehead carefully wrapped by doctor, the wife was crying, obviously very worried about her sickness. Sitting next to her was her husband, who kept repeat saying in a loud voice to her, “Do not cry!” The words did not work, of course. The more she cried, the more he raised his voice, repeating the same “do not cry”, over and over.

It came to a point when the wife was too angry and heart-broken that she started to slap her husband. She was asking for some love and caring, for God’s sake. Nevertheless, all the husband did was repeating the boring three words, till his wife left the scene.

If there was anything I should have done, perhaps was that I should go to the husband and tell him that the words a woman wants to hear most. Not “Do not cry!”, with no doubt. Not “I love you” even. For most of the time, all a man needs to say to his lady, is simply “I am here.”