Well, they're both activities I've done recently but haven't written anything about yet! So here it goes...
I actually started taking Japanese calligraphy (called "shodo") lessons just before I left for the Philippines. I've had three shodo lessons so far, in which I've practiced making kanji (Japanese/Chinese characters) with ink and a brush.
The first lesson was just for practicing stokes. At my second lesson (pictured), I started practicing kanji. My teacher made four orange circles over my work to indicate I did it correctly.
Jemma getting ready to give it all she's got. :)