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by Gary
Nov 14, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: Custom name scrolls
Replies: 11
Views: 36841

I am more than able to do this before Christmas (I need three weeks to make your wall scrolls by hand, and deliver them from China to your address). However, I am still waiting to see which Wong (or Wang) is correct for your family name. I cannot just guess, as there would be a 1 in 70 chance of get...
by Gary
Nov 14, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: Custom name scrolls
Replies: 11
Views: 36841

My understanding was that I was waiting for you to figure out which "Wong" you wanted. Again, the Romanization "Wong" can represent upwards of 80 different characters that sound like Wong. Try to imagine that there are 80 different ways to "spell" a word/name that sounds like Wong. While "spelling" ...
by Gary
Nov 14, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: Custom name scrolls
Replies: 11
Views: 36841

I suggest you talk to your grandfather - if he was the first generation. Maybe he can write it down for you, and you can scan it and email it to me. There is not a good way to compare this to English, but it's like the means names "Sean", "Shaun", and "Shawn". They sound the same, but the spellings ...
by Gary
Nov 14, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: Custom name scrolls
Replies: 11
Views: 36841

I need to know which Wong you want. There are about 60+ possible characters that can be Romanized as "Wong". I expect this might be a Cantonese name, that means it might be "Wang" when Romanized from Mandarin, which is 80+ possibilities. You need to either type the correct character into your email ...
by Gary
Nov 13, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Please Add My Special Phrase or Title for a Custom Wall Scroll
Topic: Custom calligraphy, and a compliment!
Replies: 5
Views: 24137

Here's how that looks as the full word in several styles: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/c/z7/27770.gif http://www.orientaloutpost.com/c/l12/27770.gif http://www.orientaloutpost.com/c/x13/27770.gif http://www.orientaloutpost.com/c/xk8/27770.gif http://www.orientaloutpost.com/c/k7/27770.gif http://ww...
by Gary
Nov 13, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Charcoal Bamboo Landscape Drawing
Replies: 3
Views: 16789

Actually, at this point, I am going to have to say "no". The reasons: The artwork is already in the USA (far from our workshop in Beijing). There is a certain risk we take when mounting this kind of artwork with a silk border. There is a 10% chance that it will not come out well, and need to be disc...
by Gary
Nov 13, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Charcoal Bamboo Landscape Drawing
Replies: 3
Views: 16789

In a way, I guess I have been holding some in reserve. I've been "metering them out" over the last few months. The key issue is the fact that the artist has announced his retirement due to health reasons. I've been trying to convince him (in very subtle ways) to come out of retirement, and make just...
by Gary
Nov 13, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Can't Find The Word I Want for My Custom Calligraphy Wall Scroll
Topic: question about custom work
Replies: 3
Views: 16488

Well, let me put it to you this way... In Chinese, those characters mean "convienient poop/pee room/house". My Japanese is getting a bit rusty, but I am pretty sure this would be read as "toilet room" in Japanese. But to be honest, it sounds just as bad in Chinese as I made it sound with the English...
by Gary
Nov 12, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: Quote for a specific character?
Replies: 1
Views: 11362

I didn't know that "Ko" could be a surname in Japanese. I know of Kanji such as 故, 子, 個, 戸, 児. But most of those are counting words. Sending an image is probably the safest way to make sure we get the correct character for you. The price for a standard wall scroll with one character is $28.88 We als...
by Gary
Nov 9, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Scroll Mounting in San Diego
Replies: 1
Views: 12428

Well, here's the deal... We do offer scroll mounting services, but not at our San Diego location. All mounting is done in our Beijing workshop. The cost is only $20.00 for scrolls of the size you need. The downside is that is costs almost as much to air mail the scrolls back to you. Postage and pack...
by Gary
Nov 9, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Blank Scrolls Available?
Replies: 2
Views: 23465

We can mount your work to wall scrolls in our workshop in Beijing. Blank scrolls are kind of dangerous in my opinion, as one mistake, and all is lost. But if you do your calligraphy on xuan paper, and then send the paper to Beijing, in about 2 months, you'd get nice wall scrolls returned to you via ...
by Gary
Nov 9, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Mount a rubbing to a scroll
Replies: 1
Views: 12043

The cost to mount it on a silk scroll is only about $70.00 in our Beijing workshop. However, I am limited by Chinese postal regulations to about 32" length for packages. Your 33" wide artwork would yield a scroll that will measure over 40" at the wooden knobs. There are three ways that I can get thi...
by Gary
Nov 9, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Blank Scrolls
Replies: 1
Views: 12088

Dear Irene, There is a lot of misunderstanding about how scrolls are made, or what the normal process is... Here is the typical situation: A piece of artwork or calligraphy is painted on a thin sheet of xuan paper (most people call this rice paper). Once the art is complete, the rice paper is mounte...
by Gary
Nov 9, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Please Add My Special Phrase or Title for a Custom Wall Scroll
Topic: Custom calligraphy, and a compliment!
Replies: 5
Views: 24137

That happens to be the one I thought was closest (there were three "kime" or "きめ" entries in my Japanese dictionary that are commonly-used). This is the exact word that I described in my first reply. My Japanese is getting rusty, but I am pretty sure this is the short form of きめる (kimeru) which just...
by Gary
Nov 9, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Please Add My Special Phrase or Title for a Custom Wall Scroll
Topic: Custom calligraphy, and a compliment!
Replies: 5
Views: 24137

I am not familiar with the word you are talking about. Ki-me (which by the way should sound like "key may") does not have a focus definition in my Japanese dictionary. Keep in mind, this is a Romanization, so many different words or titles can have the same Romanization, but different Japanese Kanji...
by Gary
Nov 9, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: Price for Name in Japanese
Replies: 3
Views: 16692

Sorry, but for names, we only offer Mandarin Chinese transliterations for western names. Japanese calligraphers seldom want to write in Katakana (feeling that it takes the art out of the calligraphy) yet, that is the only character set in Japanese for western words and names. You might want to searc...
by Gary
Nov 9, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Asian art of certain measurements
Replies: 1
Views: 12004

Maybe you should start here: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/search.php?q=koi+fish You can enter the size you want - be sure to select cm (centimeters) and please note that we measure from the outside edge of the silk borders, so add about 10cm to your measurements. You can remove or change the searc...
by Gary
Nov 8, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: North Korean Landscape artwork
Replies: 1
Views: 12165

We are trying to put together another smuggling operation now. We did get a few across the border earlier, but mostly sizes for scrolls. The larger landscapes are being painted/prepared now. There are lots of hurdles and communication issues that make this artwork some of the hardest to get. For thi...
by Gary
Nov 8, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Scroll Sizes
Replies: 1
Views: 11353

I usually don't, but mostly because the costs (artwork, labor, materials) are about the same. I can make calligraphy scrolls in smaller sizes pretty fast if you want one. (About 3 weeks) Also, I have some very long and very thin flower scrolls coming (the scrolls are less than 5" from edge to edge o...
by Gary
Nov 7, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: Delivery Timeframes & Shipping Info
Topic: Delivery to Great Britain, Europe, Canada, Australia, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 17531

Delivery to Great Britain, Europe, Canada, Australia, etc.

This information applies only to non-USA customers: If you order items located at our USA gallery (look for the flag in the upper left corner of any item page), they will be delivered via First Class International Mail (which used to be known as Air Mail or Air Parcel Post). This takes about 14 days...
by Gary
Nov 6, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Searching for a Chongqing stick handler piece
Replies: 3
Views: 15818

It's all in the terminology. Those are actually bamboo slings or bamboo bows (more terminology that will vary depending on who you talk to). Two artists come to mind: Either Ou-Yang Guo-De of Guilin, or Huang Xin-An of Chengdu. Either of them could do a watercolor landscape with a figure walking on ...
by Gary
Nov 6, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Mounting a Chinese painting
Replies: 1
Views: 11539

We did have to recently adjust up our basic price for wall scroll mounting from $17.50 to $20.00 (more because of the exchange rate that's been slipping over the last two years between the Chinese Yuan and U.S. Dollar, rather than any change in labor or material costs - the Dollar is getting really ...
by Gary
Nov 6, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Searching for a Chongqing stick handler piece
Replies: 3
Views: 15818

The Stilwell Museum (often referred to as the Flying Tigers Museum) is pretty cool if you are a WWII buff. It also gives you the feeling of the time when China really liked those of us from North America. Had the KMT not been a bunch of thieves, causing Stilwell to get fed up and leave after the war...
by Gary
Nov 6, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Delivery Timeframes & Shipping Info
Topic: Delivery times and shipping issues in the USA
Replies: 0
Views: 17845

Delivery times and shipping issues in the USA

If you order items located at our USA gallery (look for the flag in the upper left corner of any item page), they will be delivered via Priority Mail in a matter of days to virtually anywhere in the USA. Obviously, if you are on the west coast, it will be a day or two faster than the east coast beca...
by Gary
Nov 6, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Please Add My Special Phrase or Title for a Custom Wall Scroll
Topic: wing chun calligraphy
Replies: 1
Views: 11502

This will be a US$59.88 scroll if you want standard-level calligraphy, and US$99.88 if you want it done by the Master Calligrapher. Since you are in Germany, the strong Euro and weak Dollar will work out in your favor now more than ever. I need some clarification though... When you say Ving Tsun, yo...