Lately, I have been admiring a book: The practical art of Chinese brush painting.
I am looking for inspiration for my next bookbindings. I look up theirs characteristic and different ways to represent the world, and I am trying to learn somehow about theirs techniques.
Besides in this particular book there are some indexes with the symbolism of plants, animals, figures, etc. and auspicious compositions, which I intend to use in the future.
Some of the best:
“May there be peace”
“Good fortune year after year”
“Joy to come”
“Good luck in one hundred undertakings”