Jan 21, 2012

Getting started...

So, tomorrow I'm getting together with Tammi and we're going to iron out our ideas and then we can start working on our collaboration: a dragon visiting a lady bear. It's quite exciting, I love Tammi's creations and am thrilled we're going to work together on this project. I've pulled together some mohairs that could become the bear, and odds and ends that could be useful and... fabric! Yes, at Fabricland they had this lovely green with almost a scale-like print, almost batik like... this will become the dress or perhaps the dragon's wings. Anyway, it's going to be fun and a great learning experience!

Happy Year of the Dragon!

Celebrate it, rejuvenate yourself! And if you've flubbed up on your New Year's resolutions, here's a good spot to try again!

"The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast – the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.

5th in the cycle, Dragon Years follow the Rabbit and recur every 12th year.
1904 * 1916 * 1928 * 1940 * 1952 * 1964 * 1976 * 1988 * 2000 *2012"

text and image from http://ivisitnewyork.com/chinese-new-year-2012

Tammi is a papier mache artist, so I thought this dragon would be a cool one to share with all of you! "Camarillo artist BiJian Fan created this dragon sculpture to welcome 2012, the year of the dragon." It's "just" paper!
from http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/jan/03/local-artist-bijian-welcomes-the-year-of-the-drago/

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