12.31.2010

Just Add Water….

I’ve been playing around just a little bit with some watercolors.

Here are some Iris .In Japan, the iris is used as a decoration for the “Feast of the Boy” in May.  The upright shape and strong growth are thought to symbolize the ideal of the samurai.

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And in about 30 min, I tried to make a simple plum blossom branch, with magic markers and crayons.

The plum blossom is a symbol of longevity in China. Its delicate bloom emerges in the winter months and signifies life and hope while other plants and trees remain dormant.

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Have a great New Years Eve!!

New Years Eve fireworks (courtesy c r i s at flickr CC)

2 comments:

  1. Both are beautiful. I love the delicateness and softness of the iris. But I also really love the bold contrast in the plum blossom - definitely one of my favorites. That would make a beautiful pattern on some fabric.

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  2. Love the paintings! Hope you have a great New Year...or Nude Year as my kids say. Ha ha, they're such cards.

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