Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Gung Hay Fat Choy...!"

(click on above for pronunciation and Chinese characters...it's pretty cool!)
...In celebration of the
the Chinese Lunar New Year which began yesterday.
"2009...The Year of the Ox"
A New Year's Market... Image Source: Wikipedia
" Have a Wonderful new Year
Filled With Blessings..."

The calligraphy was copied from a Chinese New Year card
I was given.
The stamps in the lower right hand corner are from
a Chinese chop my sister gifted me
from her trip to China.
For more really interesting information about this holiday
click here...good stuff, I promise!

May Prosperity Be With You! :)

"If you are planning for a year, sow rice;
if you are planning for a decade, plant trees;
if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."
~Chinese Proverb

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember;
involve me and I'll understand."
~Chinese Proverb


Teri C said...

It is beautifully done Margaret. You are always right on top of current events!

Ana Tirolese said...

Happy (Chinese) New Year! Very nice work. The sound bite was interesting.

3rdEyeMuse said...

... and I thought the last piece was my new fav ... this one is brilliant. :)

happy year of the ox to you, too!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Delightful post and illustration. Really liked all the Chinese proverbs... they say so much in beautifully descriptive language.Just looked at my verification word to post this comment and its JOYAH - very apt for celebrating Chinese New Year.

soulbrush said...

since my visit to hong kong 25 years ago, i adore all things chinese, the reds are redder than red.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy New Year Margaret. The chinese characters are well done. I think they are difficult to write. The painting is very chinese too. Beautiful.

Sherry said...

And a happy, prosperous and safe new year to you, my friend!

Sandy said...

Simply stunning, your posts always brighten my day!


Our humble new President is in fact born as Obama the Ox. He will plow our field for years.

Serena said...

What a great post and beautiful drawing!

japochine said...

Margaret, I thought of your talent when I volunteered for an art miles project at the Long Beach Aquarium. I am working up an illustration for two 5x12 canvas panels to be painted by children of all ages next Tuesday. Your talent would make you a natural for this. Thanks for visitng my blog.

This Ox year begins well for me.

studio lolo said...

fabulous sketchbook spread! The quotes are perfect again too. I just love coming here!!!

I should have drawn an Ox for animal wednesday. Instead I showed my fat kitty :D oops, we don't say f-a-t!

purplepaint said...

Margaret - this is too cool! Isn't Kanji fun to do? Love all your latest work! Marva

marianne said...

What a beautiful Chinese new year card!
Just LOVE it!
Happy New Year to you. Hope your migraine is gone to saty away!
I have to catch up .........I will try next week. I have been looking
at all your posts but I have te read them as well
Thanks for all your lovely wishes Margaret!