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Topic: Lunar New Year ornament  (Read 959 times)
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« on: January 26, 2006 09:40:33 PM »

The Lunar New Year is coming so I made this to hang on my door.  The character "fu" at the center means good fortune, and we have printed versions on the door (and on the calender) every year.

The red motifs at the corners are bats(!). In Chinese bat is also pronounced as "fu", so bat motifs are considered to bring good fortune as well. I copied the bat motif painted on some bowls, and tried to make the outline with wire (which is not successful because there are too many sharp angles in the motif).  Anyway, thought I'd show this funny draft I drew (top: copied from a rice bowl; bottom: cartoon bat)

Thanks for looking. C&C much appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006 10:46:02 PM »

Nice! Beats all the red and gold paper ones everybody else is putting up. Remember to hang it upside down! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006 09:01:43 AM »

yay! its so lovely and will totally stand out from the paper ones!

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