I hope you are well and the week is unfolding in its perfect grace for you. Whatever challenges you face, may your cares be lightened with sights and sounds of Spring and God’s continuing love. If it is approaching winter for you may you be warm and protected.
A mantle of light we once had, we still have. Don’t forget you have a mantle of light, for we are all children of God !
This is a fan i painted for my mum. It is a tree of gold and silver leaves which represent the years of her life to me. I like to paint trees for older people on fans because it represents the wisdom they have accumulated over their years. Its a beautiful celebration of the years of the life of an older person. There is also a lovely little phoenix on the side representing me.
I hope you are all well, and taking it easy during this busy time of celebration. I hope for all who are nof celebrating Chinese New Year that your year is starting out great. If it is not, breathe and relax into the new year. That is what i am telling myself !
I painted this silk fan as a gift for my teacher. I was so happy she liked it. It is the first silk fan i painted so i was pretty nervous. The fan is painted with acrylic paint. Please do not try to use Chinese inks as the ink will bleed all over the fan !
The design is winterblossoms, and some are open and some are budding. The petals are also floating in the wind. It is stamped winter at the top, with my name at the side. I was aiming for something contemplative, and dreamy. I think it is both. The kind of artwork you look at when relaxing, and drinking tea. Pondering the fragrant, but fleeting nature of life.