This year, the Chinese New Year lies on January 31st, 2014.
So... this is a premature Happy New Year to everybody!
It also means that I am finally early for once. That's pretty significant.
At the beginning of a new year, we always wish the best for our fellow human beings as well as good fortune for our own loved ones. Traditionally, we represent that with symbols of prosperity, longevity, good fortune, peace and love... and all in double. The symbols are usually paired and comparable because we wish that our good fortunes come in twos. So, for everybody watching this... Happy New Year. And all the very best for you and your loved ones... in double.
Pattern credit: Modified traditional sources
Equipment: Cutting board, artisan cutting blade (#11)
Paper: Canson Mi-Tienes #553 (Cadmium Yellow) - 98lbs/160gsm
Size: see ruler
Took: A while. Didn't keep my hours this time.
Started working with the cadmium yellow Mi-Tienes this time. I am still working through my stash. But it's a nice and familiar feeling working with a paper that I am used to.