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Year of the Rat 2008 by hedspace77 Year of the Rat 2008 by hedspace77
:heart: Chinese New Year :heart:
"Year of the Rat" (a.k.a. my year! ^^ )
February 7th 2008

I must thank =minami63 for sending me the mini lanterns (a surprise gift in the mail)

The backdrop is an old calendar and the infinite-knot and jewel are specifically made for New Year celebrations. The lei si (red envelope) is larger than the regular sizes, so the rat plushie is not that tiny :D
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mycath Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Student Interface Designer
CUTE RAT :XD: I'm born in the year of the Monkey!!~ Just over 4yrs ago. :XD: Haha
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
Cool! Monkeys are cheeky and intelligent!
It's a long wait until the next Monkey year :aww:
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mycath Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Student Interface Designer
yeppp!!~ 8yrs more to go!~ Such a long time :XD:
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AzeilaRose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Gasp!* You are a rat!!! :faint:
I dont know if I can ever speak to you again.
I'm kidding of course.
But seriosly, my little sista's a rat and uhhh, she's just so perfect, just like the rat is supposed to be. But I do like some rats, such as Yuki in Fubura. And you. ^-^ :heart:
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
:aww: Sounds like your sister wraps people round her little finger! No.. I'm not like that! :giggle:
In Chinese Astrology, the rat cheated it's way to being number 1.. :XD:
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AzeilaRose Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, she's a manipulative little thing. I'm aware of the rat cheating its way, and thats why I cant get over that my sister is a rat, because it fits her so perfectly. XD
I'm sure that you, however, are a very sweet person... like the goat... ;p
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kaaMari Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
AH that's so cute!
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Sw-Ting Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Student Photographer
hey,it's nice work!!
Happy Chinese new year!^^
mine is the Horse~
i have to wait for a long time and it turn to year of the horse.^^
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008   Traditional Artist
I'm not compatible with horses! ;p I'm a rat!
Happy Chinese New Year to you, hope you have lots of lovely food to celebrate!
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Sw-Ting Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Student Photographer
haha!
that's right~
hope u have a lucky year.:)
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oOlilkittyOo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Mini lanterns! :heart:
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
Yeah they're cute! :love:
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LaCamilla Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nyahhh! Simply too cute. :)

(I'm a snake, by the way. ^^)
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
What does that say about you? :D
Rats are smart, as they say!
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LaCamilla Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I have read it a few times, can't remember anything of it now though. ^^'
Ohhh, nice. :D Always good with a bit of wit ^
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BronzeAthlete Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great deviation, its funny coz the year of the rat is actually my year.
I found that out recently, do you know what it means.
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
Cool!! It means you are smart and an opportunist! It's great ain't it?? I'll be thinking of the fellow Rats on DA when I celebrate soon!
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SirZebra Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
That's a awesome Badly Drawn Boy song.
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's awesomely random!
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SirZebra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Seriously. Go on iTunes and look up 'The Year of the Rat'. It's a Badly Drawn Boy song.

I also like this a lot.
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
Aww thanks! My friend is great at drawing animals. I'll ask him to draw a pic of a zebra for you
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wes-chan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
cuuuuute!!! you have the same year as my sister and my mother, then. :)
haha, i'm the year of the sheep. i love the little paper lamps in the picture... they're really cute!!
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
I love the lanterns too... they're marvelous!
Sheep are very artistic and creative!
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xCamix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
so nice! :love:
I think I'm a "monkey", for the Chinese Horoscope! :D
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
Which year were you born? 1992?
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xCamix Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yes! Exactly!
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summergurl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
awww it's super adorable!!:love:
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
I'm so excited!
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norwin02 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Kewl! :) so pretty...
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I like the jewel very much :D
It makes the setting more emperor like!
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norwin02 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
LOL... yeah! did you write the chinese stuff? sin nien kuwai le.... :D happy chinese neww year in advance! :)
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Yes I did write it! I'm not very good at reading and writing Chinese, so my handwriting seems a bit childlike! ^^; But I plan to use the characters in more of my artwork
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norwin02 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
LoL... my chinese handwriting in pen is different with brushes :D
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minami63 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008   General Artist
I really love this arrangement! I was going to make something in honor of Year of the Rat, but I've gotten so busy with the crafts that I'm going to be entering in the competition later this year, that I may not have time to add anything "non-competitive" to my craft list just yet. Oh, this reminds me that I have to find my lycee because I'm going to need some little envelopes for the lion dances I'll be attending! I'd better start looking now, before the New Year actually gets here! I'm so glad you like the lanterns! I still can't believe I forgot to send you the converter, though. *sigh* Brain dead...
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
I thought you said "lychee" then! :XD: The lycee (or lei si) in the picture is a massive one - twice the normal size! So the rat isn't very small itself. It looks like a mouse :D
Yay! I love the lanterns very much! :dance: Please don't worry about the converters, they're easy to find. You've done so much for me anyway! Enjoy the lion dances!
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minami63 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   General Artist
Ooo, lychee! Now you've given me a craving for the fruit! I'm waiting anxiously for the lion dances to be announced because they'll perform all over the island for an entire week. They might get here the week after New Year, though, depending on their schedule for the rest of the state. We only have one group that does the dances out here, so they're very busy during Chinese New Year!
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asterisk2100 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
still some days to come! :D
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
Can you tell I'm so excited?! All that lovely food...
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asterisk2100 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's on the 7th, Feb. and I am looking forward to the food :D
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008   Traditional Artist
I'm Cantonese, so I celebrate it Hong Kong style! :D
How about you - are you Chinese??
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asterisk2100 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what is the Hong Kong style?
No I am not Chinese :D I am Vietnamese and we cook ;-)
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Oh cool! On sunday, we had Peking Duck and Sweet and Sour King Prawns.. :drool:
And obviously Lotus Cake!
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asterisk2100 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
boah, and you did not invite me?????
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008   Traditional Artist
HHahaha! Sorry, it's a family thing! :D
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i-m-d-night Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
thats so cute! mine is the snake...
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i-m-d-night Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
yep 1989! and whats yours?
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
It's obvious isn't it? ^_^ ...1984, Year of the Rat!
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i-m-d-night Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
o ya hehe silly me :blush:
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