Painting Journals with Japanese colored papers.
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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Year of the Dragon

"Dear Dragon"Miki Ohno

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 10.12 × 14.33 inches paper board.

It's common in Japan to send new years card with images of each animal of the year in Chinese Zodiac.  These 12 animals were applied to the numeral for easy understanding of time concept among people in ancient China.

My stable image of dragon is the striped "My Father's Dragon" , whose butt looks massive as Ziggy's.

Ziggy is better at climbing than flying.  He got this tower for a happy holiday gift.