Friday, June 13, 2008

The Chinese word for cat--mao--is pronounced the same as the work for longevity. For this reason, the cat is a symbol of good luck and long life. Chinese artists often paint these playful, curious creatures interacting with butterflies which are symbols of love.
The Chinese symbols in the lower left are butterfly and cat. The red seal means peaceful time and wonderful scene. Chinese symbol in lower right is my name.
I have done this same painting for a post card exchange. A couple of people wanted one, so I did it again.
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1 comment:

Lin said...

Donn -- this is AWESOME!!! The cat is so perfect, I can hear her purrrrrriiiinnnggg!!!!