I was fortunate enough to attend the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2011 (will have to write about that too)
When I returned one of the projects I received was to send a picture to Art Ehon to make a book and use as an app. for prayers to Japan
I did and I loved doing it!I loved the freedom & creative energy that I had doing something good for someone else!
First I researched all the animals that symbolised hope,strength,regrowth,recovery...all good possitive energies!My Mom is a Reiki Master & she was involved with groups in sending Reiki to Japan,I thought this was a way I could do something(however small)
Then I got the biggest piece of paper and started drawing ,just letting the creative juices take over.. I then started painting...
|just pencil outlines and paint|
|Note the salt on the sky,it gives a great texture|
|The dog symbolizes best friend,loyalty,protection, the frog : fertility,transformation,healing,cleansing|
|The rooster wards off evil ,gives courage ,the cat is for gaurdianship,protection,balance|
|Red cow symbolizes hope|
|Dandelions symbolize a wish coming true, hope|
|Cricket symbolizes good luck, fertility, the bear: nuturing,healer|
My friend Sharon took some photographs & I then added the final details on photoshop
|The artwork before wording|