All is as it should be, no need to double check on your calendar, there was no Time travel and we’re still going with this bizarre year 2020.
With a sort of memory lane, we noticed the illustration we did way back in 2018 to celebrate the beginning of the Dog Year in the new Lunar Calendar and it seems that we have never shared it on the blog and the feeling of a sort of lost dog just won’t do, so here you go!
Hopefully it will transport you to remember the good things of that year and who knows, a great opportunity to see what you have accomplished since then – or instead – have the chance to work on now.
You can also delve into the perspective of how the current Present would seem so surreal back then…
It’s time for the linework!
Permeated with the wishes of sailing full speed ahead, hopefully with less of a bumpy road and clear skies, as the steering wheel works with your efforts and the winds lead the ship through the most beautiful waters!
A new Lunar Year has started on the 25th January and celebrations will go on until the 8th of February- it’s the (Metal) Rat Year bringing stability and longevity.
This means that besides having the beginning of the new year of 2020, it’s also the beginning of a new decade and even more exciting, it’s the beginning of a new cycle of the 12-year zodiac signs!
The beginning of this new cycle is believed to bring a new wave of new opportunities and chances for each person to make responsible choices that can turn unfortunate or less favourable situations into productive and pleasant factors.
With renewed strength and determination, let’s grab this ship’s wheel and steer it safely into new beginnings with better endings!
The two of us have loved Asian culture even before we could read. The main culprit was a Chinese martial arts series back in the 80’s, with equal amounts of kung fu and cheesy drama and pretty clothes. Oh, those pretty, pretty clothes…
When the golden gates of the internet years opened, we indulged in countless hours of feverish research but it was at a local Chinese restaurant that we first heard our cheerful waitress say “Gongxi Facai!” as she handed us a complimentary calendar. “May you be happy and prosperous!” it was the meaning of those lovely words and we asked her what was the occasion. “Lunar Year!”
We can’t say we remember what animal was designated on that particular year but suddenly, to have gained the knowledge of this whole different year calendar with its different zodiac beasts, made our imaginations soar high. And years later here we are, writing about this with a happy smile and a cheerful image to match (hopefully) that has its own little wild story, straight from our imagination. Continue reading