A dear friend of mine who lived with us in Dar and has since moved to Mexico gave me this from her beautiful collection of Chinese kites that she aquired working as a librarian in China. This long guy hangs over my head every day where I work.
These little dragons are from Foshan, the village in China where there is an enormous mountain that is used as a kiln. You go there and you can find thousands of potters selling handmade stuff on the streets. I absolutely love my little dragons.
In Miao country there are lots of camillia farms, and the women farmers are dressed in these gorgeous sequined, beaded dresses. They wear their long black hair in rolls, and a mother and daughter share hair, they use long cuttings of hair to make the roll. I was hosted in CONTINUE >
I love these little dragons so much. I bought them on the sidewalk in Foshan, China, and they symbolize all that is splendid about China. Dragons impart luck, power, and strength. There is nothing simple about the Chinese concept of luck, though I’ve seen it misunderstood in the west. Luck CONTINUE >
We found this on the outskirts of Guangzhou. I repainted it because it was faded. I love the density of Chinese art. Their art matches the density of both their language and their core philosophy. I study the I Ching regularly. The distilled wisdom of the I Ching is incredibly CONTINUE >