Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year of the Rabbit (4709)

I just couldn't let the start of the new year pass without an illustration to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit (my daughter and Father-in-law's year). Here's a quick scene of Miss Bunny giving out laysee (red envelopes) to the Lion dancer with firecrackers in the background. This year, my littlest one will be the tail of the Chinese school's Dragon during it's New Year's celebration. She's really looking forward to it, and so am I!

22 comments:

  1. ooooo, I love this! and how fun for your daughter. You are being so productive Shirley it makes me want to paint like crazy to try and keep up. ;)

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  2. : ) Karen, you are so kind. Wishing you and yours an awesome Chinese New Year's! Hope you get to enjoy some chinese food with your daughter!!

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  3. So wonderful Shirley. Thank you for your comment. I have been completely remiss in my blogging! Your work is so luscious. I love your Dusty illustration, your February post, ah, you're just so good!!!

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  4. Happy New Year Shirley! Hope that all is well with you and the girls and you are happy. It's been such a long time since I have come to visit and I have just taken in all the beautiful illustrations that you have posted. They keep me inspired and as usual, take me to my whimsical peaceful word created by you. It's just something so very comforting about your illustrations. They are like a warm blanket and cocoa on a cold frosty day. They bring me such joy and transport me to a different place. I would love to see your work animated one day. It is just so awesome Shirley. Truly it is. It's wonderful. Thanks for stopping by to visit me. I have been so busy. We are still packing up our home to move to NC and it's so much going on right now, but all is well and I look forward to getting settled. Miss you something awful and I know I need to call. You are the best!
    Hugs
    V

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  5. Shirley! This is amazing. Wow, did your timeoff really amp up your work. There is such a renewed vibrancy to each piece you have posted, of late. I love the colors and composition in this piece. Truly incredible.

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  6. This is wonderful Shirley! How fun to get to be the dragon's tail!! :)

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  7. A lovely illustration Shirley! Gung hay fat choy to you! ;)

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  8. Your New Year celebrations sound such fun Shirley. I love the dear rabbits getting into costume! Also great news; I have another player as part of our pay it forward so only 1 more space now!
    Gung hay fat choy! Enjoy :0)
    Jane x

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  9. Such little cuties for the Chinese New Year! I can imagine that your little one will offer as spectacular a part to the play as her mama does to her beautiful art! Many continued blessings to you! :o)

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  10. Happy Chinese New Year!
    Cute drawing.

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  11. Yay! Happy New Year! This is so fantastically festive and happy. Brilliant colors. And wheeee, your little one will be the tail! That's where all the best action is! (and I meant that in the most G-rated way)

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  12. Happy New Year Shirley! This is so fun! Love the pose and expressions! Your work has a life all of it’s own and it’s a wonderful life! Perfect color scheme as well! Your header is adorable! ... as is your valentine Illo! Happy Birthday Shirley’s mom!

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  13. Happy Year of the Rabbit! Such a fabulous illustration, Shirley. :) Congrats to your daughter - I hope she has a ton of fun! Theresa

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  14. I am late! I am late! Okay. I did not read the instructions well. About that pay-forward thing. May I just blow off the instructions and may I just have a free give-away? No tagging, no instructions, please? I was looking for you at Etsy. Do you have an Etsy store?

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  15. Gosh Shirley. You never cease to amaze me with your artwork. This one is cute AND brilliant!

    Hugs!! :)

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  16. Happy New Year. So beautifully adorable!

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  17. happy new year to you too! your watercolors just keep getting better and better. nobody draws a cuter rabbit then you :)

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  18. Sooooo wonderful! The world is a cuter place, all because of you!!

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  19. Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!!! we celebrate it too in Indonesia :D

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  20. I love this. My granddaughter was born on Thursday, so we all all excited that she is the year of the rabbit. I still admire the painting you sent me last year. Thank you so much for being so kind.

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  21. This is the sweetest year of the Rabbit illo! I love the lion with dem bunnies! I really love your color combo here. Happy New Year, Shirley!

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