Thursday, January 06, 2011

Year Of The Rabbitt SOLD


Year Of The Rabbit SOLD

9" by 12" original oil on wrap around canvas with side painted.

The rabbit has represented hope of the Chinese people for a long time. It is tender and lovely. The moon goddess Chang'e in Chinese legend had a rabbit as her pet, which stimulated the thought that only the rabbit was amiable enough to match her noble beauty. The Chinese character 'Tu' (rabbit) is part of 'Yi' (escape or leisure) indicating speed and distance. The Han people have a custom that a pregnant woman is not allowed to eat rabbit meat for fear that the child will be born with a harelip. The newborn is given paintings of children and rabbits representing that the child will have a peaceful and happy life.

I loved that the rabbit is a symbol of hope!  We all need to have hope and to be reminded that there is always hope where there is life!  The new year is a great time to be reminded of this and to focus on being kind to ourselves each day.  Thanks for checking in with me and for all your wonderful comments.
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2 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Rabbits are just fantastic creatures! You did a great job on this one and your explanation of the rabbit being a symbol of hope was very interesting.

Heidi said...

This has to be the most gorgeous rabbit painting I've ever seen. Is there any way I could use this image on my blog with a link back to your blog?