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Zen Brush Year of the Snake Original Sumi Ink Painting for the Chinese New Year Zodiac 2013 by Seiko Morningstar, illustrator of Zen by the Brush. In Chinese astrology, the snake is associated with beauty and wisdom. The sinuous serpent embodies esoteric knowledge and spiritual discovery which is why they are sacred to many ancient cultures around the globe.

2013 the Year of the Water Snake begins on February 10, 2013. (moon calendar)

Snake Years are sixth in the cycle, following the Dragon Years, and recur every twelfth year. 1905*1917*1929*1941*1953*1965*1977*1989*2001*2013

You will receive a unique, original sumi ink painting. Size is 4" x 9" on heavyweight watercolor papers, with red seal ( my signature: " sei " = star "ko"= lake) painted by Seiko Morningstar illustrator of Zen by the Brush. Comes with a # 10 red envelope. All wrapped in cello to protect. Beautiful to send seasons greetings to a friend or for your meditation space.

For Birthdays, birth announcement and just to give yourself for luck in the New Year !

Traditional Zen painting is a unique form of art. Zen art is bold, energetic and direct, depicting an image with a few strokes of the brush to capture and express the essence or spirit of the moment. Once a line is put down, it cannot change. But in its direct simplicity, one finds playful profundity that can be appreciated by one and all.

The Snake is strongly related with deep mysticism, valuable wisdom, and knowledge. Most snake people are enigmatic, deep thinking, and maybe the wisest of all Chinese Horoscope signs. A Snake person can evolve to become a philosopher, investigator, scientist, actor, spiritual leader, analyst, doctor, magician, or leader of the back scene.

2013 is the Year of the Snake in the Chinese Zodiac

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Frequently asked questions about ZenBrush

I love custom orders and have happy collectors! There's no better way to express yourself than with your own ideas and designs and i am happy to collaborate. So contact me! Original art has the unique energy of the artist and is well worth the investment in enjoyment. Paintings and cards can be personalized and I am quick and will give you options.
Art and cards are in cello envelopes and gift wrapped in colorful tissue paper - ready to gift - to someone special or yourself!
Lets discuss wholesale! Contact me for quantities and costs.
4 x 9 inch paintings fit well in a standard frame 8.5 x 11 with matting
6 x 9 inch paintings fit well in 10 x 13 frame with matting
12 x 12 inch paintings fit in a "album" cover frame perfectly.
In case my wild brushstrokes come close to the edge of the paper, you could "float" art with the matting opening larger than the artwork.
Traditional scroll mounting is also available, contact me for details.

Zen Brush Year of the Snake 2013 Zen Art Original Painting for the Chinese New Year Zodiac


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ink, black and white, envelope, watercolor, paper, brush painting
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