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Zen Year of the Dragon 2012 Original Zen Sumi Brush Painting Card

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Zen Dragon Year of 2012 Original Sumi Painting or the Chinese New Year by Seiko Morningstar illustrator of Zen by the Brush. Dragon Years are 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012. Perfect gift or a lucky year to hang in your meditation space or send as a birth announcement, birthday gift. 4" x 9" on 120 lb watercolor paper. Comes with a red envelope wrapped in cello to send your new years greetings. Or you can frame it and hang up for luck in the coming year.

Dragon people are the most eccentric of any in the eastern zodiac.
The Asian dragon is a composite symbol of all the powerful and beneficial forces of nature, and is particularly related to water from the skies, oceans, and rivers. It is the primary embodiment of the notion of cyclical renewal and life force.

You will receive a unique, original sumi ink and watercolor paintings. Size is 4" x 9" with red seal on 120 lb. watercolor papers by Seiko Morningstar, illustrator of Zen by the Brush. Comes with a # 10 red envelope. All wrapped in cello to protect. Beautiful to send to a friend or for your mediation space.

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. Zen art is often used as a teaching tool and intended as spiritual inspiration, and as an expression of the artist’s awareness. An important component of Zen art is that the character and spiritual force of the painter is transmitted into the painting by the concentration of the artist at the time the work was brushed. Once a line is put down, it cannot change. This makes sumi-e ink painting a demanding feat of the brush. But in its direct simplicity, one finds playful profundity that can be appreciated by one and all. The art form engages the mind as well as the eye through the poems and symbols – even if one is not interested in Zen as philosophy or religion. Zen poetry is often earthy and full of common sense.

2011 is the year of the Dragon and I will be adding new paintings weekly, so check in often!
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Zen Year of the Dragon 2012 Original Zen Sumi Brush Painting Card


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  • Materials: ink, black and white, envelope, watercolor, paper, brush painting, energy, Dragon 10 11 11 0007
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