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An Old Chinese Poem

The leaves break the bandage of the green stem, stretch themselves and form a green pool with untidy edges. Now the flower comes from out of the vast surface of the water, just like a very beautiful woman coming gracefully from her bath

forest friends is a pencil drawing which I thought looked nice just simply with a timber look, I’m going to also colour her properly for a whole different version soon, meanwhile, I hope you like this one.

I photographed the original pencil drawing, and added layers from Crumble.Crackle.Burn. with permission

This girl is expressing her love for nature at a fountain where a single lotus serves as a symbolic reminder… more info below

*Lotus*_ A common symbol in Asian art, the lotus symbolizes birth and rebirth through the fact that the petals open when the sun comes out and close when the sun sets. Also a symbol for fertility, creation, and purity. The long stem symbolizes our connection to our origins, while the flower represents the enlightenment to which we aspire_
from about.com

To the Chinese it symbolizes ultimate purity and perfection because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. Every part of the plant, from roots to petals can be put to good use and has medicinal properties. As such, the plant as a whole, conveys deep significance. Esoterically, it represents inward emptying and outward splendor and this conveys the true nature of reality according to the Buddhist philosophy.
from what’s your sign.com

here is the coloured version of forest friends

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Comments

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Karin, I like the way you presented the drawing.

  • thank you very much Rosalie :)

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  • michellerena
    michellerenaabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work as always Karin

  • thank you so much Michelle :)

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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 3 years ago

    This reminds me of the pyrography feature that we saw last week. Lovely work, Karin! Love the lotus, and all her gorgeous friends :)

  • oh yeah Mel, perhaps that’s gotten inside my head and influenced me, I’d say it must have :) Thank you so much!! x

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  • Barbara Cannon  ART.. AKA Barbieville
    Barbara Cannon...about 3 years ago

    Wonderful …love it :)

  • thank you so much Barbara :)

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  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderabout 3 years ago

    love your art…this is amazing…

  • aw, thank you so very much troader :)))

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  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 3 years ago

    wonderful!

  • thank you so much Patricia!! x

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 3 years ago

    gentle and just so very lovely :) xxx

  • thank you so much Lisa :) xox

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  • adambogusz
    adamboguszabout 3 years ago

    this is lovely karin…love the faded treatment you’ve achieved here

  • thank you so much Adam, really appreciated :)

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  • JaneClaire
    JaneClaireabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful Karin, love your work. xx

  • Thanks so much JaneClaire, so pleased you like it :) xx

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  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful penmanship :)

  • oh thanks so muchly TotS!!! The auto correct thins our Toto!! Lol :))

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  • Thinks your Toto oops!! xx

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