2010 welcomes the year of the tiger.
The magnificent tiger and creature that possesses the balance of energies we understand as yin/yang. In many legends the black and orange/gold stripes represent the two complete phases of the New and Full Moon. Through these phases tiger soul learns when to leap, and when to lie still. Individuals with tiger spirit must learn a balance between passion and calm, pride and humility, contemplation and action. When this is achieved you will inherit the beautiful and noble qualities that tiger spirit has. The gold lettering to the left of the tiger represents the Chinese character for tiger.
The tiger image was shot at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois and the moon was also captured by me. In calligraphy I created the character in Chinese for tiger. All photos had different filters applied to achieve a certain look.
Featured in Live Love Dream 7/20/09. Thank you hosts.
Featured in Tiger Tiger 7/23/09. Thank you hosts.
Featured in All Original Fusion 8/19/09. Thank you hosts.
Winner of All thats Animals challenge 8/27/09 in the All Original Fusion group. Thank you everyone for your votes.
Challenge winner of Totems & Familiars 1/17/10 in Animal Fantasy & Whimsy. Thank you everyone for your vote.
Featured in Back in Black 1/25/10 thank you hosts.
Placed in the top ten of the Year of the tiger 2010 challenge 1/26/10.
Featured in Artists Universe 10/20/11