Sunday 14 February 2010

Red Paris!

Today the streets of Paris, between Chinese lanterns and heart-shaped balloons, have literally painted red. In fact, more than the Carnival devoted to Valentine's Day, February 14th also marks the start of Chinese New Year. So, while in a spot it was celebrating the Spring Festival with the the "Dragon Dance" and firecrackers, in another area of the town a festive group of masked people, who at the sound of drums, was parading giving their own interpretation of tall couple. Yes, because the main theme of Carnival, in honor of Valentine's Day, focused on couples improbables; It was a pity that my boyfriend has refused to dress like a bear, otherwise I would be able to fulfill my dream to form the odd couple that I have created on this notebook a little time ago... It would really be a perfect opportunity to celebrate the impossible love of these two funny characters...

About tall couples: at a certain point, the two parades (the carnival and the Chinese New year ones) met together giving rise to this odd couple:

Although these two worlds seem apparently very far, this meeting is the emblem of multiculturalism in Paris and its extraordinary ability to mix all identities.

I was forgetting to say that 2010 is the year of the tiger. According to the Chinese Zodiac, who is born under the sign of the Tiger is someone equipped with a magnetic personality, sense of authority and independence. On the other hand, Tiger persons are quite indifferent, a little cold, proud and ambitious. And for celevration this New Chinese Year, I've hand carved a rubber stamp featuring the Tiger. Voilà!

2 commenti:

Flora Chang on 17 February 2010 at 22:20 said...

I don't know how you carve those tiny tiny stamps; I tried before and it hurt my eyes... :)
Happy Chinese New Year!!xx

Memi The Rainbow on 18 February 2010 at 00:26 said...

he he thank you;
never fear! At the beginning I went mad as well carving small details.... but you’ll see that with time and patience you can do tiny rubber stamps too!! I’m sure about considering at the style of your illustrations; in fact your draws, more than being really cute, are very clean and basic and they are fitting to be turned into rubber stamps! Don’t give up and continue to try, maybe even using a good light so your eyes will thank you ;)

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