Cards for the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Ox.
Cards by Colleen on her own home-made paper: water buffalo inspired by Qi Baishi, and origami valentine hearts. Water buffalo enjoying the cool water by Liz M.
Expressive water buffalo from new member Anthony:
New Year wish from teacher Maggie, and home-made envelopes from Zara:
Chris G’s card features Lao Tzu riding his ox backwards, plus amazing origami by herChinese daughter-in-law.
Cards from Hakima and Pat J. Catherine W decorated her pot-plant with Chinese knots and tassels.
Tina made some New Year cards for her grandchildren. Firstly folded an origami ox ‘red envelope – 紅包’, (using you tube video). Put couplets (the calligraphy was written on cut up, used red envelope) in the pocket of the ox, with double sided tape on the back. The idea is for the recipient to ‘hang’ them either side of the door. The house was made from magazine cuttings! 福, fu, fortune, is traditionally written upside-down.