Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Towards the Sunshine by Ching-Chou Kuik

Happy New Year, dear friends!

2018 was a most difficult year for me.  I am looking forward to this new year, being happy, and moving on.  Sunflowers are known to be "happy" flowers. I chose this beautiful image "Towards the Sunshine" because it showcases these lovely flowers. 
Many authors and countless artists have used the symbolism of these flowers to inspire them.  Here is a more detailed explanation of their meaning and symbolism: 

I created this card for Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly Facebook Challenge.  The theme is "New Beginnings". You may win some gorgeous images, if you enter.

I used Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils to colour this image.  The sunflowers are handmade.  I included the dragonflies because of their meaning and symbolism as well: 

"The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world, symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life."

I wish you a healthy and wonderful new year.  Hugs, Lori P xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frames:         Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Ovals" and "Classic Ovals Large" dies
Label:            Spellbinders "Classic Circles Large" dies
Flourish:        Crafter's Companion "Filigree Flourish" die
Borders:        Martha Stewart "Pinking Scallop" punch
Sunflowers:   SVG file
Dragonflies:   Marvy Uchida "Dragonfly"punch

Ribbon, pearls, beads, Magic Mesh and Flower Soft are from my stash.