The Year of the Horse

Close up of an orange dragon puppet, Chinese new year celebrations, Austin, Texas
OrangeDragonNo1-1, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

Happy Chinese New Year, everybody! It’s now the Year of the Horse. I was actually born in the Year of the Horse and my mother was also born in the Year of the Horse. In fact, when I was born, there was some kind of astral event so I’m actually (technically) what they refer to as a “Fire Horse.” It’s a bit whacked out in Chinese New Year speak, but both my mother and I are “Fire Horses.” How fun!

They say the Fire Horses are almost like strong horses. I have always thought that “Fire Horse Studios” would make a great name for an encaustic studio. In fact, I should open one by that name some day. I think it would work, don’t you?

I have always loved the Chinese New Year and the iChing even if I cannot always follow along with what they are presenting. It’s fascinating to me and such an inspiration artistically. I love these puppets and the Chinese dancers (acrobats, really) and also tons of fireworks, plus the wonderful zodiac symbols. It really is a wonderful source of artistic inspiration, even if you don’t really believe in all of the musings.

For this Year of the Horse, since it’s my year (sort of) I am going to try to concentrate on making things better for the future. I hope that one day I can be an even more exciting, dynamic “Fire Horse” creature.

I hope you are having a great Chinese New Year. Happy New Year!

Until next time…

1 Comment

  1. Great Grandma Lin
    February 11, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    thanks for the reminder fire horse!

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