Happy New Year!

A friend, Stephanie Chou, a Master Calligrapher and artist, asked me to design a card to celebrate "Year of the Dog" to add to her collection she posts during the year. I'm humbled that she asked, and pulled together this design that I completed at 2AM... In the upper left is my name in Chinese, designed by her uncle, a linguist, who took into consideration my personality type as well. (The pronunciation is "Meng Lu") The symbol on the lower right means "Dog" for this Zodiac year.("Lily" of Lunenburg was my silhouette model...)

The background is that twirling technique again, but I did some alterations to the single piece to be multiplied. My first reaction to the finished mandala was that it looked like a hairball! But in completion, I see a celebration and fireworks, more suited to this Doggy Celebration!
I am so impressed with your art work Louise! Your friend will treasure this I am sure! I love the Chinese writing! I always wanted to see my name written in Chinese. A beautiful image! Fav!
posted March 3rd, 2018  
Beautiful done. Happy Chinese New year to you too.
posted March 3rd, 2018  
lovely result :)
posted March 3rd, 2018  
This is very well designed Louise, very striking colours.
posted March 4th, 2018  
Beautifully done!
posted March 4th, 2018  
Stunning result. Fav
posted March 4th, 2018  
Wonderful result.
posted March 4th, 2018  
Very nice. Creative. Love the concept and the color choices. Happy New Year to you and Ken. Fav
posted March 4th, 2018  
Wonderful result...lovely design
posted March 4th, 2018  
It's beautiful Louise. What a great image.
posted March 4th, 2018  
Great design :)
posted March 4th, 2018  
Very nice
posted March 4th, 2018  
You are ridiculously talented, Miss Louise!
posted March 4th, 2018  
Beautiful!
posted March 4th, 2018  
Fabulous, Louise! It is beautiful, Stephanie will adore it I’m sure. 2:00 AM?! Oh my.
posted March 4th, 2018  
Fabulous result Louise, well done you :)
posted March 4th, 2018  
Very striking!
posted March 4th, 2018  
So very creative - I love this - and so will your friend. Fav.
posted March 4th, 2018  
You are so talented.
posted March 4th, 2018  
This is fantastic, Louise! I had already faved it but now had the time to go back and read your story and description! You are amazing! Now, the only thing that would have made it better was Sophie's silhouette...LOL! Very well done!
posted April 3rd, 2018  
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