Tag Archives: Botanical Symbols in Chinese Art Knowledge Cards

Kings and Camouflage

KING OF PENTACLES GRAPE (PUTAO) – Vitis vinifera The King is trying to hide those brambly prickles under soft, malleable leaves. Reaching out a hand he pretends to generosity and a pleasant demeanour, when we really see him as he … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Golden Fruits

Daily Draw January 6th, 2011 Years ago I used to yak, yak, yak, when things were bad, now I tend to go to ground and slip inside the cave. That’s where I’ve been. Home repairs and a flare-up of pain … Continue reading

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Back to the Three

Daily Draw December 29th, 2010 I’m back to the three decks of flowers and botanicals today. 9 – FORGET-ME-NOT – Marshland GARDENIA – (ZHIZIHUA) – Gardenia jasminoides 29 – COLUMBINE – Affection     I laughed when I drew the … Continue reading

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Harebells on the Moor

Daily Draw December 27th, 2010 Yesterday while cleaning up the kitchen, I discovered a leak under the sink. It had only started as I’d been under the sink a couple of days ago and it was fine, but what a … Continue reading

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Fragrance and Permanence Through Time

Daily Draw June 2nd, 2010 I had an odd dream where I had found three nice oracles to buy for my birthday and I was writing the authors to find out about symbolism so I could make jewellery inspired by … Continue reading

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Let Loose in the Morning

Daily Draw January 31st, 2009 Another one from the Botanical Symbols in Chinese Art Knowledge Cards. MORNING GLORY (QIANNIUBUA) Convolvulus spp. This is a vase from the Ming dynasty (1426-1435). Classically, the Morning Glory is often shown on “hundred flowers” … Continue reading

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A Whisper of Wisteria

Daily Draw January 29th, 2009 I’m going to be using botanical decks leading up to Spring, and today I am using the Botanical Symbols in Chinese Art Knowledge Cards. I have several decks of Knowledge Cards in my collection, and … Continue reading

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