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Every friday a new word, a new challenge: It keeps me illustrating.

20 september 2016

15 september 2016

IF orange

A Chinese legend:

In the ancient past, there was a hero named Hou Yi who was an excellent archer. His wife was Chang'e. One year, the ten suns rose in the sky together, causing great disaster to people. Yi shot down nine of the suns and left only one to provide light. A god admired Yi and sent him the elixir of immortality. Yi did not want to leave Chang'e and be immortal without her, so he let Chang'e keep the elixir. But Peng Meng, one of his apprentices, knew this secret. So, on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar, when Yi went hunting, Peng Meng broke into Yi's house and forced Chang'e to give the elixir to him. Chang'e refused to do so. Instead, she swallowed it and flew into the sky. Since she loved very much her husband and hoped to live nearby, she chose the moon for her residence. When Yi came back and learned what had happened, he felt so sad that he displayed the fruits and cakes Chang'e liked in the yard and gave sacrifices to his wife. People soon learned about these activities, and since they also were sympathetic to Chang'e they participated in these sacrifices with Yi.

This is now the Chinese Mid Autumn festival on september 15.



9 september 2016

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On a wagon bound for market
there's a calf with a mournful eye
High above him there's a swallow
winging swiftly through the sky (song)

12 augustus 2016

IF tiny

Hey! Big Dutch farm girl! Watch your wooden shoe! Don't step on something tiny!!!!!!!!!!!


If you have something tiny you must be very careful and good





and then it can grow into big love

26 juli 2016

IF trapped



 
 

                                     Sometimes you feel trapped, lost and alone
                                     but when someone finds you,
                                     you get unlost, unalone and untrapped.
                                     It's not a miracle, it just happens.


16 juli 2016

8 juli 2016