Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! I'm sorry for the late late post. I won't be late for the next post. Still haven't recovered from Holiday blackhole (working at retail during Christmas season does quite a bit of mental damage for me). So to my shame, this is not quite a new image. You can see this at my snowboard illustration post on December.

What is this?! Why, Daruma doll, of course! It's a Japanese wish doll. You draw an eye while making a wish and then when the wish comes true, you can draw the other eye! Daruma doll is a symbol of optimism, good fortune and strong determination. Daruma was a Buddhist monk who came from India (I think?) to spread Buddhism in Korea and Japan. Some Japanese people use this doll for goal setting tool.

I hope in this new year, everything you've wished for and set goals for comes true. Let's all complete the other eye of Daruma.


Juju Bean said...

Happy Lunar New Year Hyein! :)

Alina Chau said...

Love the design!

Hyein Lee said...

Thank you Yulian! Happy new year to you too.

Thank you, Alina.

Wendy said...

I love this promo! so pretty!