Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dim Sum Yum!

The topic this week is Capital "C" "China," or small "c" china. We just love words that have different meanings! That alone offers many choices for the direction of inspiration to go. This encompasses a lot of territory: depending on the choices of measurement, China is the second largest country on the planet. It is the most populous country, counting over a BILLION more people than the United States (that just boggles the mind, doesn't it?)
So, it's BIG!

This is a small architectural project that you can find across China:

And a modern discovery from ancient China:

Terracotta Warriors
Another Chinese treasure is their panda bears. These are on loan to the National Zoo from China.
Baby Bao Bao is now almost two; she will go to China when she turns four.

Mei Xiang and Bao Bao
National Zoo
There is the annual spectacle of Chinese New Year and the dance of the dragon:

Who doesn't like Chinese food? What's not to like about taking tea with some Dim Sum? Like an English tea, the daily ritual can be a little snack to a meal unto itself:

Dim Sum
Which brings us to small "c" china, such as porcelain tea cups:

Royal Albert Provincial Flowers
For sale on Ebay by
We collect floral teacups with black backgrounds. You wouldn't know it as they are packed away for the duration of our kitchen remodeling. But we can still DRAW inspiration from them!

Send us YOUR China or china art! Maybe a twinchie of both! Give it a try!

Submit your two by two inch artwork to:
1xeritas@gmail.com by 2PM Tuesday, August 11, 2015. All submissions will be posted later that day.
Any questions can be submitted to the same e-ddress. Check the pages for "The Rules." 

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