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Year of the Dragon
January 23, 2012, 8:51 am
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Year of the Dragon Stamp

Happy Lunar New Year! The Year of the Dragon begins on January 23, 2012, and ends on February 9, 2013.

I love this series of Lunar New Year stamps, and this year’s is no exception. A beautiful paper-cut design combined with grass-style calligraphy and gorgeous color. Doesn’t it just make you want to write letters all year?

Water Dragon

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This is the year of the water dragon. There are 5 elements and 12 animals in the cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, the dragon being the only one that is mythical. By tradition, dragons are not feared, but are considered magical or divine — especially at this time of renewed hope for the future.

The Lunar New Year is traditionally celebrated with LUCK being the center of attention. Lucky foods such as kumquats are eaten and given as gifts. Lanterns, colored red for luck, are hung in rows. And teams of skilled puppeteers manipulate giant dragon figures to dance in parades and at parties. The Year of the Dragon is considered to be the luckiest of all!



2012 Calendar
December 5, 2011, 12:47 pm
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This is the second year of our collaborative calendar. From pole to pole, we explored life on the ice and came up with seven scenes of subtle textures and muted colors. A serene view of the critters who survive the subzero …
The 2012 Uncommon Climate Calendar pays homage to the enduring diversity of species living in one of the rarest landscapes of our planet, the Arctic. This signed and numbered limited edition calendar marks the second annual collaboration of the two artists who created it.
Each page becomes a 5×7 limited edition artprint to frame + keep. seven scenes in all. printed on 100% cotton archival paper by hand on two antique letterpress machines – with love.
A collaboration between Allison of BirdDog Press and Theresa of WonderBound Press.



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