ACTION ! ACTION ! ACTION !
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the "New Year of the Brown Earth Dog" characteristic word is ACTION! So true that this year, my New Years Cards were here early! This year I've limited them to only 80 prints. The orders came and went and I now only have 5 left. THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH for sharing my love with you, your family and friends!
Year of the Brown Earth Dog Cards/Glückbringer
(February 16, 2018-February 04, 2019)
Available in 3 sizes: Large Cards (14x19cm), NEW! Small Cards (11x17cm) and Postcards 12x16cm.
Good Luck Cards: Give your loved ones and yourself an extra pinch of luck in the new year with this good luck card, individually made just for you. Simply write your wish on the back of the card and hang it up in a place where you can see it, to remind yourself of your goals, wishes and dreams. Let 2018 be a prosperous year!
Glücksbringer: Das Jahr des „Erde Hund“ naht! Schenke deinen Liebsten und dir selbst einen wunderschönen, selbst gemachten Hauch Glück im kommenden Jahr mit diesem Glücksbringer. Schreibe einfach deinen Wunsch auf die Rückseite des Glücksbringers und hänge es an einem Ort, wo man seine Ziele, Wünsche und Träume immer vor Augen hat. Lasst 2018 ein erfolgreiches Jahr werden!
What does my limited original "hand pulled" linoprint art cards means?
About my process (take a look at the photos below). After I design, carve out my block and have that all ready to go, I begin measuring and cutting my linodruckpapier. I print each cards on high quality 120g/qm linoprint paper. After the determined limited amount of print has been reached, I stop creation for a particular art piece because the block print that I carved starts to deteriorate. Some artist destroy their blocks. As I receive orders, I begin hand printing and hand pulling each block prints using high quality Schminke Linoprint color. When the prints dry and set, I number and sign each print (both in English and in my Japanese HANKO signature stamp) and then professionally mount on either large or small cards and put them together with a soft ridged matching envelope and put them in a protected clear plastic sleeve. I do the same for postcard orders.
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FACT: The 2018 Chinese New Year begins on Friday, February 16. According to the Chinese 12-animal zodiac system, 2018 is the Year of the Dog - succeeding the Year of the Rooster and preceding the Year of the Pig. Chinese New Year takes place on different dates each year because it is based on the lunar calendar. It is said that as the year ends with an eight, it's been considered an especially lucky year by the Chinese people. This is because in certain Chinese dialects, the sound of the word 'eight' is similar to the sound of the word 'fortune'. The Chinese regard dogs as an auspicious animal with a very keen sense of understanding humans. The Chinese believe that if a dog happens to come to your home, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. Maybe because the characteristics of Dogs are persistence, meticulously attentive, responsible workers and seem to have good fortune in wealth.