"Plus there's the Chinese New Year role of the 'Nian', the ferocious beast which they frighten off with all the firecrackers at midnight, which this looks like a portrait of.
"My linguist friend shared all this with his colleagues. Here is one's reply:
Gordon Mathieson here. IFEL class starting April 1963.
I liked this discussion and might want to add something.
I had published a couple of years ago,…"
"Brad - Please thank Carl! I lived in China for enough years to have seen the longevity character upside down on so many doors at Spring Festival and I'd forgotten all about that! Talk about the brain not working well when you're not…"
"Regarding the orientation as posted and translation, I have feedback from a friend of mine, Carl Masthay, PhD, a linguist who specializes in Chinese:
This turned out very simple to answer. These are many variants of the Chinese character for…"
"Your mail's arrived! Thank you so much for this.
I'll certainly add the assorted bits and pieces to my collage box(es) - most of what I make involves re-cycling! And you can expect something back from me."
because making my own postcards to send through POSTCROSSING is more fun than sending tourist cards.
I find my bliss with paper and glue. I have been drawing and making art seriously since high school (aprox.45yrs), just not getting paid to do it.
I'm a Retired Librarian that can play with paper paint and glue anytime I want to. I use things that I have on hand I seldom purchase paper goods. I'm attempting to use up all my materials along with destashing extras
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