Artful Living

year of the dragon

The year of the dragon. 
Dragons seem to be everywhere I look.
Now what boy would not love to have this dragon paper on his wall?
If not on the wall, then what about a lamp or a pillow with a dragon?
Or a book with a dragon tattoo.
 Take some time to have a little fun today, as many celebrate the year of the dragon for the Chinese New Year.  Having traveled to China many years ago and having been fortunate to celebrate in China was something I shall never forget.
The pops of red are everywhere you go.
 along with red envelopes handed out for good luck.
The symbolism of sharing dim sum and many chinese dishes.  I spotted these on Steamy Kitchen.

Gong Xi Fa Ca! That’s the traditional Chinese New Year greeting that means “wishing you prosperity” in Mandarin. The first day of the Chinese New Year – which begins at midnight on January 23, 2012 – is the most important of Chinese holidays, celebrated by billions in China, and by millions of ethnic Chinese around the world. It’s a celebration that lasts for 15 days, culminating with the Lantern Festival. Each year is associated with one of twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. For 2012, it’s the Year of the Dragon.

How will you celebrate the year of the dragon?