Happy Literacy day everyone!
Watercolor sketch: Keep Your Feet Out of the Rain.
Night dream by Hajin Bae
《花·女词》 by 呀呀(Yaya)
Flowers’ Symbolization in Chinese Culture
牡丹 Tree peony (Mǔdān; symbolize royalty in ancient China. Now it commonly symbolizes prosperity)
梅 Plum blossom (Méi or Méihuā; symbolize honor, love, hope and so many others. See HERE)
杜鹃花 Rhododendron simsii (Dùjuān Huā; symbolize beauty, sweet love and chastity)
木兰 Magnolia liliiflora (Mulan magnolia / Mùlán; symbolize faith, dignity and loyalty)
茉莉 Jasmine (Mòlì; symbolize purity, attraction and Chinese tea culture)
彼岸花 Lycoris radiata (Red spider lily / Bǐ’àn Huā; symbolize seduction and ingratitude, “gentleness from devils”)
海棠花 Malus spectabilis (Asiatic apple / Hǎitáng Huā; symbolize parting and nostalgia for lover or home)
I bought this book the other week in a metro mall! (Taiwan) Highly recommended to those who like Chinese culture/paintings/flowers
Lai N. Nguyen, The Portrait series, 2014, images posted with permission of the artist.