Tuesday, June 2, 2020

KOI POND - Symbolism

KOI POND
Watercolor Batik - 12x18
Koi fish have intrigued and inspired for centuries. They have been called “living jewels” and
“swimming flowers” for their physical beauty. They are also rich with symbolic significance, 
especially in Asian cultures. 

Tenacity

Koi fish are known for their ability to climb rushing streams and waterfalls until they reach 
their destination. They are determined fighters that do not give up.

Wealth and Abundance

Koi are also associated with financial advancement and success. This is in part because larger koi can be quite expensive. Their elegant forms and radiant colors also convey richness and opulence.

Luck

Koi symbolize good fortune and auspicious circumstances in Asian cultures. Whether you 
cultivate the fish or display koi emblems, symbols or tattoos, it’s believed koi can help draw 
positive energies to you and your family.

Courage

In addition to their beauty, koi are known for being very courageous. They face challenges 
head on without backing away, and this allows them to overcome obstacles and achieve.

Family Strength

Japanese festivals have honored koi for their positive qualities in connection with family 
strength and development. Specific koi colors represent each family member and they are 
emblematic of solidarity, harmony and unity.

Feng Shui

A koi pond on one’s property can improve the flow of positive energy and serenity. 
Koi support positive feng shui and an auspicious, optimal flow of universal life force 
energy for all who live and visit there.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS

YELLOW ROSE
Watercolor - 11x4

THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS

She's the sweetest little rosebud
That Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds
They sparkle like the dew 
You may talk about your Clementine
And sing of Rosa Lee
But the Yellow Rose of Texas
Is the only girl for me

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Watercolor Words Wednesday - FOLLOW YOUR HEART


GARDEN
Watercolor Print

I used an image of one of my original watercolor flower paintings and added a heartfelt quote to design this print that can be slipped in to a frame for yourself or to give as a gift. My watercolor prints are a great way to make a creative connection with someone special in your life. I invite you to view all of my prints in my Etsy Shop

Monday, May 25, 2020

SAILBOAT SUNRISE

SAILBOAT SUNRISE
Watercolor Batik - 12x18

~ Life is like sailing, you can use any wind 
to go in any direction. ~

Friday, May 22, 2020

ROSES & BUTTERFLIES - Watercolor & Collage

ROSES & BUTTERFLY
Watercolor Collage - 15x22

'Butterflies, flowers that fly ... and all but sing'

~ Robert Frost ~