This Saturday is Chinese New Year so we will be celebrating the lunar new year in the art room this week. In Chinese Astrology, each zodiac year is associate with an animal sign and one of the five elements: gold (metal), wood, water, fire, or earth. 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster. My oldest daughter is a rooster so she has been proclaiming that "this is her year". I haven't had the heart to tell her that the Chinese believe that the year of one's birth sign is the most unlucky year in the 12-year cycle.
This year I am veering slightly from the traditional Chinese New Year projects that I have done in the past (think dragons, drums, lanterns, scrolls) and bringing you a fun, modern collage. I am not including my usual step-by-step because it is not that kind of project. It is all about the process of digging through scraps, tearing, piecing shapes together, and using texture and color in unusual ways...F U N !