Did you know that today is Chinese New Year? We are now ushering in the year of the Rabbit. I thought it would be fun to share a mosaic I made last year using flickr + big huge labs. For more ideas with these types of mosaics, see my self-paced class at Big Picture Classes.
Chinese New Year mosaic flickr credits
1. happy chinese new year, 2. Chinese New Year - Year of the Tiger, 3. Amigurumi Fortune Cupcake- Happy Chinese New Year, 4. Disney's Hollywood Studios - Grauman's Chinese Theater, 5. Happy New Year!, 6. Untitled, 7. New Year's Lanterns, 8. Umbrella, 9. Lying Lions
One of my favorite parts of Chinese New Year is the Chinese Zodiac. Each year one of 12 different animals is honored. It would be fun to find your animal sign and do a page about it. Do the characteristics and traits used to describe those born in the year of this animal fit you? Why or why not? This can be done for every member of your family and you could even put together a mini zodiac album for a fun and unique project.
Fun links for Chinese New Year:
- Free Chinese fonts from dafont.com
- Homemade ginger vanilla fortune cookies from Tongue-n_Cheeky
- Felt fortune cookies from Martha Stewart
- Chinese envelope place setting from Martha Stewart
- Chinese New Year Zodiac doodles from Kate Hadfield
- Beautiful Chinese embellishments from Anna Aspnes
Happy Chinese New Year!