Yellow Dragon

My floss boxes made it home; my craft room is unpacked; and Dragon Rampant is finished!

Dragon Rampant, designed by Teresa Wentzler (WIP)

Dragon Rampant, designed by Teresa Wentzler (WIP)

Okay, he isn’t 100% finished. I decided to leave off the side borders and, originally, I was going to turn it into a sign for my son’s bedroom door. However, this is what his bedroom door looks like right now:

Little Man's door

Little Man’s door

He likes his good luck charm (upside-down because it is sort of pun that way, in that the luck is entering, or at least that is what my husband tells me) and his stuffed Ox that his grandfather brought him from Hong Kong. (The fact that the little man was actually born in the year of the pig, just barely, doesn’t matter.)

The Beijing Palace-City Scroll (北京宫城图), now held in the National Museum of China, Beijing. Painted in the mid-Ming Dynasty (c. 15th century), depicting figures including the chief architects of the Forbidden City. (From Wikimedia Commons)

The Beijing Palace-City Scroll (北京宫城图), now held in the National Museum of China, Beijing. Painted in the mid-Ming Dynasty (c. 15th century), depicting figures including the chief architects of the Forbidden City. (From Wikimedia Commons)

So, that has left me to come up with another plan for my pretty yellow dragon. I have a craft room now… and it has a door… a door without anything on it. Ah!! Now the yellow dragon will become a sign for my room! And I know just what to put on it. Earlier this year I attended a series of lectures at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) dealing with the Forbidden City exhibit. In one lecture several of the room names were given, and I just loved them. I mean, who wouldn’t love a room called The Hall of Mental Cultivation or Palace of Earthly Tranquility? I had picked out the perfect name, but unfortunately I’ve lost the note that I wrote it down on. Ugh. So, Dragon Rampant will hibernate until I manage to dig up that piece of paper.

Then again, maybe I could just call the room my Library Annex. 😉

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