Friday, February 08, 2008

The Year of the Rat

Thursday marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year. In the Chinese zodiac, this is the year of the Rat. I was born in the year of the Dragon (very auspicious). My forcast for this year insists that this will be year of wealth. I can't really see that happening....... well, monetarily anyway... I'm very wealthy in other ways!
I made this ATC for Diana. These very cute little rats were in the newspaper. So I did a packing tape transfer. That's the best way to use newspaper images! I am very impressed with the quality of the image.


Maija said...

Your little rats are darling!
I love them - I had 3 when the boys were little - Laverne, Shirley and Maxine!

Joanne Huffman said...

Your rats are adorable. I was born in the Year of the Rat, but I haven't checked out my Chinese horoscope.


HappyDayArt! said...

They look so real like they are behind plexiglass! I just want to grab them.


Sandy said...

WOW! This came out so clear Martha! Great job! It was nice seeing you at the swap! I can't wait to start on my dolly ATCs! Sandy xox

inventivesoul said...

What CUTE rats!
Gung hai fat choy!


A bird in the hand said...

Very cute, although I'm not fond or rats...they are so NOT cute in real life. Plague-carriers come to mind shudder. (sorry). I hope it doesn't mean the year will be, um, ratty! xoxo

My_am said...

where did you find the forecast for your coming year?

i used to have a rat about 10 yrs ago, and i loved her so much.
then i spent a yr in india and with all these super sized rats i my love for rats faded