Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dragon and Phoenix


My cousin Dan was married today to the beautiful and hysterically funny Sarah. Their ceremony was outside, the weather was beautiful, and later the cake was awesome. I ate too much of it.
Sarah's got a thing for Asian art, so I thought I'd try my hand at the old dragon and phoenix. The dragon and phoenix (or Fenghuang) are another common metaphor for the yin and yang, and in Chinese culture represent the harmony of the union between man and wife. The red circle with the Chinese "love" character is actually cut out from their bright wedding invitation.



Congratulations guys!

4 comments:

diana @ please sir said...

Wow - what a wonderful gift!

Erin said...

Hi Diana!-- I'm glad you like it :)
When I was married, I had a friend who took my invitation to an artist who did a wonderful watercolor embellishment on it. Then they framed it for us. Although we received many wonderful gifts, it is something we will always treasure and will always display. I won't ever forget how I felt when I saw it, and that's all I could think of when I was trying to come up with something for them!

MRoth said...

That is such a great gift!

You are major league talented.

Erin said...

Megan, you always manage to make me feel like I could draw anything :)