Happy Chinese New Year (Illustration Friday: Twirl)

©2012 Sylvia Liu & SJ* 
Baby Dragon twirls her lantern as she wishes you a Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon!

Just heard on BBC World News that the Year of the Dragon is considered so auspicious that authorities in Hong Kong expect a 10% increase in births this year. My niece was born in 2000, which was considered particularly lucky, being a year of the golden dragon (which occurs every 60 years). I don't believe in horoscopes, Chinese or otherwise, but I find them fun to read about. 

Some famous dragons: Ringo Starr, Dr. Seuss, John Lennon, Helen Keller, Pearl S. Buck, Salvador Dali, Francois Mitterrand, Bruce Lee, Florence Nightingale, Maya Angelou 

*Note: the painted part of the dragon was scanned from a painting my daughter did a couple of years ago when she was 8.

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