"Keep a green tree in your heart
and perhaps a singing bird will come."
It was on the dog year, I was inspired to illustrate this beautiful Chinese proverb for my yearly New Year card.
In the same year there was a postcard contest of the theme of "Love at First Sight" which was organized by the society of children's book writers and illustrators in Paris for the seminar with Tomie de Paola and Martha Rago (HarperCollins Children's books).
My illustration of the Chinese Proverb is the love story between the dog and the singing bird, so I entered this illustration to the contest, and I won the first prize!
This encouraged me to work on the series of proverbs with the animals from Chinese horoscope.
Proverb cards will be on sale
at "Vente de Noël".