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Jasminek
04-13-2011, 10:42 AM
Dear friends,

Just a small cartoon dedicated to the Thai New Year day, 13th April, 2011.

Normally it is the hottest day of the summer, over 100 F. According to the Thai culture, this is the time to pay respect to elders, do merit at temples, let go of captured fish (destined to be food), birds, etc, then have fun splashing water at people. Many people know this festival as "Water Festival". :D

During my 40 years living outside Thailand, I spent time in April, at the festival once because after March, Thailand becomes too hot for me.:rolleyes:

The cartoon is a Thai style cartoon technique, done in color, felt pen and knife.

Any comments and advice are always welcome.

Alexandra
04-13-2011, 01:15 PM
Wonderful Jasmine!

semd74
04-13-2011, 01:28 PM
very nice painting and happy new year to you

Caesar
04-13-2011, 07:12 PM
Glad to celebrate with You this date somehow figuring out and enjoying with imagination to share the festive feelings and happiness as well as the gentle and lovely rituals Thai tradition prescribe.
Funny and nice cartoons!

barnburner
04-13-2011, 10:57 PM
Very nicely done Jasmine.. :):)

D Akey
04-13-2011, 11:28 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR THAILAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love the food. Love the people.

Cute paintings. I had seen your use of these kinds of figures and now that I can see that faded image of you two, it explains so much. It's your personal couple's language. Charming!

Jasminek
04-13-2011, 11:40 PM
Thanks so much for the nice comments. The Thailand that I knew when growing up there seems to dissapear. Perhaps when living outside a place, we all remember and wish for older things.:D

Thanks again.

coops
04-14-2011, 03:19 AM
These are so cute and charming Jasmine and a pleasure to look at:)

pat1940
04-14-2011, 03:26 AM
So adorable Jasmine;):)

Jasminek
04-15-2011, 02:31 AM
Thanks Coops and Pat.:D

justjean
04-15-2011, 03:31 AM
A great tribute to your festival Jasmine :)

Jasminek
04-16-2011, 09:26 AM
Thanks so much Jean.:)