Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year 2011 is the Year of the Golden Rabbit, which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012.  The Rabbit is a lucky sign and it is said that people born under this sign are friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends, are characteristically wise, considerate, kind, intelligent, quick and can talk themselves in or out of most situations with no problem.  A true rabbit! 

The Rabbit traditionally brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves.  In the Chinese zodiac, Rabbit is the symbol of the moon, which is the Yin in life.  It is suggested throughout this year during the full moon night that you go out into your garden to look upon the full moon and visualize moon dust and moon glow flowing into you, filling your body with bright white light, which will grant you fearlessness, love and courage.  This will not only strengthen your inner "Chi" energy, it will also bring wisdom into your life.  (I don't know about you, but I could use a little of that!)

Here is the first candy container rabbit I have ever made, which is in honor of the Year of the Rabbit, and obviously, our Easter tradition.  He isn't available, but I thought I would share him with you since he is a first for me.

I tried to give him a gentle, but slightly mischievous face with a touch of "moon dust" (okay, it is actually glass glitter) added to his bow tie and the rim of his base.  I also used a matching tinsel on the handle.

I'll have one more rabbit candy container completed for my debut on PFATT Marketplace on February 10, along with one long legged rabbit fellow....so yes, it is the Year of the Rabbit.

Have a great week and stay warm!


Lee said...

He is adorable~
Gotta love him!


Your wabbit is wonderful! Love the characters that you do, such a great style. The wabbit in the last post is my favorite! Love those feet!