Ok, so I'm a tad bit early but I just couldn't wait to post this image.
This adorable and child friendly chinese zodiac wheel is the work of my friend, Isabel "Pepper" Roxas. Pepper is an accomplished artist, illustrator and designer and has exhibited her work both in the Philippines and internationally. She is also a member of Sheer Joy, a group of remarkable Philippine illustrators. Please click on the links above to take a look at other creations of this gifted lady and other equally talented Filipino artists.
A few years ago, I bought some giclee prints of this wheel to give away to some young friends on the occasion of Chinese New Year. Something I thought would last a wee bit longer then the bills in their red envelopes! As I was recently rummaging through my drawers, I realized that I only have two left. I better save them for my girls, they are her biggest fans !
Not that they lack in their own collection of Pepper's work, below are some pieces that I commissioned a while back for my children. The four originals are hanging on a wall at home. I was, however, able to share three images with my friends and family, as Studio Roxas produced blank cards that I gave away one Christmas. Needless to say everyone loved them!
Which do you like best? I find it very difficult to choose just one!
If you reside in Manila or are planning a visit, you can find some of Pepper's work on display and for sale at:
Ground Floor, L'aO building
1000 Makati Avenue corner Arnaiz St.
You may also purchase items from the Studio Roxas website with link above.