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A Stolen Kiss by moyan A Stolen Kiss by moyan
chinese ink painting on rice paper.

caption on the painting:
你侬我侬
辛卯年三月初九

"you love me and i love you"
the year of xinmao, third month day nine.
(according to chinese lunar calendar)

the origin of the verse in the caption is a very interesting story.
the famous calligrapher of the yuan dynasty zhao meng fu(赵孟頫) desired a second wife, in reply which his wife wrote him a poem:
你侬我侬,忒煞情多;情多处,热如火;把一块泥,捻一个你,塑一个我,将咱两个一齐打碎,用水调和;再捻一个你,再塑一个我。我泥中有你,你泥中有我;我与你生同一个衾,死同一个椁。
'you love me and i love you, what a enviable romance;
where love deepens, it's hot as fire.
hold a handful of earth, and mould a 'you', sculpt a 'me'.
shatter us to powder and mix with water.
again, mould a 'you' and sculpt a 'me'.
now in my soil there is you, and in your soil there is me.
you and i were born a same cradle,
we will die in a common grave.'

and with this poem, the calligrapher's wife won her husband's heart and he never had another wife.


anyway, here's the reference photo:
[link]

here's the promised walk-through for this painting:



and by #dALinkSystem please check out block lino print owls by ~sharmd88



whimsical and mysterious, the owls are well depicted as the creatures of the night.
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Niji-No-Kuroi-Bara Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Such a heartwarming picture~~! Your animal drawings are so gorgeous :heart:
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Pennamless Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
these owls make me laugh :D
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HasuReborn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love this ! :D
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WhiteRose412 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Awww :) the owl just wants some love!
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weRDunfo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I like it.
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meranii-chan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaawww...soo cute!
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BunnyTeethOwner Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
awwww how sweet!
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Artist
cute & cool :D
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JaneLou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love your art :D
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Kaitoflyn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
It's so cute!
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