Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Giant Lucky Pomegranate


In exchange for a drawing I did of her characters, Cindy Pon sent this beautiful painting to me. I just got it back from the framer, so of course I had to show it off. Isn't it just beautiful? I love Cindy's art—so simple and clean and gorgeous. I'm truly lucky to have one of her pieces in my home. You can't quite tell from this picture, but it's pretty huge. With the frame, it's around 2 1/2 to 3 feet. I love it, and I can't wait to hang it. Just have to find the right wall to hold such awesomeness.

Cindy calls this The Giant Lucky Pomegranate, since pomegranates are lucky in Chinese tradition. You know you have crummy luck when people start sending you good luck charms, hehe. But in all serious, I kind of need it, don't I?

I want to thank Cindy for all the support she's given me. She is such a positive force in the YA community. And I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you. I have been so humbled by all the kindness and encouragement I get from this community. Whenever I'm feeling down, it seems like there is always someone around to pick me right back up. Considering all the stuff I've been through, I'm not sure I'd be here without you! It's so much easier to give up when no one else cares. But I do feel like I'm being cheered on constantly, and for that I am so grateful.

Here's to hoping The Giant Lucky Pomegranate works!

22 comments:

  1. hoorah! i'm so happy you have Giant Lucky Pomegranate. i'm reading Fury page proofs and there are pomegranates in my story too. =DD <3

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  2. :) Well, you're blog has helped me through many a day when I'm doubting myself and my writing. So I'm grateful to you for being so candid about your experiences.

    Anyway it's only a matter of time before we see a book of yours in the store!

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  3. Better than a rabbit's foot! YUCK!!

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  4. It's beautiful! You deserve LOTS of luck. :)

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  5. Very beautiful. I could use one of those, too. We are the bad luck queens methinks. Hope yours is turning for the better now, especially with such an awesome painting to get your good luck rolling!

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  6. Congrats on your gift from the Gods... er, Cindy. As well as being lucky in China, the pomegranate is revered in Ancient Greece. May you feel the complete and total power of its proximity.

    ~Cheers

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  7. Lovely AND delicious! (Seriously though, it's lovely.)

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    Word verification is "aptizele." Is it weird I thought that could be a cool character name?

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  8. I love your new painting. I'd want to show it off, too.

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  9. Oh, that's really gorgeous! Cindy's both lovely and talented. :)

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  10. Love the picture. And it's great when we can support each other.

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  11. It's GORGEOUS.

    Hurrah for Cindy, hurrah for luck, and hurrah for you!

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  12. Oh, so fabulous! Cindy is absolutely amazing. Here's to hoping for pomergranatey luck in 2011!

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  13. Just don't start worshiping the painting. JK! Sending you lots of luck too! Keep going. I know I am!

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  14. I love it! I didn't know that pomegranates were lucky in Chinese culture.

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  15. I love Cindy, too! :)

    That's a lovely painting--in fact, I thought of her as soon as I saw it, before you said she'd done it--and I'm so glad you have to inspire you.

    Also yay on all the support from the writing community!

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