The maneki neko or lucky cat are common figurines/statues that symbolize good luck. The raised paw is a gesture of beckoning. According to Wikipedia, “a statue with the left paw raised is to get more customers, while the right paw raised is to get more money. Hence it is also said that the one with left paw is for business and the right is for home.”
I used the Kunayi brush in Procreate to mimic the Sumi-e style I was also going for a more simplistic design.
I might make this into a sticker. Let me know if you’d be interested in getting one!!
I created this in Procreate – if you live or work in Pleasanton, CA, you might be familiar with these arches. During the holiday season, it get bedazzled with this mirror wreath and garland. I love it! It makes stoplights more interesting. Does your hometown have iconic decorations?
I definitely fell in love with these dogs after viewing William Wegman‘s stunning and humorous photos. Weimaraners are perfection to my eye – that beautiful steel colored fur, the velvety ears and those eyes! They are so expressive.
I am so happy and relieved that the elections are finally settled over here. I am still overwelmed with emotion that Kamala will be our VP. Our first woman in this position. Our nation is lucky to have her! Now the healing begings…