Saturday, September 28, 2013

What's A Bunny Got To Do With Easter? ~ Legend # 28 of 30 ~ SOLD

"I like narrative storytelling
as being part of a tradition,
a folk tradition."
~ Bruce Springsteen

In ancient Egypt, the rabbit was a symbol of life and fertility which carried over to Greece and Rome. The pagan tribes of Europe honored the goddess of fertility, Eostre, who was said to be accompanied by a hare. In the 1500's, the Germans were the first to introduce a rabbit that left eggs and candies for children the night before Easter. They brought the tradition to America, where the legend grew and gained popularity. So the answer to the question, "What's a rabbit got to do with Easter" is; "absolutely nothing".
#28 of 30
Myths, Fables, Folk Tales and Legends




Spring Bunny

5.5" x 6.5" original hand painted watercolor on Yupo paper
Acid-free Mat w/ Backing in sleeve - 8" x 10"
Signed and certified by the artist.

SOLD
I remembered to stop a couple of
times to shoot the progress.





Only two more paintings to go, but it just doesn't seem to be getting any easier. I am exhausted and confess that I can hardly wait for Tuesday to be here. When I told my hubby this morning, "only 3 more to go", he said; "Good, then you can clean." Then he broke down and vacuumed after he saw a dust bunny the size of one of the cats! My mind has gone to mush. I know a lot of the other 300 plus participants are feeling the same painting/posting fatigue.

 Honestly, I don't think I could have done it
without you guys cheering me on.Thanks so much!

Have a great night!

X ♥  O