Thursday, September 17, 2009

Autumn Festival

When Mrs. Huang gathered her children and prepared to take them to her parent's home to pay respects to their ancestors, her only son, Little Brother, refused to go unless Shiao Li, his nanny, accompanied them. Huang Tai Tai sighed, but finally agreed.


  1. Hello Jeanne-Ming! I have found your blog via cube city dreamer. Your artwork is simply enchanting. I look forward to following your story. ~Raina

  2. I adore this one! Thank you for sharing.

  3. So beautiful Jeanne!!! The composition, the colours, all is magic in your art.

    A big hug for you!!!

  4. This is a beatiful family and the composition magic. one kiss a big hug for you paty!!

  5. Beautiful Jeanne, truly magic and tender...

  6. WHat a gorgeous composition, and the colors so rich. You are really a prolific worker.

  7. I relate to this very much. In my family, there are 5 children. My sister and I are the elder children and we have 3 younger brothers. "Paying respects" to ancestors are a dedicated role to boys ONLY. Because in the traditional thought, boys are the ones who pass on the blood of ancestors ... but not girls. The responsibility is so heavy that even if they don't like rituals, they cannot refuse. If so, they will be condemned as not loyal and not respect to parents. This thought suppress the boys, and put girls into the least value. And, this still going on in our everyday life. It's not the act of paying respect to ancestors matters us, but the thought behind loads burden to boys and girls in our family, believe that not only to ours.
    Every time, I see abandoned Chinese girls, I cried from the bottom of my heart.
    Jeanne-Ming, your words are simple but come right into my heart.
    My chinese name is "ka yee" ... means "adding a son".


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