Rabbit in the Moon

September 21, 2010 at 5:42 am Leave a comment

According to Asian legend, there is a rabbit in the moon who is eternally pounding either the elixir of life or rice cakes depending on which culture is telling the story. I had heard of the Rabbit in the Moon, also known as Jade Rabbit when I was a kid and read ‘In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson’ by Bette Bao Lord. It’s one of my favorite young adult novels about a Chinese girl who travels to America and tells her adventures trying to fit into this new home.

Last year I was reminded of the legend when I visited a friend in San Francisco about this time and we happened upon the Mid Autumn Festival in Chinatown. I thought it would be fun to do a sketch of it, kawaii style of course. I did the sketch in January of this year and then uploaded it into my ‘sketches’ folder. (I use hand drawn sketches as templates for my Illustrator art). Then, today I was reminded that the festival was coming around again and decided that I needed a break from all the sewing and fun with fake cupcakes (long story), so did it up in the final form tonight. So here it is đŸ™‚

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