Day twenty-nine corresponds with the Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Rooster. Additionally, roosters are often associated with good fortune and prosperity. In Europe, it was believed that the roosters would scare off the evil every morning… Continue Reading →
It couldn’t be lucky series without a little superstition. “Fingers crossed,” is the expression I use most to wish someone good luck, especially via text. Now even easier with the latest emoji update!
My father is from Iran. Owls are considered bad luck there, or the sign of a bad omen. I think owls are pretty cool, so this one dressed up as a Leprechaun to get into the Buena Suerte series.
Crickets have been considered good luck as far back as 500 BCE, being a symbol of prosperity, vitality and good fortune. This punny cricket happens to be playing cricket, with some wise words for us all.
In my continuing adult education about good luck charms, I learned the tale of the humble acorn. Apparently during the Norman Conquest, the English carried around dried acorns to protect themselves against the harshness and brutalities of the day.
For Day 10, I decided to continue with the animal theme of yesterday, as elephants are lucky in India. In the interest of continuity, this elephant also happens to be dressed like a dapper gentleman.
It is said that folding 1,000 origami paper cranes will grant you a wish. I wish for that patience to be able to make a wish!
There’s something auspicious about a new year, whether it be positive changes, breaking of bad habits, or just plain superstition. I’ve chosen to explore the latter for the month of January and create daily drawings of good luck symbols, icons… Continue Reading →