So I made a thing for my friends kids for lunar new year kinda but not really. In china there is a myth that speaks to the lunar calendar and how the animals learned their place on it. There is a 12 year cycle where each year is represented by a different animal and you are said to embody the characteristics of the animal of your birth year.
My friend has 2 children who are still quite young and I decided to make them a plaque that will give them ties to their cultural history.
its topped with a cutout of their zodiac animal which I use a paint pen to color it gold to make it pop and to bring prosperity. These I intend to mount with double sided sticky foam to make it have more depth so its just not an engraving…
the text body I curated from multiple online sources and then designed it in MSWord because I knew how…
It also has the characters for their zodiac animal as well as their 5 traits as a person
finally I purchased 1oz pure silver bars will attach them plaque as not just a gift/investment/something cool that they have that others dont but also as a wish of prosperity for them
these silver bars are pretty cool and relatively affordable; they have them to commemorate each of the past zodiac animals and their subsequent year
I am not finished with the project, will update with final picture when I am