flower festival

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Every May since 1954, the city of Girona, Catalonia, celebrates the festival Girona, Temps de Flors (“Girona, time of flowers”). During a week, the city is decorated with flowers, with different designs every year.

During the festival, the city also offers many cutural activities such as concerts, art and photography expositions and competitions, artistic workshops, traditional Catalan dance performances, nocturn visits to museums and historical landmarks, and a diada castellera, among others.

This year (2017), the festival lasts from the 13th to the 21st of May.

花朝节 Flower Festival

农历二月十二 (2017年3月9日)相传为百花生日。花朝节在中国古代是一个十分重要的民间传统节日。花朝节,是纪念百花的生日,因古时有“花王掌管人间生育”之说。This festival is to celebrate the birthday of all flowers. This was a very important festival in ancient times because there was a saying that the flower king controls birth in the human world. There are 12 flowers representing each month of the lunar calendar. In more recent history, there is also 12 flower goddesses representing each flower, and each one has a beautiful story behind them. 

The 12 Floras 十二花神

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I have to say that this piece probably was the most work of any drawing I’ve done up to this point! About a total of 15-20 hours :O
I used copics, watercolour, pencil crayon, gouache, and jelly roll pen :)

I included closeup photos too cause there were a lot of small details in there, hope you enjoy!