The other day I absolutely unexpectedly got a beautiful little present from St.Petersburg: this porcelain plate from the Imperial Porcelain Manufacture, the oldest (founded in 1744) porcelain producer in Russia.
I fell in love with its mix of Russian folklore and Russian avant-garde. Of course, I like to think of its design as of me embracing a coming new year. We know that 2012 is the year of a Dragon, right?
So congratulations to all the dragons (…, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000) it will be your year – it’s time to dare and create.
"2012 is called the Year of the Water Dragon. Dragons are powerful and magical creatures. Dragon years are times of destiny and decision. The beneficial influence of Water encourages cooperation, sensitivity to others, and mutual understanding in pursuit of important goals. Water Dragon requires tough choices and a willingness to surrender what is no longer necessary. Although this may seem daunting, the proper use of Dragon energy attracts good fortune", says http://www.horoscope.com/.
With many warm wishes for the New Year and of course -