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Quarter past six by dyingmoonshine Quarter past six by dyingmoonshine
When the Dragon soars and the Phoenix dances, the people will enjoy happiness for years, bringing peace and tranquility to all under heaven.

Legend claims the Dragon holds the power of everlasting life among his claws. This most valuable treasure, wisdom, is made possible only to those who perceive real truth and attain enlightenment. The jewel that grants all desires, symbol of all power and knowledge.

The magnificent Red Bird, Fenghuang (Also known as the Chinese Phoenix) is the symbol of high virtue and grace; also symbolizes the union of Yin and Yang; shadow and light, heat and cold, woman and man taming each other in an eternal dance; opposites need each other to maintain balance.

Each pearl stands for a being. The four of them are in clockwise order, starting from the one the Dragon is holding: South, West, North, and East.

The Dragon is the East and the Phoenix is the South. (The other two are the Tortoise/North; and the Kirin/West)

But the main picture is for the first two, which represents the union of Yin and Yang. And so is why it's called "Quarter past six"; since the time would tell those cardinal directions.

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The message on this piece is that, since the Phoenix represents the woman, she would be the most valuable treasure as is being held as the jewel by the Dragon. Therefore, the wisest creature in the world.


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allanjefferson666 Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
good art, when will be the result of the contest?
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dyingmoonshine Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Regarding the results, I don't think anybody knows, we're just waiting.
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allanjefferson666 Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
[link]
semifinalists
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dyingmoonshine Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyway, thanks for taking the time finding the page.
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dyingmoonshine Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I made to the semifinals. But I thought you were asking for the winners.
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Ultima228 Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ok, if I had the choice, i would be wanting this one to be in the three that win, because

A it's bad ass

B it looks sweet

and

C I want one XD
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dyingmoonshine Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Thanks! Really, is good to know people like it that way! ; )
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Ultima228 Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well it is really cool and I really do want one, hope ya win
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:iconcf7ell:
This is awesome Sorry I'm late
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dyingmoonshine Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, thanks for liking it!
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