Yesterday was Chinese New Year's Day. After discovering this fact, I felt I had sort of missed an opportunity to use it as a theme for my daily drawing. But I was enjoying the rain so much that I found it in my heart to forgive myself. I figured I could just use it for today's theme. I, also, decided it might be fun to see what the year has in store for me according to Chinese Astrology. This is the year of the Dragon, which is considered one of the strongest symbols. According to tarot.com, I'm a goat and this year looks great for me. I will have "many wonderful opportunities to showcase my creative talents." It also recommends that I take risks experimenting with different techniques and new mediums, or "venture into a more creative field." I can see this to be true. This is the year I have am strongly pursuing my career as a children's book writer and illustrator. I have also been playing with different techniques; granted, they have been for my intermediate and advanced drawing students, but I've been playing none the less. My astrology report also mentioned that this is the year I have an "opportunity to attain a sleek physique." Sweet! Skinny Nadia, here I come! I guess all of the yoga, walking, hiking, and jogging are going to pay off in a big way this year. I really enjoyed reading my astrology report. It didn't get my hopes up of grand things happening this year. It just confirmed that all of the hard work I've been doing is going to show results, which seems to be a no brainer to me. Hope everyone has a great New Year!