Mrs Qingyuan He, from the province of Hunan (southern China), is a retired secondary school teacher (teaching Chinese), and is @tumutanzi's teacher.
To make life more interesting after retired from her teaching job, she stared to learn paper-cutting art, Chinese calligraphy and collect local children's songs. As suggested by @tumutanzi, she is happy to share her (newbie) paper-cutting work on Steemit.com. I hope steemians would like them. The payout upvoted from steemians will be used to publish the book of local children's songs.
Chinese paper cutting
The art of paper-cutting (jiǎnzhǐ 剪纸) in China may date back to the second century C.E., since paper was invented by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. As paper became more affordable, paper-cutting became one of the most important types of Chinese folk art. Later, this art form spread to other parts of the world, with different regions adopting their own cultural styles. Because the cut-outs are often used to decorate doors and windows, they are sometimes referred to as chuāng huā (窗花), window flowers or window paper-cuts. People glued the papercuts to the exterior of windows, so the light from the inside would shine through the negative space of the cutout. Usually, the artworks are made of red paper, as red is associated with festivities and happiness in Chinese culture, but other colours were also used. Normally paper-cutting artwork is used on festivals like Spring Festival, weddings and childbirth. Papercuts always symbolizes luck and happiness.
此号为 @tumutanzi 管理，替一些不能方便使用Steemit的朋友发布他们创作的作品，所得点赞收入将归属原作者。谢谢大家支持。
The account @tumuta is managed by @tumutanzi, aiming to publish work of his friends who cannot easily access and use steemit.com. The payout of each post generated by steemians will be paid to the corresponding original authors. Thank you for our support, dear steemians.