Made myself a daruma doll. Usually the eyes are blank. When the lucky person receives the special gift of a daruma doll, he/she fills in one eye upon setting a goal for themselves and then fills in the other upon completing that goal...so it serves as kind of a reminder to keep working toward accomplishing something!
The doll is modeled on Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen.
"Seven times down, eight times up" refers to the dolls' ability to always right itself when tipped over; triumph over adversity!!
And yay: Seahorse Love got accepted in the juried show at the Chester County Arts Association, along with my best friend Beck's collage piece as well. Party tomorrow night :)