Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Illustration Friday: Talisman

Watercolor, colored pencils and pen on green paper.

If you've ever been to Turkey, you must have seen many of
these blue eyes!
These are called "nazar" and are protection against the evil
eye. My bamboo queen is using one of those to rest in peace!
You can read about Nazar
here in Wikipedia.
I also have one little eye (Nazar) pendant!
I bought that in Iran when I was a teenager.
In Iran we use some special glazed pottery bead as talisman.
You can see it in the photo
(The big blue bead, hanging from that wall art)
This wall art is a gift from my lovely sister :)
Thank you Azadeh! I love it!


  1. Afi, that is a really cute illustration! And your gift from your lovely sister is soo beautiful! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  2. I love the is really cute and the piece of pottery is so pretty.

  3. OMG! This one is so cute and beautiful! Among all your illustrations I think this one is my favorite up to now! I love its green shades, and the calm expression of that little cute Bamboo Queen! Look at that rooster! Well done Afi! And I'm happy that you liked your talisman :">

  4. A unicorn cyclops cat. How unique. Love the cute illustration style.

  5. Beautiful image. Seems like a great story I shall read some time.

  6. An adorable illustration, and a fascinating read. :)

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