Dec 12, 2017

Daruma Doll Nana Korobi Ya Oki Watercolor by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

Daruma Doll Nana Korobi Ya Oki Watercolor by Lita Xú Líng Kelley
I painted this watercolor painting of a Daruma Doll with the Japanese proverb "Nana Korobi Ya Oki" written in Japanese calligraphy 七転八起 back in September of 2015, and now it's available for purchase as a museum quality fine art print.

Nana Korobi Ya Oki in English literally means "Fall seven times, stand up eight", which means, when life knocks you down, get back up.

The Japanese Daruma Doll is a traditional Japanese doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism.

Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement.  This Daruma Doll watercolor also has the Japanese character for luck, 運.



This fine art print , "Nana Korobi Ya Oki" is available in several sizes and can be purchased as a canvas print, a framed print, or just the print, and more.  There's many frames and papers to choose from.  For this particular work, I recommend the watercolor paper.   Customizable, 5 x 7 blank inside greeting cards are also available.

Additionally, you may also purchase this watercolor painting on mousepads, puzzles and playing cards.