I took a break from studying today by finishing up the Zhao Pai on Annieâ€™s lion. Normally, the two circles on the side would have the two characters for awakened lion (é†’ç…), but they were way too small to write anything in it. I was planning to glue metals disks inside the circles, but decided on trying something else that Iâ€™ve been thinking about for a long time. The idea is to glue small bells in place of metal disks. Originally, I was going to use this idea around Aceâ€™s horn, but decided that it might be too obnoxious with the large amount of bells. Since this lion will only have two bells, I decided to try it out. The truth is, I can barely hear the bells when the lion moves. Even with ten bells glued on a lion head, I donâ€™t think it will be too obnoxious. Weâ€™ll have to find out when I actually do it!
I was also stuck on what to put in the rectangle at the bottom of the Zhao Pai. Initially, I was thinking of writing the two characters for awakened lion (é†’ç…), but Annie came up with a better idea! Why not write their last name in English? It would fill up the space pretty well. And so I did it, and hereâ€™s the result:
You guys may be wondering why Iâ€™m not working on the frame that Iâ€™ve started from scratch. No worries, Iâ€™ll be getting back to it soonâ€¦hopefullyâ€¦
Back to Annieâ€™s lion, Iâ€™ll be cleaning up other parts of the lion soon and then itâ€™ll be like new again (or at least close to new?).