i just designed a flag for my family name........please look..

the yan family flag - Where heaven and earth meet..
@yanjiaren (9050)
February 17, 2007 8:34pm CST
Do you like it? i am crap with computers as you are all aware of by now..but my lovely hubby has taken time out to teach me how to paint.. to explain.. the yellow circle denotes China.. the purple diamond represents heaven as does the yi ching symble on top.. the red triangle denotes earth as does the yi ching syble on the bottom.. the charater in the middle is my husband's family name YAN .. this has a spiritual meaning for me as i got this image in my meditation..i wanted with the coming of the Chinese new year to offer a gift to my husband's anscestors.. i hope they like it and bless me ..wherever they are.. this is from the depths of my heart and soul..for the love i have for their son.. please tell me if you like it..
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• Sri Lanka
18 Feb 07
The circle or ring symbolises continuity or eternity as it has no beginning or end. In the middle is actually a diamond which is a symbol of prosperity, wealth and stability, if you know the qualities of a diamond. I think you have done a good job for the whole generation.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
18 Feb 07
wow man are you an alchemist lol?..i love every interpretation of the flag..i saw meditations with these shapes..the diamond shape comes from a celestial dance i recieved through a poem i was given when i was going through a 'phase' let's say..it is a dance where time does not exist..a folding space dance..
• Sri Lanka
10 Mar 07
A few days back I finished reading Da Vinci Code, and what did I remember? Your flag. I have missed a good interpretation of your flag but it was give in Da Vinci Code. Your flag also symbolises the union between you and your husband. The Male spear on top ^ and the female chalice at the bottom v . They are joined together in the middle. If you have not read the Da Vinci Code, read it now.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
10 Mar 07
thanks somuch
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
Thats very good, is that traditional to make a family flag, I have never heard of this before...
@yanjiaren (9050)
18 Feb 07
no it's my tradition lol..but you may make one now..
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@blueskies (1186)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I think it's lovely. What a wondeful way to honor your husband and family. I'm sure his ancestors would be very proud to have you married to their son.
@yanjiaren (9050)
18 Feb 07
it made me cry..but i feel already it is a very powerful mandal..whenever i feel weak..i look at it and draw strength from the archetypes it represents..God likes to show Himself in many subtle ways..it is up to us i think to want to see with the eyes of our heart..rather than be stuck in the realm of intellect..that always has its limits..sorry going a bit deep here lol..
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I think the flag you created for your family name is very beautiful and very creative. You did a wonderful job and there is no doubt in my mind that your family will love it and take that flag as part of them. You definitely have artistic abilities and are creative and very thoughtful. I have never thought about doing something like that.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I really like it. The family flag is very personal and meaningfull. What does your husband think of it? I think he must be very proud of you for making it. Please tell your children and someday your grandchild about the mmeanings of the things on the flag so that fly the flag with pride.
@mywords18 (647)
• United States
18 Feb 07
hye this is so great now u can give this as gifts to others and have ur own sign too, great thinking
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@mobyfriend (1019)
• Netherlands
18 Feb 07
I'm sure your husband's ancestors would love your gift. What a wonderful idea to honour them and your husband by painting this flag.
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@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
18 Feb 07
It's beautiful. I think it's wonderful when there are family crests for the family name. It can become a piece of heritage your family can pass down with them. My Husbands family had one and it was reproduced several times for members of the family to have, they were embroidered and gorgeous! Congratulations! I love Oriental Writing too, my name is Kim and I love the way it looks, I have carved it in wood and it looks great. Keep up the awesome work!
18 Feb 07
well youve certainly managed to fit alot of things into it! i like it, it looks good and its full of everything that means something to you. GOOD JOB!
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• United States
18 Feb 07
That is lovely, and very creative. I like it.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I wish my family had a flag!
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@yanjiaren (9050)
19 Feb 07
do you want me to design one for you lol?
@yoamou (6)
• China
13 Mar 07
And what is your family name?I'm chinese.glad to see you here.your family flag is good,I like it very much,do you use photoshop to design it?I use photoshop to design my photos and some pictures.I want to know,which word in your photo?like chinese word...haha... ????????,????:)
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@yanjiaren (9050)
13 Mar 07
Thank you so much..the middle word is YAN my husband's family name..that is why i am now a Yan jia ren lol..wo shi xilaren...hahaha
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
10 Mar 07
I like it, a lot. I like not only the end result but also the thought you put into it and the idea to make it. I don't care how good or bad you are with computers, this is a project that came out really , really good:) COngratulations :)
@yanjiaren (9050)
10 Mar 07
thankyou
• Pakistan
19 Feb 07
nice try.I don't understand what you have written yet its appearance is good:)
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@yanjiaren (9050)
19 Feb 07
thanks guys
@bgerig (1259)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I like it a lot. Thank you for sharing it with us. And I really appreciated learning what the symbols mean. You must be a very special person.
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@yummy7 (36)
• China
19 Feb 07
OH~It looks like chinese word...
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
I think it's so nice of you to create such beautiful and meaningful flag of your family. It's wonderful!
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
18 Feb 07
That's awesome yanji, you are talented. I'm sure they will be proud of you and bless you immensely. This flag signifies a lot and it was very nice of you to actually make one. Good day!
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
18 Feb 07
That's wonderful! I love how you put together so many elements that describe you and your family. I know that you will be blessed for it. I think that it's a lovely image, as well. The colors are quite striking! You've got me wondering what a flag for my own family would/could look like. Thank you for sharing this with us! I think that it's wonderful that you wanted to do something for your husband's ancestors!! ^_^
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@pendragon (3354)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Great design and all the meaning and effort that went into it shows!! great job!
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• China
18 Feb 07
unique design!i think that your husband will like it.
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