Crayons carved into the 12 symbols of the Chinese zodiac


17 Responses to “Crayons carved into the 12 symbols of the Chinese zodiac”

  1. Anonymous says:

    carved pencils and bats at

  2. Stefan Jones says:


  3. yri says:

    How nifty!

    In my college days, I occasionally carved pieces of chalk with fanciful designs. Don’t have them any more; after appreciating them for a while, I left each on a sidewalk somewhere on campus for some stranger to find.

  4. ablestmage says:

    The colors seem fairly appropriate to me. Green serpent, pink bunny, red rooster, orange tiger, etc.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Leaving on the original labels add a great touch. Excellent!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Very neat. It’s unfortunate she didn’t apply the appropriate colours to the twelve branches.

  7. Anonymous says:

    and wow, peter schuyff’s pencils are so cool! thanks for the tip.

  8. Nooscope says:

    Crayon wax is nice stuff to carve; I like how the long aspect ratio of the crayons leads to a certain sort of composition.

  9. mzmooaany says:

    oh my talent abounds even with crayons!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Oh my, this is the best work of art ever done with crayons!

  11. Anonymous says:

    How cool. these look really time consuming but So cool!!!! I love all the details

  12. nerd says:

    If my kids got their hands on these, they’d have to up the number of zodiacal symbols to 24.

  13. Anonymous says:

    -Kelli Lorraine

  14. Anonymous says:

    I thought that the crayons carving was excellent, i will look out for more of your work,
    well done keep at it,

  15. fenrox says:

    Yeah! Diem has been doing these things for years! They are the best. She used to do people and animals with no discernible theme. Its awesome that she is doing more crayon things!

  16. Anonymous says:

    way too much patience! awesome work! :D

  17. Jardine says:

    They look phallic. We should bury them for future archaeologists to find.

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