The Black Script 50th and Fabulous! with Goodness Paper Napkin above is one of many items available with designs from 522Motifs.com. The designs come in eight colors: red, white, blue, pink, purple, orange, green and black and the kanji characters for love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
In the design above, the Japanese symbol for goodness, or kanji for goodness, acts as the centerpiece for the design. The goodness kanji is surrounded in these assorted designs by…
• an enso circle (also called a zen circle)
• a half enso symbol
• a Japanese family crest or Japanese kamon circle (or mon)
• a thin circle, or
• nothing…just the kanji
The English word for goodness appears brushed in to the design as well. Brush script provides a certain aesthetic to the available designs. The brushed kanji is typical of Japanese calligraphy.
These are designs inspired by a letter written in the first century and characters whose ancestry goes back at least to that period. You could say that our simple designs radiate a deep history. In addition to the Black Script 50th and Fabulous! with Goodness Paper Napkin above, what items would you like to see with this novel design emblazoned on it?
Galatians 5:22 serves as the inspiration for the designs created at 522Motifs.com. There we find the phrase “fruit of the spirit.” Imagine a tree bearing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. It’s easy to think of these fruits as some of the “better angels of our nature” as well. However you conceive of them, the world needs us to exhibit them in our own lives. “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” Those familiar lyrics would be beautiful with any one of the better angels standing in for the word “peace.” Against such things there is no law…
The Japanese imported the characters, called “kanji” in Japanese, from China over 1,000 years ago. So you might say that these designs display Chinese calligraphy too. Much history lives on in the characters and pictures as well. When you look at the symbols for human, horse, tree, mountain, river and more, you can see a trace of pictographs enduring in the characters. What do you see in Black Script 50th and Fabulous! with Goodness Paper Napkin?