Dragon Thursday

My daughter bought a package of gum for me recently because it had a dragon on it. ❤ The gum is named Magic Dragon from a company called Project 7.  We wondered what Project 7 was and decided to look it up.  

From the Project 7 website:

Project 7 exists to do good around the globe. With the understanding that people are going to buy things, we decided to make things that they’re already purchasing and use them to solve everyday problems around the globe. Simply, we make products that give back to seven areas of need for good around the globe. Join us in spreading good!

The 7 causes chosen by Project 7 are the areas we see the most need in this world. These include: Feeding the Hungry, Healing the Sick, supporting those who Hope for Peace, Housing the Homeless, Quenching Those who Thirst, Teaching them Well, and Saving the Earth.

To find out more visit their Mission section.

Project 7 makes a variety of gum, gummies and even a trail mix.  Enjoy trying something new and help a good cause, actually, seven good causes. 🙂

 

Dragon Thursday

Good morning,

Once again Pinterest was the beginning of the journey.  It led to DeviantArt then to the artist’s website.  The artist is  Eric Deschamps.

From the artist website:

Eric Deschamps is both a sci-fi/fantasy illustrator and a video game concept artist. For the past decade Eric has worked with a diverse list of clients including publishing, video game and advertising companies. His illustrations have been recognized in 8 volumes of ‘Spectrum: Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art.’ Eric’s work also has received a silver award and an honorable mention by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles ‘Illustration West Annual’.

Client List Includes: Activision, Bayard Presse, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Breakaway Games, Big Huge Games,  Future Publishing, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,  Paizo Publishing, Petroglyph Games, Privateer Press, Simon & Schuster, Sony Online Entertainment, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Wizards Of The Coast

To see more of this artists wonderful art click the links below:

http://www.ericdeschamps.com

http://ericdeschamps.deviantart.com

You can purchase his art here:  

http://www.ericdeschamps.com/purchase/

I found this artist while looking for dragons, but I am sure I have seen his work before in the hundreds of Magic The Gathering cards my kids have all over the house. 🙂

Enjoy,

Melyna

Dragon Thursday

Good morning!

I had a pin pop up on Pinterest showing a man sitting on a carved dragon sculpture.  It was amazing but I could not find who the artist was.  After searching the internet for a while, I finally hit the right search words and found myself at     

Matthew Crabb – Chainsaw Artist Facebook page.

This is the photo that led to the search.

 

This piece was for the English Open Championship 2015.  It took 2nd place.

The following pieces are from his website  Matthew Crabb Chainsaw Artist

This is from the Sandringham Cup 2012
Crystal Guardian – First Place

The next one is from his portfolio section.  It is a Viking Longboat sculpture made from English oak.

Dragon Thursday

This week I was feeling a bit whimsical when I began my search for Dragon Thursday.     I decided to look around Youtube and found dragon kites.  There are so many.  This one is from Photopuppet and is appropriately called A very Cool Dragon Kite

If you have more time, check out this wonderful video about kite flying festivals around the world from  The Youtube channel called Talltanic

World’s Most Amazing Kite Festivals

Dragon Thursday

I recently listened to an audiobook  written and narrated by Neil Gaiman  called
 Norse Mythology.   
I have always been intrigued by Norse Mythology and enjoy reading about it and seeing how it is woven into modern culture.  My first Neil Gaiman book was American Gods.

When I went searching for something for dragon Thursday, I stumbled upon Wear The Rare, an Etsy shop featuring Norse, Scandinavian and Viking style jewelry.   Click on the photos below to go to the Wear The Rare Etsy shop.

First is this dragon pendant.  It is handmade in sterling silver.

Viking Norse Charm The Ringerike Dragon Scandinavian Necklace Norse Jewelry Wear The Rare etsy hand

 

Viking Norse Charm The Ringerike Dragon Scandinavian Necklace Norse Jewelry Wear The Rare Wtsy 1

 

and Dragon ring.

Norse Ringerike Dragon Viking Ring Scandinavian Norse Jewelry

 

To explore more of this beautiful jewelry click the banner below:

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Dragon Thursday

I recently visited Blanco to have lunch with my best friend.  We always visit Brieger Pottery and Blanco Gardens after lunch.   This week I found a wonderful surprise by one of my favorite artists,  Fraser Harris out of Buda Texas.

This is the first dragon I have seen in his work.  Even though it is Dragon Thursday I have to add one more tile to the post.

Jackalope

Love it.  If you get a chance, stop by Brieger pottery and check out all the wonderful pottery and gifts.

Melyna

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Dragon Thursday

Good morning!

I am running late this week.  I found this beautiful little dragon on Pinterest and followed the links to the artists DeviantArt page.  The artist is Alvia Alcedo.

They also have an Esty shop (which is currently sold out), but you can see some of the beautiful jewelry they have made.

Click the links below to find out more about this wonderful artist:

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Dragon Thursday

Hello!

This week I visited the Etsy site again and found another shop with amazing dragon creations.  The shop is 

The artist and shop owner is Astrid Ayora Carvajal .  Here is more about her and her creations from the About section of her Etsy shop.

I’m currently a full time sculptor of my art, i studied graphic design and i worked as an illustrator before.
I opened my store to share with people my Polymer Clay creations, I love sculpting, i try my best every time, I use the best quality materials I can find, spend hours thinking and playing with the clay until finally i get one design ready.

Every product is meticulous sculpted, decorated and sometimes painted and its part of a work process. I often look at each of my creations and wonder who is going to adopt them and what would they see in them. After all this time my old pieces are still finding owners, which makes me really happy. Nothing magical is meant to be disposed in this world 🙂

I find gratification every time somebody express satisfaction when they find an item on my store.

My product is not liked by everyone, but its liked by the right ones. Each of them already have an owner, they just haven’t found them yet.

What drew me to her site were the shoulder dragons.  Unfortunately, she is no longer taking orders for these dragons but you can still view them at her shop.  Gorgeous!

You can also order custom dragons like this one :

There are also custom cake toppers!

Amazing creations and I have not even started on the jewelry.  I think I will save that for another day.  In the meantime, please visit Makosla Creations on Etsy.  There are so many wonder dragons to meet.

Melyna

Dragon Thursday

Hello!

This week my search for dragons led me to Etsy.   I love finding fun and unique items and the Etsy site hosts shops for many clever and creative artists.  At one such shop, I found an unusual dragon bracelet.

The shop is VaniLlamaArt

There were two dragon bracelets that caught my eye.  The first was this fantasy dragon bracelet.

 

The other was the bracelet done in a cool galaxy finish, titled Nebula Dragon bracelet

These are custom-made.  Not a mold.  Each bracelet is  made to order.  

From the store:

Dragon’s head and each body segment (beads) are made from polymer clay, carefully hand sculpted, touched with metallic pigments and sealed with varnis; they are strung on a black cotton cord.
The bracelet length: can be customised
Metal fastening: in antique brass or silver colour.

>>> IMPORTANT CUSTOM ORDER INFO:
Each dragon is fully hand sculpted and decorated (not casted in molds) so it takes some time to make it. Also sizes, shapes and colors can vary a bit but style will stay – I prefer it to look a bit different every time – so each one is unique 🙂

The artist also has a link to a video on how they makes this beautiful jewelry.  Amazing.

The artist’s name is Dorota and you can find out more about them and their art here:  About

You may also find VanillamaArt  by clicking the links below:

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Melyna

Dragon Thursday

Good morning!

 When looking for dragons for this weeks blog  post, I found this awesome blue dragon on Pinterest.   It is by an artist named Rob Carlos.  I thought this dragon would be perfect for Earth Day (this year Earth Day is on Saturday April 22)  

I contacted him and he was kind enough to let me share his Earth Dragon with you today.  

His website is http://www.colorsmith.com

You can also find him on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TheColorsmith/