I have a dear friend that lives just outside of Melbourne, Australia. She surprised me with a package containing this amazing dragon roof tile. ( Thank you!) She found it on Ebay a few years ago. I do not have the paperwork for the company selling it and have not seen another like it. I love the colors!
Bottom of tile.
The nights are getting a little cooler for us in the Northern Hemisphere. We start checking our heating systems and some will be getting their fireplaces ready too. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace , you may want to consider adding a guardian dragon chimney pot from Chimney Pot .com
This is one from a special order and Home Renovation contest
For more fun Dragon Chimney pots, visit their website.
Also , a Google search for Dragon Chimney pots turns up a lot of great ideas.
My wonderful friend, Dianne, gifted me with a beautiful dragon print made by artist Sandra SanTara. Sandra creates fantasy art, including paintings of totem images, spirit wheels, feather paintings, Dragons, Gryphons and other mythical beasties and much more. She also designs jewlery and t-shirts, which are available on her Etsy shop – Windwolf Studio (Etsy), as well as her Wolfwind Studio.com website.
Below is an image from Sandra SanTara’s website of the print Dianne gave me. Gorgeous!
You can also find Sandra SanTara here:
Today I am featuring the art of Ruth Thompson of Red Roo Art. My friends Jordan and David gave me a print last year, titled Thunderstruck. They purchased it at the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Ruth travels all over the country to various Renaissance Festivals, Art Festivals and Conventions.
It is a gorgeous blue dragon, very majestic, and I love it! (Thank you! I think of you both every time I look at it) I have to admit that every time I say the name of the print, I start hearing the AC/DC song in my head. 😉
Her website is Red Roo Art. I love the story behind it all on her About section. She found her joy when she followed her dreams. Inspiring! I love the story of how she met her husband too. She has some amazing art – High Fantasy, Dragons, Faeries, Angels and the Fallen, a zodiac series and animals and companions. She also does commissions. This is one very busy artist. When you visit her site, make sure you also check her page of Licensed Works (found under the About tab) It is an amazing list of art she has done for various companies, including art for Wizards of the Coast (Magic the Gathering) and so many more.
Grab a cup of coffee and browse as while.
I have awesome friends. They remember my love of dragons and send me ideas and links they see and sometimes send me dragons. Well, dragon art. I am perfectly okay if they want to send me dragons too. Just in case they are reading this and come across a real dragon. 🙂
My friend Marzie from Florida, recently went to Helsinki, Finland for World Con 2017 She met a man from Ireland named Tim Stampton. She was able to visit with him a bit and thought he was very nice and had a great background in Folktales. I think it’s great how people from all over the world meet for an event, share common interests, learn about one another and most of the time, come away feeling pretty happy to have shared the experience.
She also bought this book:
From his website:
Tim Stampton is an artist, illustrator and printmaker based in the northern part of Ireland. He produces wood engravings, woodcuts and watercolours which he has exhibited internationally. Tim collaborates with authors and has illustrated many books from Irish folklore to children’s stories.
He had some prints for sale and when she saw the one posted below, she said she had to get it for me. (Big hugs and love, Marzie. Thank you!) She also said that he’s writing a children’s book about a dragon who ends up hiring the little boy to read to him. I am looking forward to seeing it published.
A close up of the print.
To learn more about Tim Stampton click the links below
Ballagh Studio – tumblr
To visit Marzie’s blog
You can also find her here onFacebook
My friend Linda shared a link to this very cool dragon alphabet.
The artist name is Sue Ellen Brown and her website is Zoolnart.com. In addition to the dragon alphabet, she also does illustrations and makes jewelry. I will include links below to her shops.
You can also get this cool t-shirt ” Everyone needs their own dragon”
You can find the artist here:
This gorgeous dragon popped up on my news feed this week. It was from DeviantArt. The artist is Caralyn Edwards-Tucker. This is one of the most beautiful nature inspired dragon sculptures I have seen. The detail is amazing.
Forest Dragon by Caralyn Edwards-Tucker of Mystic Reflections (From her Facebook page)
This past weekend she was at Dragon Con in Atlanta. From what I gathered, this piece was one up for auction. Who ever won this beautiful dragon is so very lucky!
Here are a few more photos from her Facebook page.
The artist has a tutorial on how to make this dragon on her Blogspot site:
You can also find her artwork on the following sites. She specializes in fantasy and steampunk creations. There is quiet a variety, all beautifully detailed.
Tuesday I posted some edits of photos taken on vacation from 1976. When a friend sent me a link for a dragon incense burner, I thought I might continue that 70’s feel with Throw Back Thursday – Dragon style.
None of the incense burners I had as a teen were nearly as cool as these.
This one can be found on many sites but for today I will be linking to Amazon. It is a backflow incense burner. Pretty cool. The price was $29.0 with free Prime shipping at the time of this post.
Next is another backflow incense burner . It is also from Amazon. The price was $12.98 with free Prime shipping (at time of post)
The search brought up many dragon incense burners in varying styles. These two are just a sampling of what’s available.
I love finding fun things for Dragon Thursday. My search this week was for Dragon art – images and it led me to a wonderful Etsy shop called
I love the colors this artist uses. I find this particular combination especially appealing. The dragon is gorgeous. It is on my wish list! Be sure to click on the shop link (above) or the dragon print to go to the Etsy shop. They have so many beautiful paintings.
You can also find Kristina Alien on Instagram and Facebook
I ran across this unusual dragon pendant on Pinterest. It is made by Jean Burgers, Owner, Maker, Designer and Curator of Jean Burgers Jewellery.
The back of the pendant.
Description from the website:
This pendant is one my Spirit Animal Series, a collection of unique works I created using a combination of etched Labradorite and metal.
I handcut this sterling silver Dragon silhouette using a tiny sawblade, (no casting or laser cutting!), and set a stunning piece of Labradorite onto it using a claw setting.
The piece of Labradorite was etched with the Flower of Life pattern by Holographik Universe.
The Flower of Life is an ancient geometrical design based around the circle.
It contains ancient, theological value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time. In this sense, it is a visual expression of the connections life weaves through all sentient beings, and it is believed to contain a type of Akashic Record of basic information of all living things
In sacred geometry the circle represents the sphere in 2 dimensions. It is the most universal symbol known to man and the ultimate representation of the unity and inseparability of all things. The Flower of Life pattern uses Pi to create the perfect balancing of spheres with sixfold symmetry. The centre of each circle is on the circumference of the six surrounding circles of the same diameter.
Take some time to visit the Etsy store and browse all of the beautiful jewelry. Each piece is hand made and finely detailed. You can also find them at the links below.
Jean Burgers Jewellry.com