Dragons In The Belfrey
I was given aÂ fascinating – but large – candelabra and leave it to me to imagine it as a rookery. ::smiles::Â
I’d hoped to tackle it in October – a minimum of 18 dragons – but party planning for two little girls ate the time away. A friend of mine really liked the idea and requested it for the school’s book fair. That fair is just over a week away… if today’sÂ volume of production is any indication, it might actually still be feasible. ::smiles again::
TheyÂ still bear a fair bit of work, but the bulk of the formÂ is there.Â The one in the bottom right is the fellow I hunkered down to create after writing last night, and the rest are from today.
And this little pendant I think I will attach near the top of the stand once he’s been fired.Not terribly bad, if I do say so myself. That’s roughly a third of the work, so a few more days of this, and I shall be done. Of course it might be a little drab to make themÂ all in white, but you should see how much of it I have… perhaps some glazes are in order.
Fitting in artwork tomorrow shall be challenging… I try to bring my Wacom Cintiq Companion with me to the girls’ ballet classes, but I have very little nice to say about thatÂ particular device and all my dealings with it. I had to send it back for an RMA, and I’m not holding my breath on repair. It’s due back in a week, soÂ perhaps I’ll talk about it more then.
In the mean time, I’ve been itching to try my hand at cartography, inspired by someÂ beautiful plates in the David Rumsey Map Collection that I stumbled across (the Tattonus Map, specifically).
I will have to pack appropriately; we have a children’s birthday party in the afternoon, after dance, and an adult’s birthday party in the evening that we promised to attend weeks ago. A fun, albeit exhausting day ahead.
Bring it on.