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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Weekend Snapshot Number 49 and the Dragon Challenge

I am combing this week's weekend snapshot with Melli's Dragon Hunt challenge. Melli challenged bloggers to see how many dragons they could find this week in honor of her first 1000 post anniversary. I love dragons but I wasn't sure if I could find them lurking around my house. I decided to spend a little time on Saturday hunting for them. Lo and behold I had dragons lurking all over the place.I was struck by this dragon on my Chinese rice bowls. He has a lot of character. There is not one but two dueling dragons on these bowls.
I have many other dragons lurking around my house but I'll save them for later this week. I was startled when looking for dragons under my beds to encounter a crocodile.
My daughter painted this when she was seven in 1992 and it was selected to be on the wall in the hallway at her elementary school. I really love this painting and now that it's out from under the bed, I think I'll hang it on my wall again. I used to have him up on a wall where I had a collection of my daughter's art while she was growing up. I think he deserves to be permanently hung.
While searching for dragons, I also encountered this dinosaur my daughter made in pre-kindergarten, if my memory serves. I think he has a lot of character.

To find other Dragons you can visit Melli and for other weekend snapshots you can go to technorati or on Monday the WS posts are at the home of Weekend Snapshot.

31 comments:

Melli said...

Ohhhh my GOSH!!! I love ALL of these dragons!!! ESPECIALLY the two done by your daughter! The painted one more resembles an alligator - but I'm SURE it IS a dragon! And that little pinch clay dragon is just ADORABLE!!! Well DONE Carver!!! I hope you have MORE!

the teach said...

I haven't found any dragons (I haven't looked yet) but I love your dragons and gorgeous RED bowls, Carver! :) I'm going over to melli's.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh wow... yeh, the ones done by your daughter is super awesome! I love the little itty bitty one at the end... awww... cute! She is the creative one, isn't she!?
Wonderful post! =)
Mountain Retreat

Kero said...

beautiful Chinese bowls. i'd love to have them as an accent in the kitchen.....and some people say dragons are protectors of the house too

Picturing of Life said...

It is very beautiful bowls you have :D

My WS : in here Thanks

Juliana RW said...

wow...your daughter can very good in painting.

Mine in here : Celebrate Jason‘s birthday Thanks

Yen said...

WOW! Those are awesome finds and nice theme too;-) Looks like a lot of fun on the hunt:) Happy Sunday!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I love the dinosaur and crocodile don't the creations of our little ones just touch our hearts:)

Dr.John said...

Loved your dragons. Glad Melli found somebody to play with us.

the teach said...

Glad you like my dragon, Carver! :)

carolinespicturepages.com said...

My sister has a dragon tattoo.

Very cute drawing. Aren't you glad you saved that?

Napaboaniya said...

That red rice bowl with dragons is pretty cool and looks auspicious too :)

Thanks for your birthday wishes for SG :)

Sweeta said...

That's very colorful bowl. love the color. the dino is wonderful as well.

tigerfish said...

Dragons...symbolizes auspicious!

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, these are delightful. There is some lovely artistic talent in your family.

SabineM said...

I love the bowls.... Lovely idea to find dragons. I have got a few!

Indrani said...

Dragons are favorite characters for most children, your daughter is immensely talented.

Gbex said...

paintings need to be cherish esp. if it is lovely work...happy monday carver!

marites1034 said...

i love those dragons on your bowl:) dragons are thought by the Chinese to bring good luck and drive away bad spirits

DeLi said...

so bright and vibrant colors.....

Mar said...

Beautiful dragons!!!

eastcoastlife said...

You have very pretty dragon rice bowls!

The Chinese are known as the descendants of dragons. Want to put mu picture in your post? hahaha....

christine said...

is that bowl being used or it's only for display? looks too fragile and precious. :)

Jeanne said...

wow...your daughter is great !

my WS entry is HERE

JennWasHere said...

I loved the one with the clay. Very impressive!

Ivanhoe said...

I think your daughter is pretty talented. Love the dragon ball as well. Have a great Monday!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi carver, you do have a good collection of dragons..The one made by your daughter is priceless....thanks for your visit to my place today to see my picture of Melli and her dragon....

Cookie said...

Those are fine looking dragons but my fave would have to be your daughter's sculpture :)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

aren't those old art items of the kids priceless? such imagination and always a joy to see

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting.

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Not only impressive dragons on your bowls, but great 'kid art' too. Wow!! Great post.