Saturday, August 16, 2008

Day 7 of the Dragon Hunt

If anyone is here for my photohunt post, that is below this one. This is the last day of Melli's Dragon Hunt. In my effort to show details on the dragons in past posts, I was shooting outside and tinkering with saturation to make the image clear. For my last post, I decided to put some of the pieces with dragons on my kitchen table and attempt to gets shots that show the actual shades of color on the pieces. You can click on any of my shots for an enlargement.
The rose medallion pieces (bowl on stand in back, teacup on front left and plate on far right) don't have any dragons. They are part of my inherited collection and I thought they fit in. The round candy dish with a brass guy on the top lid was supposed to be my last dragon. However, on closer inspection, I realized he's not a dragon at all, merely ferocious.
The shot above was taken in the corner of my living room and some of the dragons I featured are housed in the cabinet. I wouldn't be surprised if more dragons lurk in the back but if I keep hunting in there, eventually the dust will knock me out. So, without further ado, I bring you a special dragon. It is special because I colored it for Melli's hunt.
If you have any dragons to add to the hunt, this is the last day. You can visit Melli the inimitable dragon hunter to see her dragons and others who have been contributing their dragons to the hunt. A big thank you to Melli for this fun challenge.


Melli said...

Ohhhhhh your colored dragon is beautiful! You have had such a great and interesting display of dragons for me this week -- thank you sO much for playing along! I wonder what Quilly's challenge is for next week! I can't wait to find out!

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful pieces. They make such an amazing collection.

maryt/theteach said...

Carver, your pieces are lovely and I envy you! Your coloring techniques are truly artistic! ;)

juliana said...

well, that's a nice collection of dragons you have. the coloured dragon is great!

Smalltown RN said...

OH how wonderfully colourful your dragons are....I don't think I have one thing that has a dragon on it....oops yes I do....I bowl...but that is it....

Happy weekend to you....

Anonymous said...

Very nice artwork.

Anonymous said...

Here Be Dragons.
Oh, how I love your DragonQuest this week...You have so many lovely things.
I went on a DragonQuest myself, as your blog always challenges me to go on a bit of a snipe hunt. And you know how I love magnificent creatures; great, small and most notably canine.

Here Be Dragons?
I found many references to Dragons to be of vile, fearsome creatures. I never knew that the Bible has such a hissy fit about them what with all this calling of serpents and slaying and stuff.

Here Be Dragons!
But then there are the Benevolent Dragons of Chinese lore. I know we have fundamental differences with their government, as we should, but the culture is so rich in coping mechanisms for the spirit. Amazing. And it is so awe inspiring to share the Olympics there.
And Dragon motifs everywhere.

So Here Be Dragons...
Ancient mapmakers penned this to reference unknown lands on the flat Earth. I expect that the Chinese would tell us to fear not the Dragon! Fear not the unknown! Luck is the underbelly of the mighty Dragon.

And they are roaming around the House of Carver!

Love, K.

To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.

Anonymous said...

Deer CarverFrend;
I dew not kno abowt these Draggins yew haff lerking arownd yer howse. Dew thay keep yew awake with all that roaring? Are yew afrayed? I dew not like lowd noyses. Here is one of those koping mekinisms my Kim spoke of that I wud like to share with yew...hide in the bafrum; just relacks on the fluffee rug. I dew that when there are thunderboomers.
Or maybe we haff Dragins here too. Yikes! Good thing there is plintee of wadder in the bafruum to douwse thier firee breaf.
Benevilint? I does not knoe that word, but I think yer best chance at luck wud be to STAY AWAY FROM DRAGGINS.
Luff, Abbey
I got a kwotashion fer yew too!

Meddle not in the affairs of the dragon; for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
-Sumbody named 'Anonnimuss' sed that. He is verre smart.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

that last one looks like a tattoo?

Anonymous said...

Your dragon collection is spectacular. Thank you for sharing it. The Dragon Hunt has been fun! There's a new challenge up at my place tonight (Saturday) at Midnight, Hawaii time.

Anonymous said...

I love the last one,Carver! Some very nice pieces here!:) Be back for your WS entry!

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting my dragons.

Dragonstar said...

Your dragons are so beautiful, you have a lovely collection. I like your coloured dragon, too! This has been great fun!

The Mumma said...

You had some awesome dragons lurking in your collection!