The year (2012) of the DRAGON  lets celebrate her through ART. 

Children’s books are Great FUN in demonstrating what a dragon is made up of. The following illustration is from Dragon Stew. This maybe the most exciting page in the book, especially if you’re a kid, but really! all the illustrations and tongue twister phrases in Dragon Stew are FUN.

Canadian Postage stamps have a very celebrated dragon too.

Then there is the Children’s story Legend of the Chinese DRAGON which has images that look as though they could have been carved from wood or lino. The background colour adds a cheerful look to the black out line of the Dragon.

To receive a gift of a red envelope with a dragon on it is considered to be very LUCKY. I bought these in Calgary’s Chinatown. I feel LUCKY every day but just maybe I will find a little more with these Dragons.

I am working on illustrating my own dragon and will post soon. Her name is Gurple. Please keep an eye open for the Purple Dragon. Here is a sample of my Dragon in Lino print.

About artist and illustrator

I'm a textile artist, resourceful and excited about making things. Dog walks with my pooch "Charlie" is inspiring and an opportunity to develop ideas from nature and people whom we meet on our strolls. There is a story behind my art making, it's in the series, I don't make just one but many from the same idea, but! not one will look like the other, each piece of art is "one-of-a-kind".
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2 Responses to Dragons

  1. I thought you’d like to see another Chinese dragon – this one is called Xiaolong, and he lives in Liverpool (UK). You can read his whole story here: http://transylvaniatales.wordpress.com/the-dragon-that-squeaked/ and there he is on the front cover of the book, lying on top of his house.

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