Friday, February 19, 2010

Dragon ready to journey on...

Well - I did it! Finished the dragon commission in order to take
it to the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore this coming week.
Of course exactly how I'm going to pack it in our van, or display
in my 10x10 corner booth remains to be seen..more creative challenge.

Here are a series of photos of the final work on the dragon and a
few of the completed dragon and rider at the end. I have an
appointment with a professional photographer at the show, so
hopefully I will be able to post some good photos on my website
and blog plus a photo of the installation.
Remember this is to be suspended on the outside of a metal
spiral staircase inside a condo.

Stitching on the textiles (most from the customers' journeys).

Patina on the leather skin.

Stitching on the spokes, and finishing with beaded leather braid.

Finished hind legs with decorative cuffs.

The dragon rider. The dragon accommodated by folding down two
spokes to create a saddle.

Finished dragon head with eyes.

Finally - view of the whole dragon and rider.

Enjoy!...If you can, come to ACC Baltimore to see this. Always better in person!

Journey on! Wendy


  1. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is so awesome i love the whole process of you making this dragon!! i can't wait to see you at ACC Baltimore.

  2. Can't wait to see it next weekend. The girls are going to love it!

  3. this is AMAZING! i love this dragon! and his rider is quite handsome, too! Linda E

  4. This is a wonderful project (the dragon and the whole blog)! I like seeing the process. I'll check back in for pictures of the installation.

  5. Absolutely beautiful Wendy. Love the details. Would love to see it in person!