Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Perfect Mornings

Yesterday's sunrise was extra beautiful. Other than almost choking to death on a bug, the whole walk yesterday felt surreal with beauty.

The sunrise:

From the other direction where the color was reflecting on the clouds:

Sunsets here are amazing because the color show takes place over the lake. But I prefer the morning show. It is so still. A private event. Sure there are always a few people around, but we morning folk are a quiet lot. A small head nod in greeting is the norm. It's lovely.

Today it was raining, so instead of walking I stayed home and broke fast with dragons. They are a polite crew, gathering around their little dragon feed buckets while I gather around mine.

My daughter has expanded her dragon making from clay dragons to soft sculpture. She sews felt bodies over wire armature, so the end dragon is both adorable and posable. I need to do an updated blog post about her current clay dragons as well. They've come a long way since the last post I did about her dragon crafting obsession. She even had her first craft orders that she fulfilled timely and happily. She took a few to dance class and all the girls wanted her to make them their own dragon. She blows me away. Not to mention she makes creatures with such polite manners. I would have never guessed a breakfast with dragons could be so civilized.

Tomorrow is Independence Day here in America. That means parades, cookouts, family and fireworks. I live in a tourist town on the lake so the whole event is done up in epic ways, including a huge art fair, a B17 flyover and even a clown band. It will be busy, hot and loud and I honestly both dread it and look forward to it at the same time. It is the total opposite of my quiet mornings, but fun. However, I'm going to need a week of quiet mornings to recover from it all!

Wishing you a happy, safe week. Hydrate and keep cool, everyone!


K said...

Oooooo, its time to introduce your dragon artist to needle felting. It can be done around wire and/or foam.

:o) <3K

K said...

Check it out. This is my next door neighbor, a grownup. But will give you an idea of the possibilities.

candyn said...

So awesome, K!!! My daughter is in love with your neighbor's art! Thanks for sharing. :) Sage needle felts, but she hasn't done it as much because she's afraid my dog will eat the wool (as she has been known to do). Her eyes lit up when she saw these so much though, so I'll have to find a way she can needle felt while feel like she's keeping the dog safe.

I love the different colored scales on the water dragon and the swirled patterns on one of the others. How beautiful!