Since I write a blog about dragons, you might think I have a few of them in my house. And I do! At least, in the form of artwork. So today I thought I’d share some of the dragons that grace my home.
Starting at the front door, you’ll notice three small stained glass panels by Roberta Rice with blue and green dragons.
In the living room, a larger stained glass design, also by Roberta Rice, hangs in the front window. This is the image I use for some of my online presence. There’s also a small gold rubber dragon attached to one of my hanging plants. I got this at Norwescon years ago, but there’s no signature on it.
In the main floor den are prints by Gail Butler and Quint. (His full name isn’t on his print; artists, let this remind you to always put your contact information on your prints.) There’s more 3D work here. A larger blue rubber dragon hangs above the desk, and a brown stuffed dragon made by our good friend, Mary Albers, perches on the book case. A ceramic mug with a dragon on the side holds pens and pencils. (Again, I can’t read the artist’s name, but it may be Natalie Pitman or Putnam.) There’s also a dragon snow globe (mass market, no artist identified.)
In the corridor between the den and bath, we have prints by Ellisa Mitchell and Susan Van Camp.
Upstairs, art hangs in a sheltered hallway. Prints are by Betsy Mott, Robert Costa, Diana Gallagher Wu, Robert Daniels and Lynne Goodwin. One of my favorites is a 3D piece made with liquid paper that I picked up at MosCon years ago. Unfortunately, I can’t read this artist’s name at all.
In my bedroom, amazingly enough, I only have one little stuffed dragon, a mass market Valentine gift. Awww.
Finally to my office, where I do my creative masterwork and am writing this just now. I have a molded ceramic tile with a dragon and phoenix (unsigned) and a 3D wire sculpture that really gathers dust but looks very cool. Plus a mass-market resin clock with a pair of small blue dragons that “fly” on top. I have a prints by Leslie d’Alessandro Hawes and a small Karen Lee Carmack original watercolor.
There are 22 art pieces in my house with dragons — not counting gaming miniatures, book covers, and my daughter’s stuffed toy collection. Plus the assorted merfolk, fairies, unicorns, knights, Anime characters and space ships. These assure that I’m pretty much surrounded by fantasy all the time. And that’s the way I like it!