Little Dragon in Her Nest

Where do baby dragons come from, anyway? Clearly every dragon mom needs to find a welcoming, inspiring environment that moves her to nestle in and protect her offspring from their hatching to their fledgling flights. Or a cozy place to knock them out of when she  gets fed up with their caterwauling and biting and she can retreat to her peaceful hangout and sip nectar in blissful, scaly solitude again.

So I made this little lady a nest. Full of tiny collected treasures, ’cause I think that might be something a small dragon would like. I mean, I would, and I can be kind of a dragon-lady occasionally. Though I have no intention of laying any dragon eggs or anything like that, in case you were wondering. I doubt I’d be a good enough mother for ’em anyway, being too inattentive for that when I’m already so busy collecting shiny objects and tiny treasures to make fanciful dragons’ nests.

Ah, the complicated life of a fantasist.Found-object sculpture: Little Dragon's Nest

7 thoughts on “Little Dragon in Her Nest

  1. This is so creative, Kathryn! How do you come up with these ideas.. I’d love to spend a moment in your imagination:) it must be so incredible in there! What did you use to assemble this?? I love the metallic look of it! I think I spy a few wee buttons?? xx

    • Buttons, bottle-caps, lightbulbs, seed pods, whatever captures my attention and fancy as I’m passing by is likely to get picked up and pocketed for nest-building, dragon-luring, and other important activities. You can’t tell me you don’t have just as much creative chaos and culture happening in your cranium all the time, too, though! I’ve *seen* your blog, you know. 😀

    • Oops, I didn’t answer your questions.

      Made the center piece inside a pot lid with a broken handle, and the ring around it on a common grapevine wreath form. Hot glue, wire, and pressure (squishing stuff together until it’s too tight to fall apart is a time-honored traditional method of joinery in Miss Cheapo’s household), followed by coats of paint from Hammerite in gray, metallic black, bronze, and copper layers sealed the deal. There’s almost nothing I wouldn’t attempt to paint with Hammerite; I’ve done everything from art pieces to furniture, and more. A friend, a real sculptor with serious longtime professional chops, once painted a functional toilet with the stuff, and I mixed some of it with another color of equally heavy-duty oil-based paint (in a color Hammerite didn’t make, but mixed with a Hammerite metallic) and painted an old linoleum bathroom floor with it. Took about ten days to fully dry, but it was impenetrably tough once it did! And coolly coated-steel looking. 😀

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