|Can't afford a Wayne Anderson, do it yourself then. (Loving the dragons of WA)|
|Dragon inspired by, and for, Jackie Morris|
A long time love affair that started with the stories of my childhood and has continued to this day. Not surprisingly some of my favourite books contain these marvellous and magical creatures. From the tales collected by Ruth Manning Saunders; through the joys of Smaug; from Jackie Morris' glorious paintings to the Uccello's George and the Dragon.
|Uccello. George and the Dragon|
Each of these shaped my imagination.
Dragons sit on my shoulder, sing in my ears and lighten my eyes. Without them the world is a duller place.
And the man said, "Yes, I excuse you."
And Poo-Poo said."Excuse me, Mr McIntosh, but is this your dragon?"
And Mr McIntosh said, "Now do I look like a man who has a dragon?"
And Poo-Poo said, "I've never seen anyone who did have a dragon."
"That's a very extraordinary thing," said Mr McIntosh, "You can't have travelled very far."
C.S.Forester, Poo-Poo and the Dragons.
|Stargazey, now in Australia|
Tolkien: The Hobbit.
|My first felted Dragon, from Tell Me a Dragon, Jackie Morris|