Celtic Dragon

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Re: Celtic Dragon

Postby scottp55 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:38 am

Thanks Michael! :)
Actually by using a fine mix of Stone, I AM STEALING and playing with Steve Glassell's work; :)
http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread.php?23845-Feedback-wanted%85
inside of box (Medium) STEVE GLASSEL EPOXY.jpg

Well worth downloading the .pdf and looking at his experimental result too!
I'm glad I played with it, instead of jumping right into it with those 2 carvings.
Yeah...me talking people's ears off, and boring them to tears with long-winded stories is WAY worse! :D

Michael...in your mind's eye...what does the lower "Orb" depression represent?
I THINK I can layer the stone mix to look Earthlike(?), or Garnet melee pile to represent fire, OR cut a calibrated Opal cabochon to represent a "Treasure".
Just wondering...I always cut freeform Opal cabs that depend on the matrix...but do have some white Opal with decent fire that I could make myself cut the excess off.
Yattering again:)
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Re: Celtic Dragon

Postby mezalick » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:03 am

Scott,
To me the Dragon represents character traits such as dominance and ambition.
So the lower orb, to me, are all things of value that the Dragon may desire.. whether it be knowledge, wealth , or success....
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Re: Celtic Dragon

Postby scottp55 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:46 am

Thanks Michael:)
Food for thought!
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Re: Celtic Dragon

Postby scottp55 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:51 pm

Michael....Methinks you just got a backhanded compliment :D
Mom dropped some stuff off at the house and had a 17 year old starting Dartmouth College in the Fall, but was in a rush to get her to an unscheduled equestrian class....She saw some of my stuff and then I told her to look closely at the "Dragons" next to my Aunt's Walnut slab.
She said "BEAUTIFUL modeling...but WHY did I carry the detail so far?!!!!"
I said it wasn't mine but a Master in Philawhere,and the original was 4X LARGER...
She said "...But STILL...who cares about the time it TAKES to do THAT!!!!" :D :D :D
I do! :)
Detail APPRECIATED!!!
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Re: Celtic Dragon

Postby mezalick » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:43 pm

Thanks Scott,
You made me LOL....
You won't believe how often I get that comment.
My response is to simply quote my patron saint Michelangelo..
While painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Pope Julius II asked Michelangelo why he spent so much time in the hidden corners.
"Who's going to see that?" the Pope asked...
Michelangelo's response was.."God will see it."

Glad she liked it.
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Re: Celtic Dragon

Postby scottp55 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:27 am

LIKE IT! :)
"God is in the details"!
People thought I was nuts when I demanded ALL surfaces of cherry/teak/fire birch be finished to wetsanded oil 400G in my house...
"Who will know?" they said..
I WILL:)

Best craftsmen I ever met made 3 long swords a year, but made small knives the rest of the time...Met him at Freeport Knife when he was selling a 5" Damascus blade with Macassar Ebony handle, and beautifully done sheath with rattlesnake insert.
The owner was saying to the small older Korean gentleman...
"You know, here in the United States, our Bladesmiths sign their work...you'll get a better price for your work if you do."
The Korean gentleman smiled softly and said..
"I DID sign it...on the tang" :D :D
I bought it on the spot!
HE knew it was his! :D
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