Mythological dragons have major spiritual significance in various religions and cultures around the world. In some cultures dragons were, and often still are, revered as representative of the primal forces of nature, religion and the cosmos. Associated with longevity and wisdom, they are often said to be wiser than humans. They are commonly said to possess some form of magic or other supernatural power, and may be associated with wells, rain, and rivers. In some cultures, they are also said to be capable of human speech. In some traditions dragons are said to have taught humans to speak.
This little dragon that caught my eye is a creation of a fiber artist. 2012 is the Chinese Year of the Dragon ( or so the card attached to this dragon states).
I saw it in the booth of Robin Russo ( and her family ) and was immediately smitten with it. The colors were absolutely wonderful and every detail was executed with care.
From her eyes,
To her toes,
To her tail,
And all places in between,
I hardly ever purchase things at festivals or fiber shows anymore. Usually I do not have time to shop and when I do, I’m looking for something really special and FUN ! Well, guess who’s now taken up residence at my house ?