Friday, September 9, 2011
Once upon a time, on a balmy Florida Christmas evening, after all of the guests had gone home except for my brother Paul and Patty, I got out the Play-Doh. We turned into children, molding the colorful modeling clay. A tiny dragon was born. Plato is one inch tall. She's about 15 human years old, which is 150 in Play-Doh Dragon years.
Obviously stunned by being outside for the first time in her life, Plato contemplates the hand that made her. Before I put her back in the curio cabinet, she muttered, "the measure of a man is what he does with Play-doh".
Monday, September 5, 2011
I've been in love with dragons since I was a little girl. I collect them in all sizes, shapes and materials. I draw, paint, knit, or make them with Play-Doh. I just finished this washcloth, made out of my stash of original Peaches and Creme cotton yarn, bought when the company was still based in North Carolina. A Canadian company now owns the brand.
I love knitting pictures! This one was found on Ravelry. You'll need to be a member to download it for free. It's called Chinese Fireball Dragon by Michelle Wright. The finished cloth is pictured with a dragon made from dyed hemp fiber.