Dancing Dragon Magic

Here are my new Dancing Dragon Magic Insight Cards. They are for sale on my website. If you have ever used Oracle Cards, you will love the dragon energy of these cards. The dragons tend to answer your questions with questions of their own! You may come away with a different perspective on your issues. Enjoy!


I've been working on Ripl, making some videos of my pots. Let's see if I can get them onto this blog.


Yeah, it seems to work! here is another!




It was a dark and stormy night, friends and family trudged through great, cold, wet puddles to get to the winery.Once inside they found the dragon pots already playing up on the stage in the corner of the large room.Colorful spotlights danced against the vessels shinny glazes. The freshly arrived books sat ready for sale.

I arrived early with some of the food, only to find some people already there. We looked at the pots, discussed the hows and whys of creating them. They looked inside the books and held some of the pottery. They tasted the wines that the Auburn Road Vineyard, lovingly creates. 

Eventually I took to the stage to read some of the book. The first passage was met with "Read some more" from the crowd. I read another section. There were applause when I finished. The dragons were very pleased! I felt the audience was very encouraging to this first time author.

I thank everyone who attended  to support me and also, those who bought books! I think that I will be a bit more comfortable the next time out, knowing that you all received me so well.

We are working on some book openings at some independent book stores in New jersey. I'll let you know when we have some firm dates. 

Thanks to all who came out and all who wished me well but couldn't make it.
 

Wine tasters at the Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery




Well, my book launched on 1/24/2018 and it has already been to the top of the Amazon bestseller list. That was an amazing ride! I have to thank Erica Glessing, of Happy Publishing for the books meteoric rise. She is the best publisher I could ever have for my book! I also have to thank Sally Baker, of Great Ideas PR Inc., she is the perfect publicist for my book! I’m not sure how I got so lucky as to have such great people in my life, helping me get this dragon book off the ground. I know that the dragons helped in every step of this books creation too!

Now it’s on to book singings and book tours and sales of the dragon pots. I guess I can look on that stuff as a reward for all the hard work that I put into the creation of the book. I built the dragon pots, photographed them, did drawings for the pages, wrote the story (with the dragons help of course) and figured out the basic layout. Erica and designer, Nada Orlie, put beautiful colors on all the pages and got it ready for printing.

I am very excited and am feeling very blessed!


1/24/2018 is the day of my book launch! I have been working on this project for over two years. The making of the dragon pots was perhaps the most fun,  or at least what I am most comfortable with. The writing, typing, editing and designing were by far more frustrating and foreign to my brain. I thought it would be easier than it was! But here we are ready to birth my book into the world! The dragons and I can hardly wait.

 

Come join us on the 24th for all the fun! "Dancing Dragon Magic; Dialogues in Clay" will be available on Amazon, in hardcover, softcover and Kindle. It is 91 full color pages of dragonish fun!



The Night Dragon settled himself in a cave, to sleep out the bothersome daylight. Oh, he could tolerate the sun, at times, but he was tired and wanted no part of daylight, for now. Deep inside the cave, it was pleasantly dark, and cool. Soon he fell into a deep sleep. He dreamt of the sun. It grew brighter in his mind, it woke him up. He went outside to have a word with the annoying orb. “Why are you so bright, and hot today?” he asked, with more than a little annoyance in his voice. The sun answered,” I am hot and bright every day, dragon, what is your problem with me?” “You are disturbing my rest.” said The Night Dragon, “Dim yourself, or I will have to eat you!”  The sun laughed at the dragon,” You cannot eat me, I am the center of the solar system, to destroy me is to destroy yourself!” This gave The Night Dragon a slight pause. Then his sleep deprived anger kicked in and reason flew away. I will show you who can eat the sun!” He flew up and up, out into space and still onward towards the sun. The sun became much larger than it seemed from his planet, but he made himself bigger and bigger, until The Night Dragon was larger than the glowing orb. “Who do you think you are to disturb my sleep?” said The Night Dragon. He opened his mouth wide and swallowed the sun, whole. Suddenly, he realized what the sun was telling him, his planet could not survive without it’s sun! Just as quickly as he swallowed the sun, The Night Dragon spit it back out again. “You are right, sun, my planet needs you, I am sorry that I lost my temper, and ate you.” The sun laughed, I knew you would come around, creatures often try to swallow me, but think better of it after a bit, I will always be here, no one has managed to digest me yet.” “The night Dragon bowed to the sun, they parted as friends. The Night Dragon suddenly awoke, in his cave. What a strange dream, he thought. Later as he traveled about, he heard everyone speaking about the total eclipse. He had slept right through it, or had he?






I wanted the inside of this pot to look like molten lava. I gold leafed the inside, leaving cracks of the dark glaze peeking through. I tinted the top coat of polyurethane with some red acrylic paint. It was a difficult job to get the leaf into the small opening of the pot. Klutzy me managed to spill the sizing and pretty much leaf my entire brush, but I am happy with the result. The Mud Dragon seems to like it too!


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