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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:41 pm 
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Another beauty, Maria!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:38 pm 
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I think I'm going to open an Etsy shop for these thingys. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:45 pm 
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I think thats a good idea! I'd be willing to buy one of the Dragons, depending on price and shipping!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:47 pm 
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Wow! Those are fantastic!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:44 pm 
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My kids loved their fiber animals. The dragon got lots of oooohs and aaahhhhs.

My older daughter grabbed my Etsy idea and ran with it. She showed me how to set up indirect lighting and gave me lots of tips on photography. She fixed what I'd already done on Etsy and she and my younger daughter spent a whole afternoon taking pictures of all the creatures I've made so far.

They even managed to make the raccoon look cute!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:55 pm 
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Ha! I love it! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:39 pm 
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Awesome!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:10 am 
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That is perfect! :D

Share the link when you get it fully squared away.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:31 am 
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Brilliant!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:51 am 
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Maria, these are absolutely awesome works of art!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:43 pm 
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I've been making a dragon for my husband. He was rushing me to get it finished this week so he could show it to a friend of his at work who is leaving and their last day was today. I got done enough to show last night and today he took it to work.

Here are the pics. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:46 pm 
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And here is it in the car
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And once at work he started harassing lego Gandalf :nono:
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It has taken about 147 hours to do so far. I still need to work on it some more and tighten up some loose wool. And maybe add some thumb/claws to the wings...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:47 pm 
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Oh my! I love the shot of the dragon & Gandalf. It's amazing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Magnificent!

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‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:21 pm 
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Awesome!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Jaw-droppingly amazing! Real talent. And such an astonishing amount of work you've put into it, too. Hat off to you.

( Love the carrot's cameo in that picture of Lego Gandalf )


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:03 pm 
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Fantastic!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:04 pm 
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Thanks, it was fun to do. :)
The best part, honestly, was how thrilled my husband was at every new stage of completion. :D "Look, I got his feet done!" He'd examine them, grin and grab the phone for a progress pic. He's got dozens of pics of this dragon.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:06 am 
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Soooooo cooooool!! :D :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:08 am 
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My husband looked at this, and after going "Wow!" he pointed out that given the time it took, you should not sell a comparable dragon for less than $3,000.

Certainly you shouldn't sell one for less than that if it's commissioned.

I honestly agree with him. They're that good. You should get at least a semi-decent wage for the time they take, and I would argue for more above that for the artistry.

You seriously have a gift for this, Maria.

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