Monday, March 30, 2015

Throwback Drawing: Cristo della Minerva

We are entering Holy Week and I remembered a pencil drawing I did a few years back of the Cristo della Minerva by Michelangelo, so I decided to dig it out of the depths of my closet...

Rendered pencil drawing of Jesus Christ holding the cross while looking back onto something

Have a blessed week.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Paper Cut Dragon Lantern

When I received an email about a local Martinmas lantern walk, I immediately asked my husband what kind of lantern he wanted (because I really wanted to make ours). He set forth the challenge: a dragon lantern (how cool!).

I designed a four panel lantern with each side showing a part of the dragon's silhouette (head, wings, tail). 


Using black cardstock, I cut out the design with an X-acto knife and lined the panels with white tissue paper (tracing paper would have worked equally well).


I glued the lantern shut and added a base to hold the LED tea light candle. Then for dramatic effect, I gave it a "silver" chain as a handle!


All lit up and ready for the lantern walk!