I decided to do it as a graduation gift for my brother who graduated
from Abilene Christian University on May 6, 2000. I remembered
that graduating from college felt like the dragon finally reaching
the castle high above the clouds. (That, and I still felt slightly
guilty that I had originally intended The
Castle to be his and ended up keeping it for myself.)
I felt I owed him a similar design. The piece was stitched on
28 ct. Antique White Joblean. I added Prisms P-1 to the dragon
and added a nice sparkly scaly look. The framing was done by Dan
Melvin of Matte Ink who was very patient with me.
He gave me his sample matte to take home and do the calligraphy
while we were waiting for the actual matte to be shipped. When
it arrived, he cut out a square and slipped the matte with the
information on underneath. It is so great to have a framer who
is willing to work with you with strange requests!