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Here it is...my first ever art! I entered [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang this year as an artist because a) I knew I'd be too busy to write for it this year, and b) I had an idea for a piece of art for the first time ever, and c) my newly-gained experience with quilting from the Row by Row challenge made me think I could come up with my own landscape. It sort of went as planned!

Some time ago, I was driving down the highway towards a pretty massive thunderstorm. The road ahead looked scary, but behind me in the rearview mirror, the sky was blue and sunny. I suddenly had the idea of the reverse: what if the road ahead looked clear, but there was something very threatening in the rearview mirror. Like...a dragon? And then I came across the green "scale" fabric in my stash and knew I had to do it.

Having gained experience through quilting by fusing this past year, I decided to sketch out a design in fabric. It ended up having a pretty primitive aesthetic, and the dragon still kinda looks like a chicken, but I'm really happy with the landscape on the horizon and the fire being breathed. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dugindeep for encouraging me to do this, and big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dephigravity for being my beta. It's so much better thanks to his suggestions.

And I also want to thank [livejournal.com profile] jennytork for picking my art and for writing a fantastic story! You should definitely go read it: it's in an existing 'verse, but you can figure out what's going on pretty quickly, and I love most of all that she put dragons IN SPACE. Which is like, the best combination ever. And I love the ending.

Close-ups of the art are below, including the banner. The whole piece is about a foot square.

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