20 Jul 2009


When we were little children I used to love going up the mountain behind my grandparents house to play on the grass and to the wade in the little streams and rivers that flowed down it. The wildlife the water attracted always excited me, but of all the creatures we found there the shimmering sparkling dragonflies were always my favourite to watch. Their shiny iridescent wings and bodies fascinated me. No matter how I tried I could not capture their beauty with coloured pencils or crayons, and photographs I took didn't sparkle as beautifully as they did, so I decided that they must be magical creatures and that was why I could not replicate them. Funny how a child's mind works. Ever since then I have always loved dragonflies.
Kim Winkeler Photography had no such problems getting her photographs as this one show. A dew covered Dragonfly is an amazing thing to find, let alone capture it with a camera. It's an amazing photograph! I am quite envious of the talent that capturing this picture must have taken.

Ruby Spirit Designs has created this beautiful dragonfly necklace with a large feature pendant. You can't see in this shot of it the small dragonfly details further up the chain (click the photo to go to the listing to see other photos) , all details that show lots of thought went into the making of this piece.

Oh my! I saw this painting by Lancaster Art and immediately I was just drawn in to see how it was painted. It looks like a fossilised dragonfly rather than a painting. Something about the monochrome colours used and the depth of the canvas adds to that feeling. I think it's fantastic!

Bead Art by Houkje must be a very, very patient as well as talented person. All the hundreds of seed beads that went in to the creating of the wings on this dragonfly must have taken many hours to make. They sparkle amazingly and really do have the feel of just how a dragonfly's wings look. Great work!

Rustic Diva Designs painting screamed out at me "Pick me to feature" when I was looking for dragonflies to share. The purples, blues, reds, yellows, turquoise and yellows all work so well together. It's bright, bold and makes me feel happy just by looking at it. Huzzah for colours and painters that know how to use them!

What's a favourite creature from your childhood? Run off now and see what beautiful handmade goods can you find made with that creature in mind. Write a blog about the items you like and come back here and link me to the blog. I'd love to see what you find.

Written my Lynne of Hyperloop Hoops and Pirate Pixie Crew


  1. I love dragonflies, there's something just so mystical about them! What a lovely post, I'm off to have a look for lemurs now....

  2. Love this post. Thank you.
    Dragonfly's magic is the power of light and all that has ever been associated with it.
    Dragonflies remind us that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so.
    Life is never quite the way it appears, but is always filled with light and color.
    May You Always Blessed Be...

  3. Interesting post. What beautiful things you found to highlight!

  4. Fantastic post. Had a dragonfly in the garden the other day, resting for ages on a plant. I took some photos but, oh, it was hard, and I can't imagine the work that went into that photo by Kim - it's astonishing.

    Off to think about childhood creatures now . . .


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