Category: Dragon

Origami dragons – paper folding

A white origami dragonFeeling creative? Take a look at Youtube. There you can find lots of video guides showing you how to create an origami dragon. You can find everything from simple origami projects to really advanced ones. The easy ones doesn’t require any special paper, so all you need to create a simple origami dragon is a piece of square thin paper. But before you start, check which paper size you should use. 20*20 cm is a common format, but it varies from project to project.

You can use any paper color, but personally I find it mor effectfull when using colored or patterned paper. Or why not a metallic or glossy paper?

I have tried to fold some paper dragons myself and I find it quite fun, at least when everything is going well. I have given up some projects, but some have been really succesfull so now I have a small collection of origami dragons on the shelf above my bed. It’s fantastic how a creature made of a small piece of paper can have so much character. I also find it quite fascinating that you can create so many different dragons from just a single paper.

If you have lots of time you can try something called 3D origami. Instead av folding a dragon from one piece of paper you build your paper dragon by folding many small pieces of paper that you puts together.

Another idea for you who is really dextrous is to fold two mini origami dragons and attach them to earring hooks and wear them as jewelry! If you like jewelry but don’t want to make them yourself, then check out my older post about dragon jewelry here.

Youtube is a gold mine for all of us who likes DIY projects. Except from origami dragons you can find tutorials on how to create your own dragon eggs, dragon jewelry and dragon cake to mention some of all videos. Next time I have a vacation I shall try to bake my own dragon cake. Maybe I will have to practice a few times before I can serve the cake at a dinner.

That was all for now! Have a nice day.

Dragons as a symbol in the world of gambling

Casinos often use Dragons to add a mystic and powerful feeling to the gameDragons have, as you might have seen by your self, become a symbol and a token. It’s wide spread among the world as a symbol of hope, power and magic. All around, you see dragons as lamps, tattoos, patterns at mugs – basically everywhere. It’s become a thing to have dragons everywhere.

Much may be because it’s strongly related to the Asian culture, with bright colours and long, beautiful patterns. It’s not a surprise that dragons are so popular, since it’s filled with magic and mystic. As said, now you can see dragons basically everywhere. Not because of hallucination, though. Dragons are displayed in many different forms and shapes, in many contexts and it’s mostly in a good way. More often than not, the dragons are added to give the context more power and a more magic touch to it.

Take casino games like Baccarat, black jack or Poker for example. You can often see really cool deck of cards with dragons on them, perhaps in an advanced pattern playing cards. Or if you’ve ever played the game with dices called Craps, you’ve probably seen there is lots of details with dragons in some places. Probably, it’s to give it more magic and mystic to it, but also to remind of the Asian culture with dice, cards and dominos where you might sometimes relate this to. Either way, dragons in the world of gambling and playing is very popular. Some casinos even have dragons at their chips.

The dragon statue in Klagenfurt

There is a huge amount of dragon statues around the world. Today I would like to tell you about the fierce statue in Klagenfurt, Austria. In the 1330´s they found a large skull that they believed descended from a dragon. The skull was displayed at the town hall and many years later an artist used it as a modell to create such a “natural” image of a dragon as possible. It was an attempt to depict a creature they seriously thought  once existed. The result? A really cool statue. But not very realistic, huh?

The inspiration to the shape of the dragon named, among others, from another mysterious creature, “the Lindworm”. Have you heard of it? It should be asigned to an own post, but the Lindworm is more of a snake. A really huge one! It looks like a dragon but has no wings…

Anyway, the statue was completed in 1593. 39 years later they added a statue of Hercules with a swinging stick, aiming to kill the dragon. I didn’t´t managed to find out why they chose to do that so many years late tho. The creation is very cool where it stands in the middle of the square and I bet that it is a hot subject for photoshoots among tourists. I would love to go there myself one day to get to se this statue irl. Meanwhile, I have to settle with the webcam on their website for tourists 🙂

Funny fact years later it turned out that the scull actually belonged to woolly rhinoceros. To be honest, I have never heard about such a creature before so this gave me yet another animal to explore closer. One that actually has exists.

Can you imagine what amazing creatures who has walked around this earth long before us? In fact, I am sure that there are still many creatures left for us to explore. Species that we had not have time, or come to, discover yet.

For an example, what do you think is hidden in the deepest, darkest water. Far out of nowhere? A horrifying, but yet tantalizing, thought…

Have you seen a really cool dragon statue? Tell me about it, I just can´t get enough of them. Can you imagine how cool it would be to travel around the world just to see every single statue ever been made? Awesome!