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Gryfon Amigurumi - Shard by SilverTwilight05
Gryfon Amigurumi - Shard
Been working on this pattern for a while, and was motivated to make that final push to finish by the theme of the September Contest at :iconknitting-and-crochet: (contest info here:…) The theme is "book inspired", and I am in love with the Summer King series by Jess Owen.  I love the world she has created and the gryfons, wolves, and dragons that inhabit it.

The first book in the series is "Song of the Summer King".  It begins with our main character wheeling high above his island home, working off his nerves as he is about to embark on a coming-of-age ritual of sorts: the young males of the pride must prove themselves on a hunt if they are to remain and not be cast out as exiles.  Shard is the youngest member of a conquered gryfon race, and so has more to prove than most.  But when he discovers more of his people's past, where will his loyalties lie?  It is really a great series that I can only say wonderful things about.  (Eagerly awaiting Book 4!)

Book covers and other reference:………

My Shard was crocheted with a few different kinds of unlabeled yarn and my own pattern.  He is fully pose-able, with his wings, body, legs, and toes containing copper wire for support.  While his body came easily, those wings took me forever to figure out (and I'm still not 100% happy with them).  I modeled the shape of them after an osprey, since they are known to dive underwater for fish, and this is the traditional hunting method of his people.
Been kind of inactive creatively, lately.  My schedule isn't too heavy (most weeks), but I find that I'm left physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted at the end of most days (I am a veterinarian - this is a thing, apparently).  I get home from work (sometimes as late as 9 at night), and all I want to do is have some dinner, relax my mind with a bit of tv, and go to bed to start the whole cycle over again.  I live for my days off, but can't really get much of anything done on any day that I have work.  For my own mental welfare, I've limited my current projects to only one at a time - because I just can't handle more than that right now.  The project that is taking up what little creativity I have left is my costume for Otakon - because of the approaching deadline and because I haven't been to a convention in over 5 years (due to school) and I really miss it.  I want to be able to craft again, I want to be able to finish the things that I've promised others (and the things I've promised myself I would make for others...that they don't know about).  I want to sculpt again.

I just really want to find that creative energy, but I don't know where to look.  For now, I'm saving up whatever is left at the end of the day and trying to put it towards something productive, but it's not as much or as frequent as I'd like.  I'm hoping that this will get better without the 'con looming, but I won't know until I get there.
  • Mood: Remorse
  • Listening to: Beltaine - An Astrailhad
  • Reading: The Black Gryphon
  • Playing: Sword and Sworcery
  • Drinking: orange juice

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thats-a-moray Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch!
huppyleon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for fav my art :)
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the fave on my Sri Lanka Magpie doll! ^_^
Taisa-Winged Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thank You for the :+fav:
SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday! Party
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Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
x-Memoire-x Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:Thanks for the fav!:woohoo::hooray:
Hope you have a nice day!:hug:
Professor-R Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Thank you for watching me!:)
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much for the watch. I appreciate it immensely.
simperingidiot Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for adding me to your watchlist! That crochet figurine you made of the Spirited Away dragon is incredible, by the way.
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