Game of Thrones is back!
Are you a fan? Beloved and I were somewhat late to the party, only having discovered the seven kingdoms of Westeros just last year.
But in our defence, we were soon hooked. We had ourselves an epic catchup session of Series 1 through 4, just in time for the start of Season 5.
This year, we were ready. Beloved paved the way for the new series by recapping the last one and he even set the planner to record Series 6 at the same time as the US broadcast…just so we could tune in a little earlier.
And it did not disappoint.
As with the Harry Potter films, one of my favourite things about Game of Thrones is the production. I just love the sets and the props. Oh how I wish I were a sculptor, or a blacksmith.
Alas, I’m probably more suited to Maester.
I ain’t too crazy about heights.
Or snow (unless his name’s Jon, of course).
I don’t know about Knight of the Mind, but I can whip up a mean potion! Here’s one I brewed earlier for my Harry Potter Keepsake Box, but it could just as easily be found in Dorne as Diagon Alley.
Perfect for the next time you encounter the poison lips of Ellaria Sands.
Well. You never know.
Meanwhile, in Meereen, a baby fire breather could be about to hatch. Another artefact I made for the Keepsake Box was this Dragon’s Egg – a fun little project that made use of some left over Easter eggs.
After spray-painting the egg with black gloss (I used Rustoleum Painter’s Touch), I used my glue gun to make random patterns over the egg. When it was dry, I applied some Liberon Gilting Cream that I had in my stash to give it an antiquey/pewter-like finish.
I really like the way it came out, don’t you?
Sadly, I don’t have any fire breathers of the adult variety so I had to call upon Staffordshire’s very own Mother of Dragons, the lovely Jane at Uttoxeter’s Heaven on Earth, who very kindly loaned me one of her beauties to incubate my egg.
I wonder if bubba dragon will be purple, like his Mummy?
A hui hou,