Second Fridays are for sharing a few links to things that caught my eye the last month and that have all inspired my imagination in some way:
With the newest Star Wars installment hitting the theaters I am reminded of seeing the very first as a young child and how it effected my imagination. Well, 40 years later there is no loss of the film's impact and how it still inspires to this day. This Kickstarter campaign fully funded and is over but it's worth a peek.
Lightsaber Oil Paintings
Scroll down a bit on that page to see the three amazing portraits of the lightsabers from the first film. Highly realistic and detailed. Odd and, yes, beautiful. :)
I adore masks. So when I stumbled upon this site and the folk who design these amazing paper masks that you download the templates for and make yourself, I was absolutely giddy!
Use their category list on the left to choose your section. Masks from animals to mythical to sci-fi! I love them all.
I am always looking for strange inspirations for musical instruments or games for my worlds. Here is a lovely collection of odd "instruments",
Music as it's Made
And another new twist to an oldie but goodie. Dungeons and Dragons has been around for ages now but I just read that 2016 was the most profitable year for the old RPG game and 2017 is on track to better it. I am always amazed that there are artists that find new ways to bring the old game more to life. This kickstarter which I myself supported was for artistic renditions of D&D first level magic scrolls.
D&D First Level Scroll Art
I LOVE scrolls and manuscripts of any kind and was immediately taken by the artwork, the "old tongue/language" and the thoughtfulness that went into creating these. Can't wait to get mine to frame and hang for inspiration . . . but I still have to decide which one I want!
Hope you've all had a wonderful week!