Dragons and Dreamsellers Inspiration

This board is a collection of characters, costumes, places and machines that have helped to inspire my first children's book 'Dragons and Dreamsellers' Like us and see how the book is progressing! www.facebook.com/dragonsanddreamsellers
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The Spectrum ~ dusk atop a wildflower meadow, North Cascade Mountains, Washington State by Bryan Swan

The Spectrum ~ dusk atop a wildflower meadow, North Cascade Mountains, Washington State by Bryan Swan

Path through the poppies (North Yorkshire) by Leigh Rebecca

The poppies, path and trees all meander onwards in the summer evening light in this field in the heart of North Yorkshire, England

Do you spend hours, days, weeks, dreaming of escaping to to the West Country… …

The pretty walk home in Plymouth, Devon, England (bluebells and wild garlic) - photo by Hazel Mansell-Greenwood

I have no idea what this is but its cool

Armillary Sphere Signed by Antonio Santucci Constructed 1588 to Florence Wood and metal; 2420 mm in diameter. © Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Firenze. Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Polyhedral sundial with 26 faces, dating from the 16th century. On display at the Museum of the History of Sciences in Florence, Italy. Artist: Tomsich. [Click for Hi-Rez] (via http://fineartamerica.com/featured/polyhedral-sundial-tomsich.html )

Polyhedral sundial with 26 faces, dating from the C, Museum of the History of Sciences, Florence, Italy Artist: Tomsich

art nouveau bat serpent watch

fuckyeahlalique: “ Bats and butterflies pocket watch. Rene Lalique Ca. Gold, enamel, moonstone, “Of gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, the openface pocketwatch of circular.

Astrolabe / Sacred Geometry <4

Vintage & Astrolabe – Ancient instrument for locating and predicting the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars. The earliest astrolabe was created 150 B. Was an indispensable tool of astronomers, navigators and astrologers. on imgfave

27. Polyhedral dial by Nicolaus Kratzer, London, c.1525  Type: instrument Inv. No. 54054 Source: MHS  The dial is unsigned but was made for Cardinal Wolsey (bearing his arms, the arms of York Minster and two representations of a cardinal’s hat), almost certainly by Nicholaus Kratzer. He was lecturing at Corpus Christi College, Oxford in the 1520s, under Wolsey’s patronage, on elementary astronomy, the construction of the astrolabe and Ptolemy’s geography.

Polyhedral sundial made for Cardinal Wolsey (bearing his arms, the arms of York Minster and two representations of a cardinal’s hat), almost certainly by Nicolaus Kratzer although the dial is unsigned.

Enamel Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch done in Champlevé or "engraving enameling", a very ancient technique that evolved over time. The name comes from the French for "raised field". It can be split in 2 distinct techniques: Champlevé on Bronze Fusion Champlevé on Copper Plate

"Gondolier" Swiss Reuge Musical Pocket Watch Music Box Automaton Clock

"Gondolier" Swiss Reuge Musical Pocket Watch Music Box Automaton Clock

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