E X T R A V A G A N C E C O L L E C T I O N
There are a few reasons why the lion intrigues me. First of all, I'm born on the 31st of July. ;) Second, it's such a beautiful, powerful animal--both the Lion and the Lioness. The Lioness will follow soon in the collection. Third, the Lion is the weapon of The Netherlands.
For this collection, I had to dive deeper into the world of the Lion. The new Lion King just released this Summer, so perfect to see the movie with a different eye. Soon followed by the movie 'Mia and the White Lion'. Then I came across @deanschneider, the pride he is living in is a huge inspiration. The details of the Lion and the Lioness are so close and real. The love between him and the pride shown in his stories are outstanding.
P R O C E S S
The process of making the lion was very interesting. The lion is made out of wax, and the details are carved in like a small sculpture. Thoughts in this beginning stage are: is this going to be a nice looking Lion, the Lion I envision? The goal is to make a wise, friendly lion. So mouth closed, no oxidizing to make it darker. This Lion is a symbol for both men and women bringing power and wisdom in their lives.
Yes succeed, I'm very happy with the end result!
1. Vintage buttons
2. Weapon of the Netherlands