When I first moved to Queensland, I worked as a Nanny while continuing my art on the side.
One of my children was Daniel, he was 3 and a half and ready for a new bed, his parents found this great castle bunk bed, but it was grey and blue with silver stripes. It didn’t match their house at all, so they asked me to paint it.
I sat down with Dan and asked him what he would like on the bed, he replied excitedly, ”Winnie the Pooh!”
So I read him some castle books from the library with knights, kings & queens and of course, Dragons, he definitely wanted one of those, but to make sure there were no princesses on his bed.
I drew the dragon for Dan, he chose the colours to match his room (with gentle persuasion), and most importantly named the dragon Max.
Max’s castle is a sandy colour with tan keystones over the doorway, windows and steps, The dragon himself is teal and purple with multicoloured scales including gold and a gold outline, and finished off with copper and silver smoke.
Dan has grown out of this bed now, and it proudly came to live at our house at Weyba Downs.
I love this bed and am very proud of it, we are still trying to find a way to move it here to Norfolk Island.