Star Trek TOS ACEO Project

Artist trading cards of the crew of the original Enterprise

Montgomery

Pencil portrait of Montgomery Scott (Scotty), played by James Doohan in Star Trek TOS

Scotty is the second piece of my Star Trek artist trading card project. Further pencil portraits are coming soon: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Chapel, Chekov, Sulu, Janice Rand. The collection is limited to only 20 set. Prints will be made with professional printer on high quality paper, signed and numbered by me. Each set will also come with Certificate of Authenticity. The originals are 10 x 15 cm and the prints' size will be the regular ACEO size (2,5 x 3,5 inch) Feel free to contact me if you are interested of the set.

Poster print available here

"James Doohan was cast as the Enterprise engineer for the second Star Trek pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (1966) on the recommendation of that episode's director, James Goldstone, who had worked with him before. The character almost didn't make it to the show after series creator Gene Roddenberry sent Doohan a letter informing him, "We don't think we need an engineer in the series"; only the intervention of Doohan's agent meant that the character could remain. He tried a variety of accents for the part, and decided to use a Scottish accent on the basis that he thought Scottish people make the best engineers."

Source: Wikipedia


 
 

Green Iguana Posters
Green Iguana or Common Iguana

Commonly found in captivity as a pet due to its calm disposition and bright colors, it can be demanding to care for properly. Space requirements and the need for special lighting and heat can prove challenging to an amateur hobbyist. Although iguanas have become one of the most popular pets, they are still very misunderstood. Every iguana is different and every one of them is different in its own unique way. Some are very personable, and most act differently when around their primary owner. Basically, once someone owns an iguana, it will be completely clear that iguanas are full of personality.

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City of London Dragon Case For Kindle

Dragon- or gryphon-like creature in front of the English flag.

City of London Dragon Cases For Kindle

The history of the dragon statues:
The boundaries of the historic core of London are marked by this dragon boundary marks at major entrances, originally to warn travellers and act as toll-booths. They are holding a shield which bears the City of London's coat of arms, painted in red and white. When the Queen goes to St Paul's she stops at Temple Bar (by one of the original dragon statue) before entering the City of London, so that the Lord Mayor may offer her the City's pearl-encrusted Sword of State as a token of loyalty.

From Wikipedia:
The dragon boundary marks are cast iron statues of dragons on metal or stone plinths that mark the boundaries of the City of London. The dragons are painted silver, with details of their wings and tongue picked out in red. The dragon stands on its two rear legs, with the right foreleg raised and the left foreleg holding a shield which bears the City of London's coat of arms, painted in red and white.
The design is based on two large dragon sculptures, 7 feet (210 cm) high, which were mounted above the entrance to the Coal Exchange on Lower Thames Street, designed by the City Architect, J.B. Bunning, and made by London founder, Dewer, in 1849. The dragons were preserved when the Coal Exchange was demolished in 1962-3. The two original statutes were re-erected on 6 feet (180 cm) high plinths of Portland stone at the western boundary of the City, by Temple Gardens on Victoria Embankment, in October 1963.
The Corporation of London's Streets Committee selected the statutes as the model for boundary markers for the city in 1964, in preference to the fiercer dragon by C.B. Birch at Temple Bar. Half-size replicas of the original pair of dragons were made by Birmingham Guild Limited and erected at main entrances to the City of London in the late 1960s.


 
 

Kalocsa Embroidery

Hungarian Folk Art design on Stein

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Kalocsa Embroidery

Hungarian Folk Art design on Poster

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Authentic embroidery design from Hungary. The art of Kalocsa Embroidery was born in the second half of the 19th century. Originally the needlework was only white and the embroidery patterns were merely made up by holes. At the end of the 19th century, the art of Kalocsa embroidery went through creative innovations, and become more and more colourful. The colour of the traditional clothes changed with the person's age who was wearing that. The most colourful Hungarian Embroidery was worn by the bride. This design on these unique gifts contains the Kalocsa design's authentic motifs: flowers of the Hungarian fields and meadows.