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Queen in the Making by Goshawk
Long time no see! This weekend I decided to wipe the rust off my digital painting skills and this is the result.
Curly hair is crazy fun to draw and my best friend has curly hair, so this character’s hair is a kind of tribute to her.
~7 hours in Photoshop

Queen in the Making by Goshawk

Long time no see! This weekend I decided to wipe the rust off my digital painting skills and this is the result.

Curly hair is crazy fun to draw and my best friend has curly hair, so this character’s hair is a kind of tribute to her.

~7 hours in Photoshop

handbaskethell:

guo-jia:

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN

I would be screaming with glee. I love bitty froggies!

"Sorry boss, I can’t come to work today. It seems I have frogs."

handbaskethell:

guo-jia:

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN

I would be screaming with glee. I love bitty froggies!

"Sorry boss, I can’t come to work today. It seems I have frogs."

mymodernmet:

Photographer Bobby-Jo Clow found herself face-to-face with a cheetah cub who approached her Landrover while on safari at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. She documented the curious cat’s looks of wonder and trepidation at the vehicle and its passengers.

Target arrow commission for another SCA friend. She’s a beginner, so she requested plastic nocks. They are a simple design, but still quite pretty IMO.

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I connected some dots tonight when I unwrapped a particularly fresh batch of arrow shafts.

I connected some dots tonight when I unwrapped a particularly fresh batch of arrow shafts.

crispyfishsticks:

 

I don’t often reblog from my snake account but this is important.  I’ve been looking forward to this show for months but will be working a convention in Sacramento that weekend so unfortunately I won’t be able to be there.  I encourage anyone in the Texas area to go and support this effort, though.  It’s going to be an awesome event with tons of amazing animals and no doubt a great opportunity to brush shoulders with some of the older, more experienced herpers in the industry.  


I need to check my calendar because I really want to go.

crispyfishsticks:

 

I don’t often reblog from my snake account but this is important.  I’ve been looking forward to this show for months but will be working a convention in Sacramento that weekend so unfortunately I won’t be able to be there.  I encourage anyone in the Texas area to go and support this effort, though.  It’s going to be an awesome event with tons of amazing animals and no doubt a great opportunity to brush shoulders with some of the older, more experienced herpers in the industry.  

I need to check my calendar because I really want to go.

I recently finished this commission. These arrows feature fletch splicing, cresting, silk thread wrapping, and painted ermine spots in the cresting.

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So I logged back into tumblr after a couple months and discovered that my blue arrows have over 1000 notes.

Well, that explains where all those Russians liking my facebook page came from. I was terribly confused since I don’t know any Russians.

I’m excited that people love my arrows so much! Yes, the owner of these arrows shoots them :D

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Leather Owl by Goshawk
My first attempt at leather tooling! A friend taught me and it is fun!

Leather Owl by Goshawk

My first attempt at leather tooling! A friend taught me and it is fun!

Woven cotton cords for use as hair ties, bracelets, or however else you see fit. They make fun and unique accessories.

I weave each one by hand. I like how I can play with color and pattern with these cords.

For sale in my etsy shop, West Tower Fletching and Crafts

My new personal set of arrows, numbered in order of spine stiffness. The stain and paint are acrylic and the shafts are sealed with shellac. The self-nocks are cut and shaped by hand, as are the spliced fletches. The thread I used to wrap the fletches is linen waxed with beeswax. 

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Embroidered mug cover I made for myself to use at SCA events….. finally. I got really tired of bugs dying in my drinks. All that’s left are the beads to weigh down the corners.

7.5” x 7.5” DMC cotton floss on linen fabric, all hand-done

Embroidery I did for an epic SCA baronial project. Chain stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, backstitching, and couching.

Artisans of my barony embroidered the devices of all the past and present reigns of Ansteorra and then stitched them onto handsewn linen cloaks. Once the website for the project is up I’ll share the link. I wish I could have helped out with it more, but hey, I was able to do something :D

I’m working on a banner for use at  SCA archery ranges and I have reached the creepy phase where the figures have skin and irises but no facial features! 

I’m working on a banner for use at  SCA archery ranges and I have reached the creepy phase where the figures have skin and irises but no facial features! 

My most recent arrow commission. The gradient stain was done with layered acrylic and the shafts were sealed with shellac. I also did custom coloring on the fletches with acrylic paint. The thread wrapping is real silk.

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