My ask box is open. I answer most questions privately, unless it's something that other people may be wondering about AND it's not something personal about the person asking. Feel free to ask me stuff about nature, working with animal parts in art and spirituality, paganism, ethical omnivory, sustainability and environmentalism, and so forth.
Be aware that this Tumblr frequently includes pictures of art made with animal remains, as well as occasional left-leaning political ideologies. Mostly it's nature photography and art (and not just of charismatic megafauna).
Artist, author, naturalist pagan, and wannabe polymath living in the Pacific Northwe(s)t.
I discovered neopaganism in the mid-1990s, and shortly thereafter began my work with animal totems and neoshamanism. Over the years I've wandered through various paths, ranging from Wicca-flavored neopaganism to Chaos magic, and for several few years I created (and followed) Therioshamanism, a post-industrial neo-shamanic path. These days I've relaxed into a more integrated ecopaganism, less about rituals and journeying, and more about the sacred in every moment.
I've also been creating various neopagan ritual tools and other sacred art from hides, bones, beads and other such things since about the same time. And I've written several nonfiction books on totemism, animal magic, and related topics. My newest book is "Plant and Fungus Totems: Connect With Spirits of Field, Forest and Garden"..
A few places to find me, as I'm all over the internet:
So I have a bunch more vintage capes from a taxidermy shop that went out of business, and they’re now available for immediate purchase in my Etsy shop. In addition to the ones I listed a few weeks ago, I just added more elk, along with whitetail deer and kudu, as well as some assorted hide scraps from blackbuck (which is hard to come by!), elk, and deer. I also knocked down the prices of the capes I already had up there, because these things take up a LOT of space and I’d like to get them moved out.
Prices on the capes start at just $35, and the most expensive (moose!) is $225—most are under $150, and some may be mountable. Even those that aren’t are fit for a variety of crafts. Want to try mask-making? How about costuming or sewing some leather garments?
Best of all, I do have a layaway plan! So if there’s something you want but you can’t pay for it all at once, we can work something out.