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 when I posted this tail last week to http://fav.me/d4tht43, I had a request to make it into something custom. So here it is! I put the tail on a braided leather belt with a matched pair of belt pouches with antler clasps, all made from assorted brown leathers from various old coats and skirts. I deliberately mixed up the colors just for the fun of it, and to match the rainbow of colors in the tail itself.
This set is already spoken for, but if you’d like something similar, just message me—I am open for custom work!