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Finally! After hiding it in the shadows for a while, here is the surprise portrait i made for a good friend of mine :) Going to a convention in Chicago over the weekend, his girlfriend (whom is also a good friend of mine) donated to my fund to get a portrait of her boyfriend done as a surprise gift. Being the amazing person that he is in my life, I said fuck that noise, blew it up to a 16x24 canvas, got it printed and custom framed for him. Of course, being that he was my other companion for the long, long, long, looooooong roadtrip from Pittsburgh to Chicago, I fed him a bullshit story about what the giant wrapped frame was in the back of his car. He never suspected a thing :3This here took about 47-49 hours total to paint. It is by far my most detailed and complex piece I have done to date :D

Finally! After hiding it in the shadows for a while, here is the surprise portrait i made for a good friend of mine :) Going to a convention in Chicago over the weekend, his girlfriend (whom is also a good friend of mine) donated to my fund to get a portrait of her boyfriend done as a surprise gift. Being the amazing person that he is in my life, I said fuck that noise, blew it up to a 16x24 canvas, got it printed and custom framed for him. 

Of course, being that he was my other companion for the long, long, long, looooooong roadtrip from Pittsburgh to Chicago, I fed him a bullshit story about what the giant wrapped frame was in the back of his car. He never suspected a thing :3

This here took about 47-49 hours total to paint. It is by far my most detailed and complex piece I have done to date :D

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Voila! My friend’s birthday gift. For the last week, I have specially crafted a Scent Carrier, a potpourri designed to a person’s characteristics. It’s part astrologically inspired, part pagan inspired and part synesthesia-based. 

Inside is a small card identifying the different herbs I placed in there- a Honeybush Tea base as our first shared memory, Cinnamon for balance, Rose Hips for passion, Birch for perseverance, Juniper, the strongest of Fae magicks, and Sage for wisdom. 

The card’s outside emblem is the goddess Freyja, the deity my friend worships in his belief system, and inside the leaflets are adorned with Elder Furthrak runes- Ansuz for insight and balance, Eihwaz for strength and enlightenment, Algiz for protection and higher thinking, Tiwaz for honor and rationality, Dagaz for clarity and transformation. 

The bag itself was stitched and beaded by hand, the emblem on the front being a depiction of his astrological sign, Aries. 

I feel there’s an esty in this for me…

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