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Catch Up!

So I haven't posted any art here since... January? Oy. Well, for those of you who don't watch my online galleries, here's a bit of an update! I'll try to be better about spacing these things out as I go in the future. :)



A little something different - a more stylized/abstracted pendant I made for Mbala's mother for christmas.




A custom painted drum for Storm Woman. This was a challenging palette to work in but I am happy with how it came together!


This is the sort of thing I do to exercise that I don't usually post. Quick background type paintings and gestural pieces.


A valentine's gift to my husband, mbala, who says I never use enough color. ;)


A fun pair of custom pendants, wolf and dolphin.


A few more custom glass pendants.


Aceo Tuskcat


Aardvark with an oboe for Wolfyu!


A custom four pendant totem necklace - this one was a blast to make. :)
The akita, snow leopard, arctic fox, and hare are now available on my online store, as well. http://foxloft.com/store/tagua/pendant/Hare

Thats it for now! I've got some more things to post but I'll do that later to break things up a little.
Thanks for looking!

Comments

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corvidophile
Apr. 27th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
not that they aren't all nice, but that first pendant is just gorgeous! :D
ilyat
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
I'm really impressed by the leatherwork in the last necklace. Also, echoing how gorgeous the first pendant is. I adore your loose, gestural things. :3
xxbalaaxx
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
You and me both, I lurk but don't update often enough. But Im always excited when I see other artists I admire post! Love love love the first pendant. There is something very refined in it's abstractness..and I tend not to be a huge fan of the abstract. My second fave is the gestural fennec painting, just lovely.
synnabar
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
I have to agree completely with Balaa's entire post! :) All of it. :D
jannali
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
oof, that akita pendant is tempting, looks just like a jindo dog! :D
love your work <3
foxfeather
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I love jindo dogs - well, the whole family of japanese akitaish breeds. I have a shiba inu, myself. :)
lupagreenwolf
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Ooooooh--the *drum* is fabulous!!!
haikujaguar
Apr. 27th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
That abstract pendant is amazing! So lovely.
goldenwolfen
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Ooo, I -like- that totem necklace! Awesome idea! You should totally run with that :) Everything is lovely, but I find that, for some reason, I like that abstract pendant the best. I suppose it's the flow of it. Very nice! ^.^
genmaicha
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Lovely work!
semisonicstar
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
The first one makes me think of a tulip ^_^ It's so pretty! I adore how natural your work is.
peachtales
Apr. 27th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous, every one of them!
corvus_animus
Apr. 27th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Great stuff! I'm in love with the leather-work on the totem necklace!
moonvoice
Apr. 28th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
The first pendant is lovely, I think it would be awesome if you did more abstracts like that.

And ooooo, that list multi-totem piece is win.

Man, I SO wish I had a disposable income. *grumbles*
foxfeather
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I am planning to do more multiple totem pieces and maybe offer them as a standard on my website - not sure about that, though - the leatherwork adds a lot of extra time to the process. :>
ssantara
Apr. 28th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
The abstract swirly piece is my fav here, it just has a great feel to it. The totem necklace is money! Defiantly more of those! I need an Akita tagua of my boy! ;)
foxfeather
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I will definitely be making more.
shoomlah
Apr. 28th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Wow, gorgeous- that last necklace is especially cool, looks like it would sit really well on a neck.

Also wanted to give you a mini update on Xoco- I've been noticing recently that she's getting bigger, and she's still eating and shedding like a pro. SUCH a little sweetheart!

-C
foxfeather
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I am glad to hear Xoco is doing well, I love when you post pics of her. :) I've got one of her sisters (the only one I held back from the clutch) - they kind of hit a growth spurt about now and slowly edge their way up to full size in the next 2-3 years. It's amazingly, incredibly slow compared to the Columbians and true redtails who dwarf these guys full size in a year or so!
Your boy is doing great, too. :) I've been trying to give him extra handling time and having people who visit fuss with him so he can get used to all sorts of people but he's very laid back as is (especially for a sabogae!) and is doing fantastic.
shoomlah
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, Thorn IMed me the other day all like "I GOT TO HOLD YOUR SNAKE :D" and she gave him a big thumbs up. Cannot wait to meet him in person!

I'm definitely enjoying the laid back growth patterns of the Nics- I adore normal Columbians and would love to own one at some point, but it also seems like such a gamble as to how big they'll get. My friend's 30-year-old female is still a relatively reasonable size, but then I've seen Columbians that have gotten huge. I like not having to worry about that with these little guys. :D

-C
foxfeather
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it really depends on exactly where they come from - some Columbians get almost to true redtail size, others stay relatively reasonable. I think a lot have been crossed at some point which also accounts for size differences.
I need to post some pics of my longtail boas at some point, too - they have to be way up there on my list of favorite boas. They look like normal boas as babies but they blossom into insanely iridescent (rivaling rainbow boas here!) snakes with dark black/silver/gold markings, they are just unreal! I have never seen a 'normal' boa with nicer contrast and sheer 'wow' factor - they also stay a reasonable size.
shoomlah
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
AGSGHDFJFGDJF you have Longicaudas? Oh man, cannot say how much I love the look of those boas, their heads alone are just stunning. Whenever one pops up on kingsnake I have to do my darndest not to make an impulse buy.

What're they like, care and handling-wise? I've heard they're hardy snakes, but since they aren't exactly common in the trade it's hard to track down exact stats on how big they get, how friendly they are that sort of thing.

If you ever take photos, I'd love to see yours! Ever thought of starting up breeding projects with them?
-C
foxfeather
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Yess. :) I added a 1.2 trio to my collection last year - there is a slim chance the biggest female will be ready to breed this winter, if not she'll definitely be ready the next. I picked these guys because they are truly stunning examples of the species (I got them as sub adults so I could be sure of color/contrast - usually I only buy babies). I'll post pics here (I need to do a big snake photo update) - it's just really time consuming to get decent pics, size them, upload, etc (I say that as I am procrastinating packing orders and answering emails atm!).
There's not much good info on them out there! Because they are drab babies a lot of people don't work with them - since it's very hard to sell a snake on a future promise to most people, the market for them has never boomed, so they are still relatively obscure. Also, many people have mistakenly crossbred them so pure lines are increasingly uncommon.
I've found them to be pretty much mirrors of my other boas as far as personality goes. They stay smaller than a Columbian boa but still get to be a decent sized snake - seems to be the 6 ft relatively thick size, similar to most dumeril's boas. (I have a pair of those Madagascarian beauties as well, I love the salmon/bronze/brown contrast on them). Longicaudas prefer a little more humidity than a casual boa but other than that seem to be just as hardy - no special requirements going on. :)
shoomlah
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Glee! I've been wary of looking at the random Longicaudas posted on kingsnake just because it's hard to track down a reputable breeder who deals with them regularly. Not to imply that all the fine people on kingsnake aren't reputable but, as you said, it's hard to track bloodlines and really know who to buy from. I'll definitely keep an eye on your project, as they're high up on my "Oh My God Must Own" list of boa localities.

Such a shame that they're not more common in the trade, but you can say that about most localities. I think morphs are gorgeous, but I just feel like the wild type boas just win hands-down.
-C
nyuni
Apr. 29th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
I see a Secretary Bird. :O
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