The latest skull I’ve cleaned myself from its original raw state (essentially, a severed head sans skin). This came from a large male black coyote from New York State. I pride myself on being able to keep the nasals relatively intact. I’ll take a full photo of him once he’s fully articulated and all his teeth and jawbones are glued back in place.
In various animistic traditions, the skull was considered the most powerful part of an animal (human or non), the seat of the spirit and consciousness.
This fellow here is going to a fellow “spirit worker” and psychopomp once I’m done with him.
I just approved some old comments here that have been sitting awhile. Whoops. Shows you how up to speed I am, I’m really off-and-on when it comes to the internet lately. In any case, I will be posting here again more often. However some of my posts may be smaller, micro-blog style posts. I do this because I always don’t have time to write larger, essay-style posts, and I’m online only sporadically.
Thanks for those of you who have stayed on board here so far.
Some new artwork. Been trying to get into crafting again, and I’m experimenting with new styles and techniques. Please click the photo for more info on the piece as well as to purchase if interested.
I do a lot of work with animal parts. Both animistic work as well as craft work (usually both at the same time). I may have mentioned that in this blog before, but this is just one sample.