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Self-taught Alaskan sculptor Lee Cross, known professionally as Wood Splitter Lee, creates incredible one of a kind fantasy creatures that are so remarkably lifelike they verge on creepy, which is just one of the things that makes them so awesome. All of Lee’s creatures are completely made by hand without the use of and patterns, molds or casts. Their bodies contain articulated skeletons wrapped with stuffing, making them very soft to handle and fully posable. They’re decorated with carefully hand-applied synthetic fur and paint. As you can see from these photos, some of Lee’s creatures are more fantastic in nature than others, but they’re all amazing to behold.

Lee’s creatures are available for purchase through weekly Auction Adoptions held on eBay.

To check out more of her phenomenal handmade creatures, visit Wood Splitter Lee’s DeviantArt gallery.

[via DeMilked]


Tiger warrior in Repose

A new take in a new style of this oldie-but-goodie.  I should have stuck to the original brushes but I just couldn’t help myself >__<  I hope you like it!  She’s taking a break from a hard day of being a total badass.  The tiger is also taking a break, but I’m not sure whether he’s an actual badass or a big dumb kitty.  He’s certainly her big dumb kitty, even if he’s ferocious to other folk!

it is in my Etsy shop~~~~


The Cabin

I used to paint a lot more environments once upon a time.  Trying to get back into it. :)

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The gorgeous and mysterious bird stones.

Do you like archaeology? Are you on twitter? Make sure to follow ROM archaeologists April HawkinsKay Sunahara, and Robert Mason!

Some really nice examples of bird stones at the Royal Ontario Museum.

For comparison, here is another example currently housed at the Walters Art Museum which dates to between 1500 and 1000 BC (via the Wiki Commons, 2006.15.5):

The comprehensive study done by Moorehead shows that these ambiguous prehistoric objects are found most frequently in Western Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and also more northward in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and central Canada. Loosely resembling birds, they do not usually exceed 6 inches in length, and are most commonly made of banded slate.

While still a matter of debate, it seems most likely that these bird stones were used as a counter weight for an atlatl (throwing stick), which was used throughout the Americas. One characteristic feature of the bird stone is their flat base, which is drilled at either end. These drilled holes may have been used to attach it to the atlatl. The atlatl essentially acted as an extension of the arm, and hurled a spear with great force. The earliest evidence we have of the use of the atlatl comes from the Upper Palaeolithic, dating to approximately 40,000 years ago. To visualize how these weapons were used, see this short demonstration by Dr. Elliot Abrams, professor of archaeology at Ohio University on Youtube.

It is also possible that the bird stone was worn. One interpretation along this line of thought is that they were worn on the head of women as an indication of pregnancy, appealing to the “Thunderbird” for protection.


a cute lil werewolf girl


In Norse mythology, Fenrir is one of Loki’s children. In a certain scene, everyone was up in arms about Fenrir’s strength and his role in the upcoming Ragnaraok. To do something about it, they bound him three times. The first two times he broke the chains they put on him. The third time they made a chain that was made of things like a woman’s beard and a bears nerves and bound it around him. But in order to do this, Fenrir demanded that someone place their hand in his mouth as a sign of faith. Tyr was the only one brave enough to do this…and well, I think you can see where that got him.