Photography

I love taking photos. Thanks to the age of digital photography,  I can take tons of photos, and “develop them” on my computer. Oh what a lucky Bird I am!  So here, I will post some of the ones I am either most proud of, or ones that I find to be the most interesting or bizarre.   I hope you enjoy them!

A lot of what I love to shoot is macro or close to it, meaning the tiny details and creatures that most people miss in the daily rush of life. I love to sit silently in the early morning or late evening hours, in the forest or some other natural area and snap photos of the tiny things. Sometimes little critters come by to visit when I do this and one day, if I’m really lucky, the Fae might visit and possibly even allow a photo or two. One can but hope!

 

 

Mamma duck photo-bombing a picture of her babies…I guess I need a model release!

Sometimes though, I may be photographing little things, when a much bigger critter photo bombs me! This mamma duck didn’t say “AFLAC!” but she sure had the look! Turned out, she had another 5 babies in hiding and she was making sure I didn’t hurt them. Good mama!I am a tree hugging child of Gaia and there is, to me the Divine in every leaf, blossom or blade of grass.  Spiders, snakes, and all the little creatures are parts of the grand kaleidoscope that is life. I’m going to do my best to photograph them all! There are prints available of any of my photographs. If you are interested, contact me. Otherwise, just enjoy!

 

Cartoons by Raven

This is where I will be posting scans of my cartoons! My series, The Adventures of Ravenbird, is my diary in ‘toon form. My husband is represented by Oy the owl, and they are supported by a cast which includes an cockney snail called ‘Sroit and flock of seagulls who provide commentary!

Yours truly, Raven Fabal

There are “toons for all occasions, because when I have spare time, or something that has a profound effect on my life, it winds up getting cartooned. Ravenbird and the others have evolved throughout the years, and what the heck, I’m going to put them all here! I haven’t inked all of them or even most of them yet, but I plan to and will post them again in full color as soon as I do.

To explore my cartoons, just click on the “Cartoons” category!

New Dragon Eye Bracelet & Pendants Available on Etsy

Steampunk Dragon Eye Cuff Bracelet

Dragon Eye Bracelet

This glittering blue dragon’s eye looks real! Not like the printed or mass produced eyes so common these days, this is a special, unique original!

I carefully build up layer upon layer of enamel on the back of a clear glass gem until this dragon’s eye comes to life! Then I apply faux clockwork and gears, spiral wrapped wires, woven fractal wire wrapping and Japanese Glass beads until this becomes a piece so special you will be proud to wear it to any occasion.

This is a cuff bracelet, suitable for either gender. It is approximately six inches from end to end with about 1 3/4 inches of space between the ends. It is somewhat flexible, and can be pulled open further to expand for a larger size wrist. Also can be pushed further closed to accommodate a smaller wrist.

One of a kind, this is a handmade item you will not find anywhere else! Ideal for Steampunk, Dragon, Cosplay and any other bit of society where fantasy and fashion come together! There is only one of these, but should you desire something similar, contact me and we’ll see what I can do just for you!

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Green Dragon Eye PendantGreen Dragon Eye Pendant

 

This glittering green dragon’s eye looks real! Not like the printed or mass produced eyes so common these days, this is a special, unique original!

I carefully build up layer upon layer of enamel on the back of a clear glass gem until this dragon’s eye comes to life! Then I spiral wrap copper wires, woven over an antiqued copper gear.

One of a kind, this is a handmade dragon eye pendant you will not find anywhere else!

Ideal for Steampunk, Dragon, Cosplay and any other bit of society where fantasy and fashion come together! There is only one of these, but should you desire something similar, contact me and we’ll see what I can do just for you!

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Silver Cage Dragon Eye Pendant

Bright Green Dragon Eye Pendant

This glittering eye, a delicious, predatory bright green and yellow, looks alive! Not like the printed or mass produced eyes so common these days, this is a special, unique original! I carefully build up layer upon layer of enamel on the back of a clear glass gem until each unique dragon’s eye comes to life! Then, with silver plated wire, I created the pendant by weaving around it especially to show off the eye and I made the woven wire bail over-sized so this pendant may be worn on almost any chain or cord.

One of a kind, this is a handmade item you will not find anywhere else! Ideal for Steampunk, Dragon, Cosplay and any other bit of society where fantasy and fashion come together! The eye itself if about the size of a quarter, before wire wrapping. Pendant is a little over 1 1/2 inches tall, including bail.

 

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Eye of Suron

Eye of Sauron Pendant

This glittering eye, reminiscent of the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings looks alive! Not like the printed or mass produced eyes so common these days, this is a special, unique original! I carefully built up layer upon layer of enamel on the back of a clear glass gem until this dragon’s eye comes to life! Then I wrapped it with golden art wire and added a durable hand wrapped bail so this pendant may be worn on almost any chain or cord.

One of a kind, this is a handmade item you will not find anywhere else! Ideal for Steampunk, Dragon, Cosplay and any other bit of society where fantasy and fashion come together! This pendant is about 1 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches tall, including the bail.  There is only one of these, but should you desire something similar, contact me and we’ll see what I can do just for you!

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That’s it for the dragon eyes for now, but I will be adding more jewelry, as I get time to make more. If you have any special requests, contact me.

Have a great day!