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ainu embroidery pouch by nyankorita ainu embroidery pouch :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 9 6 untitled carved cup by nyankorita untitled carved cup :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 3 8 bubble bowl by nyankorita bubble bowl :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 2 6 wave bowl by nyankorita wave bowl :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 2 6 the other side by nyankorita the other side :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 0 3 shishi sake set by nyankorita shishi sake set :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 6 17 indigo floor cushions by nyankorita indigo floor cushions :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 3 3 green mittens by nyankorita green mittens :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 5 8 indigo camera case 1 by nyankorita indigo camera case 1 :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 0 0 tricolor plate by nyankorita tricolor plate :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 2 13 sea cup by nyankorita sea cup :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 22 21 cake by nyankorita cake :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 3 2 red devil tail by nyankorita red devil tail :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 1 2 witch hat by nyankorita witch hat :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 17 23 flower pants by nyankorita flower pants :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 3 17 tree embroidery by nyankorita tree embroidery :iconnyankorita:nyankorita 11 10

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Takoyaki by seadworp Takoyaki :iconseadworp:seadworp 21 30 Norberta by papilia Norberta :iconpapilia:papilia 15 19 Fitted Blouse by aliledesma Fitted Blouse :iconaliledesma:aliledesma 4 16 Mayan Hot Chocolate by ScaryPotter Mayan Hot Chocolate :iconscarypotter:ScaryPotter 24 10 ZEN by gilad ZEN :icongilad:gilad 4,990 1,159 Koi I by Miss-Minerva-Sage Koi I :iconmiss-minerva-sage:Miss-Minerva-Sage 24 34 sakana by aeravi sakana :iconaeravi:aeravi 14 29
Fantasy Becomes Reality
How did you get started doing your craft?
It's hard for me to pinpoint exactly when I started.  I think I've more or less always been interested in costumes (I know that's corny to say, but it's true).  My mom always encouraged me to make or at least help make my own halloween costumes, so I have to say I've been doing this for a while.  I didn't really start making masks until one halloween when I set out to make a werewolf costume.  The mask was certainly not very good.  I enjoyed making it, though, and wanted to make it again, better.  I think after the second try, I found that I really, really enjoyed mask-making, and decided to do it regularly.
I learned to sew both through intuition and a few lessons from some friends of the family.  Sculpting I've learned mostly from intuition, although I have taken a couple classes.  I took a class in mold-making and casting a couple years ago, which got me
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yawn by aeravi yawn :iconaeravi:aeravi 42 29 Crafted Eastertide Entry by loveandasandwich Crafted Eastertide Entry :iconloveandasandwich:loveandasandwich 93 35
Traditional Trees III
Please enjoy once more a beautiful selection of trees from the traditional gallery. :iconflowerdanceplz:

Treeknot by didurrUnder the Tuscany sun by JoyT
:thumb68233595::thumb84341190:trees by woodolOak Pendants by deaddamien
forces of nature by nyankoritaSeascape with Driftwood by suedollinBy the Lake by FPortugal
'Murpha' by NJWxCherry Blossoms by Angela-VandenbogaardSpirits in the Woods by didurr
Forest by AncreatheThe Only Tree by inthenameEdgewood's Butterfly Tree by myceliae:thumb66404053:
:thumb32548398:Autumn in Korea by yeji522:thumb70924018:Fifteen by mynti
:thumb63735148:Pale shade of winter by andreuccettiart:thumb83576849:
Trees and Roots by didurrCherry Blossoms Collage by Angela-VandenbogaardSpiral Tree by didurr
lorien by brian9267Blue Trees by adriannewintersNel bosco by andreuccettiart
:thumb68983624::thumb54846593:427 by AdamJuraszek
The Yellow Wood by dancing-girlTrees by Life-takers-crayonsBudding Teapot by rebootmaster2001'tree' fireplace tools by artistladysmith
:thumb66566320::thumb82847241:Wild Forest 2 by TriciaSLife.. and death by Redjuice
watercolor_01 by ostabravaTall Trees by RalphHorsleya drizzle under chestnut trees by barbarasobczynska
forest3 by ryu82Corn by Life-takers-crayonsIl frutteto attende by andreuccettiartLayers LXXV by didurr
:iconchakrabird:chakrabird 60 60
Patchwork winter coat by Zoluna Patchwork winter coat :iconzoluna:Zoluna 30 9 perfect by aeravi perfect :iconaeravi:aeravi 97 59 One True Soldier by screamteddy One True Soldier :iconscreamteddy:screamteddy 2 4 Pop Tab Purse by radioactive-orchid Pop Tab Purse :iconradioactive-orchid:radioactive-orchid 25 31



the soul-searching wanderer
I am a jack of all trades and a master of none. I live in rural Japan and teach English at a private high school. I study indigo-dyeing on the weekends when I can, and sometimes make pottery.

Right now, I'm knitting my first sweater.

Current Residence: amongst rice fields, goats, suburbia, and a train station that nobody watches over
Favourite genre of music: mellow alternative okinawan electronic etc
Personal Quote: "i don't know, she was speaking in japanese"
I'm back in Oregon for a few weeks to be away from post-earthquake madness and radiation. I live in Tochigi prefecture, which is far and away from the ocean, so we did not suffer from any tsunami. On the other hand, we are just south of Fukushima prefecture with the nuclear power plants in question. Most people in Tochigi are continuing on with their daily lives as usual (thank goodness we *can* do that), but some people who have family elsewhere have chosen to take refuge, just in case. I came back mostly due to a lot of pressure from family and other older people in my surroundings. My heart aches for Japan, as with the rest of the world. I wish I could be there to help, but it seems all I can do right now is to not get in the way, to not be another person consuming food, gas and electricity there, and to pray for their recovery from afar...


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StaceyQuay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!!
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radioactive-orchid Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dA tells me it's your birthday today! Our birthdays are only a few days apart! Happy birthday!!!
StaceyQuay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HEY! Happy Birthday :)
PolClary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Thank you so much for the fave!
StaceyQuay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the :+favlove: !! :huggle:
nyankorita Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
No Problem! Thank YOU for the watch ^0^/
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