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DiamondDustTaxidermy

Diamond Dust Taxidermy and Art
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Antler Mount 7 - Wisconsin Whitetail by DiamondDustTaxidermy, visual art

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My name is Katie Crowley and I’m an artist and taxidermist. I live in beautiful Duluth, MN, nestled between Lake Superior and the north woods. I have a BA in Art with an emphasis in sculpture from Minnesota State University Moorhead. During a model making internship with the Smithsonian, I worked on displays in the National Museum of Natural History and other Smithsonian museums. I also craft gut strings for instruments such as violins, but my core passions are taxidermy, painting, and sculpture.

In addition to creating artwork, I focus on game head and life size mammal mounts and am happy to meet your taxidermy needs in these areas. I completed game head and small mammal mounting courses at The American Institute of Taxidermy and trained on deer heads with the talented Jim Willard. I’m also a member of the Minnesota Taxidermy Guild, Wisconsin Taxidermists Association, and United Taxidermists Association. For me, taxidermy is about preserving the beauty of an animal, and I’m passionate about doing that from the overall impression and personality down to the small details. Each mount is a work of art, from a simple, rustic antler mount to a complex, full body mount with habitat.

All of my work is inspired by nature, and I spend time studying north woods flora, fauna, and landscapes to ensure that my depictions of them are accurate. If I’m not working in my shop, you will probably find me somewhere out in the woods peering at plants, looking for wildlife, or just enjoying the scenery.
Hi guys, I have a deer head, a deer leg footstool, and a few other items for sale over in my Etsy store if anyone is interested. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DiamondDustTaxidermy?ref=pr_shop_more
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Hi folks, I'm going to have a kiriban prize for the first US resident to give me a screen shot of their 50K page view, because this number is quite a milestone for me!  I'm sorry to say that the prize is for US residents only, since I don't have a broker to ship animal parts internationally. The prize is a deer antler mount made from your choice of supplies that I have on hand in my shop.  I can mount deer antlers that you have already or you can pick a free small set from the extra antlers I have available.  I will send the winner photos of the wood panels, antlers, and materials available so that she/he can pick out a design for the mount.
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I have a $400 fuel oil bill, so the Winter Wolf is up for sale to help pay for heating this winter: https://www.etsy.com/listing/118314454/taxidermy-wolf-pedestal-mount ********** People often ask me how I make the things in my gallery, so I put WIP photos and descriptions in my scrapbook.  Please check it out if you'd like to see how the sculptures and taxidermy are made: http://shimmerhawk.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps I understand that some people think taxidermy is cruel, but I think in light of how animals are impacted by our everyday activities (where our meat and leather comes from, how many of our products have been tested
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Salutations!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for watching my art! Every watcher means a lot to me and thank you for taking the time to take a look and like mine!

I am honored to be watched by someone of your talent. :blush:

Light and Life,
-SQV
Hey there! Haven't seen any updates from you in a while. Hope you're doing alright!
I hope you have a happy birthday~
Happy birthday :)
Happy Birthday to a great artist! Hope your day is filled with love :)