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Happy Holidays 2015 by sunhawk Happy Holidays 2015 :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 1 3 Building A New Home - Weaver Birds by sunhawk Building A New Home - Weaver Birds :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 3 5 Resonare Prato Dragon Plushy by sunhawk Resonare Prato Dragon Plushy :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 5 6 Cobalt Wolf Paw Pendant by sunhawk Cobalt Wolf Paw Pendant :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 6 3 Dream Ball Python by sunhawk Dream Ball Python :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 34 7 Jayne Hat Squid by sunhawk Jayne Hat Squid :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 11 2 Happy Holidays! by sunhawk Happy Holidays! :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 10 2 Raindrop Dragon Plushy by sunhawk Raindrop Dragon Plushy :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 8 9 Pile of Ice Cream Bee Plushies by sunhawk Pile of Ice Cream Bee Plushies :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 24 22 Wedding Couple Plushies by sunhawk Wedding Couple Plushies :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 3 0 Fushia Lavender Dragon Plushy by sunhawk Fushia Lavender Dragon Plushy :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 5 2 Rooster Dragon Plushy by sunhawk Rooster Dragon Plushy :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 5 4 Evening Pond Dragon Plushy by sunhawk Evening Pond Dragon Plushy :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 15 10 Screech Owl in the Ash Tree by sunhawk Screech Owl in the Ash Tree :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 41 10 Dragonhorn Barrettes - Green Rainbow by sunhawk Dragonhorn Barrettes - Green Rainbow :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 5 7 Merry Winter Solstice by sunhawk Merry Winter Solstice :iconsunhawk:sunhawk 12 5

Random Favourites

Pandragon by vantid Pandragon :iconvantid:vantid 438 32 Fables Sticker Set by KatieHofgard Fables Sticker Set :iconkatiehofgard:KatieHofgard 256 83 DAMN UHURA by Hi3ei DAMN UHURA :iconhi3ei:Hi3ei 98 28 Spock's Facebook Page by PhantomKat813 Spock's Facebook Page :iconphantomkat813:PhantomKat813 2,022 554 sketch book goodies 2 by serealis sketch book goodies 2 :iconserealis:serealis 1 12 Tilty Amanita by myceliae Tilty Amanita :iconmyceliae:myceliae 63 18 Second Life by BY-SERG Second Life :iconby-serg:BY-SERG 8 7 Cream Vans by skdiesel Cream Vans :iconskdiesel:skdiesel 34 15
Traditionally Mythical: Phoenix
Also Known as the: Simurgh, Benu (Bennu) Bird,  Firebird or Fenghuang
"They have also another sacred bird called the phoenix which I myself have never seen, except in pictures. Indeed it is a great rarity, even in Egypt, only coming there (according to the accounts of the people of Heliopolis) once in five hundred years, when the old phoenix dies. Its size and appearance, if it is like the pictures, are as follow:- The plumage is partly red, partly golden, while the general make and size are almost exactly that of the eagle.”
- Herodotus
“In Chinese mythology, the phoenix is the symbol of high virtue and grace, of power and prosperity. It represents the union of yin and yang. It was thought to be a gentle creature, alighting so gently that it crushed nothing, and eating only dewdrops.”
    "The Simurgh, Truth's last flawless jewel, the light
    In which yo
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Traditionally Mythical: Griffin
Griffin or Gryphon
“"The Gryphes are so called because they are winged quadrupeds.  This kind of wild beast is found in the Hyperborean Mountains.  In every part of their body they are lions, and in wings and heads are like eagles, and they are fierce enemies of horses.  Moreover they tear men to pieces.".”
- Isidore of Seville
“After that comes a region of very rich soil but quite uninhabitable because griffins, a savage and tenacious breed of wild beasts, love- to an amazing degree- the gold that is mined from deep within the earth there, and because they guard it with an amazing hostility to those who set foot there."
- Pomponius Mela
“Grypas (Griffins), Aristeas of Prokonnesos says in his poem, fight for the gold with the Arimaspoi beyond the Issedones. The gold which the Grypas guard, he says, comes out of the earth; the Arimaspoi are men all born with one eye; Grypas are beasts like lions, but with the beak
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Waltz by windfalcon Waltz :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 323 31 Sun Gryphon by ssantara Sun Gryphon :iconssantara:ssantara 72 2
Polymer Clay On A Budget
Something that I get a lot is, "Isn't polymer clay expensive?". Well, if you live in Canada like I do, yes - it is! Small 2oz bars of Polymer Clay can cost as much as $5.99 CAD, depending on where you shop. And after breaking the bank how many times, I have learned to be a bit more frugal when it comes to my clay-buying binges.
Both Canada and the U.S have Michaels (which is a large craftstore chain), but if you don't live in the city or get to one of their stores during a good polymer clay sale, you aren't going to get much of a bargain. My closest Michaels store happens to be about 1 1/2 hours away, so it isn't going to do me much good, at all, by the time I spend the money to get there and back again.
So what is the alternative? Well, consider how you are reading this very article - the good old internet, of course! There are plenty of sites offering advice on getting the best Polymer Clay deals, but only if you live in the States. So what if you live in Canada? Well - you're
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Winter Gryphon by windfalcon Winter Gryphon :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 710 70 Gryphon of the Sun by swandog Gryphon of the Sun :iconswandog:swandog 198 30


sunhawk has started a donation pool!
1,700 / 2,000
To buy a print of the Forest Fairy print that JamesCreations made for me, he is awesome! :D

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Hello my dears!

I thought I would mention that I am currently open for commissions, of any subject and media, anything you see in my gallery I can do  for you :)

This includes crocheted creatures, such as my dragons and ice cream squid, check out their gallery page:…

Custom Plushy Price Guide

Ice cream squid: $35

Small Dragon (8") : $55
Medium Dragon (12") : $75
Large Dragon (16") : $115

Other animal requests always welcome!


And also my sculpted cover books, as seen in this gallery:…

Sculpted Book Cover Pride Guide

6" x 4" = $65
5" x 7" = $85
8" x 10" = $115

Larger book sizes available upon request :)
I use white blank page artist-quality sketchbooks primarily, but lined paper and graph paper books can be arranged as well

And I can do anything else you might want: stickers, illustrations, tattoo designs, shirt designs, pendants, etc.  I am pretty flexible, feel free to ask! :D

Holidays will be here before we know it and birthdays are always around to find something special for your loved ones ^_^

Feel free to send me a Note anytime!



Printed goodies like magnets, shirts, etc:

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Christine Hogenkamp
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Addicted to colour, prone to making twee art, always making sparkly things...

If you remember my fangdanas, ice cream squid or plushy dragons from a convention then yes, you have found the correct Sunhawk ;)



Earth Dragon i by maggock Earth Dragon i :iconmaggock:maggock 41 8


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Amoebafire Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Appologies for the very late reply but thank you for dropping by and the +fav I really appreciate it:) (Smile)
Nushaa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. it really does mean a lot to me. Heart
sunhawk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are most welcome, thanks for inviting me to join your lovely group! :D
TeenyTinyEats Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really love your gallery.
sunhawk Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much, glad you enjoy it ^_^
Ginger-PolitiCat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! Welcome to :iconknitting-and-crochet:

If you haven't already, please read over our submission policies We're excited to see your work in the group!
sunhawk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!  I'm thrilled to join a knitting/crochet group on dA! :D
jaymeefox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Thank you for the fave of my owl photo :)
bluesgrass Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Thanks for the fav!
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