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A very warm one! Last week I went up to Inverness (and beyond) to meet up with :iconmagweno: and exchange our art dolls in person. (My half: The Snail Bird | Magweno's half: which is unutterably fabulous in person - pic to come.) It was the first time I've ever met up with anyone from deviantArt and I was a little nervous. But it turned out to be the best thing about my entire trip to Scotland!

Magweno was so kind! She welcomed me and my family into her lovely home, introduced me to her menagerie, gave us home-made florentines, and took us on a lovely walk to the beach. The natural beauty of that place is so inspiring! It was downright magical. We saw dolphins and a young crow (it was a crow, right, Maddy?). I also saw with my own eyes her gorgeous dog, Rouko, suckle on his blanket! Very odd but sooo adorable. :heart: She let me hold her beautiful snakes and all the while the sweet birdsong from her aviary graced our ears. I met her boyfriend, Rob, and her open-hearted mother. I have never felt so welcome in a "stranger's" home.

Perhaps the most amazing part, though, was her studio and how generously she answered all my questions. What a fantastic work space! I'm so jealous! It was thrilling to see Scuttle and the Scottish Kelpie up close. I even held Lammergeier in my hands! :excited:

It was deliriously awesome. In fact, I think I had a fever for a part of the time.

Now I'm back home and savoring the memories. And trying to catch up on sleep. :faint:

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:flowerpot: Commissions: CLOSED :bug:
Etsy shop…;

None :|

Trades! CLOSED
:bulletwhite: Sketch in exchange for short story by bloodrose83
:bulletwhite: Vampire squid in exchange for a needle felted Noobalee by pahein


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  • Mood: Bliss
  • Listening to: Ayabie
  • Reading: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Drinking: rooibos tea


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Davina Behin Jones
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
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Personal Quote: "This is me and this is you."

My work is inspired by by the true strangeness of nature. I draw on myths from around the world to capture the delight of the unusual and unexpected. I love taking something everyday and making it fantastical.

When I’m not making strange little creatures, I work as a freelance illustrator. I graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Fine Art. I currently live on the coast in California.

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lascalaXXX Dec 6, 2013  Student Photographer
really beautiful work! I especially liked your octopus Hug 
KreepingSpawn Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
FamiliarOddlings Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
:drool: :heart: :tea:
KreepingSpawn Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ShePaintsWithBlood Jul 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
A most happy birthday to you!  May a snail come and carry you away to a land made of cake and filled with speaking tea cups!:blackrose:
FamiliarOddlings Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, dear friend! :hug: It nearly happened like that: I went to see Turbo. So many cute snails! ^_^
ShePaintsWithBlood Jul 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha I just saw that one last night!  Between that and you I have so much inspiration to paint a snail now!:blackrose:
FamiliarOddlings Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha awesome! :D I want to see your snail!
borysbrytva Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday! :-)
FamiliarOddlings Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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