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Mother Cat by FamiliarOddlings Mother Cat :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 15 3 Sand Dollars and Sweet Peas by FamiliarOddlings Sand Dollars and Sweet Peas :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 6 0 Belly Paint by FamiliarOddlings Belly Paint :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 3 0 Bentley the dog by FamiliarOddlings Bentley the dog :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 17 5 Lumpsucker Fish by FamiliarOddlings Lumpsucker Fish :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 17 3 James Baxter the Horse by FamiliarOddlings James Baxter the Horse :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 17 2 Another Baby Tapir by FamiliarOddlings Another Baby Tapir :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 16 2 Looking at Snails by FamiliarOddlings Looking at Snails :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 8 0 Puffers in the Flowers by FamiliarOddlings Puffers in the Flowers :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 18 2 Red Betta in crayons by FamiliarOddlings Red Betta in crayons :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 18 7 Baby Tapir by FamiliarOddlings Baby Tapir :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 38 4 Crayon Train by FamiliarOddlings Crayon Train :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 17 3 The Grinch Snonkey by FamiliarOddlings The Grinch Snonkey :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 14 0 Tamandua by FamiliarOddlings Tamandua :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 19 0 Spider in the Leaves by FamiliarOddlings Spider in the Leaves :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 18 4 Peaches Portrait by FamiliarOddlings Peaches Portrait :iconfamiliaroddlings:FamiliarOddlings 16 2

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The best of the best!!
These people are just amazing!
I admire their style!
they are inspire me!
I want to share with you all their wonderful work!

Hot Toys Doll Repaint Angelina Jolie Maleficent by noeling
Lavendel the Springtime Hedgehog by RikerCreaturesPinkie Pie - Version 2 by Slipsntime
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Mexico's Crafty Feature
September 16th celebrates the start of Mexico's fight for independence, 205 years ago. It's our most important national holiday (not Cinco de Mayo ;)), so I wanted to make a special feature for my country. Mexico is a beautiful country, full of honest and hardworking people, sadly vilified by the media even within our own borders. Our culture is bold and colorful, the food is delicious and baroque, there's a lot to love about Mexico! I want to share with you a few Artisan Crafts that I believe represent Mexico in the most authentic way, not the stereotyped way in which it's often pictured. I hope that you'll enjoy this taste of Mexico.
To celebrate our independence, families come together on September 15th and enjoy a hearty meal, which usually includes a dish called "pozole", a kind of soup that was prepared by the Aztecs. Every family has their own recipe, but pozole commonly involves a spicy broth made out of 4 different kinds of dry chili peppers, a
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Rainbow Crow Totem by andromeda Rainbow Crow Totem :iconandromeda:andromeda 18 7 Aardwolf by WillemSvdMerwe Aardwolf :iconwillemsvdmerwe:WillemSvdMerwe 192 33 Cuttlefish 2013 Back 2048 by divingsculptor Cuttlefish 2013 Back 2048 :icondivingsculptor:divingsculptor 3 1
About plagiarism II
Let's go on with the theme of plagiarism. I promised to write how I regard copying my works. The answer is: very positive. I treat this like... well, fan-art based on my creations, it's normal. If someone makes money on it - excellent, it means that the "fan-artist" is really gifted then. When someone interprets my works - it's like expanding of myself in the world. More of "me" in the Universe! What's wrong with it? Glad for it. Will I ban figurines with curves, patterns and twirls like mine? That's impossible. Can you repeat my plots? Of cause. Copy my figurines totally? With a pleasure. Sell them?
Why I'm so kind? Simple. If your do it bad, your activity won't harm mine. Maybe you'll learn something valuable when copying and become genius over time - I'll be proud. If your level of works is similar to mine, I'll try to invite you in my studio and we'll share orders - there's so many of them, I'll be happy if someone lift some burden from me so I can give myself to my priv
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Dec. Sub of Month Winner-January Features- Poll
*WHEW* That's a lot to cram into one journal subject! LOL  OK so in this journal we are covering our December Sub of the Month Winner (yes we are still behind on that, apologies!), announcing our January Featured choices, and also putting up the next Sub of the Month poll for January!  :)
December Sub of the Month Winner is:
#6 by marcellobarenghi :iconmarcellobarenghi:
Congrats!  :clap:
Our January Featured Choices are the following:
Mouselemur chose:

Survivors of the old world by fablau
AMERICAN PRIDE by MiroDesign Golden Eagle by ForestEdgeFineArt
Forest Ecosystem by Aikya Nubian Ibex by Calmality
SilkenWinds chose:
:thumb473782267: pq by grezelle
Yuki and a blanket by terenete Diplomnik 2 by Olga5
bw kitty by ruijoao snowy Nea by awphotoart
:thumb492145499: Summer by Deliquesce-Flux
Yellow-billed (Brown) pintail by uialwen :bigth
:iconanimalsoftheworld:AnimalsofTheWorld 4 23
squiggly wiggly things

Ever at yer service
the saucer by CapnDeek373
:iconcapndeek373:CapnDeek373 2 6
Pangolin by LemonCakeDesigns Pangolin :iconlemoncakedesigns:LemonCakeDesigns 150 21 Rhinocochlis sp. by Dark-Raptor Rhinocochlis sp. :icondark-raptor:Dark-Raptor 176 21 Plant Antelope totem by hontor Plant Antelope totem :iconhontor:hontor 871 28 White Entitlement by SunflowerInTheRain White Entitlement :iconsunflowerintherain:SunflowerInTheRain 12 43 Rucksacks by timsplosion Rucksacks :icontimsplosion:timsplosion 55 54 It's okay to not be okay by SunflowerInTheRain It's okay to not be okay :iconsunflowerintherain:SunflowerInTheRain 25 23 Just Peachy by deeed Just Peachy :icondeeed:deeed 87 11 Sloth by LisaAP Sloth :iconlisaap:LisaAP 33 14


Black-Maned Liontail by Ravenari Black-Maned Liontail :iconravenari:Ravenari 166 50 To kill a dragon - print by hontor To kill a dragon - print :iconhontor:hontor 132 9 Wandsuna - Foxes Don't Cry by Ravenari Wandsuna - Foxes Don't Cry :iconravenari:Ravenari 93 34 Ammonite by JasonKaiser Ammonite :iconjasonkaiser:JasonKaiser 24 12 Moonlit by HannahChapman Moonlit :iconhannahchapman:HannahChapman 196 77 Snail as Totem - 02 by Ravenari Snail as Totem - 02 :iconravenari:Ravenari 151 48 Blue Ringed Octopus as Totem by Ravenari Blue Ringed Octopus as Totem :iconravenari:Ravenari 185 56 L'Oree de la foret by felixgi L'Oree de la foret :iconfelixgi:felixgi 575 52




Sand Dollars and Sweet Peas
I made this into a birthday card for my mother. She loves sand dollars and sweet peas. Done in crayons.

Did you know sand dollars are often purple? It's only their bleached skeletons that are white.

More info at my blog:…
Belly Paint
To celebrate my twin expecting her second child, I painted her gorgeous belly. I used the Body Proud Pregnancy Belly Painting Kit, which I highly recommend. It was really fun and easy to work with these! This was the first time I've ever done body painting and the greatest challenge for me was working quickly enough.

More pictures and info on my blog:…

We are so excited for the new little one! Coming in June! :XD:
Bentley the dog
My aunt has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Bentley. He's so adorable! I knew I had to make a needle felted version someday and here he is!

This is one of those projects that began years ago and only now got picked up again and finished. Other projects just fly into completion. The creative process is different for everybody, of course, but is it different for every PROJECT? Tell me your lingering project stories in the comments!

For more photos and info, check out my blog entry on this guy:…
Lumpsucker Fish
Another fun crayon fish drawing. These guys are so ridiculous looking! I love them! They look like pompoms to me. :XD:


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Davina Behin Jones
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
My etsy shop:…

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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DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Hi, Davina! Thank you very much for taking the time to check out my page, too. I'm thrilled that you liked it and humbled by your support. :hug: I hope you enjoy my future work, too. I absolutely loved taking a closer look at your gallery. You're amazing at both drawing and crafting. :love:
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
Oh thank YOU, Danielle! :hug: Your work is very amazing! I'm excited to get your new pieces in my inbox as well as explore your gallery some more. Your wonderful comments really mean a lot to me. :love:
DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
:glomp:  You're really sweet!
Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :)
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh thank you! :heart: That's so sweet of you. :love:
Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You've very welcome! :)
Crystalheart9 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav. and your work is amazing!
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
You are absolutely welcome! :D Keep up the great work!
Crystalheart9 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :)
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