|A small selection of some of my more recent works. Please see my gallery for more, as well as my Etsy at thegreenwolf.etsy.com for currently available pieces. I am available for custom work as well--just note me!|
|Over the years I have been asked to create a variety of custom pieces. These have ranged everywhere from wall hangings unique to the buyer to one of a kind leather and fur pouches, and then some! Plus further down the page you'll see some projects that I can pretty easily customize. Here are a few things to keep in mind when requesting custom work:|
What do I want (pouch, bone knife, antler runes/ogam, etc?)
How much do I want to pay? (This is VERY important, as it gives me an idea of how elaborate I can get and what sort of materials I can use. Also, I can suggest certain options for slightly higher or lower price brackets.)
What do I want it made of?
What size do I want the project to be?
What colors do I want incorporated?
What other decorations do I want?
Is there a particular theme/animal/etc. I want?
Do I have a particular timeframe or deadline I need this by?
If interested, please feel free to note me!
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Yes, I AM open for commissions! Note me with your ideas and requests! Specializing in making vague ideas turn into very real art
No, I do not hunt these animals myself. Most of what I work with is recycled or reclaimed in some manner; as I have done since 1998, I ritually purify everything I make as part of my spiritual practice, and I donate part of the proceeds to nonprofit groups that benefit wildlife and their habitats.
I'm an artist, nonfic author, and wannabe polymath living in Portland, OR. I'm a pagan and amateur naturalist, geeky, and outdoorsy. I make stuff out of animal remains, beads, and other such things as part of my spiritual practice (and FWIW, I am 100% European mutt, so none of my work can be considered Native American). I'm also entirely self-taught; I took a few art classes in high school and college, but they were really basic and dealt more with traditional media like painting and drawing.
I sell most of what I make; if you're interested in what's currently available, please wander over to www.thegreenwolf.com (you can also find my books on pagan and nature spirituality topics there, too!)
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Current Residence: Portland, OR
Personal Quote: Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
I am pleased to announce that I have signed the contract for my third book with Llewellyn Worldwide, entitled Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up: Connect With Totems in Your Ecosystem! For those who really enjoyed the bioregional totemism chapters in New Paths to Animal Totems and Plant and Fungus Totems, this book is for you!
Within its pages I offer ways to connect with the land you live on through the the archetypal representatives of animals, plants, fungi, minerals, waterways, even gravity and other forces of nature. Written from a nonindigenous perspective, it offers tools, practices and meditations for those who seek a more meaningful relationship with the land than the consumer-driven destruction all too common worldwide. And it encourages viewing the world through a more eco-friendly lens and inviting others to do the same.
Most importantly, it's my answer to our tendency to make nature spirituality all about us. Rather than being full of ways to get things from the totems, it's about forming relationships with them and partnering with them to undo some of the damage we've done. While bettering yourself is a part of that, I avoid the all-too-common "Harness the power of your totem to get what you want!" attitude.
I don't yet have an exact release date, but it's due to be in the Llewellyn winter catalog, and I'll keep you posted! In the meantime, just a reminder--I have a perks package on my Patreon where if you pledge at the $25/month level ($35 for non-US folks) for seven months, you'll get one of my current books or anthologies each month, and at the end of those seven months you'll be automatically added to the preregistration list for Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up. Then when it comes out, I'll send you a copy for absolutely free!