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Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Want to support my work and get neat art and other goodies every month for as little as $1 per month? Support me on Patreon at

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 (you can also find my books on pagan and nature spirituality topics there, too!)

I created :iconnothingbuttails:.

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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.
Hey! Did you know my books are available at libraries around the world? I’ve made sure my local library system, Multnomah County, has all my currently available solo books. And you can check WorldCat to see if your library has any of my titles. If not, contact your library’s book buyer and request that they order the titles you’re interested in reading. (Be aware that most libraries sell books donated directly to them, even new ones, unless you make arrangements with the library buyer.)

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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
I saw your work at Rose City ComicCon and was delighted to find that you had a DA page as well. I absolutely love all of your beautiful, artistic, and ethically sourced creatures. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work! :heart:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks--I appreciate you stopping by the booth!
Aurion-Magnus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, um, hi Lupa! I really hate to be a bother to you, but would you be willing to help me out and answer some questions I have? I hate to  say "I don't have anyone else to ask.", but...I really don't eheh. I've been very eager to make my own totemic and natural items for personal use, but I am unsure on the specific details when working with a few certain materials.
Please, If I'm being a bother, let me know! I don't want to be a problem. 
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure! What's up?
Aurion-Magnus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Ahh please forgive my late reply! Kinda forgot between all the stuff I had going on here, sorry!
One of the things I was most curious about was some of the materials you use for some of your jewelry; mainly the ear cuffs and nacklace rope like here… . Do you make your own ear cuffs and strings, or do you have a special store that you get them from? I've been looking for ear cuffs like these, but I've yet to find anything similar. Personally I had wanted to order something online from you, but I moved out of the usa and can't anymore(at least not for a few more years until I get back).
And another thing I was wondering; when you 'shape' the heads of the skins you work with, do you use some kind of special mixture to soften the hides, or do you soak them in water, or..? I am hoping that when I get back to the states I'll be able to purchase my own hide and work with it (kinda get that 'special bond', y'know haha).
Anyway, so I think that's pretty much it! I do apologize again sooooo much for taking so long to respond, I appreciate you for not brushing me aside!

lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
I generally order off Etsy or eBay for findings like that. As to the shaping, water soaks work just fine, no special solvents needed.
pusheenlovesnoodles Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow you have a very special talent of arts and crafts!you've got a very nice gallery too,and I love the way you make your masks!keep up the great work :D
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks :)
Lyruxx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :D
I have a canadian Timber wolf pelt for sale that can be made into a headdress if you might be interested.
CA Wolf Hide FOR SALE!
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately I don't have the funds for him right now, but he is really gorgeous!!!
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