Dalsnibba Mountain, Norway | Pavel Suslov
Look look! I uploaded one of my pictures to tumblr!! You should be so proud of me. Now I guess I just have to find all of my other art that’s floating around here on tumblr that other people have posted. :I
Landscapes, 2014 | Zachary Snellenberger
Pi Yao or Pixiu are creatures from China that protect houses from evil spirits and bringing wealth to the people living in it. They have big mouths to attack demons, but also they have a decent appetite (the legend says they can eat only pure gold, but when Pi Yao are small and their teeth are yet too weak they actually eat everything that tastes good).
Those Pi Yaos are yet very small, but if they fed well and treated nicely, they would grow into powerful protectors that no bad spirit would dare to come near.
8cm (3 inches) tall. Details are cast in resin and the body is soft (no joints or skeleton armature inside), they have some plastic pellets in their bellies to give them good balance. Their necklaces are made of various gemstones (Purple’s with blue pawpads - mammoth ivory shard, coral and howlite beads, Brown’s - moon glass and dyed howlite beads, Blue’s - sea shell, moon glass and seashell beads, Lime’s - kyanite, dyed howlite and lapis lazuli beads, Purple’s with pink pawpads - sea urchin needle, coral and dyed howlite beads, Teal’s - moon glass and onyx beads).
Attention! This is a piece of art. Not a toy for small children. Completely handmade, one of a kind.
original for sale, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Elements by liga-marta
PROSERPINE [aka PROSERPINA]
an ancient Roman goddess of the Underworld and Spring, one whose cult, myths and mysteries were based on those of Greek Persephone and her mother Demeter, the Greek goddess of grain and agriculture. The Romans identified Proserpine with their native fertility goddess Libera, daughter of the grain and agriculture goddess Ceres and wife to Liber.
Etymology: Latinisation of “Persephone”, perhaps influenced by the Latin proserpere, “to emerge, to creep forth”.
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France (by AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker)