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About Traditional Art / Professional Senior Member Pia RavenariFemale/Australia Group :iconliving-earth: Living-Earth
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Barred Owl as Totem
'I can speak on Her behalf, and my own. I am sharp and wry, with hidden depths of gentleness that I'll show those I care for. I can be compassionate or judgemental, I am the battering or enfolding wings. I know how to hunt for what is mine, and I never give up, for that way lies a certain end. I am one with the trees, the forest, the snows, the night sky and her lovely stars and evenings of wonder and spells and magic. Do you know who I am? I wait for you in the darkness, and by my silent glide, you will find your way.'

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Watercolour pencil / ink / acrylic on illustration board.
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Roe Deer as Totem
Original available at Etsy

'Quick and graceful, bonded to the forests and woodlands, and clean grasslands, I have long been associated with gentleness, but I am far wilder than you'd expect. People underestimate me at their own peril. I am a teacher that can walk through all worlds, connected to the Horned Gods of all, and the Horned Goddesses that lurk behind the bright of the moon. If you think I am only gentleness, my friend, you do not know me. But come, I invite you, walk alongside me, learn what it is to be so multi-faceted while breathing in the fresh air, and I will show you how multi-faceted you are too.'

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Watercolour pencil / ink / acrylic on illustration board.
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Things have been pretty exciting though, lately.

Firstly, I've been writing a great deal. However, that work is happening under another name, and so that's basically like my secret double life that's been happening in the background.

I'm not really taking personal commissions still. HOWEVER, I am considering commercial commissions on a case by case basis, especially book covers and book illustrations.

I recently was nominated for a Tin Duck award for Best WA Professional Artwork for the cover of Prickle Moon by the wonderful Juliet Marillier. And I've been nominated for a DITMAR award for best artwork in the Australian SF Awards again for the cover of Prickle Moon. I don't expect to win, I am up against the most tremendous company and honestly, the nomination alone has blown me away.

I've also been fortunate enough to win a Tin Duck for Best WA Professional Short Work for a short story I wrote in the Dreaming of Djinn anthology by Ticonderoga Publications, called 'Street Dancer.'

I've also been shockingly ill over the past year. Some of that is only just starting to ease up, but in order to protect my health, I'll never be able to produce such a high quantity of artwork as I used to ever again, and I'll need to be very astute with my commitments. This has actually been okay. I've produced hundreds of pieces of artwork, honoured the energy of hundreds of animals, and I'm finding this transition not as painful as I thought it would be.

This year has been kind of a fallow year. From a marketing perspective, dropping off the face of the planet after executing a book cover for a fantastic author, and starting to make contacts in the writing world was kind of stupid; but I've not really had much of a choice. The creative world is still out there and I haven't left it, I'm just...working in it a bit differently to how I used to. Then again, with the amount of physical and mental illnesses I have, balancing my medical costs with living on a Disability Pension (because alas the discounts don't cover the kind of dental care I need due to my Sjogren's Syndrome) - it's a miracle I'm actually able to do anything much at all.

So you may see a little more of me, but possibly not a great deal more of me. Life does what life does, and I find my way through it. I'm a snail in a very big garden, and there are a lot of other showier animals out there, but that's okay; I've always loved the simple things - the rain, green things, reading, hibernating in forests - and I am working on making a life that suits me. It's hard work, but it's worthy work.

I hope you are all keeping well!

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Did you know there are even better places to keep up with what's happening with Ravenari? :)

ETSY (Originals only): www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=…

Ravenari @ Wordpress: ravenari.wordpress.com/ (I write blog posts like four times a year!)

Ravenari's Animal Guide Dictionary: www.wildspeak.com/
  • Listening to: too much to put down here.
  • Reading: fanfiction actually, because it's awesome
  • Watching: all the things!

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Ravenari
Pia Ravenari
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Australia
I am a 'stay-at-home' artist with post-traumatic stress disorder with heavy dissociative characteristics thrown in. I have a distinct, and unique style which is being added to (and subtracted from) every day. I tend to express my love of the animal kingdom, or my darker themes regarding childhood and traumatic experiences in my art.

Current Residence: Perth, Western Australia
Favourite genre of music: Sadcore, Indie, Alternative
Favourite style of art: I don't know what my style is, but I like it enough to do it all the time.
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Favourite cartoon character: Howl from Howl's Moving Castle. He is sexy.
Personal Quote: if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Happy Birthday! Try everything: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6rP-Y…

P.S. Sorry for the lateness...
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WingedWolf717 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh goodness how did i keep forgetting! HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU BREATHTAKINGLY SPECTACULAR BEING!!! <3<3<3<3
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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Happy birthday!
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Sa-athirasWynd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Happy birthday! :cake:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday to you :hug:'sss :sing: :dance:
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Kelii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art.  I find it very calming.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. <3
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Hiatro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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