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Hi everyone!

A couple of housekeeping things. Firstly, I am not taking on any more commissions until further notice. However, if you have a commercial proposition or just a really important commission or anything like that, feel free to still get in touch, because I left the metaphorical business door open a teensy crack. The reason for this change is that I'm exploring a lot of new avenues with the artwork, and I want to see what percolates in a mostly commission-free space.

Secondly, I will no longer be using the word 'totem' to describe the illustrations that I create. I will instead be calling animal guides/teachers/energies something more appropriate in a contemporary space, such as 'golden catfish as energy' or 'golden catfish as guide' (I haven't decided yet). While I won't be retroactively changing the titles of artwork, this will be something applied in the future and I thought I'd give everyone a heads up there. It's a personal decision, based on my discomfort with using a term that is appropriative in nature.

Thirdly, some of you may not know this (or really care to know this), but there will be significantly less artwork overall this year since I'll be devoting a fair amount of time to writing. Writing has always been an important part of my overall career, but it got benched the last two years because I became very focused on commissions and certain segments of artwork which kept me intensively busy (seriously, world, 90 pieces of finished artwork in a year? Maybe sustainable for someone without PTSD and chronic health issues, but I was pretty spent at the end of 2012!) I'm still learning how to divide my time between both the artwork and the writing in a way that is sustainable to my health and my wellbeing, and last year I let myself down in that department, firmly embracing workaholicism in a way that I'm still paying a price for this year.

But, in very good news, I am doing a lot better already. I am working on several new concepts, as well as still exploring with my older style. Also trying to figure out a direction in life. Where am I headed? What's the meaning of life? What is my purpose right now? Haha, nothing major, just a few questions! Gotta love it when the big ones come on in and sit down on top of you and refuse to pay rent.

So how are you going? :)

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

Ravenari's Animal Guide Dictionary: www.wildspeak.com/

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

My Twitter @ Ravenari: twitter.com/Ravenari
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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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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Mar 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Stunning design and painting.............JUST brilliant.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
My pleasure.
:)
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:icongryffgirl:
You have a gorgeous gallery! :rose:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconoozypon:
Ravenari, which art do you personally like the most from your gallery?
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
It changes depending on my mood! But probably one of the pieces from the Wandsuna series, or Blue Days Raven, or the Prickle Moon cover, or An Unlikely War. :D
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Incyray Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
happy birthday!
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Animus-Panthera Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday! ^_^
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Stygma Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :party: :cake: :dance:
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