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Swamp Strega-

Colour Scheme:

-Faded Greens and Browns

-Metallics- Bronze, Tarnished Silver, Dull Iron (mainly in jewelry)

-Cool greys, and slightly faded Blacks, Charcoal colours

-Bright emeralds for a pop of jewel tone (in makeup or in garment)

-Rusty reds, or reddish browns

-Creme or eggshell accents instead of pure white

Clothing and Accessories:

-Shorter dresses with lots of lightweight “tatter-y” layers over them

-Crocheted, and distressed  vests and coverlets

-Old lace shawls

-Cowl neck hoods, or lightweight infinity scarves (to protect your face from sun and the ever pervasive mosquito population)

-Ripped up tights (can be layered over each other)

-Chunky, durable boots for walking in marshy areas, or if weather turns colder, strappy sandals and/or mary janes for walking around town.

-Crystal Point Pendants, “Mixed Media” Jewelry (see pinterest for examples), Bone Jewelry, Wood and Natural Object jewelry, leather

-Simple Drapery that has a focus on creating an erratic and asymmetrical hem line

Inspirational things:

-Vulture Culture

-Odd Antiques

-Tattered Lace and Fabrics

-Marshland, Wetlands, Swamps

-Vines

-Old gnarled trees

-Folk Magic

-Palmistry, Tarot, a general sense of the Southern Occult

-Taxidermy

-Animal Bones

-Alligators, Pythons, other swamp dwelling reptiles

-Delta Rae

-Earth and Water Magic

So this is what I came up with today, Swamp Strega. Ironically enough, a cold front just blew through my area, but I was still feeling rather inspired, and was tired of seeing pages upon pages of Tia Dalma whenever I searched for “Swamp Witch”.  Feel free to leave me comments, or questions, my inbox is always open!

-Batty

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i needed to make sure my memory card & batteries were good for my camera bc zoo tomorrow– so i tested that out on my gator i got last week. the lighting in my room sucks and i’ll eventually get a good picture setup, maybe.

speedbump decided to model to display size & how difficult it is to find a place to take pictures in here.

I’ve been busy making flowers to be used in my ongoing collaboration with the lovely Jana @bone-lust Miller… including one with a human tooth at its center! Follow her page for a chance to purchase these highly requested wearable pieces and future Forgotten-Bonelust works as they can only be found in her shop at bonelust.etsy.com

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5 days left to preorder the new skull collection at special Kickstarter prices!

The new collection includes the Coyote, Wolverine, and Alligator, (all with articulated jaws!) as well as the White-Tailed Deer (with antlers!), the clever Raccoon, the stoic Musk Ox, the wily Goat, and the elegant Sacred Ibis.

Also check out the large 3D printed desktop display skulls, and the Deer Antler and Coyote Claw pendants!

Check out all the new stuff here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fireandbone/fire-and-bone-4-tiny-digitally-captured-metal-anim