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Hi everyone,
Due to unforeseen circumstances I'm afraid that my crafting has had to be put on hold for a while. I hope to be back in the swing of things by the start of 2015.

In the meantime my Etsy shop is still open and the Facebook giveaway I promised in September will be going ahead just as soon as I am back on track.

I apologise if this has caused any inconvenience and would like to thank you all for your continued support.
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Hi everyone,

Due to a run of rather bad luck that has resulted in large vet bills and large medical bills I haven't had much time or energy for crafting lately. However I hope that within the next few weeks I will be back on track and creating new things. 

I also wanted to announce that as soon as I am back on my feet I will be holding a giveaway contest on my facebook page- www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-in…
Details will be announced once I am healthy again but I can say that this will be a facebook only contest. I'm sorry for those of you who don't have a personal facebook page (I don't have one either) but I will at some point be holding a DA only contest in the future so hopefully you won't miss out for long. 
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(19) Shelter by Lost-in-the-day
(19) Shelter
This is an entry to the contest on group :icondragontraditionalart:  Theme: Dragons are not evil

Shelter
When lost and alone in the gathering dark a friendly face can make all the difference.

I have left some of the story open for interpretation by the viewer. It is clear that the three humans in the painting are ill prepared for an overnight stay in the wilderness- no weapons for hunting or defence, no camping equipment and only one bag of supplies between the three of them. Was their village attacked and they were forced to flee? Were they prisoners or slaves that managed to escape their captors? Whatever the reason it has left them wandering into unfamiliar territory where they had the good fortune to be found by one who wishes to help them.

My initial ideas for this painting were to have a similar scene but set in a blizzard or violent storm where the humans lives would be in danger if not for the dragons intervention. However I ultimately decided that I wanted to portray something less dramatic. We can all appreciate great acts of bravery and heroic stories but so often it is the little things that mean the most. Being safe and warm at night is so easily taken fore granted and you don't realise how important it is to you until it is taken away. I wanted to show a softer and more intelligent side to dragons, using it's own body heat and ability to create fire to keep these lost humans safe and warm for the night, rather than showing it's strength and fortitude in adversity.


This painting is primarily watercolour with some pencil and pastel accents.
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Phoenix Pendant by Lost-in-the-day
Phoenix Pendant
The Phoenix is a mythical creature that symbolises renewal and the cycle of life, death and rebirth. This beautiful bird is heavily associated with the sun not just because of its fiery plumage but also because it is the perfect symbol for the sun rising, setting, and then rising afresh again the following day.

This OOAK resplendent phoenix perches on a detailed copper hoop, his wings outspread and ready to soar into the sky. His tail is set with six crystals and his feathers are accented with gold and bronze mica powders that shimmer in the light.

Sculpted in polymer clay, painted with acrylics and mica powders and sealed. No molds or templates were used to create this piece.

Available on Etsy- www.etsy.com/uk/listing/200604…
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Rachael Taylor
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
Etsy Shop- www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Lostinthe…
Facebook Page- www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-in…
Email Contact- lostintheday @ hotmail.com

I love working with all kinds of materials from pencils, paints and inks to beads, clay and fabric. I am also constantly on the look out for ways to recycle old and unwanted materials into practical household items or beautiful pieces of art.


I accept commissions on a case by case basis depending on my current workload.

If you would like to commission a piece please email me at lostintheday @ hotmail.com (without the spaces) or note me here on DA to discuss what you'd like.
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Hi everyone,
Due to unforeseen circumstances I'm afraid that my crafting has had to be put on hold for a while. I hope to be back in the swing of things by the start of 2015.

In the meantime my Etsy shop is still open and the Facebook giveaway I promised in September will be going ahead just as soon as I am back on track.

I apologise if this has caused any inconvenience and would like to thank you all for your continued support.
  • Mood: Emotional
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Eating: unhealthily
  • Drinking: tea

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rosepeonie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the +watch! Lily's Rainbow Box
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WhiteTincture Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Thank yo so much for the watch! I appreciate this very much. :hug:
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Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are welcome. :)
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drakoncast Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the watch! I really appreciate the support! :thanks:
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Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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luthien27 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you for the watch :)
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Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome!
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hailmust Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HI! Thank you for watching I am a dummy! 
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Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional
Thanks for the watch :) :heart:
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