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See something you like? Click the image to buy it now from our Etsy store!

This Victorian Steampunk doll is hand painted genuine fine Bisque porcelain originally made by Dan Dee. She is an animated music box that plays “Memories”.

She comes with the original certificate of authenticity. I have added adornments of garnets and antique watch parts and cogs to her hat and dress. Her necklace was created from vintage watch works.

She is outfitted with a hand sewn deerskin bag decorated with titanium electroplated quartz crystal and a pearl button. Hanging from the belt are a quartz crystal elephant totem, a wire wrapped antique watch work and a vial of cogs and gears. An eye patch adds mystery to her character.

 

nature-photography-beautiful-landscapesTake a walk on the wild side with a stroll through our Nature Photography section!

Most of our photographs are available in various sized greeting cards and photo enlargements.

We can create custom orders with backing and matting, if you wish. In addition, we often have recycled wooden or metal picture frames available.

 

alligator-snapping-turtle-shell-shaman-bagThis Alligator Snapping Turtle shell was hand sanded and polished bringing out the beautiful ivory color. The stylized glyph drawings on this ceremonial animal totem medicine bag create the perfect primitive spiritual art wall decor.

 

Shop ALL of these items and more on our Etsy store page.

Remember: Everything is discounted 20%. Use coupon code DISCOUNT at check out.

The Beginning of the Saga of Turtle’s Anvil

A few years back we decided to go into business together selling our artwork. We both, rather naively had “old-fashioned” ideas on how to accomplish the task.

Saga of Turtle's Anvil

We were both professionally familiar with using a computer at our previous jobs. Deborah was a systems operator at the Board of Trade. Sue was used to collecting and analyzing scientific data. Because of this, we felt we could easily handle the web.

Lo and Behold! Knowing how to use a computer and successfully navigating e-commerce are not the same animal. life is a turtle's sagaWe were totally unprepared for the speed of technology and the changes in what a computer could be used for and how. But, don’t ever believe the old adage, “Old dogs can’t learn new tricks”. For three years we struggled with teaching ourselves about social media and how to build a web-based business. We bought a number of books, many of which we discovered were outdated shortly after they were printed. We studied them, pored over them and struggled with a completely new language that insidiously used familiar words out of the known context. We went from merely knowing that social media exists to amateurishly using it to grow a small business.

Saga of Turtles Caught In A Web of Tech

xckd-comic-fire-wikipediaStill, we were kind of lost on the nuances, protocol and etiquette of the ether world. It is disconcerting to find out that what you thought was merely adding emphasis was actually rudely YELLING, or that what you felt was defending yourself could be perceived as being argumentative. Notwithstanding, we felt we were up to creating our own website. We thought that because we were no longer newbies to social media that building a website would be a snap.

Wrong again! That is when the Universe provided Mary Diamond, our guru of the ethernet. She helps us ensure that the connections are connected, the plug-ins are plugged in, the add-ons are added on, etc. She also provides invaluable insights and tips, translated into plain English, advancing our knowledge (and confidence) and helping to clear the fog.

This website is a work in progress. We wish to share new ideas, the expressions of creativity and we hope to inspire.