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Mediterranean Gull as Totem - Original Art

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SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK by RAVENARI

Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) as Totem:

'You might think, to look at me, that I am a bird that whispers the secrets of the sea, or squawks them, but I'm the Mediterranean Gull, and you'd best get to know *me!* I cry the secrets of the coast, the shoreline, the cliffs, but especially the reeds, the marshes, the swampy wet places where sea meets land. I'm not about those huge open seas, nor am I about endless land, I love the meeting places. Perhaps you'll not be surprised then, to learn that I also teach about meeting places! How to socialise, interacting with others, loving others and hating them, walking through a social life of literal pecking orders and subtler nuanced association. I am not as brazen as some of my gull counterparts, but I'm not quiet either! I will be near you, and I will talk happily. Do you want someone to walk along the beach with you? To forage through the reeds? To find gems of wisdom in the places other people neglect? Look at how we can become so successful, commanding the places that people put second, to their detriment. I am joyful, determined and outspoken, but respectful and understanding too. I might look like so many of the others, but you will learn that I am only ever myself - as you are too.'

This totem animal illustration is designed to invoke a sense of balance and blessing within your life or that of a loved one, and act as an intermediary between yourself and the totem animal itself. Can be used practically for meditation and visualisation purposes, or simply as a beautiful original addition to your home.

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This piece is lovingly crafted on sturdy bend and damage-resistant illustrator's board, with watercolour pencil, pencil, water-fast fineliner, and acrylic and iridescent paint.

This is unframed, and comes safely packaged via Insured postage, except to Australia and Canada, where it will be sent Registered.

Measuring 18.5 x 20.5cm (or 7.4 x 8 in). Includes an approximate half-centimetre border around the image to assist in framing.

Happy dreaming,
~ Ravenari.
SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK by RAVENARI

Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) as Totem:

'You might think, to look at me, that I am a bird that whispers the secrets of the sea, or squawks them, but I'm the Mediterranean Gull, and you'd best get to know *me!* I cry the secrets of the coast, the shoreline, the cliffs, but especially the reeds, the marshes, the swampy wet places where sea meets land. I'm not about those huge open seas, nor am I about endless land, I love the meeting places. Perhaps you'll not be surprised then, to learn that I also teach about meeting places! How to socialise, interacting with others, loving others and hating them, walking through a social life of literal pecking orders and subtler nuanced association. I am not as brazen as some of my gull counterparts, but I'm not quiet either! I will be near you, and I will talk happily. Do you want someone to walk along the beach with you? To forage through the reeds? To find gems of wisdom in the places other people neglect? Look at how we can become so successful, commanding the places that people put second, to their detriment. I am joyful, determined and outspoken, but respectful and understanding too. I might look like so many of the others, but you will learn that I am only ever myself - as you are too.'

This totem animal illustration is designed to invoke a sense of balance and blessing within your life or that of a loved one, and act as an intermediary between yourself and the totem animal itself. Can be used practically for meditation and visualisation purposes, or simply as a beautiful original addition to your home.

*

This piece is lovingly crafted on sturdy bend and damage-resistant illustrator's board, with watercolour pencil, pencil, water-fast fineliner, and acrylic and iridescent paint.

This is unframed, and comes safely packaged via Insured postage, except to Australia and Canada, where it will be sent Registered.

Measuring 18.5 x 20.5cm (or 7.4 x 8 in). Includes an approximate half-centimetre border around the image to assist in framing.

Happy dreaming,
~ Ravenari.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(99)
  • Reviewed by Paul
    5 out of 5 stars
    13 Jun, 2018
    More beautiful than I hoped. Such a talented and unique artist. Many thanks.
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  • Reviewed by Samantha Cronin
    5 out of 5 stars
    20 May, 2018
    Arrived promptly in mint condition. A stunning piece of art; the colours are vibrant. Would thoroughly recommend purchasing from this artist.
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  • Reviewed by Ju
    5 out of 5 stars
    04 Apr, 2018
    This is magnificent, I couldn't be happier. Packed so carefully and thoughtfully, arrived quickly and safely. I'm truly delighted to own this beautiful piece of art. Thank you so much!
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  • Reviewed by PurpleBoushi
    5 out of 5 stars
    22 Mar, 2018
    This made it all the way from Australia to the USA in perfect condition! It's a truly beautiful piece of art and I'll hang it up as soon as I get it framed. Thank you so much <3
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All artwork is sent safely packaged in bubblewrap post-paks, with an additional piece of thick board or corflute to discourage all bending, wrapped in a plastic sheet that is taped to prevent weather damage. Often pieces of artwork come with little extras! Large pieces are sent safely flat-packed to prevent rolling, in boxes packed with scrunched newspaper. Small (up to A3) limited edition prints are sent flat-packed.

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Commissions

(CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE - Convo if you're interested).

I offer varying commission slots in the ‘commissions’ section in the side menu. If you want something different in size or subject or medium (such as pastels), please convo me to check my availability and get a direct quote. If I have sold out of a particular size that you wanted, please convo me to check how long the waitlist might be, or if I potentially can open a spare slot for you.

Payment schemes

Under extenuating circumstances, I offer payment schemes outside of Etsy. This usually involves once a month fortnight or monthly payments until the piece is paid off. The illustration will only be sent once full payment has been received. If payment is late and no communication from you is forthcoming after a month, I will keep 50% of the total illustration cost that has been paid due to inconvenience, and sell the illustration. Payment schemes do not apply to oracle readings.

Communication

Feel free to convo me here, or email me at ophelias.diary (at) gmail.com with any questions you may have. Remember that I am a part-time artist only, so I can take a few business days to reply. I am not in a habit of replying to emails on my days off, unless the email must be replied to with urgency.

Thank you for your interest in my artwork,
Happy dreaming!
Commissions

(CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE - Convo if you're interested).

I offer varying commission slots in the ‘commissions’ section in the side menu. If you want something different in size or subject or medium (such as pastels), please convo me to check my availability and get a direct quote. If I have sold out of a particular size that you wanted, please convo me to check how long the waitlist might be, or if I potentially can open a spare slot for you.

Payment schemes

Under extenuating circumstances, I offer payment schemes outside of Etsy. This usually involves once a month fortnight or monthly payments until the piece is paid off. The illustration will only be sent once full payment has been received. If payment is late and no communication from you is forthcoming after a month, I will keep 50% of the total illustration cost that has been paid due to inconvenience, and sell the illustration. Payment schemes do not apply to oracle readings.

Communication

Feel free to convo me here, or email me at ophelias.diary (at) gmail.com with any questions you may have. Remember that I am a part-time artist only, so I can take a few business days to reply. I am not in a habit of replying to emails on my days off, unless the email must be replied to with urgency.

Thank you for your interest in my artwork,
Happy dreaming!

Mediterranean Gull as Totem - Original Art

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 18.5 Centimetres
  • Width: 20.5 Centimetres
  • Materials: illustration board, watercolour pencil, pencil, watercolor pencil, ink, iridescent paint, metallic paint
  • Feedback: 99 reviews
  • Favourited by: 3 people
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