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My tastes are eccentric and often based in humor, but not random in the slightest, no matter what appearance my thumbnail collection may present at a given time. I do not "fave trade" and I find requests to do so a little off-putting. Thanks.




Not In Kansas Anymore by askoi
Not In Kansas Anymore
"Not in Kansas Anymore", 4x6 acrylic and ink on "lost page" [treated page from a lurid, sensational book on celebrity autopsies, secured to an archival stock]. Recycled frame with found/salvaged objects, resin clay, paint, sealant.
Do I A Party Correct? by askoi
Do I A Party Correct?
4x6 inches, acrylic and ink on varnished vintage wrapping paper

I'll be making a frame for ... them? ... this week
Lonely Marshaloaf by askoi
Lonely Marshaloaf
A marshaloaf caught looking for company at low tide, just as the sun rises.

[For explanation of the creatures, see :thumb600963778:]

Water color, pen, and ink; standard trading card ["atc/aceo"] sized
A shy Marshaloaf by askoi
A shy Marshaloaf

While common to the tidal flats of the Olympic Peninsula and the northwest coast of the United States, the shy marshaloaf is rarely spied by human eyes. The marshaloaf typically moves at night or during weather conditions inhospitable to people. They feed on decaying matter in the sand and silt and reproduce through budding. In spite this asexual reproduction method, they are known to protect younger and smaller members of their kind, clustering together when sleeping to prevent the more fragile marshaloaves from washing out to sea or being crushed by logs.

Watch for them returning to their nest sites amidst the grass tufts early in the morning.

[this is an ACEO/ATC made for Emerald City Comic Con, and is part of a series]

Old One Eye by askoi
Old One Eye
Ahriman, time to party!

4x6 acrylic on velvet mat stock; frame is recycled wood, resin clay, and found objects.
Due to some issues with Etsy policy and analysis thereof, I feel more comfortable vending my skull replicas only in person or through Square Marketplace.

This is a link to the main page for the skulls; we'll be opening several new molds this week so the image and price list will change to accommodate that with the next update [badger skull, human fetus skull, human finger bones, cormorant skull will be added by 10/6; cormorant is in the Square Mkt already and the badger can be pre-ordered]

The Square store is here:…

Please note that I have been producing some of these skulls for 15 years, several of them are from original sculptures or carefully modified natural skulls - as wildlife protection laws permit - and they have been recast repeatedly by tawdry imitators. Anyone who has handled real bone can see the work and care put into our replicas. For not being museum quality, they are still serious reproductions.

I am not a hobbyist; Catalyst Studios is my job. Several of the processes my studio uses at this point were engineered by us in our basements and garages over that decade and a half, after the founding members learned the basic steps from a master craftsperson. We have many goals, but among them are sustainable, legal, durable, realistic, cruelty free costume props. We have supplied opera companies, dancers, musicians, haunted houses, hat makers, doll makers, puppeteers and more with no-harm, no risk skulls and will continue to do so for some time.

Prints, paintings, and some unique sculptural items will remain on the Etsy store for now, so if you are not boycotting said site due to the reasons I will not discuss here, the link is  

Thanks for reading this. Feel free to ask questions. If the subject is legal or financial in nature please be professional and take it to email.


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Ann S Koi
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I make, therefore I am.

Job: Owner and founder, Catalyst Studios
Current Residence: Olympia WA
Gender: I gave that crap up years ago.
Sexuality: Elves.
Relationship Status: Married to my career.
Personal Quote: If you can't get rid of the skeleton in the closet best to teach it to dance (GB Shaw)

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Nushaa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. It really does means the world to me. :hug: :heart:
sarumanka Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :la:
JayelleCartoons Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!! Sorry I am so antisocial anymore. One of these days I'll stop hiding in a dark cave.
askoi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
my roommate and i are having a low key bbq at our place on the east side of oly on Sunday - tomorrow, the 7th - if you feel like coming out and eating our meat

and meeting the lizard, lol
XibXib Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! :icontearplz:
TheHillady Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
tnx for the watch ^^
OokamiAkuryou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Thankyou for the watch and llama c: You awesome
askoi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
4956 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
"Happy Birthday!!"
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