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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 moritorium.com 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]

www.moritorium.com/skulls.html

The Square store is here:

squareup.com/market/catalyst-s…

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 catalystkoi.etsy.com/  

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.
10000 Needles in frame by askoi
10000 Needles in frame
The buyers for this piece commissioned a frame, so I lovingly nerded out with all the references I could remember from various Final Fantasy games.  Frame includes little cacti I sculpted, jewelry bits, sand, lots of resin clay, and actual porcupine quills. Had way too much fun.

Original painting is 5x7, acrylic on velvet

Cactuars and Final Fantasy are property of Square Enix
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Holy crap!  We managed to get the beast fixed and back from the shop.

Now, we need all the other crap. Tires, to renew the insurance, to take care of some accessibility and security features, etc, but the thing is home.

I've opened up five more commission slots.  Rate info is in the previous post and you can always ask about other stuff.

1   [Taken, gift commission, non-DA, returning client, SUPER excited about this but secret until it's done and in the hands of the person it's a gift for]
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Rock on and HUGE thanks to everyone who commissioned, grabbed stuff from the Etsy store, or donated to our Pimp My Tako bus crowdfund [on gofundme.com].  I feel very fortunate to be able to survive on art, even when it's tough.
Friends Don't Let Friends... by askoi
Friends Don't Let Friends...
For everyone who's ever lived in a gender segregated dormitory and/or been to Burning Man.

If this needs explaining to you, trust me you'll be happier never knowing what it means.
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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 moritorium.com 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]

www.moritorium.com/skulls.html

The Square store is here:

squareup.com/market/catalyst-s…

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 catalystkoi.etsy.com/  

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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sarumanka Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :la:
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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.
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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
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XibXib Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! :icontearplz:
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TheHillady Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
tnx for the watch ^^
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OokamiAkuryou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Thankyou for the watch and llama c: You awesome
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askoi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Likewise!
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4956 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
"Happy Birthday!!"
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