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In the Beginning by IkaikaDesign In the Beginning by IkaikaDesign
In the beginning we are but a thought and a seed. It is up to us to grow and forever reach for the stars.

Still on my spiritual kick. Recently attended a craft show near DC and came across a beautiful artist who worked in paper casting. His art was, to be blunt, some of the most spiritual and inspiring pieces I've come across in a long, long while. After leaving his booth I began milling over the different designs in my head and low-and-behold I finally got my spark back!
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HlsSinful69 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful.
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you =)
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MintyShroom Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this.. I might have to do a spin off of it in my own design for a tattoo I'm thinking about on my back, if you don't mind?
But this is stunning.. I love how it feels "top-heavy", but still balanced, and I love how you've combined the celtic knots with "melting" tree branches.. Very lovely :)
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
I don't mind a spin-off at all, and thank you for your kind remarks. =)
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
WThis a lovely drawing.. it would make, in the right hands, a lovely silver brooch... bravo, P. :wave:
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
thank you =D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional
nicely done
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nfranklin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Very Nice work, could I use this for my sandcarving?
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
sandcarving?
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nfranklin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I carve decorative designs into materials like wood,glass tile, porelain, marble, granite, stone. It is a decorative form of sandblasing where designs are etched or carved into the material. I am in the learning stages of how to do theses decorative forms of sandcarving.
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
aahhh interesting. Is it for profit or just a hobby? The reason for my questions is this; I don't like giving out my designs. At the entrance of my gallery there is a warning not to use my art for anything other then to look at. Now I know this is the internet and you could take my design anyway, with or without my consent, and i'd never know. If your sandcarving is merely for fun and you just need a piece to practice with then that's fine but if this will in turn make a profit I'd have to say no.
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nfranklin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
I respect your decision and art work. I will remove your images from my file libray so I do not use them by accident. Keep drawing. :)
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
thank you very much for understanding =)
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Arathine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I LOVE this tattoo! I've been looking for something that speaks to me. Would it be permissible if I got this as a tattoo should I choose to?
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I can't stop you either way, the only thing I ask is that you tell the tattoo artist where and who you got it from and if possible send me a picture of the finished work. Other then that I have no objections.
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