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1 hour ago, Sylverthorne said:

 

Ash is also a tree; often referenced in ... druidic ritual? wiccan ritual?  Oak, Ash and Thorn (probably hawthorne) are often used for such things. I don't know if that helps any, but... might give you an alternative to search?


The ash trees here have been decimated by the Emerald Ash Borer. So many missing-tooth gaps everywhere. I didn’t have the heart.

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

When I did a google image search on Ash (because I had no good idea how to ink that or much inspiration at all) do you know what turned up?

 

1000 variations of the kid from the Pokemen franchise, and nothing else in the first gazillion hits. 

 

Apparently that’s his or her name. Who knew?  Everybody that is not me is who....

:ik_oops:

 

I did the same search and had the same reaction. I'm old enough to have missed the whole Pokemon thing (I'd heard about it, but never watched any of the cartoons). However, I found a decent image to copy and used that.

 

Ash tree was what had first come to mind, but they looked complicated ::P:

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3 hours ago, Pingo said:

The ash trees here have been decimated by the Emerald Ash Borer. So many missing-tooth gaps everywhere. I didn’t have the heart.

 

I saw references to that. But only after I modified the search to Ash Tree.

 

(Now the great google-hive mind/electro-brain thinks I have a sick tree.)

 

I never did see a reference to where the wretched little green beetles came from. 

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6 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:

 

Ash is also a tree; often referenced in ... druidic ritual? wiccan ritual?  Oak, Ash and Thorn (probably hawthorne) are often used for such things. I don't know if that helps any, but... might give you an alternative to search?

Oak and Ash and Thorn, good sirs,

All on a midsummer's morn!

Surely we sing of no little thing

In Oak and Ash and Thorn.

 

From Kipling, originally... But set to music by Peter Bellamy and sung by every (so it seems) group on the folk and Renaissance Fair circuits for the last 50 years.

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Days 12 & 13 :: Dragon and Ash

 

Storytime: there was once a dragon flying over the sea. He spotted something that did not have the sense to flee. He swooped down, and before it could drown, he reduced it to ash, like so much trash. And then he went for a swim amongst the ashes floating upon the sea. 

 

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Four colours of Sharpie marker pens on the sketchbook paper. (98lb. paper. About 13x21cm.)

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3 hours ago, TGP said:

 

I saw references to that. But only after I modified the search to Ash Tree.

 

(Now the great google-hive mind/electro-brain thinks I have a sick tree.)

 

I never did see a reference to where the wretched little green beetles came from. 

 

China.

 

Untreated, infested wood products were imported without enough inspection or oversight and that's all she wrote. The ash trees are no more.

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2 hours ago, Pingo said:

 

China.

 

Untreated, infested wood products were imported without enough inspection or oversight and that's all she wrote. The ash trees are no more.

 

I guess there is no such thing as a Chinese Ash tree then?

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23 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

I guess there is no such thing as a Chinese Ash tree then?

 

The Asian ash trees co-evolved with the Emerald Ash Borer and are semi-immune. In their native China the insects only infest aging, dying ash trees.

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Inktober 14. Overgrown, Cursed Crown.

I got experimental again, not sure how well it worked out.

 

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... editor are having a dumb. Leftovers from yesterday's failures, I guess.
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Day 14, "Cursed Crown."

 

This one requires some explanation.

 

So I have spent a lot of time at the Oriental Institute drawing things. I've also been studying ancient Mesopotamian culture as background for a project.

 

Lamashtu is a Sumerian / Akkadian demon, or rather evil god, who preys on infants, pregnant women, and children. She has the head of a lioness, the ears and teeth of a donkey (which look REALLY WRONG in a lioness' head) and a hairy body, her arms wound with snakes.

 

There are also these amazing Assyrian women's crowns that have been dug up, delicate confections of beaten gold leaves and flowers / rosettes and rings, often accompanied by scads and scads of beaded necklaces.

 

This confrontation is related to something in the project I'm working on, a queen who messes up an important ritual because she's too attached to her finery, and the curse it brings on her city and herself.

 

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https://twitter.com/AchronalA/status/1183900351184936961

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3nfO0CHyFo/

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11 October, "window + pocket mouse"

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13 October, "axolotl + apothecary"

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14 October, "fish owl + cursed crown"

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Inktober Day 14: Overgrown

 

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This is what can happen to a Truffula Grove if there’s no Lorax around to tend it. 

 

(Also...I found some strange colors of Sharpie pens hiding in a box and I figured I would try them out.)

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