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Weeping willow fox mask by DiardiWolf Weeping willow fox mask by DiardiWolf
The alders in the front line
Began the affray.
Willow and rowan tree
Were tardy in array.

~Part of Achren's riddle

My very first attempt in my life at weaving something.
I've never really kept myself busy with weaving stuff, be it straw, fabric, wool, or wood. I tried wire wrapping a few times, but it wasn't really my cup of tea either and I always ended up ragequitting.
I first wanted to make a basket, but although I found a tutorial with pictures and everything, I thought it was too complicated for a first try, so I decided to improvise something of my own.
This mask is fully improvised, and didn't require any planning ahead or designing before I started.

It is made out of weeping willow twigs, as I know some people who recently cut one down. I figured they wouldn't mind if I took some of the small twigs, they only use the bigger parts for firewood anyway.

Luckily, I'm not allergic to pollen. If I was, I would've died. There were pollen EVERYWHERE, covering everything around me. Man, it was a mess.
Though I'm not even in the least bit allergic to pollen, even my eyes were itching and my throat hurt after a while, which is saying something. (I felt like I was going to get a dust lung with all of those mini pieces of wood dust, tree bark and pollen flying around.xD)

The picture in the upper right corner is a close-up of the nose by the way, as you couldn't see it that well in the other pictures.

I worked an hour or 18 on this spread over 2 days, usually at night up until 3 or 4 AM as I don't have enough time to work on anything during the day.

It's a great wallhanger, and a reminder of one of my favorite trees. it can be worn, though it's not all that comfortable. Most certainly not if you're allergic to pollen or suffer from hay fever.:p
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Given 2012-07-08
Weeping willow fox mask by ~DiardiWolf This is made with weeping willow twigs, how unique! ( Suggested by PirateLotus-Stock and Featured by UnicornReality )
Mr-Wolfification Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
i love it!, great job there!, keep up the good work :)
adamdeldesert Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is stunningly beautiful, i love it sooooo much ^^
Archaia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   General Artist
Amazing! Vulpus and Willow combined, perfect!
DoodleWithGlueGun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really good!
RainyDragonSunrise Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
it's a fox...that looks like a dragon...a dragon fox... O.O deepest respects to you, good fellow...
archangel1012345 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh~!!! so kewl~!!! lolz at first, though, i thought it was a dragon at first glance, but it's verry much a fox XD im so stupid XD sorry -.-\\
doraleepee Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :love:
sweetishbeast Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Whoa CREEPY. Like some wickerman-blair-witch-voodoo creepy shit. wicked :chainsaw:
SpagettiFox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool!!!!!!!!
Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god. That is wonderful! Such a beautiful weaving.
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