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Raven Skull Pendants :iconrajala:Rajala 7 0 Do Not Wake Up :iconrajala:Rajala 9 0 Mask of the Old One :iconrajala:Rajala 15 2 The Elemental Face: Ice :iconrajala:Rajala 13 3 The Elemental Face: Fire :iconrajala:Rajala 26 7 The Elemental Face: Original :iconrajala:Rajala 19 9 A Shread of Humanity: Side :iconrajala:Rajala 13 0 A Shread of Humanity :iconrajala:Rajala 19 3 A Shread of Humanity: Front :iconrajala:Rajala 9 6 Broken but Not Hopeless: Side :iconrajala:Rajala 7 2 Broken but Not Hopeless :iconrajala:Rajala 5 0 Broken but Not Hopeless: Front :iconrajala:Rajala 5 2 Emerging Face: side view :iconrajala:Rajala 11 2 Emerging Face: front view :iconrajala:Rajala 31 11 Baby Dragon :iconrajala:Rajala 19 16 Where the Damned Lie: Detail 3 :iconrajala:Rajala 30 10

Random Favourites :iconphotoport:photoport 1,033 117 a boat with a red sail :iconfoureyes:foureyes 1,955 124
Food for Thought and Hungry for Love
Today (March 30th) is my birthday.  I have a passion for food, cooking, and restaurants.  Since I have stomach problems, I can't always have my favorite foods.  So, to celebrate my birthday, here is a lovely feature of dA's best food.  Enjoy.  Please support the artists and maybe have a snack while you do!
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Food by natahsha food 7 by Alvin-Bake Food plate by StudioRozman food 9 by Alvin-Bake food 1 by Alvin-Bake FOOD 3 by AmerGe food by laprovocation food 4 by peterwaweru :thumb63145016: Mamma Mia by Lizkiz
food 2 by laprovocation :thumb94298260: Angel food by Alizee103 FOOD 6 by AmerGe :thumb112902264: FOOD 4 by AmerGe food by nicolauss food 3 by laprovocation food 4 by Alvin-Bake food 6 by laprovocation FOOD 8 by AmerGe FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY by AmerGe FOOD 5 by AmerGe food 4 by laprovocation :thumb8143
:iconshaketheshame:ShakeTheShame 63 82
The Best of February Visual Art!
Now it's time for February 2009 Visual Art Features, many new art to discover!
A bit late; I've moved late january, and i made lot of work (painting wall, etc...) in my new house. So i'm a bit late for this one ;p
March will follow soon ;p
I'm making it sooner as i'm gonna be wihtout internet connexion for a few weeks ;p
:pointr: Run by karemelancholia since 2 years.
Don't forget that many artists need to be viewed, they deserve it!
Fave Fave Fave!
My main purpose in doing a monthly feature about (to my point of view) 'the best visual art' is to put in the same level as well wellknown artists and popular creations as unknown artists and under-exposed creations.
Artists need to be supported.
So don't be shy!

Visit their pages, support them by faving, commenting, and when you see a deviation that you like also view their gallery entirely, like that you can decide if you will devwatch them or not.
Viewing only a deviation (what is great) is not enough ;-)
:iconkaremelancholia:karemelancholia 141 83
Mature content
Body and Soul :iconsarachmet:Sarachmet 1,547 271
Mature content
Victorian Blue :iconchadmichaelward:chadmichaelward 638 24
The Longest Hair Ever Seen Around
We almost all like it and admire it :)
Some great pictures with some great hair :D

:thumb43448480:Winded by Hair... by rencsi14
Crownless by Dina-bvvvm by Santinavvv by Santina
:thumb77096991:Wind from within by LonelyPierothair dance by xyourMoshpire - 14 by mjranum-stock
M.S. by citrinaNight and Day by Zombieplayhouse:thumb52392205:
Pirated Girly Ey by swedengoth:thumb52268048:Xu Back - Braided Hair by xuncuDark fire by citrinaFairy Tale by belladivine
crossed by HannahCombsBanished to Reality by Kyomana:thumb49605364::thumb90140972:Beach, Salem MA Part 3 by crypticreign
:thumb81989446:me by pogodnik:thumb62015637:
:thumb25102922:Classic wind by Vampiria69Le Roi Soleil by DeadStarKewSelf Portrait 2008 by liquid-venom
:thumb73139810:What are you looking at? by creidhe:thumb92140183:serene dreams by Wintertale-eu:thumb60748618:
Hair 3 by PufflingLong Hair by Valentine-Photo:thumb104968382:.Hair by AiwendillieKissing Couple by snowwhiteluv
Long hair by LadySenaline:thumb55712622:just here... by Wintertale-eu
Medieval Girl 32 by Kechake-stockLet Go by mesmerizerFalling in loneliness by LonelyPierotLong Hair by deathComes
:thumb52750347:Candelabrum by mesmerizergirl at rest by ultraseven81:thumb
:iconwintertale-eu:Wintertale-eu 79 75
60549 :iconkubicki:kubicki 3,315 207 Abandoned Gothic Cathedral :iconinetgrafx:inetgrafx 6,578 412 number 21 :iconvankuilenburg:vankuilenburg 309 36 Found in Faery :iconmyceliae:myceliae 1,923 251
Candles and Candle light
Themed Features - Volume 2
December - Holidays Season...
In this (at least for some parts of the world) darkest time of the year, I would like to present to you a themed feature on CANDLES and CANDLELIGHT.
We all know them... We call them kers - lys - kaars - bougie - kerze - gyertya - candela - vela - bujia - ljus depending on what language we speak. We lit them - sometimes, when electricity is not available - to have some light. But mainly, to create some atmosphere, during a meal with family, friends or beloved ones, and on a long but cosy winter evening... On certain occasions too, special festivities, birthdays... Sometimes for prayer, or to remember someone or something in a special way...
Candles are gentle, they bring us light and warmth, connectedness and company...
While browsing dA for some great candle-art, and afterwards, while I was preparing this journal entree and article, I found some quotes that I would like to share with you...
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snake-like entire fork pendant :icondoctor-gus:Doctor-Gus 335 104 Garden of Giants :iconzancan:zancan 8,213 770 The Life Tree :iconayhantomak:ayhantomak 443 126
It's the Witching Hour and a Full Moon is Rising
All Hallows Eve, long celebrated in many western countries and brought to North America by the Irish, has at its core the belief that the few hours near midnight, the "witching time," was the time of the year when the "veil" separating the realms of the living from the dead was at its thinnest.
One thing about Halloween is that more deviations seem to be submitted to the Artisan Crafts gallery now than at any other time of the year.  In this feature you will see just about everything you could possibly imagine that is associated with this holiday.  Some are old, some submitted just in the last few days, but all show the charm that this holiday holds for so many people all over the world.
Textiles (Clothing, Costumes, Accessories):

Skeleton Hoodie by Ekuneshiel:thumb63148798:
Halloween Quilt 2 by ThreeRingCinemaskull dishcloth by hollsPumpkin Purse Complete by SirLadySketch:thumb4
:iconkitten-of-woe:Kitten-of-Woe 168 63


It's been over four years since I've last published anything here on Deviantart. Sorry for not replying to any messages during this time. It's easy to leave things behind when pressing matters are at stake.

I've been a professional, self-employed metal artisan / blacksmith for two and half years now. I have fully concentrated on finding customers on local Finnish markets. Besides that I've worked on the sets of some theatre productions. Now, I'm hoping to expand abroad. This basically means I'm opening up my etsy shop and adding a good variety of cutlery and some other stuff there. I'll be adding those items here as well at the same pace I get them to etsy. Meanwhile I'll be dropping in some pictures of sculptures and stuff.

I've cleaned up my gallery and removed some pieces I felt were too awkward to keep and I might remove even more. My skills are much more refined now which especially shows on the spoons I make. You'll see.

Now a bit about these past few years that have been a hell of a ride. Stressful, intriguing and everything between. I put up a workshop with three friends, two of them eventually gave up and I moved to a smaller place with my remaining friend. I had an accident with my power hammer that cost me half of my right thumb. As nasty as this might sound, this occurrence kept me out of the game for only two and half months and I got used to my new thumb almost instantly. Trying to earn a living on this line of work has been the toughest part to chew.

Below is a timelapse video I made about spoons so this blog gets to be more than just some rambling.

Also, feel free to visit my Finnish website at
There you'll get to see the stuff I've made before I manage to get them here.


Jaakko Rajala


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