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Raven Skull Pendants by Rajala Raven Skull Pendants :iconrajala:Rajala 7 0 Do Not Wake Up by Rajala Do Not Wake Up :iconrajala:Rajala 9 0 Mask of the Old One by Rajala Mask of the Old One :iconrajala:Rajala 16 2 The Elemental Face: Ice by Rajala The Elemental Face: Ice :iconrajala:Rajala 13 3 The Elemental Face: Fire by Rajala The Elemental Face: Fire :iconrajala:Rajala 26 7 The Elemental Face: Original by Rajala The Elemental Face: Original :iconrajala:Rajala 19 9 A Shread of Humanity: Side by Rajala A Shread of Humanity: Side :iconrajala:Rajala 13 0 A Shread of Humanity by Rajala A Shread of Humanity :iconrajala:Rajala 19 3 A Shread of Humanity: Front by Rajala A Shread of Humanity: Front :iconrajala:Rajala 9 6 Broken but Not Hopeless: Side by Rajala Broken but Not Hopeless: Side :iconrajala:Rajala 7 2 Broken but Not Hopeless by Rajala Broken but Not Hopeless :iconrajala:Rajala 5 0 Broken but Not Hopeless: Front by Rajala Broken but Not Hopeless: Front :iconrajala:Rajala 5 2 Emerging Face: side view by Rajala Emerging Face: side view :iconrajala:Rajala 11 2 Emerging Face: front view by Rajala Emerging Face: front view :iconrajala:Rajala 31 11 Baby Dragon by Rajala Baby Dragon :iconrajala:Rajala 18 16 Where the Damned Lie: Detail 3 by Rajala Where the Damned Lie: Detail 3 :iconrajala:Rajala 30 10

Random Favourites

Apocalypse Repainted by futantshadow Apocalypse Repainted :iconfutantshadow:futantshadow 757 133 the White Tree by maryanne42 the White Tree :iconmaryanne42:maryanne42 74 20 Georgian Panel by DOTO Georgian Panel :icondoto:DOTO 5 2 Steampunk Carnival Battle Mask by VynetteDantes Steampunk Carnival Battle Mask :iconvynettedantes:VynetteDantes 6,185 478 Miss MEDVSA IV by carlesgomila Miss MEDVSA IV :iconcarlesgomila:carlesgomila 547 34 demich.net by photoport demich.net :iconphotoport:photoport 1,030 117 a boat with a red sail by foureyes a boat with a red sail :iconfoureyes:foureyes 1,956 124
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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!
EAST ASIAN
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SAVORY
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
DESSERT
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
:iconshaketheshame:ShakeTheShame 62 82
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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 ;-)
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:iconkaremelancholia:karemelancholia
:iconkaremelancholia:karemelancholia 141 83
Body and Soul by Sarachmet
Mature content
Body and Soul :iconsarachmet:Sarachmet 1,541 271
Victorian Blue by chadmichaelward
Mature content
Victorian Blue :iconchadmichaelward:chadmichaelward 640 24
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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
:iconwintertale-eu:Wintertale-eu 79 75
60549 by kubicki 60549 :iconkubicki:kubicki 3,309 207 Abandoned Gothic Cathedral by inetgrafx Abandoned Gothic Cathedral :iconinetgrafx:inetgrafx 6,738 415 number 21 by vankuilenburg number 21 :iconvankuilenburg:vankuilenburg 309 36 Found in Faery by myceliae Found in Faery :iconmyceliae:myceliae 1,918 252

Activity


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 www.jaakkorajala.com
There you'll get to see the stuff I've made before I manage to get them here.

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Rajala
Jaakko Rajala
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