Totally a creation from my imagination. I give you the owldrake.

The owldrake is a strangely named creature, being related to neither owls nor drakes. The name probably derives from the creature’s similarity to the owlbear, to which it is distantly related, and the frost drake, which shares its environment. The shaggy owldrake typically inhabits the forests and tundra of the far north and is a canny hunter despite its size. Although it is almost as large as a bear, the owldrake is surprisingly fast and it’s black-and-white fur provides camouflage among the snow and shadows.

Owldrakes are rare and elusive animals; it’s possible to live one’s entire life without ever catching a glimpse of one. Even rarer is a close encounter with an owldrake. Those few who’ve gotten close to one say there’s a keen intelligence in their eyes and a lack of both fear or malice toward humans. Among the peoples of the north, seeing an owldrake is a sign of good luck and individuals who are allowed to get close to one are considered especially blessed.

Shadow Dragonet.

For sale here:

It has been decided to call them dragonets because they are too adorable to be called just dragons. The decision also came without other media, so hopefully there is some lack of toe stepping.

Made some ear covers to go with Necomimi.

If you or someone you love has a Nerowear headset, maybe some new ear covers are something for you.

The fox ears I made entirely out of minky. So they are soft, somewhat like real cat ears.

The leopard ears are made with faux fur and minky. I looked far and wide to find faux fur that is actually soft and not slightly scratchy like many furs out there are.

You can find these at my shop:

If you don’t see them available, contact me and I’ll work with you for some new ear covers.

Quick photos tonight now that this one is done.

I love the effect of the fur.

The current critter I am working on will have sculpted elements. A bit like a soft bodied armature doll, but more stuffed animal.

Here is one side while I was working on it.

And now all the pieces baked and the body in the background. Why yes the head is not attached, I’ll have an easier time sewing the horn pieces in place while it is not stuffed.

The tiny little pieces are claws.

Dragon number 2 is all done, and here are some nicer photos of it. :)

Working with some fun faux fur. Bits of it are getting everywhere, but it’ll be worth it.

Camera on my phone quality here, but I couldn’t resist a little picture of my second dragon with the first.

Difficult to tell, but the new one has green eyes.

My first little creation on this venture.

Made with very lovely minky fabric. Softer than any other stuffed animal that I have (that does not have higher pile fur). Head, arms, legs, and tail are secured with plastic doll joints. Quite strong and allows them to be rotated. Enough stuffing you don’t really notice when you hug him. Not easily seen in the photos is that the under wing is a slightly lighter purple. I’m quite pleased with the results.

This one is a gift to a special little one of a friend, but I will be making more with the intent to sell.

Roughly 7” from bottom to top of head, 11” if you include the legs. 14” wingspan. Pattern not by me, but available here.

Brilliant idea from a how-to I read awhile back. Use nail polish to paint clear plastic eyes. Looks good and should hold up to wear and washing.

My dad brought this to my attention. Anyone who dyes things will find this interesting, if you don’t know about it already. I’m not quite ready to take that step, but perhaps eventually.

Hello, I’m Kai. I’ve always wanted to support myself with my creative works, and this is the start of an experiment to see if I can do just that. This decision came from a very long year where my marriage came undone, suddenly lost family members, and illness stalked others. It all left me feeling that my life path could now go anywhere. So I sat down and really thought about what I would want to be doing, and then what I’d need to do to give myself the greatest chance for success. So now here I am.

Let me now speak a little bit about myself as a creative person. At a core level I like to take modern and fun, to me, subjects and bring them to traditional media. I really love the absurd in life and gravitate toward more fantastical subjects.

I really do love what I do. Making things with my hands brings me a whole lot of joy, and I hope that the things I make will speak to others as well. It is, however, work and I am always looking to learn something new, to better myself, and push my skills.

So here’s to the start of spring, and my new, creative life.