Heathen Kindred in Laramie, Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82073
These foils are extremely delicate and should be put behind glass in a frame as quickly as possible. If you cannot immediately place them in a frame then rewrap your foils in the packaging we send it in or something similar to keep it safe. The outer coating that makes this medium possible can be easily scratched by anything hard or rubbed off by friction. Please be very careful when you handle them!
This art of the All Father is done on metallic gold color foil. Odin's name is written at the top with the O drawn as Draupnir, Odin's ring. At the center is Odin's symbol, the Valknut. Being the god of sorcery and the elements I've put the four elements in a circle around the Valknut, with the next circle containing all 24 runes. The runes were, of course, found by Odin and their meanings are given to those wise enough to seek them. In the top left corner is his famed spear Gugnir, and the bottom left has his wolves Geri and Freki. In the top right corner are Hugin and Munin, with Sleipnir at the bottom right.
The representation of Thor is done on metallic gold colored foil. My depiction of Thor's hammer, Mjollnir, has a prominant place in the center. Rope knotwork, as if from a sailor, details the shaft of the hammer and is done in such a way that it resembles Thurisaz and Gebo. I thought this symbology appropriate due to the fact that Thuisaz is Thor's rune and the rune of the giants, and Mjollnir was a gift to Thor from the dwarves. The Hammer's head is depicted with a basket weave pattern as if it is woven of metals rather than forged or cast. A feat of craftsmanship only the dwarves would be capable of. The basket weave pattern is also a tribute to my father, who is a leatherworker, and who told me that the basket weave pattern is the most used and least appreciated pattern in leatherworking. Just as the Thor's hammer is one of the most prevelant and most used symbols in Heathenism, but it is often taken for granted. Top left is a horn, not only to recognize Thor's drinking prowess, but decorated with Ingwaz and ocean waves to depict the horn filled with the sea in the Lay of Hymnir that Thor drank from. Below the horn is a representation of Jormungdr, the World Serpent, who is Thor's adversary in many myths, and with whom Thor is supposed to battle with during Ragnarok. Along the back of the Serpent is the symbol for the earth/Midgard. Down the right side of the picture are Thor's gloves of strength, his rune Thurisaz, and his belt of strength. The belt is decorated with the rune Uruz, repeating, representing the forces used and contained by Thor. Thor's name at the top is begun with a hammer also, signifying his strength and prominance.
This foil is exactly like the previous except where there is Younger Futhark in the center and in the rune circle, Elder Futhark is substituted.
Tyr is also done on metallic gold colored foil. At the center is drawn Tiwaz, the rune associated with Tyr, as a blade. Around this are the third Aett of the 24 Elder runes which are named after Tyr. In the top left corner is perched a snowy owl native to the north and associated with wisdom. At the right is Lady Justice blindfolded, to depict the blindness of Justice, and holding her sword of truth which is drawn to depict Tiwaz. Her scales dip in favor of Othala, as there must always be justice in our homeland. Her sleeve touches the circle of runes showing her conjunction with knowledge and wisdom, but she does not lean upon it as a crutch. From under Lady Justice's skirts runs the chain holding Fenris the wolf. The binding of Fenris is where Tyr had to sacrifice his hand, and Fenris is Tyr's adversary in Ragnarok.
Frigga is done on metallic silver colored foil. In the top left is a woman's hand in a richly adorned sleeve reaching to soothe or protect the babe in the cradle signifying Frigga being the protecter and gaurdian of children. The cradle has a uniquely designed bindrune I created for children consisting of Berkano for growth and invoking Frigga's protection, Elhaz for protection, and Sowilo for warmth, happiness, and comfort. In the center of this picture is Berkano, the rune associated with feminity and Frigga in particular. Around this is a circle of the seasons, as Frigga is associated with the fertility of the land and the seasons of spring and summer. Bottom left is a hearth with a tidy fire and a cauldron simmering, with a sword hanging on the mantle. Frigga is the goddess of the Hearth and Home and she is always willing to protect it. Bottom right is a Norwegian Polonaise spinning wheel to illustrate Frigga's industriousness and craftiness, which are also associated with her. Top right is the front doorway, open to signify welcome, while a broom sets against the door ready for use, with a well and a worn path leading to the distance that could bring guests or could be followed to visit others.
If you wish to ask if we are willing to place a custom order then please email the Wolf Tree Kindred at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to read over your ideas. If we say no then please understand the large amount of work that goes into each of these pictures and the limited amount of time that we are constrained by. Thank you for understanding!
If you wish a God or Goddess that is not listed above then please email us with your request at email@example.com and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible. Thank you!
Krista has recently begun doing event commisions. If you would like to commision a foil picture celebrating an event then please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with 'event commission' in the title.
Here are some examples of commissions Krista has done for other Heathen events and gatherings.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your piece when you recieve it then we will refund your money minus the shipping costs as soon as the product is returned to us.
If your product is damaged during shipping then after it is returned we will replace it at no charge to you.
If we make a mistake in your order then we will rectify our mistake as quickly as possible at no cost to you.
All product complaints must be emailed to email@example.com, with the subject heading of 'Complaint,' no later than 14 days after the product is shipped. After 14 days we will not accept returns.
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