My name is Heather.
Artist. Photographer. Explorer. Nature lover. Anti coal activist. Bone collector.

I spend my time exploring and studying the Appalachian Mountains. A vast region, often overlooked, but home to some of the most beautiful and lush forests in the world. I am in love with the wilderness, it is my home, my peace, and what keeps me sane. I make my living as an artist, selling jewelry and other creations. I live a very free lifestyle... outside the lines society has drawn for us. THIS is the society that I love and respect.

*All photos in this blog are my own.

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I’ve had this little squirrel tail for awhile. It came from the very first animal I skinned. A pretty little squirrel, found freshly hit on the road…I remember feeling such sadness, holding her still warm body in my hands. I sat there in the cold, and the fading light… wondering if I could even touch a blade to her flawless little body. I had to. I had to learn to skin, because there are so many animals like her that have their life taken too soon, and deserve to “live on” in a sense. To be remembered, to be appreciated. 
This squirrel was a special animal to me, she taught me so much. I feel like it it time to make something lovely from this tail.  Something I can wear, and be reminded of how amazing and precious each life is, creature big or small. 

I’ve had this little squirrel tail for awhile. It came from the very first animal I skinned. A pretty little squirrel, found freshly hit on the road…I remember feeling such sadness, holding her still warm body in my hands. I sat there in the cold, and the fading light… wondering if I could even touch a blade to her flawless little body. I had to. I had to learn to skin, because there are so many animals like her that have their life taken too soon, and deserve to “live on” in a sense. To be remembered, to be appreciated. 

This squirrel was a special animal to me, she taught me so much. I feel like it it time to make something lovely from this tail.  Something I can wear, and be reminded of how amazing and precious each life is, creature big or small. 

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  1. zone-of-ender said: <3
  2. jewicidal said: …why would you ever skin a squirrel please tell me she died BEFORE you skinned her and of a natural cause
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