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Cat Guru by SammanthaAus Cat Guru :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 1 2 Aqua Aura Crystal Points by SammanthaAus Aqua Aura Crystal Points :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 5 0 Elemental Curiosities Banner 2 by SammanthaAus Elemental Curiosities Banner 2 :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 0 0 Cat Skull Dreamcatcher by SammanthaAus Cat Skull Dreamcatcher :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 0 0 Galactic Space Wolf by SammanthaAus Galactic Space Wolf :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 3 0 About me 2017 Version! by SammanthaAus About me 2017 Version! :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 1 0 Surfs up dude by SammanthaAus Surfs up dude :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 2 1 Ray School by SammanthaAus Ray School :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 3 0 Jellyfish by SammanthaAus Jellyfish :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 5 0 Electric eel by SammanthaAus Electric eel :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 4 0 Beluga says Hi by SammanthaAus Beluga says Hi :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 1 0 Elemental Curiosities by SammanthaAus Elemental Curiosities :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 1 0 Titanium Rainbow Quartz Pendant by SammanthaAus Titanium Rainbow Quartz Pendant :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 0 0 Citrine Wire Wrap by SammanthaAus Citrine Wire Wrap :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 3 0 Apache Wedding Blessing by SammanthaAus Apache Wedding Blessing :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 3 0 Blue Ridge Mountains by SammanthaAus Blue Ridge Mountains :iconsammanthaaus:SammanthaAus 1 0


Wow, just wow! This is amazing and extremely original! I'm a big fan of TMNT and never have I seen anything like this. I do however wis...

First off before I really start looking further into it, I love this photo and it's hard me to find anything that needs fixing! The col...

First of all, I love this photo. The color, the feel, the darkness, the light. The nature look gives it a wild look and I love how his ...

First off, I really like the flowers. :) The color is pure and with the green background makes it stand out more. As where if it was blu...


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Hey, do you like what I do and want to help me explore more of my artistic side? I started a Patreon account, where you pay what you are willing to pay monthly, like a subscription, the lowest is a $1 a month! AND you are entered to win a contest, it could be a crystal, painting, jewelry, anything! I specify on my page how much of an item you might win! Check it out!
Cat Guru
So I turned my cat, Zoe into a crystal spiritual guru. It's for my business and I've been trying to work on making my mascot, I always wanted it to be a cat, but I wanted it spiritual, elemental, and space like, because I sell crystals and minerals and such.
So I found a pic of Zoe I liked and worked on the face, I had to copy the bright side of his face and paste it on the dark side (I could not choose between photos of him, this one just had the eyes that I wanted).
Then I found a buddha online on a stock site I had saved (either shutterstock or 123rf) and I just wanted the outfit, so I erased everything else. I worked through several layers of this outfit, between photocopy, and layers between tan, blue, and gray to achieve a color I liked.
I even found photos of Zoe's paws, two different paws too, one of them (the left side) had his little pads (or I call them little beans) showing.
I included one of my moonstone pendants as part of his collar/necklace.
I had a canvas I had spray painted for fun and redid it in Photoshop to make it look brighter and added in leaves and a brick texturizer.
I didn't know I had a grass paintbrush and had fun with that.
The Cat Guru himself I then ran through cutout to make it less realistic and to bleep out any errors I had made.
I included 3 different mineral "planets" Labradorite, Lazulite, and Moonstone (from my own photos). That was fun!
My business name is in the middle, I left it here because I don't want anyone taking my Zoe, I have my original, but this is also good advertisement. This is part of my facebook and etsy profile picture for my business. This photo will not be for sale due to the stock pic I used just for the outfit.
I also used Text Editor from befunky. I liked the way it made the words show up better.
I haven't created in a long time and I am trying to find inspiration again and diving into many different things. I have trouble drawing now due to arthritis, but it's doable.

Photoshop CS4
Nikon D5000
Canvas and Spray Paint from Walmart
Outfit from Stock Website
Text Editor from befunky.

My etsy store-…
Aqua Aura Crystal Points
Since I sell Crystals, I have access to some cool stuff, most of it I overlook but always think, that looks cool! So I am taking up a journey to take more photos of rocks!

These are Aqua Aura Crystal Points. Aqua aura is quartz that is gold infused. It is created by by heating quartz crystals to over 1500F in a vacuum equal to 2 earth atmospheres. Once the right heat and vacuum is attained, chemically purified gold vapors are let into the chamber with the crystals This bonds the gold to the lattice of the crystal, forming a permanent bond to the surface of the quartz, giving it an electric blue color.

Though not created through a natural process, the synergy of the quartz and gold combine to bring about a new crystal of intense energy and power. 

Metaphysically Speaking, Aqua Aura can enhance communications of all kinds. It can help one both speak and see the truth. Because of bringing energies of truth in, this crystal is used to enhance speaking, whether in a small group or a larger public group. This also assists with growing and using self-expression in a calm and loving manner.

Aqua Aura is called both a success stone and an abundance stone. It is said to attract success to all who use or carry it, and help them understand that it is indeed success. Aqua Aura can bring prosperity, even possibly wealth.  

I have some wire wrapped pieces for sale in Etsy store or this print and more for sale in my redbubble store!

My Etsy-…

My redbubble for Aqua Aura-…

Elemental Curiosities Banner 2
Still Playing around with my Shop Banner and FB cover photo for my Etsy store.

I combined my Grandfather Mtn photo, my previous grandfather mountain and space stock photo, and a new photo I took with my Aqua Aura Crystal Points. Overall I really like the feel of it!

View of Linville- View of Linville by SammanthaAus
Past Banner- Elemental Curiosities by SammanthaAus included in layers to lessen the stars and space look but still give Ethereal feel.
The Aqua Aura Points-  Aqua Aura Crystal Points by SammanthaAus

I made a new mascot from previous cat sitting, still in work in progress, mainly because the stock cat I had found and reworked into a watermark for myself has been bought by Earthbound Trading Company, I love that store, but not affiliated with it (yet, lol)
The cat in this photo is my own, Zoe, with two crystals of my own collection, made to look like Wings and antlers from a stock photo, so he is a Mythical Elemental Mascot Beast (anyone else love Good Mythical Morning?)

Anyways, still playing with the coloring of the words, but I really like how the layer made it look otherwise, like a fairy tale storybook feel to me anyways.

I am ever a work in progress. :la:
Cat Skull Dreamcatcher
This is a personal dream catcher I made myself. I found a cat skull at a yard sale. So I went ahead and cleaned it up some more and did some spray paint work, glued on a crystal, and added it to a dream catcher I made.  I had wrapped the dream catcher in a sparkly black yarn. It's pretty cool and I am wanting to do more like it. I just have to find some place to get stock in bones and such.

Prints of it and more are for sale here-…
Hello Everyone! I've been busy on my end! Life has taken me a different route and new Adventures await me!

I've moved to Athens GA, I have started my own shop for crystals, wire wrapped pendants, and much more.

You can find my facebook page here- Elemental Curiosities Facebook Page

And my Etsy shop page here- Elemental Curiosities Etsy Store

I'll be posting some of my listings photos on here to spread my store and page, I'll still post photos too! I just have to take more photos that is!

Hope all is well in your world!
  • Listening to: Hello- Adele
  • Reading: Editing my Biography
  • Watching: Star Wars- The Empire Strikes Back
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed-Black Flag
  • Eating: Chicken Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Southern Sweet Tea


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Sammantha Aus
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I'm Sam. I'm a Photographer/Artist/Traveler I'm married, have a fur-kid, like to cook & play games.

I love animals. I enjoy taking pictures of landscapes because nature is awesome. I absolutely love anything to do with the ocean too. One day I'll have a house at the beach!

I am normally out with my husband- :iconcolinaus: who is a photographer as well and we sometimes take alot of the same pictures and put them on here (just in case someone say our work looks alike, well duh, lol). His pictures are wonderful too and you should totally go check them out!


My Facebook-
My Twitter-
My ETSY Store-…

Current Residence: Athens, GA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL or XXL why not be comfy?
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, New Age, and Jazz as of late, Anything that suits my mood.
Favourite photographer: My Grandfather, Lefty Kreh, Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: Photography, B&W, Photoshop, Abstract, Manga, Anime, Wire Wrapped Art
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: My Ipod cause it's awesome ^_^
Shell of choice: a pretty one?
Skin of choice: my skin... O_o
Favourite cartoon character: Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach
Personal Quote: Sometimes creating who are is finding who are along the way.




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Milee-Design Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for adding my art to your +fav Hug 
Legend of Zelda by Milee-Design
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niobenash Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
happy birthday : DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD have an awsome day XDDDDD
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ice-or-fire Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Hello! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
Happy [early] birthday!
Wishing you many more candles to come and a bigger cake to fit them all!
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