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Foxes And Things Etsy Teen Summer Art Show Concord Public Library, Concord, NH

Foxes and Their Mythology:

Kitsune in Japanese folklore are revered creatures, protecting the land from “kimon”, or demon gates. The woodland animals guard the demon gates to the northeast of Japan to keep evil at bay. They are envoys of Inari, the god of foxes and rice. Foxes guard the god’s shrines and defend whoever works, lives near, or comes to the shrine. The animals are bursting with honor and pride, and have their own ethics and ideals. The significance of kitsune and their beautiful folklore inspired me to create my shop, “FoxesAndThings”, which is based on this folklore. The majorities of original characters on the shop are inspired by their stories. I hope you like my small art show here at Concord Library!

Info for Foxes And Things Concord Public Library Show, Concord, NH, Summer 2015
Info for Foxes And Things Concord Public Library Show, Concord, NH, Summer 2015
Foxes And Things Collage
Foxes And Things Collage
'Kitsune' featured Artists Uncovered March 2015. A print donated Rise Again Outreach auction, April 2015.
‘Kitsune’ featured Artists Uncovered March 2015. A print donated Rise Again Outreach auction, April 2015.  Print will be on show at Concord Public Library Summer 2015.

Amaranthia Gittens-Jones Art Folio Info:  https://artavita.com/artists/8158-amaranthia-sepia-gittens-jones

Amaranthia Gittens-Jones

BIOGRAPHY

15 year old Amaranthia Sepia (Eternal Brown Flower) Gittens-Jones is a homeschooled artist. She attended Pal International School and Nischimachi International School, Tokyo, Japan 2004-2006. Currently, Amaranthia is homeschooled in the USA. Amaranthia gave herself the artist name’AmaSepia Chan’ at age eight and declared her purpose: to become an artist. She has been on a focused and disciplined mission to achieve her goal since then. Her artist name was a combination of part of her first name and middle name. She adopted ‘Chan’ from the Japanese language. The honorific title is usually used for girls. Amaranthia now uses ‘AmaSepia’ or ‘Sepia’ as her signature. She has studied with acclaimed artist Ian Torney and teacher Sylvia Brofos of Kimball Art School, Concord, NH. She is recently took illustration classes with Australian artist and teacher Kim Roth. Amaranthia was awarded a full scholarship at Kimball Jenkins at age 12. She attended art classes, including adult classes, since then. Amaranthia is a monthly guest blogger for Iamthatgirl.com a non-profit organization for the empowerment of teens and young women. She makes yearly art donations to help individuals and charitable organizations. Her store Foxes And Things on Etsy was opened in March 2015. The ‘fox themed’ store was inspired by her love of Japanese ‘foxlore’ and mythology. Amaranthia is homeschooled and a full-time student at Virtual Learning Academy (VLACS). Foxes And Things Etsy was part of an experiential learning Opportunity (ELO) at VLACS this past school year.

SOLO SHOWS: Oscar Foss Library, Barnstead, NH October 2013
Chichester Public Library, Chichester, NH December 2013
NHTI Library, Concord, NH January 2014
The Works Café, Main St, Concord, NH February 2014
“Spring Art Exhibit,” Group Show Merrimack Bank Concord, NH April 2014

STUDENT ART SHOWS: Kimball Jenkins Art School, Concord, NH 2012-2015

RECENT DONATIONS: Rise Again Outreach, New Hampshire, March 2014 and 2015
The Friends Program and Kimball Jenkins Art School, Concord, New Hampshire, April 2014

Website: https://optimismrocks.wordpress.com/about-2/

Email: foxesandthingsetsy@gmail.com
Follow on twitter: @foxesandthings Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foxesandthings

 

 

 

 

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Buy a Panda Print to Help the Pandas!

 

Pokemon's "Pancham" by Amaranthia Gittens-Jones
Pokemon’s “Pancham” by Amaranthia Gittens-Jones

I decided while working on this “Pancham” piece that I can sell prints and donate some of the money to a panda charity. Each print will be $18 each, and $5 go to:

http://www.pandasinternational.org

It’s best to look at the website on a laptop because it doesn’t work too well on phones. They have many programs such as a kids programs that helps kids learn how to raise money for charity, along with a panda adoption process. They’re known as an independent charitable organization.
The prints are 8 1/2 by 11 and printed on 80 lbs card stock. You can buy through this PayPal address.

Please pay by using Goods and Services at:Claireforclarity@gmail.com

A receipt of the donation will be sent to anyone who buys a print.
‪Follow on Twitter: @foxesandthings

“Smooth Fox” Artwork Featured in Helen Presents Literary Magazine

"Smooth Fox" published in Helen a Presents Literary Magazine spring 2015 issue
“Smooth Fox” published in Helen  Presents Literary Magazine spring 2015 issue

Prints of “Smooth Fox” available for sale at: Foxes And Things Etsy 

Buy Helen Presents Literary here:  http://www.helenpresents.com/buy/

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Published Artwork: “Alliance”

 

 

 

"Alliance" by AmaSepia age 15. Published April 14, 2015 on Artistsuncovered.com
“Alliance” by AmaSepia age 15. Published April 14, 2015 on Artistsuncovered.com

 

Artist: AmaSepia
Country/City: New Hampshire, USA
Artwork description: “Alliance” is a collection of my characters from my original WIP LOS: LEGEND OF SHINTARO (see my portfolio website). It is done in ink and colored pencil.

See at artistsuncovered.com: http://www.artistsuncovered.com/amasepia/

Artwork ‘Tokyo Buildings’ Won a Scholastic Arts Silver Key 2015

'Tokyo Buildings' by Amaranthia Sepia Gittens-Jones won a Silver Key Scholastic Regional Award, NH 2015
‘Tokyo Buildings’ by Amaranthia Sepia Gittens-Jones won a Silver Key Scholastic Regional Award, NH 2015

 

See Amaranthia’s online art folio at: https://artavita.com/artists/8158-amaranthia-sepia-gittens-jones

 

Foxes And Things Etsy: A Dream Realized!

 

Learning to make plush toys
Learning to make plush toys

I always wanted to create my business involving my arts and crafts. When I was 8 I created original characters and creatures for comic art and fantasy stories. By age 11, I discovered foxes and their mythology. I learned about the Japanese folklore: the rice and fox god Inari, fox fire/kitsune-bi, their ability to protect others from demons, and so much more. I decided to create characters based on foxes and draw foxes when became or depressed. They help to calm me or to break through artist block. In 2014, I decided to create a shop on Etsy based on foxes and Japanese folklore. In order to create handmade characters I learned how to sew in 3 weeks. Some characters featured here are from my WIP fantasy book and graphic novel, Whimsy, such as the whimsical creatures from worlds I created called Genuinus and the Kitsune Timberlands. I hope people who are fox fanatics like me will enjoy my shop!

Twitter: @foxesandthings

AMASEPIA FOXES AND THINGS ETSY
https://www.etsy.com/listing/226481022/bamboo-fox?ref=shop_home_active_12

FOXES AND THINGS FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/foxesandthings