Shiny Things by Orin Drake | Shiny Things Gallery | Other Shiny Things | Daydream Bavi

Bavi are dream spirits, more or less; entities from the Great Dreaming who pass into mortal dreams at their whim. This happens to be a Daydream Bavi, a rarer sight since humans are always being told that they shouldn't daydream, and so miss out on the opportunity to see these creatures. In general, Bavi are quite friendly, content with just a hello (though not saying hello after you've recognized one is considered rude, and you may wake up with a numb limb as a consequence), however if you choose to feed one, then they will continue to find you from time to time. Some have even struck up quite a rapport with a Bavi, learning even to directly communicate with them. They're playful entities, and a little mischievous; though if you are knowingly, directly harmful to one, the consequences will likely be severe. They do protect their own, much as they will protect those who are kind to them.

This... wasn't actually supposed to happen. I'd made a quick test pattern and used some old white felt in order to test it on fabric so I could edit the pattern accordingly, with no plans to keep it in one piece... but I'm me, and I should have known better. Ultimately, I was inspired quite a bit by Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli films, where there are creatures both strangely enchanting and just a little... unnerving, in a way. Something that maybe most humans aren't meant to know very well. I've also had these face and sun cabochons for years and finally found just the right use for them.


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