Golden Globes Gift Lounge

Golden Globes Gift Lounge
Eric Stonestreet at the Golden Globes Gift Lounge

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Good Stuff Holiday Guide

The "Good Stuff Holiday Guide" is an online magazine put together by Melbourne's "First lady of Craft" Pip Lincolne. It has a fantastic array of holiday gift and craft ideas. Happy reading.

Here is a link to the Meet me at Mike's Blog. It makes for some very cheery reading and I usually feel quite positive after doing so.

Here is some music by some more talented Aussie ladies to read the magazine by.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Friends on Friday - Tammy Winand

I have not done a "Friends on Friday" for a while so time to start again with the lovely Tammy Winand who is currently living in Dharamsala, India.

Tammy Winand is a self-taught photographer whose preferred media are travel landscapes and architectural, both color and black and white. Her equipment is a basic Canon Powershot A580. She uses ACDSee 10.0 photo-editing to crop, adjust exposure, sharpen, sometimes change color depth & occasionally (rarely) digitally paint.

Recent images are from her travels in India and Nepal during 2009-2011. Other featured work includes western and southwestern national parks in the US plus a collection of images from the UK. These images DO NOT belong to the public domain. All images are copyright ©Tammy Winand. NONE of the work contained may be Reproduced, Copied, Edited, Published, Transmitted Or Uploaded In Any Way.

Sales of her photography & graphic design on Zazzle & RedBubble,& etsy jewelry design, supports her volunteer work w/ Tibetan exile community in India and Nepal.

Artist's Statement:

"My work focuses on connections. Connections between the past and the present, between different cultures, between man and nature, even between colors and forms.
I am strongly influenced by the architecture and handicrafts of ancient civilizations, by sacred spaces, lifestyles of modern “exotic” lands, and by the power of nature to reclaim what man has built into the landscape.
My goal is to translate my life experience and journey through symbolism which can be interpreted by a broad audience.
I hope to inspire others to reach for their dreams and live full rich lives."

Fish, Mimbres Pottery plate
Fish, Mimbres Pottery by WesternSkies
Shop for other plate designs.

More links for Tammy Winand

Dead Can Dance "Yulunga" (shortened version)

Baraka - Dead Can Dance - The Host Of Seraphim [HD - 1080p]

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cat Pictures

I love cats. I have three of them for pets and they are a lot of fun. I used to be a foster carer but I always wanted to keep all the kittens. They are a big inspiration for my work with their never ending antics. Here are some examples of my Cat Art.

Hearts and Cats Gift Box giftbox
Hearts and Cats Gift Box by KewzooKatz
Browse Zazzle for a different keepsake box

Here is "Love Cats" by "The Cure"

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cherie Strong

Today I am featuring Cherie Strong, an artist who lives in Boonah, Queensland, Australia. I have taken the following information from her Facebook page and Blog.

I'm a 35 year old artist. I mostly paint, but love to draw and sculpt too. Always challenging myself to a new project and not afraid to step outside the norm. Currently represented by the Art n Soul Gallery in Boonah Qld. I have held two major exhibitions in the last two years...a solo "You cant rush art baby" at the Boonah Reginal Art Gallery and a joint exhibition "Dimmensions" at The Centre in Beaudesert Qld, also exhibited frequently in mixed shows and art awards. Im a wife and mother of 5 sons to boot so completely crazy most of the time...

Valkarie Blacksmith and Cherie Strong at Cherie's Exhibition "She Paints the Town Red".

Miss Scarlet in the Library with the candlestick $445

Making oneself a Target SOLD

Red Barron $295

Burlesque II $155

London Calling SOLD

She designed the life she wanted $225

Here are some links for Cherie

Currently represented by Art and Soul Gallery

Here is the Cure with "Pictures of You"

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gravityx9 Designs

Today I will feature some of US Artist "Gravityx9 Designs" work from her Zazzle stores

I have created/edited all works/designs/images in my shops using an editing program. The original photos that I have edited were either my personal photographs, free stock images or used with permission from the original photographers who have allowed me use them in this way.

Here is Band of Horses - Is There a Ghost