Art is Life - Life is Art
Fickle Friday: The John WayneLISTEN TO THE SONGIt's easy to fall in loveIt's easy to fall in love with youIt's easy to fall in loveIt's easy to fall in love with youYou go outside dressed like thatYou knew what was going to happen didn't youYou talk to me like thatYou knew I was slowly falling in love with youChristopher Plummer by TsukkuYou know it's your neglectClint Eastwood portrait (pencil drawing) by giacomoburattiniIs the reason that I'm so obsessed with youJohn Wayne 2 by donchildJohn Wayne by ronmonroeAnd when I asked you your name,
Finally a feature for the third of my Summer Contest winners. I've watched Erin's fabulous jewelry for a long time here on DA, so I was thrilled that she won last summer. I always loved the sure eye she has for color, texture and overall flow of a piece. I hope you enjoy this little excerpt from her gallery, and that it'll make you want to see the rest!
Well, it really looks like I'm coming up on the half million, yep, that's 500,000 pageview landmark. I guess that's pretty major since this is my biggest footprint on the world wide web (I'm a total light-weight when it comes to twitter, Facebook and others, since I'm not into personal disclosure much and I mostly like to keep my daily life and my opinions to myself). So to honor this pretty awesome occasion, I'd like to give the person who captures my 5 and five zeros screencap something special. And here it is:
Rules: capture and mail me your 500,000 pageview screencap FIRST with your postal address and I will mail you this bracelet as a kiriban.
At this point I'd like to thank all of my wonderful watchers for hanging in there with me, looking at my stuff, faving things they like and providing me with loving, insightful and often inspiring comments that have helped me grow both as an artist and a person. It's been 9 fabulous, amazing years and all I can say is this: all of you on DA, you are
For this journal the feature shows works from the second prize winner of this year's Summer Contest. I love the magical and mysterious quality Gejda's photomanips possess. Every single one has me try and imagine a story behind it. I am also very impressed with the great control she has of her medium. Her alterations look incredibly believable and seamless to me.
First off, I'd like to make good on my Summer Contest prizes by featuring the lovely artist who won first prize with her gothic-inspired jewelry set. She is a really great knotter and wire-worker with a sure eye for colors and textures and a great instinct for combining even quite diverse materials. She also draws, and has a beautiful feeling for color and form. Enjoy!
Well, we've finally had our first cold spell around here, which means the palm tree in the back yard is all wrapped up now, and over Thanksgiving I'll most likely attack the rest of the yard with pruning shears and get rid of all the dried and shriveled up shrubs to clear out the garden for winter.
The last few weeks have been busy, lots to do at work, and quite a few requests for commissions, now that we're getting closer to the holidays. I've already finished a few wing bracelets and some brick-stitch pieces. Now I'm waiting for supplies to come in for a remake of "Ivory Lace" and a replica of my "Zaphiria" bracelet, set with a labradorite instead of a moonstone.
There's even some progress with drawings, since I am currently working on a commish for a rather dark piece featuring Spike from BtSV, and there may be more stuff in the works. My own drawing muse has been a little quiet this year, but it's fun to work on other folks' ideas.
For the holidays I don't have much in the way of plans. We'll most likely stay put with my father-in-law joining us for a week or so over Christmas.