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Nov. 10th, 2008

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My Online Gift Shops


I now have clothing and gift items up for sale on CafePress!
Hooray!



The Mystical Art Gift Shop
(a variety of designs)
http://www. cafepress. com/BonnieRose

     



The Butterfly Gift Shop
http://www. cafepress. com/BR_Butterflies





I'll have some postcards, magnets, and original paintings for auction on E-Bay within the week... and my November Art Lottery is coming up, too! Yay!

Oct. 26th, 2008

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"Red Sky In Morning" (a work in process, part 2)


Part 2 ... a work in process
( acrylic on canvas )

"Red Sky In Morning"

In this video, I give a little comentary as I paint,
in the 5th day of work in this painting.





Don't forget to enter my October ART LOTTERY!
Today is the final day for enteries.


Here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJAZfxjktnU


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Oct. 24th, 2008

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"Red Sky In Morning" (a work in process)

Red sky in morning, sailor take warning...


“Red Sky In Morning”
acrylic on canvas

In the picture, below, you can see the 3 days of work
... there's lots more to do!

I'll be making another "wip" video, soon.




"a work in process" video


Here is the URL to this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75dEUb-6nHc

Oct. 21st, 2008

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Halloween Art Lottery!

This is my 2nd Art Lottery...
It's FREE and open to people of all ages, in all countries.

All the details are in the video :)



Here's the link, where you need to post your entry comment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJAZfxjktnU

BEST OF LUCK!

Aug. 27th, 2008

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"La Tristesse" painting (photo & video)

"La Tristesse" is finished, at last!

(The name means "The Sadness")
acrylic on canvas









Links to the 2 videos showing this painting when it was still a work in progress:

Phase 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdSQ15IKPDA
Phase 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QsAhgz5sOY
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Art Lottery !

I'm hosting an ART LOTTERY !




IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ENTERING :

Please post your entry comment on my YouTube page, not here, on LiveJournal.



Here is the link to this video, where you 
can leave your comments :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQg6vv-bkN4  






The Details:
This lottery is a chance to win some FREE postcards (or postcards & a magnet) featuring my original faerie art! Yay!




There will be 2 winners:

1st Place - wins 6 postcards

Grand Prize - wins 6 postcards & a postcard sized magnet




At the moment (when this vid was made & posted,) these postcards aren't available anywhere else but RIGHT HERE, in this lottery!

Very soon, I'll start selling some of my art goodies on E-Bay... but, you can enter my art lotto and maybe be one of the first to get some!... for FREE!! How cool is that?!




How To Enter:

1. Subscribe to my channel.
(Only subscribers can enter)

2. Post a comment, saying something like, "I want to enter the lottery!" or "sign me up!" ... any way you wanna way it is fine, just something to indicate that you would like to be entered into the lotto.




The Deadline to Enter:
9 September 2008


Winners will be randomly selected the next day. (I'll make a video, showing the drawing and announcing of the winners.)




Best of Luck! and Thanks for Watchin' ^_^


 

Aug. 2nd, 2008

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My latest work-in-process (Lonely Faerie)

Photos and speed-painting clips of my latest acrylic painting.
It's not titled, yet, but, I've been calling her, Lonely Faerie.


 

Jul. 13th, 2008

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Makeup Video by Me : Frosty Purples



Yesterday, I made a little video of me putting on my usual sort of makeup... 

I had to put it on double-speed (and do a little bit of editing) to get it to fit into a 10 min. (or less) timeframe, so, I think it's funny to watch... 

Anyways, here it is:

 

Jul. 11th, 2008

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The big long blog post about random stuff (Art & Books, and Other Things)

I'm feeling a little ill tonight ... I don't know why ... maybe it's the crazy weather changes. Who can say?!

Anyways . . .  

Some random thoughts and happenings . . .



Art - & - Webshots


Been working on building my own Webpage and Digi Art Gallery. I'm really pissed off with Webshots >_< booo! They deleted some of my artwork, those censoring prickards! I re-uploaded the images, thinking that it had been a technical error, and low-and-behold, they deleted them again!! I suppose it's because they had breasts, and bubble-booty in them. It wasn't porn. There wasn't even visual genitalia, for cryin out loud! *sigh* I guess that after 3 years of being immersed in the French acceptance of unclothed breasts in art/photography, I've forgotten just how prudish the American mainstream is.    Prickards. 

So . . .

Since Webshots doesn't feel that a sliver of naked faerie breast is appropriate for their kind fo website, they can, in my opinion, take a big long suck on my hard artcock. (And yes, for those of you who were really wondering, it does cum in multicolours.)  Once my NEW AND NONCENSORING art virtual gallery is up and running (by the end of the month is the goal,) I'll take down all my art from Webshots. My faeries tend to stick together, you know... if one isn't welcome, then they ALL prefer to play someplace else.  *raspberries*


ART - & - YouTube - & LiveJournal - MySpace

I made a slideshow with some of my faeries, and I posted it just about everywhere. So far, I've gotten some really lovely responses. I do enjoy comments, and I like constructive critiques, as well... so, if you watch the slideshow, tell me what you think. I'm quite interested to know what people think about my work.  

I'm going to make some more in-process videos this week, too. I'm working on a painting of a stone bridge (at the request of my husband's grandmother,) and I'm really pleased with how it's coming along. I took oodles of photos of the process (some of yous got an e-mail with 'em -- good times!) and I really think it'll work out fantastically for a slideshow of the work-in-process. Stay tuned for that! 


Art - & - Ebay

Alright, I did it . . . I finally got my arse in motion on this EBay stuff. To be honest, it really intimidates me. The notion of showing my work, I'm over that -- but the idea of selling it... it seems goodly enough, but, then, when it comes time to actually DO it, well, I admit, I get nervous and think up a thousand excuses as to why I haven't gotten around to it. So, at long last, I set up an EBay account. I'm working on the PayPal stuffs at the moment, so, by the end of the month, I should have some goodies up for sale. I'm planning to sell some original paintings, as well as postcards. (The post cards came out fab, by the way, so, hooray for that!) ^_^  

I've never bought anything from EBay, let alone sold anything there, so, this whole EBay world is new and strange to me. Mmm, uncharted territories... I better bring some chocolates and a compass if I'm going to find my through this.




Today is the 11th . . .

11 Random Thoughts and Happenings :



1.) I'm thinking about changing my hair (again.) I get so fed up with it. Snoooze. No more dramatic cutting, although I see really cute anime-style haircuts all the time that I would just love to have... but... fact is, I don't have Japanese hair, so, they just wouldn't work with my crazy Viking hair. That' s how goes. C'est la vie. But, all the same, I've been thinking about maybe adding in a little brighter red or something. I don't know. *ponders*



2.) Bianca and Kira are still totally spastic. I'm a little disappointed that they haven't warmed up more to husband and I. Usually, when I try to touch them, they RUN in a PANIC!!!! Or, they bite... hard... REALLY fucking hard! I'd use the "P" word here (*see Art-&-Webshots) but, they are just too cute and really, they don't mean to be mean. If I was 4.5 cm long, and I saw a gigantic hand coming out of the ceiling, trying to poke at me, I think I'd bite it, too. Damned straight, y'all.




3.) Been readin' "Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown. I have a few thoughts on that... 

-- First off, I want to say that I think Dan Brown write "intellectual pulp." Contradictory as that may sound, that's what it is. Really, his characters and plots are *sings it* laaaame-o... but, the art and history and dogma that he weaves into it all is really interesting and I'm almost ashamed to say that his books can be captivating.  

-- Secondly, "The Da Vinci Code" is MUCH BETTER.  A & D has something missing... just lacking... and I can't put my finger on it, really, but, it just doesn't live up to the "wow" expectations I had for the book. *shrugs*

-- Thirdly, A & D almost seems like a rough draft for DV Code. It's almost the SAME story, just reversed.  I suppose that Dan Brown intended this reversal, since "reversal" and "balance" is a theme in both stories; the two books become a sort of ambigram, when you put them together. It might be clever... or, it might be that Dan Brown really isn't all the creative, so, instead of coming up with a different story, he just decided to flip the old one around, backwards, and then he sold a bazillion copies and now he's rich and famous.   

Here's how it breaks down:

Angels and Demons: 
Villain: the Illuminati (ancient secret society)
Victim: the Vatican (Catholicism)
Hero: art & symbology professor who has no business, realistically, being in the center of the action
Sidekick: sexy, slender European genius who is the daughter of the star murder victim
Assassin: zealot for hire
-Includes a ballbusting top cop
- story revolves around ancient sec

Da Vinci Code:
Villain: the Vatican (Catholicism)
Victim: Gnostics who guard the secrets of  Mary Magdalene (ancient secret society)
Hero: art & symbology professor who has no business, realistically, being in the center of the action
Sidekick: sexy, slender European genius who is the grand-daughter of the star murder victim
Assassin: zealot for hire
- Includes a ballbusting top cop

Yeah... sometimes I feel like I'm reading the same book, only in one of them, the assassin is dark, and in the other, he's an albino. Oh, yeah, and in one book, the hot sidekick super-genius is Italian, and in the other, she is French.

I haven't decided if I actually like Angels and Demons yet... sometimes it's tedious, but, sometimes the art history and such grabs me. Well, I'll finish it, anyways, just to see how it all comes out in the end. I'll let you know if it has a big explosion at the finish LOL


4.) Right now, soy yogurt and fruit is my favourite thing in the whole world to put in my mouth. 
Mmm. Yeah. Damned right!



5.) I ran out of coffee today, and so I had to use the emergency powdered-freeze dried-astronaughty type coffee that I keep handy for such desperate moments when there is no REAL coffee to be found in my pantry. Maybe that is why I feel kind of ill today. *shudders*  I can't help but notice that the little sticks of coffee-product kind of resemble cellophane tampons. Is that just a French thing? I don't know what little packets of instant coffee look like in other corners of the world. Are they still square, like a tea packet, in the USA? What about in the UK? Have tampon-shaped coffee sticks dominated the world of instant coffee? Curious, the things I think about sometimes.


6.) Selene stuffed her cheeks with bread tonight (her fav treat!) It was the biggest cheek-stuffing, ever! Her face was fatter than her bum... and if you've ever seen Selene's fuzzy bum, you'd know, that's pretty flippin' big.   So cute ^_^


7.) You know, speaking of hot French super-geniuses and breasts ... Mylene Farmer has a new vid clip out. Woot! It starts off a lot like a scene from "The 5th Element"  (love it, btw, in case you didn't know that.) and then all of a sudden, she has waves coming out her hands, and all the scientists are getting naked and contorting into a giant pile of sex freaks. It's really quite a different sort of thing... and sadly, it will NEVER make it onto the US mainstream tele, since there is *gasp* nipples... and homosexuality *gasp again*  It's really sad, I think... since Mylene is marvelous, and she should be played on all channels, all around the planet. 


8.) I've got a bee-in-my-bonet about censorship, lately... it's a bigger bee than usual. Might be one of those big hairy yellow jackets.


9.) Tonight, over dinner, husband and I watched a DVD of "Vincent," which is a one-man stage production by Leonard Nimoy, about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, and his relationship with his brother, Theo Van Gogh. I saw a live production of this, staring one of my art professors, when I was at uni (oh, those college days,) and I was really impressed by the unique presentation, and of course, all the interesting tid-bits about Vincent's life. Nimoy's performance was amazing! Really, it was even better than I had expected (which is saying quite a lot,) and I found myself really moved by his own emotional involvement with the Van Gogh brothers. There were a few parts where I felt that Nimoy was having a real cosmic connection to Vincent, and it brought tears to my eyes, and silence to my mouth (which is quite something, because usually I find it difficult to shut-the-fuck-up when I'm watching tele.) There is a special feature on the disk that has commentary with Nimoy... can't wait to check that out! 


10.)  As much as I feel that I am really starting to homogenize with Europe, there are some things that will, forever, ellude my understanding. Tonight, on French tele, there is a 3 hours and 20 minutes presentation of bocci. A retrospective, mind you.   @_@   Whoa.



11.) Obama. I hope he gets the cake at the end of the drama.




Ok, so, I just realized how ridiculously long this blog post has become. I think I need to stop now.
Good night, everyone...

Ciao!
 

 

Jul. 10th, 2008

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"Putting the Damage On" (Tori Amos song & slideshow)

I was so in the mood for this song today, so, this morning, I made a slideshow with it...

"Putting the Damage On"
(instrumental version)
by Tori Amos


 

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