Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dreamy Frocks


Paintings above from Karen Hollingsworth

Little digital prints of vintage frocks, only $5 each - there are ten to choose from - by Crimson Circle Studios.

Nice frocks eh? Imagine being such a good painter that you could replicate fabric. Or so competent with a digital program that you could showcase little fabric frocks. Ahh will have to get some lessons I think.

Now here's a poem to ponder for those who, like me, enjoy such things. To me it's about little treasured moments of wonder that resurface unexpectedly and remind us about the wonder of this life.

We need some pines to assuage the darkness
when it blankets the mind,
we need a silvery stream that banks as smoothly
as a plane's wing, and a worn bed of
needles to pad the rumble that fills the mind,
and a blur or two of a wild thing
that sees and is not seen. We need these things
between appointments, after work,
and, if we keep them, then someone someday,
lying down after a walk
and supper, with the fire hole wet down,
the whole night sky set at a particular
time, without numbers or hours, will cause
a little sound of thanks--a zipper or a snap--
to close round the moment and the thought
of whatever good we did.

'Around Us' by Marvin Bell


'They tied their hopes to a string' print from Elly Mackay at Theater Clouds

Decal from Vinyl Wall Accents

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Prints Giveaway - Worldwide - Come on in!


To celebrate the re-opening (at last!) of my etsy shop, Artdecadence, I'm having a giveaway of three of my new prints.

Just visit the Store and leave a comment here telling me which three prints you would choose. Extra entries can be had by becoming a follower of this blog; becoming a follower on Facebook; and promoting the giveaway in some way. Just leave a separate comment for each and I'll do a random selection at noon, Australian time, on Thursday, 26 January. This is a worldwide giveaway.

Thank you so much for visiting!


COUTURE CARRIE! Congrats...I'll be in touch. And if you were one of the others that entered just email me your address and I'll send you a postcard with one of the images on -
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and give encouragement. I so appreciate it!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

artsy fartsy stuff

At last, some new art work! Now, dear readers, I'd love your opinion. They all started life as antique/vintage black and white photos then the long task to turn them into new works of art began. I wanted each to be uplifting / inspiring to the viewer. The slide show doesn't do the rich colors justice but it was the only 'freebie' show that I could find! Do you think these art prints would sell on Etsy? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Hoping that by my next post I'll have a print giveaway organised.

And to the really important stuff. Milla, my granddaughter, inbetween two friends, shows on her face what Christmas meant to me. Sheer joy. Family and friends...and immense gratitude for the life that I have.


The slide show seems to be playing up for some so here's a collage of the prints.