Monday, January 10, 2011

Bright colors... dark thoughts.

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you are all well. I have many things to share as usual. First, I am getting ready to put a new collection up in the shop for the new year. It's bright. It's deadly. I'm really excited about it and I think you're going to love it Kiddies. But first, I have added a Soon to be Discontinued section to my shop to clear out the old. Take a peek at that, once those items sell, I won't be re-listing them.

I ship a lot of prints and other flat things out that really shouldn't be bent in half. So, I decided I needed to get a Do Not Bend stamp. But then, I realized that's not how we do things around here. So, I designed one and I named her Bendee. Bendee will greet you with her smiling countenance on all orders from now on!

One last piece of business, I have two 16" x 20" overstock art photos listed: Medusa and Penelope the Sword Swallower. I never keep these on-hand so this is a rare treat. They're beautiful and ship immediately.

I have found a wonderful illustrator via Gallery Nucleus. Lorelay Bove (besides having a great name), did a series for that gallery inspired by Alfred Hitchcock movies (so of course I was sold). But her other work is just as delightful. It has a loose but obviously skilled look to it that makes me love it immensely. Take a look!

If I had one wish, it would be to own the tools necessary to make an ambrotype and the skills of Misha Burlatsky to make it wonderful. Holy smokes. This is a technique that cannot be mimicked by digital and that makes it wonderful. Look at that selective focus you guys... and that clown with the hearts blowing out. Holy. Smokes.

Let's wrap up with a haunting and unsettling movie recommendation, shall we? I watched Moon over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised. The acting was great, the plot had several twists and Sam Rockwell, while not movie star gorgeous, has the appeal of a Steve Buscemi in his ability to look different in every scene. I highly recommend it and give it all 5 corncobs!

Plus, the poster design is pretty top-knotch.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...