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Butterfly Kisses Competition!!

The Model in this painting is Lady Amaranth to visit her website look here. She has some amazing photos, she models for many companies and is such an inspiration.

Ummm my first post this 2011 ๐Ÿ™‚ and it is the season of “Love” so I bring you “Butterfly Kisses” for the gothic valentine in you. For a while now I have been wanting to do something different and this was as good as chance as any. So the reds came out to play ๐Ÿ™‚ The model in this painting is called Lady Amaranth and her website is www.ladyamaranth.com. I just let my feelings guide me this month and embraised my darker side and added some beauty with it. I also wanted to create something different with Lady amaranth so I turned her into a zombie, she is like sweet nectar to the butterflies and they love to kiss her. There is no particular story behind this piece I just felt inspired to create what I did, towards the end of the sketching process I felt it fitting to add “The Frog Prince”. Will she kiss her prince before midnight to save her soul? This is the first of my gothic images and I hope to bring you more in the future. Thinking about your write ups has lead me to an idea for a Competition!

The best story or poem for Butterfly Kisses.

I would like you to write a romantic short story or poem for Valentines Day. No more than 150 words. The winner will receive a signed 11×17 print by myself and there poem will be printed on the back of the card credited with your name. If you have a website I will also credit you on my website too. In order to enter add your comment below and on 28th February 2011, I will pick the most fitting story or poem. Any questions please contact me here.

I’m really excited about seeing what you guys come up with ๐Ÿ™‚ Good Luck and have lots of Valentine fun X

Anyone interested in a signed print please contact me here. As its Valentines this month I decided to release this design on free desktop wallpaper. In order to recieve this and many other free desktop art simply sign up to my newsletter. Every month I give away a new design to my subscribers along with a 15% discount on your first order.

Coming Soon!
signed prints, greeting cards, bookmarks, jewelry, iphone covers, ipad covers and much more.

Autumn “Dance of Color”

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love watching the trees change color. Its natures grand finally like firework display of dazzling colors from greens to darker greens, browns, yellows, oranges to reds. Its a season of celebration and harvesting. The leaves eventually and leave a blanket of color that slowly breaks down enriching the earth for nextโ€™s years cycle of birth.

The goddess of Autumn is Demeter she is goddess of harvest within Greek mythology. Demeter resided over barley and the harvest, she was also associated with the poppy. Here I have depicted her with faerie like features, she is greeting her faerie friend who lovingly dances around her casting out love and appreciation of earthly fruits.

The golden colors change into oranges and reds and you can feel the warmth the colors glow. All around you, you start to here the forest sing with the russell of the leaves from the gentle wind. You can feel the cold coming in, but your face is touched by the warmth of the setting sun. You open your eyes and see your faerie friend dancing around you singing. You glance around and see natures bloom of wild mushrooms and fungi, fruit for the forest animals and forest folk. You spot a long lost friend the Red Squirrel who is gathering for the winter, flicking his bushy tail he moves off busy harvesting as he goโ€™s.

I want to thank John at Ophrys photography for kindly letting me use his wonderful Red Squirrel photo. His site is so worth checking out, he is an amazing photographer, don’t just take my word go and have a look at his site here.

Today we see less and less of our old friend the Red Squirrel but thanks to many charities the Red Squirrel can be found in some parts of the UK still, today you will find them roaming in parts of Scottish Highlands, Anglesey in Wales and the Isle of Wight. A great site to look at for information on helping protect the Red Squirrel is RSST the Red Squirrel Survival Trust. Here you will find projects that are set up help to reintroduced the Red Squirrel back into certain areas in the UK. The Lizard in Cornwall is one of them. There is plenty we can do by helping out the Red Squirrel from becoming a friend or donating there are also other options as well, like volunteer work and spreading the word. As my business grows its my plan to become a friend, but to start I want to help spread the word. At present I already plant one tree for every painting I create and over the coming months I fully intend to do more. Maybe organizing competitions and prize draws to help a charitable cause. So I’m sure you will here more from me over the coming months. A special thanks goes out to Helen at the RSST for her help in telling me what I can do to help.

FAEBAE

I wanted to introduce you to a new shopping site called FAEBAE. Some of you might already be familiar with this new site, some of you may not. It works much as the same way as ebay, where you can place items up for bidding or a buy it now option. What I love about FAEBAE is that they specialize in fantasy gifts for all you fantasy lovers out there. Plus they are really supporting new up and coming artists.

If your a new artist and want to open your own shop, then FAEBAE is an ideal place to start and provides FREE Classified Ad and Auction listings for the Art, Craft, Handmade, New Age and Fantasy Niche Markets. You can place your ads with a site that offers professional tools and site features without spending a fortune on fees. I too have recently started to add my own products here and the community is growing and Iโ€™m honored that FAEBAE is out there giving everyone a chance for there businesses to grow in a beautiful community of enchanted artists from all over the world. Thank you FAEBAE and I wish your luck on this beautiful venture.

Tave

Fae Magic “Let the Magic Journey Begin”

This is my latest creation and took me the longest to paint to date, with so much going on this painting took me on my own magical Journey and I loved every minute of it ๐Ÿ™‚ A few years back I used to go to a spiritual circle where we were all guided on a path in meditation and this piece took me right back there. My inspiration behind the piece was Tangle Catkin from Fae Nation, she is enchanting and delightful person and also has created an amazing portal to the fae world and next month I’m to be artist of the month for her.

Heres my write up for Fae Magic

โ€œLet The Magic Beginโ€

The world of enchantment is never far away: Just before you close your eyes and say some loving words of protection, inspiration, love and joy. With a wish, you cast a love so pure for all in this world to see.

Then close your eyes, relax deep inside and let the magic of your dreams come alive. This leads you towards nature on your faerie path; let the scent of the flowers and the forest fill your being with goodness so alive.

Listen closely and you will hear the chatter of the forest, the rustle of the leaves, and to your surprise, a little voice greets you with a smile, and he wishes you the sweetest journey of your life.

Onward along your faerie path you tread, and look at the wonder all around, everything is so pure and perfect. And you are at one with the magic of nature. The love fills you and your heart opens up with an inner glow.

The Faerie Goddess appears in front of you. Watching over you, she sparkles and shimmers in the twilight. Her pure blue eyes speak to you of a world so old, a playground of harmony in life, until with a knowing smile she understands that your return to all things fae a new life will begin.

You see your reflection in her gaze, where you see yourself sparkle brightly with faerie eyes.

With your staff of light, you will go forth to protect what’s close and keep nature safe inside.

This painting was created with Acrylic paints on 300 gsm Windsor and Newton watercolor paper. Using thin layers of color I built them up slowly, to create eye catching colors and depth. Later this month I will be launching some new greeting cards, prints and pendants at my etsy store.

Whisper of Spirit.

This is one of my latest paintings created in July 2010. Due to my paintings taking longer to paint, I decided to test myself to see what I could create in a short amount of time and this is the result, this one took me a couple of days to complete. I really enjoy creating pieces that are spontaneous it allows for me total freedom and I never now what will be the end result. While creating โ€œWhisper of Spiritโ€ I put myself in a meditative state and just let my mind and paintbrush flow. Heres a little write up that sums up my feelings on my art.

Dance to the spirit within and imagine your wings lifting you to the places of your dreams to be embraced by love.

I wanted to create something that “speaks” and connects you to your inner voice where you can listen to the ones that speak with you through spirit. The blue tones in this painting represent the ether and the words whispered in the air, which we pick up in our minds from time to time. This reminds you that those who always love you will reach out in their own special way. The purples represent visions, intuition and wisdom all of which let us see things more clearly than before. The yellow and green shades, and the sparkle of light all show the love forever glowing in each of our hearts.

She was painted with acrylic paints on Watercolor paper 300gsm.

Its my plan to create one of these a month, and sell the originals, one of my first was absinthe, which is now for sale, and is the first of my paintings to be sold. Whisper of spirit is also now available for sale.

Later this month she will be available in gift cards and prints at my etsy store.