Monday, December 13, 2010
I know you read my blog from time to time. It's nearly Christmas, did you know? Wow, the year goes so fast...
Anyway, in other news, I love this white Diana Mini camera, which is actually compatable with the white Diana F+ flash. How about that? You can get it all in an easy set (including extra film!) from the Australian and New Zealand Lomography Store for AUD $250 (plus $15 shipping). Luckily I've done some research, and found that you can buy the same bundle from the U.S. Lomography store for USD $183.16 or drop the films to bring the price down to US $131.25 (prices including shipping and discounts).
Merry Christmas Xx
Monday, December 6, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
I'm such a fan of sweet sciencey goodness and these cute soaps from cleaner science certainly fit the bill.They come in all different scents - coconut, chocolate, mango sorbet, raspberry lemonade and more. Um, YUM. And there's even glow in the dark ones!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Just an update on the shoes I've been painting lately. I'm considering doing a give-away or two for Christmas over on the facebook page. Like to page to keep updated on that front .
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
If each of you lovely followers put in only $82.45, you could buy me this beautiful 18 K gold and diamond anatomically correct heart pendant for Christmas. That's only $1.42 a day!
No? How frugal are you?
I suppose if you really don't want to spend that much, maybe you could encourage your friends to follow and we can all share the costs around. Doesn't that sound good? Right? Right.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
The Alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought. Leafing through the pages, he found a story about Narcissus. The alchemist knew the legend of Narcissus, a youth who daily knelt beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty. He was so fascinated by himself that, one morning, he fell into the lake and drowned. At the spot where he fell, a flower was born, which was called the narcissus.
But this was not how the author of the book ended the story.
He said that when Narcissus died, the Goddesses of the Forest appeared and found the lake, which had been fresh water, transformed into a lake of salty tears.
"Why do you weep?" the Goddesses asked.
"I weep for Narcissus," the lake replied.
"Ah, it is no surprise that you weep for Narcissus," they said, "for though we always pursued him in the forest, you alone could contemplate his beauty close at hand."
"But..... was Narcissus beautiful?" the lake asked.
"Who better than you to know that?" the Goddesses said
in wonder, "After all, it was by your banks that he knelt each
day to contemplate himself!!"
The lake was silent for some time.
Finally it said:
"I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus
was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my
banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty
"What a lovely story," the alchemist thought.
The Prologue from the book, The Alchemist...
© Paulo Coelho
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I've been helping my friend Tom organise his Halloween party and he dropped over the invitations today. They look so good, don't you think? We came up with the idea and he made them himself.
Halloween's not widely celebrated in Australia, so this will be the first Halloween party that I've been to. I'm a little excited :)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sometimes I get all antsy about people replicating the space shoes I paint.
"You can't so that! That was MY original idea!"
is what I sometimes feel like shouting at them.Then I get start to annoyed when commenters praise their work.
"WOW. That is such a gr8 idea! You should totally sell them. I'd defs buy them!!!"
And this just makes me feel jealous and ripped off.
But then I realise, I copy other's work all the time too. Just testing out what I can do, seeing where it goes. I think it's just part of being an [insert word that's similar to, but is not artist*] A prime example of my plagiaristic skill is the two images above. The one on the left is one I drew last year after seeing Studio Violet's cute postcards (right). It's obviously the same moustachioed man, but I didn't admit it at the time. I should have though. And ultimately, I think, it's okay as long as you don't sell other people's ideas as your own. If you publish something extremely similar to someone else's work, link back to them and do not sell it. Ever.
So in this spirit, here are a few of the better space shoe copycats that I've seen around.
*Because I really wouldn't call myself one. Except when my friends joke about me not having a job. In that case, I'm a successful freelance artist, hehe.