Friday, December 24, 2010
My friend, Suzan, posted this image this morning on Facebook and although I am a Mark Ryden fan, I had never seen this piece before! I love it, of course :)
"Santa Worm" by Mark Ryden
So, then I started doing some research on it and realized that it is everywhere! From prints sold on Ebay to sets of holiday cards.... Where have I been? :D
Anyway, If you are not familiar with Mark Ryden's work, here is a fairly recent article that I found to be interesting (with an interview of the artist). And showing one of his meat themed paintings.
I love his approach to the meat industry. It is basically the same way I approach meat when it comes to feeding my children. I tell them exactly what it is (ham = pig, beef = cow, etc) before they decide on what they want and then they can make the choice themselves whether or not they are OK with consuming that.... Usually they are not so they rarely (very rarely) consume meat products. Meat is so disguised that I can see why it took me until I was 13 years old to realize that I wanted to be a vegetarian! And it tastes good! But once I truly understood what meat was and how it was "made" it didn't matter to me how good it tasted. I felt morally compelled to stray from meat and 20 years later I don't regret it one bit.
See what art can do? I see a simple Mark Ryden image and it becomes this entire speech about eating meat! :D That is what I love about art though.... It can inspire something inside of us like nothing else can. and even if Mark Ryden himself is not a vegetarian, I respect his approach, which is awareness. I do believe that human beings are intelligent enough to make conscientiousness decisions by themselves and not be controlled by habit or be tricked by meat in disguise.... It's just a matter of them feeling that it is important enough to do something about it.
Well enough about that.. What I really came here to say was Happy Christmas Eve! ;)
Wishing you all happiness and peace (and tofu) in the new year!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Teagan and Muse spotted a present under the tree..... Looks to me like they are considering not telling the others and keeping this their own little secret ;)
Thank you all for a wonderful year! I truly appreciate all of you... Sharing your photos and your comments, it means so much to me!
Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful holiday.
Monday, December 20, 2010
This dress design was named after my grandmother.
I will be making these in different hand-dyed colors and will have them at Blythecon 2011 in Portland... Along with some other Melacacia Couture and my hand painted eye chips as well.
I am starting on my inventory as soon as possible :)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Here they are before I customized them (shiny and new) :)
Here is the box that Rosalina will travel to her new home in (I hope to get better pics tomorrow before the auction ends):
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I am, however, still waiting for her boots to arrive in the mail!!
So, there are photos that I still need to take of her once the shoes arrive.... I am hoping they will be here on Monday, they were supposed to be here by yesterday :(
I am going to be customizing them a little bit, but that is about how they should look.
Her traveling box is also not completed yet, so I will be working on that and uploading more photos to her listing once I am finished with it.
My main concern was getting her listed in time to be shipped and arrive at her new home before Christmas.
Please check back in a couple of days for more photos of Rosalina ♥
Click on either of the above images to go to her auction :)
Thanks for looking!!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
She is coming along.... Slooowly.
This is such a busy time of the year and this girl is taking extra long... But she is sooo close to being finished (and has been for a while!). I hope to get her completed this weekend :)
She is Custom # 81
This is her official info:
Release date: March 2007
Release type: CWC Limited Ed., 3000 dolls
Notes: special eye colors: silver w/scull (front), blue (left), hot pink (right), brown (front)
Stock: dress, jacket, socks, underwear, blouse, shorts, wristbands, shoes, purse, hair ties, stand
If you are interested in her and have any questions please feel free to contact me!