Sunday, May 30, 2010

Time to Announce the Winner ...

It's time! ...

to announce the winner of our sparkly bubbly mermaid night light!

So I called up ol' Mr. Random Number Generator

and the winning numer was ...and number 47 was none other than
Cat from In the Light of the Moon

I've long been a fan of Cat's work. If you aren't familiar with her clever and intriguing art, check out her blog, and you'll be a fan, too!

Cat, if you'll email me your address, I'll get your prize right out to you!

So, now that Cat has been crowned Queen of the Mermaid Nightlight
I really need to put on my art mining clothes and get to the studio to work - I've taken off two days, and I feel the lure and pull of sparkly shining things calling me!Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan

Angela Lansbury in the original Broadway production of Mame!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Pink Saturday Celebration!

This is the second anniversary of Beverly's Pink Saturday ... and how far Beverly has taken this fun weekly event. Hundreds of participants - and a feature in Artful Blogging, no less! She has also counted over 800 participants over that time. Now, that's a lot of pink love!

I've had fun participating over the past year ... yes, I was a Johnny-come-lately to the event! I thought I would repost some of my favorite pink discovery collections I've put together this year for Pink Saturdays.

If you don't remember these postings, feel free to click each mosaic/collage and get a larger image so you can get a better look!

We've found it all; from the irreverence of pink appliances ...
to part of my own stash of pink art supplies ...
and then on to see how pink transforms a bathroom into a fantasy world...
It was a blast finding pink chandeliers for every room and style in the house!
And it's incredible to see the various styles and periods that are enhanced in home decór with a little pink added to the mix...Could haute couture exist without pink of every shade?

... and the hottest designers seemed to always have some pink extravagances on the shoe shelf!
Is any toy as much fun if it's not glow-in-the-dark neon pink?! Nothing beats a Magic 8 Ball that will tell your fortune if it's in the shape of Jesus!
So, to celebrate Beverly's Pink Saturday fête, I'm having a giveaway. Hurrah! Every birthday celebration should have a birthday gift, right?!

I found this while I was out shopping the other day. I think it is THE coolest night light ever. Now, I don't use/need/want a night light - even a super cool one like this. So I decided that I would buy it for a giveaway, and if the winner feels the same way I do about night lights, there is sure to be a youngster around that would appreciate it!

From the Lights in the Night series from Seasons of Cannon Falls comes this fun and fanciful mermaid in the ocean nightlight!

The water bubbles; the glitter flies, the starfish bounces around, and the entire base lights up. Seriously fun and fanciful, right?! And, it's big! When it comes to fanciful, size matters!
So, all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post only, and tell me if you are going to keep it or give it to a youngster. No other criterions - you don't even have to post it on your blog or become a follower (though, if you're not a follower, make sure I can contact you!).

Since this is in celebration of Beverly's Pink Saturday 2nd Birthday, the contest will only run until tomorrow (May 30) at 8am. I'll announce the random number generator winner by noon tomorrow. Fast and fun!

Be sure to check out all the other people celebrating Beverly's Pink Saturday 2nd Birthday today ... and then find someplace that stimulates your inspiration ...and go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan

Friday, May 28, 2010

Guess What Today Is ...

hmmmm ... whatever could it be?

Yep, today I'm officially older than ...
So, I'm off to play. No long chatty post today. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the 2nd birthday of Beverly's Pink Saturday ... and my Pink Saturday Birthday Giveaway!

Until then, go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hmmmmm. What to share today, what to share ... and a little quickie contest!

Is she contemplating an attempt to type using only her breasts?

How about we take a little jaunt over to the Netherlands and listen to this calliope awhile before having a Heinekin? I would so rather have this to listen to on the street rather than the eternal *thump thump thump* of the bass line of whatever garbage music is being blared by every low-rider that comes down the street!
...maybe we should have a few crackers to go along with our Heinekin ... I've never actually had a beer-and-cracker break - but I'm game!

Remember "The Shining?" Come play with us. I know they're probably made of lace or something - but I swear it looks as if they're wearing plastic gloves and are ready to do an autopsy.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, of course, it's a fabulous improvement over the regular-every-day-plain-old-ordinary-run-of-the-mill playground slide. On the other hand, I find it decidedly eerie and macabre that they keep these kids imprisoned in the head and torso of this fantastic creature. Sort of like a real life "Bladerunner" disposal for children.
Am I the only one who was completely unaware that there is a Cheeseburger in a Can product? If the pictures aren't enough for you, you can see an actual review of this product by clicking here.

I love this French hair styles advertisement. I especially like the "Hollandaise" style - I'm sure it inspired Minnie Mouse.
... and, out of the blue, a costume design for the Follies Bergere ... somebody should wear this for Halloween this year!

Frankly, I'm concerned that there were parents who thought these children's products were a good idea ...
The Pollute the Kid Bubble Gum
The Raising Obnoxious Demanding Children Bubble Gum

The Call Your Children Mean Names Bubble Gum

The Terrify Your Children with Drowning Bubble Gum

and, last but not least, The You Can Break Your Teeth Off If You Try Candy
Tim Holtz is having a challenge on his blog to use his Ranger Distress Inks products on a project. So I made and entered this little shrine/cupboard/shelves/box/thingie ... and distressed the bejesus out of it. This is the front ...
...and this is the back. His prize is something I really want (greedy ol' me, again!), so I hope mine is chosen as one of the twelve winners!What do you think this was? A ride? A performance? Whatever it was, it looks intriguing and magical - and as the advert clearly states, a sterling attraction!
Origami has always fascinated me. I've never tried it (well, I did when I was about ten and met with disastrous and life-long-scarred psyche from the failure), but I love looking at the work of others. I have never seen origami like this before! It is work by Robert J. Lang, and you can see much much more of his creations by clicking here. He even has books with diagrams and patterns to make some of his designs. I'm contemplating it.

Aren't these dapper dames? ... the shameless trouser-wearing hussies!I wish I had any of these wallpapers in my bedroom growing up! I'm particularly fond of the space age paparazzi getting shots of the moon men celebrities! sigh. I had a plain ol' blue painted bedroom with a matching early American bedroom suite. shudder. What were they thinking?! I was also not allowed to put things on my walls. My father always said that thumb tacks would ruin the sheet rock. sigh. I had a deprived childhood.

I just adore this picture! It's Big Edie and Little Edie - the Beales of Grey Gardens. I believe it's the first time I've ever seen a photo of Little Edie as an adult without a turban. Honestly, I had kinda presumed her hair had all fallen out and she was bald.Marleen and her girls are here to help announce a quick little guessing game contest. The first person to guess ...
on whose private gate this sign appeared ...
will win a little something from my private stash of never-ending prizes. I dont want to go take pictures, but it will be something goofy and fun and eminently re-giftable!

Edited to add: We have a winner! Malisa from Moonlight Hollow knew this was Frank Sinatra's charming and inviting property sign!

Okay, one final gorgeous thing to inspire you, and then...
Go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan