Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Today's feature: Fine Art Textiles & More by Artist Marilyn Henrion
Marilyn Henrion's hand-stitched constructions transform geometric elements into abstract, metaphorical images with strong graphic impact. With frequent references to literature, she uses color, line, and form much as a poet employs words to convey an emotion or idea.
As in poetry, the images are meant to resonate, being both themselves and something they may suggest to the viewer.
With sixteen solo exhibitions to her credit, and with works in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide, Marilyn Henrion’s reputation as one of the foremost contemporary, fiber artists is undisputed.
Recently, Henrion has added digital photography to her repertoire with Metropolis…...a series of photographic images based on the same geometric urban environment that inspires the artist’s textile works.
The artist's papers and sketchbooks are included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art in Washington, DC. Among her many honors is a Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts, awarded in 2002.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
This video features a short, animation commercial that's rather cute. The little reindeer in it follows a blinking star home, back to its family. Watch to see what the blinking star turns out to be. Clever!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Today's feature: Fantastic Digital Artwork by Stan Bowman
Stan Bowman has been an artist for nearly 50 years and has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally, as a photographer, painter and digital artist. His artwork is in such collections as the San Francisco Museum of Art, Bibilotech National in Paris, German Photographic Society and many other locations.
Since the mid 1980's he has been involved with digital imaging, not only with still images, but also with digital video, 3D animation and digital music.
His recent work is about finding new ways of seeing digital still images, sometimes working at the pixel level. What excites him is discovering new ways of restructuring imagery using current digital technology.
Stan Bowman's digital art is absolutely gorgeous! I love it and I believe you all will, too!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Hello, Everyone! As I've mentioned I love widgets (as you can see) and badges! Recently, I added more to share with you! Below, I've listed all of the new ones, and actually embedded a few of those new ones in this post. Collect the ones you like, freely, from these sidebars and the sites of the widgets/badges!
- mycalendar.org calendar
- Kids Talk About God
- National Geographic Kids
- Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs - Grab it here; not available in my sidebar.
- Gift of Hope ~ World Food Programme
- National Geographic Place of the Week
- I Have a Dream ~ 10MillionEyes.com
- Walking with Dinosaurs ~ The Arena Spectacular
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Blissfully warm, cozy cabin fire. Looks soooo inviting, doesn't it?! "Oh, the weather outside is frightful(not really), but the fire is so delightful. Let it snow, let it snow, ..."
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Beautiful 3D animated background for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (2006) in New York!
Digital Golem is in charge of one of numerous 3D animated backgrounds for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York.
The famous show, which opens 10th November (2006), uses a giant LED screen as a backdrop for many sets. The team designing all the graphical elements for the screen worked closely with Digital Golem for 10 weeks of pre-production, before flying to New York to set up for production. Meanwhile Digital Golem is producing a 3D sequence back at headquarters in Brussels." ~ Digital Golem
Monday, December 07, 2009
Hello! You'll love seeing the view from the Bellagio on the Strip (in Las Vegas) overlooking the Bellagio's man-made Lake Como. Quite lovely!
Michael John shot the video at night, using the Canon HV20 in the 'Program AE' mode. The music is by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman entitled "The Prayer".
Note: I am sharing the gorgeous water display only; not promoting gambling.
Hello, Everyone! Here's a behind the scenes look at the Walt Disney Christmas special 'Prep & Landing' created especially for ABC. This is Disney's first animated holiday special featuring elves that prepare a house for Santa's arrival!
This delightful animated Christmas special, originally scheduled to air Tuesday, December 1st on the ABC network, will now premiere Tuesday, December 8th (tomorrow) at 8:30pm ET/7:30 CT! The special will also air on ABC Family on Friday, December 18th as part of the network's "25 Days of Christmas." Looks like it's a gloriously wonderful animated special! Enjoy.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Animation of a snowglobe showing the changing seasons a pine tree goes through, finishing with a Christmas message from all at Smoothe. Very creative and quite lovely!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
You will really enjoy this Mission Impossible-type animation video set in Washington, D.C. The pidgeon, the donut, the agent & the briefcase! Impossible pigeon!
Friday, November 27, 2009
I'm confident that you will find the sunset of Hamana absolutely beautiful. Shimoishi has done an excellent job in capturing this stunning sunset, passing clouds and the undulating waves! Just heavenly!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The scenery of the mountains is serene and the music is sublime. As I viewed this video I could almost sense the breeze while watching the leaves shake! Enjoy.
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Daniel Zagorski highlights three hundred square meters of his wife's garden. His 'eye' for capturing the visual detail of a garden in transition is excellent! The music is captivating. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
This animated short by David Lisbe, of Ringling College of Art & Design is a humorous take on one man's effort to make it to Heaven. You'll enjoy this!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Computer animation major Michael Rutter, of Ringling College of Art & Design, brings life to the periodic table of elements in this short film about Oxygen and its impact on Helium, Iron, Barium and Hydrogen. This type of video presentation is a clever, witty, visually engaging way to teach about the periodic table of elements! I think you'll enjoy it! I did.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Good day, Everyone! Today's post features the exquisite art of Rom Lammar.
Luxembourg artist Rom Lammar specializes in abstract paintings. "Although my creations are very intuitive and based on great spontaneity, I never forget the basic principles of a good abstract composition: right space division, unity, fineness of form, and a certain degree of mystery. In many ways, my paintings could be considered as inner landscapes."
Rom Lammar's love of traveling (he made a round-the-world trip in 1992-1994), combined to his interest in primitive cultures, have led the artist on a quest for the unusual and an increasing use of non-traditional elements in his work, such as sand, wood, rusted metal pieces, rope, and small stones.
Rom Lammar's recent paintings are influenced by sculptural forms and texture. The magic of his compositions is based on the way he uses depth, light, and shadow, to set the overall mood of the painting.
Be sure to turn on your speakers so that you can enjoy the sublime music accompanying this video!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Hello, Everyone! Today's post features the sublime abstract art of Mary Lea Bradley.
Mary Lea Bradley's art is immediately striking. Her abstract paintings are characterized by a sense of mystery that invites the viewer in. The paintings transport you from reality to a vibrant, mystical world where you are the story teller, creating and interpreting your own stories.
Excited about her newest work, yet unpretentious about her artistic flair and sophisticated eye, Bradley and her work are very approachable and accessible.
Monday, October 19, 2009
|Almond Blossom Poster Print|
by Vincent van Gogh, 36 x 24
Hello, Everyone! Today's post features the gorgeous art of Beverly Carrick.
Beverly Carrick was born in California and gravitated to art at a very early age. In 1963, Carrick began to paint professionally and became known as a seascape artist in Laguna Beach and in Los Angeles.
Hello, Everyone! Today's post features the gorgeous art of Beverly Carrick.
Carrick is mostly self-taught but at the same time, sought the expertise of major artists, luminaries such as Lukits, Kerr, and Franks. The appeal of Carrick's work lies in its timelessness, beauty, and unique interpretation of the Sturm and Drang of nature.
Carrick is well-known for the famed purple deserts, as well as mountain-land-and-seascapes. Carrick also finds inspiration in Roman and Greek saga which carry over into fantasy work. Moreover, Carrick loves to paint Western art and can catch both the seriousness and the subtle aspects of the "human condition" as it relates to the cowboys and townsfolk, alike.
Be sure to turn on your speakers so that you can enjoy the blissful music accompanying this video!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Hello, Everyone! Today's features are video trailers for the upcoming Disney animated movie, 'The Princess and the Frog'. Also, you'll enjoy a behind-the-scene video for this movie, featured on this blog 8/23/2009.
"Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin" comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (ANIKA NONI ROSE), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG marks the return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman." ~ Disney.Go.com
Video trailers via Trailer Addict.com
Saturday, October 17, 2009
|The Figure in Clay:|
Techniques by Master
Hello, Everyone! Today's post features the divine sculptures of Sterett-Gittings Kelsey.
Kelsey works primarily in bronze, with sculptures ranging from three inches to twenty two feet in height. She is the leading sculptor of dance in the world today.
The Kelsey bronzes are owned by major collectors and connoisseurs of " Investment-level Fine Art ". These masterworks in bronze can be found in more than 300 public and private collections worldwide.
The Kelsey sculptures are hand-made from start to finish. The transformation from Kelsey's clay original, into a masterpiece in bronze, is a long and expensive process. A new ceramic mold is handmade for each sculpture. This mold is used only once.... then... it is destroyed in the casting process. There are about thirty five steps which each work passes through on the way to becoming a completed work of art.
Each sculpture bears: the copyright symbol: The artist's logo: the artist's name: date of origin: foundry mark; and the edition number.
Be sure to turn on your speakers so that you can enjoy the blissful accompanying music!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Good day, Everyone! Today's feature is the extraordinary animated movie Astro Boy, in theaters 10-23-2009. Looks amazing!
Astro Boy summary: "Few characters have made as powerful or as lasting an impression on international, popular culture as Astro Boy. The little robot first appeared in 1951 as a character in the celebrated artist and animator Osamu Tezuka’s legendary manga (Japanese comic book) and became an instant icon. He was subsequently featured as the star of his own television series in both black-and-white and in color, eventually airing in over 40 countries. Astro Boy created the standard for a new form of animation that has become as world famous as anime.
Now, for the first time, Astro Boy will be brought to life on the big screen. Created with breathtaking computer animation from Imagi Studios, the film Astro Boy is a thrilling tale of a true hero.
Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. While embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately, learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super-powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it means to be a hero." ~ Trailer Addict
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
|Fish Number Six Canvas Print|
by John Lautermilch
Good day, Everyone! Today's post features the beautiful art of John Lautermilch.
John Lautermilch is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. His interest in art began in early childhood, and by the age of eight, he began painting. John won his first art show while still in elementary school, and by the time he was in high school, his art was being displayed and sold in local restaurants.
After high school, John attended the School of Fine Arts at Washington University on a scholarship. The year he graduated, his work was accepted by the St. Louis Art Museum for exhibit in their annual show.
Throughout his career, John has won numerous awards and prizes in various art shows. He has also done many commissioned works both for individual collectors and institutions, including a series of paintings for a Lutheran organization in St. Louis.
Be sure to turn on your speakers so that you can enjoy the lovely music accompanying this video!
View the art of other talented artists: DiscoveredArtists.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Good day, Everyone! Today's post features the original trailer for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first, and perhaps, one of the most memorable full-length animated features from the Disney Studios. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a simple story of a charming little princess saved from the evil deeds of her wicked step-mother, the queen, by a group of seven adorable dwarfs. This Disney movie made history when it was first released in December 1937 and has since become a screen classic.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Today's post features Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' concert rehearsal footage.
'This Is It' offers Jackson fans and music lovers, worldwide, a rare behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer 2009 in London's O2 Arena.
The film chronicles the months from April through June 2009, and is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Michael rehearsing a number of his songs for the show.
Audiences will be given a look at Jackson as he has never been seen before. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his final show.
Kenny Ortega, who was Michael Jackson's creative partner and the director of the stage show is also directing the film, which is being produced by Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega and Paul Gongaware. The executive producers are John Branca and John McClain. The film will be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Releasing. Tickets for the limited two-week engagement of the film went on sale September 27, 2009. The release date is October 28, 2009.
Michael Jackson was an extraordinary talent and through his being & talents, a great gift.
We miss him!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Hello, Everyone! Today's feature is Disney~Pixar Toy Story 3 scheduled for theaters, June 18, 2010. 'Toy Story' lovers, there are only four (4) days left, as of October 11, 2009, to view the 3D Double Feature Event of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in theaters!
You may view a trailer for Toy Story and Toy Story 2, via this post. All three of these Toy Story trailers are sure to make you smile and/or chuckle! They're delightful!
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
|A Bug's Life|
(Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Hello, Everyone! Today's video features the story of two small bugs which are desperately trying to have a date. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, 'the course of romance is not running smoothly' for these two bugs. View and you'll discover why it isn't.
Friday, October 02, 2009
|Whatever You Do, Don't|
Run: True Tales of a
Botswana Safari Guide
Good day, Everyone! The following video features 'The Africa They Never Show You' by artist Loreen Nyambok. The imagery is gorgeous! The video, I must state, was enlightening for me! I did not know that the continent of Africa is so modern in so many areas.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Good day, Everyone! As you may know already, I'm a fan of Disney animation and I've discovered more video trailers to share with you. The trailers featured in this post are for Disney's upcoming animated movie 'A Christmas Carol' featuring the talented Jim Carrey.
"Disney's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event.
Ebeneezer Scrooge (JIM CARREY) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (GARY OLDMAN) and his cheery nephew (COLIN FIRTH). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing the truths old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late." ~ Disney.Go.com via Trailer Addict
Thanks to Trailer Addict & Disney.Go for making these video trailers shareable/embeddable!
Monday, September 28, 2009
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
Hello, Everyone! Autumn is a beautiful season. You're sure to enjoy the exquisite scenery featured in the following presentation! I have!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Good day, Everyone! The following video displays sixteen young, giant panda cubs (at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at the Wolong Nature Preserve) that are featured in a book, "Panda Kindergarten" written by Joanne Ryder, and illustrated by Katherine Feng.
Pandas are another one of our Creator's beautiful creatures, aren't they? Enjoy!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
|Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Cats:|
Heartwarming and Humorous Stories
About Our Feline Family Members
Hello, Everyone! Doesn't it appear that this beautiful cat is trying to conceal its eyes and nose so it can blend in with the sofa and hide? The caption: "They'll never find me, here." is perfect!
Monday, September 14, 2009
DooID states, "DooID is your Web 2.0 business card with e-mail signature. Get your own design, evaluate your networks (like Twitter, Facebook, etc.), interests & services and decide who may see what! Registration is free." To view a sample of the DooID Web 2.0 business card, click on the 'visit my personal profile' link on the DooID e-mail signature widget, below.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hello, Everyone! Here's a sleek event widget from Adobe MAX for the MAX 2009 Conference happening in Los Angeles, California, October 4-7, 2009. You all can purchase qualifying products and save $400 on an Adobe MAX 2009 full conference pass when you enter Promotion Code: AST922.
Friday, September 11, 2009
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Friday, September 04, 2009
"Purposeful Africa provides an opportunity for caring individuals to visit a unique area of impoverished West Africa in order to put Calling into Action with various ministries already serving the many needs there." ~ Purposeful Africa. Read more at Mission Statement.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
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Monday, August 31, 2009
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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Hello, Everyone! Below, is the Eyejot demo, video-mail widget! Eyejot is the web's leading video-mail solution. It is spam-free. There's nothing to download and there's a free-version. You can see more at Check out EYEJOT Video Mail!
The following Eyejot video is available courtesy of Arthur Bankhead, one of my Tweeple. He does a great job of detailing the benefits of Eyejot!
Friday, August 28, 2009
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Sunday, August 23, 2009
"In the video, supervising animator Bruce Smith (Bebe’s Kids, The Proud Family) discusses the character of Dr. Facilier, the villain of the film, and how voice actor Keith David influences the animators work and the character’s performance. David is shown performing and being directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. There are also some brief bits of pencil tests and color footage that hasn’t appeared anywhere else on the web." ~ Jerry Beck of Cartoon Brew TV. Read more at "The Princess and The Frog"
I'm a fan of Disney animation and I'm looking forward to viewing the entire movie. The Princess and The Frog opens in LA and NY on November 25, 2009, and nationwide on December 11, 2009.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
|Bach Flower Remedies for Animals|
Helen Graham, Gregory Vlamis
Good morning, Everyone! The following presentation, "Everyone Loves Flowers", is delightful! In the following slides, it appears that animal could be saying:
- slide 2:"Sure, I'll pose with these flowers in my mouth for you!"
- slide 3: "Whoa!! That startled me."
- slide 5: "That is an unusual flower."
- slide 6: "Oh. Well, yes, I'm gathering a few of these blossoms."
- slide 11: "Would you put that thing away? I'm trying to enjoy my 'quiet-time hide-a-way'."
- slide 12: "Whew! I need to stop and catch my breath."
- slide 13: "What?"
- slide 15: "Go a-h-e-a-d, take your picture. It's embarrassing to me; just take it and go, please"