New Name, Art On A Dollar, needs a new look! So, I have done an overhaul of the site and also have become an affiliate of Dick Blick art site! What does that mean for you the followers and viewers of this blog? It means that every week we will be posting a special promo code just for you! It will be posted over near our donation link and here in our blog postings.
Dick Blick Affiliate weekly promo code this week is: wklypromo020518 So if you click the Dick Blick link and use the code wklypromo020518 you will be taken to their special page that holds specials that are from 35% to 61% off and use the code listed and I get a percentage back as well.
I am hoping a lot more changes are coming in the near future both here on this site and in my life, which I will be sharing with you.
Plus, I have a new wreath in the works. All the supplies for the Wreath either came from the Dollar storeor from Amvets, a thrift store.
I actually got a simular idea and directions from the Dollar Tree onlineflyer. However, true to course for me I am making it my own and changing some of the materials needed.
Below you will see the pages I screen shot from the Dollar Tree‘s catalog.
The rise wreath is created by making little roses from hot clue and felt then gluing them on a board you cut in the shape of a heart or you can take a foam form in sgape of a heart and fill it in the center with florist foam, which you can also get at the Dollar Store.
I am going to exchange the felt for cloth that I cut in strips. Not sure red and pink or stick with red and white. Also, not sure if I am going to stick with the pattern or design one of my own. As for backing of the Wreath I haven’t decided but I will be posting!
Let me know if you try this wreath and let me see your wreaths!
We Are Back…Life has been a merry-go-round for awhile now, with lots of ups and downs, round and rounds.
Life has been a merry-go-round for awhile now, with lots of ups and downs, round, and rounds. We lost our studio, ended up with a smaller one, lost that one, ended up living in a motel for a month, moved into a wonderful place (where we are now), health issues have constantly bugged me, we gained a great niece, lost a grand-daughter to heaven, and recently our daughter and grand-boo have moved away to another state. OH yeah, and my lights and backdrops have gone MIA and so I am trying to regroup where that is concerned. But with all this up and downs I have been still creating art, have set up a site where I have been designing high fashion clothing that is created from my own fine art and paintings.
However, I have been working on updating my Flickr site and my YouPic site. I also, of course, have my portfolio set up on Facebook. Feel free to go over to any of these sites and follow me so that you can get updates right away, otherwise, I will send you updates through my blog. I also have a blog on YouPic which they had just added and I intend to keep it very informal and site based.
I haven’t just been laying low as life has been swirling around, I have continued to work
with local photographer, Cheryl Gorski, to produce some different styles of Fine Art products until I can re-group where my own lighting and backdrops are concerned. You can see some of my collaboration works here. I also have been working with her to keep her site updated and her fashion photography posted.
I have been working on setting our home which has three stories, bedroom area, living room area, and studio/basement area This place is much larger than the last two places we have had in the 7-years we have lived in Buffalo, NY. During this time, I must be honest I also have enjoyed having an actual back yard this Spring and Summer. I was able
During this time, I must be honest I also have enjoyed having an actual back yard this Spring and Summer. I was able to have people over for a house warming party, I had my Grand-boo over several times before they moved away. I sat outside in the mornings and evenings just enjoying the weather and watching nature, distressing. Nothing better than watching Nature and feeling soft breezes helps one distress.
That is right TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia are sitting up shop in a larger studio, and have a new film Motirola vintage camera, which I am planning to do some black and white projects.
I have already started sitting into motion a Environment surreal photo project! In this project I will be making visual commentary about how the human race is effecting the Earth and our connection to nature.
So, keep an eye out as this project comes together I will post examples here for you to see.
Also, don’t for get to check out my Facebook page, as there has been some changes. If you haven’t liked my page be sure to like it.
I have been in photography for over 20 years, but took up Photoshop and computer art classes when I was going to college in 2004 through 2010. However, It wasn’t the last 4 years that I took it more seriously and started studying how to improve my skills. I wanted to be able to blend my artistic skills with my photography, or take my artistic skills and use the computer programs and create art with out photography.
So, I took a few more Photoshop courses, practiced with a few other programs and watched LOTS and LOTS of YouTube tutorials, as well as, other tutorials all over the internet. I read as much as I could about the craft and practiced even more, and still do, you can never practice too much, or learn enough in this medium.
However, with all this effort it finally paid off!
It truly has been a long time since my art has been “active” besides in my own head, LOL
I can say I have had some buyers, I sell online, and I have had some commission work. But things haven’t been where they were when I was younger, with art shows, published work and art festivals. It seems that this past week might have been the catalyst point for my dying art freelance business and art life. I ran spoke to an art associate I haven’t spoken to over a year now, I had a meeting with two art associates I haven’t spoken with in over two years, and ran into a friend who was part of the same art community as me over 17 years ago. All those re connections may of just breathed life back into this artist soul and my art life.
Because, since each one of their connection with me has been reconnected something great has been happening!
I booked an art show for November of next year, opening reception November 5th, 2016 5 to 9 pm
I have been asked to come up with an art program (weekly or monthly) and each it
I now able to announce, now that the magazine has been published, that I had Two pieces of my Digital art was published in Strange Beauty Magazine!
I know I have missed some updates on this blog and I haven’t done a lot of work on the website, I need to get on that!
I have been busy baby sitting my new grand daughter, going to some doctor appointments, entering photography contests (and yes have won a few I will be posting those shortly), and I also have started a new magazine “Sweet Sexy Curves”. I will also be posting about that. This post is about being BUSY and how to stay organizes (which I am not LOL).
Thanks to a person I follow and admire greatly I found a new web site I am following and hope to join that will help me become for organized: http://springsled.com/?ref=fWPvqGOg
Come check it out – join – and get more organized yourself!
Check me out as I will be posting more about those art contests and about the magazine!
BTW: We are looking for editorial writers to write articles on BBW and BHM subjects for the new magazine to get in at ground level. If your interested please contact me at email@example.com
Have you ever watched those home shows where they have bought a dilapidated house and turned it into a show piece? It is certainly fascinating to watch. However, what if one of those houses has former ghost inhabitants that just do not want to leave?
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