Monday, April 30, 2012

A winner and a Superhero

Today is the day! 
Thank you to everyone who help spread the word about my Cotton Candy Girls On-line Workshop.

The WINNER is:
Congratulations to Simona Cordara!

I'll email you for more info and I will send invitations to the class on Friday, May 4 to all my students. I'm really excited for this class to start. :)

Now, I need to answer some questions from Shelle. She has a guest post over at The Butterfly Effect.

Superhero Zombie Lady
WHAT SORT OF HERO ARE YOU?... the Quiz...

1. What Super Power would you posses?  
Mind control :))
2. What's your costume of choice?  
A cute dress that makes me look skinny and red high heels.
3. Do you have/want a sidekick?  
Sure, two (sexy) bodyguards. :)
4. What's your weakness?  
What weakness??  Oh no, wait! Kittens.
5. You a lover or a loner?
Lover.
6. Do you have a secret identity/ordinary life to juggle?
Hell no! What's the fun of being a Superhero, if nobody can kiss your ass. :)
7. Being a hero can make you enemies - who's/what's yours?
Zombies.
8. What's your motto or catchphrase?
Wassup!

Now, go on. I know you want to play. :)


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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hei from Norway


Dear Mr. Black,

We landed in Norway somehow and it has taken us ages on the road. Norwegians are very strict about speed limits and everybody was taking their sweet time. There are hefty fines, if you're caught speeding.

I've been listening a lot about Viking history. Most Norwegians will claim Viking explorer Leif Erikson was the first European to set foot on the American continent in 1003 even before Columbus. They consider him Norwegian even though he was born in Iceland.

Anyway, I'm having a blast here but I must say I don't see what their deal is with brown cheese and cod liver oil.

xoxo, Mrs. Tiggy

Linking to Postcard Challenge2012.

P.S. Last chance to enter my GIVEAWAY for a FREE spot on my online workshop. I will choose a winner on Monday. Also I'm giving away a painting, go enter HERE. Yes, I have two giveaways. :)


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Blondie with a cat is looking for a home

CLOSED! 
THE WINNER IS SHAY FOURNEY

watercolor and acrylics on paper - size A4
I decided to give this girl away. :) She is one of the paintings I painted for my Cotton Candy Girls On-line Workshop.
And it's perfect timing because it's my blog's 3rd Birthday on May 5 and that is when I will randomly select a winner.
You have a chance at a second entry if you comment under this picture on my FB page.
Because I'm linking to the best Paint Party on a Friday. :) Let me know in the comments if you want her or not. I don't wanna send you anything that you don't want. :) So let me know.

And don't forget about my other GIVEAWAY where I'm giving away a FREE spot on my  Cotton Candy Girls On-line Workshop.  You have time until Sunday to enter.  CLOSED!


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Goddess #8

For this week's 13 Goddesses challenge I chose Roman Goddess Juno Moneta an epithet of the Roman goddess Juno who was the protectress of funds.

The word "money" takes its name from Juno Moneta in whose temples coinage was minted. A fertility goddess, the Goddess Juno Moneta assumes her role as the abundant mother of money.

Modeled after the Greek goddess of memory, Mnemosyne, and mother of the Muses, this archetype reminds women of their ability to manifest plentifully. This ability depends upon intuition, creativity, nurturance, and service in order to manifest.


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Monday, April 23, 2012

For you . . .

I want to dedicate this post to all my blog followers. New and old. :)


I don't really know how to check that Google friend connect thingy. Sometimes it shows a person's blog sometimes not so I can't really check out who you are.

But if you live a comment on my blog post, I almost always stop by your blog and leave a comment. So don't be afraid to say hi. :)

Thank you for subscribing! I appreciate it a lot. :) And thank you for all the comments on yesterday's post, too. I'm really happy the awareness for preserving our mother earth is increasing. :)

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Salut from Romania and Happy Earth Day


Dear Mrs. Tiggy,

I'm writing to you from Transylvania, the home town of Count Dracula and vampires. I'm enjoying touring around the castles but won't get around to all of them since there are so many.

I wanted to send you a postcard of Dracula since I know it's your favorite movie but I chose Tristan Tzara instead because he is after all your favorite performance artist from the Dada movement. :)

xoxo, Mr. Black

Linking to Postcard Challenge2012.
P.S. On the postcard front is Tristan Tzara as portrayed by  David Baldinger.

And now for the Earth Day celebration.:) I mentioned on Friday I was gonna post a list of stuff I'm doing to help preserve our environment and to get some tips and trick from all of you, if you're willing to share. :)

Here's my list. Ok I'm gonna write in plural since the whole family is doing it:
* We recycle. It's practically impossible not to since every house has its own recycling bin for plastic and a separate one for other garbage. We have larger recycling bins in the neighborhood for glass and paper as well. And since we have a yard and a compost, we compost organic stuff.
* We use alcohol vinegar as a fabric softener. It doesn't smell I promise. :)
* We use reusable shopping bags from natural or recycled materials.
* We dispose batteries at shopping centers where they have bins especially for batteries.
* We take showers not baths. It's said to use less water but I'm not that sure. But I prefer a shower anyway.
* We rarely buy milk from a store. I don't drink milk (here is why) but the rest of the family does and we get it fresh from a local farmer. We use reusable 5 or 10 liter container and that makes less garbage to recycle.
* I reuse any kind of cardboard packaging to package my own art to send through the mail.
* We always have use for shoe boxes, so we never throw those away.
* There's always use for glass containers as well. To store pasta, nuts, sugar, buttons, . . . Or my mom reuses them when pickling vegetables.
* We used to buy this eco-friendly, bio-degradable dish detergent and hand soap but the line has been discontinued and I can't find any other brand in our country.
* But we do buy those big refills of hand soap. I don't know if that helps with decreasing garbage but it feels like it.
* And we use energy saving light bulbs. They are becoming mandatory in our country so you can't really get any other kind.

I can't think of anything else right now. I wish I could say we're walking or riding a bike to the store or to work but we live on a hill in the middle of forest and I'm sorry to say we need a car to take us back to the civilization. :)

For tips I only have one thing:
* Put orange peels in a bottle with vinegar and water to use it as a household cleaner. There are many recipes on the net here is one of them.

If you have any tips and trick or your list to share, please feel free to do so in the comments or link me your blog post. I would love to learn about some eco-friendly art tips as well. :)

Have a fab Earth Day! :)


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Friday, April 20, 2012

Wanna paint a Fairy? and Earth Day

I love fairies! Don't you? I made this girl for my Cotton Candy Girls On-line Workshop. There are so many favorite things on this piece.

I love painting on book pages as I love seeing the text through the paint. I love rainbow colors as you've probably noticed. :) I love my pretty girls and I love fairies. :) See how much love there is in this piece?? :))
Another thing that I love is recycling. You may or may not know, April 22 is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. And like with so many other "dedicated days" this one, too, should be celebrated all 365 days.

I came about this blog post from Polly at Pagan by Design who has dedicated 13 weeks to Earth Lovin' Activities and Inspiration as she puts it. :) And as I was writing my comment to her I realized I'm doing pretty good on the recycling stuff. :)

Recycling is a second nature to me so I rarely pat my back for doing it. But we all should from time to time. I know the earth is a mess because of us anyway and some might say that recycling is our duty per se but so many don't give a shit and the rest of us who do, should feel some pride in it and give ourselves some recognition in doing good.
So, why don't we all make a list of stuff we're doing for preserving our environment already and what little things we could do to even further that. It would be great to get some tips and tricks from all of you. Even regarding art as we mainly are art people here. :)

I'll be back on Sunday, April 22 to share my list. :) If you want, you can join me.

I leave you with this quote:
“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues…Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
--Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Goddess #7

I chose a Hindu Goddess Lakshmi for 13 Goddesses challenge this week. She is the goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage; and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm.

Lakshmi is described as bestowing coins of prosperity and flanked by elephants signifying her royal power. However, in some texts, she has an owl as her vahana. Her expression is always calm and loving. The lotus also symbolizes the fertile growth of organic life, as the world is continually reborn on a lotus growing out of Vishnu's navel.

Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful woman of golden complexion, with four hands, sitting or standing on a full-bloomed lotus and holding a lotus bud, which stands for beauty, purity and fertility.

Her four hands represent the four ends of human life: dharma or righteousness, "kama" or desires, "artha" or wealth, and "moksha" or liberation from the cycle of birth and death. The front hands represent the activity in the physical world and the back hands indicate the spiritual activities that lead to spiritual perfection.

Cascades of gold coins are seen flowing from her hands, suggesting that those who worship her gain wealth. She always wears gold embroidered red clothes. Red symbolizes activity and the golden lining indicates prosperity.
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Monday, April 16, 2012

A bunch of fairies

A fairy (also faery, faerie, fay, fae; euphemistically wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk, etc.) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers.

Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature, they originally were depicted quite differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being two of the commonly mentioned forms.
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Let me introduce you to the Pixie High School Girls. They are the "Popular" Girls. :) You know what that means, right? They are the ones responsible for all the mischief and malice that's happening in the Pixie Town. Tangling the hair of sleepers into "Elf-locks", stealing small items and leading travelers astray.
If this behavior continues, the Principle Pixie will be forced to intervene because she prides herself in schooling young souls into good fairies. But the road these girls have taken is bordering on the evil side. Soon enough they'll be kidnapping humans, seducing innocent lovers and making humans dance until they die of  exhaustion.
These girls better shape up quick because Principle Pixie rules with cold iron. And she's giving out names. That is as close to a prison as a fairy can get because once  humans know a fairy's name they could summon her to them and force her to do their bidding.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hæ from Iceland


Dear Mr. Black,

Oh, I’m in heaven! We’re in Iceland right now and you would not believe the birds I’m seeing here. You know sea birds are my favorite and I had my daily dose of Puffins ever since we came here. It’s fantastic! Wish you were here enjoying the aurora borealis with me, too. 

Xoxo Mr. Tiggy

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Friday, April 13, 2012

My favorite Cotton Candy Girl

See, this painting came about because my camera stopped filming the background part for my lesson 3 in my Cotton Candy Girls On-line Workshop.  Shameless self-pimping I know! :)

Anyway, I had to film it again, just the background part and I figured I might as well do another painting. That's why this class ended up a 5 week course instead of 4 weeks. But I'm glad I painted her. She is my all time favorite. :)

And I have a thing for rainbows lately. Have you noticed? No? I'll ask you again next week. :))

Happy Friday the 13th! :)) Hope nothing bad happens to you. I always considered them lucky. :) And Happy Birthday to my sister in law! :) How cool is that to have your birthday on Friday the 13th?!  :)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Goddess #6

This week we had to choose among Egyptian goddesses for 13 Goddesses challenge. My choice was Isis, the protector of the dead and goddess of children, rebirth and reincarnation.

The name Isis means "(She of the) Throne". Her headdress is a throne. As the personification of the throne, she was an important representation of the pharaoh's power. The pharaoh was depicted as her child, who sat on the throne she provided.

In art, originally Isis was pictured as a woman wearing a long sheath dress and crowned with the hieroglyphic sign for a throne. Sometimes she was depicted as holding a lotus, or, as a Sycamore tree.

After she assimilated many of the roles of Hathor, Isis's headdress is replaced with that of Hathor: the horns of a cow on her head, with the solar disk between them. Sometimes she also was represented as a cow, or a cow's head.

In The Book of Coming Forth By Day (ancient Egyptian funerary text) Isis is depicted standing on the prow of the Solar Bark with her arms outstretched. Hence the above depiction of her. :)


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Monday, April 9, 2012

Rainbow

I love bright colors as you might have noticed from my art. :) And rainbows are my fave at the moment.

I'm giving away this painting over at The Butterfly Effect. You don't have to follow the challenge if you don't want to, just link whatever to enter the drawing. You have until sometime Saturday to do so. :)

BTW we have snow here. How's your weather on this fine Easter Monday?


And check this out! :)



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