Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway Winner

& the winner to the digital scrapbooking software is.....(drum roll)


Monday, November 28, 2011

Ashkan Honarvar

Ashkan Honarvar presents to us collages from his Vanitas collection. The word is Latin, meaning "emptiness." Loosely translated it corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life & the brief nature of vanity

We definitely can get a sense of a psychological emptiness in the model's gazes. Honarvar incorporates lovely objects, but also includes wilting flowers and corporal figures. The symbolism used represents the equilibrium between life and death. The moral message of vanitas art? Trivial pleasures of life are abruptly and permanently wiped out by death, so don't get too carried away during your earthly time.
An artistic collaboration with stylist Kathi Kauder and photographer Sabrina Theissen. For these collages Ashkan Honarvar used Vanitas symbols in a search for the equilibrium between life and death. The woman depicted features different animal eyes - remnants of the instincts that guide people under extreme circumstances.

View Ashkan Honarvar's entire STUNNING portfolio here
What do you guys think?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Berk Ozturk

Ozturk has transformed familiar childhood characters into creatures that would haunt the creepiest of nightmares.

The illustrations initially strike a sense of nostalgia, but when eyeing the details of Ozturk's imagery, a blanket of gruesome feelings overcome, a sort of psychological unwholesomeness, if you will.
---Oh NO, Pikachu! What are you doing??

Aw, poor Mickey!

View more of Ozturk's work on deviantART

Bon Iver, Bon Iver Deluxe Edition Trailer

(via YouTube): 

Jagjaguwar will release a digital-only Deluxe Edition of 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver' on November 29th, 2011.

Comprised of individual visual works for each of the album's ten songs, the Deluxe Edition is the comprehensive vision for the record captured in moving picture. The visual works both complement and enrich the audio on the album, and were in themselves, another year in the making. Featuring work by Dan Huiting, Isaac Gale, David Jensen, JoLynn Garnes, Andre Durand, Ryan Thompson and Justin Vernon, the video work is meant to be consumed as a visual extension of the music, to enhance each listener's experience. While not music videos per se, these visual accompaniments are striking in their distinctive atmosphere, and compelling works in their own right.
The Deluxe Edition will be available on November 29th, 2011 digitally through iTunes, and as a free DVD for a limited time with the purchase of the record at any participating record store or through Jagjaguwar's mailorder starting in early December, 2011.
Okay, we LOVE Bon Iver and cannot wait for these 'atmospheric visuals' for this album! Judging by their previous videos, like that of Holocene, one can only expect pure beauty.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Barbara Beer

My cat Benny enjoying the painting I bought from Morgantown WV artist, Barbara Beer. He's got his eye on those birds!

***Remember to enter to win the My Memories Suite giveaway!*** 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

photo: Contemporary Art IS LOVE

(via Juxtapoz Magazine)

Seen on the streets of Oaxaca, Mexico...
does anyone know what the crossed out writing says in english?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Memories Scrapbook Software GIVEAWAY

My Memories Suite Version 2.0 digital scrapbooking software is a fun and creative way to keep and share memories, whether you have a Mac or PC. The software's design tools will help you to build entire albums effortlessly using one of the many installed templates, or designing your very own pages from scratch.

The digital scrapbooking software is so easy to use and once you're done there's many ways to share: You can print your digital pages out to fit in a traditional scrapbook or have them professionally printed and bound in the click of the mouse. It doesn't end at scrap booking either. You can create calendars, cards, videos, posters, basically whatever you put your imagination to.

The software suite comes with some basic layouts, fun fonts and embellishments, and what's seriously awesome is that there are many FREE kits to download online! Designers are submitting different templates all the time so the creative possibilities are endless. And don't worry- the other kits are definitely affordable! A designer pack is around $5. I found myself downloading most of the free kits and can't wait to finally organize all my photos! I've made one scrapbook in my life and it was messy, complicated and cost me an arm and a leg. I wish I had known about this sooner!

Here's something I created by just playing around:
Me and my BFF Jack at the West Virginia Wine & Jazz Festival 2011.
The digital software is a $40 value, but you can WIN My Memories Suite for free by entering the giveaway! It's super easy. All you have to do is:
  1. Go to
  2. Browse the site and choose your favorite digital paper pack/layout
  3. Leave a comment here telling me what you liked best (provide the link please)!
I can't wait to see what you guys choose! I'll announce a winner November 30th :) Keep your eyes peeled! This kind of thing is perfect for the upcoming holiday season! (can you say epic photo albums for the family?)

Check out to learn more about the product and choose your favorite items!
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Irina Werning 2011

Irina Werning already WOWed us earlier this year in a post with her Back to the Future photographic collection. Well she has done it again for 2011 and has a whole new round of subjects going back to their futures.

Just another reminder that we will always be the SAME person!! :) 

The photograph sans the Berlin Wall is Seriously EPIC!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Current Exhibit at Bold Hype Gallery

Here is a taste of the current exhibition at Bold Hype Gallery in New York, NY

Scott Shiedly: 

Andrew Spear:

The joint exhibition runs until December 3, 2011.

Learn more about Andrew Spear
Get to know Scott Sheidly
Find out more about Bold Hype Gallery

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Birds in military uniforms--

Something we thought we'd never see-- but Japanese artist Sato depicts these flying fauna in uniform quite naturally. The costumed birds are from the collection titled Torigun. It's interesting to see how Sato found a way for the outfits to fit each bird so perfectly in way that personifies them to a position of authority... even down to the shoes.

find out more about the Torigun collection HERE