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Sunday, November 27, 2011

WillowRaven's latest piece, 'Fish Bowl' is my third for Scape magazine:

I feared I had bitten off more than I could chew with this latest work, afraid I'd miss my Nov 30th deadline, but I managed to pull it off this morning ... whew!

Fish Bowl was inspired by AshleyRose Sullivan's Fish Bowl, scheduled to be featured in the upcoming issue (it's 3rd) of Scape magazine. I can't share the sory, of course, but I can give you a sip:

     ... Dust swirled around that world. Around all the world he knew. But inside his tank, his fingertips pressed against the glass, he could not fathom it.
     Little girls and boys, stared up at him, at his blue tinted water, at his gills. They were covered in it. Covered in the dust that had spread like a quiet infestation. Their lungs were full of it. Their skin was caked with it, red and brown, where his was slick and fish-scale green.
     Mortimer spun in the tank, large enough for he and one other, then did a somersault through the water. He swam like a fish, which is what he happened to be—an impossible primate with webbed digits and gills. A young man who filtered air from water when everyone around him breathed red dust. He was born like a dolphin, into the water, and never left.

     A crowd formed around his tank and peered through clear wall and water to his body, his face, his hair and spindly fingers. He swam suddenly, toward the glass and allowed the crowd to see his second set of eyelids, his suction cup tipped fingers and they gasped then laughed as he did a backward flip, and swam to the bottom. A little girl tapped on the glass. It was so near to inaudible that Mortimer would've missed it completely if he hadn't turned in time to see her.
     Fine grains of dirt covered her pigtails and a faint rusty layer clung to her pink cotton candy but, Mortimer figured, she probably wouldn't even notice.
     A plume of fire shot into the sky as Johnny, all tattoos and sweating skin, exhaled into the night and the crowd moved on....

I can't wait until you guys can read the rest. I'll be sure to update ya'll when it goes live ;D. I'll be spending the rest of the day uploading it to my Zazzle Shoppe and ImageKind Gallery, but feel free to drop me a note if you wish to chat.

Until next time...
Aidana WillowRaven

Friday, November 18, 2011

50% off Blowout! WillowRaven art on T-shirts, mugs,and more!


50% Off Blowout

50% Off T-Shirts, Mugs,
Cards, Invites, Wrapped
Canvas, Calendars, Mobile Cases, Ornaments, Necklaces, AND Keychains!

It's the last big Friday Four Hour Sale of 2011 and we're going out in style! 

 Starting right now, you have exactly four hours to save 50% on t-shirts, mugs, cards, photo cards, invitations, wrapped canvas, calendars, mobile phone cases, iPad cases, ornaments, necklaces and keychains from WillowRaven's Zazzle shoppe. 

Shop for WillowRaven designs in the WillowRaven shoppe, or craft your own unique gift with Zazzle's easy-to-use design tools. Now's the time to save big!

Can't shop right now? Worry not! After four hours have passed, you can still receive 20% off t-shirts, mugs, cards, photo cards, invitations, wrapped canvas, calendars, mobile phone cases, iPad cases, ornaments, necklaces and keychains for the rest of the weekend. But be sure to act soon!

Mourning Rose card card
Mourning Rose card by WillowRaven
View other WillowRaven Cards

Have fun shopping for WillowRaven products at half the price!

Until next time...
Aidana WillowRaven

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Collector plates featuring WillowRaven Art!

I have collected plates with my favorite artists' work on them for years. Never did I expect to be able to offer plates with my own art work on them. I'm so excited!

Product description:

Melamine Plate

Perfect for celebrating a special occasion or creating a one-of-a-kind dining set, our non-toxic and dishwasher-safe plates show off your photos, designs, and text in vibrant full-color printing. Adorn your home with a custom plate today!

  • Size: 10" diameter
  • Vibrant, full-color printing
  • Drop and break resistant
  • Easy-to-clean and dishwasher safe
  • Not microwave safe

Dishwasher safe? Wow. But who would eat on art plates? Well, maybe something fairly non-messy, like cookies, with milk in a wine glass ... lol.

I have made a few more for your viewing pleasure. They can be viewed in my Zazzle shoppe.

Until next time...
Aidana WillowRaven

WillowRaven Art on Puzzles!

Another one of the new products I can now offer featuring my art work ... PUZZLES!

Here is the product description:

10x14 Photo Puzzle

Turn designs, photos, and text into a great game with customizable puzzles! Made of sturdy cardboard and mounted on chipboard, these puzzles are printed in vivid and full color. For hours of puzzle enjoyment, give a custom puzzle as a gift today!
  • Size: 10" x 14" (252 pieces)
  • 8" x 10" includes storage tin with image printed on lid
  • Sturdy cardboard stock, mounted on chipboard
  • Easy wipe-clean surface

I wonder how hard one would be for me to do, considering I am the one who created the art work ... lol. Especially this next one, so many dark tones. My kind of puzzle! Ever do the black cat with the yellow eyes puzzle?

Or maybe your more into the bright chaos of all of these flowers (daffodils and wild flowers). That's almost as bad as the jar of jellybeans puzzle I never finished in college ... lol.

Or how about all these blues? Could get a bit mind numbing after a bit ... lol. Oh, wait. Puzzles are supposed to be soothing, right? Well, blue is soothing, isn't it?

This last one is the darkest one yet. How long would it take you for this one?

I bet your already thinking about somebody that would LOVE a WillowRaven puzzle! It would make an awesome a rare gift. Can't find these at a department stores, that's for sure.

 Until next time...
Aidana WillowRaven

Saturday, November 12, 2011

WillowRaven Notebooks are now Available and on Sale!

I am very excited about the new products my Zazzle Shoppe is now able to offer. The first I am going to share are my new WillowRaven notebooks!
I can't wait for my personal order to arrive. I'll be taking them to the MidSouthCon to sell in the Art Room along with my framed prints, coming up in March (Memphis TN). These should sell amazingly!
If you order any, either for yourself or as Christmas gifts, remember my Zazzle Shoppe gives discounts for bulk orders, so think about everything you could use an art covered notebook for. Taking notes for your next book, use as a dream journal, jot down your favorite recipes, even keep a few on hand as special gifts.

And they are affordable, too. I have lost count as to how much I've spent on artsy journals in the past (sometimes $25 or more for just one - at B&N). Now I can get them with in bulk and sell at book signings, art shows, conventions, etc.

Here is the description Zazzle gives:

Photo Notebook (80 Pages B&W)

Organize your day with a custom notebook! Made with your images and text on the front cover, this notebook is a great way to show off your personal style and keep track of all important notes and appointments all at once.

  • Size: 6.5" x 8.75"
  • Cover printed in vibrant, sharp color
  • 80 black & white pages
  • Lay flat spiral binding
Let me know which one is your favorite!

Until next time...
Aidana WillowRaven