Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The essence of gift giving

Hello lovely people,

I came across this amazingly inspiring video about gift giving and receiving and how some gifts have wonderful stories behind them. What a precious act it is to give a gift with a lot of time, care and thought behind it. With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, it is sometimes easy to forget the true essence of gift giving. This footage says it all....
Click here to view the video. Enjoy, and may you give and receive heartfelt gifts this Christmas season.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Donating to breast cancer

Hello again fellow bloggers,

I've been asked by a friend to donate some artwork to be auctioned off as part of a fundraising event for breast cancer. I've chosen a set of images called my 'meditation' series and am donating them as A5 prints. I really hope they sell well on the 'girls night in' charity event, to help support research and awareness of breast cancer. Read all about it here.

I'll be displaying some photos as examples of framing. The beauty with these prints is they can be framed individually or as a set within one huge frame, as shown. They suit any interior, from funky and modern to classic 60's retro. They can be framed in wood or metal and even look good against a black background. I hope to add a bit of vintage glam to someone's home soon. 


I feel very honored to donate towards such a worthy cause, and send positive thoughts to those who have been touched by breast cancer and those who are currently fighting the battle against it.

Stella x 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas is just around the corner!

Hello everybody!

How time flies! Where have the last 3 months gone?

And what's happened to my followers listing on this page? I can't see it! I hope you lovely people are still able to read this.

It's time to get out of my creative rut and back into the world of blogging and selling (or trying to)! I have soooo much to pack in to the following week, I don't know where to start. I have yet another dance concert coming up on the 23rd Nov (it only seems like yesterday that I performed in the midyear one) and this one's a doozie! I've volunteered to be usherette at the front door, collecting tickets etc. I'll be in my tap dancing costume (red shimmer halterneck top with short black skirt and sexy long black gloves). I never thought I'd be doing this at age 45! You're never too old! I still have to locate skin tone gloss stockings, fishnet stockings, convertible brassiere (in French accent), black boyleg shorts/pants...and....paint my tan tap shoes black! I was hoping to get a spray tan somewhere in there also, so I don't glow lily white on stage.

Well, one thing at a time. First and foremost, a sneak peak at my latest Christmas card designs. I only managed 4 new designs this year, because they are a bit more labor intensive with the cut-outs and gluing (all hand done by moi). They still maintain a touch of vintage nostalgia (which I always love), and will be available in my Etsy shop as single cards or in sets.
I hope you like them :)