Goodness Gracious

Looking for something spectacular for your yard? Stop looking now. I’ve found it.

Designed to become an everlasting part of your family tradition, The Great Bowl O’ Fire is an unique work of art hand-cut by artist John T Unger. No two are exactly alike, as the flames are drawn free-hand. Gather friends and family to celebrate around a roaring blaze year-round. The raised bowl allows you to sit comfortably without having to lean forward to stay warm. Keep your feet toasty, tucked below the rim of the bowl and bask in the full-body radiance that a raised firebowl offers. An outdoor fire pit is a great way to extend the outdoor living season.

The Great Bowl O’ Fire makes a stunning focal point for yards, patios and gardens. Unlike many outdoor firepits which look dirty or empty when unlit, The Great Bowl O’ Fire functions as a gorgeous sculptural element either hot or cold. By day, the flame shapes cast intriguing shadows both inside and outside the bowl and the rich tones of the patina suggest a warm blaze. At night, with a fire burning, the bowl casts flickering shadows as lively as the fire within.

The Great Bowl O’ Fire is a gorgeous sculptural element even when not in use. The play of light and shadow as the sun moves across it is as entrancing as the dance of fire.

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Let's Get Some Shoes

absurd shoe 3

Reality? Ummmm No, Runway, and is it for a hoof or a foot? Hmmmm.

Handmade Nirvana.  The Holy Grail of Handmade. Shoes. Well the ones above are most certainly handmade but not the kind you would want to wear. I went in search of practical and stylish handmade shoes. It really is an art to make shoes, you can’t just sit down and teach yourself in an afternoon to make them like you can knitting or crocheting. There are so many considerations, style, durability, and then the tools you would need to make them. It’s a little mind boggling. Although hard to find there are handmade shoes out there, and some are not as expensive as you might think. 

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Daily frights

You already know I love zombies, but I also have a soft spot for monsters. If you feel the same, now you can discover a new monster every day!

bio:365 Monsters” is my yearlong quest for monsters that started Halloween 2008. I’m just a regular guy who poses as an artist and who also happens to love monsters. I’ve always created monster-related artwork for fun and wanted to share that (every day) at my blog.

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Interview with Jenny Meilihove of Behappynow

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What is your craft / art / creative endeavor?

I love to make illustrations, paintings, and tiny stuff,like tiny books or tiny prints… I also wrote and illustrated a children book.

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How did you get started? Have you worked in other creative areas before the kind of work you’re doing now?

I finished my studies In Bezalel academy of art and design in 2008. I studied in Illustration Department, and finished it with excellence!! Yaaw!

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Is there a story behind the name of your shop?

yaaaa!

I feel that our life runs so fast specially with the all new technology that came in 20 last years , so it feels to me that we miss something, we miss the happiness of simple stuff, of simple beauty , or just a shunning days, in my illustrations I am trying to remind the naives feeling of being a child, a simple happiness………. I really wish that all the people would a bit more happier!

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Do you work alone? With a team? Do you engage your family or friends in the work? What is your process? How do you ensure you get your work done yet still have a life?

I am working by myself, absolutely alone but with a lot of Music!

My life is my work (my art),I need it and I love it!

Usually I am waking up in the morning, looking at the sun putting music on and starting with a painting or illustration…..

in the evenings I am making a dinner and waiting to my boyfriend…. sometimes I do make myself a holidays and going to my friends or just shopping!

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Where do you sell your work? Which venues are your favorites? Do you prefer selling online or in person? Do you attend shows or fairs? Is your work in a gallery or brick-and-mortar store?

I have 2 Etsy shops:
www.behappynow.etsy.com
www.behappynow2.etsy.com
I also have a website: www.mytinydream.com

right now i am included in Dona show Espai Cromàtic Gallery in Spain.

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Do you have any favorite handmade shops or sellers?

http://www.etsy.com/shop/talitka I am in Love with her tiny creations!!!!!!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/knittingdreams I love her teddy bears, and I have sitting close to me!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/natalyasots just love her creations

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What inspires and motivates you?

I have no routine in my creation process. I love that it’s spontaneous and free. Sometimes I think about content, but sometimes I just pick up one of my pencils and start drawing. And sometimes I discover a new technique and I do something with my hands.

and sometimes I just making a painting of a photography.

What do you wish I had asked you?

“What i love to do apart of art?”

I do love to sleep and drink tea with cookies. Even when I sleep – I dream about drinking tea with cookies.

Those sound like great dreams :) Thanks for a fantastic interview, Jenny! And if you would like to be interviewed next, just head over to DIY Interview.

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  • Crescent Maille
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