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First of sorry, for no pictures, embedded videos etc. - To get all this in full view hop over to our RedBubble announcement!
www.redbubble.com/people/angia…

Zeus the mouse (You don"t know Zeus? Watch the YouTube video below! or visit his page!) is getting his own book and you could be in it! If you've been touched by his story, we'd like to include your art in our book!

The last chapter will feature fan art dedicated to the little, big mouse. If you'd like to create a piece of art for the book, please send us a high rez file (300dpi at 8.5×8.5 inches) to us (please contact us here for email address) by midnight September 15, 2011. Three entries will be selected to win a signed, limited edition of our book! Zeus's book, tentatively titled Little, Big Love will debut October 31st , 2011.

Our Call for Entries is open until September 15th, 2011 at midnight.

If you are interested in contributing art that includes photo manipulation we are happy to offer you some hi-res photos of Zeus. Please contact us.
Visit Zeus's page for inspiration
zeus.duirwaigh.com

A lullaby for a mouse (with music by Storm Large) - film on Youtube:
youtu.be/8WjMftQ0Xuk
Become a fan of Zeus on Facebook!
www.facebook.com/zeusthemouse


Spa for the Soul

An online, ongoing sanctuary for the Soul with Angi Sullins.
Watch the introduction on Youtube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT2hNe…


Spa for the Soul is a sacred circle of creativity initiated and hosted by Angi Sullins. Our spa offers an online, ongoing, indulge-at-your-own-pace sanctuary for soul. Inspiration awaits you, and is available to you on your own schedule in the form of weekly videos, creativity prompts, thought-provoking discussions and all manner of muse-related resources. While Angi's workshops and e-courses are intensives, offering the rocket fuel for a soul blast-off, the spa is a place for rejuvenation, offering the day-to-day sustenance to keep our souls aloft, orbiting our everyday lives. Read more...


Digital Art Wonderland

Our new book Digital Wonderland Is now available! We're going to be
signing 50 copies for sale exclusively on our website.

Get your own signed copy by visiting our site www.duirwaigh.com/index.php?op…

Description: Express yourself with art journaling in the 21st Century! Combine online interaction with the mixed-media artist's love of art journaling- and you have the winning combination of Digital Art Wonderland. After an introduction on how digital applications are appropriate for the concept of journaling, you will be guided step-by-step through eight tutorials, each one giving them new techniques for not only scanning original art and doctoring it up digitally, but also the how-to for creating digital art from scratch. In addition, you'll be walked through the process of setting up a blog, adding personal design touches, networking with social media, designing with type, writing styles and more. Plus, for those of us who may not be into blogging, this book provides information on printing digital art.

About the Authors

The art of husband-and-wife team Angi Sullins and Silas Toball has been featured in several publications including Somerset Studio, Somerset Digital and Smashing Magazine. Angi and Silas are veterans in the digital art movement and their website (www.duirwaigh.com) and blogs have won numerous awards including Smashing Magazine's Top Fifty Blog Designs, Pixelatic's Top Stunning Websites, Blogosphere's Top 45 Most Creative Blog Designs and Inspiredology's Top Flourish Designs.

  • Listening to: Angi: M. Theodorakis - Silas: Franz Schreker
  • Drinking: from the Fountain of Youth

New Book and Online Workshop!

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 3, 2011, 7:20 PM







Digital Art Wonderland


Our new book Digital Wonderland Is now available! We're going to be
signing 50 copies for sale exclusively on our website.
Get your own signed copy by visiting our site www.duirwaigh.com/index.php?op…


Digital Art Wonderland


Description: Express yourself with art journaling in the 21st Century! Combine online interaction with the mixed-media artist's love of art journaling- and you have the winning combination of Digital Art Wonderland. After an introduction on how digital applications are appropriate for the concept of journaling, you will be guided step-by-step through eight tutorials, each one giving them new techniques for not only scanning original art and doctoring it up digitally, but also the how-to for creating digital art from scratch. In addition, you'll be walked through the process of setting up a blog, adding personal design touches, networking with social media, designing with type, writing styles and more. Plus, for those of us who may not be into blogging, this book provides information on printing digital art.


About the Authors

The art of husband-and-wife team Angi Sullins and Silas Toball has been featured in several publications including Somerset Studio, Somerset Digital and Smashing Magazine. Angi and Silas are veterans in the digital art movement and their website (www.duirwaigh.com) and blogs have won numerous awards including Smashing Magazine's Top Fifty Blog Designs, Pixelatic's Top Stunning Websites, Blogosphere's Top 45 Most Creative Blog Designs and Inspiredology's Top Flourish Designs.



Flaming Muse Online Workshop


Take a workshop with Angi from the comfort of your own home! Flaming Muse: The Workshop is a month-long intensive on creativity and inspiration. Court your muse and fan the flames of your creative fire with Angi! Click here for more info.




Flaming Muse online e-course





Duirwaigh Studios
  • Listening to: Angi: Abba - Silas: Gustav Mahler
  • Drinking: from the Fountain of Youth

Alice in Wonderland

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 24, 2010, 10:21 AM







Alice in Wonderland


Introducing our new series of artworks which will be part of our book project "Go Ask Alice".

Over the next week or so we will showcase 12 images here on dA.

If you cannot wait, you can see the images already on our web site in the gallery section: www.duirwaigh.com
or join our "Go Ask Alice" group on facebook www.facebook.com/album.php?aid…



Calendar!
There will be a 2011 calendar available in August, available throughout most major bookstores and our web site of course.



Visit our web site and find juicy bits in our store:
www.duirwaigh.com www.duirwaigh.com


Adopt a new friend on eBay
stores.ebay.com/Duirwaigh-Gall…





Flaming Muse


Be sure to check out Angi's audio book:
FLAMING MUSE: MATCHSTICK TALES THAT IGNITE THE SOUL!
we have posted free audio samples here.



More inspiring places


Message from the Muse Blog

Message from the Muse


Angi in Wonderland Blog

Angi in Wonderland


Angi in Wonderland Blog

Cuppa Poetry


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  • Listening to: Angi: Goldfrapp - Silas: Asrael Symph by Josef Suk
  • Watching: the new SSD drive booting the computer in 7 sec.
  • Drinking: Angi: Chai - Silas: Coffee

The Flood

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 17, 2010, 8:54 AM







Noah's Duirwaigh Ark

and The Flood


When it rains it pours, literally.

It's raning it's pouring the Old Man is Snoring.

Rain rain go away.

I'd been putting this off as long as I could. But since we've returned to Kennesaw, we've had to face some pretty devastating news. Remember the disaster/emergency relief declared for the south last fall? Rains came down and hard, weaving a path of wet destruction for many. Including us. It washed out our roof, our garage, our car, and half the walls in our house.

No problem, I thought. That's why you buy insurance! So for the past few weeks, we've been waiting for the news from the adjuster. And let's just say, our new year didn't start with good news.

We were packing and sorting anyway, for a big move, but now life seems to be shouting GET OUT! GET OUT NOW!

But before we can get out, we're going to have to save our house, our roof, our car. There's no moving away from an animal this wounded. Tens of thousands of dollars in damages and I don't even want to tell you what All-State insurance company is offering. It's embarrassing and I'd rather focus on the positive.

And speaking of positive, we believe firmly that CRISIS is just OPPORTUNITY in disguise. So we'll use this as an opportunity to do something radical. We're going to learn how to ask for, and receive, help. We try to have at least one charity auction per year, and this year, we're the charity. Introducing, THE NOAH's ARK Duirwaigh Relief Fund. You can help any number of ways:

Adopt a new friend on eBay
stores.ebay.com/Duirwaigh-Gall…</p>

Buy something juicy from our store:
www.duirwaigh.com

Send us good mojo!

As many of you know, Duirwaigh has been a provider of inspiration for over a decade. We've created inspirational films, music, stories and projects --and labored to keep those musings available for free.




If we've touched you in some way, please consider us a friend in deed, who's now a friend in need. We thank you in advance for any and all kindnesses shown, great and small.

And hey! If you know a roofer, a repairman or a construction crew, send 'em over!





Celebrating our 4th DD!


We invite you to our new portal of inspiration!
Come and join the Too Good and True Tribe on
Duirwaigh Studios!
Duirwaigh Studios by DuirwaighStudios

In our forum you can also post links to Duirwaigh inspired art and if you like our new site you can vote for us here.


Which blog design did you like best?


Which design did you like the most?
Vote for it here on dA or on our web site www.duirwaigh.com.

Duirwaigh Studios by DuirwaighStudios Message from the Muse by DuirwaighStudios Angi in Wonderland by DuirwaighStudios World of Silas Toball by DuirwaighStudios




My Wish for You


Watch our new film "My Wish for You" that is the follow-up of "A Knock at the Door". Enjoy!




My Wish for You




At long last, it's here!

The All-New Duirwaigh portal is NOW LIVE.


Come play with us!

The new website features:

A Community forum
A comment system for all your faves
Free inspiration audio clips
Polls
Games


You can also:

Take a tour of Duirwaigh Studios
Join our Tribe! Read about the contagious goodness that is the Too Good and True,
shop for inspirational books, calendars, greeting cards and more,
Stay inspired with our blogs, all of them permanently moved to the the website.



Flaming Muse


Be sure to check out Angi's audio book:
FLAMING MUSE: MATCHSTICK TALES THAT IGNITE THE SOUL!
we have posted free audio samples here.



More inspiring places


Message from the Muse Blog

Message from the Muse


Angi in Wonderland Blog

Angi in Wonderland


Angi in Wonderland Blog

Cuppa Poetry


Goblin Design Duirwaigh ArtrockCovers
GoblinDesign Duirwaigh Gallery ArtrockCovers
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  • Listening to: Angi: E.L.O. - Silas: Stokowski Transcriptions
  • Reading: The Bookthief
  • Drinking: Angi: Iced Vanilla Latte - Silas: Coffee

Seven Day Collage Smackdown finished!

Journal Entry: Sun May 3, 2009, 9:09 AM

 


Seven Day Collage Smackdown is finished!




So I'm playing in my collage journal the other day, just placing things this way and that on acrylic-painted Fabriano paper, and I get in a groove. Something manifests that I like. Really like. But I'm thinking "G-yod, I wish I had some Photoshop skills. What could this piece become if I knew my way around alpha channels, masking tools and clone stamps?"

Dang.

So I look up from my desk to gaze at my gorgeous husband Silas, who is, (guess what?) a Photoshop guru. Now I've been with this guy for six years and if I haven't learned Photoshop yet, I ain't gonna learn it. It's my own lazy fault, 'cuz  Silas has been a professional Photoshop teacher since 1997. But marrying a digital art guru has its perks. "Hey! Wanna challenge?"

And thus it begins. Silas takes my journal, scans in the collage and starts playing. An hour into it, I'm so excited by what I see on his screen my brain begins inspiration-reeling with ideas. "Wonder what Aimee would do with this same image?" Aimee is a dear friend and also a highly skilled digital artist in the Duirwaigh crew. So I jump onto my chat program: "Hey Aimee! We've started a collage project and want to challenge you to participate. Did you just hear that? It was the sound of the gauntlet falling to the floor. Pick it up or die of shame."



And with those words, the Seven Day Digital Collage Smackdown was born. Well, to be perfectly clear, it didn't start as a seven day smackdown, but we all liked what we did so much we just kept going. The rules? Each duelist was given a physical mixed-media collage and had one day to shape, mold, stretch, chisel, whittle, arrange, rearrange or derange said piece. Other than the time limit, and the fact that each artist had to use my physical collage as the basis of their work, there really were no limitations. It was like that scene in the movie Grease, when Danny Zuko shows up to drag race that creepy pock-mark faced guy in the souped-up black car with the flames on it? He turns to Danny and says with a snarl: "One rule. There are no rules."

That pretty much sums it up. 'Cept we weren't snarling. Not really. Well, maybe a little. But we were smilin' too.

The Seven Day Digital Collage Smackdown is being showcased on Deviant Art where we'll post the original art once a day for seven days, just as they were created. The physical collage by Angi Sullins, plus the two "smacks" by artists Silas Toball and Aimee Stewart will be shown, and viewers can vote for their favorites and leave comments.

You can read more about the project on:

Message from the Muse www.messagefromthemuse.com
Foxfires www.foxfires.com
Angi in Wonderland www.messagefromthemuse.com/angi_in_wonderland


First day:

Angi: Figment - Mixed Media by DuirwaighStudios   Silas: Figment - Digital by DuirwaighStudios Aimee: Bedazzled - SD 1 by Foxfires



Second day:

Angi: Cirque du Soul by DuirwaighStudios   Silas: Magnificience by DuirwaighStudios Without Words by DuirwaighStudios Aimee: Purveyor of Pranceitude - SD 2 by Foxfires



Third day:

Angi: Possible Garden by DuirwaighStudios   Silas: Eostre by DuirwaighStudios In Flight by DuirwaighStudios Aimee: Wild Blue Yonder - SD 3 by Foxfires



Fourth day:

Angi: Cherrypicker - Mixed Media by DuirwaighStudios   Silas: Cherrypicker - Digital Collage by DuirwaighStudios Aimee: Tooty la Fruity - SD 4 by Foxfires



Fifth day:

Angi: Extra Choice - Unfinished by DuirwaighStudios   Silas: Visionkeeper by DuirwaighStudios Aimee: le jardin des lapins - SD 5 by Foxfires



Sixth day:

Angi: Lollygag by DuirwaighStudios   Silas: Still Life in Motion by DuirwaighStudios Aimee: Whirligig - SD 6 by Foxfires



Seventh and final day:

Angi: Africa by DuirwaighStudios   Silas: Elephant's Bride by DuirwaighStudios Aimee: Afrique - SD 7 by Foxfires



Vote in our poll which day's entries were most exciting for you!



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  • Listening to: Angi: ChittyChittyBangBang - Silas: Gustav Mahler
  • Drinking: Angi: Chai - Silas: Coffee

Photoshop CS4 - A Brief Review

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 10, 2009, 8:51 AM



Photoshop CS4 - A Brief Review



Photoshop can easily be considered the main hub in the creative workflow of most graphic design or digital illustration projects. Undeniably it has become one of the most influential and most important computer graphic applications in our present time.

Each new version then is being anticipated with a lot of expectations.

Last fall then we had CS4.

I decided once more to jump on the bandwagon after I had deliberately skipped CS3 due to a lack of improvements that would have justified the investment (BTW I have been using Photoshop almost daily since before the introduction of layers...).

Adobe is still on the path of adding new features without taking much care in optimizations. This becomes painfully evident in the fact that in comparison to CS2, CS4 runs considerably slower. At least on a Apple G5. The G5 is still within the range of the System requirements. However, for those who hope to run CS4 on a G5 there will be a harsh disappointment. It runs - barely. Even the most basic actions are so slow that I have to say it is unusable. Where CS2 was working sufficiently fluent, CS4 brings it near to a grinding halt.

On an Intel Mac this looks now different. On my Mac Pro CS4 is quick and performs flawless and makes use of all 8 processor cores. On the plus side we have now extra help by utilizing the GPU on the graphic card. Some filters are performing much faster with this help.
the jagged looks of images in 33% or 66% zoom are history, though some graphic cards, like mine, does only support this on the first 4 opened images. If you open more, you are being thrown back to the past.

Another new thing that got implemented is that we finally have a work area with a grey background, saving us from the visual confusions of underlying open Finder windows. Plus we have Tabs now which helps keeping our screen uncluttered. But it also seems that the concept has not been thought through properly. dragging a layer from one tab to another is not possible. You have to exit the full screen mode to divide the tabs across two windows before you can drag layers between them. It pretty much defies the whole point of having the full screen mode. If there is another way to drag layers to another tab within the same window, I would love to hear about it.

This brings me to another point. The manual. Because there no longer is one. No printed manual and not even a PDF. Nothing (At least I could not find it on the installation disc). You have to get online to access the help pages and they are not as easy and efficient to navigate as a PDF or a physical book would be. It is hard to find answers to specific questions. At an upgrade price of $350 I would have expected a proper manual. At least a PDF.

Another question arises in me why on earth does Adobe keep adding new features, blowing up the application into a gigantic balloon that most likely makes most computers gasp at the prospect of having to launch Photoshop?
I think it is high time to implement the principles of modular architecture on the user level. I would like to see an option in the preferences to choose certain main features or groups of features to not being loaded on the next start. Do I need 3D features or animation each time I want to work on a photograph? I doubt it. Why not giving me the option to not load it at the next session and trade in some more freed up resources?

There are numerous new features in CS4 which I am sure are being described in detail on many places on the web for you to read about. But there are also some that seemingly never change or being improved. I would have loved to see improvement in the "create warped text" dialog. More variations and ways to further customize it.
Other built-in filters still give you only a thumbnail sized preview when by now it should easily possible to implement a live preview.

The enhanced Quick Selection tool is great, sometimes it surpasses the Magic Wand and is, well - quick and fun to use.

Nice is the new dialog that lets you edit edges of selection. This has proven to be very handy.

Another useful improvement comes with the mask mode which is now much easier to use.

The animation feature is great, but does it really belong into Photoshop? Maybe an "After Effects Light" would have been a good idea. Even though on the other hand it is kinda nice making little slideshows right here and then within Photoshop where I just had edited the images. I am also still trying to figure out how to easily fade in and out layers. This would seem to be a basic requirement, but so far I haven't seen a corresponding function in the menus (I haven't spent a lot of time on it though). Nice is the option to have a sound track enabling you to time images to the audio.

One major bug has still been carried over into CS4 is this: When you work on a large image in high resolution. When you then resize it into a small image for making a web ready file and go to "save for web" you may end up waiting forever before the panel comes up. There is a workaround though: mark a small area within the image you want to export as jpg and copy it into the clipboard. After that going to "save for web" will not take much time at all. An unnecessary bug that should have wiped out by now.

In conclusion I would say that Adobe needs to do more homework. As being one of the biggest software manufacturers I would have expected more. Not more features, but more streamlining of the existing features instead of piling on a few more gadgets. Oh, and write a manual.
A lot of money they ask for an upgrade which is best spent every second new upgrade as single steps contain too much hot air in my opinion. Again this latest upgrade to CS4 is a mixed bag at best and for those who still work on a G5 it is plain unusable.

I also think more competition would be good. In this sense the merge of Macromedia and Adobe was a disaster. Hence I suggest supporting alternative manufacturers of image editing software such as Pixelmator by obtaining a license of their software - it does not break the bank and supports the developers in their goal of eventually creating a more serious alternative to PS.

Apple on the other hand seems to be on the right path with Snow Leopard. Efficiency not features is the motto for this new version. I wish Adobe did the same thing.




Celebrating our 2nd DD


We happily announce that today we got our 2nd Daily Deviation. Thank you everybody visiting - Be inspired!




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  • Listening to: Angi: Disco - Silas: Gustav Mahler
  • Drinking: Angi: Chai - Silas: Coffee

A Walk through Wonderland

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 20, 2008, 8:15 PM




Celebrating our 2nd DD


We happily announce that today we got our 2nd Daily Deviation. Thank you everybody visiting - Be inspired!





A Walk through Wonderland




Duirwaigh Gallery is excited to announce its next grand adventure. Our online exhibition "A Walk Through Wonderland" will be held October 27-November 30th 2008 on www.DuirwaighGallery.com. Artists from around the globe will tip their hat to Lewis Carroll's Wonderland, and in true Alice-style, many artists will take their liberty interpreting the Land of the Wondrous. Sculptors, painters and multi-media artists will present their work on our website for show and sale beginning October 27th.

As a special treat! Disney legend and First Lady of Animation (and Walt's rumored favorite artist) Mary Blair will have four original paintings in the show. We've acquired two of her concept paintings from her work on Alice in Wonderland as well as a piece from Peter Pan and Cinderella.






John Hench, another staggeringly brilliant Imagineer John Hench will also have a painting in the show. We've obtained an original watercolor and ink drawing created for the promotion of Alice in Wonderland in 1951.

The Artists include:
Marina Bytchcova
Mary Blair
Amy Brown
Paulina Cassidy
Darrah Danielle
David Delamare
Angel Dominguez
Tom Dubois
Friedericy
Brian Froud
Wendy Froud
John Hench
Stephen Johnson
Tom Kochie
Pat Kochie
Gail Lackey
Gary Lippincott
Pat Lillich
Larry MacDougall
Lauren Mills
Victoria Moore
Michael Orwick
Marc Potts
Marilyn Radzat
Cody Reynolds
Omar Rayyan
Sheila Rayyan
Stephanie Roberts
Matt Stewart
Angi Sullins & Silas Toball
Nicole West
Nancy Wiley



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Member of the following DeviantArt clubs:

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  • Listening to: Angi: Once (Soundtrack) - Silas: Gustav Mahler
  • Drinking: Angi: Chai - Silas: Coffee Latte

Announcing the Winners!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 16, 2008, 10:18 PM



Congratulations!



Wow! That's all we can say. In fact, have to say it again...WOW!

Thank you to all of artists, dreamers and visionaries who participated in our "Knock at OUR Door" contest! We're literally quite thrilled with the response and let me tell you, choosing the art was just a whopper of a challenge. The stories and trivia part was a cinch - simply because all we had to do was pick a name from a hat. But that art - it's taken us many rounds of discussion and debate!!

Before we post the winners, we feel its important to acknowledge everyone's contributions. It's more than heart-touching to read your stories, it is on some level life-affirming. So it is WE who are grateful to you. Many, many thanks for holding such a mirror up to our Duirwaigh soul. You make our work possible and without your appreciation and support, we'd simply have to give up the website, the films, all the thrilling creative endeavors. SO THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

and now, without further adieu...

The Winner of the ART CONTEST:

Bente Schlick, from Germany, with the entry "Hidden"


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The entries were so exciting, though, and the decision so tough, that after we chose our first pick, we pooled every other artist's entry and drew two more names out of a hat. (Sorry, after choosing one winner, we just couldn't put ourselves through ranking #2, #3 and so on...too much great stuff!) So we're sending a copy of the new "A Knock at the Door" calendar to our out-of-the-hat winners:

Laurel Earthe & Alice den Hollander

However, we need to mention these fine folks as HIGH-FIVE-TIP-O-THE-HAT HONORABLE MENTIONS!!

Congratulations for great work goes to:

Bill Hodgson, Jared Gann, Mark Andree, Charlie Fraser, Peggy Jackson, Amy Cater, Katherine Bryant-Warwick, Alicia Schordine, Katie Lennon, Chandra Cerchione-Peltier, Shaun W Kerr, Laurel and Winter, R. Ward Shipman, Guilherme Borges, Ivy Darling, Susan Rodio, Sandra Chang-Adair, Dorothy Wallace, Inge Geertsma, Linda Van Pelt, Alice den Hollander, Linda Peltola, Sebastian, Claudia Flor, Valan Evers, Tracey M. Palmer, Sarah Harder, Pam West, Avril Silk, Avalana Levemark , Sheila M. Walker, Rachel Klees, Carol Carrier, Karen Witt, Louise Ingram, Karen Kroth, Kiara Miller, Amanda Gibson, BJ Talor-Longpre, Michelle Richardson, J.K. Rowe, Shona MacDonald, Ellen De Man, Marco Varrone, Benoit Aubry, Germain St-Onge, Dawn Hibbs, Emily Oldroyd, Sebastiaan Brakenhoff, Iulia Andrea, Deepthi Vijaykumar, T. Allison (Alli) and Lee Anne Kortus

Here are a few of the entries we received:


Birth_by_solalia



The_mischief_tree



Memory_jpg_dw



It_is_time_1



Round_fire_dance



Wanderingbohemian3web



Firefly_magic_by_pixelwitch



Img001rot



Winner of the STORY CONTEST:

Misty Stiff
Maynardville, TN

These stories were, well, let's just say we couldn't even draw the names from the hat for a while, we were so busy drying our eyes! But when we finally got ahold of ourselves,we drew three more names, and are going to send a copy of the 2009 "A Knock at the Door" calendar to:

Barbara Windmiller & Kara Trombley, & Laura Riddell

The Winner of the TRIVIA CONTEST:

LuAnn Squires

And once again, we're just so happy that YOU'RE so happy, we're dipping into the pot and spreading 'round the abundance. So THREE MORE NAMES were drawn from the trivia hat! Here are the other winners that will receive --you guessed it--a brand new 2009 "A Knock at the Door" calendar!:

Louise Ingram  &  Mary Baldwin & Terry McQuillan

If your name is on this list, send us an email at knock at duirwaigh dot com with your full mailing address (no PO BOXES PLEASE!) and we'll send you an email about your prizes!

Congratulations All! And thank you for participating!



And stay tuned! We have BIG NEWS! In October we will host the "Duirwaigh Moving Sale Redux" - with loads of paintings, prints, collectibles and rare items from Duirwaigh auctioning on ebay for as low as  $9.00! Including:

* THE Ever-First Edition of Knock at the Door DVD (many of you have written about this. It was the FIRST film to be published on the web with original art! Long since retired...

* One-of-a-Kind signed journals with drawings by Angi and Silas

* Original Thomas Canty drawing

* Original Alan Lee drawing

* Lots of items from Neverland, Wonderland and Oz!

And speaking of Wonderland...! Running concurrent with our GIGANTIMOUS EBAY MOVING SALE, will be an online art exhibition "A Walk Through Wonderland" featuring many original artworks by your favorite artists! Alice has never looked so good. Details to follow....!



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Duirwaigh is looking for a programmer


Are you a web programming magician, you have a clue about content management and web 2.0? Contact us for an opportunity to work with us on an exciting project.

  • Listening to: Angi: Cirque du Soleil - Silas: Gustav Mahler
  • Drinking: Angi: Iced Vanilla Latte - Silas: CoffeeLatte
A Knock at OUR Door Contest - Extended!

By request - or demand? - our contest has been extended! Apparently lots of folks have been on vacation or otherwise "elsewhere" and frantically calling and writing to see if they can have more time to enter their art and stories. OK! OK already! You've got the time you've asked for...ahem!...we're just so glad you're excited. THIS MEANS YOU!

So by all means, enter to win some of the prizes listed below (in our previous posting) and write those stories, paint those pictures, and inspire yourself right into the Land Beyond the Duir! We'll see you there!

DEADLINE FOR ART, STORIES AND MAILING-LIST DRAWING NOW EXTENDED TO JULY 14TH. We'll announce winners July 16th.

Ready... Set... CREATE!


Duirwaigh announces: A Knock at OUR door - Contest!

Create a piece of art inspired by our film "A Knock at the Door" for a chance to win!

Our book and DVD A Knock at the Door will be enjoying its second printing and first major market release in June 2008. The first edition was created by Duirwaigh Publishing, but this second edition will mark its debut in a larger arena for retailers like Barnes and Noble and Borders. Published by Amber Lotus, A Knock at the Door second edition features four new artists and sixteen new works of art and a spankin' new cover by Matt Stewart.

To help us celebrate this auspicious occasion, Duirwaigh is hosting a Knock at OUR Door contest.


Watch the official 2nd edition of the film




Create an original work of art inspired by the film A Knock at the Door. Any medium. Any size. Winner will be announced on the Duirwaigh Gallery web site, our deviantArt page and the official Duirwaigh blog on the evening of July 16th 9pm EST
*See Contest Rules Below


Winner receives:

    A signed copy of both the first and second edition of Knock at the Door,

    a "Knock at the Door" print by Silas Toball, plus

    a chance to appear in the next Duirwaigh film, slated for fall 2008.



Watch our deviant blog page for further updates!
:iconduirwaighstudios:


Rules

    * All entries must be submitted Midnight, EST, July 14th 2008

    * Entries must be 100% copyright/created by the artist. Artist must have obtained permission for use of any elements/stock images/models.

    * Though your art can be any size, your entry version must be in .jpg format, no bigger than 1MB or as link to your deviation.

    * Three pieces/entries per artist allowed

    * Submissions should be sent to knock AT duirwaigh DOT com

    * Winner agrees to have their entry published on the Duirwaigh website



About the book and film:

Our first inspirational mini-film has caused a small, unexpected international sensation. Thank you to all 1,000,000+ viewers who've seen it and the thousands of letters we've received in response! We're overjoyed so many of you are touched, encouraged, inspired. We have released a hard cover collector's book and DVD edition of the film which is now available. The book contains larger images of the art used in the film with glorious, lush detail. Amber Lotus has now published the second edition. Enjoy the inspiration!

A Knock at OUR Door - Contest! - extended!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 22, 2008, 10:09 PM


CONTEST  E X T E N D E D !

DEADLINE FOR ART, STORIES AND MAILING-LIST DRAWING NOW EXTENDED TO JULY 14TH. We'll announce winners July 16th.






Our book and DVD A Knock at the Door will be enjoying its second printing and first major market release in June 2008. The first edition was created by Duirwaigh Publishing, but this second edition will mark its debut in a larger arena for retailers like Barnes and Noble and Borders. Published by Amber Lotus, A Knock at the Door second edition features four new artists and sixteen new works of art and a spankin' new cover by Matt Stewart.




To help us celebrate this auspicious occasion, Duirwaigh is hosting a Knock at OUR Door contest.


Create an original work of art inspired by the film Knock at the Door. Any medium. Any size.  Winner will be announced on the Duirwaigh Gallery web site, our deviant art page and the official Duirwaigh blog on the evening of  July 16th 9pm EST
*See Contest Rules Below


Winner receives:

A signed copy of both the first and second edition of
Knock at the Door,

a "Knock at the Door" print by Silas Toball, plus

a chance to appear in the next Duirwaigh film, slated for fall 2008.</b>
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A special auction will commence as well on July 16th on the eBay website. Rare collectibles (including a demo DVD of the very first web-version of the film A Knock at the Duir) along with merchandise and art inspired by the film will be available. Stay tuned to this blog site for previews of the auction items, and contest entries!


Watch this space for further updates!

Watch the film here:


Rules




* Entries must be 100% copyright/created by the artist. Artist must have obtained permission for use of elements/stock images/models.

* Though your art can be any size, your entry version must be in .jpg format, no bigger than 1MB or as link to your deviation.

* Three pieces/entries per artist allowed

* Submissions should be sent to <a href:"/knock@duirwaigh.com">knock@duirwaigh.com

* Winner agrees to have their entry published on the Duirwaigh website


Affirmation Monday



<img src="www.duirwaigh.com/blogs/affirm…"  height="108" width="320" alt="Affirmation Monday">

Click on this banner to participate in
Affirmation Monday!

Silas and I have decided to embark on a grand experiment. We've built a blog site called "Affirmation Monday", where artists can meet to blend their verbal affirmations with their art, creating art-firmations. Each week a different topic is posted, so we can practice remembering and expressing who we really are: extraordinary souls on an ordinary Monday. We hope you'll stop by, be inspired and share your own visions! Til then, bloom like the rose you are and listen for the blessings like blossoms falling all around you.
~angi


Message from the Muse Blog

Message from the Muse


Angi in Wonderland Blog

Angi in Wonderland

Angi in Wonderland Blog

Cuppa Poetry


Goblin Design Duirwaigh ArtrockCovers
GoblinDesign Duirwaigh Gallery ArtrockCovers


Duirwaigh is looking for a programmer


Are you a PHP/MySQL magician? Contact us for an opportunity to work with us on project based.

  • Listening to: Angi: Yann Tiersen - Silas: Jean Sibelius
  • Drinking: Angi: Iced Vanilla Latte - Silas: CoffeeLatte
Duirwaigh announces: A Knock at OUR door - Contest!

Create a piece of art inspired by our film "A Knock at the Door" for a chance to win!

Our book and DVD A Knock at the Door will be enjoying its second printing and first major market release in June 2008. The first edition was created by Duirwaigh Publishing, but this second edition will mark its debut in a larger arena for retailers like Barnes and Noble and Borders. Published by Amber Lotus, A Knock at the Door second edition features four new artists and sixteen new works of art and a spankin' new cover by Matt Stewart.

To help us celebrate this auspicious occasion, Duirwaigh is hosting a Knock at OUR Door contest.


Watch the official 1st edition of the film


Create an original work of art inspired by the film A Knock at the Door. Any medium. Any size. Winner will be announced on the Duirwaigh Gallery web site, our deviantArt page and the official Duirwaigh blog on the evening of June 22 9pm EST
*See Contest Rules Below


Winner receives:

A signed copy of both the first and second edition of Knock at the Door,

a "Knock at the Door" print by Silas Toball, plus

a chance to appear in the next Duirwaigh film, slated for fall 2008.


A special auction will commence as well on June 22nd on the eBay website. Rare collectibles (including a demo DVD of the very first web-version of the film A Knock at the Duir) along with merchandise and art inspired by the film will be available. Stay tuned to this blog site for previews of the auction items, and contest entries!

Watch our deviant blog page for further updates!
:iconduirwaighstudios:


Rules

* All entries must be submitted Midnight, EST, June 20th 2008

* Entries must be 100% copyright/created by the artist. Artist must have obtained permission for use of any elements/stock images/models.

* Though your art can be any size, your entry version must be in .jpg format, no bigger than 1MB or as link to your deviation.

* Three pieces/entries per artist allowed

* Submissions should be sent to knock AT duirwaigh DOT com

* Winner agrees to have their entry published on the Duirwaigh website


About the book and film:

Our first inspirational mini-film has caused a small, unexpected international sensation. Thank you to all 1,000,000+ viewers who've seen it and the thousands of letters we've received in response! We're overjoyed so many of you are touched, encouraged, inspired. We have released a hard cover collector's book and DVD edition of the film which is now available. The book contains larger images of the art used in the film with glorious, lush detail. Amber Lotus has now published the second edition. Enjoy the inspiration!

Moving Sale EXTENDED!

Journal Entry: Wed May 7, 2008, 12:34 PM
 

Our Mega Mojo Sale just got EXTENDED!</b>


check the additional schedule below.

Click here to go directly to the auctions.
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Duirwaigh is preparing for a cross-country move, which means not only will the offices, storage and inventory move, but so will several human beings, multiple households, various art collections, potted plants and four footed friends. WHEW! Just thinking about the semi-trucks needed for this move makes our heads swim! So save us the packing, storing and transporting efforts and ADOPT OUR FRIENDS!!



moving sale


 

Our sale schedule is:

 

MAY 1 - ALL THINGS ALICE

MAY 2 - ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS

MAY 3 - ORIGINAL SCULPTURES AND DOLLS

MAY 4 - RARE PRINTS, CANVAS AND GICLEE

MAY 5 - DISNEY

MAY 6 - ORNAMENTS, FIGURES

MAY 7 - GRAB BAG - ANYTHING GOES


MAY 8 - MORE ALICE IN WONDERLAND & DISNEY

MAY 9 - MORE ART & PRINTS

MAY 10 - MORE EVERYTHING ELSE</B></b>


We happily combine shipping when possible.

International customers: Contact us for shipping quote.
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And just so you know - we are still very much IN BUSINESS and will continue to make magic and wield wonder from our new location in Taos!

Starting May 1st we'll be hosting a special auction on ebay to help many of our original art and collectible friends find new homes. Being the wild bohemian revolutionaries we are, our friends are a colorful, diverse lot. Among them you'll find Cheshire cats and frog footmen, drag queen roosters, high heeled teapots, flitting faeries, fuzzy-brained bears, and divas of all shapes and sizes. They hale from places like Wonderland, Narnia, Oz, the Hundred Acre Wood, Lothlorien, Neverland, Fairyland and the Duirwaigh forest.

If you're even the remotest bit fanciful, there's something for you in this auction. Even those of you with rampant practical natures will find something pressing its face against your computer screen begging to come home with you. From May 1 to May 14 we'll be listing an assortment of paintings, posters, drawings, dolls, chess sets, signed prints, sculptures, tea services, figurines, puzzles, christmas ornaments, housewares, fabrics, dresses, shoes, books, garden statues and elsewares! Get ready!!! MOST ITEMS START AT 9.00--even those with a values of hundreds or thousands start at ridiculous prices!

COME ONE! COME ALL! TO DUIRWAIGH'S MEGA MOJO MOVING SALE!!

(please stay tuned to this site, as we'll be listing the live links and pertinent schedules as the days progress.... the countdown has begun! 10...9...8...7...)
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Affirmation Monday



<img src="www.duirwaigh.com/blogs/affirm…"  height="108" width="320" alt="Affirmation Monday">

Click on this banner to participate in
Affirmation Monday!

Silas and I have decided to embark on a grand experiment. We've built a blog site called "Affirmation Monday", where artists can meet to blend their verbal affirmations with their art, creating art-firmations. Each week a different topic is posted, so we can practice remembering and expressing who we really are: extraordinary souls on an ordinary Monday. We hope you'll stop by, be inspired and share your own visions! Til then, bloom like the rose you are and listen for the blessings like blossoms falling all around you.
~angi


Message from the Muse Blog

Message from the Muse


Angi in Wonderland Blog

Angi in Wonderland

Angi in Wonderland Blog

Cuppa Poetry


Goblin Design Duirwaigh ArtrockCovers
GoblinDesign Duirwaigh Gallery ArtrockCovers

  • Listening to: Angi: Disco channel - Silas: Richard Wetz
  • Eating: More dust from the warehouse
  • Drinking: Angi: Passion Tea Lemonade - Silas: Coffee

Affirmation Monday

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 21, 2008, 4:08 PM
Mondays get a bad rap, and it's easy to see why. Aside from the work-thing, there's that whole harsh-reality thing. On the weekend, snuggled into the cocoon of your private life, it's easy to believe the film you watch that says you are capable of anything. It's tempting to delve into the book that reminds you of your true, magical nature. The song that plays on the radio or the conversation you had with your friend lifts you to new heights, and from that vantage point you see clearly that anything is possible, that your thoughts do indeed shape your own reality and that underneath your mild-mannered exterior pulses a wealth of power so vast it could shame the blue tights off superman. (Ladies, have your Polaroids ready!)

But then Monday comes and with it, the annoying co-workers, demanding bosses, anal-retentive managers, suffocating traffic jams, incessant noises, crowded parking lots, blinking billboards, irritated clerks, depressing news reports, and of course the barrage of media constantly shouting  "You don't have enough time! You don't have enough health! You don't have enough success! You don't have enough beauty! You don't have enough power!" so you'll go out and buy their product to fix your not-enoughness. Quite frankly it shocks me that, as a society, we don't have more violence, as antagonistic as we are with each other. With ourselves.


<img src="www.duirwaigh.com/blogs/affirm…"  height="108" width="320" alt="Affirmation Monday">

Click on this banner to participate in
Affirmation Monday!

To this end, Silas and I have decided to embark on a grand experiment. We've built a new blog site called "Affirmation Monday", where artists can meet to blend their verbal affirmations with their art, creating art-firmations. Each week a different topic is posted, so we can practice remembering and expressing who we really are: extraordinary souls on an ordinary Monday. We hope you'll stop by, be inspired and share your own visions! Til then, bloom like the rose you are and listen for the blessings like blossoms falling all around you. ~angi


Message from the Muse Blog

Message from the Muse


Angi in Wonderland Blog

Angi in Wonderland

Angi in Wonderland Blog

Cuppa Poetry


Goblin Design Duirwaigh ArtrockCovers
GoblinDesign Duirwaigh Gallery ArtrockCovers

  • Listening to: Angi: Abba - Silas: Gustav Mahler
  • Drinking: Angi: Chai - Silas: Coffee

A Valentine for the Soul

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 14, 2008, 6:36 PM
Choc_heartLate last night, as the minute hand on the kitchen clock ticked its way toward the number twelve to open up the first moments of Valentine's Day like a red envelope, I sat reading the last lines of Ellen Burstyn's autobiography Lessons in Becoming Myself. I was struck by a sentence that spoke straight to my soul:

You can achieve what's in your heart if you make room there for the love that is necessary to write from. When you feel that love, you can use your blood for ink and it will be a valentine to God. And it will be truth.

Blood for ink. A valentine to God. Truth. I sat shaking with the power of that statement, tears leaking from my eyes, as if an angel, the muse herself, or my own soul spoke the words straight into my being. I have always longed to write, to create, from the deepest, most eternal part of my Self, to move beyond talent and ego and truly tap the vein that speaks of infinity with the intimacy of this one, precious moment. I ache to fill the longing with belonging, to extend from my core a line grace to others, connecting my heart to theirs, breath to breath, miracle to miracle, God to God.

Yet I've been plagued with fear. Self doubt. For years I wouldn't pick up the pen or even peck at the keyboard unless it was business. I'd wandered so far from home I couldn't hear my own soul call me for dinner, beckon me to the table where I could be nourished. And how can you nourish others--create from your authentic self--when you're starving? Empty? Malnourished?

Ellen's really got something when she addresses the urge to create by directing us to "make room for love." It begins with self love, with a desire to accept and include every bit of you, every piece of your life fabric. All the darkness, all the pain, loneliness, rejection, condemnation, shame and sadness...find them. Make room for them at the table where they can be nourished, loved. And those ugly parts? And those vulnerabilities? And fears? They need love too. Call them in time for supper and make a space for them by the hearth. And those talents and gifts--those wild abandons, those surges of genius--make room for those too. Let them be loved and encouraged. Let them take up their space, fully. Rather than hiding them for fear of rejection and jealousy, or demeaning them with modesty, let them shine. Let them have their due. Make room for all. Make room for love. Include, include.

One of my favorite film lines is from Chocolat. The people of the town of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, under the rule of an old-order, dictator-like mayor, are suffering a colorless life, segregated from pleasure and freedom. Individuality is outlawed. Conformity is praised.  Creativity and tolerance are eschewed in favor of discipline and judgment. After the mayor suffers a personal and professional loss of his own and realizes the pitfalls of a see-saw life of abstinence and penitence, he sits in church on Easter Sunday reconsidering the dogma that has defined his life and the lives of his people. He listens as a young, boyish priest addresses the congregation with simple wisdom:

I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, what we deny ourselves, what we resist and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create and who we include.

And this is how I think of us. As humans. Being. And in our being, the need to include, to embrace and allow is paramount.  Wholeness is akin to holiness. And for that sacred union, we need all of us. All the parts of us that have been segregated, outlawed, rejected. All the parts of us that have been decimated by judgment, that have been told they're too big, too bright or too much. Or not enough. Not nearly enough. When we make room for all aspects of ourselves to sit and sup at the table of love, in the center of our heart, our very lives become a valentine to God and a lullaby for humanity. Whatever we create from that place of inclusion--be it a smile or a song, a film or a neighborhood carpool--pulses with a love that breathes life. The word inspire literally means to breath in. And this is the act of inspiring: to breathe in the love that fully embraces the multi-dimensional magnificence of your being so that in your exhale, you pass along permission for others to breathe in theirs. Breath to breath. Miracle to miracle. God to God.

And this is my prayer:
May we be an inspiration to each other. And may the ink of my words flow from the vein of my heart, a valentine to you. To me. To Truth. And to God.

Angi Sullins


Message from the Muse Blog

Message from the Muse

Angi in Wonderland Blog

Angi in Wonderland

Angi in Wonderland Blog

Cuppa Poetry


Goblin Design Duirwaigh ArtrockCovers
GoblinDesign Duirwaigh Gallery ArtrockCovers

  • Listening to: Angi: Krishna Das - Silas: Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Drinking: Angi: Chai - Silas: Coffee

The Dynamic Duo

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 15, 2008, 3:35 PM
Silas Toball and Angi Sullins (that's me) have been a duo for five years. Now, for the first time anywhere on the net, we're creating art together and showing it off. We've run Duirwaigh Gallery www.DuirwaighGallery.com together for years and created a showcase for many of fantasy's finest artists. In addition to supporting and applauding the artists we represent, we are now collaborating on a new card and print line. We've combined our Deviant accounts and now you'll be able to view our collaborative efforts, along with art and design by Silas and photography, collage and writing from Angi, all in one place!

We look forward to hearing from you! Lots of fun stuff to come! In the meantime, if you're looking for fun and inspiration, visit one of our playgrounds!

Doorways



www.DuirwaighGallery.com Duirwaigh Gallery - for mythic imagery and imaginative films
www.GoblinDesign.com Goblin Design - for truly scrumptious design
www.MessagefromtheMuse.com Message from the Muse - for soul food
www.MessagefromtheMuse.com/angi_in_wonderland Angi in Wonderland - for juicy living and utter nonsense
www.MessagefromtheMuse.com/cuppa_poetry Cuppa Poetry - Angi's poetry


Message from the Muse Blog

Message from the Muse

Angi in Wonderland Blog

Angi in Wonderland

Angi in Wonderland Blog

Cuppa Poetry


Goblin Design Duirwaigh ArtrockCovers
GoblinDesign Duirwaigh Gallery ArtrockCovers

  • Listening to: Angi: Norah Jones - Silas: Anton Bruckner
  • Watching: ...the tremendous sky over Taos
  • Drinking: Angi: Chai - Silas: Coffee

Where inspiration comes from

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 23, 2007, 10:32 AM
Inspiration, where does it come from?


When inspiration strikes we are often surprised by what comes out of it. A glimpse of the impossible turning into possible, a notion of magic at work. Where does it come from? When does it happen, can it be called forth?

The spark that elevates a piece of art in progress from "it's a start" to having that special "wow" effect, the piece of writing that starts running a chill down your spine or the piece of music that suddenly starts to sing in more ways than just as being a string of notes - or even  the breakthrough of a science research. All of that to my experience has one and the same Source. It comes from the space that exists between our thoughts. Thoughts combine, compare and process only existing facts, experiences and interpretations of things and events that happen in our lives.

They do not lead us deeper than that. It is when we open ourselves up and allow the stream of constant thought to cease, just maybe for a little bit. Then we can tap into deeper layers of existence. In a way it means that you need to be literally "out of your mind" - even if that means only for a second. There is a joy of simple being hidden under the noisy chatter of thoughts that are constantly moving through our minds. Allow yourself to be without thought. Open up to possibilities you never considered before, stand still in the middle of a rush hour of thought traffic and put the mind's control over your perceptions to rest. You will discover that there is more to your existence than what can be grasped with one's mind.

Inspiration comes out of no-mind, many great pieces of art, writing, music, or scientific discoveries have been done when it was least expected, not thought about, not planned or brought forth by a strategy. In our creative process we are channeling new ideas from a deeper place within us, a depth that connects us all, the source energy in motion that propels all life. All we need to do is to embrace this tremendous source, turn off our thoughts every once in a while and act in gratitude.

There are many things that may help to get closer to being inspired and there are people as well, we can call them muses. I can call myself incredibly fortunate to share my life with such a muse, a genius and artist herself. Angi founded the Duirwaigh Gallery featuring myth-poetic art in 1999 and has since inspired many artists to do their grandest work so far - but she also has another even more important message which is: Make not only great art, turn your life into a work of art!

(Angi has a blog dedicated to living an inspired life which is called "Message from the Muse" and can be found here messagefromthemuse.typepad.com. She also recently wrote a book, Duirwaighs and Dreamfields and you can find a few excerpts on Duirwaigh Gallery, here www.duirwaighgallery.com/inspi…. Her DA page is here messagefromthemuse.deviantart.…)


By using the comment feature of this blog I invite you to share your experiences of a noteworthy occasion when a moment of particular inspiration surprised you.


About


Current Residence: This world, and that.
Interests: Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Music and Music Composition.
Favourite movies: Wings of Desire, Company of Wolves, Far Away so Close, Cinema Paradiso, The Postman, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Moonstruck, Autumn Spring, Baron Münchhausen and more...
Favourite band or music: There is so much... Mahler, Dvorak, Bruckner, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Schubert, Bach, Chopin... Globus, Vangelis, Hans Zimmer, Yes...
Favourite genre of music: Classical, Progressive Rock, New Age, Soundtrack, (vintage) Electronica...
Favourite artist: Mucha and almost all of the art nouveau, Preraphaelites, the old Fairy Tale illustrators...
Favourite poet or writer: John Crowley, Guy Gavriel Kay, Angi Sullins, Hans Bemmann, Rilke, Rumi and much more...
Operating System & Tools of the Trade: Mac OSX, Pencil, G5, Photoshop, Wacom, Logic, hard & soft synths, sample libraries and other magic items.


  • Listening to: Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Watching: ...the falling autumn leaves
  • Drinking: Coffee

Hello World

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 28, 2007, 11:09 AM
Let's start


Until I figured out all about this journal thing and until I get the courage to use it properly I may attempt a little introduction by posting the content of the former "Deviant Info" box:

Current Residence: This world, and that.
Interests: Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Music and Music Composition.
Favourite movie: Wings of Desire
Favourite band or music: There is so much... Mahler, Dvorak, Bruckner, Wagner, R. Strauss, Schubert, Bach, Chopin... Globus, Vangelis, Hans Zimmer, Yes...
Favourite genre of music: Classical, Progressive Rock, New Age, Soundtrack, (vintage) Electronica...
Favourite artist: Mucha and all of the 'Secession', Preraphaelites, the old Fairy Tale illustrators...
Favourite poet or writer: John Crowley, Guy Gavriel Kay, Angi Sullins, Hans Bemmann, Rilke, Rumi and much more...
Operating System & Tools of the Trade: Mac OSX, Pencil, G5, Photoshop, Wacom, Logic, hard & soft synths, other magic items.


  • Listening to: Little Tragedies
  • Watching: ...the pixels on the screen
  • Eating: the result of the printer's latest paper jam