today i was asked to be featured in a book showcasing contemporary fairy artists. it is being published by the same folks who made some of Brian Froud and Boris Vallejo's books, and a bunch of other fantasy artists' work. i'll have 2-3 pieces along with a short written bit about my philosophy concerning the world of faeries, etc. in the back will be a short biography, a "contact the artist" blurb and probably a promotional photo of me. it will be a "real" art book - primarily aimed at an adult audience and will be sold at regular book stores, Barnes and Noble, etc. hopefully this will turn out to be a cool collaboration piece - it will be nice to have a professional hard-cover book with my work in it, and the exposure would be great.
in the meantime - here are Tattooed Fairies #4 & #5
both of these are japanese themed - #4 (left) means "Night" and #5 (right) is "Peaceful". i'll be sticking them up on eBay tonight...
Oooh! That is SO absolutely fabulous about the art book! That's a great opportunity. I absolutely adore the #4 Night fairy. I love her look. The face on #5 is really fun too. They are just really grand drawings. Such fun!
"a sort of fairy tale" is her newest song - it's not actually out yet. AOL had it featured in their "First Listen" section - i tried to go back there today to listen to it again, but instead they had something by the Dixie Chicks (not quite the same)..
it's a very good song - very melancholic yet tuneful (but that does describe about half of tori's songs anyway). the album will be out in October i believe.
o-m'god. I hate to sound like a valley girl so this must be a very special ocassion....A NEW ALBUM!??? As soon as october!??? IM IN BLISSS!!!! Wheeee. thank you for being the first one to give me this news. I SHALL find this song now =)
That's so wonderful about the book, you deserve it! Your paintings are delightful. I told a good friend of mine about them and sent him the pictures I bought on ebay. He said, and I quote, "I really like the paintings you bought. Immediately I could see them pouring out emotion. Powerful and delicate." So I thought I'd pass on the compliments!
By the way, about 4/5 times I've gone to your website in recent days, the tool bar doesn't come up on the left so you can't navigate to any of your prints or past work!
i've finished touching up your painting - i'll have a scan for you either tonight or tomorrow (when i get back from my sister's house).
i've been slowly moving everything except my entry page (www.strangeling.com) to my bizhosting address (strangeling.bizhosting.com). you'll still be able to get to my site by entering www.strangeling.com (if you are using one of my old entry pages like www.strangeling.com/home.html that you have bookmarked or something the old links probably don't work). if you are in the bizhosting section of the site (look at the URL) the navigation bar should be working - your browser must be flash enabled though.