So you all know how much I love Etsy.com, and I happened to be browsing around on their site when I found Urban Raven a shop that sells go cycled jewelry made from odds and ends, most of which has some kind of amazing postage stamp included in the design. These on of a kind pieces are made by Shiran Tal in Israel and her positive attitude reflects in her work. She says she loves to discover new ways to work with materials and shape them into how she wants them to look. (Which she says isn’t always an easy task), but her creations are a thing of beauty and so of course I had to share them with the world! Shiran also makes custom orders, which you can request directly from her etsy site. I love the idea of a custom order in any shop but especially one that already makes such unique creations. To learn more about Urban Raven you can go here : https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanRaven/about?ref=announce . The site is small, but with the selections available and the option for a custom order there is enough style to go around! Don’t forget to check out the rings she makes because they are extra fun! Visit Urban Raven here : https://www.etsy.com/shop/urbanraven . You can give her a shout on from her site, make an order, learn more about Shiran, or just look around on Etsy. Enjoy!
John Marchello is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and he spends a lot of his time crafting stunning pieces of jewelry from old silver forks and spoons. He makes bracelets, rings, and art out his repurposed stock, and has sold almost 12,000 of his creations on Etsy. How truly inspiring is it that he can take some so simple and make you think about it for days just with a glance? My breath was truly taken away when I read that these beautiful bracelets were being made from average forks. The best part is, its affordable! His creations range in price from $20 to $100 and are worth every cent. No doubt I will be owning one as soon as humanly possible and it will be something that I cherish for a long time. It isn’t often that someone is so insanely creative, and John has taken it to the next step. I think one of his spoon rings would be perfect for a promise ring! Of course you know I had to include a link so you guys can go order for yourselves! Here is his shop link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarchelloArt
Jay Hartlove- Writer
So what’s the rest of Snow Whites story? We have all been dying to know, and Jay Hartlove has given us his answer in his screenplay continuing the classic Grimms fairy tale with his own brand of twists and turns. He has brought to life a musical in which the real villain in Snow Whites world is a revenge seeking mirror previously thought to have been on Snow Whites side. In the mirror is the trapped soul of a sorcerer bent on revenge against Snow White for the sins of her father.
Along with a great plotline this play will also be graced with the musical stylings of Kristoph Klover and Margaret Davis of the Celtic fusion band, Avalon Rising, as well as an original track done by Roman opera star Alexandra Montani. To learn more about Avalon Rising click here: http://www.flowinglass.com/avalon/.
With a wide variety of cast and crew members it’s sure to make a colorful play, as well as likable if only because it plays on our sentiment for the original story of Snow White. I am sure that they won’t have any trouble filling seats once it starts playing in the theater. It’s uniqueness and originality are sure to set it apart from whatever the mainstream is up to these days. I say bravo to you all, break a leg! I am sure we will be hearing from you in the near future and I can’t wait to see how You’ll be doing.
Kristoph and Margaret
Ryan Lee is a native of the small town of Cherokee Village , Ar. He has spent most of his life on country back roads and in creeks up to his knees, so when he said his dream was to sing country music, there wasn’t much surprise from the people around home. The question seemed to be whether or not he would succeed as a country music artist. “A lot of people have told me it’s never gonna happen” he says, but in the past couple years he is slowly but surely proving them wrong. He has a new hit single that he has debuted on not just one but two radio stations. The single is called “Don’t let this moment pass”, its a duet sang by Ryan Lee and Alison Heath, a Missouri native who lent her inspiring vocals to the track and made it into the well rounded song that its become. Ryan says “Alison has a great voice, we were both so excited to sing this song together, and she just takes it to a whole new level and really makes it great”. Ryan also has a solo single called “Chains” which he says is one of the songs closest to his heart. He can’t say everything that he has going on, but he is a liberty to say that he is only going up from here. You can stop by Ryan’s Facebook page and give him a like by going to : https://m.facebook.com/RyanHammArtist . (Lee is his middle name) I am really looking forward to more music from him in the future, make sure we show him some support guys! Good luck Ryan.
Here is the link to Ryan Lee’s sound cloud page, where you can hear both of the singles I’ve mentioned. : https://m.soundcloud.com/ryan_hamm/ryan-lee-dont
Joan Han is a photographer from Toronto, Canada, I noticed one of her flower prints as I was thumbing through Twitter and her stunning peonies took my breath away. She plays around with some fantastic colors in her collections, which are mostly of nature and landscapes. Joans photography exudes life, the petals of the flowers she captures on camera seem to breath air and flow together beautifully. You could take any one of her photos and put it against another and though they are dramatically different, they all compliment each other in an exciting yet subtle way. The contrasts of light against the flowers and trees in her photos makes her work easy to love. When I saw these the first thing I thought was, where can I get them? And the next was where would I put them? Well I can picture them brightening up just about any room in my home, and possibly even an office area. As to where I could purchase them, I has to go to the source, and this is where Joan says you can buy h beauties : http://joanhan.artistwebsites.com and that’s not the only place you can contact her, you can also find her o Facebook here : https://m.facebook.com/JoanHanPhotography?_rdr and on Twitter : @Jhanphotography . The best part is, not only can you get prints for wall decor, you can also buy greeting cards (under$10) and phone cases! (Around $40) Totally worth it because these photographs are so great! Be sure to check Joan out and put your order in for an amazing peonies cellphone case.
Want to get a peak at the hitter new girl in the comic world? Then head on over to : http://www.deadlycrimson.com/ where you can find Crimson, a deadly ex lab worker turned super being, and she is kicking some major comic villain butt. Her main antagonist is the big boss of the the lab who’s experimentation turned her into a superhuman. Crimson is a wife, mother, and vigilante who must face evil to save her family. Deadly Crimsons dead pan comedy teams well with its ability to make fun of the campiness that come with the comic book world.
The creators are Travis Cheney and Melissa LeEllen, he is a well known screen play writer, and she is a producer,entrepreneur, and has even acted along side Sandra Bullock. Combine them with G.David Cooper,a very talented illustrator, and you can’t lose! They are still trying to get the comic funded fully, but with or without funding I have no doubt that Deadly Crimson is going to do well for itself and stand up against other comics of its genre. It is drawn much like the Grand Theft Auto Games and it is automatically relatable and has a familiar feel looking through its pages. I have included more fabulous photos for you to view and if you want to help them get funded you can do so here : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/362191702/deadly-crimson?ref=discovery and don’t forget to check out Crimsons website!
Let’s go to Buxton, Maine where we can be right in the middle of Portland’s metropolis, and also where we can find artist Taryn Libby. She is a Maine native, and her beautiful art reflects that as she captures marine life on canvas in an extraordinary way. Taryn isn’t all sea though, she come up for air every now and then, and when she does amazing creations are born. Her use of color makes you have to take a second look. The boldness, brightness, and heavy lines give her art a life and light that radiates from inside the frame its kept in. So of course I had to share her beautiful work with my readers. The good news is that she has a Kickstarter page so that you can pop over for an even better look at her talent and get in touch with her. Here is your link to Taryn :
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