Here are some samples of our merchandise in our CafePress Store!
Byrum Art has listed the Original Painting of our "Solstice Night" on Ebay. This is the Original Painting our Prins have been made from with some enhancements. Ron added a Deer in the background standing by the grove of Evergreens. And added light reflections on the sleigh, the snow and the tree. This is a one of a kind, gorgeous Witchy Painting celebrating the magick of the Yule Season!!! Don't miss your opportunity to own the Original!! To see it on Ebay click here!!!
Also up for bid we have a Cloak made by Von Lancelot of MYCLOAKS on Ebay!!! This is a gorgeous Nutmeg color heavy, embossed velvet with a matching satin lining. Trimmed with Vintage Fox Fur, with an extra large hood. It is a size M measuring 58" long. It is in "New" condition. Has only been worn once for a photo shoot.
It's BWBA's 1st year anniversary and we're celebrating by having a blog giveaway!
One year ago marks the birth of the Ebay Artists Group - "Because We Believe- Art"
To celebrate we are having a blog giveaway!
As you know, as a group, We Believe in the Magic of the Holidays, the Tooth Fairy, Monsters under the Bed and all other sorts of magical and mythical flights of fancy and have decided to share that with you, our Followers. To sign up for the Give Away be sure and visit the BWBA Blog.
Byrum Art's contribution is this beautiful ornament designed and created by artist Ron Byrum using a glass bulb. The picture doesn't really do it justice, it is sprinkled with German Glass Glitter and sparkles. This is the first one Ron has created
and we will be offering more during the Holiday Season!!
Barbara of A Bird In My Hand
So the rules of this one are to tell you seven things about myself you may not know. I've done this one before and this is so hard. LOL So here goes:
1. Like Barbara I am a dog lover!! Who could resist this face:
I cry every time I see a commercial for adopting pets from the shelters!
2. I love popsicles!
3. I hate to see litter on the ground and often walk around the neighborhood picking up trash.
4. I love clean sheets that have line dried.
5. I love hearing my son and husband play guitar.
6. I love keeping Christmas lights up all year changing the colors according to holidays.
7. I love sun catchers and have them in several windows in my house.
So I'm passing it on to
Brenda of Wicked Wool Gathering
Chris of Prim Country Farms
Buy Hand Made ~ Support Your Local Artists
I was reading another artist's blog Karri of Three Spotted Dogs and she had blogged about this subject. I could not express it any better then she has so with her permission I have posted her writing here.
"Why buy handmade? As the giver of a handmade gift, you have supported an artist directly. Someone much like yourself, with bills to pay, family to feed and
clothe. Artists and Craftsman that have spent many hours and their own resources to create pieces that you can share and be proud of. Pieces that no one else has...no mass made, imported, big business marketing! You can avoid the chain & department stores in favor of something of much more meaning and value. The recipient of the handmade gift receives something that is one-of-a-kind (OOAK), and made with love and care, attention that can not be matched by a machine. You and your giftrecipient get the gratification of art and skill that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing. You may also find that buying handmade is environmentally a plus too. Many artists use recycled and green material to fashion wonderful fine art pieces..
From quilted to crocheted...painted or sculpted...felted or sewn...the possibilities
So here's a plug for Myself and my Fellow Artists & Friends...Buy Handmade This Christmas! Or Anytime!
Some of my favorite links are listed under blogs I follow. There are links to artists groups I'm proud to be part of as well (BWBA, AHQU, HA31). Check out ebay, etsy, or selling blogs! Click those links from our blogs...buy handmade! "
Thank you Karri for thinking of all of us Artists!!
And if you haven't seen Karri's work, its gorgeous, be sure and visit her blog!!
Wish Cast Wednesday
Jamie Ridler asks us "What do we wish to dare?" I believe life is all
about cycles and as Stevie Nicks asks in her song "Landslide" "Can I sail through the changes, can I handle the seasons of my life, I don't know." So many changes have ocurred in my life in the last two years it has been almost overwhelming. When a family illness took us by surprise in September 2007 I started searching for answers. Ron and I had already achieved some small success on Ebay with out Art. We lived in a Cottage that is a work in progress and we have beautiful gardens. Just as I was settling into a comfortable routine life changed in a profound way, hit with a brick would describe it. I knew I needed help, support. I joined some groups on Ebay and one of members welcomed me and reached out to me and I began to share with her on a personal level. One in particular and she knows who she is; I followed her all over the internet. That led me to what some of us knows as the "Black Hat Society Network" where I found another place of refuge. I was thinking at this point these women are nice enough but how can I learn from them when they are so much younger then me. I had no idea just how much I could learn. They took me by the hand and led me into a completely new way of life I had never even considered, a spiritual haven. Heather of Witch Hollow Primitives and Jennifer, founder of the Black Hat became my daily, online connections. They had no idea how much was unbalanced in my personal life. They accepted me just as I was and I finally found the place I could fly. I owe them both a tremendous amount of gratitude. The Universe sent them to me, of this I am sure.
Now I wish to dare to embrace this new life and not hide it but shout to the world "Don't judge other people with different spiritual beliefs then your own, if you do you will cheat yourself." I dare to keep believing I might actually succeed in the world of art, and hold on to this beautiful place I call home. That the other shoe isn't going to drop, I dare to trust again, to love again, to laugh again, to live again. And now as the circle takes me into middle age my 32 year old son is coming back home and he's bringing more. LOL Two small children and I dare to believe Ron and I can do this, we can handle it. Because I have a support system that makes me strong, because I believe the Universe is working and even if I don't understand the "whole picture" I understand little pieces here and there and it is going to be alright if I just keep daring to "Believe"!
Every Halloween Party starts with a Pumpkin and how about a hand painted cake? Yum Yum!
Every year our little town has a Spooktacular on Main Street!
We decided to go for a turn of the century look. Ron is a Gambler and I look like a Tavern wench! This historic town we lived in had an old west style to it once upon a time!
Our friends Bob and Donna Frost came from Memphis! A jail bird and a Fortune Teller!!
For a moment there it looked like Ron might have been the Sheriff.
There were trick or treaters of all kinds, young and old and it was a sight to see!
A beautiful sunset with an almost full moon and a cool night! Perfect weather!!
It's getting late now and time to say goodnight!