Irons in the Fire

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. There’s so much going on in my life right now, that something is going to have to give. My to-do list is growing rather than shrinking, and I’m both excited and daunted by it. It’s my own fault. Too many projects, too many ideas and different things I […]


Why I love Yohio

If you’re not familiar with Yohio, he’s an awesomely talented, teenage, Swedish musician, who taught himself fluent Japanese to rock out J-Pop style. Oh, and he does it all dressed up like a pretty doll. Check out his music vid and tell me this isn’t hot… Now I’ve introduced Yohio, let’s backtrack a little to a […]


The Shy Ones

One of my favourite parts of my trip to Vietnam in 2009 was visiting the hill tribes near the northern border to China. It was a beautiful area with beautiful people. My husband and I, armed with our Canon 5D’s, took hundreds of photos, and a lot of them were of the children from the […]

Art Tips and Tutorials

Finding Inspiration

Trivia- What is the number one most frequently asked question of artists, that most artists dislike being asked? “Where do you get your inspiration?” It’s so common, it’s like being asked, “Where did you get that dress?”, as though we’re expected to have some store address we can direct people to to stop in and […]


High Fantasy Illustration- Its history, evolution, and place in society

“I mean by a picture a beautiful romantic dream of something that never was, never will be- in a light better than any light that ever shone- in a land no one can define or remember, only desire.” A 4500 word essay exploring the nature of Fantasy Art and its role in Society. An interesting commentary and analysis of where Fantasy Art came from, and why it’s important to human culture. Written by Selina during her university days.