This is wrong.
Please help save Alexander Timofeev of Wisconsin in the United States. He is pictured here with his daughters Kylie (age 7) and Sasha (age 15).
Alex was brought to America from the former U.S.S.R. as a teen. He made some mistakes when he was young, and was charged for marijuana possession and served the time he was sentenced. He is an outstanding father who has never wavered in providing support for his daughters and paying taxes. Yet despite all of this, the appeal to deport Alex from the country he has known for over half of his life continues to move forward.
This is wrong, and I refuse to stay silent. Please sign and share the petition included here:
It is a pleasure. I first stumbled upon your lovely lady’s blog and saw that you two often link posts together. That is so sweet I may get cavities. Keep up the great work, I look forward to seeing what both of you have in store.
thanks for following my blog!
Thank you for creating it! It is truly my pleasure. I really enjoy your work, especially your talent with color and texture. I look forward to seeing your future work.
Ammolite - The Natural Rainbow Gem
Recently I discovered Korite’s buyer’s guide to ammolite jewelry. I found their brochure informative, and learned that ammolite is new to the gemstone world.
Discovered in 1981, ammolite is incredibly rare and is found in Alberta, Canada, and Montana. Until the Cretaceous period ammonites were common there, and since their decomposition they are now used to create brilliantly colored jewelry.
I have never seen a gem come in this rainbow spectrum. Although in my opinion ammolite looks similar to opals, the vibrance speaks for itself here. This is a rare and limited resource, I look forward to seeing it’s use in future pieces and am curious as to how it shall be incorporated.
Four months ago today I uploaded a response paper originally written for my darling former teacher Mr. Dick Waak, entitled Repent Alice. Since it’s upload, there has been a steady stream of visitors and that got me thinking.
How about a one shot comic?
Too bad, so sad.
Surprise! As a result of procrastinating working on my budget I decided to post another of my high school creative writing pieces.
This was another piece written my senior year of high school in Mr. Dick Waak’s Creative Writing class. This was a short exercise demonstrating perspective and interior monologue. This piece was greatly appreciated by my now former teacher and is one of my personal favorites that I have been looking high and low for. Short, but sweet, may you enjoy this little treat.
Too bad, so sad.
By: EliVonShai (e.v-s.)
Now…back to work. <3
Friday July 6, 6-8pm
Willy St Co-op, 1221 Williamson St, Madison
Help celebrate a new mural on the Co-op’s wall by internationally acclaimed Braziliean grafitiera Panmela Castro!
The mural celebrates the unity of women. Panmela’s work, sponsored by Vital Voices around the globe, reminds us that women around the world are discriminated against, abused, and otherwise oppressed and that this demeaning of women must be stopped.
The mural and celebration are sponsored by the Willy Street Co-op, Marquette Neighborhood Association, and Friends of the Willy Street Art Center.
I saw this yesterday after a quick run to the co-op for salad ingredients.
Such beauty, and I love the movement in her hair.
The overall emotion breathes warmth and loveliness, I am very happy with the choice in artist.
Recently I have been wrapped up in preparation for Art Fair Off the Square, a local event where artisans and collectors gather to appreciate and barter for one each others wares.
This year was a great success, and I left with the lowest amount of merchandise than I have any other year.
It was wonderful working with the Highschool Clay Coalition to contribute to the local Highschool Art Departments. I was able to reconnect with my former ceramics teacher the lovely Ms. Yong Kim and her associate Mr. Phil Lyons.
This event enables students to see the creative circle become full. From the process, to creation, and finally exhibition/selling. It also enables students and alumni from both East and West Highschools to forge a bond and work together in completing a common goal. And if you know anything about my lovely little hometown then you are aware of the biases held against one another. So to be able to volunteer for an event such as this was huge for me.
The weather on Sunday was a tad on the near melting side, at one point I assisted a customer in picking up an incredibly hot large serving platter which had a dark glaze and was conveniently sitting in the sun all day. Doing so made me very thankful I was not in the business of making large metal sculptures like many of the artists participating in Art Fair On the Square. But this also rewarded me with the experience of seeing a very grateful and appreciative returning customer smile. And made me even more thankful for my tempered hands!
So overall, we had another successful Art Fair Off the Square. This experience has given me more insight to customer service and has inspired me in the form of several designs. My only wish is that we had more events like Art Fair Off the Square, as I would love to become involved and help out in any way possible.
An overlook of Art Fair Off the Square:
Image credit: Nataraj Hauser of eyeDance Photography
What all Art Fair Off the Square entails:
As of lately I have been doing a poor job in updating my DeviantArt. I have been volunteering for my old high school to promote Art Fair Off the Square, a local based event where artisans exhibit and sell their wares. And because of that my focus has been primarily in the third dimension.
But that does not mean I have not been scheming. Oh no, on the contrary I have been playing with a variety of ideas. One of which has been inspired by the artist featured above.
Ms. Carnegriff of DeviantArt uses a wonderful technique involving different varieties of tea and ink. The emotion in her projects is breath taking, and I have been following her projects with much loyalty.
Being an avid tea drinker, I cannot help but feel slightly wasteful knowing that the leaves could be reused. I am still sorting out the details, and am avidly researching this technique. Perhaps I shall finally have a use for a watercolor set I have been meaning to use up for over a year now. The biggest challenge of it all I believe will be finding a decent wooden board for stretching. I have a wonderful artist easel, however am skeptical about allowing wet paper to sit on wood that I would prefer to remain level.
Another oldie but goodie ‘Rainbow Connection’.
I was very in tune with the universe that morning and could not help but wish to be consumed by the colors I found myself surrounded by. I hope to paint this image as well. I would love to work with oils again, it really has been far too long since I have picked up a brush…
On a side note, I hope to be picking up a tablet within the weeks ahead. I greatly anticipate this event.