Monday, November 29, 2010

The Third and The Seventh a Film by Alex Roman

            One of my favorite things every morning is to wake up and find out the latest amazing, helpful or artistic "thing of the moment" that my housemate/love has found. Today he showed me this beautiful short film using CG technology in a very interesting and creative way to create a this fantasy world, based on famous architecture and nature. With the popularity of Avatar and other films using CG, I've been curious to see how it will evolve. I especially love the segment with the cherry blossoms reflected into a the pond.  There are many details to notice in the film, including brief flash moments where you see the "bones" of each design in Autocad rendering form. The project took a year to create, which is amazing considering the amount of work that went into creating this.  The artist who is responsible for the concept and images is Alex Roman. Since posting this a month ago, the video has been watched over 500,000 times. His website is currently down do to overload on the server, view it now here on Vimeo by clicking the play button below, but I suggest you watch it full screen to get the full effect.

Compositing Breakdown (T&S) from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Brehan Todd Design and Paper Treasure at Crafty Wonderland 2010! 

Please mark your calendars for this famously fun event!  Paper Treasure Jewelry and I will be sharing a booth at Crafty Wonderland and will be there to meet you as you shop. We are super excited, can't wait to see you there and show you are newest designs for the holidays!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I am more thankful this year, than ever before for all of the wonderful friends, family and dogs who make me laugh and feel happy, together. I am also quite thankful to the person who invented pumpkin pie. Thank you, eternally.  Oh, and  don't forget , music, art, books, films, anything that educates people is.

P.S. Happy Birthday Mom, this beatiful song has been one of my favorites since it came out several years ago. 

                     Bon Iver - Skinny Love - Une Soiree de Poche from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Brehan Todd Feature on

I could not be more excited to a be added as a featured artist on this month! Thank you so much for all of your support and dedicated promotion! Visit the site to see the interview, bio, feature and blog article, as well as beautiful handmade cuff bracelets by yours truly. 

New Featured Artist Brehan Todd

Eco1stArt is proud to introduce our new featured artist Brehan Todd. Brehan creates captivating jewelry using vintage gemstones, pendants and crystals.  
"I hope to contribute in some small way to make it the norm for everyone to adjust their lifestyle and choose products that benefit and promote life."

Handwritten Cuff by Brehan Todd for