Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lil Something New For You

I thought I would have a little fun and show you guys how I do a painting in stages. This is a watercolor / burned on paper mixed medium. It is somthing I hope to do a lot of this year. so injoy and please feel free to comment. to look at more of my art please visit:

Disaster Preparedness

Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared.

Green Onyx and Copper Tree of Life Pendant

I have always loved wire and glass art. This awesome artist obviously loves her work. artist says:
Beautiful tree grown from wire and stone, captured in a copper hoop.

Trunk is twisted from 28 gauge copper wire and the crown sports lovely green onyx stone leaves. The tree is captured in a 1 3/8" hoop made from 16 gauge copper wire.

The pendant is suspended from a 16" copper chain with a 2" extender and lobster claw clasp.

for more awesome art from this artist please visit:

Pigtailz Junction Sanctuary

Pigtailz Junction Sanctuary, located in Scottsville, VA, is the home for over 80 pigs. This is neither a public sanctuary nor a safe house to hold pigs until they are adopted again. This is their final home - never to fear abuse or feel unwanted again!

The majority of these pigs are potbellies. Besides potbellied pigs, Pigtailz Junction is also the home for Ossabaw pigs, Kune-Kune pigs, feral pigs from Arizona and Florida, and farm hogs. Several special needs pigs also find their home with us.

Pigtailz Junction is privately owned by Mary Ann Piatkowski and funded solely by donations. Purchases from, the largest online store specializing in pig items, also help support the Pigtailz Junction herd, as proceeds are used solely to offset feed, medical, and housing expenses.

Gold Horse Head on Glass Pendant by MysticPrism

What an awesome pendant. I was looking for fellow artist to feature and found these awesome glass pendants. artist says:
Sparkling 22k Gold horse head, hand painted and kiln fired on fused cobalt blue glass. Set with a gold plated bail. This pendant is approximately 1 inches wide by 1 1/4 inches tall including bail.

Please note that glass is extremely difficult to photograph with color accuracy. While great effort has been made to represent the colors accurately, monitor variances increase the difficulty of accurate colors. Transparent glass also has the ability to change hues based on ambient lighting.

This listing is for the pendant only. The large bail will accomodate most chains.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Launching The New Year Pigatopia Style

Hello everyone I hope this year brings you love n happiness. I have done many contest in the past. For this contest I am going to change it up a bit. I want you to help me pick a name for my new shop. This is meant to be a fun. Like all contest in the past the pigs will be picking the winner. I will carve a number in a apple for each person who enters and let the pig pick the winner. This does not mean this will be the name I will pick for the shop. SO have fun picking names. you can enter on either this blog post or you can post on comments in facebook linkage.

Keep this in mind when picking name look at my art:

If you were going to name the shop that would sell my art what would you call it? maybe you have a direction you would like to see me take my art this year. Please remember this blog is family oriented so keep it clean please. The winner will be winning a 9x12 watercolor portrait. on 400 series paper. If I get over 25 entries I will add another painting. DRAWING will be on Feb. 17th The limit to what I can paint is only limited by your imagination ;8)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Vegas Pigs as Pets

I just spent a bunch of time reading and watching the videos on this site and I love it so informative right to the point. The #1 Reason People Give up their Pigs:
Did you know an unspayed female pig goes into heat
every 21 days?
Did you ever smell an unneutered boar? Do you think dogs humping everything is unacceptable behavior? Pigs are 10x worse!

No pig makes a good pet if not spayed/neutered!

You cannot own an unfixed potbelly here without a permit!
And, if you see a piglet for sale is under 8 lbs, do NOT buy it! It's too young and yes, it's also now illegal for anyone to sell a piglet under 8 lbs!
Please See our Veterinarian Page for specialists who can help you!

The following video is of Tank (the terror), he was not even 6 months yet, dumped off at a shelter just because of this non-stop aggression and hormonal behavior! If you fix your potbelly piglet as young as possible, you will never have this problem! They not only make a better pet, it will be almost half the price! We can eliminate the need for so many unwanted pigs if owners and breeders would
just fix their pigs when they are piglets! Spay & Neuter please!
And before you just turn your pig into a shelter, please read this... for more on the top 3 reasons please visit:


Looking around artfire tonight and found this awesome artwork.
artist says:
* It is said that trees are the earth's effort to speak to heaven. I call these my TREE OF LIFE agates. It is truely one of a kind. This tree has roots that are growing over two rocks that I found on Assateague Island. They are polished smooth from the many years of being in the ocean. Near the roots; is a dragon ready to take flight. In the tree tops is a hawk or eagle keeping an eye out below. The agate is approximately 4" round. Wire, solder, copper & stones comprise this piece. No glue is used at all. Everything is soldered together. There is a wire heart with the letter J which is my signature & truely created from my heart. With this piece is a note card that will say:

* Tree of Life on Agate *

* Agate is one of the oldest recorded stones. Agate is associated with strength, gives protection & inner vision.
It has been said that trees are the earth's effort to speak to heaven.
* Dragons, it has been said, have the same senses as humans do ~ sight, smell, touch, hearing, & taste. But some dragons have a sixth sense, which is being able to read the emotion of another being. Some are fire breathers, like the Red Dragon or Fire Drake. They are mystical & take people to another World.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Wire crochet Bollywood cuff in summer colors by Catswire

"Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam ...."

Yes, I admit it, this cuff does remind me of Indian summer and Bollywood with its bright orange, red and yellow colors.

catswire hand crocheted it from orange metallic coated copper wire and worked in silver lined red, yellow, orange and clear beads.

The cuff is 7.3 inch or 18.5 cm long, 1.1 inch or 2.8 cm wide and finished off with a silver colored lobster clasp.

Pink and Dichroic Glass Heart Pendant by SpiritEssenceArt

Soft pink glass heart with striking accent pieces of Dichroic glass fused on top. This caught my eye right away what an neat pendant. It has all of my favorite colors. Please visit for more of these awesome products.