Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fresh New Dragons

Here's a brand new pyrography piece Em' has been working on in the studio. It will be evened up a bit on the side, burned around the edges and finished. Look for it to debut at Art and Coffee this Saturday at the Mokah Lounge in Dallas!

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Traditions

Marc Cohn originally shared this post on Google+:
Whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, part of the 1% the 99% or somewhere in between. Black, white, red, green or purple. I implore you to take five minutes to read this. The worker you save could be...
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different.
This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is! It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper? Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber? Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement. Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates. Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course. There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open. How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy? Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day. My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running. OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes. Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre. Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip. You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine. THIS is the new American Christmas tradition. Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion groups -- throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn't that what Christmas is about?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1stAngel Arts Magazine

We recently met Elizabeth Edwards, chief Executive Office and Founder of 1stAngel Arts Magazine on Google+ and have found that we have a lot in common. She is a delightful person and her online magazine is a reflection of not only herself but all of the wonderful artists and creative people in her network. Based in the U.K. she founded her own company after running many sites for MSN many years ago. This quickly bored her and she wanted to set out and pursue her many loves in life. Like us, she enjoys nature, foraging, animals and things with two wheels. :) I highly recommend checking out her site and if you're on G+ you might want to circle her as well!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Latest Commission Piece

This pyrographic sign is about to have the finishing touches and weather resistant coating added today and will be ready for the customer this weekend. We hope they like it!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I'm going behind bars for "GOOD"


 Your donation is my key to freedom! Be proud of the fact that together we're providing help and hope to kids and adults served by MDA in our community. Thanks for making a difference!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fresh Off The Easel

Lady Moon Gazing Upon Mother Earth is an acrylic painting on a stretched canvas measuring 12" x 16" for $160.

Glass Pyramid is an acrylic painting on a gallery wrapped canvas measuring "16 X 20" for $280

Fruit Of Peace was raffled off at CommuniTree on September 24th 2011 to raise funds for Earth Rhythms.

This new hand painted sign was recently completed as a commission for our friend Sherry Blue who will be using it to promote her business. Thank you Sherry! :)

This hand painted sign was recently completed as well and will serve as the logo for our friend Alana to use in promoting her business.

Stay tuned for more!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ready For Tomorrow?

CommuniTREE Celebration  
Get Ready for some Action!   
September 24th- Saturday - 10:00-2:00  
The Fall Festival-Trees for Life will start at 10:00am at the White Rock Lake Bath House Cultural Center  on the lawn, in the building, under the trees.   A GREAT DAY FOR THE FAMILY... photo ops galore!  Click Link for more excitement!!!


Amy Martin, executive director of Earth Rhythms, relates: "This event is an outgrowth over the group's long-time relationship with several 100+ year old elm trees behind the Bath House Cultural Center, where we have held many festivals. When the trees were cut down due to ill health, Earth Rhythms commemorated one by having artist Julia Schloss paint a butterfly on the stump. It was eventually cut off and the slab turned into an art table for the facility. Another tree was honored with a "Goodbye to a Tree" service before it was cut down. Both were so well received that CommuniTREE was a natural outgrowth."


This year, 2011, has been designed by the United Nations as the International Year of the Forests ( A Celebrate Forests campaign has been created for this by National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the USDA Forest Service, and the American Forest Foundation (AFF).

Throughout history trees have been revered and seen as sacred symbols of power, wisdom, healing, fertility and even life itself.  The World Tree or Tree of Life is found in virtually every culture and religion, symbolizing the union of heaven and earth and the interconnection of life. Trees teach us to grow our roots in fertile soil and reach for our dreams while reminding us to live in balance and harmony.

Trees are anchors of most ecosystems, stabilizing soil and preventing erosion while filtering pollutants from rain and ground water. Worldwatch Institute estimates at least 321 million acres of trees need to be planted just to restore and maintain the productivity of soil and water resources. Trees produce half of the atmosphere's oxygen, while the average tree absorbs of 13 pounds CO2 each year. Shade from trees can reduce utility bills for air conditioning by 15 to 50 percent.

Dallas area neighborhoods with mature trees can be up to 11 degrees cooler than new neighborhoods without trees, and a one-degree rise in temperature equals a 2% increase in peak electricity consumption; and cities are 5 to 9 degrees warmer than rural areas, with 3% to 8% of summer electric use going to compensate for this urban "heat island" effect. Statistics from Dallas Urban Forestry


Tzivia, Amy, Rodney

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Primal Aspects Calendar

Stay on top of where we'll be and places you can see some new artistic creations by Emily Dewbre-Young and/or some of our friends by keeping tabs on our new calendar:
Primal Aspects Calendar

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Honeybees and Pests Which Bug Bees

Found On Moonlady News!

"Honeybees and Pests Which Bug Bees"
September 7
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Talk by Bill Baxter for The Trinity Valley Bee Keepers Association.
The meeting will feature a talk on honeybees by
Bill Baxter, Assistant Foulbrood Inspector, Apiary Inspection Service,
Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University. All welcome ~
membership is not required. Complimentary event. For

The Point, Center for Arts and Education at C. C. Young
4847 West Lawther, Dallas, Texas 75214
RSVP: 214-841-2834 or

Friday, September 2, 2011

New website with easy-to-find water-wise drought tips

We heard about this on Moonlady News. Thanks!

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service has launched a new
website called Water Education in Texas (, solely
for the purpose of providing homeowners and producers with easy-to-find
water-wise drought tips.

“We found that the longer this historical drought hangs on, the more
information is generated to help Texans cope with it,” said Dr. Pete Gibbs,
AgriLife Extension associate director at College Station. “The trouble is,
we’re now drowning in a virtual sea of drought-related information. To stem
the flow, AgriLife Communications has siphoned off only the most pertinent
information that’s been submitted by our experts. This information has been
updated, then further edited down to provide the public with just what they need
to know.”

Gibbs said the site is easy to navigate because it has only three main
categories, which are easily accesses by a single click of the mouse. The
site’s categories are “Your Home,” which deals with everything from leaky
faucets to washing machines; “Lawn and Garden,” which addresses topics
including drip irrigation and watering trees, and “Agriculture and
Wildlife,” which  offers tips on livestock, crops, fish and wildlife.

The information is offered in short, bulleted single sentences with a key word
or phrase embedded within the text for those seeking more in-depth information
on that particular topic, Gibbs said.

“Our main goal is to provide the best information possible that people can
actually use,” Gibbs said. “You can have the best information in the world,
but if your clientele can’t find it or don’t know it exists, it’s pretty
much worthless.”

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tired Of The Urban Heat Island Effect?

FYI from AMY: Enter the raffle for a 15 and 45 gallon tree, or attend
the opening and closing ceremonies for sapling giveaways. Learn how
you can get free trees to plant in parks and medians in your area to
reduce the heat. More info on CommuniTREE:

Addressing Dallas' Urban Heat Island Effect

What is the Urban Heat Island?

Like many metropolitan areas, Dallas’ is affected by an Urban Heat
Island (UHI), which is caused by the large concrete areas that are
warmer than the natural rural areas. Sometimes there is a 10-12 degree
temperature difference between the inner urban and rural areas. By its
nature, concrete, asphalt and buildings tend to absorb heat, and a
lack of trees as well as other plant life prevents natural cooling
from occurring. Additionally, the absence of vegetation that naturally
removes pollutants from the air can lead to poor air quality.

The committee is working with various city departments,
including Dallas’ Environment Quality Department on reducing the UHI
effect. In 1995, Texas Christian University professor, Dr. Ken Morgan,
conducted the city’s first urban heat island study, which showed a
large section of central and downtown Dallas having temperatures
several degrees warmer than the surrounding suburbs and countryside.
In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency commissioned its own
updated study on Dallas’ urban heat island areas providing further
research on this issue. This heat effect can impact not only Dallas’
environment, but also its quality of life by having hotter than normal
temperatures, higher energy bills, and poorer air quality.

Trees Can Cool Dallas

Reducing the urban heat island affect is challenging task; however,
one effective tool shown to lower urban temperatures and improve air
quality is the planting of trees. In fact, the 1995 study also
revealed that Oak Cliff, and its tree covered neighborhoods, had one
of the coolest temperatures compared to the rest of the city. Trees
can have a positive effect on urban heat island areas.

How Can Trees Reduce Dallas Temperatures?

Trees have many qualities well suited to reduce the urban heat island

Large trees can provide shade to block the sun’s heat.
Trees have a “moisture emitting” process, otherwise known as
evapotranspiration that cools the urban air temperature by releasing
Trees need carbon dioxide to survive, and through its “breathing” or
photosynthesis process, significant amounts of carbon dioxide and
other pollutants are removed, such as sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxide.
Taken together, trees can help cool urban temperatures and cleanse the
air, which improves Dallas’ quality of life.

What is UFAC doing to curb the Urban Heat Island?

UFAC is helping to reduce the UHI effect, by encouraging various tree
planting projects across Dallas - especially in the concrete laden
parts of our city. The Adopt-A-Median project, increased planting in
city parks and street medians, inclusive of other key tree planting
projects and obtaining funding and support for such projects are some
of the ways UFAC is helping to restore trees to Dallas urban areas and
reducing the heat island effect.

Moonlady News

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Story on Digg: Massive Copyright Infringement of Deviantart Exposed

Check out this story I found on Digg. It has 379 Diggs so far!

"Massive Copyright Infringement of Deviantart Exposed"
Websites by the name, and owned by Craig Prav...

See more:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Community Art Showcase at the AMA

October 5 – November 13, 2011

The Community Art Showcase is your opportunity to celebrate the vitality of visual art in Arlington. You are invited to participate in this annual event to display one or two of your artistic creations in the Arlington Museum of Art during the month of October. This is not a juried exhibition so all artwork which meets our eligibility criteria will be included in the show.

Frequently Asked Questions

I know it's probably long overdue but we finally decided to start a FAQ for the website to cover some commonly asked and/or anticpated questions. Most of what we have on there now comes from the interview I did recently for Kindred Images but I have some other questions I plan to answer and add to the file soon. If you can think of anything you would like to add, please ask away!

Primal Aspects Frequently Asked Questions

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thank You Bohemian Chic Jewelery

For including my Moon and Wolves drawing in her latest Etsy Treasury:

What Big Eyes You Have

What a beautiful collection of goodness! :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Free basic classes in drawing, watercolor, oil & calligraphy

We heard about it this one on Moonlady News and wanted to share it with our followers too!

The Irving Art Association offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium. Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 - 9 pm. To register use the new online registration form. See also the Free Basic Art Lessons brochure for 2011-2012 for more information or to register by mail also available at the link above.

This year’s schedule:

Basic Drawing; instructor Dot Blalock: Sept. 8, Sept. 22 & Sept. 29, 2011
Basic Watercolor; instructor Mary Treadwell: Oct. 6, Oct. 20 & Oct. 27, 2011
Basic Oil Painting Dot Blalock: Jan. 5, 12, 26 & Feb. 2, 2012
Basic Calligraphy Angie Vangalis: Mar. 8, 22, 29 2012

Monday, August 8, 2011

Don't Forget...

As mentioned in this previous post the Innerspace Soul Circus is coming up this Friday evening. A great line up of musicians, artists and performers will be performing at Trees in Dallas for this Burning Man Camp fundraiser. If you miss out on this great show it's on you!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pyrography Video

So, yeah, I was messing around with Windows Live Movie Maker and put together this video of some of the Pyrography pieces Emily and I have done in the past year or so set to the awesome music of Kyle MacConnell who we first met at Health and Harmony House when he was performing live for an open mic night there. Then later he also provided the live music for an Art Auction held there which is when we asked his permission to use some of his music for a project like this.
Anyway, here's the result:

There is also a paintings one in the works but Em has 6 more paintings (I think she said 6) at any rate there's some new stuff in the studio that she's not quite ready to unveil yet. When those are ready we'll add them to the paintings video and get it posted up. So, enjoy and please share! :)

- Troy

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thank You Amy Devoe of Larkspur Studios!

For including my chalk drawing "The Color Of Music" in her latest Treasury on Etsy aptly named "Bright and Pretty"!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beautiful Predator Treasury

A great big THANK YOU to PetalKnits for including my Wolf Eyes print in her latest treasury on Etsy!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

ComuniTree Call For Vendors, Etc.

Earth Rhythms has a new tree festival, CommuniTREE, coming up on Sept 24 Sat from 10 am to 2 pm at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas on White Rock Lake. Vendor spots are just $40 and they expect about 400 people.

If you are an artisan who works in wood or includes tree imagery in your work, or a musician or poet who does material on trees then this event should be right in your neck of the woods in a manner of speaking.

" Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life." - Henry Miller

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Her Name Was Lola

A HUGE thank you to PaintedBrushBoutique for featuring my "Showgirl" drawing in her latest treasury on Etsy!

Aspire To Inspire Before You Expire...:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Innerspace Soul Circus

Burning Inspirations Version 3 - Burning Man Camp Fund Raiser. Dozens of Artists Creating Live Art, Music and Mayhem!

When? August, 12th 2011 at Trees in Dallas
Doors open at 8pm. 2709 Elm St. in Dallas for 18 and up.
Tickets will be $15 at the door or $10 if you buy them in advance at
Be sure and "Like" Burning Inspriations on Facebook for a chance to win some freebie tickets!

Live Music By:
Spoonfed Tribe
The Hanna Barbarians
Hologram Dagger

Live Body Art By:
Ixchel Aguilar
Jerod Alexander
Tash Kouri

Amazing Human Feats:
Circus Freaks with Lauren as a special guest aerialist

Live Art By: Crew

Alberto Z. Martinez
Aries 3 (Dub Assembly)
Dub Til Dawn
Sean Sparks
John Walker
B town

Visual & Lights By:
Inside Image

Blacklight Art By:

A special thanks goes out to all of the artists for donating their love and participation as well as gifts!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Girl Show Tonight

Tonight's the big night for The Girl Show and we'll be heading down there with our friends John and Wendy to check out some of the local talent. If you haven't got your tickets yet be sure to GET THEM NOW online while you can for $10 or you'll have to pay $15 at the gate.

Wait? What Is This Girl Show You Speak Of?

Well, The Girl Show is an annual show by ArtLoveMagic which is dedicated to all the talented local women. Creative sisterhoods of art, fashion, music, poetry, dance, photography and sculpture are featured in this one night celebration. For 2011 girlShow will be on Saturday, JULY 23rd, from 8pm to 12am.

LIFE in Deep Ellum at 2803 Taylor Street, Dallas, TX 75226 will be hosting again this year, with one of the premier stages in the Deep Ellum area, an inviting lounge area, and lots of room so we can come out and bask in the light of these creative sisters of Dallas.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Un-Named Painting

Emily says that sometimes she has to really think about how a piece of art should be done and other times it just flows out like a vision. A gift from the muses if you will or as she put it in a recent interview for Kindred Images "Sometimes things are easy enough to just start showing up on the canvas until they become complete."

Such was the case with this untitled work shown. It just started to flow out onto the canvas as if it was somehow meant to be. We ran a contest afterwards for awhile to see if someone could help us come up with a name for the piece but alas no entries were made although some people commented that there was so much symbology at work in it that finding an appropriate name was a daunting task indeed.

As for myself it seems to speak of the cycle of life, death and rebirth with the black birds (crows or ravens?) In the branches of the dead tree and the earth mother figure below near the flowing water and a pregnant belly about to bring forth new life.

Shortly after this painting was done we were vending at an event at The Bath House on White Rock Lake in Dallas called FlowFest put on by Earth Rhythms, an organization which we are donating underwriters of. While there a young woman saw the painting and left, returning later with a gentleman to whom she pointed it out saying something that sounded like. Do you see? This is it! To which he nodded knowingly and quickly purchased the painting asking Em' to set it aside to be picked up later after the event and indeed it left with them that day.

When works like this come and go it leaves us to wonder. Was this painting specifically meant for this young couple for them to find on this day? What meaning did it have for them? Would they be keeping it or would it be a gift for someone they knew who would know exactly what it meant?

Sometimes the Muse comes into our lives and gives us that little spark of creativity so that we may make something that will touch the lives of others in ways we may never understand. Such is one of the many mysteries of life that we enjoy exploring and sharing...

Many Blessings,


Something Primal This Way Comes:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Have You Seen This?

Yeah, it was from sometime back but pretty cool huh?

Something Primal This Way Comes:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

How To Spot An Emily Dewbre-Young Work Of Art

Friends, neighbors and people we haven't met yet but look forward to becoming future friends with. :) It has come to our attention that some folks out there might have some of Eme's works and want to get in touch with her to see about collecting more or commissioning a new piece but may have trouble determining who they are looking for based on the signature on the piece. So, here's a post with most of the possible misreadings of her signature and an explanation of how to read a signed Emily Dewbre-Young piece of art for future reference.

If you have a painting or other artwork and the signature, usually in the lower right corner, looks like it may say Dewbre with a number and a paw print next to it then this is likely the artist you are looking for. The signature sometimes might seem to read as Dewbrey, Dewbry, Dewbres, Dewbreo, Dewbrell or Dewbree. The number will represent the year the original artwork was created. For example 10 for 2010, 11 for 2011 etc. If you have one that does not include the number and paw print it could very likely be one of her early works from the nineteen nineties.

Anyway, that's the gist of it so happy collecting! :)

Visit Primal Aspects and see more of Emily Dewbre-Young's artwork today!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Artist Humor

There was this world famous painter. In the prime of her career, she started losing her eyesight. Fearful that she might lose her life as a painter, she went to see the best eye surgeon in the world.

After several weeks of delicate surgery and therapy, her eyesight was restored. The painter was so grateful that she decided to show her gratitude by repainting the doctor's office.

Part of her work included painting a gigantic eye on one wall. When she had finished her work, she held a press conference to unveil her latest work of art: the doctor's office.

During the press conference, one reporter noticed the eye on the wall, and asked the doctor, "What was your first reaction upon seeing your newly painted office, especially that large eye on the wall?"

To this, the eye doctor responded, "I said to myself 'Thank God I'm not a proctologist.'"

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Girl Show 2011

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

$10 Pre-sale tickets for girlShow!!!!

girlShow is ArtLoveMagic’s yearly show dedicated all to women. Our purpose is to showcase new and uniquely talented female artists of various mediums and performances along with established, experienced female artists within the same room as they create live and sometimes collaboratively. It will feature live music, poetry, art, fashion, dance, sculpture, and photography, all being celebrated in one incredible night. This diverse presentation keeps audiences engaged from beginning to end during this four hour event. This year girlShow will be on Saturday, JULY 23rd, from 8pm to 12am.

LIFE in Deep Ellum (2803 Taylor Street, Dallas, TX 75226) will be our
gracious hosts again this year, boasting one of the best stages in Deep
Ellum, a relaxing lounge area, and plenty of room for us to truly honor
the creative sisters of Dallas.

Attendees can expect:
- A diverse and interactive environment
- Over 25 live visual artists representing dozens of art forms
- An inspiring collection of poets
- 7 confirmed live musical performances
- Multiple audience interactive stations including a body painting interactive area
- Dj Night Nurse
- And more...

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sponsored by:

Deep Ellum Foundation –

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Resurrection Art

Also, while we were at FlowFest, local artist Julia Schloss transformed a tree stump behind the Bath House into a beautiful butterfly. We took pictures which we'll post up as soon as we get them off the camera later but in the mean time check out her site here:

Resurrection Art

Friday, April 22, 2011

Small World

So, while doing a little Google searching to see how Emily's sites are doing in the rankings I tried a search for "artist Emily Young" and discovered there is a renowned British Sculptor by the same name who has done amazing work over the years that we didn't know about. She may have been the inspiration for a song written by Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett and has had her work displayed in public and private collections throughout the world.

Find out more about this amazing artist here:


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Try It Local spreads Groupon-like deals across the country -

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FLOWFEST: Fun for children & the kid within - April 23 Sat

FLOWFEST: Fun for children & the kid within - April 23 Sun - White R
Posted by: "Moonlady News" moonladynews
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:40 am (PDT)

We love children at Earth Rhythms! So we made a special place for them
at FlowFest happening on April 23 Saturday at the Bath House Cultural
Center (directions below). Just $5! Drop by the Bath House entrance to
pay, which enters you in a bike raffle.

Sponsored by ~ Robert Muller Center for Living Ethics
Director ~ Dorayne Breedlove

11:30 - 12:00 ~ Nina Marcussen ~ We Sing a Song ~

12:10 - 12:40 ~ Vicki Johnson ~ Teaching Stories

12:50 -1:20 ~ Bethany Webb ~ Yoga for Kids

1:30 - 2:00 ~ Susan or Brandon Pollard ~ Honeybee Demo w/ Hive

2:10 - 2:40 ~ Dorayne Breedlove ~ Storytelling/Drumming/Art

2:50 - 3:15 ~ Monica Blossom ~ Flowetry for Kids

The atmosphere of levity, creativity, and playful cultural
progressiveness entices folks to "come play!" at nearly a dozen
vortexes where teachers and performers share their passion to help you
feel in the flow of life.

Dance Flow Yoga Vortex has, well, just that!
Wee One Vortex features storytelling, yoga and art for kids.
Sultan's Dreams Vortex sizzles with belly dance and global movement.
Rhythm & Word Vortex explodes with drums and rhythmic poetic language.
Seasonal Flow Vortex swirls with the joy of a Maypole and pentacle
Meditative Movement explores martial arts of tai chi chuan, akido and
Penak Silat.
Meditative Chill Vortex is a serene scene with qi gong, feng shui,
soundscapes and harmony.
Links and info on our fantastic presenters are here:

Now THAT is some fun! And yet there's more!

Inside the Bath House:
Enjoy mellow music by Victor Andrada.
Cafe Lago boxed sandwich lunches from 11 am to 2 pm.
Vendor Vortex of cool stuff and services on the Back Porch.
In the theater: a fantastic panel discussion on creative flow and
shows of variety entertainment.
MoveStudio movement counselors will answer your questions about the
various modalities offered.
Inside the art gallery, the Conscious Movement Vortex has dance, yoga,
Feldenkrais and TaKeTiNa rhythm.

Outside around the grounds:
Fill your container with beautiful oxygenated Rain Fresh water.
Take a ride on the fantastic new EllipiGO bicycle, unlike anything
you've seen!
Storytelling Hut where you can sit and listen to tales from the Dallas
Storytelling Guild.
Mystic Garden beneath the trees with sufi poetry, Dances for Universal
Peace, and food sharing.
Moonlady Hut - drop by for a chat with the Moonlady, explore
opportunities with Earth Rhythms, and learn about her exciting new
community website project.
The stump of an ancient tree cut down by the park department turned
into an interactive art altar with a butterfly resurrection theme by
artist Julia Schloss.

Don't miss the musical opening ceremony with Harmonic Alchemy at 11 am
or the movement closing ceremony with Amy Moonlady Martin at 3:30 pm.

Be in the flow of life!

April 23rd Saturday ~ 11 am to 4 pm

Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake
521 E Lawther Dr. Dallas, Texas 75218
turn on Northcliff off Buckner 1/4 mi south of E. Northwest Hwy

$5 -includes bicycle raffle ticket (out of date, check back for current info)

"When you're free to flow as water, you're free to communicate
naturally. Information is exchanged, and knowledge advances in a way
that benefits everyone." ~ Wayne Dyer

Made possible by:
Office of Cultural Affairs
Earth Rhythms Legacy Underwriters
FlowFest event sponsors: MoveStudio and Richardson Bike Mart
and many supporting sponsors:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Art Auction Flyer

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Art Auction at Harmony House This Saturday Evening!

Saturday, April 16 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
208 S. Mesquite St. Arlington, TX 76106

Harmony House

More Info
Presenting local artists items for auction.
10% donated to Safe Haven Women's Shelter of Arlington

Musical Performace by: Kyle MacConnell

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Art Mart

The Friends of the Bath House

The Annual Spring Art Mart

April 15-17 2011
Opening Reception: Friday 7-9 pm
Saturday: 12-7pm & Sunday 11-6 pm
(Silent Auction bidding ends at 5 pm)

Art lovers once again get a great opportunity to support local artists
and acquire some wonderful art in the process and the Bath House
Cultural Center's Annual Spring Art Mart April 15- 17, 2011. The Art
Mart has always been the place to find that special piece of art for
yourself a family and friends: paintings, sculpture, photography,
jewelry, pottery, ceramics, cards, and other unique creations.

The Bath house Cultural Center Spring Art Mart benefits the Cultural
Centers year-round visual and performing arts programs. the purchases
benefit everyone; The lucky owner will take home a one-of-a-kind
artwork, while local artists and art lovers will be able to continue
to enjoy the arts at the neighborhood cultural arts center on White
Rock Lake.

Click here to see the list of participating artists
Bath House Cultural Center
(214) 670-8749

521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218
access Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. between E Northwest Hwy &
Garland Rd

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM.
Open until 10:00 PM on performance nights

Friday, April 8, 2011

Traffic Alert

Here's a heads up for those coming out to the Craft Fair at Downtown Arlington Farmer's Market tomorrow morning. Traffic on 360 will be a mess around Division so you might want to exit well ahead of that and cut on across to Collins to continue North or South (depending on which direction you are coming from. Until you get to Abrams or Division then head west. The address is 215 E Front Street Arlington, TX 76001.
Traffic Message has been issued by the Arlington Police Department (Texas).

Friday April 8, 2011 11:10 AM CDT

Motorists on SH 360 at Division are encouraged to take alternate routes this weekend; Lane closures, detours planned.
North and southbound State Highway 360 in Arlington at State Highway 180 will have lane closures and detours starting Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m., through Monday, April 11, 5 a.m., weather permitting.

Motorists on north and southbound SH 360 will be reduced to one lane and detoured from the highway at SH 180 for the construction of the railroad bridge spanning SH 360. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

During construction, northbound motorists will exit at Abram Street. After exiting, traffic will be directed east along Abram Street to Great Southwest Parkway where motorists will cross the Union Pacific Railroad. Detoured motorists will travel westbound on SH 180/Division Street to return to SH 360.
Southbound traffic will exit at SH 180/Division Street. After exiting, traffic will be directed west along SH 180/Division Street to Stadium Drive where motorists will cross the Union Pacific Railroad. Detoured motorists will travel eastbound on Abram Street to return to SH 360.

The construction is part of the $56 million project that is reconstructing the Division Street bridge and the railroad bridge. Included in the construction is the addition of shoulders on SH 360, improved ramp access at Division Street and new continuous frontage roads under the rail lines. Completion of the project is scheduled for summer 2012.

For up-to-date project information, current road closures and to sign-up for e-mail alerts on construction activity, log on to:

For full details, go to

Contact Information:
Tiara Ellis Richard
Police Media/Office of Communication

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Upcoming Events

This Saturday, bright and early in the morning Primal Aspects and about 25 of our artsy and crafty friends from Etsy817 will be vending at the Downtown Arlington Farmer's Market. There will be lots of handmade crafts and beautiful art made by folks who live right here at home. Come see some great gifts, meets some really fun people and enjoy the beautiful weather with us!

The following Saturday, April 16th...

We will be at an Art Auction at Health and Harmony House:

Time Saturday, April 16 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location 208 S. Mesquite St. Arlington, TX 76106
Created By Harmony House
More Info Presenting local artists items for auction.
10% donated to Safe Haven Women's Shelter of Arlington

Musical Performace by: Kyle MacConnell

Later this month, Saturday April 23rd...

We will be vending again at Flowfest:

FlowFest Southwest is a springtime gathering designed to inspire every-BODY to move, play, integrate, breathe, and learn through PLEASURE. a myriad of experiential movement modalities, from Yoga and Circus Arts to Tai Chi to Ecstatic Dance, are offered to make joyful, embodied living accessible and inviting to folks of all ages & walks of life. FlowFest is a beautiful & inspiring tapestry woven of live art, music, movement, dance, drumming, and integrally conscious living.

the setting is urban lakeside at beautiful White Rock Lake in Dallas with activities offered outdoors as well as inside the Cultural Bath House where an intimate theatre and gallery setting are abuzz. the atmosphere of levity, creativity, and playful cultural progressiveness entices folks to 'come play', be inspired, and express their own creative originality!

this is an eco-conscious/friendly & awareness-raising event. for information, call Monica Blossom @ 214-597-6800 or email with 'FlowFest' in the subject field.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Pyrography For Pirates!

These new ones are headed to an event soon with some vendor friends of ours. More details as soon as we get them...

Yes, I know, that's not the spelling of "rifle" I am used to seeing either but we looked it up and it's legit...See:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Troy Young wants to stay in touch on LinkedIn


I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

- Troy Young

Troy Young
Chief Technician and Packmule at Primal Aspects
Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Deep Ellum is the Metroplex's most progressive and eclectic neighborhood. The 2011 Deep Ellum Arts Festival exemplifies everything that makes this area rock. The biggest weekend of the year for the Deep Ellum Entertainment District, this three-day, free-to-attend outdoor "street party" features over 120 decorative and visual artists selling original works... FIND OUT MORE!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Carola Locke Art Show

Hey ya'll! Be sure to check out our friend Carola Locke at her upcoming Art Show at the Firehouse Gallery in Ft. Worth!

Saturday, March 26 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Firehouse Gallery
4147 Meadowbrook Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76103

More Info on her Facebook Event Page

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Etsy 817 Members Meeting Attendee Featurette

Inspired by our friend FunkyFeisty who posted on her blog featuring our Etsy 817 members who attended the last meeting (SEE HER POST HERE) we decided to follow suit and also feature something from each of these wonderful, local artisans and crafters. We sincerely hope that you will check out each of these shops. Don’t forget to give rave reviews! :)

Remember Keepsake Box

What started out as a cigar box is now a sophisticated keepsake box to keep cherished memories in. The box is 6 3/4" x 5" and is 3 1/2" deep. Perfect for photos, jewelry or even love notes. Need a gift idea? Have everyone write a special memory about a person and then put it in the box for them to pull out and cherish whenever they want!

Box is sealed and the bottom is covered in felt. Makes a handsome addition to any decor.

Male Sugar Skull Fused Glass Pendant

This fused glass pendant features a male sugar skull that is hand painted on top of grey, black and white striped glass using powdered glass paint. The pendant has a sturdy silver plated bail attached to the back and comes on a simple satin cord.

The measurements for this pendant are roughly 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"

Striped Elfin Hat (two colors of your choice)

This striped hat is crocheted and is available in the two colors of your choice.

Hand knit and available in the following sizes -

Newborn: 13 inch circumference

3-6 months: 15 inch circumference

6-12 months: 17 inch circumference

Toddler: 19 inch circumference

*If you are interested in a hat for a preemie baby please contact me for a custom listing at a discounted rate. As a mother to 3 children all born weighing less than 5 pounds I understand the extra challenges of a baby born premature. I would feel blessed to make somethi... read more

China Moon. earrings

Made with capiz and gorgeous blue glass beads, this pair of earrings is sexy and fun. Total length is nearly 3 inches from the top of fishhook earwires while each capiz measures approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. Variations in the capiz are to be expected as it is a natural material and each and every one is different.

Twisted Gemstone Bracelet n Earrings - Terra Cotta Shades

Dainty and chunky combine beautifully in this twisted gemstone bracelet. A dainty strand of alternating light carnelian colored agate flat round beads and off white gemstone spheres is paired with a chunky strand of small goldstone spheres that alternate with large flat oval banded terra cotta colored gemstone beads. A pair of dangle earrings using the gemstones from the chunky strand complete this jewelry set.

While the colors of this elegant but down to earth jewelry set remind me of the colors of terra cotta planters, they also include the coral rose and silver peony colors i... read more

Pysanky Egg - Red/Black Design

Natural, emptied chicken egg shell, dyed in the traditional Ukrainian pysanky method. Egg is 2-1/4" lengthwise, can be displayed on a ring stand, not included, or hung on a loop, included.

Romantic Sweetheart Wedding Gown-Made to Measure

Elegant sweetheart design is made of luminescent pearl satin.

The overall design is delicate and romantic and features a corset style bodice and a beautiful flowing skirt with train.

Please include your height as well as your bust, waist and hip circumference in the note section of your order.

Custom sizing, color, and fabric available. Additional charge may be applied to certain fabrics.