Saturday, February 26, 2011

Show and Tell Art Show

Casket metal designs and
Christopher Gonzalez presents
Show and Tell
Free art show feathering 20 local
Artist and live music
Celebrating main street arts fest

Location is:
1912 Wenneca Ave
Fort Worth, Texas
Exit 8th /summit

Open April 15th,16th and 17th bands playing from 5 to 9 pm each day open

Fun for all ages
Event open from noon till 9 pm each day

We the artist each paid $100 bucks to put together our show. The money
covers our expenses. Building walls, paying rent at space, supplying
food and drinks for the masses, fliers and web development, promotions
and advertising, sound equipment...Were looking for sponsers for this
year and next years show! Donations well appreciated..

Website almost done and the10,000 fliers are close to printing. Write
up going in fortworth weekly soon . "Convoy and the cattle men" are
playing the show!!!

Artist wanted!! We have 10 Spaces left to fill....
$100 for 3 days
$70 for 2 days
$35 for 1 day
Send pics of your work to the below email info just make sure the pics
are good quality res wise. So when The developer zooms in and picks a
close up it won't blur. 1-2MB jpg should be good.
Here is a sample of the site...
Please email for details,


Check out this link

Casket Metal Designs

Unsilent Spring

UnSilent Spring
Music & Art Festival
April 2011

Everyday Revolution is now seeking an outdoor venue for UNSILENT SPRING, a festival to bring awareness to pesticide usage, organic gardening, and rainforest destruction. They welcome participants as performers, artists, speakers, and volunteers to help give something back to both our community and nature. If you are interested in helping, please email Summer Spillman at

UnSilent Spring will benefit Everyday Revolution, The Promise Kept (Homeless Assistance) and (Indigenous People and Rainforest Protection)

Donations to get this event rolling are accepted via PayPal. Please email for instructions for cash and check donations.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Etsy 817 Craft Fair - CALL FOR VENDORS!

Etsy817 will be hosting a craft fair at the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market, Saturday, April 9th.

We are looking for vendors for our craft fair at the market promoted by Etsy817

Where: Downtown Arlington Farmers Market

When: Saturday, April, 9th 2011
Set-up: 7am

Tear down: 1pm (no early tear downs will be allowed.)

Cost per booth: $15.00

There are limited spaces available a few indoors and a few more outdoors. They are first come first to set up (with the exception of the farmers, they have permanent spaces). We will not hold a space for anyone. Must provide your own table and if you are outside and you would like a canopy you must bring that. Although, they are not required. All vendors must print and fill out a Vendor release form and the application you can find here: Please fill these forms out (ignore the farming part lol) and bring them with you along with your $15.00 booth fee.

If you would like to be a vendor, please let Amy DeVoe know A.S.A.P. So that she can make sure you are on the list of approved vendors. etsy817 [!at]

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Eagle Pencil Drawing

Before it was framed. By Emily Dewbre-Young.

Doing Strange Things In The Name of Art!

Fence Panel Tree

By Emily Dewbre-Young

You see that empty space on your wall? You know the one I'm talking about! You should fill it with something from

Portrait Sketch

By Emily Dewbre-Young

You see that empty space on your wall? You know the one I'm talking about! You should fill it with something from

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More Pay It Forwards and Other Stuff

Here's another Pay It Forward gift that we just finished up modeled after a T-Shirt design by the intended recipient which also says "I Made You A Special Doll". I wonder if she'll see this before she gets it?

One of our friends who is also receiving a Pay It Forward gift likes Cheshire Cats.

The guy that started this whole mess has the quote "If you don't know what it is, poke it with a stick." on his profile so...

Yet another of our Pay It Forward friends says she has Tree Hugging Family so we thought she might like this...

This one is part of a work in progress. You won't Believe (or maybe you will) where this is heading! :)

This too is a work in progress that is coming along rather nicely I think. :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Our Friend Donny Buford is an Awesome Musician

Go see him perform live next month in Dallas. Mark your calendars now!



Owl on Wood - Pyrography

Earlier this year I responded to a Pay It Forward 2011 thingy on Facebook posted by Tony MonkeyMan Vrolijk and in it I agreed to make handmade or homemade items and send to the first 5 people who commented and they in turn would send such gifts to the 5 who responded to their status and so on. In the rules we were all given the whole of the year to get it done....well here's the text:

"Pay it Forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade/ homemade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must, in turn, post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status.(The rules are that it must be handmade/ homemade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.)"

So anyway, Emily and I have been working together on these and this Owl is one of the gifts for one of our friends. Think they'll like it?

- Troy

Third Annual Handmade Spring Bash

Saturday, April 30th 11AM to 5PM
South side on Lamar
1409 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX

Family and Pet Friendly!


Kick off the warm spring season with some top-notch handmade shopping! For the third year in a row, the Spring Bash will offer up the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home d├ęcor, accessories, art, pottery and more from over 50 hand-picked artists, crafters and designers. Head on out to South Side on Lamar for some great fun:

· Over 50 handpicked artists and crafters selling their work from a variety of styles and mediums

· Free DIY make-and-take crafts

· Great DJ tunes

· Photo booth by Etsy Dallas

· Free admission

· Family and pet friendly

· Wheelchair and stroller accessible

· Plenty of secure $5 and meter parking (limited FREE parking)

A crowd favorite, the 2011 Spring Bash will be handing out our very own popular and highly coveted Bash Bags™ for the first 50 shoppers. These bags – chock full of handmade products – have become a thing of legend. At the 2010 Jingle Bash, shoppers arrived three hours early to stand in line for one, and even entered a dance contest for fun!

Jump-start the spring season with some fun shopping, crafts and good times with Etsy Dallas and 50 of the best artists and crafters from Dallas and beyond!

Learn More on their WEBSITE:

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dragon's Eye Wood Burned Sign

The Dragon's Eye by *primalaspects on deviantART

Unique, one of a kind three piece pyrographic sign made from reclaimed wood planks of words and dragon background. This beautifully hand made wall decor item was designed by indie visual artist Emily Dewbre-Young. Add some flair to your home or business with this original work of art!


2011 sees the tenth ConDFW science fiction and fantasy convention, dedicated to promoting the advancement of education with emphasis on sci-fi/fantasy/horror literature, publishing and writing, and science, to Dallas-Fort Worth, TX! Come join us at the Crowne Plaza Suites Hotel in Dallas from February 18-20 for a weekend of discussion, books, shopping, fun, and more!

ConDFW is brought to you by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association, a 501 (c)(3) organization. The convention features writing/publishing based programming, science programming, an excellent collection of guests, art show, a charity book swap and auction, a short story contest, and a slew of non-traditional activities such as the Sci-Fi Spelling Bee.

MORE INFO at ConDFW Website...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Works In Progress

Take a gander at some other goodies Emily has been working on...

A fairy and friend having a nice conversation...

By special request. ;-)

A Whole Lotta Love.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Dragon Sign WIP

The Dragon's Eye - A New "Burnt Offering" by Emily Dewbre-Young. Still have some finish to apply and some hardware to attach but this should be appearing soon among our offerings on Etsy. Look for it! :)

You see that empty space on your wall? You know the one I'm talking about! You should fill it with something from

Monday, February 14, 2011

Burning Inspirations

We met this guy, Kyle MacConnell, who is an amazing musician by the way. He played the didgeridoo and guitar at the same time while our good friend Manda Sims danced. Anyway they were all performing at Health and Harmony House for their Valentines Day Dinner Party which we went to and thoroughly enjoyed. So Kyle passed out some informational pieces about his upcoming shows and told us about this awesome event that is coming up:

Aspire to Inspire before you Expire!

Unlimited Realities Music and Art Festival March 12th, 2011 in Fort Worth.

Visit Burning Inspirations On Facebook.

So, like, you know, you've got to be there too!

Let's see the card says 207 E. Broadway St. Ft. Worth, Texas 18 & Up. Opens 7pm Admission $10. Food 7-9 - Bring potluck if you like and b.y.o.b.

Some of the artists involved include:

Spoonfed Tribe - future primitive tribal rock
Katsuk - (I don't remember how to make that u with the two dots above it right now) lyrical bliss
Khris Lager Band
David Rodriguez

- DJS -
Albert Martinez
Sean Sparks
Sabrina Flux
John Walker

There will be live painting on stage by David Rodriguez and a glass art demo by Mad Marchand of Mad Glass.

Restricted Viewing Settings on Facebook


Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?

Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can't see anything you post because the "New Facebook" has a newsfeed setting that, by default, is automatically set to ONLY SHOW POSTS FROM PEOPLE WHO YOU'VE RECENTLY INTERACTED WITH OR INTERACTED WITH THE MOST (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile).

So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends/fans commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa - you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!


Scroll down to the bottom of the Newsfeed on your HOME page and click on "Edit Options". In the popup, click on the dropdown menu next to 'Show posts from:' and select "All Of Your Friends and Pages" and then click Save.

Note: This is the fix for personal pages but I am unsure of whether or not the business pages are set up the same way.

Simply posting an update about it won't do any good because lots of your friends/fans already can't see your posts by default. You'll either have to send out a message to everyone on your list (which I'm not even sure business pages can do and is a rather tedious method) or post an event explaining the situation like this one and invite your entire fan base and/or friend list. You can also tweet about it hoping that most of your fellow facebookers are also on twitter.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS NOTE WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN SO WE CAN TRY AND GET EVERYONE INFORMED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Anyone who isn't seeing your posts right now will never see them until they have changed their settings as explained above.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Projects In The Works

In between other projects I have been working on some of the Pay It Forward items I promised some folks on Facebook awhile back. Here are some "Work In Progress" shots of a couple of them we took during a recent photo shoot for some products in our Etsy Shop.

Raven's Nest sign by request. Almost done, just another coat of finish and some hardware to go...

Clover Hollow Sign for a friend. Shhhh, don't tell her about it. It's a surprise! ;-)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Etsy817 Craft Fair at Downtown Arlington Farmers Market

Etsy817 will be hosting a craft fair at the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market, Saturday, April 9th.

We are looking for vendors for our craft fair at the market promoted by Etsy817

Where: Downtown Arlington Farmers Market

When: Saturday, April, 9th 2011
Set-up: 7am


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Serengeti Watch | If we can't save the Serengeti, then what can we save!

If we can’t save the Serengeti, how can we protect any great natural treasure into the 21st Century?

The Serengeti is a test – losing it will be a serious precedent on how we balance human needs with the wild natural treasures we have left on earth. The loss of the Serengeti as a World Heritage Site will have a cascading effect – there will be no great example to point to, no great bulwark of conservation to emulate.

Read more:

Serengeti Watch | If we can't save the Serengeti, then what can we save!: "

Carnevale Of Creatures

February 11th at Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas. Doors open at 7pm.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

News: BEST OF: Traditional-Artists' Features- 2/8/11

About These Features

The Traditional Artists group on deviantART literally get hundreds to thousands of submissions of quality artwork every month, but some of the art submitted they showcase in their weekly journal because it's technically beautiful, interesting or shows some really unique or thoughtful aspect. They've been doing this for a long time now, and one day they just thought- wow, why not share these with ALL of dA? So, here they are.....

News: BEST OF: Traditional-Artists Features- 2/8/11: "

Saturday, February 5, 2011


From the organizer's of Mischievia, come see, participate and experience a burn!


Want to get in on the ground floor of planning a burn, or just curious to see what we do? Come one, come all to Lee Harvey's for NTXB's first Town Hall meeting of 2011! We'll recap Myschievia 2010, nominate new leadership, pitch effigy ideas for Myschievia 2011, talk about how to make Myschievia even better, and discuss other ways the North Texas Burners can grow as a community. Bring yourselves, your friends, your ideas, and your enthusiasm. And who can say no to those awesome burgers?

When: Sunday, February 27 from 3-6pm
Where: Lee Harvey's, outside in the enclosed patio

Find Out More At: North Texas Burners

Also on their site:
About the Event

Myschievia is a temporary community that exists as a forum for participant driven creativity and artistic self-expression. There are no spectators, no cash transactions are permitted*, and the event is organized entirely by volunteers. Respect, community, inclusivity, and acceptance are driving principles of the event.

Again More Info At: North Texas Burners

Enjoy! :)