Saturday, November 8, 2008

Delving into my dark side...
Once upon a time many lifetimes ago, my creativity and imagination was immersed in the dark decadent and morbid genres of art and language...
On the brink of obsession, it consumed all waking hours, conscious thought and mindnumbing blanks and even found me in my sleep too, and I was lost.
Then as the years progressed, that all merged with my voyeuristic side and I found myself creating and surrounding myself with all of the sensual dark and erotic of nature...

Deadly Obsession

Now, many lifetimes later and somewhat saner, (or not), I've become softer, brighter.... joy n all that jazz of having my children, and the pain of losing our first, and the utter bliss I feel when around my daughter... its all made me soft. :) And with this softness, and altered perspective on actual life, an odd thing happened with my art and writing... No longer wrapped up in darkness, spells, death and the eerie romantiscism of gothic worlds, tho still always never far from it, my art took on a brighter nature... Colour filtered in, smiles of the unsinister kind, good faeries and dragons and portraits of pretty girls, babies, pets... cute toons depicting love and friendship and all the bright happy feel good vibes in the world... The Puppeteer
Being a mumma has altered me
But I still have my passion for the dark side...
and I still bite when it is needed :)

Stillness Speaks

So... recently I have put a temporary halt on my 'feel good' art pieces... and I have once again succumbed to the darker art, the creepy, eerie, morbid and decadently beautiful....


Strange where our minds and paths lead us...

All artwork available to purchase as cards, prints, posters, framed prints, and some designs also on tees :)
All at my bubble
And on a side note, my little girl will be turning TWO in a month! Wow, time flies hey!
Peace N Luv Trippaz :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

For one week only!
Any tshirts, cards, prints, posters.... no matter how much you get, it all comes with FREE SHIPPING for ONE WEEK ONLY!
the coupon code to receive the free shipping offer is ‘100000masterpieces’ – just enter this during the checkout process to receive the free shipping offer!!!
Promotion will expire at 2359 on 30 October (GMT).

But thats not all!
10% off all eco friendly bags and dark apparall at zazzle!
10% off bags and dark apparel discount is applied to orders of one or more qualifying bag or dark apparel and applies to the price of the product, not to shipping, taxes, and other charges. The coupon code ECOHALLOWEEN must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. Offer is valid from October 20, 2008 through October 31, 2008 at 11:59pm PDT.

So get into the holiday spirit!
Quick before Halloween is here!
(Express shipping also available)
(free shipping at RB may not be available on express shipping)

Here are some of my halloween designs
Of course the free shipping offer does not just apply to Halloween designs! If you've had your eye on any piece, now is the perfect time to buy!
And dont forget that I'm available for custom work also! All enquiries please email

Peace N Luv Trippaz!
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Been MIA here for awhile due to a variety of reasons... none I'll bother boring anyone with details...
Xmas is approaching... it'll be here quicker than you realise :) these last few months in the year always fly...
And my little one will be turning the Big Two! Wow... almost makes me feel old lol...
So, anywayz, back to biz...
My RB artsite has undergone a massive revamp... took me about a week to complete with all the links n categories… so much coding involved, if I never look at coding again it'll be way too soon as they say :)
I reckon it would of taken a lot less time if I wasnt always constantly distracted.
Plus being a mumma, (as all you mummas know) takes your time 24/7… but I dont mind… my little one is priority so when she needs me, she gets me :)
But... I'm much happier with the layout of it now... it is more 'user-friendly' and organised... which was needed with 300+ art pieces not to mention the tee designs, writings n other jazz.
So... go check it out... if you like something I've done, buy a print or a card or a tee!
Bubble World of Dee
if you're not really overly interested in the layout, comments and all other distractions, but would like to check my art out, in a more buyer friendly atmosphere? then no worries! click here dimaries bubble
Had a happy day the other day when a cheque from art sales turned up in the mail! Woohoo! Happy happy joy joy for dee!
Sometimes I get heaps down on the whole process, and myself, and my art.. i fear it will go on overlooked by those who it would speak to, and that success on any level for me is simply a delusion... and when those doubts set in... its hard to rid them... so recieving that cheque was well timed, as i've been sinking a bit lately with the depression and all that jazz... but, talking about my depression, is , well, depressing lol... so lets go onto something else shall we...
ah yes...the revamp of my RB art site… lol,
for those of you that dont know whats involved, here’s a little screen shot for ya! :)
this one is part of the illustration category page…

so you can see why its taken me so long :)
lets see how long this face of it lasts before I redo it all again :)

I also made some clickable banners for my other art stores :)

thoughts n stuff-

For mousepads, shoes, skateboards, stickers and more…

Have a mug fetish? Or just want that one good glass for your morning cuppa….

Keepsake boxes, Apparal and Home and Office decor…

More classier taste? This one’s for you… Italian watches and charms, jewelery, cigarette cases… also home decor products available too :)

oh…and the bubblesite one too!
although I havnt finished the layout of that one completely yet :)

And now that this is done…I need to get all the others in order lol… (my trinkets and expressionz stores are lookin a little bare lol) (and i should reply to all the comments over at zazzle too)

In non web world…
Zafyre is getting better! her aer infection has cleared up and she is her old self again, full of smiles and laughter and running around being a cheeky monkey :)
I so do love our days together… a new adventure every day...or just sit n chill n watch kid shows lol...
Its funny, but now that I’m a full time mumma, and we dont get to go out that much anymore…
One starts to think in this situation… well, I used to have a life lol, now I’m a mum.
But with me? I think.. yea..I used to have a life… many infact… but I love being a mum to my girl more than any of it!
So… we may not ‘have a life’ as far as society is concerned…
but we do have the life i'm lovin… One filled with genuine love and happiness and not just empty fleeting connections or the delusion of success because of the amount of moolah in their bank accounts…
I’m more at ease with life now than i ‘ve ever been… and its been a long nasty messy trying time to get here… Before I met my partner… life was scary, truly… all messed up.. I was convinced I wasnt going to make it past 20….hell, I was pretty sure I wasnt gonna last past 16 for a time… almost didnt quite a few times…. lost my mind more than that…
and since… life just keeps trying to get us down… We lost our first bubba (rip little man)... we lost homes… friends… family… jobs… money… sanity at times lol… but where we are now… despite the stresses and financial pressures… yea... life is better to us now than ever before... Hopefully things will only continue to improve.. if karma exists at all that is... lol

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My sister and her fiance are now the proud parents of a gorgeous lil big boy!
8.13 and 3/4 pounds,
52cm long, 36cm hc….
Born at 12-18pm, 18/08/08!
Welcome to the world little big boy!
Finally! Yay! The little one has arrived!
well, not so little lol!
This is a pic they sent me of him!
quality isnt great, as its a mobile phone camera, but that doesnt matter cos the subject is perfect!
They have not yet decided on a middle name, I will let you all know as soon as I do!He’s well n truly cooked lol! being due on the 8th, he decided to take his time to arrive! :)

On a sad note, me being all sick with the flu at the moment, I was unable to go down there to meet him yet, and will have to wait until this flu has passed, as I would never forgive myself if the lil big one caught the flu from us :(
So c’mon bloody flu, piss off aleady, I want to go meet my nephew!!!Here is the gorgeous boy with my Dad, who is a Proud Grandaddy for the 4th time now, as I have two other nephews to my sister Cass who lives over the other side of Oz, plus my lil girl, makes this lilbig boy the 4th grandchild in the family. Oh and soon to be followed by the birth of my younger step-sisters baby who is due in a few weeks!! My Step sis is called Sarah, and she also lives in another state…but I’m pretty sure they’ll all make the trip down to melb over xmas and we’ll get to meet their new arrival too!!
I’m just sooo hanging to get there and take loads of photos of the lil big boy!
patience is not one of my better virtues! :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Finally an update from our world...

I know I know... :) I've been slack with the updating here... or moreso, been in busy bee mode and there are simply not enough hours in the day! :)
So now for the newz...
The Zazzle peeps have gone and added Keds brands shoes to their line up of wicked products... Been having loads of fun designing different looks for these shoes....
here are some of mine, available thru my zazzle store here
I'm such a dag :). I'm even having fun designing ads for them! :)

At the moment only Womens and Kids sizes are available...but I'm pretty sure Mens are on the patience my lovelies! :)
Any other down sides? Well, I have had a few designs knocked back lol, for controversial content...?
The only thing I could gather personally was that they had my fairy design "Fiery Faerie" on them, in which her breasts are bare...Hardly controversial at all...
But you can decide for yourselves-
The designs go thru an approval process, which is understandable, as they have the Keds brand clearly on them so they have to look out for their own interests.... but bare breasts? come on? what age do we live in?
I even classed it under the "R" rating, so as not to offend those "do gooder too sensitive" types who trawl art sites to report 'offensive' content...
The design was Approved, yep....only to be reviewed and removed a few hours later....
Hmn...I'm so over censorship....
But I decided, Its much more sensible to pick your battles than to go head first passionately defending what you believe to be right at every turn...and this battle is really not worth it as of yet.... I have too many battles at the moment I am dealing with, both professionally and personally, so I'll rant and rave here, to vent... but I'll continue to do business with them :)
But I am a big believer in not censoring the body, or sex.... especially in art.

pictured above "Serpent of Seduction"
I spose I better remember to not add any 'offensive bare breasts' to my shoe designs in the! :)
It reminds me though, that a few months back, I had a mousepad design removed from my zazzle store by the powers that be for inappropiate content... But that might of been because I was new to the site then, and wasnt aware that any form of nudity needed to be rated "R" as I had only rated it PG13... But again, perhaps I am more down to earth than most, because I did not see my design as inappropriate at all... (or even "R" rated to be honest...)
Again, decide for yourselves, here is the pic-

"Mothers Gift"

and the words "Celebrate Breastfeeding" was written very elegantly accross the bottom of the design.... Who could that be offensive to?
But I let that slide as an oversight in my part, not reading the rules first lol... and I have not as yet tried to re publish it under an "R" rating....

But now I'm starting to wonder... if these would be pulled...

pictured above left to right "Pleasures", "Mystery" and "The Exotic Dancer"

pictured below left to right "Wanting", "She has the Power" and "The Runaway Princess Fairy"

...if I were to showcase them there,
As how it stands now, all my 'erotic' art is at the bubble, where the censorship is not ridiculous like other places I've found... infact they are rather against censorship as far as non pornographic art goes... at least I personally have had no worries with them at the bubble!
Hmn, the Bubble....
Bubble News-
Released! No longer in beta mode...our Bubblesites are up n running! I keep going from black background to white in the gallery...cant decide which looks better... more... professional! :)

black version

or white version?

Its great being able to manage all the art and tee designs into 'sets' and categories, series, particular mediums... all that jazz

and it has a more personal url also, good for business!

how easy is that!
Mine is still half done lol...what can I say? I'm massively distracted...short attention span...terrible short term memory (which is why I write everything down) many projects goin on at once... Priority goes to paid work and work that have deadlines...and all the rest gets done in my moments between chasing my daughter around the house playing with her...

On a side note... Little MissyMoo will be the "Big 2" in 4 months time... though she acts like she's 3 already lol...such personality on such a little girl!

Her cousin is due today to come into the world, but is being a tad shy and wont come out lol...

We're waiting for that phone call "We're in LABOUR!" and then its Road trip time, because of course my sister had to go and move out to the bush a few months ago didnt she :)
Its a nice area, where they've moved to...funnily enough more local to me n my other half than any of the rest of my family...but a few years ago my sisters hubby bought a business out there, so out bush they moved....with their fifty pets in tow... :)

pictured above "Magickal Expectations"
My sister preggers... apparantly "much bigger than that now" lol...
I created this one for my sis... And, being that I am never satisfied with doing something only once, I had to do it many times...and in variations :)
here a few to give you an idea...

So since I begun to write this update, two dawns have come and gone, firewood has run out, alot of food has been eaten lol, computer has crashed twice and more projects thought of....
Sleep managed to boycott our pre-arranged date both nights... happens alot when a) My little one has restless sleep... b) I have too many creative ideas and c) I forget to go to bed...
Lol, It sounds odd but I really do just plain forget sometimes, constantly distracted with ideas, thoughts and projects.
Oh, and of course there's also d) like last night, when we have friends come round and I get distracted being social and getting smashed lol....
So there's some newz for now... will be back soon to spill more info n thoughts n ramblings....wont leave it so long next time promise! :)
So take care of each other Trippaz!
Peace N Luv to ya all.....