Xothique's Journal

June 14, 2008

Midsummer Magic Sale!

Filed under: Sales — Xothique @ 11:52 pm

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2. 1

Midsummer is almost upon us – just as we get used to the long hours of daylight, the season turns. Nonetheless, the solstice is a magical time, a time when tradition has it that the realms swing closer together and the boundaries between them may become indistinct and easily traversed, if you possess the imagination and wit to guide you on your way.
To celebrate this enchanting time of year I have some special offers – for a limited time only.
Check out my Midsummer Magic Sale and join the spirit of the masquerade!

June 2, 2008

Pixel-art, Lady Georgianna and faery masks.

Filed under: Blogroll,New Artwork — Xothique @ 12:22 pm

I have exciting news – some of my artwork is now available as ‘pixel-art’ kits. This fabulous new idea evokes all the richness of tapestry, yet there is no messing about with calculating the right amount of thread – it’s just like creating a mini-mosaic. I think of it as tapestry for the digital age.
Check it out here.

For those of you who love living history and re-enactments – and I know I do, having mis-spent quite a lot of my youth that way, I have a treat. An 18th century band, committed to reproducing an authentic sound, and having a lot of scandalous fun on the journey. Not only do they sound wonderful – they look amazing as well.
Lady Georgianna are truly fantastic and you can check them out here.

Unfortunately, ill health has stalked me these past couple of months, and so my production has slowed to a crawl, however, I am feeling much better and am getting back on track with the mask-making and the artwork. May was a busy month for mask sales, Midsummer masquerades are looming, and everyone is getting into the spirit of things, it seems. I’ve a couple of new masks in my shop and more on the way. Watch out for some faery-inspired masks later this month!