YouTube Tuesdays: PixieStyx

This lady is fantastic, and she has so much fun stuff to see and learn on her channel!! She also has an Etsy shop and is on Patreon! You go, girl!!

I had a hard time choosing a video to post here to share with all of you! She has a lot of tutorials, vlogs, unboxings and so much more!! She works in a variety of mediums so artists of all kinds will have something to watch!!

Here’s something I decided was really interesting, even if I’m not a visual artist!

If you like this video, pop over to her channel and check out what else is there!! Please, like or dislike – any feedback is good feedback, and leave a comment on the videos you do watch. If you really like her work, feel free to Subscribe to her channel and if you can, support her on Patreon!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

YouTube Tuesday: Cutest Voodoo

I have something very different for you this week!

If you love horror, sparkly things, gothic stuff and cute things, you’re going to love Bec from Cutest Voodoo!! She makes the dark side mega adorbs!! I have the pleasure of being able to talk to her as well, and she wanted me to share the following video with you as we both thought you might like it!

You really should give the above video a look as well as the other things she has on her YouTube channel. She has something for everyone! If that wasn’t all, she also has an Etsy store!!

Cutest Voodoo on Etsy

If you like what you see, or even if you don’t, please let her know by liking/disliking and/or subscribing to her channel!! Comments are also greatly appreciated!

Enjoy!

Also, don’t forget to enter the raffle I have going on, there’s still time to get in on it!! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the post link below to find out more!

Raffle

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

YouTube Tuesdays: Jen’s Kreative Kreations

This week, I want to share the channel of a fantastically gifted visual artist named Jen. She does all kinds of wonderful creations from watercolor paintings to journals and so much more! As a fellow Texan, I am delighted to share her work with all of you, and I hope you like her as much as I do!

I am in love with this beautiful reminder of more innocent times when Pooh and his friends were a big part of my life and that of my youngest son. So many sweet memories tied up with these fellows. I always related best to Eeyore myself.

After you’ve watched this video, you should check out her other videos! She has a lot of eye candy to delight most members of your family and keep you on YT for hours, if not days!!!

If you like any of her work let her know by commenting on the video you like and subscribing to her channel. I know she’d appreciate the feedback!

In case you missed yesterday’s post, I am raffling off a throw/accent pillow to help offset the cost of Mimi’s vet bills. She’s still ill, but she’s recovering. She’s suffering from a bad bout of bronchitis from what the vet tells me. Raffle entries are 50 cents American, and the raffle will last two weeks, starting today. The donation button is on yesterday’s post towards the bottom:

https://wordpress.com/post/bkgriffinsnest.com/1480

Mimi and I greatly appreciate any help you can give us!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Fantastic Happenings at Darkest Raven Designs on YouTube!!!

As you all may, or may not, know I am a HUGE fan of Chantal and her YouTube channel, Darkest Ravens Designs. She is an AMAZING artist with a lot of wonderful interests including Harry Potter, Poe and Tim Burton – to name a few. She recently made two amazing builds I’d like to share with you today.

She and Sarah from Scribble Fix went to their local hardware store(they both live in Australia and have the same chain hardware store where they live), and they both bought the same box. This box looks like a book so naturally, they collaborated on decorating their boxes. You can find Sarah’s build here.

Chantal decided to decorate her box using inspiration from a video game from American McGee which features Alice and her friends from Wonderland. It’s a dark game full of gorgeous artwork and new looks for all of the characters, Alice included. As a Patreon supporter, I am able to get backstage peeks at the build, and I am in awe of her talent!! Click on the video below to see her awesome build!

Chantal has been doing a series of matchbook miniature dioramas based on Harry Potter including shops from Diagon Alley. She has done 14 I believe, putting out one every month. This month, however, she’s doing something very different. Because this month has 5 Fridays in it, she is creating Dumbledore’s office in 1/12 scale and releasing one video a week the entire month. Her first video features Fawkes in both adult and baby form!!

If you watch these videos, PLEASE, comment at the very least!! Chantal responds to practically all comments that are left, and she really appreciates the feedback. You don’t have to Like/Dislike or Subscribe, but they are nice as well.

Check out Fawkes and the beginning of Dumbledore’s office below:

As a member of Chantal’s Conspiracy(aka family) of Ravens, I am blessed with the ability to talk to Chantal and other Ravens on her Discord channel. She is a very wonderful and down to earth person I’d love to meet in person one day. By becoming a Patreon supporter of hers, you will be able to talk to Chantal, me and others in the Conspiracy.

I just love saying that word! Conspiracy! 😀

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

Blog Sharing: The Artist’s Studio

I read this blog post recently, and it touched me. I know a lot of people who have mental issues they struggle with every day, and if I can offer them yet one more way they might find helpful in that struggle, I am happy to share. The author of this post was kind enough to share a bit of their own struggle with the world and offer yet another way to try to make it through. I would have simply reblogged the post, but the page didn’t have the option for that. I won’t be presumptuous and rude enough to copy and paste it to this page. Instead, I’m going to post the link and hope you will read the post yourself.

How Pottery Helped My PTSD

The post is well worth the read, but you don’t have to take my work for it. Please, let him know what you think of his post and his work, I’m sure he’d love the feedback.

I’ll see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Art, Writing, and the Pursuit of Expression

Another interesting blog to share!

Adam west

Death would have been better…

If only for a fleeting span…

Clouded, blind, and flailing.

Moments, like days, can trip near any foot. Toe-catchers we’ll call them. There is something unique about moments, they lie beyond measured time, they endure minutes. The painting above has something to do with that, in an obscure, far-off, and unexplained way…

There are moments that bend toward a drawn out stuckness, a mire of trapping, that elusive span of time can grab hold and dwell. Some should be held. Others still, hold darker lingerings.

Why do I write? Or paint?

It’s because of these very moments… the ones that threaten who we wish to be, those breaths where everything seems to snatch away… and sometimes do. When we are left with only ourselves.

I write for the notion of expression. For the harried moments that breathe life into a heart-wrecked soul.

This painting is…

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YouTube Tuesday – Darkest Raven Designs

I discovered the joys of YouTubers from my youngest son. He subscribes to several channels and asked me to watch one with him one evening. The man who has this channel recycles aluminum, tin, brass, and copper by melting them down himself. He also makes things with the results. He’s the subject of my next post. After watching several of his videos, I began checking out how-to videos on YouTube myself. Darkest Raven Designs was the first channel I subscribed to, and it’s the one I want to talk to you about today.

The owner of this channel is Chantal, and she lives in Australia. She actually has two channels, one featuring her artwork – painting mostly, and the other features her crafting such as miniatures and dioramas. She also takes thrift store statuettes and gives them a make over. She’s into gothic Victoriana and Edgar Allen Poe so she interests me.

Currently, she’s making matchbox miniatures of different parts of the world of Harry Potter. She’s done 11 so far, and she plans to make 50 total. She’s done some great things for what she called Gothmas as well.

Chantal is very talented, and I am in awe of her skills. I enjoy her videos because she shows so much and tells you a great deal about what she’s doing. I’ve watched videos where you have no real clue what’s going on so you can’t recreate what you see being made. Those are supposed to be how-to videos, but they don’t really teach you how to do anything. Chantal explains what she’s doing and how she’s doing it so you learn.

You can find Darkest Raven Designs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMpbhogC2gPiU1FF3tQ4Zyg

Check out her newest video here:

I recommend checking out her play lists so you see all the great stuff she’s made herself.

I’ll see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!