Saturday, 27 August 2011

Bewitching Influence

Do you remember the times when witches looked like this?

 Wicked Witch of the East ©

I don't know about you, but growing up, I always thought of witches as ugly, evil beings who locked up children and stuffed them with food before throwing them into a giant cauldron for supper. Even the crooked nose and screeching laughter came with the package. And although I didn't know much about their history in real life, this whole impression of witches stuck with me like glue through my childhood years.

So you can imagine my bewilderment when suddenly witches started to grace the big screens and television looking like them...

Quite a change from yucky green skin and huge ugly nose, don't you think? :)  I guess it's no surprise that witches started to become some kind of a trend among the very best of us. Suddenly they are beautiful, cool, and many times play the beloved heroines in our favorite stories. I mean, who wouldn't want to be drop dead gorgeous and powerful at the same time, right? It's even a well known phenomenon that witches are becoming more popular in the world of art. Like many art lovers and creators out there, I am too bewitched by this new impression of witches. Although of course, each of us visualize and interpret it in our own way.

The Witch of Salem, pencils and digital mediums

The Sisters of Salem #1 & #2, Mounted ACEO/ATC, pencils and acrylics

If you're a fan of witches, witchcraft and an overall sucker for magical witchery, then I'm sure you're eagerly anticipating the coming of Halloween that is just around the corner. Well, get that cauldron polished, your broom free of cobwebs and your best black frock ready, because before you know it the crow might come calling and the next full moon already shining above your smoking chimney. :)

Have a bewitching weekend, everyone!

Amalia, oxx
Note: All of my witches are available for purchase at the shop, right here

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Warming Up for Halloween

It's just coming near to September and already Halloween is making its magical spooky entry everywhere. If you're an eager devotee of this particular holiday, here's a little something from me to get you warmed up for the coming event...

Signs Wallpaper

Feel free to download this desktop wallpaper for your personal use through this link. I hope she brings a little eerie chill every time you turn on the computer. :)

Amalia, oxx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Today's the Day!

Yes! The day is finally here for me to reveal the lucky winners of my giveaway! But first of all, let me just thank you again for the wonderful response you've given me... I've loved seeing so many familiar and new faces entering my humble event. So, instead of using the random generator (which I think is absolutely no fun!), I went ahead and drew the names the old fashioned way...

So there we have it!!! Here are the lovely lucky winners...

The vintage t-shirt winner
Manon Doyle 

The two $15 shopping vouchers winners to use at The Wish Forest
Linda Fine
Julia Christie 

Congratulations to all the winners! I'll personally let you know on how to claim your prizes...and meanwhile, have a great weekend! See you all soon...

Amalia, oxx

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Old Faces, Brand New Look

I have been playing "make over" with a few animal friends....







Sometimes...(once in a blue moon), I like to go through my old work and compare them with my latest ones. Unfortunately, I often get itchy fingers (nasty thing!) and start to believe that some of them are begging for a change. So of course, being a good friend that I am to them, there's really nothing else I could do but to make them happy, right? (^_^) How about you? Do you like revamping your old work? 

Anyway, I must thank all of you for the wonderful response you've given me on my giveaway. It makes me so happy to know that many of you appreciate my work and have taken the time to participate. Just want to remind you that the giveaway is still on and you can join right here.

Wishing you a blessed weekend!

Amalia, oxx

PS: All these animal friends are available as prints on Etsy and RedBubble.

Friday, 5 August 2011

A New Collection and a Giveaway!!

Hello my lovelies... The time has come, for us to talk of many things! (so the Walrus said...). First of all, I have something brand new, something I've been keeping in my head for a while now and have anxiously waited for the day to finally make it happen. Yep, as of today, I am launching my very own illustrated clothing collection! Here's a little peek for you....

The collection itself mainly features a number of my past illustrations which I have selected and gathered into one single concept. The designs you see here are only a few of them, and you can see the full collection at my shop. I'm just so excited because this project gave me so much freedom and I had a blast creating it!

To make things even merrier, I'm giving away...

ONE illustrated t-shirt for ONE lucky winner
TWO $15 vouchers for TWO lucky winners to use at The Wish Forest

To win the giveaway, all you have to do is...

♥ Follow my blog and leave a comment stating which design you would like to win
(View the full collection by clicking this link and choose whichever you like best!)

For a bigger chance of winning, you could also...
♥ "Like" my Facebook Page and leave a comment there
♥ Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway

I'll be drawing the winners on the 20th August 2011 and announce them on this blog! So make sure you circle that date and meet me back right here.

Until then, have a wonderful weekend ahead...wishing you all lots of fun and happy times!

Amalia, oxx

Monday, 1 August 2011

What the Heart Wants (IF - Obsession)

What the Heart Wants, pencils and digital mediums

Obsessions are the pinnacle of my dreams...

Amalia, oxx

***To purchase prints of this work, please click here***