At first glance, at a distance, these images look as if they are photos from the war or from the beauty of the machines gracing the skies. Then, one realizes that they capture something that oftentimes is not able to be captured in photos, as well as providing more depth, and appropriate color. These are paintings by the talented Matthew Emeny.
The title, “Child Extraordinaire” does not do justice when describing Paul Jules Butler. This young man is amazing! He is amazing in his own right, regardless of age, but taking the age factor into consideration is simply awe-inspiring. This is one young man that you will want to keep an eye on, as time moves forward! Welcome, Master Butler! Glad to have you on ScatnStyle.comWhen did you first decide that you wanted to be an artist?
Paul Jules Butler, my son, started painting at the age of 4, in 2014.
Listening to Xenia Sky is an experience. There is a raw edge, reminding me of some of the music that I love to listen to, from the 1930s and 1940s, when music was raw. Then, with “Adam and the Fire” in mind, a rock edge emerges and that toe tapping turns into a desire to move, and yet, at the same time, to contemplate the lyrics that Xernia Sky has creatively woven within the tapestry of her music.
Come, meet Xenia Sky.
When did you first decide that you wanted to be a musician?
I started singing and writing songs when I was 14. I never made the conscious decision to be a singer/songwriter, it just evolved out of one day picking up my father’s stratocaster and putting words to a very sad melody. I can say that every time I tour or write it is a way of saying to myself “I’m going to keep doing this.” I cant imagine doing anything else.
Art comes in many forms, and if you’ve been reading these interviews, you’ve seen the love of color. There is also the love of handcrafted jewelry. Today we have an artisan, having studied fine art in college, who has taken her gift of artistic expression and applied it to beadweaving. And, she has some pieces with pretty vibrant colors, as you can see in this photo. Ms. Petersen’s enthusiasm about her art is contagious and makes one want to pick up the art, themselves, or go dust off the enjoyment of their youth and start creating something and expressing the art that is within themselves.
With the holidays approaching come holiday parties and events. Events where one wants to look their best. Part of looking your best includes looking like a celebrity without having to pay the price that a celebrity may pay to get it. Oh, it is true that many of us would love to be pampered and sit and relax with a glass of cool bubbly while the makeup artist performs their magic and makes us look like a million dollars, but many people do not have that luxury, nor the million dollars. And, with this economy, even those who do have the luxury may not want to spend excessive money on the holiday look when they don’t need to spend that kind of money to get it.
YouTube how-to videos to the rescue. Lisa Gibson, a studio makeup artist that has that experience of making up the stars, has put together her three pics for YouTube videos to learn how to get that holiday look for your next event.