Thursday, December 17, 2015

New Children's Book: The Girl With The Magic Balloon

The Girl With The Magic Ballon is a book c-written by Rick Henry and Fernando Cobos. The illustrations were masterfully created by Fernando Cobos and the formatting and editing done by Rick Henry.

Gabriella is a very creative and bright little girl who loves to draw pictures of the things and people she loves, such as her parents and her dog, named Nacho. She also loves balloons. One day Gabriella decided to draw a huge, red balloon. We soon discover that Gabriella is sad because Nacho has run away from home. So begins Gabriella’s mission to find her dog. She goes on a journey with the guidance of her trusted, red, balloon that has magical qualities and has come to life from her drawing. Her adventure takes her to the Cotton Candy Clouds where stars swirl and orange and purple flowers dance and smile. While she is on this adventure, what does Gabriella learn about Nacho? What lessons does Gabriella learn about herself? How does this experience change her? The Magic Balloon is richly illustrated, filled with delightful drawings that bring Gabriella’s adventures to life. Join Gabriella on her beautiful adventure to find Nacho and enjoy with her the many discoveries she finds along the way. -Irene Economou

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dave Sutton: Graphic Artist

Dave Sutton is a talented graphic artist who primarily designs gif animations for use on the internet. He lives in the commuter town Sevenoaks, which is situated near London, England.

Dave and his partner Dot have a website called Sevenoaks Art which features his, all original animated gifs. This site has been put together with original, award winning, free 3D animations created by Dot and Dave. Dave is the artist and Dot is the organizer who also thinks up the ideas for new animations and keeps Dave fed and watered. They both live in Borough Green Sevenoaks, a friendly little village on the outskirts of Sevenoaks.

Dave also creates Flash animations and Flash movies which can been viewed at his blog called; 3-d-flash-animations his work here is outstanding and well worth checking out.

 The "Acorn" Bus and Milk Float (pictured above) were among Dave's first 3D designs

Dave remembers when Elvis Presley first hit the scene. Music was pretty ordinary and Elvis was a breath of fresh air.

 When the Beatles came around Dave went out and got himself a Beatles style haircut. He had to be a mod just like the Beatles.

Animated Traffic Light

 The Artist's Pallet is one which Dave (and all artists around the world) can relate to

                   Here's something quite original a smiley of soccer legend David Beckham

Dave had been approached by Stan Laundon, an ex BBC musician and presenter, to create a Fender Guitar animation.

Thank You Dave for letting us feature you on the Pictures, Photos and Images blog

Monday, March 5, 2012

Ramakant: Amateur Photographer with a Fantastic Eye

Ramakant shares his view of the world with his photography. He primarily uses a Canon 40D along with Canon 24-70MM and Canon 70-200MM lenses. Ramakant enjoys capturing the moment while traveling or going about his everyday life. He enjoys photographing waterfalls and scenic panoramas. Ramakant says he learns something new everytime he picks up his camera.

If you wish to see more from Ramakant herer are a few links to more of his works:

Thank you Ramakant for sharing your fantastic photography!

Charlotte, NC Skyline

 Chimney Rock, NC

 Happy Valentines Day!

 Heart Explored

 Handle my Heart (captioned by Randall Webb)

 Hickory Nut Falls

 On The Way To Grandfather's Mountains


 Safest Place for A Kid

 Sunset In Gokarna Beach, Karnataka, India

 Toronto Waterfront

Thank You Ramakant!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thomas Hawk: A Photography Factory

Thomas Hawk is one fascinating photographer. His photographs touch the soul of the viewer. He brings his emotions and thoughts to life through his artistic and somewhat abstract images. Secondly Hawk is so fascinating in that he is one of the most prolific photographers of the current day. Hawk, who currently lives in Oakland, CA, has more photos posted on the internet than any other photographer I can think of and what's so great about this is his photos are all excellent - not one bad photo in his library. 

- Randall Webb

Here's a link to Thomas Hawk's google+ profile page: 

Thomas Hawk in Death Valley (taken by Amy Heiden)

The following is a short bio written by Thomas Hawk:

Sometimes I like to think of myself as a photography factory. I see my photographs mostly as raw material for projects that might be worked on at some point later on in life.

We all have but a short time on this earth. As slow as time can be it is also fast, swift, furious and mighty and then it’s over. Jack Kerouac is dead. Andy Warhol is dead. Garry Winogrand is dead. Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore and William Eggleston are not dead yet, but probably will be at some point. Charles Bukowski once said that endurance was more important than truth. Charles Bukowski's now dead.

When I'm not taking or processing the pictures I'm mostly thinking about the pictures. I'm trying to publish a library of 1,000,000 finished, processed photographs before I die.

The absurdity of my obsessive compulsive view on photography is not lost on me. But it is the absurdity of life that I find most beautiful of all. Where Sisyphus had his stone I have my camera and a bag full of lenses.

Document, explore, lather, rinse, repeat. Photography for me then becomes a kind of hyperactivity, loosely arranged and presented. My work is less about individual images and instead more about the power of a massive amount of excessive and disjointed images where stories, characters and places sometimes stay and other times reappear or disappear entirely for no good reason at all.

Most of my images are Creative Commons licensed, non commercial with attribution.  If you'd like to use any CC licensed images for non commercial or personal purposes feel free.  If you'd like to use any of my images commercially, please contact me.

Pinned to Jack Kerouac's wall to inspire his writing:  "Art is the highest task and the proper metaphysical activity of this life." -Nietzsche

"Don't think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they're deciding, make even more art." - Andy Warhol 

Now here are a few photos for you to enjoy!
Thomas Hawk Photographer

 Bay Bridge (2005)

 Cold Is The Color (2011)

 Colors and Shapes (2005)

 Keep Trying To Explain (2011)

 Nashville, Mt. Olivet and More

 Obey Melrose (2010)

 San Francisco Giants Neon (2008)

 The House Where I Was Born (2007)

 The Miles Were Good (2011)

 Wrap You In My Colors and Keep You Warm (2005)

You're The Color of the Colored Part of the Wizard of Oz Movie (2011)

Thank you Mr. Thomas Hawk for letting me feature you on this blog.