Journal

Duirwaigh Studios Warehouse Sale!

Well, it happened! We got the call just a few days ago (one day after Izzy, our chihuahua, was diagnosed with a serious heart condition)—the call we hoped would never come…or not come for a looooong time. The one where our warehouse lease-or announced he needed us to move our 1,000 square foot warehouse full of furniture, belongings, art and collectible inventory and Duirwaigh memorabilia OUT of his space in Atlanta.

ACCCKKKK!

Apparently, he was not aware we live 1800 miles away and couldn’t do it within the seven days notice he’d given us.

OOPS!

So, we’ve juggled, we’ve figured, we’ve colluded, and come up with a plan for Angi to fly into Atlanta while Silas watches the sick Izzy puppy child. There she will sort, pack and pack some more. A week l…

The Mouse Book - Contest!

Zeus the mouse (You don"t know Zeus? Watch the YouTube video below! or visit his page !) is getting his own book and you could be in it! If you’ve been touched by his story, we’d like to include your art in our book!

The last chapter will feature fan art dedicated to the little, big mouse. If you’d like to create a piece of art for the book, please send us a high rez file (300dpi at 8.5×8.5 inches) to info@duirwaigh.com by midnight September 15, 2011. Three entries will be selected to win a signed, limited edition of our book! Zeus’s book, tentatively titled Little, Big Love will debut October 31st , 2011.

Our Call for Entries is open until September 15th, 2011 at midnight.
If you are interested in contributing art that includes photo manipulation we are

Magazine Features!

Our studio featured in Where Women Create

Take a tour into The Muse’s studio, and walk through the Land of Enchantment with a six page article written by Angi in the gorgeous Where Women Create magazine.

Angi: “I’m signing magazines! Isn’t it ironic? Poetic? Symbolic? That while I am deconstructing my studio wonderland, my studio & I have become cover girls? While I build a more bodacious version of my studio, the current version has been immortalized by the Where Women Create magazine. I’m officially on bookshelves & magazine racks May 1st. Get your signed copies here!”

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Art features and Interview with Silas in Digital Studio

The art of Angi and Silas is featured in an 8 page spread in Digital Studio magazine. Don’t miss the z…

Black Friday 2009: Duirwaigh hosts HUGE eBay sale!

Duirwaigh is hosting a huge sale on ebay !! Take advantage of our upcoming cross-country move, by bidding on original art, sculptures, illustrations, and collectibles. Many of the items are from our own permanent collection and have never before been on the market.

Find the goodies here

Also, for you fantasy fans out there: love faeries? myth? magic? Many rare color proofs, giclees, prints and cards from our old website are available on ebay for a limited time. INCLUDING a RARE DEMO of the first-ever Knock at the Door video.

Check out the offerings from:

Brian Froud
Wendy Froud
Kinuko Craft
David Delamare
Charles Vess
Linda Ravenscroft
Amoreno
Ian Daniels
Angel Dominguez
Christophe Vacher
Marc Fishman
Stephanie Roberts
Marc Potts

Calendar Contest and Giveaway!

SHARE THE INSPIRATION AND WIN A 2010 LIVING OUT LOUD CALENDAR!

We’re giving away twenty five brightly woven Living Out Loud calendars this fall, and you could end up with one (or more!) of them. But before you read on, ask yourself one question: Are you fierce? Because only the fiercest of creatures can hang with polka-dotted flamingos in striped stockings, dancing elephants and peacock-feathered women. Only fierce creatures flaunt their fabulous selves, empowered with possibility, fierce with reality!

Are you one of us? Then by all means, read on!

How it works:

Post a link to the Message From the Muse (MessagefromtheMuse.com ) on your facebook page and/or your own blog/website. When complete, post a comment to this blog post, showing your link(s). (This is how we will get your nam…

Seven Day Digital Collage Smackdown

So I’m playing in my collage journal the other day, just placing things this way and that on acrylic-painted Fabriano paper, and I get in a groove. Something manifests that I like. Really like. But I’m thinking “G-yod, I wish I had some Photoshop skills. What could this piece become if I knew my way around alpha channels, masking tools and clone stamps?”

Dang.

So I look up from my desk to gaze at my gorgeous husband Silas, who is, (guess what?) a Photoshop guru. Now I’ve been with this guy for six years and if I haven’t learned Photoshop yet, I ain’t gonna learn it. It’s my own lazy fault, ’cuz Silas has been a professional Photoshop teacher since 1997. But marrying a digital art guru has its perks. “Hey! Wanna challenge?”…

Angi & Silas' Blogs

… don’t have their main home on redbubble, to find out what’s new at the Duirwaigh Studios go here

For our inspiration blog for creative souls visit www.MessagefromtheMuse.com

in a few weeks we expect our new web site to be online and that will have all the blogs and goodies combined in one new place, sparkling with inspiration!