In 2008 while walking to work, Jack Straw came on the iPod and for some reason on this occasion, it struck me like a bolt of lighting. I knew I had to write the rest of the story. I became fascinated by the circumstances of the song.
Well.....Three years and two kids later.....I began in 2011, what became a full year of research. On January 1st of 2012, I started writing and had the first draft in June. About a million edits later, I self published Jack Straw this past weekend. It's been an amazing journey and I'm very proud of the book. Community members can use Coupon code: HF85E on Smashwords to download for $1.99. Thank you and I hope you enjoy!
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I just started making these and am super excited about them :)
I can make any custom color combo, just email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a coupon code going on right now for 15% off until April 27th (Use Code: '200LIKES')
Let me know what you think, and if you'd like a custom!
Just spreading the good word about 20+ original Grateful Dead concert/event t-shirts from the 70s & 80s up for grabs:
If you don't know about this site, take a second and check them out. I've shopped a few of their auctions and have picked up some great stuff in the past.
We (myself and spouse) have the pleasure of representing a very popular artist in Europe by the name of Chirag Bangdel. Chirag has sold out three straight shows in Amsterdam with his series called "Tattva". He has also exhibited in Germany and Belgium as well as several other European locales. His show in Lahore is due to open soon and he has one scheduled later in the year in Dubai,
We are now looking for galleries in in NYC and Stowe, Vermont to receive his pieces for exhibition as well as a gallery in Ottawa and Mexico City. His work is contemporary and very exciting and is not astronomically priced, as will be the case when his North American shows conclude and his positive reviews precede him.
From his biographical snapshot:
Chirag Bangdel is an artist, writer and poet from Nepal. He exhibits regularly in his country and abroad. Chirag has always shown his loved for figurative paintings and has created a large volume of works in the genre.
His eighth solo exhibition of paintings in 2006 was organized and hosted by The World Bank, Kathmandu, to mark Women’s Day. In 2012, The World Bank, Kathmandu organized and hosted another exhibition in it’s Public Information Office premises. Fifty-three of his paintings have been featured in United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2009 calendar, selling 2000 copies.
Chirag is also loved for his other series of mixed media and collage artworks which he calls “Tattva”. His series of “Tattva” has been exhibited in the Netherlands, where he had three complete sell out shows, in Germany and other countries in Europe.
Chirag is also appreciated for his on going series of installation art which he calls “ Experience Red” where he tries to show the futility of violence.
Also a writer and poet, he has authored five books, the last one being “Mist Around The Stupa”, a book of short stories and haiku poetry, published by Chautara Publications, the Netherlands.
Chirag Bangdel is also a radio presenter and producer.
From his Blog, Spring 2012:
"I've been painting in the brightest of colors. Red, blue and mauve. This time spring has hit me hard. I have been dazzled. Been painting like insane. Used up all my stock of canvass. Must have visited over eight times to the art store to get paint. My paintings are thick in Pasto. All juicy. Nothing overburdened with false intellect. Pure colors and pure joy. I now know why the impressionists were mad with happiness."
If you are a patron of contemporary art and you know an art gallery looking to identify rising stars from around the world that might be interested in inviting Chriag Bangdel on a standard gallery contract, please reply to me by PM for further details. We will try to post examples of his work in the coming days. We are currently discussing placement with a gallery in Stowe, Vermont.
Thank you and please tell others who might have an interest. This artist is going from poor and starving to famous and rich right before our eyes!
~~~~~"Kuntfilturdpeesh * Mayanayshevetz~~~~~~
Great Christmas Present...
Jerry Garcia Area Rug
"Emerging Elephants" - Pacific Blue
63" x 90"
The estate of Jerry Garcia singed an agreement with Orian Rug manufacturer in late 2004 to produce rugs inspired by the artwork of Jerry. I believe they were produced in limited quantities for about 1 year. These rugs are nowhere to be found.
Live in the great state of Illinois? or know a deadhead who does? This cool Illinois family deadhead pin would make a great gift this holiday season. We don't have many of these, so get one while you can. They are available at our shop in suburban Chicago or on our website.
Grateful Dead - Illinois Family Deadhead Pin (Click here to order)
I was thinking how good 25 of these would look on my tree in a spectrum of ten colors. I hit the link to order and not available in different colors and the one color is out-of-stock. I know, it was totally available in July...
Does your Christmas tree or Chanukah bush have a Grateful Dead Ornament on it?
Get a Grateful Dead Christmas Ornament for that special dead on your list this year.
Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop has several different Grateful Dead ornaments to choose from.
Happy Hippie Holidaze!
Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop
708 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047