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Friday, May 20, 2011

Paris Rags Romantic Clothing

 Paris Rags offers several retail lines of romantic inspired clothing. However, the crème de la crème is the “one of a kind” creations.  The original designs are hand sewn pieces made of vintage textiles and lace.

 Most pieces are hand dyed to create a vintage look. The colors are unique to Paris Rags. The original designs include: clothing, scarfs, hats, and belts.

  In case you’re wondering about sizes, the mission state of Paris Rags is, “Make every woman feel beautiful no matter what size!” 

Kimberly Ryan, founder.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dancing Flame by Artist Jillian Crider

Dancing Flame by Jillian Crider

Jillian Crider's watercolor paintings are so detailed, it is difficult to imagine that most are only 2.5 x 3.5 inches --the size of a trading card. Having found her niche in Artist Trading Cards (ATC and ACEO), she sees the market  growing along with her passion for creating the highly collectible miniature works of art.

A self-taught artist, Jillian applied her talent in graphic design and other art related work before she "started painting seriously" in 1998. By 2000, she had opened her own gallery and studio. Her paintings are also for sale at shows throughout the United States and online.

In addition to being a freelance artist and writer, she also enjoys teaching others to paint. Jillian says that, she's a  "Jill of many trades," but it appears she is best known for house portraiture. After all, she's painted over 9,000.

Jillian Crider is from Australia. She currently lives in White City, Oregon, USA.

More of her work may be seen at:   and