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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Feeling The Love This Morning

I MUST Admit I've been slacking on my emails the last few days as it has been a mega-busy and full-on week at work. So, I can say, it was a real pleasure at the end of a tiring, stress-filled week when I was catching up with a few things to find in my inbox some emails from a Redbubble Sci-Fi art group have featured some of my work this week.

MUCH BETTER Than a chocolate egg!*

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014

*Okay, a bit of a fib, I do love the chocolate eggs this time of year...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Food For Thought

YOU Are in the top half of the world’s population if…
…Your home has something other than a floor made of dirt.

YOU Are in the top twenty percent of the world’s population if…
…Your home has a roof, door, windows and more than one room.

YOU Are in the top five percent of the world’s population if…
…You have a refrigerator in your home.

YOU Are in the top one percent of the world’s population if…
…You have a car, DVD player, personal computer, microwave and your toilet has a door on it.

Aspire not to have more, but to be more.’ – Archbishop Oscar Romero*

*Archbishop Oscar Romero was known as the, ‘Bishop of the Poor’ for his passionate defence of poor farmers’ rights in El Salvador and for his courageous opposition to the genocide, Oscar Romero died for his beliefs at the hands of an unknown assassin in 1980.

Source – Change the World 9-5

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Some More Awesome Adventure Stories Artwork!

I'M Right in the middle of converting some of my art over to t-shirt designs, posters ideas, and half a dozen other things for my RedBubble store. So, here are some of the latest ones that I found some time this week to pull together:

YOU Can find all of my artwork available to buy so far here at my RedBubble store: BUY MY ART

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

I Gotta New Bag...

IF You follow me on Facebook you may have already seen a quick snap I took of this bag earlier in the week when it arrived from CaffePress for me to have a play with. Having made some time I applied my photographing skills to grabbing a few more professional shots of this brilliant bit of kit.

BEFORE I started selling any products via my new online shop D6Gear, I wanted to gab a few as samples and check them out. Now, I know that CaffePress is a solid company producing some very high quality products for some very big companies. However, you can't beat getting your hands on things and having a play yourself. Also, what better advert for your products than being a user and advocate for them.

THIS Is my Imperial War Gear Field Bag. It is fantastic for stacking full of rule books, die, tape measures and everything else you need to take to the battle table (bar your minis). I've 'play tested' the bag myself, it's brilliant, I managed to get three Warhammer 40k Codex, the main hard back edition of 6th edition Warhammer 40K, the pocket sized 'floppy' edition of 6th edition Warhammer 40K, a note book, two pens, two full sets of template for Warhammer 40K, two tape measures, an A4 folder with my army lists and org charts, two tape measures and enough die to make a hungry hippo blush. I still had room left over and the bag held it all comfortably, and it was no trouble just slung over my shoulder while I carried my minis in a couple of cases.

THE Bag itself is 12" Wide x 16" High x 3.5" Deep, 100% heavyweight cotton canvas that has been enzyme washed for a vintage look with an adjustable cotton-webbed shoulder strap. The front flap has, printed into the canvas, a unique art design by myself and has antique brass buckles for fastening. Finally, on the inside, is a hanging zipper pocket, that I find handy for storing all those die!

I Have a load more designs to finish and upload yet before the shop opens officially. I also want to get a few more samples of the products to play test (also, even if I say-so-myself, I want to own) before the big opening. Until then watch out for more updates, and don't forget, although unofficial, the shop is open for business already!

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014

Let Love Be Your Energy

MANIFESTOS, A declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the 'owner'. A few years ago I found some inspiring guys online creating manifestos as a way to lay down some thoughts about the things that motivate them (I'd post a link, but it was a while ago and despite many attempts to search the web for the blog I was following at the time, I've failed, yet my quest will continue...). The drive behind the idea was to simply spend some time writing down, in a creative way, the things that inspired you based on a theme.

FOR Me, this isn't about writing just one master manifesto to rule them all, like the One True Ring from Lord of the Rings, more of a fluid and deeply personal thing to refer to, remind me where my focus should be and offer inspiration when I need it. The trick is not to think you're done once you get a manifesto in the bag but from time-to-time create a new one based on a different theme to get you thinking once more.

HERE Is a manifesto I've recently created called, 'Let Love Be Your Energy':

CREATING A manifesto is a fun and inspiring exercise, give it a go...