May reviews 2015:Books Movies Games and Music

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May 032015
 

May reviews 2015 :Books, Movies, Games, and Music For Teens and Adults

May reviews 2015:Movies for Adults and Teens 

Teens:Jurassic WorldMay Reviews 2015

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World. After many years, Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, gravely backfires.” Little has been unveiled about Jurassic World, but expect a hybrid dinosaur – created by splicing the genes of different dinosaur species – who lunches on whatever it can find.

May Reviews 2015Adults:Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios epic follow-up to The Avengers, sees a superhero cast – including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye – to combat the threat of a genocidal artificial intelligence which Tony Stark has accidentally brought to life. Stark created Ultron to help the Avengers protect the world, but it concluded that since humans cause all the world’s problems, all humans must die. (Released: 22 April)

May Reviews 2015: Music for Adults and Teens

Teens:Drew Lustman – Crystal Cowboydrew lustman

Best known for his work as FaltyDL, Drew Lustman explores hardcore and drum & bass, as well as soul and funk on his latest release. A step away from his electro moniker, Falty DL, Lustman found himself experimenting and making the kind of tracks he would DJ with or play to friends “without the pressure of the conceptual weighing him down”. Tracks like ‘Angel Flesh’ are reminiscent of early hardcore and breakbeat, while ‘Watch A Man Die’ is a smooth, drum and bass journey. This is a must have for lovers of the pioneering breakbeat scene of the 1990s and will be a familiar soundscape to anyone fortunate enough to have raved at some of London’s best drum and bass nights during that era. Whether he’s in electro or drum and bass mode, Lustman is a musical warrior to be reckoned with.

nnekaAdults: Nneka – My Fairytales

Nigerian-German soul songstress Nneka’s forthcoming 9-track album, explores the politics of her birthplace and her own personal voyage of discovery. “My Fairy Tales is a concept album, exploring the lives of Africans in the diaspora and the struggles they face,” Nneka explains. “How we cope hustling in ‘another man’s land,’ but also the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude.”

 

May Reviews 2015: Books  for Adults and Teens

Teens: Jinx’s Magic by Sage Blackwoodjinxs magic

Jinx is a daring young wizard’s apprentice, who travels from his home in the Urwald to an unfamiliar desert land in search of ancient magic. He desperately needs that magic as there are forces threatening the Urwald from all sides. Jinx’s Magic tells the tale of Jinx’s journey who soon learns he has to call upon the support of many magical beings of the Urwald – including witches, werewolves, wizards, and trees – to help in his endeavors

holistic energy magicAdults: Holistic Energy Magic: Charms & Techniques for Creating a Magical Life by Tess Whitehurst

Manifest success in every aspect of your life with Holistic Energy Magic, which provides ancient and modern spiritual techniques for tapping into your personal power. Holistic Energy Magic provides instructions for tool-free magic and important insights including intention, visualization, symbolic action, grateful expectation, and alignment. Complete with a spell book of charms and invocations for protection, serenity, love, and prosperity, this book shares the secrets of bringing abundance into your life.

 

May Reviews 2015: Games  for Adults and Teens

Teens: Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions App for Androidstar wars

Become an intergalactic hero in Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, the new action-platformer mobile game. Take on four free levels of battle against the Empire as Ezra Bridger, dodge TIE fighters, blast stormtroopers, and drive an Imperial AT-MP. With in-app purchases, wield a Lightsaber, fight Star Wars bosses, drive an AT-DP, and unlock 30 more levels and 50+ unique challenges. Customize and expand a secret Rebel Haven where heroes can hide out and rescue citizens.

Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Guide freeAdults:  Star Walk 2 for iOS

Star Walk 2 is a stargazing app that identifies constellations, planets and satellites as you point your smartphone or tablet at them. So if you’re one who enjoys taking a walk at night and gazing at the stars, this app is a perfect partner.

 

About the Author

Huria Choudhari is a journalist, creative warrior, intuitive counselor and life coach. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker. Applying that very same ethic, she also offers creative coaching and intuitive counselling services to help others discover their own truth. Get in touch with Huria at www.lifeandsoulcreatives.com or www.lifesoulfreedom.com 

 

Mar 312015
 

March 2015 Review of Books, Music, Games, and Movies For Children

March 2015 Review of Children’s Movies

March Review 2015Home 

DreamWorks Animation’s Home is a 3D generated buddy comedy movie based on Adam Rex‘s 2007 children’s book ‘The True Meaning of Smekday’.When Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons), a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip (voiced by Rihanna) who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word “home”. Released: 27 March

March 2015 Review of Children’s Games

LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin (Nintendo 3DS)March 2015 Review

In LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, players will take on the role of their favorite Ninja warriors and use an array of exciting new vehicles, mechs and dragons to battle their way through the Ninjago universe. A new enemy named Ronin enters the game and has the ability to steal the memories of Ninja warriors by using the Obsidian Glaive weapon. Players must locate these weapons and retrieve their powers before Ronin succeeds in completing his evil plans. Recommended for age 7 and above. Released: 27 March

March 2015 Review of Children’s Books

dragons love tacosDragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin 

Dragons Love Tacos is a fun extravaganza into the preferred cuisine of dragons, according to author Adam Rubin.  Dragons love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. But hey, go easy on the spicy salsa because if a dragon eats jalapeno-swimming salsas, be warned, it brings a whole new meaning to “housewarming”. This pencil cartoon illustrated book is a fun and entertaining tale for teeny tiny dragon lovers aged 3-5.

March 2015 Review of Children’s Music

Putumayo Kids presents Animal Playgroundputumayo kids animal playground

Whether your kids love animal cuddly toys or trips to the zoo, take their animal-loving nature a step further with a sing song. Putumayo Kids presents Animal Playground is a multilingual collection of animal-themed songs from around the world. The 13 tracks on the album will guide listeners on a journey that begins in North America and ends in Africa. Music fans and animal lovers of all ages will want to sing along and jive to the playful, upbeat melodies.

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Huria Choudhari is a journalist, creative warrior and intuitive counselor. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker. Applying that very same ethic, she also offers creative coaching and intuitive counselling services to help others discover their own truth. Get in touch with Huria at www.lifeandsoulcreatives.com or www.lifesoulfreedom.com

Dec 242014
 

December Review 2014  of Books, Music, Games, and Movies For Children

December Review 2014 of Children’s Movies

December reviewPaddington

The adoreable, marmalade-loving Peruvian bear, Paddington, finds himself in England where he is taken in by a young English boy and his family after being found a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children’s books by Michael Bond, Paddington is an enchanting, quirky English film that children and adults alike will enjoy. Released: 16 January in the USA

December Review 2014 of Children’s Games

Sweet Dreams! For iPhone and iPadsweet dreams

Help your kids drift off to zzzzz with the ‘Sweet Dreams!’ app. Kids can watch cat, giraffe, tiger and all the child’s other friends drift off to sleep with slow and gentle caresses by touching the screen. A soft, music-box background and the sound of the animals’ yawns will help children become tired. ‘Sweet Dreams!’ can easily be personalized for different bedtime situations. Parents can decide how many and which animals can be lulled to sleep when the child pets them.

December Review 2014 of Children’s Books

December reviewSparky’s Bad Spell by Ruby Nash

At Mrs Mothwick’s Magic Academy, Sparky and Carl have been trying really hard to learn magic, but it’s just not working. To make matters worse, the Grand Council of Wizardry and Witchiness are coming to inspect the school. Unless Sparky can master his magic tricks, he will get in big trouble – and the school could even be forced to close. But then a mysterious witch appears, and offers Sparky and Carl the solution to all their troubles. But is Miss Daisy really who she says she is?

December Review 2014 of Children’s Music

Kings & Queens of the Forest: Yoga Songs for Kidsyoga

‘Kings & Queens of the Forest’ blends upbeat, danceable music with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration for kids. The album includes 13 joyful folk/pop originals and 13 bonus Yoga Tracks with instructional voice-overs, as well as a lyric booklet that guides parents with illustrations of Kira’s kid-friendly yoga routines. Kira’s fun and easy-to-follow yoga instruction teaches self-awareness, improves balance and strength, and builds confidence.

 About the Author

Huria Choudhari is a journalist, fashion stylist and creative warrior. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker and loves delving into the bigger picture. She brings forward her power and magic to write about whatever her soul needs the world to be aware of. 

Dec 242014
 

December Review 2014:Books, Movies, Games, and Music For Teens and Adults

December Review 2014: Movies for Adults and Teens 

December Review 2014Teens:Strange Magic

Lucasfilm’s brand new animated film Strange Magic tells the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. The story by George Lucas was inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The characters find themselves involved in a battle as the big baddie of the film tries to get his hands on a greedy potion. Also, it’s a musical. Pop songs from the last six decades are part of the movie’s soundtrack. Released: 23 January

Adults:The Woman in Black: Angel of DeathDecember Review 2014

In a sequel to The Woman in Black, comes Angel of Death. This time round sees two teachers evacuate a group of school children to the abandoned Eel Marsh House, while London is in the midst of the blitz. Seeking safety from the bombs in the remote coastal location, the group instead find themselves facing an evil far more frightening when their arrival awakens the Woman in Black. Released: 2 January

December Review 2014: Music for Adults and Teens

lapsleyTeens:Lapsley – Understudy EP (XL Recordings)

2014 has been a year for 18-year-old British singer Låpsley. Her matured, sultry vocals and crafty songwriting have captured the attention of the industry and fans worldwide, is set to release her debut Understudy EP on XL Recordings. The four-track EP includes the subtle yet unassuming electro tune ‘Falling Short’.

 

Adults:Nostalgia 77 – Measures (Tru Thoughts).

London based musical multi-tasker Benedic Lamdin’s Nostalgia 77 project has been a 13 year journey, from collector and sampler of jazz records to fully fledged producer and specialist in not only jazz but a host of styles. ‘Measures’ is the second album under the …Monster guise, which brings a flavoursome take on instrumental jazz and has been supported by the likes of Gilles Peterson.

 

December Review 2014: Books  for Adults and Teens 

neomadTeens:Neomad Book 2: The Last Crystal by Suto

In the year 2076, the fate of humanity rests in the hands of 14 young warriors known as The Love Punks. The gods are watching and some of them are angry. While The Love Punks are in big trouble on Earth, the only people who could save us are seven gravity-defying girls from space known as the Satellite Sisters.

Adults:Juice: The Ultimate Guide to Juicing for Health, Beauty and Wellbeing by Liz Earlejuice

Yule may be a time of indugence, so kick start your 2015 with a do-able juice cleanse that provides your body with the right nutrients without starving your body on a traditional diet. Juicing is a fast and effective way to get amazing health benefits from weight loss, improving your skin and vitality to boosting your immune system. Beauty product founder, Liz Earle, offers delicious recipes as well as giving the lowdown on her favourite ingredients, why homemade juices are so much better than shop-bought ones and tips on inner-cleansing diets and detox programmes.

December Review 2014: Games  for Adults and Teens

dragonTeens:Dragon Age: Inquisition

A cataclysmic event plunges the land of Thedas into turmoil. Dragons darken the sky, casting a shadow of terror over a once-peaceful kingdom. Mages break into all-out war against the oppressive Templars. Nations rise against one another. It falls to you and your party of legendary heroes to restore order as you lead the Inquisition, hunting down the agents of chaos. BioWare’s latest action-adventure delivers an unparalleled story set in a vast, changeable landscape. Explore hidden caves, defeat truly monumental creatures, and shape the world around you based on your unique play style.

 

Adults:Fairy Tale Mysteries – The Beanstalk – Collector’s Edition (PC DVD)fairy tale mysteries

These are no ordinary beans! As a recently graduated investigator from the Grimm Brothers Institute, you must use all your wits – and your magic – to survive. Ascend the beanstalk to battle the mighty rampaging giant and protect the world from destruction. Find your way through the flower world, moon world, and more with the help from the elemental guardians, protectors of their realms. Revel in both full-scene hidden object quests as well as gorgeous conventional hidden object scenes. Defeat the giant in his castle to claim your reward and save the planet!

Huria Choudhari is a journalist, fashion stylist and creative warrior. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker and loves delving into the bigger picture. She brings forward her power and magic to write about whatever her soul needs the world to be aware of.

 

 

Nov 142014
 

November Review 2014:Books, Movies, Games, and Music For Teens and Adults

November Review 2014: Movies for Adults and Teens 

into the woodsTeens:Into the Woods

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) – all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Release: 25 December

 

Adults:Antarctica: A Year on IceNovember Review 2014

Antarctica: A Year on Ice is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature’s grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced. Release: 28 November

November Review 2014: Music for Adults and Teens

November Review 2014 Teens:Diplo – Florida

Seminal producer Diplo was living between a small apartment in Philadelphia and his mother’s house in Florida when he released his debut album, Florida. Now 10 years later, Florida is being reissued bundled with the Epistemology Suite EP and five unreleased tracks. The reissue is due to drop on Black Friday on Big Dada, the original label it was released on. Florida is a far cry from the starry production-work that Diplo has become so notorious for, touching on the lo-fi beats synonymous with DJ Shadow instead. Release: 24 November

 

Adults:DJ Dolores ­- Banda SonoraNovember Review 2014

DJ Dolores has been at the forefront of Brazilian electronic music for almost two decades. Having been a DJ in the 90s, Helder Aragão made the shift to producing his own music towards the end of the century. He first made a name for himself when he was invited by filmmaker Kleber Medonça to produce the score for his 1997 film ‘Enjuaulado’. Always fascinated by the overlaying nature of the visual and the sonic, DJ Dolores’ ‘Banda Sonora Música para Filmes’ (Soundtrack Music for Movies) is a collection of songs galvanized by various visual sources, from documentaries to fantastic flicks. Each song has its own reflective significance for Dolores, but untied, they act as a journal of his memories connected to his time creating compositions for Brazilian cinema. The album strikes an expert blend of north-eastern roots and contemporary electronica. With traditional violin’s, flutes and accordions perched atop stomping traditional rhythms and huge dub bass.

November Review 2014: Books  for Adults and Teens 

November Review 2014Teens: Call Me Ixchel: Mayan Goddess of the Moon (A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses) by Janie Havemeyer

Ixchel, Mayan Goddess of the Moon, is a spunky young goddess throwing lightning bolts with her friends until she meets and falls in love with the God of the Sun. Their tempestuous relationship leads to many colorful adventures, including an elopement across the Milky Way, a visit to the underworld, and a sojourn with the Vulture King. Told by Ixchel in the first person, this lively book gives young readers a unique entry into the world of Mayan mythology in this toned down version of the tale, appropriate for children and young teens. The novel format provides for an engaging and compelling read, and provides interesting cultural and historical context in a nonfiction section illustrated with maps and photographs.

 

Adults:: The Healing Power of Tea by Caroline Dow (Llewellyn)November Review 2014

Calling all tea drinkers, find out how you can heal your body with just the right cuppa. The Healing Power of Tea is a comprehensive guide to the healing world of teas and tisanes – from black to green to oolong, there’s detailed information on different tea types, their advantages, and an extensive list of ailments and what blends will alleviate them. Whether you’re an expert tea drinker or a new convert, author Caroline Dow teaches you the many delicious benefits of tea and herbal infusions. Learn about blending, preparation and consumption, and how to grow your own herb garden.

November Review 2014: Games  for Adults and Teens

November Review 2014Teens: The Wolf Among Us for Android

The Wolf Among Us is a five-part free app series on Android. Fairytale characters are being murdered in this hard-boiled, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham. As Bigby Wolf –you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.

 

 

Adults:The Goddess Tarot App for iPhone and iPadNovember Review 2014

Witches on the go need not park up and pull out their tarot deck thanks to The Goddess Tarot App. Featuring beautiful, inspirational art from Kris Waldherr’s celebrated tarot decks, The Goddess Tarot, this iPhone App is a must-have for any tarot enthusiast. The Goddess Tarot App features four tarot readings including one-card oracle, four-card Past-Present-Future reading, a Celtic spread and 8-card Goddess Circle. There’s an easy to use tarot reference section, as well as a Journal for you to save any readings. This is a great tool for any beginner or experienced tarot user.

 

About the Author

Huria Choudhari is a journalist, fashion stylist and creative warrior. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker and loves delving into the bigger picture. She brings forward her power and magic to write about whatever her soul needs the world to be aware of. 

Nov 142014
 

November Review 2014  of Books, Music, Games, and Movies For Children

November Review 2014 of Children’s Movies

November ReviewPenguins of Madagascar

Madagascar spin-off, Penguins of Madagascar, follows covert birds Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private. The penguins are brought into the services of the North Wind, an elite undercover inter-species task force that is dedicated to helping animals who can’t help themselves. The Penguins must work with the North Wind led by Classified to prevent Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world. Release: 26 November

November Review 2014 of Children’s Games

November ReviewJett Tailfin (Nintendo Wii U)

Jett Tailfin is a third person game, suitable for ages 3 and over, that joins the fun of street races with an underwater environment full of obstacles. As a little fish you must escape from the dangers of the sea while racing to be the fastest fish ever. The scenarios include paradisaical and mystical places like the Fernando de Noronha Island and the Pirate’s Island.

 

 

November Review 2014 of Children’s Books

Zen and Bodhi’s Snowy Day by Gina Gates Brown and Sarah Jane Hinder (illustrator) (Kindle Edition)zen and bodhi's snowy days

Zen and Bodhi are two koala bears on a snowy day, out to learn about the world. Where does snow come from? Where does wind go? Lively verses are full of mischievous fun as Zen and Bodhi explore their world; rhythm and rhyme introduce the concept of impermanence to the very young in this magical, cozy bedtime story. The two koalas sniff, taste, hear, feel, and see, exploring their senses and the world around them. Gorgeous illustrations capture the wide-eyed awe of children in snowfall in vibrant color in this Kindle edition.

November Review 2014 of Children’s Music

children's world of rhymes 101Children’s World of Rhymes: 101 Favourite Nursery Rhymes & Songs

Some of the world’s most famous nursery rhymes and songs feature on Children’s World of Rhymes: 101 Favourite Nursery Rhymes & Songs – everything from If You’re Happy & You Know It, The Gingerbread Man, Goosey Goosey Gander, Waltzing Matilda, I Am the Music Man, Fee Fi Fo Fum, Hot Cross Buns, Pussycat Pussycat to There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. There’s something here for everyone in this collection much-loved kids classics.

 

 

 About the Author

Huria Choudhari is a journalist, fashion stylist and creative warrior. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker and loves delving into the bigger picture. She brings forward her power and magic to write about whatever her soul needs the world to be aware of. 

Jul 172013
 

Lughnasadh Review Books, Music, Games, and Movies For Children

Lughnasadh Review Children’s Movies

Lughnasadh Review Disney’s Planes

Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. Released 9 August.

Lughnasadh Review Children’s Music

Magical Music Box for iOS, Android and Kindle FireLughnasadh Review for Children's Music

Magical Music Box is a musical app for kids, toddlers and babies. It plays beautiful traditional melodies from around the world. Songs include Old Macdonald Had a Farm from the US, A La Claire Fontaine from France and the Elephant Song from Thailand.To play the songs, children turn their finger on the screen, and the app becomes alive magically, playing the music while displaying beautiful animations. The Magical Music Box can also be used as the perfect lullaby player for babies to help them sleep.

Lughnasadh Review Children’s Book

Lughnasadh Review Children's BooksDanielle & the Strawberry Fairies (Book & CD) by Rini

Danielle is amazed by the brilliant red colour of strawberries. She wonders how that colour comes into being, so her mother arranges a trip to a farm to go strawberry picking and maybe find an answer. After driving through luxuriant fields of wildflowers, they arrive at the farm, and Danielle and her little dog, Oscar, set off with a wicker basket perfect for holding juicy berries. As the sun casts a golden glow over the fields and the sweet, tart fragrance of ripe strawberries fills the air, she begins her search. What she discovers is an enchanting world of tiny fairies eager to share their secret and the surprising answer to her question. This book, beautifully illustrated in watercolours, stirs the senses and imaginations of young readers, while an additional CD of original music encourages children to sing along with the fairies as they work their magic.

Lughnasadh Review Children’s Games

Gro Recycling for iPhone, iPad and iPod TouchLughnasadh Review for Children's Games

Gro Recycling is a fun and playful way to teach kids about recycling and sustainability. It’s based on a set of musical recycling bins, who each have different tastes, and kids have to “feed” them rubbish by selecting the right “trash food”. Any leftovers and garbage will be sent to the recycling machines in order to create new products which are going be used to serve the Gro animals in having a picnic. The cute graphics and animations in this app are text and language free, and make for an engaging and hopefully, encouraging way for kids to get started with recycling

Reviews compiled by Huria Choudhari   aka Stylescribez is a journalist and fashion stylist drawn to dynamic beatmakers, designers, trailblazers and warriors. She writes about music, fashion, arts and living life with soul at Life & Soul Magazine: http://www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com.

Fairy Artists-Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

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Jul 172013
 

Fairy Artists Part II-Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

There are many fairy artists out there, many very talented and skilled artists creating beautiful pictures and images in all sorts of media. It seems to me too that Fairy Art isFairy artist-Stephanie Pui-Mun Law not only a genre but to a certain extent also an industry; I have seen some very extensive websites with plenty of stuff to fall in love with and purchase.

My selections of the artists that I choose to present is a highly subjective selection from the contemporary fairy artists that I have come across browsing the internet, being guided only by my own sense of curiosity and beauty and attraction to certain styles and techniques.

Today I will present one of those artists that I have found interesting not only because I appreciate her actual works, but also because she have created her own tarot, a exquisitely beautiful deck.

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law has been drawn to and painted mythical beings and creatures since she was very young and has a background in programming software. She has been working with her art full time  for some ten plus years and is represented in media, games and books and magazines Law’s portfolio of published work and list of clients also includes White Wolf (Changeling: The Lost), Precedence Entertainment (Wheel of Time collectible card game, Rifts collectible card game), HarperCollins (covers for The Demon Child Trilogy by Jennifer Fallon), Realms of Fantasy magazine, Carus Publishing Company (known for their magazines for elementary/junior high/high school readers such as Cricket and Cicada), Elemental Designer Games (ChessMage collectible card game), Skotos (Castle Marrach role-playing game), Alderac Entertainment Group (Warlord, Seventh Sea, and Legend of the Five Rings[8] collectible card games), Talislanta, and Black Knight Games.

She is also a flamenco dancer which comes to expression in her art: you can tell she is a person very deeply aware of movement and choreography, there’s a fluidity and a sense of gracefulness in all that she does.

Like most fairy artists she draws her inspiration from mythology, legends and folklore and the Pre-Raphealites – a group of seven English painters, poets and critics that formed a brotherhood in 1848. Their intention was to reform art wanting to bring it back to the abundance of detail, vivid and intense colors and more complex composition than was the case of the art of their time which they considered mechanistic and that had come into style after Raphael and Michelangelo.

Stephanie works mostly with watercolors, but also makes use of other techniques, such as pen and ink, acrylic and digital programs. She also makes figurines.

 

Click here to see her tarot deck in full, learn more about Stephanie and to browse her website: http://www.shadowscapes.com/

 

About the Author: Casha is a European born mystic, writer, fine artist, clothes designer and numerologist For more information and contact, please visit http://numerologyforthesoul.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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