Handcrafted pendant sparks delight and a mystery

This pendant featuring an Argentine coin originally came from a collection from Saint Sampson. (Photo: Indie Art South)
This pendant featuring an Argentine coin originally came from a collection from Saint Sampson. (Photo: Indie Art South)

It’s no secret that I like original art. That includes visual art, jewelry, furniture, and music. Not long ago I saw a post on Facebook with an image of a pendant. The seller has an art shop in Newberry, South Carolina. As soon as I saw the pendant, I knew my daughter Rebecca would love it, so I bought it as an early Christmas gift. It just looked like her. I correctly predicted she’d be thrilled with the pendant. What I didn’t know is that we had bumped into a mystery. Continue reading “Handcrafted pendant sparks delight and a mystery”

Theme songs in TV and film: Top award should go to The Heavy

Theme song to TV series Strike Back, 'Short Change Hero' is performed by The Heavy. Image by Jonathan Koifman - info@JonathanKoifman.com
The theme song to the TV series ‘Strike Back’, “Short Change Hero”, is performed by The Heavy. Image by Jonathan Koifman; info@Jonathan Koifman.com.

Every now and then I’ll watch a TV show with my husband. That makes him happy because I don’t watch a lot of TV unless college football is on. We’re watching the series Strike Back on Amazon Prime. It’s action all the way, based on adventures of a secret intel branch in the United Kingdom. This isn’t about the series, though. Before I watched a single scene, I fell for the theme song, “Short Change Hero” by The Heavy. I think that song deserves the top award of all time for theme songs. Continue reading “Theme songs in TV and film: Top award should go to The Heavy”

Military veteran and other Florida filmmakers’ works officially selected for West Texas festival

Iron Freedom Foundation photo for film A Devils River Story
Cameron Cushman’s films like ‘A Devils River Story’ illustrate the benefits of outdoor activities as therapeutic. (Snip: Iron Freedom Foundation)

The West Texas Film Festival announced Florida filmmakers’ works will be included in selections for the 2019 festival in Odessa Nov. 21-23. The festival, in its fourth year, showcases works that have the “pioneer spirit of filmmaking.” Among the Floridians whose works will be shown is a military veteran who is an enthusiastic outdoorsman and believes nature can be therapeutic. Continue reading “Military veteran and other Florida filmmakers’ works officially selected for West Texas festival”

Taylor Swift appeals to fans for help in public brawl over rights to her music

Taylor Swift appeal to fans on Twitter [@taylorswift13]
Taylor Swift appealed to fans to express outrage about her record deal consequences via her Twitter page @taylorswift13.
Taylor Swift has posted a message to fans on Twitter in hopes of enlisting their aid in a public brawl with Big Machine Label Group. That corporation changed hands this year and so did Swift who now has a deal with a company that’s part of Universal Music Group. In some ways, this is a wakeup call to aspiring songwriters, and in other ways, it’s a complicated matter that some media are presenting in too simple a manner. Continue reading “Taylor Swift appeals to fans for help in public brawl over rights to her music”

Mystery-romance indie novel ‘Derelict’ added to Arts Market

Derelict by Rebecca Day
Image of ‘Derelict’ book cover courtesy of author.

The new mystery-romance novel ‘Derelict’ has been added to the Arts Market at Indie Art South as we continue to add items that readers might like. This novel was written by Rebecca Day, songwriter and frontwoman for The Crazy Daysies. Rebecca, as many readers already know, is my daughter.

The novel that surprised me is now surprising her. Why? Continue reading “Mystery-romance indie novel ‘Derelict’ added to Arts Market”