Monday, November 21, 2005

Color Matching site

Trying to make your website match? Go here for some help.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Charlotte Artists
Showcasing Charlotte's visual artists and their creations.

The Art and talent of Arroe Collins

Arroe Collins is all over the map, and his talent demands it. A 26 year veteran of radio, Arroe's work has made its way onto the Bob & Sheri Radio Show, helping them earn six Marconi nominations. He was 1/3 of the nationally syndicated Pam Stone Show, helping her earn two Gracie Allan Awards. Twice he was voted Jefferson Pilot employee of the year, and was nominated to replace Casey Kasum on American Top 40.

Arroe worked in Billings, Montana from 1980 to 1985 when he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he has worked since 1985. He has been on-air talent and voice-track artist, as well as having done commercial and radio imaging production, for stations across America, throughout his colorful life.

His art has helped raise thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Koman Foundation, the Hope Stout Make a Wish Foundation and several local schools who've needed extra funds to send their students to foreign countries.

Arroe Collins

Radio Broadcast professional:
1980-82 KOYN/Billings, Montana
1982-85 KOOK/Billings, Montana
1985-91 WEZC/Charlotte, North Carolina
1991-93 WAQQ/Charlotte, North Carolina
1993-05 WLNK/Charlotte, North Carolina

Voice-over talent:
Image voice for several radio and television stations across the nation.
Voice track radio shows in other markets
Work one on one with production companies in creating quality commercial

Television reporter:
1997-99 WBTV/Charlotte morning show reporter

Professional writer:
Written three books of poetry
Written two novels
Written two books of inspiration
Written articles for music and lifestyle magazines
Movie critic for the nationally syndicated Pam Stone Show
Taught poetry at Barnes and Nobel 1996-99

Nationally recognized artist whose pieces have helped raise thousands of
dollars for non-profit organizations.

Mobil DJ service:
One of the most extensive music collections in the Carolinas.

The Art of Michael Harrison

Photography by Michael Harrison

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Art and Architecture of Liquid Design

Open House Invitation / Liquid Design

Who is Liquid DESIGN?
The principals of Liquid Design combined have over 42 years of experience in the architectural services industry and a work history that spans 8 different architectural and engineering firms. This experience leaves us poised to offer exceptional relationship-based design services that enhance the Piedmont area and surrounding regions. We take great pride in our experience with diversified project types. Our extensive design portfolio ranges from quality interior design and space planning to project phasing, large building design, and project management. We are licensed in 8 states to better serve our national clients and yet still maintain relationships with our smaller local clients.

The Photographic Art of John Drawbaugh

Bellagio - Photo by John Drawbaugh

The Art of Cathy Sigmon

"field of daisies 2" by Cathy Sigmon

Primarily a self-taught artist, Cathy works from her studio in Faith, North Carolina in colored pencil, watercolor and acrylics. She has won numerous awards in local and regional exhibitions and conducts workshops for regional art guilds.

A Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Cathy has participated in CPSA international exhibitions in San Diego, Detroit and Houston. Her work is included in "The Best of Colored Pecncil 4", published by Rockport Publishers and distributed in the U.S. and abroad by North Light Books.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Colors of Summer :: has them for you.

Colors of Leonardo

Now that Summer is upon us, thoughts drift toward lazy afternoons with friends and family, gathered together, sipping on cool beverages, sharing each other's company. This summer, why not go that extra mile for your darlings and add a splash of color to your festivities! has just the thing you need to spruce up your patio, kitchen, bathroom, or really any space inside or outside of your house or office.

Leonardo's Bar & Juice selection includes a Millefiori Assortment, Morini, Pisa, a Pop Art collection, Swing whiskey tumblers and more.

If vases are what you are looking for, check out this wide selection of choices.

When the evening comes, you will want to light the night in style. Leonardo has you covered here as well, with Picco Small Table Lights and Contessa Table Candles. But at Leonardo, you are not limited to candles and table lights, with the advent of LED Rainbow Lights...

Be sure to check out their stemware, bowls, matched sets, and seasonal items.

Friday, April 22, 2005

The Musician's Report 2001

Bigger Than The Beetles
"Bigger Than The Beetles: 'Dance with Madona'
Top Song Dance with Madonna currently # 57 in the US club charts, #115 in the World, club chart. Key word spamming such as 'Madonna' draws in the croud. also getting on as many stations is important. Many people check the New Listings Chart frequently. So load new work as often as possible."

Sunday, April 10, 2005

The Art of Woody Williams

Charlotte's Greatest Unsung Artist

Woody Williams is one of North Carolina's great unsung artists and musicians. When Anonymoses Dave Beckwith met him, back in 1975, Mr. Williams was already an old hand at both art and music, and Dave was always astonished at how Woody could render things so perfectly with just pen, pencil and pad. Or with a guitar, piano, voice or organ. In 1975, Woody already had notebooks full of art, and scores of songs, which he would sing with his guitar, or belt out of the piano...which was often rigged with thumbtacks on the hammers, to give it a honky-tonk sound.

Thiry years later, Woody Williams is still cranking out art and music, with few, if any, gaps in between. Only now, instead of ragtag instruments, and only a pen or brush, Woody has a music and digital art studio in his home where he continues his studies and creations. He has designed playing cards, NASCAR posters and decals, pennants, banners, CD covers, book covers, webpage graphics, telephone directories, TV station logos, retouched old photos, created a new form of carpet art and more.

In the late 1990's and early 21st Century, Woody Williams and Anonymoses Dave Beckwith teamed up and created "BIGGER THAN THE BEETLES", which, as they said at the time, was "a roving fractal of sound and personnel".

Bigger Than The Beetles reached the USA top 10 on a number of occasions when Woody's hit, "I Want to Feel You" was released. His hit, "Dance with Madona" also reached the top 10, and was the top song in NC for almost a year. Woody also created most of the art. Below are some of the Bigger Than the Beetles' well as a few other things thrown in besides.

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Woody has gone by JaWW, Jaww Graphics, Naked Karma, Jimy Jamz, Techno Taxi, Teknova, Jamzoo, Synthetic Underground, and yet others through the years.

This is some of his work...

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