Review: Helmetgirls: Art of Camilla d'Errico Volume 2 by Camilla d'Errico

by Camilla d'Errico and Chris Warner
Camilla d'Errico is a powerful voice in pop surrealism, her work combining diverse influences in imagery both singular and hauntingly familiar. Compelling and deeply personal, Helmetgirls documents Camilla's art and lifestyle brand that fuses manga, steampunk, and fine art into an original and meaningful aggregate. Gargantuan biomechanical headgear adorns beautiful, wide-eyed, and seemingly fragile girls. More than just decoration, the helmets express each girl's character, needs, and desires. Look deeply into the Helmetgirls' eyes - they have a story to tell.
I just got to say this was one of the best Art books I have looked upon~ I'm a huge fan of Manga and Anime artworks and have my own collection of Manga comic books stacked in my very packed and over stuffed bookshelf. I also love to draw and anime is one of the genre that I draw the most during my feel time and others. Did I mention I am also an artist myself? Well, I am receiving my B.A in Art so that means something. But still, I am over joyed to have gotten a chance to see d'Errico's artworks within this book and get it in advance~ 
Seeing d'Errico's art in this book just inspired me to make my own work of anime! It has been in my head for years now but I never really gotten the chance to create it since I never thought that I could, especially through painting. And, most some of my art teachers don't think it's realistic enough to be painted which also was a drawback to my manga-animesque mind. 
d'Errico's work are just magnificent. They're beautiful and peaceful to look and admire. I just wished I new what their sizes were because to think if they were on large canvases, say 5ft or something, they would be breath taking. Many of her work are inspired by the industrial era and the mechanical tools. In this collection of her work it's all about Helmet the girls are wearing and they are highly elaborated and complex~  The colors and details on the helmets are marvelous; the metal and steal are perfectly executed in her painting and in every medium. Her art also reminded me of the steam punk genre especially with all the metal, tools, chains, screws, and gears. Which I love~ 
Anyone who love art and graphic novels, especially the manga anime genre should check out her work, and this book!
I definitely have to purchase my San Diego Comic-Con  ticket just to see her work in person and other great artists in this realm~!
Thanks to for the Advance copy of her book.


My Anniversary Giveaway~! 01/20/2013~01/28/2013

Okay~ my first and hopefully not my last giveaway~! Since this is my first time doing something like this when I blog hop so many times, I wanted to share something with you all. And maybe to also give back for all of the wonderful BlogHops that I have attended. For my gift I'm giving away one of my Favorite books, Tarnished by Karina Cooper~!  She's also author of the Dark Mission series a Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy read.
This book is amazing and such a great read. It's action packed filled with adventure and mysteries of the dark underworld of London. Did I forget to mention that it's a Victorian Steam Punk novel? It also has Romance~

This book was a wow~ got me even more interested in this genre and its style of clothing and gears~ <--goggles~ They're pretty sweet right? Planning on purchasing my own one day (when I have the money).

Anyways, Tarnished is Cooper's first book in her St. Croix Chronicles series and the second book Gilded just came out in December~! Which I'm currently reading and loving~
Hope you guys check out her books and her website. Just click the pictures and it'll link you to their respective sites. :)

If you don't mind, pass the word around about this giveaway, unless you want the book for your self without the competition. LOL

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Happy Endings BlogHop~

My 2nd Year Aniverasry~! on BlogSpot and my 1st Year Aniversary on my WordPress Blog

Wow~ I didn’t even realize that it was my One year Anniversary there on WordPress until I checked my reply note tag on the upper right corner and it said
Happy Anniversary!
You registered on 1 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!
I should do a Book giveaway shouldn’t I ~!?  Thanks to the idea from a fellow Blogger : Booked and Loaded at    Who also just had an Anniversary on her blog. 

But since it's also my 2nd Year here on BlogSpot I might do TWO different giveaways on both my sites~ So look out for a giveaway some time soon~


A Great Blog that Needs to be Visited~!

Celebrating the great years on the blog~! I absolutely love this blog and the authoresses on this blog. They're Historical Romance writers and have many great books to grab.  I have been a frequent visitor to this magical blog for some time now, maybe even since it first started but it has been a magical time there and for many more days to come! They'll doing a great giveaway for new comers and giving away seven, SEVEN~ you hear me, free books to one lucky new comer to the blog~! These authoresses are amazing and should be read~ So go check it out.