Meet: Henrietta Harris

Meet Henrietta Harris,

Henrietta is an artist from New Zeeland, she graduated  in 2006 with a bachelor of Fine Arts from Auckland University of Technology. Henrietta uses watercolor and gouache to create beautiful, skilfully hand-drawn hands, faces and brains that seem to float away from each other. Her work appears in shows all over New Zealand, Australia, London and New York, on t-shirts, record covers and in print publications. Most of her work are portraits.

Her clients are: Vanity Fair (France), The Department Store (Auckland), Karen Walker, BITE Magazine, Flying Nun Records, VERAMEAT, Coffee Supreme (New Zealand), Ruby (New Zealand), and many more.

I love her work the first one I saw was as usual on Tumblr. It was a new kind of painting to me; timeless and thought-provoking. It makes me wonder what kind of story was hiding behind the floating body parts and hidden features. Such Beautiful art.

 

 

xo, Gely

Meet: Alessia Cara

Meet Alessia Caracciolo, better known as Alessia Cara. A 19 years old R&B and Pop singer from Brampton, Ontario Canada.

When Alessia was 10 she started playing guitar and taught herself how to play various songs. Around the age of 13 she began her own YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs like Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood, Mirrors by Justin Timberlake, Every time You Lie by Demi Lovato etc.

She is signed to Def Jam Recordings in 2015 at the age of 18, on April 2015 Alessia released her first debut single ‘Here’. Later it became Billboard’s “20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist” in June 2015.

Alessia released an EP called Four Pink Walls with five songs on it, including her debut single “Here”. And her first debut album Know-It-All was released on November 13, 2015.

“As a kid I would always be in my bedroom constantly staring at the same four pink walls in it, aspiring to do all of these things. I had big dreams, and my dreams were bigger than what my life was at the time. I didn’t understand why my life wasn’t more interesting, but I was so oblivious to life outside of my bedroom because I was always there. I had to go about living my dreams.

Alessia has a beautiful voice, a really beautiful voice that I enjoy listing to. I have heard the acoustic version of  one of her singles “I’m Your’s” a thousand times! I can’t wait to hear more from.

 

xo, Gely

Meet: Melanie Martinez

Meet Melanie Martinez,

a 20 years old indie pop and alternative rock singer/songwriter and photographer from Baldwin, New York.

Melanie was one of the members in Adam’s team in the third season of The Voice and was eliminated in the fifth week of:

“I didn’t expect to get this far and this is beyond what I’ve dreamed of. I’m just glad I got to express who I am as an artist and really touch people’s hearts because that was the ultimate goal.”

After the show she started working on original songs. She is now signed to Atlantic Records and on April 22, 2014 she released her single ‘Dollhouse’. On May 19, 2014 Melanie released her debut EP Dollhouse. And that’s not all, on August 14, 2015 Melanie’s first album will be released titled Cry baby.

Some of you may know Melanie from her song carousel that was featured in American Horror Story: Freak Show.  

Melanie Martinez is a unique person, I love the way she expresses herself through her music. As a crazy Pretty Little Liars fan I sometimes watch theories on YouTube and often there’s a song playing in the background; Carousel. So I got used to it and I decided to look up the lyrics and that’s when I found Melanie Martinez! Going through some of her music and ‘Pity Party’ became on of my favorite songs and was released on June 1, 2015.

 

Xo, Gely

Meet: For King & Country

Meet for King & Country, a Christian pop band by the  Australia-American brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone in 2007. In 2012 their debut record Crave, received much love and they were named as “New Artists To Watch” by Billboard for 2012.

Their debut album Crave was released on 28 February 2012. The album became number 2 on the iTunes “Top Christian & Gospel albums” and number 42 on the overall chart. Later it became number 4 on Billboard‍ ’​s “Christian Albums chart”, and has remained on the chart for 26 weeks and also charted on Billboard 200. Their first single “Busted Heart” was a the single of 2011 in their genre and was in the Top 10 for weeks.

In high school Joel and Luke did background vocals. After Luke graduated from high school, the brothers decided to think about forming a band that was created in 2007. At first they began their career with the band name “Joel & Luke”, but they later changed it to “Austoville”. In 2008 Joel and Luke released an EP ‘A Tale of Two Towns’ with six songs on it. In 2009 Joel and Luke signed on with Warner music  Group with Ben Glover as their producer. Then they changed their name to “For King & Country” Luke said that they wanted a band name with more meaning and this was their definitive choice.

personally my favorite song is Shoulders, it’s a newer song and it touched my heart. I just love it and the video clip fits the song perfectly, I even got goosebumps because of their voices!

Xo, Gely

Laura Callaghan Illustration

Let me start with this: I adore weird/ different things like fashion, drawings, illustrations and art. I’m obsessed with the colors blue, pink or anything neon and old school-like. While scrolling through my dashboard on Tumblr I came across this illustration by Laura Callaghan, and I loved it!

This and many others were illustrated by Laura Callaghan, an Irish illustrator in South East London. She graduated with an MA in Illustration from Kingston University in 2010. Her work is hand illustrated with a mixture of watercolour, indian ink and the smallest pens she can get her hands on. Some of her clients are: UrbanOutfitters, NYLON Magazine, Book Club London, Visit Dublin etc.

Laura Callaghan was also the Illustration Editor for Oh Comely Magazine from 2010 – 2013.

Fun fact about Laura is that 90% of her wardrobe is black while her illustrations show more color, her illustrations conclude wild back stories based on the complicated details, vivid colors, and bold facial expressions in each illustration. Laura Callaghan draws sixteen hours a day, from Monday through Friday. She has been assigned for wall painting, menus, and advertisements. I must say (write) that Laura Callaghan is now favorite illustrator! (She even makes comics)

Xo, Gely

Meet: Royal Tailor

Meet Royal Tailor, I’ve known them for a while now and I must say their music is pretty awesome! Personally my favorite song is Remain, it’s the first song I heard from them. No matter what all his love will remain.

Royal Tailor is an American Christian pop-rock band that was created in 2004 by Tauren Wells (lead vocalist and guitarist), DJ Cox (backing vocalist) and Blake Hubbard (bass guitarist and backing vocalist) when they were in college, later Jarrod Ingram (drummer) enjoyed the band.

Royal Tailor performed in more than 300 shows in 2 years and gained experience. After hearing Royal Tailor Leeland and Jack Mooring, the members of an Christian Rock band from Texas. Passed the band’s EP (Love Like This) to Jason McArthur, the Vice President of A&R of Provident Music Group. Jason McArthur signed Royal Tailor to a record deal. The producers Aaron Lindsey, Chuck Butler and Daniel Kinner produced Royal Tailor’s first debut album, Black & White. This album was released on June 7, 2011 and received a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for the 54th Grammy Awards.

On October 22, 2013 the band’s self-titled album, Royal Tailor came out. It’s a more funkier, danceable with bigger sing-alongs, deeper and more intimate conversations about God and faith.

Announcement: Royal Tailor is going to perform on June 6, 2015 in Arnhem, The Netherlands at the EO-Jongerendag! (..tears of happiness afterwards came) Also coming up soon a, “What to pack for EO-Jongerenndag” ! But first make sure you buy your tickets before its’s to late! (Sorry for the kind-of-actually-super-late announcement)

Xo, Gely

Meet: Leacarva

Meet Leandro,

He’s 17 years old, born in Portugal on the 4th of June in 1997

He’s a creative and positive guy who’s crazy about games, when he was 3 years old he moved to Holland with his family, and got his first PlayStation when he turned 4. That was the first time he started to play games, and he loved it ever since. Now he’s studying Art and Design and will probably be studying Game art as soon as possible! He’s addicted to Pixel art and enjoys making them, he does it with passion and is willing to learn more about it. He’s new to blogging so please help him by make his work better by giving him creative idea’s and support !

( Leacarva )

 

Xo, Gely

Meet: Hillsong United

 

Meet Hillsong United, a fantastic band with cool music !

Hilsong United is a Australian worship band that is part of the Hillsong United Church. This band contains 11 members: Joel Houston the worship leader, guitarist, keys and percussion. Jonathan Douglass the worship leader and percussion. Jad Gillies the worship leader and guitarist. Matty Crocker the worship leader and percussion. Taya Smith the worship leader.Michael Guy Chislett the guitarist, keys and music director. Dylan Thomas the rhythm guitarist, keys and music director.Timon Klein the Lead guitarist. Benjamin Tennikoff the keyboard player, programming and sampling. Adam Crosariol the bass guitarist. and Simon Kobler the drumer.

This band tours the world and performs at several Hillsong church locations and at general concert venues. They play the songs for their own performanyces and for the other Hillsong Church worship teams that perform weekly. Other bands perform monthly in London, and at summer camps sponsored by Hillsong. Their song, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) was a hit number one on the American Billboard Christian Songs chart at the end of 2013. In May 2014 this song also appeared on the Billboard Hot 100. And it is my favorite song of their album Zion that was released on 22 February 2013 for Australia and internationally, 26 February 2013.

My friend Jaimie recommended me this song, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) and I loved it, I still do. And because of that I searched the web (like normally) to know more about who made this fantastic song. It was actually a while ago when she told me about this song but I wanted to share with you guys the amazing band who created it, hope you like it!

Comment below what you think of Hilsong United ?

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Xo, Gely

Meet: 5 Seconds of summer

Meet 5 Seconds of Summer, a pop-rock boy band from Australia, Sydney formed in 2011,

This band has 4 amazing members. Lead vocalist Luke Hemmings, guitar player Michael Clifford, bass guitar player Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin as drummer.

5 Seconds of Summer released in November 2012 a debut single called Out of My Limit in Australia and New Zealand. In February 2014 they also released a debut single called She Looks So Perfect worldwide! And now finally there will be a first album released from the boys in June 2014. with the already released track, Don’t Stop.

I was talking with a couple of friends about music and one of them recommended She looks so perfect by 5SOS. So I looked it up and I loved it, not something I would really listen to but I loved it so much. I’m not a huge fan but I started to do some research about the boys and love some of their songs.

Comment bellow what you think of 5 SOS ?

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Xo, Gely

Meet: Bea Miller

Bea Miller, known as Beatrice Miller from season 2 of x Factor USA.

Was born on the February 5th in 1999. A singer & actress with an amazing taste of clothes and music.

I want you guys to meet Bea Miller, Because I’ve known her from the x Factor USA and I loved her ever since.

On April 11 it was officially announced that she was signed to Syco Music and Hollywood Records. And now finally her EP Young Blood was released on April 22 in 2014. One of my favorite songs on this EP is Fire N Gold and I want you all to enjoy it, tell me what you think about this new EP and if you got any cool artist I can post about also comment below ! (:

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Xo, Gely

Meet: Rosy Serendipity

Rosy Serendipity

The most inspiring blog you must certainly check out.

This is Jaimie. She was born on the 14th of December in 1998, in Holland. A christian girl who thought that it would be amazing to combined her faith with other things she loves. She loves photography and making list.. But seriously the rest you should find out yourself, writing you everything won’t let your hart melt. You have to read it for yourself on the page where it was all created. (:

“Rosy was inspired by rosy blogs on tumblr, which are quite feminine blogs that use many pinkish colors in them. I personally think they look really cute. I used the word Serendipity as well because it’s one of my favorite words. It means finding something wonderful without looking for it.” – Jaimie

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Xo, Gely

Meet: Lisa

Meet Lisa,

A fantastic girl same age as me. Lisa loves to draw, be crazy, horse riding and shopping until she drops ! Lisa is a funny and  talented girl, she writes with passion and definitely loves to inspire others. Lisa’s blog is amazing with cool tips.

Lisa’s blog is called Live.Laugh.Lisa (witch describes her perfectly) and it’s a Dutch blog, so for all you Dutch bloggers go follow Lisa on her blog ! You won’t regret it ! http://livelaughlisa.wordpress.com/

Lisa’s blog is about lifestyle, beauty DIY’S and more.

Here is Lisa,

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xo, Gely