Posts Tagged ‘positive’

Christmas is almost upon us but…

December 17, 2008


There is still time to order gifts for Christmas: cute, fun, spunky and whimsical cartoon animals and characters adorn a variety of products, from T-shirts and apparel, greeting cards and postage stamps to accessories, mugs, mousepads, prints, posters, aprons, buttons, stickers, shoes, caps, etc, all customizable and at very reasonable prices: discounts and special offers apply.

To see more visit Cheerful Madness!! online shop.

Pig Mandala T-shirt front shirt
Pig Mandala T-shirt front by Lioness_Graphics
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Here comes Trouble (cute cartoon Lion) T-shirt shirt
Here comes Trouble (cute cartoon Lion) T-shirt by Lioness_Graphics
Design a Customized T Shirt At
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Here comes Trouble (cartoon Lions) kids Keds shoes kedsshoe
Here comes Trouble (cartoon Lions) kids Keds shoes by Lioness_Graphics
Create Keds canvas shoes online at
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To see my other shops, please visit my Squidoo lens dedicated to them and featuring other aspects of my creativity:
Cheerful Madness!! online shops on Squidoo

Thank you and Happy Merry.

New Keds Shoes (women) abstract designs, seasons related- Cheerful Madness!! online shop

December 14, 2008

A new serie of designs, more colour-based and abstract, at Cheerful Madness!! online shop. Bright and energetic colours, bold designs are starred on shoes and symbolise seasons and the colour vibes you meet during summer and spring.

The shoes are for women and fully customizable.

“Rose Citron” Women Keds Lace Shoes by Lioness_Graphics
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“Clair Matin” Keds Shoes women Lace up by Lioness_Graphics
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More Seasons Keds Shoes

“Happiness” Women Keds Shoes Lace up by Lioness_Graphics
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“Sea Country” Women Keds Shoes Lace up by Lioness_Graphics
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“Strippy” women Keds Shoes Lace up by Lioness_Graphics
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RED JIM by Nathalie Jean-Bart ‘s first review

January 14, 2008


My children’s book Red Jim has received its first review and a very positive one as well in the professional French magazine “L’Avis Des Bulles”.

The review is quoted below (in French), to make it searchable (and findable by search engines)



ÉDITEUR Tartamudo


GENRE Conte moderne
ÂGE 7 ans et +
PUBLIC Grand public
PRIX 12 €

Harry et Henry sont deux chiens de garde aussi gras que stupides. Comme ces cabots s’ennuient, ils jouent avec les autres animaux: ils arrachent la queue des renards, le fond du pantalon du facteur etc.
Un jour où leur ennui était à son comble, un lapin se présente à eux, avec, dans les mains, une pancarte sur laquelle est marqué « Attrapez-moi !!». Les chiens courent donc après le gibier aux longues oreilles, et sont alors attirés dans une soucoupe volante, d’où semble venir le lapin. Ils se retrouvent dès lors prisonniers des “Lapins de l’espace”, craints dans tout l’univers, même des fourmis géantes de Betelgeuse. Nos deux chiens, devant choisir comment être mangés, vont faire enlever Billy le chat, qui va alors, avec ruse, les tirer d’une bien mauvaise situation.

Ce livre est un véritable enchantement! Il est construit comme suit: du texte sur
la page de gauche, des dessins sur la page de droite. L’histoire est très drôle, supportée
par des dessins très expressifs qui font véritablement rire. Nathalie JEAN-BART
joue avec maîtrise avec la typographie du texte, la mise en page des dessins
et la couleur de ces derniers. L’auteur écrit aussi en deux langues; en effet sur une
même page, le texte est rédigé en français et en anglais. Nathalie JEAN-BART étant
française et habitant à Londres, une partie n’est pas la traduction de l’autre. Ainsi
l’auteur glisse des jeux de mot dans les textes français qui ne peuvent apparaître
dans le texte anglais, et vice versa. Lire le texte dans les deux langues n’apparaît
plus fastidieux (enfin… ça l’est moins). Un livre divertissant, qui promet un bon
moment de lecture!



And the approximative translation of the review in English, by yours truly :

Harry and Henry are two guard dogs as fat as they are stupid. But they are also very bored, so bored in fact,  they only find some enjoyment by playing with other animals: they tear foxes’ tails off and the bottom of the postman’s trousers, etc.
One day, as the two dogs are bored to the extreme, a rabbit turns up in front of them, with a sign in his paws saying “Catch me!!”. The dogs are only too happy to oblige and chase the rabbit, until they are all sucked up inside a flying saucer, where the rabbit seems to have come from in the first place.
From now on, Harry and Henry are held prisoners by the Space Rabbits, feared across the all universe and, even by the Giant Ants from Betelgeuse. The two dogs, forced to choose how they are going to be eaten, make the Space Rabbits kidnap Billy the cat who will ultimately trick their way out of trouble.

This book is a pure delight! It is built as follow: the text is on the left page and the drawings on the right page. The story is very funny and supported by very expressive cartoons that cause genuine hilarity. Nathalie Jean-Bart shows skill in playing with the typography of the text, the layout and colours of the drawings. The author’s also written the story in two languages: the text is told in French and English on the same page. Nathalie being French and living in London, parts of the text aren’t the literal translation of the others. The author inserts puns in the text in French that cannot appear in English and vice versa. Consequently, reading the text in both languages doesn’t seem tedious anymore (at least, not as much…).
An entertaining book that promises enjoyable reading!



Don’t forget to check the lens I wrote about RED JIM, for more information about the book itself, where to get it from, etc.

Thank you

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