Archive | December 2011

iTunes – #ReverbNation

My music is still available on iTunes, Amazon,  and most online stores.

Without any doubt is the best website for unsigned bands. Operating in a similar way to MySpace, have more tools and controls, enabling the unsigned artists to create a manageable fanbase. The optimisation of this sites widgets and flexibility is excellent, you can update your status via twitter and add your blog’s rss feed. Not only do they provide a free service they also pay the bands a percentage of the profits generated by the artists page. They also have several premium products including a distribution add on. Get your music on 10 MAJOR MUSIC STORES (including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and eMusic), Collect 100% of the proceeds, and get FREE PROMOTIONAL TOOLS! Setup your albums for FREE and pay only when you decide to release them.

Visit This Window‘s page:

  • #Green deals St Austel, #Cornwall Eden Project , a photo by This Window on Flickr. One of the highlights of 2011 was visiting The Eden Project in Cornwall (UK). It is import…

  • #Brighton business deals for 2012 The websites we build and host are on green servers, powered by wind energy. Are you looking for a good business deal in Brighton?

#Painting sale 2012

The prices of the paintings for sale on will be increasing in February, to avoid the increase purchase now.

La Belle et La Bête – £605.34

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 1208mm x 802mm – Supplied in the original black studio frame.

  • The act of being creative is a love hate thing – The Beauty and The Beast someone fetch a priest  (ref. David Bowie)
    Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves; an English translation appeared in 1757. The tale has perhaps been made most recently famous by the retelling in the 1991 Disney film.In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. liberated 12:47, April 7, 2011, from:

Bring back the Cold War

Young men from opposing political viewpoints expand scientific and exploration boundaries for political kudos – but they were exciting times. Bring back the cold war – the world was a safer place and more interesting.

The Cold War was the period of history from roughly between 1946 and 1991 of political conflict, military tension, proxy wars, and economic competition between the Communist World—primarily the Soviet Union and its satellite states and allies—and the powers of the Western world, primarily the United States and its allies. Although the chief military forces never engaged in a major battle with each other, they expressed the conflict through military coalitions, strategic conventional force deployments, extensive aid to states deemed vulnerable, proxy wars, espionage, propaganda, conventional and nuclear arms races, appeals to neutral nations, rivalry at sports events, and technological competitions such as the Space Race.

Cold War. (2011, December 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11:43, December 4, 2011, from

Work in Progress

Triumphant Adventure


The political and ideological polarity of Russia and the USA during the cold war (retrospectively) makes an interesting starting point for a new project. Apparently there are rumors that the early days of the Russian space program were not only motivated by military and scientific advancement but a search for a new world to populate – to put citizens of the Russian Republic on once they had realized their ambitions of ensuring immortality. There was no God in Russia (officially) and the USA put their trust in God, both were chasing the same dreams, immortality and history. Gagarin achieved both by becoming a God (hero) in his own country and the rest of the world – all gods die young.

As an 11 year old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts. Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).

I was rummaging through old boxes of stuff and found the newspaper cutting of an astronaut on the moon – yellowed and faded – it still makes my heart flutter. I wish I’d been to the moon.

Work in progress


Combine painting on canvas. Who was the first man in space?

From the blog of Veronica Henry

Secret Santa for UK Authors

I set this up because most authors working from home don’t get the fun of an office Christmas party or Secret Santa, and why should we miss out on the fun? So how it works is: Authors DM or notify me on Twitter to say they want to take part – deadline 15th December – and I compile the Secret Santa list.

I allocate each author a Secret Santa from the list.
So then:

  1. Each author gets the name of another author to send a copy of their latest book, beautifully wrapped of course!
  2. Each author will also be contacted by their own Secret Santa so they can be sent a book. It is all organised by DM on twitter. The only slight glitch may be if you aren’t following your Secret Santa in which case they can’t DM you, but people usually send a discreet open message to alert you so you can follow them. The only rules are you must be a published author with a UK address – this last rule is to keep the postage fair.

Follow me on Twitter – @veronica_henry – if you want to take part.

Veronica Henry