Wednesday, December 31, 2008
(found through a link on facebook from DD's page.......Facebook does have it's benefits. I have found links, info, networking and friends from 20 years back that I never would have found otherwise )
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
( I love angel themes, and this one is fun, fresh, upbeat and inspired)
If I was a scrapbooker, I'd snatch these up, but I've got to control myself as far as what new areas I venture into creativity wise..there's only so much space and time in my crammed life)
Congratulations Don on your new line and this adventure of licensing.
Friday, December 19, 2008
I can still remember my parents reading T'was the Night Before Christmas and the Bible story from the gospel of Luke. What rich memories those stories and images bring.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Not only is each of the artists talented and experienced in the field, each one is also a person of character and generosity.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
She is a motivator with encouragement and practical advice for artists.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Here's another fascinating site about paper theatres
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
or artists to further their biz as artists. Her links are here below
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The following is an article sent to me from Eric Higgins, who works with the new Crime Museum in DC. I am looking forward to visiting this museum asap myself! Thanks so much Eric for informing us about the new Museum.
If you’re planning a trip to the nation’s capital, you have to check out the latest addition to the Washington DC museum scene—the National Museum of Crime & Punishment (NMCP). Fun for the whole family, the NMCP takes you through interactive environments highlighting the history of crime, methods of punishment, and law enforcement. Other specialized exhibits include crime scene investigation and the America’s Most Wanted studio.
Beginning with the Middle Ages and moving on through the Colonial times, Wild West, post-World War I era, and into the present day, “A Notorious History of Crime” showcases the evolution of crime spanning centuries in America. The weapons and technology used to commit crimes may have changed, but the motives have generally remained the same. Discover the stories of famous outlaws and mobsters that drove the police crazy, and learn about some of the most distinguished criminal events on record. Don’t forget to get your picture taken with your head and hands locked in the pillory, a rare example of punishment nostalgia.
At the “Punishment: The Consequence of Crime” display, find out firsthand what it’s like to become a criminal as you tour a replica police station. From being booked and getting your mug shot taken to life inside a cold concrete jail cell, you’ll get an understanding of our country’s prison system and why it’s a place no one in their right mind would want to be for any length of time. How cool can you perform under pressure? Get hooked up to the lie detector and test yourself.
Working in the line of law enforcement is not for everyone. The “Crime Fighting” gallery outlines what a career as a crime fighter entails, the tasks of various law enforcement agencies, and how each division works together. Observe the uniforms, weapons, and equipment that law personnel must familiarize themselves with, and even rate your skills as a gun slinger at the shooting range simulator.
Are you a fan of the hit television shows CSI: New York or CSI: Miami? If so, the “CSI Experience” will not disappoint you. Smack-dab in the middle of a murder mystery, see if you have what it takes to uncover the clues at the crime scene and analyze them back at the lab using common forensic science techniques. Next, move on to the morgue to learn the ins and outs of an autopsy, or browse through files from some of the most notable cold cases.
Everyone has watched America’s Most Wanted, and now, the longest-running series in American television history has made the NMCP its new home. Discover why host John Walsh started the show and how successful it has been in bringing hundreds of fugitives to justice. Bring your children to the Cross Match Technologies booth to have them fingerprinted. It will be an enjoyable experience for them, but it will also be for a good cause, since all prints will be entered into a nationwide database for future reference.
Whether you are young or old, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment has something interesting for all ages. Located in the heart of the city directly across from the Verizon Center, the NMCP is a “can’t miss” attraction on your Washington DC tours list.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I've been swimming with ideas lately on and offline about networking, trends, marketing and other odds and ends. In between finishing up an illustration project and planning for a line of artwork to license, caring for my three active kids and hyperactive husband (I say that in the kindest way possible. He is a gem, but when the two of us get together to brainstorm, it is exhilarating and exhausting)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
I recently came upon the book Show and Tell by Dilys Evans. It is a book that highlights the art of children's illustrators. Evans is the past art director of Cricket Magazine and is currently the agent and president of Dilys Evans Fine Illustrations. Here's an article about the book in Publisher's Weekly.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
"Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. "
It's fun. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to asap....
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Join NASA's Return to the Moon! Names will be collected and placed onboard the LRO spacecraft for its historic mission bringing NASA back to the moon. You will receive a certificate showcasing your support of the mission.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
God bless each mother out there!
Friday, April 04, 2008
Ginger Nielson and Sherry Rogers...Their work and they themselves are incredible...take a look.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Wow..It's been a long time since I've posted. It's been an especially busy season lately with various family and personal activities at home and around....school fun fairs, prep for Easter, church activities, and lots of art to do. I'll post some fun links I've found lately asap.
In the meantime...Spring is nearly here and feels like it's here in VA.
We've got a pair of birds building a nest in a birdhouse near our kitchen window, buds are sprouting, iris greenery is sprouting from the ground..the forsythia is starting to bloom and the weather has been beautiful lately...and Easter is nearly here already!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Sorry...I had to vent. It happens to me often, and I know what is most likely going on. Anyone else with that gripe?
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
I found Razoo over a month ago and was fascinated by it.
This is what their site says about it:
What Is Razoo?
Razoo is a community united around making a positive difference in the world. Where passions are connected with actions, showing us that when connected, our small contributions add up to a big impact. Go ahead, have a look.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
My husband and I spent a much needed time together in Warm Springs VA, soaking in the 200 year old Warm Springs. What an experience.
We also visted 3 Hills Inn. Gorgeous and beautifully appointed.
With three kids, time alone without them is a rare occasion.
I've been gone from blogging for so long. What a relief to be back. Our Christmas and New Year's celebrations were a whirlwind of wonder, challenges, good connections with family and friends and ending with a need for a good rest for all.
Here's a New Year's link for you. It's a fascinating view into the process of how James Gurney creates the Dinotopia art.