Thursday, November 29, 2007

Free Rice - a U.N. Cause to bring Rice to Poor Nations

Check out this fantastic site Free Rice, by the United Nations. You play a game trying to guess the right definitions for words, and for every one you get right, 20 grams of rice are donated through the UN to end world hunger. It's great fun for an important cause, and it doesn't cost anything except the time to try to figure out the definitions.

Cakespy's website and Etsy shop

Cakespy left a kind comment on my blog, allowing me to find her blog and ETSY now I'm blogging them. Look at those Dee-lic-ious cupcakes on her blog! Love her ETSY shop too.
I recently updated my ETSY shop and have more to add finally. It has been on my t0-do list for quite awhile. If you've never visited ETSY...go and visit..but be warned, the all handmade item site is very addictive. I think it's one of the best venues online to see wonderful handmade items at excellent prices. It costs very little to have a shop there. They take a percentage from sales, and only a small amount to post each item.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Town of Cochrane Mural-Mosaic

The Town of Cochrane displays an amazing mural composed of many small paintings. Click on the squares to see the individual paintings that compose the large image.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Send an online Thank you card to the troops

I blogged this awhile ago, but recently found it and wanted to reblog it.
You can send a free online thank you note to the troops here at Let's Say Thanks.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

May you be filled with a sense of thankfulness for the blessings in your life, loved ones, friends, your home, school, church, place of worship, community, your talents, gifts, hopes for the future, goals, and dreams, and just the ability to draw breath, see and taste, walk, run, much....

Here's a pic from our backyard this morning. We're getting ready for a houseful of 14, so we've let the leaves lay there for all to enjoy. I love the Autumn leaves. The turkey is in the oven...yum....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Crack Scull Bob's blog- Educational Illustrations

I love this guy's sense of humor, and his illustrations are even better. Check out Crack Scull Bob's blog.
I started my own blog about Educational Illustration. (I know...I I need another one)

Craft Skull Monkeys

Here's a blog by illustrator Amanda Kavanagh whose work is fantastic.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

VWater Flash Ad

Friday, November 16, 2007

Golden Autumn

Every time I look out my kitchen window, I see this gorgeous tree. It has lost several big limbs in the past few years due to their sheer weight, but it is still incredible. Today the leaves were bright yellow. This photo was from yesterday. It doesn't do the tree justice.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Scott E Franson and His Post about Lookybook

Check out Scott E. Franson's blogpost about Lookybook. Lookybook seems to be an online site that allows whole picturebooks to be viewed, page by page. I haven't read any more other than taking a short peek at Scott's post. It's fascinating, but I hope there are clear copyright protections in place before books are posted.

Yaytime-Advice for building a career as a freelance artist

Check out Yaytime. Dave Roman gives Advice for building a career as a freelance artist.
George from the yahoo illustrator's list gave the info...thanks George

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Children's illustrator Brian Selznick's Video Interviews

Check out Brian Selznick's fun interviews through Reading Rockets. I got a kick out of the first one about GI Joe Island and the trolls he used to have. In the next one he talks about how he didn't want to be a children's book funny.

Support Homeless Youth

Monday, November 12, 2007

Article on C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald and Writing for Children

Into the Wardrobe, a C.S. Lewis website has an interesting article about C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald and their writing for children.

Find Out Your Hobbit Name

Check out this site that gives you your Hobbit name. There's a link at the bottom that leads to another page for an Elven Name.

One Laptop Per Child in Developing Worlds

Check out this site One laptop Per Child that has a program going on to donate laptops to children in developing worlds.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Christmas and Holiday Cards for Recovering Soldiers

When you are making out your Christmas and holiday cards this year, how about including the following on your list:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Order Customized Holiday Art for Cards and Gifts!

I'm offering Customized Holiday Card and Gift Images created from client's photos from now until early December. I mostly do pen and ink renderings, but can create colored pencil work as well. You can also give customized art as a special gift for loved ones. I do not create the cards, but the artwork for them.


I've been working on my story at Nanowrimo. It's a blast even though at this point it's a lame rambling sort of tale. I'm up to nearly 10.000 words so far. There are fun aspects to the event of National November Write a Novel in a Month. YOu are supposed to write the story without editing it at first and then go back later to deal with the editing. I like that aspect. I would be tempted to edit it to death at the beginning and kill all the creativity. There are writers of all ages and from all over the world taking part in this. The forums are interesting too.