Thursday, December 29, 2005

the benefits of on-line trading

i'm a sometimes member of a few on-line forum communities who exchange art and other things through the mail. i had (have) some things to get rid of and offered them for free on one of the sites. i ended up sending a few tubes of acrylic paint to the artist, Amy Kollar Anderson. in return, she sent me these three ATCs, which are trimmed-to-size from other paintings. i love them! hope you enjoy them also. you can see more of her art here.

Monday, December 26, 2005

linda needs

here's an odd little 'google' game...

enter your name + "needs" (linda needs) and record the first 10 entries on the list:

  1. linda needs to be a part of a loving, committed marriage
  2. linda needs the following donated to the WorldHeart Foundation for future disaster relief
  3. linda needs sleep
  4. linda needs to rest her hands from all the orders she has had to make these past few months
  5. linda needs to have one program for capturing customer data
  6. linda needs a new best friend
  7. linda needs some help with her appearance
  8. linda needs to be bright, lighting on the LCD screen
  9. linda needs to be gone after
  10. linda needs to get Kerri the registration dates for Spring and Summer activities

now, it's odd enough, these random bits of internet advice coming from the ether, but what is odder still is the source material that produces them...

check it out, and have fun. i think i'll go get some sleep.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Winter Solstice

Shortest Day, Longest Night
From the Dark Into the Light...

it is nearly Winter Solstice, one of my top two favorite holidays of the year. here in seattle, the days get noticeably shorter in the winter. it's dark when i leave for work and dark when i come home. it's also been a very cold winter so far, at least by our standards. fortunately today and the rest of this weekend will be sunny and bright. and soon the sun will begin it's journey back to the north and our days will begin growing again. here are a couple of new cards to celebrate the season...