Official Colours, from fashion people

When I was a kid, I loved Jonathan Cleaned Up – Then He Heard a Sound by Robert Munsch. It’s a story about how a subway station opens into a child’s living room and lands him in a whole peck of trouble with his mother, who doesn’t believe that the mess is caused by a…

A funny and relevant take on the job of being creative

I came across this video a while back on the Quilt Art mailing list and, for some reason, neglected to share it on the blog. Elizabeth Gilbert approaches the idea of genius from a refreshingly new slant. While I’m not sure that I agree with the idea that Genius is a disembodied gremlin living in…

“There are no badgers…”

I wander around CBC.ca daily, often to much enlightened gratification and mirth. Today was no exception, as Don Murray’s Viewpoint column was both a chuckle and an educational refresher. It’s easy to see exactly where John Mortimer was coming from….. For the official UK Parliament page, try here. More on the House of Lords (from…

Creativity strikes the strangest places

I was bumping around Digg today (don’t ask why) and found this page of assorted variations on the 404 page not found error. What made it particularly ironic was that some of the individual sites no longer existed, so I was actually sent to a real 404 error. My favourite was this one, the sock….

Literature Meme

Sarai just fished this neat meme out of the capacious chasm of the Internet, so I thought I’d play along. The rules are: Look at the list of (100) books below. Bold the ones you’ve read. Italicize the ones you want to read. leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in. Movies don’t count….

Anti-Tourism

Well this has killed any desire I may ever have had at any point in time (and probably any I might have in future, to boot) to venture within 100 miles of the Amazon River. Ew.

What would you do?

Whenever there’s a natural disaster somewhere in the world of a magnitude that causes us in North America to sit back in stunned and appalled shock, one of our first reactions is always, “well thank heavens it’s not here”. Most Canadians live in a world in which natural disasters are minimal. Grass fires, floods, hurricanes,…

Networking

Found this neat little site that plots a graph to depict the interconnected nature of your website or blog. Watching it unfold is particularly nifty. There’s also a Flickr tag for posting and viewing the results. The graph for this blog is the image below. Makes you realise how quickly use of your site can…

Purdy

Found this neat little site that plots a graph to depict the interconnected nature of your website or blog. Watching it unfold is particularly nifty. There’s also a Flickr tag for posting and viewing the results. The graph for this blog is the image below. Looks a bit like Queen Anne’s Lace…. What does your…

Guess where I’ll be July 21st?

The date has been set. Must book the two days following (one for reading, one for catching up on sleep) to finish the series! That is, if John doesn’t beat me to the copy we’ll buy! I truly wonder what J.K. Rowling will write next….

Aneurythm

I can’t get this one out of my head. A strange song to have on one’s mind on a Tuesday morning, but there it is. They used to play this at the close of the CCNL craft fairs. An odd choice, apart from the title. Of course, if you’ve done a craft fair or two,…