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 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….