Monday, November 26, 2007

Acrylic on tags

The next step in the Tag workshop at the Artist's Circle is to add acrylic paint to three of our already coffee-stained tags. Here's how mine came out. They are much brighter than the watercolored ones.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Three Graces

Canova's marble statue of the daughters of Zeus is named "The Three Graces." The three are said to preside over gatherings for the delight of the gods and are said to represent Joy, Beauty, and Elegance.

We have four Graces in our family and three were together this year for Thanksgiving. I'll let you decide which one represents joy, which one beauty, and which one elegance.

Watercolored Tags

Step two in the Tag Booklet workshop with Artist's Circle: Watercolor three tags. Here's my attempt. I almost like them.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tag Art Project

I have recently joined the "Artist's Circle" and will be learning some art techniques. Here is step one of the tag project. I have stained these packing tags with coffee. Next step, add watercolors. Will post those when they're finished.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Free rice and improve your vocabulary

A friend passed along this website. You can play a vocabulary game and for every word you get correct, 10 grains of rice will be passed on to someone who needs it.

From the website: FreeRice is not sitting on a pile of rice―you are earning it 10 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, advertisements appear on the bottom of your screen. The money generated by these advertisements is then used to buy the rice. So by playing, you generate the money that pays for the rice donated to hungry people.
The rice is distributed by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The World Food Program is the world’s largest food aid agency.
I'm always skeptical about these kinds of things BUT this looks legit. And even if it isn't you'll improve your vocabulary! How bad could that be?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Bighorn Secrets

Some of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep we saw up close and personal in Glenwood Springs. Beautiful animals.

What Number Are You?

You Are 5: The Investigator

You're independent - and a logical analytical thinker.
You love learning and ideas... and know things no one else does.

Bored by small talk, you refuse to participate in boring conversations.
You are open minded. A visionary. You understand the world and may change it.

At Your Best: You are sharp, inventive, and creative. You have the skills to lead the world.

At Your Worst: You are reclusive, weird, and a bit paranoid.

Your Fixation: Greed

Your Primary Fear: Being useless or incompetent

Your Primary Desire: Being competent and needed

Other Number 5's: Bill Gates, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bjork, and Stephen Hawking.
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