Tuesday, January 30, 2007
You are Beautiful is an awesome little website. An attempt to counteract every other advertisement we have ever seen, You Are Beautiful is using the same medium as commercial advertisements, but their message encourages the subject to do something, not simply buy something. You Are Beautiful offers free stickers with their statement, I plan to order some soon.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Library Thing is a website designed to help people catalog their books. It's pretty much all I've done today. You can view your library in either virtual shelf (my favorite) or in list format. The site makes it easy to look at other lists with the same books and apparently it makes suggestions on what to read, although I haven't yet found the suggestions for me.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The Ad Generator (created by Alexis Lloyd) reassembles the words and semantic structures of real corporate slogans and pairs them with related images from Flickr to produce a constant stream of randomized advertisements.
I like the artist intention— look at the stream of slogans for a minute and then read the artist’s info page- I think she really accomplished what she intended.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
I made a lot of these for Christmas presents, but I kept these three. Actually I gave Daniel my favorite one (the smallest one) so I could keep looking at it. I made them with scrap glass from the Smith's old house when they moved and gems and bits of glass from around the shop.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
The cobblestone beaches were stunning- gray with purple shells and driftwood and seals. The most amazing part was the sound the ocean made as the waves receded from the beach. Keith called it the ocean breathing. There was a sign saying no collecting of anything except driftwood, but I figured if I could find 5 pieces of trash then it would be ok to take one small cobblestone. The seals didn’t mind. They appreciated me picking up trash too.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy New Year every one, thanks for all the birthday greetings and congratulations. Last night we saw some cool live music: a band called 3 leg torso with an accordion, stand-up bass, fiddle, slide whistle, etc. (I'm a sucker for a good accordion) and then an 18 piece marching band called March Forth which comes with a burlesque dance troop on stilts. Really good show.
Right after midnight March Fourth started throwing stuff into the audience-- I couldn't quite see what but could make out that they were white and circular and people were grabbing them. Then I noticed one hurtling towards me- smack- right in the eye. I looked down to see what it was: a raw tortilla stamped in the middle with a blue star. Irreverent, I know, and I know a tortilla seems all soft and innocent, but let me tell you those suckers hit hard. Still it's not bad for the first story of the new year:
I got smacked in the eye with a star stamped tortilla flung by a madcap marching band within minutes of the very begining of 2007.