I started this one (plus a failed third one) before I even finished my first bracelet in order to give it to a classmate of mine for her birthday.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
So rather than trying to make fitness/gym resolutions I knew I wouldn't keep I decided to take on jewelry making. After going on Etsy.com for some inspiration I settled on learning peyote stitch (thanks to Carol Dean Sharpe's beautiful jewelry). Here is my first project. It was a bit more than I had planned. It took me two hours just to stitch one inch of this bracelet. I've put it down for now so that I can work on another bracelet (which will be given as a birthday present). But I plan to get back to this one soon.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I've been hearing a lot about Spotify lately. I haven't given it a try, but according to their website, "Spotify is a new way of listening to music. Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: over 15 million tracks and counting. Spotify comes in all shapes and size, available for your PC, Mac, home audio system and cell phone. Wherever you go, your music follows you. And because the music plays live, there’s no need to wait for downloads and no big dent in your hard drive." It doesn't sound so revolutionary to me, but I'll give it a try. After all, some tech gurus are claiming that Spotify will be the demise of Pandora, which I really like, so if I go by their logic, I should absolutely love Spotify. We'll see...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Another great set of apps is the Fotopedia series and is only available for the iPhone and iPad. There are seven in total - Above France, Dreams of Burma (new and free at the moment), Heritage, Memory of Colors, National Parks, North Korea, and Paris. The images in each app are stunning! I found the North Korea to be interesting since you get to see that propaganda machine at work during everyday scenes. The makers of Fotopedia have gotten a lot of flack for only showing the "positive" side of life in North Korea, but honestly, I think that is a bit unfair, considering how controlling the government is there. I doubt they would have let the photographer leave with any images showing them in a bad light. Seeing as how it is very unlikely that I will ever go to North Korea, I appreciated the images captured in this app. I have posted some of the images below for you all to take a look at.
Monday, July 18, 2011
In order to build some sort of structure I plan on keeping the following posting schedule:
Mondays - Photography
Tuesdays - Travel and/or Culture
Wednesdays - Technology
Thursdays - Food and cooking
Fridays - Writing
Things might change every once in a while, but I will try to keep to the schedule. I hope you keep following, and please provide and feedback or suggestions. Thanks!