Archive for December 2008
Imagine you saw a colour in your dream, which you have never seen before. It doesn’t consist of any colours or shades that you know. Trying to describe that colour would be as difficult as trying to believe that there is enough love & compassion in the world so every human can feel happiness.
Do you think this is possible? Can you do this? I think some people would have more difficulty than others…maybe it’s a matter of how much strength and faith we carry in ourselves…
Sometimes we take things for granted…at times, we tend to put too much emphasis on the ‘big things’ in life, and we probably don’t STOP to enjoy the little things – which, if you think about it, add up to color your experiences and make things better and brighter.
Here’s a refreshing blog about all the great ‘little’ things that make life good. 1000 Awesome Things counts down to 1000 awesome things, with a new post every day. Now, I wonder what happens when it hits 1,000?
via Sidewalk Life
This is pretty cool – artist Jen Stark uses paper to create amazing pieces that are colorful, dimensional, and inspiring. The simplicity of the medium but creativity of her style is pretty refreshing in today’s world of digitally-produced artwork. (which is not to say this is any less meaningful or ‘cool’..but when compared, the stuff Stark does is impressive, don’t you think?)
I’m on the Minnesota Public Radio Public Insight Network, so from time to time they’ll send emails asking for input on a variety of topics. Today they’ve asked “How do you manage family at the holidays?” They write:Holiday togetherness: Good, bad or ugly? For many, holidays are a time to be with those we love. But those who are closest to us are also able to drive us the craziest. What are the topics of conversation, questions and activities that you’re hoping to avoid this holiday season? And how will you keep yourself sane? Maybe it’s questions like, “When are you getting married?” or conversations about politics. Or perhaps it’s the annual family game of Risk. Do you find yourself playing with the kids, turning on the TV or volunteering to do the dishes to avoid what you know is coming?
They said I could pass this email along, so instead I’m spreading the word here. Share your stories here: How do you manage your family at the holidays?
I’m a visual person so tag clouds or any other fun planning tools like Wordle capture my interest. Wordle is a neat tool that puts text from any source you provide (copy/paste text, blog link, del.icio.us link) and spits it out in word cloud form. Play around with layout, font, and color. Create your Worlde cloud here. And then, add to the gallery. (There’s no sign-up required, but as I see I used my initials as my ‘username’ I ended up being linked to all the other “CK”s. I only made the one cloud below.)
Here’s my Wordle cloud for my del.icio.us bookmarks, taken today:
Not too surprising to me is what my top bookmark topics appear to be: eating & food experiences in Minneapolis, design, and fashion.