I dreamed a dream that people were judged by their talents and personality and not their appearance. I dreamed a dream that there would be one of those talent shows where the contestants were hidden from view and we had to judge them purely upon their ability. While neither dream has completely come true, this […]
Easter Sunday in Western North Carolina was a glorious day. The weather has been quite unpredictable here this spring. It’s normal for this area to see a last gasp of wintry weather in April. But, this year has been a mix of terribly dull, dreary gray days – some rainy, others just looking like it […]
They just don’t make them like this anymore. There just is something about those folks in my grandmother’s generation who are made stronger than the rest of us. Maria D’Antuono, a recent survivor of the Italian earthquake in Tempera, found a unique way to pass the time while waiting to be rescued.
One of the most frustrating, exciting, and frightening aspects of launching a new company, website or product is coming up with a name. Several of the forums I frequent quite often have people in a quandary over what to call themselves and asking the other forum members for help. Let’s face it, if you are […]
Sometimes the best examples are those made by idiots. When one local artist was interviewed by our paper, he not only shot himself in the foot by alienating most of the community but may have damaged the saleability of other artists’ works as well. While he talks about paying homage to the masters, perhaps he should have paid more attention to their actions and advice before opening his mouth and inserting both feet. His story should serve as a cautionary tale for all artists and people who are selling creative works.
Whether building websites or making artwork, it always amazes me what can inspire greatness. The colors of a piece of fabric can suddenly lead to a modern looking website, the eyes of a thrift store find can solve how to fashion eyes for your latest creation, or maybe you see something and think – hmm, […]