More places to visit

I have just discovered blog feeds! Okay, I’d heard of “feeds”, but I had no idea what they were. What, they’re feeding cattle on the internet now?? No, not yet! A “feed” is… well, I don’t really understand “what” it is, as much as what I can do with it. I use Bloglines to group the blogs I read on an almost-daily basis. Now I go to one place to read them instead of clicking here, clicking there, then discovering there’s not a new post on that one.

Here are some blogs I’m going to add (or have already added) to my Bloglines page:

Craftzine – CRAFT and MAKE are two hugely popular blogs for DIYers. MAKE seems to be more concerned with electronics, which is interesting, but I just don’t have time. CRAFT has well, crafty stuff! Not always to my taste, but always interesting!

Anticraft – No, they’re not against crafting! Just… sort of against cute. It’s a Goth craft blog, which again, isn’t always to my taste, but it’s always interesting, and very often funny or thought-provoking. It’s actually an online magazine, with a great format, reader participation, and some very witty women that run the show.

Creativity Builders – Just what it sounds like, this is for your brain. An online pep club, if you will.

Supernaturale – Craft locally, think globally. This is the inspiration behind the book “Craftivity”. “SuperNaturale is an independent site dedicated to the Do It Yourself culture in all its glorious forms. From simple afternoon home improvement projects to radical lifestyle choices- we love them all. We celebrate ingenuity, creativity and the handmade.

One Hour Craft – Mostly tutorials, some from Maria, some from around the Web, One Hour Craft is chock full of fun ‘n easy projects. Some of them are for Mom (or Dad?) and kids, some just for (but not necessarily only a) Mom. Lots of good ideas to expand on, that don’t take a lot of time.

Design Sponge “Musings from a design junky”. I love seeing the retro splash Grace features. All about design, from home furnishings and fabrics, to toys, gifts, stationary, and so much more.

Cake + Pie – Inspite of the AntiCraft, I still adore cute. This is sophisticated cute, with lots of retro. Kathleen is a graphic designer specialing in print, expanding into letter press, and sewing. Kathleen is co-organizing the ornament exchange I wrote about last week.

freshly{blended} – Nicole dishes out a “fresh blend” of life, craft, inspiration, and especially design. Also a graphic designer, she paired up with Kathleen of Cake + Pie to do an ornament swap.

These are some great image blogs/websites:

Bibliodyssey – Illustrations from old sources. Gorgeous and fantastic images.

Collage Images – A Flickr group with copyright-free images for you to use, not abuse. Read through the posts in “Discussions” for information on how you can use these images.

Historical images – From the US Naval Observatory, “images from rare books, portraits of prominent Naval Observatory individuals, interesting artwork, globes, clocks, telescopes, and other historical objects at the U.S. Naval Observatory.”

Flower Clip Art & Illustrations – Just what is says… a collection of links, with a little info on each site.

Paul Klee Museum – I’m a Klee fan, so I really enjoy looking through this museum in Switzerland.

Flora Danica Online– Danish botanical illustrations from the 1700’s. Beautiful floral images; the site is in Danish, but well organized, and if you know the latin name, easy to search. Otherwise, do it my way, and browse through the pages.

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