Well, on a happier note, here are some places to visit and things to do:
Bookcrossings: “Our goal, simply, is to make the whole world a library. BookCrossing is a free online book club of infinite proportion, the first and only of its kind. Inside, you’ll find millions of book reviews and hundreds of thousands of passionate readers just like you.” Read a book, register it with Bookcrossings, put the unique BCID number on the book and let it go-leave it on the train, at your favorite coffee shop…
Interactive Earth: “We are devoted to creating web sites, educational curriculum, graphic design and fine art which reflect the great creativity evident in both human endeavor and the natural world.” I enjoyed playing with their Design Tools. “The Tools section features GENESIS ONE.2, a design pattern generator, as well as free Flash graphing, color harmonizing, data mapping and slide show tools. Teachers, use this tool to help explain geometric sense to students.”
Visual treat: Rainbow Barbara is an awesome mixed media stitcher! Plan to visit often for inspiration.
Stumpwork: There are a number of books out on stumpwork, but Jane Nicholas’ books are the ones I saw first. I don’t have all of them yet, but I will someday!
Dye synthetics: Sharon B of inaminuteago just posted this tutorial on dyeing synthetic fabrics. “Did you know you can can dye, print and paint synthetic fabrics with transfer dyes? Well, you can and this morning I thought I would put together this tutorial on how to use a stencil technique to print on synthetic fabrics.”
Violette: She of the famous vehicle, very fun arty thingies, and an occasional fairy. Be inspired, be challenged, be entertained by Violette!
I think this is enough for now… I’ll add them to my sidebar too.