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Three Distinct Sounds – Music for Your Soul

The Piano Guys The Piano Guys combined music from the score of “Indian Jones and the Last Crusade” with the classical arrangement of “Scheherazade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in a video that was filmed in Petra, Jordan. ___________________________ Angel City Chorale – How to Make the Sound of a Rain Storm Angel City Chorale (ACC) is a Los Angeles  multi-cultural choir of 160 singers. They are conducted by founder and artistic director Sue Fink. They performed this version of the song, Africa, in 2018 for American’s Got Talent. ___________________________ DoodleChaos DoodleChaos makes kinetic art and synchronizes ‘things’ to music. In this video, the Little Line Rider bumps along to Beethoven’s 5th.


Accuracy Quote Investigator – Garson O’Toole diligently seeks the truth about quotations. Who really said what? – Rumor has it – a reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Artists, Artisans, Crafts and Creative Minds Bent Objects – Simple objects rearranged to create humorous figures. Real Snail Mail – mail delivered by real snails. Guillermo Forchino – delightful comic art objects that often resemble the world of comic strip and cartoon characters. Curliosity – functional and decorative objects from brass and copper. Pondering Pool – the humorous art of Susan Mrosek. Egg-Bot Project – a machine that can draw intricate designs on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Calvin Nicholls – wildlife and nature scenes crafted from archival paper by a Canadian artist. Cut Out and Keep -online community makes and shares step-by-step craft tutorials. Instructables – DIY instructions for just about anything you would want to make. Drywall Art Sculpture -artist Bernie Mitchell uses drywall compound as a sculpture medium. Michael Paul Smith and Elgin Park – Michael has crafted a 1/24th-scale …

Not Your Average Ukulele Players

Uke can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you just might find uke get what you need! – uke4ia – After this past week of destruction and immense sadness, I was ready for something uplifting. The Ukuleles were perfect – made me cry another bucket load, but for a different reason. Here is the link to The Ukulele Orchestra of  Great Britain and to their DVD – Anarchy in the Ukulele.


Who is the Artist of Toonaday Cartoons

For many years I subscribed to Ron Leishman’s  Toonaday Digital Clipart. I have used many of  Ron’s toons in my blog posts,  as you can see in the following gallery. Ron is  a fellow Canadian and Albertan (Alberta is a Province in Canada).  Though I have never met him, I have traded emails with him on several occasions, and he has generously created several toons that I requested. I sometimes combine several of his toons to illustrate my story and that makes me appreciate the immense variety of topics he has covered! I didn’t appreciate how hard it is to draw until I tried to do it myself. It is one thing to be able to say, “Of course I know the difference between a pirate and a fire hydrant.”  It is quite a different thing to remember enough detail about each to draw them well. Which one is your favourite? SLIDESHOW: Click on any photo to open a slide show. Press your ‘es-ca-pay’ button to close the slide show.


There are 164 million (give or take a few million) blogs on the internet! Here are just a few of the ones that I have followed over the years. Currently Active Bloggers Expat woman and her husband – Canadian Travel Bugs – China and Canada Christopher Martin at Christopher Martin Photography – Canada A talented woman at composerinthegarden – USA A Versatile writer at Curmudgeon at Large – USA Janet at Desert Dabbler – USA Angie Stevens at Doodlemum – UK Elke at elkemental Force – Amanda J Edwards at Gray Gaia – USA Hippie at Hippie Cahier – USA Lemony Gregg at Lemony Shots – USA Lorna at Lorna’s Voice – USA Mark Armstrong at Mark Armstrong Illustration – USA Mike Smith at Mike Smith Illustrator – UK Mike Hardisty at Say it with a Camera – UK Peg at Peg-o-Legs Ramblings – USA Sylvia at Shots from the Heart – Canada Ruth at Ruth E. Hendricks Photography – USA Darla at She’s a Maineiac – USA Dor at Technicolor Day Dreams and Virginia …

Networking – Awards and Challenges

Networking is not about hunting. It is about farming. It’s about cultivating relationships. – Dr. Ivan Misner – Networks – how many do you belong to?  I have many, built over the years in response to what I was doing. My most recent network is because of my interest in blogging. A Blogging network  isn’t just about who comes to my blog. It is also about which blogs I follow. One of the ways bloggers build this network is by passing along Awards and Challenges. Not every blogger is interested in cultivating their relationship garden by taking part in these, which I understand. But I don’t mind them, even though I bend the rules a bit because I really don’t have an unending inventory of fellow bloggers to pass the Awards and Challenges on to! THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD This was recently passed on to me by k8edid, a delightful Middle Aged Mumbling Madwoman. I only recently discovered her blog, but I already know we share many interests and ideas. My list of Seven things …

Bloggers that Post Once a Day

Happy April Fools Day, all. When we were kids, we called it April Spruce Cake. Our misinterpretation of the intent of the day was based, I guess, on our hope that there was something more to it than a few lame jokes. Totally unrelated to the day: WordPress has a Post-a-Day Challenge called Daily Post. The idea is that WordPress Bloggers post something every day, thus building a community of people who want to be more active writers, bloggers, and creators. While I admire those who can do this, I’m not sure I can keep up with doing a daily post. But it is something I am willing to try. I’ll have to find something much interesting and creative in order to post once a day. Unfortunately, I have yet to come up with the right thing. Others have, though, and here are some of the ones I’ve found. Maybe they will inspire you to start a blog of 365 things too. Or maybe you will think of something very creative that you think I …

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Blogs that Use More than Mere Words

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, which is why Bloggers like to use one or two per post. Apparently, the average attention span of blog readers, once they have decided to read beyond the title and first few lines, is about 500 words. The average blog reader, then, would spend about 2 minutes to read a post of this length. It would take only a few seconds to view a picture, but that would be like adding a thousand words to the blog, yes? Some bloggers make extremely good use of pictures to tell their stories. Some of these artistic souls are: Doodlemum Angie Stevens shares her sketches at Doodlemum. If you have children and a cat and a husband, or have ever known children, cats or husbands, you will be absolutely smitten with this blog. Bent Objects Terry Border shares his designs at Bent Objects. Everyday objects are transformed into, well, imaginative works of art, with a few bits of wire! A good example is this one: A Pair …

Thoughts Fueled by Chocolate and Coffee

If You Don’t Plan to Die I found this interesting blog about Death. It is called The Family Plot Blog: Funeral Planning For Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. Be sure to check out the Death Cartoons Category! Death by Chocolate When I found the website Death By Chocolate, I thought, isn’t this wonderful! If there is one way I would like to exit this world, it would be on my terms with a chunk of dark chocolate in my mouth. Alas, it is not possible to die from too much of this food product, though it is likely I could eat enough of it to feel like I wanted to die. Sticky Notes Post-It Notes – a 3 inch square yellow pad of paper with a low-tack adhesive strip on the back, these ‘reminders’ have several computer equivalents. One of these is a nice little program by Zhorn Software called Stickies. Easy to use, these stickies can contain text or images. You can even draw on an image sticky with this program. If you …

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Blogs About Food and Not Quite Food

Hamburgers A blog all about hamburgers? The blog Everything Burger shows readers that there is more than one way to depict the everyday hamburger. The blogger, Char.L.Ton, presents burgers in just about every media imaginable. Deli Sandwiches Here is a deli sandwich little kids will love. It is made out of wood. I found this photo in a magazine in 1974. When I started writing this post, this photo was one of the first things that popped into my mind, so it is very possible I actually made it. If my children read this, perhaps they could post a comment to tell me if they remember playing with it… The Best of Bridge Billing themselves as Canada’s Favorite Cookbook Series, The Best of Bridge Cookbooks have been on my book shelf since 1978. They contain recipes that I have used for many years, and also a few spoof recipes such as: – La Corneillle Ivre Involves a 450 degree oven, some garlic flavored butter, a stuffed and trussed crow and 2 rocks.When you can put …