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Unique Christmas Cards Now Available Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch – Order Today!

November 14th, 2017 No comments

Unique Christmas Cards Now Available Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch

Not to start the holiday season too early, but if you send Christmas Cards, you need to get them early so you can be sure they get to your friends and family on time. This year I am offering a selection of unique Christmas Cards created from the photographs I have taken over the years. These cards are available exclusively from me using the services of RedBubble.

25 Different Christmas Cards Designs

  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with envelopes
  • Discount of 20% on every order of 8 cards, 30% on 16 cards

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Great Gifts for Friends and Family, too!

I also have a host of great gift ideas for Friends and Family created from my photos. These include items for the home such as pillows, tote bags, mugs, photographic prints and posters.

Yellow flower pillowRiver rose mugMex bird tote

Also available are technology items like smartphone covers, iPad covers, and Laptop Skins and Sleeves

Mex bird iphonePink dahlia laptopRoses sleeve

Finally, you can purchase cards and postcards, stickers, spiral-bound notebooks and hardcover journals.

Pink dahlia cardsMex bird notebookCup tea journal

Check out my entire portfolio of photos and products

09 Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 14th, 2017 No comments

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See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries


While I was intrigued by the Amazon Echo, I couldn’t really make a case for buying one. That said, when a friend offered me their Echo Dot, which they didn’t want, I quickly jumped for it. I had been wanting to play around with the technology and see what it could do.

So far, for me, the Echo Dot has been used for listening to music from Pandora.com, providing weather and commute traffic info for my wife and sun each morning, game playing with Jeopardy, Lie Swatter, Sing Quiz and Screen Test Movie Quote Quiz and it also interferes with the Etekcity switches and Hook I mentioned earlier in the Gift Guide. I have been very happy with my Dot and, knowing what I know now, I probably would spend my own money to get one — perhaps to expand Alexa into other parts of the home.

The new Echo Plus looks neat due to its added capabilities as a smart home hub for many available systems.

09 Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot

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You can save a few dollars if you want to buy a couple of Echo units or by buying factory refurbished units.

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My Citizen Jane Film Festival Day 1 Re-Cap

October 31st, 2017 Comments off

I worked as a volunteer social media reporter for the Citizen Jane Film Festival last weekend and here is a clip and link to my Day 1 re-Cap posted on their blog. — Douglas

I must admit I am a little bleary-eyed as I type, but it is all because my day at the Citizen Jane Film Festival was full to the brim with great people, great experiences, and great information. While films are certainly the focus of Citizen Jane, the CJ Film School day was all about learning.Screen Grab: From Screenplay To Big Screen, Who Will Win?

The morning started with “Screen Grab,” during which 5 screenwriting finalists were selected to give their pitches for 5-minute films to a panel of filmmaking experts, including Sarah Haas, Steph Scupham, Kimberly Skyrme and Ken LaZebnik, Director of the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting program which operates out of Los Angeles. The winner of Screen Grab will have their film produced, receive a $250 award, and also receive a table read by the local Greenhouse Theatre Project on the last day of the Festival.

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Bold Brash Words From Bold Brash Screenwriters

The final session of CJ Film School had Dr. Rosanne Welch, Professor of Screenwriting History for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting, host 6 of her current and former students as they presented short profiles of various female screenwriters. Too often the history and careers of screenwriters, especially women, are lost in the passage of time. As part of class, each student selects a woman screenwriter and develops a paper and presentation highlighting their career. This is the second year MFA students have participated at Citizen Jane.

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Read the entire post on the Citizen Jane Film Festival Blog

Filmmakers and actor from the short films shown as part of Emerging Voice screening at Stephens College’s Citizen Jane Film Festival

 

Happy Halloween: Listen to this LIVE adaptation of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 31st, 2017 Comments off

Our friends, Keri Dearborn and Michael Lawshe just released their annual Halloween show, Ghosts of the Internet.

This year it is a live recording of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapted by Keri Dearborn.

If you listen, you might hear 2 familiar voices among the cast (wink, wink)

Listen to Ghosts of the Internet 11: Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Read the original story

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Kitties are ready to go to Stephens College’s Citizen Jane Film Festival this week and so are we!

October 22nd, 2017 Comments off

Hands at work via Instagram

October 21st, 2017 Comments off

Hands at work

Hands at work

A professor’s work is never done. 

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Time for Our Town at the Pasadena Playhouse via Instagram

October 15th, 2017 Comments off

Time for Our Town at the Pasadena Playhouse via Instagram

October 15th, 2017 Comments off

Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill – Loom Working in Slow Motion [Video] (0:28)

September 4th, 2017 Comments off

Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill - Loom Working in Slow Motion

On our recent (August 2017) trip to New Zealand, we made a special point of visiting Stansborough LTD, maker of fine woolen fabrics used in the costumes for The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

This is slow motion video of one of their turn-of-the-century looms at work. What you can’t hear and feel is the vibration of the floor and the slamming of the shuttles from one side of the machine to the other. This is truly a beast of another age.

If you are in Wellington, New Zealand, I highly recommend you visit and take their tour. It is like stepping back into an earlier age.

Stansborough LTD Web Site

Creating artisan woollen treasures

Introducing the Stansborough collection of sustainable designer woollen textiles.

​100% New Zealand, pure, natural and chemical free.
Cocoon yourself in timeless, environmentally friendly heirloom treasures.

Breathable textiles that warm and protect, made with passion and integrity

Luxurious blankets, throws, rugs, babywear, accessories and Licensed Movie Costuming, traditionally created by artisan craftsmen, on historic 1890’s looms.

 



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New Zealand Trip August 22-24, 2017 (Day 1) [62 Photos]

September 3rd, 2017 Comments off

New Zealand Trip August 22-24, 2017 (Day 1)

Photos from our recent (August 2017) vacation to New Zealand with stops in Wellington and Dunedin.

Sculpture Detail 2 4x size sculpture Gallipoli Exhibit Te Papa Museum

Lock Bridge Wellington Harbor

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