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Hmmm…I think I recognize these people via Instagram

January 8th, 2018 Comments off

Solstice Sunset Still Life via Instagram

December 23rd, 2017 Comments off

Pecan Snoballs/Pecan Puffs via Instagram

December 19th, 2017 Comments off

Pecan Snoballs/Pecan Puffs via Instagram

Pecan Snowballs/Pecan Puffs
Joy of Cooking Cookbook

From our annual cookie party, now in It’s 25th year!

Recipe: Pecan Snoballs/Pecan Puffs from Joy of Cooking

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Some of my favorite cookbooks

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** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

Angel Bars/Angel Slices from Joy of Cooking Cookbook via Instagram

December 17th, 2017 Comments off

Angel Bars/Angel Slices from Joy of Cooking Cookbook via Instagram

Angel Bars/Angel Slices
Joy of Cooking Cookbook

From our annual cookie party, now in It’s 25th year!

Recipe: Angel Bars from Joy of Cooking

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Some of my favorite cookbooks

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

Soft Ginger Cookies via Instagram

December 16th, 2017 Comments off

Soft Ginger Cookies via Instagram

Soft Ginger Cookie

From our annual cookie party, now in It’s 25th year!

Recipe: Soft Ginger Cookies

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Some of my favorite cookbooks

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

A Trip to Santa Cruz Island – A Moment in Los Angeles 5 [Video]

December 15th, 2017 Comments off

Green Gables Lemon Biscuits via Instagram

December 14th, 2017 Comments off

Green Gables Lemon Biscuits via Instagram

Green Gables Lemon Biscuits

From our annual cookie party, now in Its 25th year!

Recipe: Green Gables Lemon Biscuits

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Some of my favorite cookbooks

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

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

November 14th, 2017 Comments off

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 Comments off

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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

 

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