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The Falcon in Lego – One Square Foot – 7 in a series via Instagram

January 7th, 2021 No comments

The Falcon in Lego – One Square Foot – 7 in a series

The Falcon in Lego - One Square Foot - 7 in a series via Instagram

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Things To Do Outdoors With The Internet Archive

November 30th, 2020 Comments off

Things To Do Outdoors With The Internet Archive

Things To Do Outdoors With The Internet Archive

Summer is in full swing, but in many areas recreational facilities are closed and gatherings limited. Wondering how to stay entertained when movie theaters, pools, summer camps, amusement parks, playgrounds, concerts, and sporting events are all canceled or closed? The Internet Archive has a huge number of resources that you can use to make your own fun. Here are a few ideas for activities you can do in small groups, outdoors, for free, AND while using our collections!

Things To Do Outdoors With The Internet Archive

Thanksgiving Day via TikTok [Video]

November 26th, 2020 Comments off

OMG! Adorable Animal Characters from Pameloo on Redbubble

November 10th, 2020 Comments off

Hedwig in Lego via Instagram

October 7th, 2020 Comments off

Hedwig in Lego

Hedwig in Lego via Instagram

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Pssst! – Dreaming of the Christmas Holidays Already? My Vintage and Modern Christmas Cards Are Now Available

October 1st, 2020 Comments off

I know it is only October, but as with any artist, my mind is already turning to the Christmas Holidays.

It takes time to get items prepared, so I have spent the last few weeks immersing myself in the world of vintage Christmas. Perhaps it is just a coping mechanism for everything that is happening, but I have found myself feeling more expectant of Christmas than I have since I was a child. I’m even thinking of sending Christmas cards myself this holiday, something I haven’t done in years.

So, if you want to prepare for your Christmas — whatever form it may take — here is my collection of Christmas Cards to share with your friends and family.

There are over 90 different designs and I will be adding more each day.

See my entire portfolio and all the products available

Discounts:

$2.38 each when you buy 3+
$2.09 each when you buy 10+
$1.94 each when you buy 50+

These discounts apply when buying cards from ANY Redbubble seller, so you can mix and match across my cards and other artists on the site.

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People Are Transforming Vintage TVs Into Cozy Beds for Their Feline Friends via My Modern Met

September 19th, 2020 Comments off
People Are Transforming Vintage TVs Into Cozy Beds for Their Feline Friends via My Modern Met

Cats enjoy sleeping in enclosed spaces—it’s why they love to snuggle in a good box. But while cozy, the cardboard containers are lacking in style. If you’re looking for something that’s more quirky than the conventional shipping package, tune into this quirky trend in feline bedding. People are upcycling retro television sets—think from the 1960s–and removing their components to replace them with all the cushy comforts of a cat bed. The result is a comfy spot for a feline to nap in that doubles as a playful piece of home decor.

This is one kitty creation that’s easy to DIY, and you can find directions online via the Instructables website. There, user davee930 shares how he made a TV cat bed. The first step is to find the television you’ll want to use. Scour your favorite places to find vintage furniture (like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace), or visit a local antique shop. Once you have a television set, you can then disassemble it—making sure that you discharge its electricity first. (One simple tool will help you do that.) After the TV is hollow, you can decorate it with paint, wallpaper, or a patterned fabric to fit your style.

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An interesting link found among my daily reading

Halloween 2020 – 2 in a series – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (1897)

September 5th, 2020 Comments off

Halloween 2020 - 2 in a series - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (1897)

IN the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expan- sion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappaan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail, and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town. This name was given it, we are told, in former days, by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern on market days. Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely ad- vert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic. Not far from this village, per- haps about three miles, there is a little val- ley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world. A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail, or tapping of a woodpecker, is al- most the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquillity. I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in squirrel-shooting was in a grove of tall walnut-trees that shades one side of the valley. I had wandered into it at noon-time when all nature is peculiarly quiet, and was startled by the roar of my own gun, as it broke the sabbath stillness around, and was prolonged and reveberated by the angry echoes.

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Halloween 2020 – First in a series – Famous Cat Merlin with Witch (1950)

September 4th, 2020 Comments off

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Famous Cat Merlin with Witch

”New York is a magic city where almost anything can happen – especially if you live on the 13th floor of an apartment house on Central Park West. Now of course, since most people are superstitious there is no real 13th floor in hotels or apartment houses, and the one where Ronnie and Gillian live, although it is right above the 12th, is called the 14th. It is not until the day they find the black cat Merlin that they discover the magical 13th floor where the hall paper is a pattern of bats, owls and broomsticks, with borders made of old charms and incantations. “

The Thirteenth Is Magic, Joan Howard, illustrations by Adrienne Adams, 1950

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August 12th, 2020 Comments off