Friday, November 30, 2007
Following some great feedback from folks about birdinabox, I've also opened oiseauxmignons - a kind of french birdinabox, and sunflowergems with a smaller number of cracking images. Links are also under my profile photo on the right. Some sheep stuff to come soon.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I've been producing little (mostly) square cartoons that I've referred to as birdinabox for a while now. Al started by having some redundant business cards that I'd cut the address off after I moved, combined with an idle afternoon making finger blobs with my daughter. A set of them is on my flickr pages. Now I've just started to make them available through a cafepress shop too. Have a look. Let me know what you think. There are more images and more formats for other products to come.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
The chilly start this morning didn't encourage me to leap out into the great outdoors, and indeed quashed my plans to hit the trails on the mountain bike. But it did have one unexpected benefit, which is that the mole hills stick together in convenient lumps, making it much easier to pick up and move. Half an hour of pottering about like that and I'm back indoors for a hot lunch in front of the log fire with a tolerable sense of merit.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Bernard le NeN
And Galerie La Rage
quotesoftheday " The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one." -Baez, Joan
Friday, November 09, 2007
If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep... you are richer than 75% of the world's population.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, or spare change in a dish someplace... you are among the wealthiest 8% of the world's population.
If you woke up with more health than illness... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week...
Source unknown, via Evelyn Rodriguez
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Later on I passed a track that I seemed to remember headed down to a ruined mill complex alongside the Doulon. I was a bit out in my mental map, but found it anyway. It's more complex and fascinating than I first thought, and seems to have several layers of development and the remains of a small footbridge, maybe big enough for a horse but not a cart. I don't know what information I can find out about it (or water mills generally) locally or on the web. Worth a try. It reminds me of neighbours who have built their own house having failed to find a water mill in anything like restorable condition. It would be ambitious, but ...