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What is the first thing you see when you walk in your house?

The NaBloPo­Mo prompt for today: What is the first thing you see when you walk in your house?

Right now, the first thing any­body sees is Sam’s desk. No, that isn’t pre­cise­ly right. If you’re look­ing straight ahead at the wall, you see a col­lage by Katie, which is much love­li­er.

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September 2010 NaBloPoMo Theme: Art

I received the NaBloPo­Mo newslet­ter today and learned that this month’s theme is Art. On the one hand, I thought, “I have noth­ing to say! I’m not an artist. Blah.”

On the oth­er hand, I’m com­ing to real­ize that I must have order in my life or I start dying, bit by bit. “Ene­my of […]

Color Clues, or Why Four Blue Sweaters Isn’t Enough

Anoth­er blue sweater? You have four of those. Why not get some­thing dif­fer­ent for a change?” “No, I have navy, corn­flower, Williams­burg, and baby blue sweaters. This one is roy­al blue. That’s total­ly dif­fer­ent!” Okay guys, I know that you thought women were mak­ing up some of the col­or names we use. Char­treuse? Why not say green? And garnet—that’s red, right? What’s this about plum, amethyst, grape, vio­let, mauve, and fuschia all being dif­fer­ent? They’re all pur­ple, aren’t they? No, real­ly, they aren’t. We don’t make them up just to vex you. They’re all very, very dif­fer­ent, which is why we would nev­er con­sid­er wear­ing brick red lip­stick with a cher­ry red sweater. Ick! Now there’s help for you. Free help, even! […]

Baby in the Sink

This joy­ous image was an Hon­or­able Men­tion award win­ner in the Peo­ple cat­e­go­ry of the 2nd Annu­al Spi­der Awards in 2006. The con­test, appar­ent­ly well known in the art world, seeks the best in black and white pho­tog­ra­phy from around the world by both pro­fes­sion­als and ama­teurs. I spent quite a while look­ing […]