Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Randomness

This is an interesting twist on the traveling journal—a cooperative artistic endeavor.  I’m curious to see how it turns out.  (I’ve long wanted to do something like this but can never find a sucker . . . erm . . . a mutually interested party.)

This mother writes about using Reiki with her autistic child, saying it is an invaluable tool for her son and her family.

This page has two slideshows—two artists altering books.  And now I wish I knew how to draw better because I would love to take a poetry book and illuminate the pages with my own visuals.  (Note:  Slideshows + vertigo = very bad experiences . . . I actually could not tolerate watching more than a few images of these.  So if there is anything offensive, I apologize.)

I think this is a fun idea, something to make on a rainy weekend with children or something.  I don’t know that I would have done the pages the way this person did but I still think it’s a cute idea over all.

Journal prompts for Pre-Writers?  Yep.  And I think it’s a great idea! 

Check out the Mead ® Primary Journal—Half Ruled Page which can easily be used with the above linked prompts.  When I was little, my mother would have me tell her stories which she would write out for me.  Then I would draw pictures of the story on the other side of the page.  I even once “wrote” and illustrated a fashion magazine.

Diabetes on a budget may not be easy but it isn’t impossible.  This article shows some low-cost choices for healthy eating.

With that said and shared, I am furious that this diabetes website also seems to be recommending Bob Greene’s book on diabetes. 

Please read my review for this book to see why I find this so utterly distasteful.

This woman’s artistic expression is wonderful and I found myself just scrolling through her blog, enjoying each new image. 

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  1. Wow, Satia! Thank you so much for referencing my new collaboration on your blog. Thank you!

  2. Dan, It is truly my pleasure. I came across it and, as I said in my post, it is something I've wanted to do for a long time. But for me, I would want to do it with words. Last year I read a book The Healing Spirit of Haiku about a written exchange between two people written in haibun which refueled my desire. I can't wait to see what the two of you do in the coming months.

  3. Hi!
    Thanks so much for including my blog on your list!

  4. Susan, It's absolutely my pleasure. It's fun for me to be doing this again because it forces me to keep an eye out for interesting things to share.