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Things That Make Me Smile No.127: Steampunk

An interesting look at steampunk that links well with what drew me into the space.

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Things That Make Me Smile No.126: Innovative Art

Clearly I’m on an art kick, and I’m in the middle of reading an article about art in Writers of the Future #32, so when I went to choose a smile to post, this one floated to the top. Enjoy … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.125: Digital Coloring

The eagle I used for Pondering Patriotism came from a coloring app I discovered for my phone. The Mandala below is another one. I love coloring, and find it meditative, but doing a complex picture on paper, and making sure … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.124: The Grand Canyon.

BBC Earth’s time lapse photography of the Grand Canyon is awe inspiring. Enjoy. Note: This is on Vimeo, so if the video doesn’t display on your device, you can go here: https://vimeo.com/217407298. Also, it does contain music, so raise and … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.123: Making Dishware

Pottery, in all its aspects, has fascinated me from childhood, watching the potters at Afghan and Iranian bazaars. Then, of course, there’s the archaeological connection from pretty much every corner of the Earth. However, it’s not often you get to … Continue reading

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