Category Archives: Smiles

Things That Make Me Smile No.161: Glass Blowing and Shaping

This video is a little longer than I usually put on here, but I think it’s worth the extra time. Rather than a quick glimpse at the process of glassblowing and shaping, you get to see a talented artist demonstrate … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.160: A Cappella

I originally selected this song to introduce you to the a cappella artist Peter Hollens, but the timing was better suited for a Christmas song. Well, it’s not the holidays anymore. Not only does he sing some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Stray Thought: The Thing About Smiles

I was going to post a smile today, something I’ve resorted to more often of late. Then I thought, after my post last week, maybe it is time to explain the Things That Make Me Smile a little. I may … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.159: Dotwork Mandala

An artist at work creating a complex dotwork mandala that develops a 3D appearance before your eyes. Enjoy: Note: I was pointed in the direction of this piece by Patricia Loofburrow, an author of noir steampunk I’ve reviewed many times.

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Things That Make Me Smile No.158: Cake Design

Enjoy this glimpse into the work of an incredible cake designer. She has two cake companies in the U.K. and maintains a YouTube channel with detailed “how to” videos for elaborate cake designs. If you want to check out her … Continue reading

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