Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mayan apocalypse- remember Y2K?

There is all this bunk about the Mayan calendar ending in December of 2012, and therefore the world will end in a fiery ball of wonder.
I say BAH! First off:
How the heck did those Mayans know about the roman calendar anyway? Do they count Leap years?
Second off:
What do you do with your old calendars when the date runs out on December 31st?
Third off:
Remember all the hubbub of Y2K? Yeah? Really?

Again I say -BAH!
I truly think that we will wake up in January of 2013 and start it all over.

Design site worth looking at today

In my wild ramblings across the web, I come across some interesting learning sites upon occasion. One of them is this one: http://tympanus.net/codrops/
Interesting design. I LOVE the blue background and the way the art at the top is angled for links to blog, and social media sites.

Friday, December 16, 2011

winter time business or is it busy-ness?

I've been incredibly busy since the onset of December. Since Iv'e been finishing up the fall semester at Ivy Tech Community college in Indianapolis, There are of course those dreaded finals. Part of that responsibility was an online portfolio site for myself. Ohhh. Really? Do work for myself? Wow. That threw me. I always have at least a glimmer of an idea when working up something for a client. In fact, I usually have an overflow of ideas, but when thinking of something for myself I was at somewhat of a loss. What do I like? How should I portray myself? OMFG! I've got to edit 20years work of design work and decide what the heck to post! After taking a good hard look at what I've had stored, I found a few more recent pieces to showcase, but by NO means all of my compiled work. This will be an ongoing effort.
You can see the results of this week of cramming for a final project here. I've also created a website for my friend, Lee Ann Hutson, and her business Always Laugh Creations.
She and her husband, Daryl, are entrepreneurs who also happen to drive my children to school. She's an amazing basket maker and creates some of the most delicious smelling soy candles I've ever had the pleasure of being around. My favorite is Hillbilly homebrew!
I serve on a local non-profit board for the Montgomery County Leadership Academy. Part of that responsibility has been to update the current website for this tiny non-profit. This has given me the opportunity to use my newly honed dreamweaver skills on their website too. All this on top of getting ready for the holiday season has been keeping me extremely busy. Now... back to knitting.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Travel time

My husband is preparing for another travel adventure, this time to Olive Branch, Mississippi. He won't be too far from Memphis, TN and our friends John and Maria Flora, whom are just across the Arkansas border near Memphis. He's already spied out a Cigar bar In Memphis to visit. This is a new fascination for him and I'm sure he'll report back if it's any good.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Exposure 2011 | Lauri Shillings

Hey, do me a solid and check out my photography submission for Artists Wanted photography competition. Click the "LIKE" or "VOTE" button to give me a shot at winning "major awards!"
It wont hurt, I promise.
Exposure 2011 | Lauri Shillings