Years ago I had the great opportunity to study local bat populations.At first thought, you might think "Oh, those horrible, evil, devilish creatures that creep out of the shadows of the night to suck our blood.... I shudder to even think of seeing one."Pre-conceived notions and generations of folklore, myths, books and movies have left a lot of people feeling afraid - preferring to even avoid the thought of them.Putting my own pre-conceived notions aside, I jumped into their world and even... continue reading
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When your favorite pen dies, it is indeed a sad day. First you get a hint with inconsistent ink distribution. With a 'scribble check' you then realize it is indeed wearing thin as the trail turns into just a sad indent on the paper. The final check is to open the pen and check the ink thingy. It is at that moment fears turn into reality.The other day, my black gel pen scribbled it's last. It's usually easy to recover from such sadness if an identical replacement is handy, but alas,... continue reading
Wanted to wish everyone a happy new year!One of my resolutions is to gain weight. Yes, gain weight, so that I'll be more comfortable sitting in this hard chair at the computer for long hours uploading to Dreamstime :)What's your Dreamstime New Year Resolutions? continue reading
Straight from gramma's recipe box, this dessert is so rich and tasty you'll be shaking your fist at me for all the weight you'll gain. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of this dish, which is just as well because it isn't very photogenic anyways, so I've borrowed some images from my fellow contributers to illustrate.Cranberry Caramel Pudding1 Cup Brown Sugar2 Cups Hot Water2 Tbsp. ButterSimmer the above "sauce" on the stovetop for 10 minutes. You'll be pouring this over the batter,... continue reading
With all the fuss about digital camera tricks, photoshop tutorials, and the latest gadgets, it's easy to get caught up in a lot of technical details, piggyback on 'how to' concepts and lose sight of your most valuable tool of all - creativity.$1000's worth of tools and gadgets don't equate to posessing creativity in design - technology is merely a vehicle for creativity and so if nobody is behind the wheel, you aren't going very far.'Design Through Discovery' by Marjorie Elliott Bevlin is... continue reading
You've found the perfect image and want to purchase full ownership, but the price is a little more than your budget can afford.What to do? Ask for a deal.A lot of buyers might not realize that the creator of the image does have control over the price of SR-EL licenses. The SR-EL License allows you to purchase full ownership of a particular image, meaning you have exclusive rights to use that image.As a creator, I can choose to have that price automatically applied to all my images, or... continue reading
I've been hoping for this for a while. Since this is just a test post I have not much to say right now but hope to use it regularly if it proves beneficial and easy to use. My only question now is - where's the RSS? I want to be able to feed to my domain. Hoo Ha - There it is. Oh .... I like it.Anyways, good luck to everyone and their blogs.Carole :)Forgot to mention - what can you expect from me?- writing about creativity and development- about whatever strikes me- announcements... continue reading
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