A blog needs to be visually appealing to stand out, attract and keep readers. The content, navigation and spelling alone don’t get noticed in that quick, first impression. Illustrations get noticed right away. Of course, not everyone is an artist. Not everyone can draw or take time to learn to use graphic software. So most … Read more
I don’t know if ghosts hang around cemeteries. I would think not. If you were deceased, there would be better places you could spend your time, if you were hanging around. But this illustration caught my attention today. Maybe a ghost would be sad, just about being not alive and not feel like being among … Read more
I have been a history fan since the day I first noticed old buildings with the carved and sculpted stonework, the majestic columns and the extras, like gargoyles. My Mother loves antiques. We still have some of the massive pieces of furniture which she told me were called Canadiana, over 100 years old made from … Read more
Found in an Etsy shop called Paper Canoe Design. I like the style of these. If I knew more about illustration I could tell you what sort of style it is. For lack of knowing any better I just think of it as simple. I like simple illustrations.
When I think of tension I think, surface tension. I remember a film about spiders which showed one sitting on top of the water in a glass. The hair on it’s legs created surface tension which kept it from getting wet in the water. It could just sit on the surface, due to surface tension. … Read more
Next time you’re stuck trying to read the lines of word verification (CAPTCHA) somewhere think of a way to turn those words into something funny. Add an illustration. Make the word verification part of a cartoon. I’ve done it. I did cheat a bit. I refreshed a Blogger blog until I felt inspired by the … Read more
From my painstaking research (mostly just luck) I found the name for the style of drawing called Pencil versus Camera. Ben Heine (also on Tumblr, 500PX and Flickr) is given credit for the original idea and the style of illustration which uses drawing with photography to create an image where both versions work together. You need to … Read more
Originally posted to HubPages, March, 2013. It seems I’m going to be one of those HubPages writers who does things the long, hard way. The way that takes it’s own, sweet time getting here. I don’t know why I like giving myself hard goals to reach. But, it seems that I do. I set myself … Read more
Microblogging should be short, quick but frequent. It’s like leaving a short note to the world.
How Much is too Much? There are a few issues with content ownership (copyrights) and content curating. The focus is – how much is too much? When you curate content the main point is to show what you found worth linking to. Explaining your reason for the link in a quick, simple way which will … Read more