Fran’s had been left empty for years. No one bought it or leased it and this year it was demolished. The Fran’s restaurant chain is still around, mainly in Toronto. But, not in Barrie any more.
We used to make zines with typed and photocopied pages. Those were the old days, before desktop publishing, computers and the whole concept of publishing on the Internet. Now, people are creating email newsletters to promote their online services and businesses. In between are the old, real newsletters which can still be created, written, planned, … Read more
I like cookbooks but in the digital age they seem to be taking up space and not really being used any longer. Most of the time, when I think of something I want to make I find a recipe online. It’s fast. It may not be the best way to get a really good, reliable … Read more
It is a sad thing that we seldom use our phone books any more. At least, not for their intended purpose. With the Internet as a quick source for local information (like business addresses and phone numbers) the phone book has become a large recyclable object. Sometimes an effective doorstop, child booster seat or an … Read more
I became more interested in bookmarks after my friend, Deanna, asked to use one of my drawings for a bookmark she wanted to print out for the First Annual Bookmark Collectors Virtual Convention. Before that I never put a lot of thought into bookmarks. I had a few, I lost a few and a few were … Read more
There are a lot of dating sites around now. Most of them seem to be spin offs from a few major chains. If you scroll down to the end you can see which one it really is versus the niche domain it’s trying to cover. Large Friends, Christian Friends, Furry Friends, they all end up … Read more
Another interesting job I’d like to try, food photography. Making something on a plate look absolutely scrumptious and drool-worthy. Wouldn’t that be a fabulous job to have? Travel, art and food. Next time you’re pouring milk into your cereal, buttering your toast or eating out at a restaurant, think about the food as it looks … Read more