Thursday, October 04, 2007

Cat adopts chicks & parakeets

Oh I'm a bad girl today ... supposed to be cleaning house, but just couldn't resist figuring out how to embed this cute YouTube video here ...

My favorite part is the little yellow parakeet diving back behind the cat as soon as the human hand releases it!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Art, Nature, Creativity, Life

(The image above is Virginia's self-portrait,
printed on a proof press from a linocut.)

I'm excited to announce that Virginia Spiegel's long-awaited eBook Art, Nature, Creativity, Life will be released on Monday, October 8, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause.

All the details (including reviews by well-known fiber artists Pamela Allen, Lesley Riley, Tomme Fent and Claudine Hellmuth) are on her website:

Art, Nature, Creativity, Life is an expanded version of the best of her e-newsletters. There are 19 chapters stuffed with essays, art, photos, annotated book recommendations, and poetry.

From the Introduction:
"Make a cup of tea, settle into your favorite chair and wander through the issues at your leisure. You can spend ten minutes and be refreshed or spend several hours enjoying art, nature, poetry, photography and my take on the life of an artist. Enjoy and be inspired."

Virginia's goal is raise $30,000 to join the more than $130,000 that she and her Fiberart For A Cause efforts have already raised for the American Cancer Society. Take just a second to go to the website and see what it's all about.