I saw this funny collection of finger photos on photojojo:
We’ve all been there. You politely ask someone to take a photo of you, and when you take a look at the result, there’s a blurry finger hiding your face.
In his latest book, Attack of the Giant Fingers, Erik Kessels collects hilarious, vintage photos documenting this common mistake.
Humorous Vintage Photos Document Common Photography Mistake
via It’s Nice That
I definitely have a collection of these. It would be funny to put them all together like this!
I love colored pencils and I am blown away when I see some of the amazing works of art that people can create with a few simple sticks of colored lead. If you love colored pencils, this is the book for you - The New Colored Pencil.
If you are at a beginner level (like me), you can go through the book step-by-step to learn techniques and terminology. It is not a how-to course, but more of a “look at all the amazing things you can do with this medium!” type of work. If you are experienced and/or advanced, I bet you will find something new here. This is a very thorough book that is filled with inspiring illustrations and ideas.
Time to get out those pencils and have some fun!
My Netflix Queue -
My Mom and I were discussing our watching habits yesterday during our phone conversation and we were marveling over how much things have changed. We both rely heavily on services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos. We talked about what is in our queue right now and I thought it would be fun to just include my Netflix ‘to watch” list here on my blog. After all, it’s a snapshot of who I am right now and what I think I might enjoy watching.
Honestly, I don’t watch a lot of programs. I will turn on the same Disney movies or Friends episodes (on my iPad) over and over to go to sleep at night. Sometimes, I get an urge to watch an old favorite or try a new show and I add it to my Netflix list. I’m not sure if it is even possible for me to truly watch everything listed here since many of the series run for multiple seasons.
Some of the shows (LOST, ALIAS, Cheers, Wings) are ones that I’ve seen before in their entirety. I just think it would be cool to watch them again from beginning to end someday. Others like Cosmos, Sherlock, Merlin, White Collar, and Mind of a Chef, are shows that I’ve heard people talk about and I keep meaning to watch them.
I love documentaries and nature shows so I’ve got quite a few of those in the list as well. My Mom highly recommends Ken Burns’ series so I want to check some of those out. It looks like Downton Abbey is no longer on Netflix, but I think it’s on Amazon Prime still so I guess I better get moving on that one. I’m dreadfully behind the times when it comes to my TV watching. I watch Survivor and Mythbusters with my family on a regular basis, but not much else.
I’m thinking that this information needs to be included on a scrapbook page or two. Who knows how things will change in the next few years? Hopefully, I will make a good dent in this playlist by then!
Time for a Big Picture Classes giveaway!
You all know how much I love taking online classes at Big Picture and there is a fun new Quizapalooza workshop that I know will give me tons of journaling inspiration! I love Angie Lucas’ writing style and I’m excited for this class. I’m also super happy to be able to offer a chance for one of my readers to win a free pass to this workshop!
Just leave a comment on this post before noon (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday and tell me where you are at with your memory keeping goals. You will need to use Disqus to comment on this blog. If you don’t want to do that, feel free to leave a comment on my Facebook page instead.
One entry allowed per person. Winner will be announced in Friday’s blog post.
Q&A your way to fast, fabulous journaling with Angie Lucas
About the Class
There’s no question about it: your story matters.
And there’s no easier, faster, or more satisfying way to tell your story than through quizzes and questions!
Introducing Quizapalooza, a 5-week interactive workshop that makes it simple to share meaningful stories in your scrapbooks, journals, and Project Life albums—or even via your blog or social media channels.
Your instructor, Angie Lucas, has carefully curated more than 160 questions to help you capture fascinating tidbits about all areas of your life, including:
Who: The People You Love
What: Objects, Ideas & Experiences
When: Past, Present & Future
Where: Places that Matter
Why: Reasons & Explorations
Learn more and register here
Time to share my own August roundup:
List of what I’ve watched, read, and/or listened to in the past month
- Watched The Princess Bride with my daughter. No matter how many times I watch that show, I always love it!
- Read a few different books on Paleo and Whole 30 type of eating. It Starts with Food was interesting and I got some good ideas from it, but it’s a little too extreme of an approach for me. The Paleo Approach was very hard to read because it was so technical and it is definitely too drastic for me. Those two books led me to do a ton of online reading as well and I agree with the general premise that a lot of the problems associated with inflammation are caused by diet. I’ve been experimenting with eating less inflammatory foods and seeing some good results from that.
- I’ve been listening to The Once and Future King with my daughter while she reads it for a school assignment. I love King Arthur legend so that has been fun for me.
- Watched all of the new Weird Al videos to take over the internet in August. My very favorite one is Word Crimes. Even if you are not a Weird Al fan, I think you should watch it. So clever! I think English teachers everywhere should make it part of their curriculum. We bought his new album and we think it’s really cool that it hit the #1 spot on the Billboard chart. Way to go Weird Al!
What fun things did you do with friends and/or family?
- The biggest event of the month for us was going to the Paul McCartney concert. There are not enough adjectives to describe how amazing it was! Seriously. The guy is 72 years old and he didn’t ever even take a break or even so much as get a drink of water the entire time he was on stage. He performed for more than 2 hours straight and then did two really long encores. There was also an incredible multi-media presentation at the beginning of the show that really inspired me. I will be blogging about that soon!
- We enjoyed our backyard and being outside together with some gardening, frisbee throwing, swinging, and sitting around our firepit. I feel like I just really enjoyed the summer season this year.
- Went to a neighborhood picnic.
- Hubby and I went on a double date with some friends.
- Went to a food truck roundup party and also tried the Waffle Love food truck on another occasion.
What milestones occurred? Any holidays or celebrations? How about special events?
- August is pretty boring with no holidays. We did end up sending several wedding presents to couples getting married and we attended once ceremony.
- My husband went on a huge backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada mountains with a friend from our high school days.
- My daughter got her wisdom teeth removed.
The everyday and routine bits of life in the past month
- Doctor appointments for my daughter. Lab tests for me (all normal). Dermatologist appointment for me.
- Totally cleaned and organized my daughter’s room from top to bottom. It is “Monica clean” for those of you who are Friends fans.
What good stuff happened? What were the hard things? Anything unusual?
- I had 8 cysts removed from under my scalp. Try not to think about that one too much. It was gross. My head feels much better now.
- My external hard drive completely crashed. I’m super bummed about this and I’m currently working on getting everything downloaded and imported from all my various backups. Also, I think Seagate might be able to fix or replace it since it is still under warranty, but I might still lose a few things that I did not have properly backed up. I’ve been really good about backing up so I should be able to recover about 95% of what I need to.
- I took a break from designing templates for the month. I fully planned to get back to designing by now, but the EHD crash has put a damper on all of that.
Report on the progress you’ve made toward your goals or list any new goals you have set
- I recorded a new D4 podcast with Steph and Peppermint. Always love visiting with those ladies!
- I created 10 digital layouts
- I took a photo every day and put them all in my Collect App on my phone.
My month is all documented now! Have you done your roundup?