In an effort to clean up my office and clean out my life, and because I believed at the time we were moving to Kangaroo Island sooner, I had a MASSIVE clean up of books in my mancave/office.
One year ago today (16th February 2016) I piled all these books because I felt I would never read them again:
But our local book-swap store didn’t accept these computer and webdesign books. Apparently they have a ‘low turnover rate’. I thought they need to ‘target market‘ their books.
When I looked through their store, I got out fast: They made hoarders look like kittens amongst lions.
So I tried to sell/swap to people who would appreciate them. I put the photo above in my Facebook and said “Take a look and see if you know someone who would like them…” – believing I could sell them.
One response got my full attention.
There is a guy down at the Little Rundle Sttreet Art Project who has a double-decker bus he is taking around Australia to teach digital literacy to rural towns. He needs donations of books! … He is James Arthur Warren and he is a TESOL teacher by training.
James, wherever you are today, I hope you are either able to use my massive donation of books to teach new skills to people,who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity – or you were able to give/sell them to new owners. No, don’t tell me where they are.
Of all the things I regret giving away to save space for our big to Kangaroo Island, my books I miss the most. Yet I felt better for giving them to someone who would use them to teach others made me feel good inside.
It wasn’t giving up, but passing both them and myself to a new home and life.
What are you giving away today?
In mid 2016 I created this video where I review the why, where and how of seventeen of my own photographs. By the time I decided to edit the production, I had removed a few photographs from the online photo gallery they are in – yet I decided to go forward.
Finally, completed, here it is for easy viewing. Below it are links to every photograph. Take a moment to view them – then maybe buy a few. Or else buy a tshirt.
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 White Gums II
~ + : [ White Gums | White Gums III | White Gums IV | White Gums V ]
 Cart Behind The Horse
 Shell Necklace
 Austin A70 Hampshire Ute, Left Door
~ + : [ Austin A70 Hampshire Ute Portrait | Austin A70 Hampshire Tray II | Austin A70 Hampshire Ute Tray |
 Off His Hinges
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
 Coffee in Carpark
 Spanish Dancer
 White Gums III
 Chair in Sepia
~ + : [ Chair Shadow | Ripped Chair | Sepia Shadow ]
 Waiting Red Bike
 Australian Icon
 Knotted Rope
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There’s no denying it, I get bored and fidgety if I am not thinking, designing, writing, and creating just about anything art-related. I refuse negativity so I am always looking for a new ways to stay positive whilst being a great parent.
Many people would know me as a photographer, but I lost my ‘photomojo’ in early 2016.
Thankfully, around the same time, I was introduced to Casey Neistat and a bunch of vloggers doing their thing. After a dozen videos watched, particularly those showing the camera-gear most vloggers utilise, I decided it could make me happy!
So I created vlogs all year long (in 2016) as time permitted. Many have not made it to Youtube, those with family in them – yet I have a few still in composition that will be online in February/March 2017.
Late in 2016 I started my new project = The 365 Challenge: Producing 1 vlog per day all year long!
Well, I won’t make one every day, but I will try. They will be created on mostly on my Canon EOS-M because I have a compact tripod for it.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Check out the final edit of video ONE in the 365 Challenge.
In about three weeks I will be creating video TWO – from our new home on Kangaroo Island!
Aha, better days are coming because I am not lazy and like to dream big and work hard .
How about you? Are you a cool dad , is your bucket list filled with great projects? If not, get on your bike!
I am a list maker. It’s a byproduct of working in state government for twenty years. So my browser bookmarks are regularly scrutinized, alphabetized and regularly saved for backups. This has proved beneficial: I once misplaced a website that I eventually realised I was spelling it wrong.
Today I am listing and highlighting (thus explaining the photograph attached) the most important websites in my bookmarks. Each of these sites help me to write posts easily, edit graphic coloring easily, and dare-I-say-it code websites easily. Yep, I am a geek at heart.
If any of these look helpful to you, feel free to bookmark, leave a comment, like the page, and come back for more posts like this every few months when I do my regular backups. Cheers!
Just about every day of the week I spend at least two hours creating web graphics for web advertisements or tshirt designs.
With Xmas just around the corner I have created a bunch of new tshirts for everyone to enjoy.
But today I am showing you the advertisements I created for my wife’s business on Kangaroo Island – LSBeez Honey & Queen-Bee Breeding.
Yeah, many of you would know that I am their online sales and web-guru, but in actuality I only get paid in lodging, regular meals, and the constant love of my two beautiful children and their mother. There is not enough money in the world to cover those rewards. (But don’t get me wrong. I would love a paid job or two.)
Here they are:
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LSBeez is a family-owned apiary operating on Kangaroo Island, producing premium quality honey from Ligurian bees. After suffering a terrible setback in early 2016, Sarah & Stephen Mitchell needs funds to relocate to KI to help manage the business. Your support will help LSBeez to continue producing honey for everyone to enjoy.
As you can see, I love creating graphics. I started back in 1996, and I still use GIMP exclusively and extensively to design and create all my ideas. If you need graphics designed and built for online usage, contact me via Twitter
That’s right, with Christmas just around the corner, Redbubble are offering more and more discounts at this time of the year.
This is awesome for everyone – better deals on your Xmas presents for friends and family.
With my wide variety of kids tshirts – ranging from food to patterns to parenting quotes – both you and your kids will be very happy this year.
Check them all out on my tshirt shop.
Why mention this?
There’s a special deal coming up!
Take 20% off every purchase, across the site, with code SPOOKY20.
This deal is available only on the 17th & 18th October.
Take a look, choose what you like, then enter the code SPOOKY20 when you buy them.
Remember, don’t be a naughty animal, ask your mummy or daddy permission before buying anything online!
Looking forward to seeing photos of my friend’s kids on twitter and facebook wearing their new tshirts! ;)