I am often very annoyed with Facebook. They constantly change things, it often feels like they are the “big man” watching your every move, and now I can’t check my private messages on the app unless I install Messenger, which I stubbornly refuse to do. I also don’t like when they arbitrarily change your privacy settings, and then you have to go back in and reset them the way you had them.
But…gripes aside, it has been a place where I can connect with family and friends and find new and interesting things. A few months ago, a friend of mine liked the Elspeth McLean’s page, and it instantly caught my eye. I have been following her ever since. A quick browse on her website will brighten anyone’s day. She does all of her work with a paintbrush, acrylic paint, and dots. I imagine she must find her work as stimulating, and at the same time soothing, as I find mine. Her site is going to me my go-to place when I need to get out of a funk. Enjoy!
And if you would like to follow me on Facebook, I promise to try to make it worth your while too!
I have liked Alpaca Culture for some time on Facebook. They have kept my newsfeed supplied with some of the most beautiful and adorable photos of alpacas I’ve ever seen. It always brightens up my day to see one of their photos in the midst of memes and ads. If like me, you have a romantic notion (most likely perpetuated by the likes of Rachel Herron’s romance novels) of what it’s like to run an alpaca farm, you will want to browse their site before jumping into it. And if you choose to read the magazine, well, hopefully the realities are not too far off from the romance! Enjoy!
Spanish Synagogue in Prague, ceiling, designed by Vojtěch Ignátz Ullmann, 1868, photo by John Galbo.
There are certain taboos in the design world – no yellow and black unless you want to look like a bumble bee. Too much orange and black and it’s Halloween. I have no idea how this architect managed to use so much red and green without it looking too Christmas-y, but I would love to design some knitwear with this color palette!