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  • Typogram, Typography, or Calligram?

    Typogram, Typography, or Calligram?

    I’m making a series of animal illustrations by using only words and letters, and I was really confused as to what to call the genre.  So far, I’ve found three words that sound like they should mean the same thing, and when Googled, yield similar results.  I thought it might be important in posting my items for…

  • Descriptions in Woocommerce Shop Page

    Adding descriptions to your Woocommerce Shop Page: Open your FTP client Make a new folder and place in your child theme.  Name it “woocommerce” Copy the file “content-product.php” from ‘wp-content > plugins > woocommerce > templates’ to your new “woocommerce” folder. add this line: add_action(‘woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title’,’woocommerce_template_single_excerpt’, under where it says <?php Done.  I didn’t need an excerpt…

  • M4R to iPhone Ringtone

    How Turn Your Custom .m4r Files Into An iPhone Ringtone In 4 Steps You’ve gotten to this page because you just dropped a bunch of $$$ on a new iPhone and have spent hours (possibly days) trying to get ringtones onto that stupid, bleeping, bleepidy-bleep iPhone.  If you’re traditionally a PC Microsoft-type person like me, this…

  • Elements Of Creating An Adult Coloring Book

    Here’s what I’ve learned from self publishing via Amazon’s Createspace: Once you’ve got your paper orientation worked out, I recommend using a vector based program (if you’ll be making your designs in the computer).  If you like to ink by hand, great, but you’re going to need some image-editing software to erase artifacts and be sure…

  • 3 Important Tips For Showing Your Paintings In A Gallery

    3 Important Tips For Showing Your Paintings In A Gallery

    If you’ll be showing your work at business establishments (restaurants, galleries, community centers…etc.), here are a few things to keep in mind: 1 – Secure your wire.  Many locations require that your work be secured with pliers so it doesn’t fall off the wall and land in someone’s soup.  I like to use little eyelet screws and…

  • Joggling Newbie

    In late January 2016 – I decided to take up juggling and got myself a pair of balls.  Ironically, I share a last name with this “Mister M.” guy, but there is no relation (as far as I know, he only looks like me a little bit).    I didn’t start out with his video.…

  • Breakfast Salad

    Breakfast Salad

    Ever since I read “Born To Run”, I’ve been making these salads for breakfast.  Mind you, that isn’t what the book was about.  It was mostly about running long distances – but there was one paragraph (just a single paragraph) that covered the subject of “salad for breakfast”.  It mentioned that a salad for breakfast…

  • Windows 10 Update

    Windows 10 Update

    I decided to update my Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  Here’s how it went (roughly): I first noticed the cool interface.  I liked that the start screen was back (for desktop mode at least).  However, all of my pinned items were out of order.  So I spent some time re-ordering them.…

  • Surface Pro 3 (Artist Review)

    Pre-order drama I might as well start this story from the very beginning.  I pre-ordered the i5 128 with the keyboard maybe a few weeks before the release date.  Roughly 5 days before it was going to ship, I get this e-mail stating that I had canceled my order.  I didn’t authorize any kind of…

  • The Job(s)

    I’ve been working on a short film called “Ogre & The Mermaid”.  You can find out more about it here: http://ogremermaid.blogspot.com I’ve also recently picked up an instructing position with “Paintnite.”  People seem to really enjoy themselves.  For those of you who don’t know what it is, well, you grab a friend, family member or date…