Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Political Join or Die Vintage Image Americana Coffee Cup

One thing that is new about creating custom gifts at Zazzle this spring... you can transfer designs onto other products. Want a tee with this design to go with your new coffee cup? Try out the new option!

You can also customize a gift and try different filters on the image like this San Telmo vintage effect.

Polyglot Problems: Language Hoarding

I wouldn't say that I find having a lot of links saved as a problem to be dealt with. It might not make the blog interesting to others. But, I find it useful. Over the years, I have saved all kinds of videos on this blog so than I can find them again. I often go back and look at resources that I've saved here. If I never need it again, I can disregard the links.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Create Your Own Chevron Acoustic or Electric Guitar Case via Zazzle

Bands and musicians can personalize these customizable guitar cases via Zazzle with your own logo or custom design. In each sample below, you can change the hot pink background to create whatever effect you want. For instance, choose a bright color to contrast with the black chevron pattern.

Almost any color code will look great in a seamless tile with this white seamless tile pattern.

Here the monotone zigzag pattern creates a two-tone pattern. No matter what color you choose for the background... your pattern will have two shades.

Create your own online store and sell custom guitar case. I've had an online store at Zazzle for many years and find it a great way to earn some extra money. You can try different patterns, or create templates with monograms or personalized text that customers can use to create their own design.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Gold and Silver Keep Calm and Your Text Foil Greeting Cards

Create your own classic "Keep Calm and Carry On" parody with your own text in a lovely metallic foil overlay. There are three different card sizes available. You can change the text to a personalized design. If you need to change the text size, maybe I suggest selecting all the design elements together and change the size as a group. This way, you will maintain the general proportions of the typography design. "Dazzle and delight with a card created for you to sparkle. Crafted with real foil, we can't wait for you to shine bright."

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Learning Russian through Music - A Great Sing Along Lyrics Channel

Ёлка - Навсегда ( lyrics , текст песни )

I recently found this (mostly) Russian language channel on YouTube with the lyrics of songs built in the video. You will see in these videos, as the songs progress, the lyrics change from red to yellow to help people sing along.

What a great resource for people that want to learn Russian. I recognize a lot of the performers, so it is a good bet that you'll be able to find the lyrics to translate online. Some of the songs might even be features at Lyrics Translate.

On my channel, I have a Russian Songs playlist that changes as videos come and go on YouTube.

I also have a very, very short playlist of Russian Karaoke. I've been working on switching up to actual karaoke in Russian. It's been a slow task building the list of songs because I'm also listening to Russian audio books while reading along. I have been prioritizing the audio books, but they are pretty time consuming!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

71 шаг к русскому языку. 1. Введение. Учим русский язык. russian language for foreigners

71 шаг к русскому языку. 1. Введение. Учим русский язык. russian language for foreigners

Russian vocabulary for beginners... This month a new Russian language channel started up on YouTube that is great for new learners. Right from the first video, they're introducing vocabulary in more than one of the Russian noun cases. They've got just five videos at this point, but it's sure looking like by the time they have all 71 steps to Russian... that they'll have some real quality lessons for beginning Russian learners. To me it looks like the videos and playlists this channel's creators are publishing on YouTube are a perfect answer to the question... I want to learn the Russian language, where do I start? Step 1... learn the Cyrillic alphabet... then Step 2... How to Learn Russian in 71 Days.

And, may favorite part...

From what I've seen so far, the videos are going to be entirely in the Russian language with photos to connect meaning, or English translations to read. I was telling a friend today, one of the reasons that I learned Russian twice as fast as I learned Spanish. Right from the beginning, I have spent most of my time on YouTube studying the Russian language from channels that speak in Russian.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Red White and Blue Fireworks

Red White and Blue Fireworks

For the last few weeks I tried another theme... but let's move back to an older theme at Blogger. I like this effect from the Vinci app on fireworks in downtown Reno, Nevada. It really brought out the red, white and blue. I'm behind where most of the spectators are.