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Those Winter Winds Card

Lovely wintery blue fractal art for a Christmas or Holiday Greeting card!


Those Winter Winds Card by Stotty

Calico Jack Pirate Flag Poster

Calico Jack Pirate Flag Print

This image has been saved in PNG format with dimensions capable of printing large posters. Info from Wikipedia: John Rackham (December 21, 1682 – November 18, 1720] in Jamaica) (often spelled Rackam or Rackum in contemporary documentation), known also as Calico Jack, was an English pirate captain during the early 18th century. His nickname was derived from the calico clothing he wore. John "Calico Jack" Rackham is most remembered for two things: (1) the design of his Jolly Roger flag, which contributed to the popularization of the design and its association with piracy in popular culture; and (2) employing two of the most notorious female pirates of the age as part of his crew – Mary Read and Anne Bonny (the latter of whom he had whisked away from her husband).


Calico Jack Pirate Flag Print by designs4you
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New Binders at Zazzle!

Zazzle brought out a new product the other day. Customized binders. Here is an example of a notebook fashioned after the Flag of Ireland.


Flag of Ireland Avery Binder by designs4you
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I Love Bucko Stickers

"I Love Bucko" design with a bright red heart and big, bold font.


I Love Bucko by annaleeblysse
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Christmas Storm Wreath - Edge Core Star Burst Print

Information from the artist: The rich Christmas Colors Of Emerald Green, Fiery Red and Golden Hues Of This Wonderful image create a Christmas Wreath effect and is topped off with a center piece of Rose, Gold and Blue Surrounded by a rich swirl of green - Poster & Print


Christmas Storm Reef - Edge Core Star Burst by Xzendor7
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Tropicana Mug

The artist says: Citrus feel fractal mug. But, when I saw the fractal art, it reminded me of all the swirling colorful costumes in Vegas though.


Tropicana Mug by Stotty

More Health Care Idiocy

I passed through the TV room and heard that if one of the current ideas being tossed around with regards to healthcare reform is that if you're fat, you'd end up paying more (or at least skinny people get a discount. I found this blog post: Fat, smoker? Pay more for Health Care Plan that had the same concerns. To me this is more proof that we can't rely on goverenment because they're inept.

Here is why I think blaming fat people...

Throughout my twenties I wasn't just active, but I specifically exercised hard each day. I spent ten hours a week cross-country skiing, which is one of the most active things a person can do. I worked hard at staying as thin as I could day in and day out for a decade, yet I was always fat. I was far more fit than my skinny friends when it came to endurance, respiration while active, blood pressure, and those kind of factors. I'd bring my skinny friends to the ski track and wouldn't even break a sweat and they'd be huffing an…

How to Add Images to Zazzle Products

I was wandering around Zazzle today and found some lovely keychains that will never sell. The artwork was lovely. In fact, the artwork better than average and should sell! But, the design was so incredibly awful that instead of pointing it out, I'll recreate the problem with some of my own digital artwork...



Yep, the designer left icky white borders around their image. Hmm... did they really think someone that would spend $24K on a car would spend $5 on a keychain that isn't aesthetically pleasing?

If you've wandered around Zazzle at all, you'll find plenty of products where designers didn't take the time to properly fit images to the design area. This often happens when inexperienced designers (or spazzlers that just don't care) are using the Quick Create tool. If you are a new Zazzler looking for a few tips so you can start making extra cash by selling your photos or artwork, then fitting images properly on your Zazzle products is one of the best things you c…

The Olympics Bid

On Shepard Smith I just saw some Fox News reporter on a ridge over the beaches of Rio talking about how Brazil has to convince the Olympic committee that athletes and spectators won't get shot.

You think that maybe when the OIC asks Michelle Obama if athletes or spectators will get beaten to death with railroad ties, that Michelle Obama won't bother explaining that "as a black man . . . Barack can get shot going to the gas station" in Chicago.

Here is a blog post with the video of Mrs. Obama saying that back in Feb 2007: Video: Obama’s wife plays race card on ‘60 Minutes’.

I remember that interview, and back in Feb 2007 I worked with this one black guy with some serious criminal issues. Since I met him, he has been in and out of jail. He and I are friendly, but not friends so he has never told me he why he went to jail. But, he still talked enough to me that I told him that I'd been watching this presidental hopeful's wife on 60 Minutes say that she worrie…

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I Love My Man T-Shirt

Ladies, stake your claim with this I HEART MY MAN design with a chunky, funky font. This tee makes a bridal shower gift, brides, women in love, and woman that like singing and listening to the Blues.


I Love My Man T-Shirt by annaleeblysse
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The design is shown on: Ladies Tank Top (Fitted) A classic fitted ladies tank top. 100% super soft ring-spun cotton, bound-on self-trim neckline and armholes. Double-needle stitched bottom hem, side-seamed with custom contoured fit. Made by Bella. NOTE: Sizes run extremely small. Order 1 to 2 sizes larger than normal. Imported.

Halloween Postage Stamps ~ Flying Bats

One of Today's Best over at Zazzle. The black and white design features two flying bat silhouettes for halloween. The vintage image comes from an 1800's Trousset encyclopedia, Paris 1886 - 1891. In this store you can find the design on Halloween T-shirts, trick or treat bags, and more.


Halloween Bats by silhouette_emporium
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Canadians Talking Health Care

I didn't watch the whole nine minutes. Just enough to recognize that these people don't share the views of all Canadians I've ever met.

Here are just a few stories I know...

My one cousin and uncle had to give up on Canada. It didn't matter that thed had free health care if there wasn't enough work. There were welfare programs, but, that wasn't the life they wanted ... so it was back to the US. (It should be noted they lived in tiny towns, and not urban areas. I know tiny US towns that have horrible unemployment too.)

About six years ago I met a Canadian that was traveling to his doctor in the Seattle area. He'd had a major heart attack and needed bypass surgery to survive. The wait list had been so long that chosing life meant crossing the border. It isn't a myth that there are Canadians that prefer health care in the US exist and abhor their own system. That man I met kept his doctor in Seattle and travelled every few months for his appointments.

I …

Blue Triskelion Mugs

Blue Triskelion Mugs ~ Spiral Triskelion symbol in powder blue on a coffee cup.


Blue Triskelion by silhouette_emporium
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Fire Flower Mousepad

Information from the artist: The Flowing Tentacles Of Fire Flower Reach Out Into The Whisper Of Infinity - Mousepad


Fire Flower Mousepad by Xzendor7
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Summer Weather Wonders, Idaho's Big Sky

Summer Weather Wonders, Idaho's Big Sky, originally uploaded by moonjazz. Set this one to my desktop wallpaper today! What an amazing thunderhead cloud.

I Love Fred Button from Zazzle.com

"I Love Fred" with a cute pink heart design on a button. The button can be printed in several different sizes and shapes. You can change the font and background colors.


I Love Fred by definingyou
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