Wednesday, April 28, 2010


For my work, I am doing 10 tasks learning Web 2.0 technologies.

This weeks task is to listen to a podcast and report on it and how podcasts could be used in a library setting.

I have listened to some, but for this task I listened to one at voodoo lounge - a blog by Rice Freeman-Zachery who is a very creative person herself! I listened to her interview Kelly Rae Roberts who I wanted to hear more about. The podcast is here.

I have a print of hers that you can see in my top banner, and I also have her book Taking Flight. Her website is here.

It was very informative, telling of how she started and advice for people that want to start being more creative or pursue their art. It is nice to put a voice to a name too. Pretty cool.

I can see how people could get caught up in these! There are tons of art and craft podcasts and I am glad I now have a connection that is fast enough. Very cool that they could be put on ipods too and listened on a commute or waiting in line!

I think there are a few ways these could be used in a library. There are many podcasts on book and DVD reviews, and many meet the author ones. It would be interesting to get to know a favourite author better.

If a patron showed an interest in a subject, for example travel - we could also point out the podcasts for more information. We could have links on the website sorted by subjects and pointing people to the different places to download.

Just like audio books are good for car trips or people with vision impairments, these would be good for that as well.

Very interesting!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Uh, yeah... I am buried in stuff. Moving around stuff, sorting stuff, stuff to dump, stuff to thrift stores and stuff to sell.

The snow is finally gone and I'm in the midst of getting the house ready to sell and fixed up and SORT, SORT, SORT. It's so wonderful to purge!

That's what I've been doing - you?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Macro Photography

I opened up Pioneer Womans Photography blog today to see one of my photos made the cut!!

The topic is Macro and check out some more great photos here.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New journal book

The weather here has been amazing - high 20's!!! LOVE it - so I have been outside as much as possible.

I went down to visit my Mom and clean out some stuff and I had an AHA moment when I was moving some old records. I took all the records out of the book and look what it is....

Won't this be perfect for a journal altered book? Each section is an envelope and heavy brown paper. I can just cover up the holes with other paper and I am good to go!

This is on the inside of the front cover and very cool too. Could be great for a round robin and a sign in page! See - it has ARTIST already there.

This project is goin to the back burner of many other things I have to do around here, but I thought I would share.