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Inside the Hiding Place

27 April, 2010 (15:58) | Art | By: pooq

From time to time I read discussions about the amount of women within the blogosphere. This discussions mainly are lead within politically orientated blogs and there are only few women who get a certain impact. Which leads to the question whether political blogs are sexist or to the counter argument why women simply can’t blog. To say it this hard: politics does not seem to be the most favourite theme to blog about for women which is why there are so few of them (which leads to only few with some impact among them). But handcrafting definitely is a theme that shows that many many women do blog and that they got impact – even more than those political bloggers mainly get. But I don’t want to give an interpretation as I fear there are women reading this blog too. To say it neutrally: „You are free to blog about what you like.“

On the other hand I fear I am the very start of getting lost within the world wide handcraft web, which is so large no one who has not been there could even imagine. So I boldly go to where no man has gone before: I am getting „Inside the Hiding Place„. And here I find brooches and neck laces.
Help, I am lost…..

Team Christian Artist and Crafters

12 April, 2010 (11:59) | Art | By: pooq

Is arts a sport and why one would make teams? Anyway, the website seems to be introducing every new member by giving them the opportunity to answer a bunch of questions. Of course you can read them yourself as you like. So here instead is my application for a very qualified new member and maybe you are able to answer the question: Who am I?

1. There are many in the commercial breaks
2. Bob
3. 0 months (but I really should be)
4. Single
5. Oh that was a long process
6. Actually I don’t know
7. No, but I like children and they like me.
8. For years
9. Crafting, especially fixing.
10. No
11. I fear, I am an atheist
12. Maybe ToolsR’Us
13. Using a very very large bulldozer, flatten my city to rebuild it from scratch
14. An automatic drink cooler and server
15. I don’t eat that much
16. Hammers, Spanners, shovels, screwdrivers, pincers and such. They can even talk to me.
17. Sitting on the pool after I built it
18. My tool box. They is always something to fix on a moon ride.
19. Yes they all have names
20. No, I think I want to keep them myself. Items are my friends.

A Perfect Three Hundred

12 April, 2010 (11:42) | Art | By: pooq

The author likes crafting. And looking at the photo she added, especially crafting with buttons. And so she started a shop department on an online platform to sell her products. Well, I think I am not her target audience. I fear to be quite rude by saying so but I am not that convinced. It is that I prefer to be honest instead of simply giving the obligatory praise. But so I could at least honestly say that I admire her for doing crafts at all and to make the step to offer it to the public in a shop.

And who am I to criticize her work? My only relation to buttons is a large collection of different buttons of all kinds which got seperated from my clothes. And of which I am not even having the skill to properly sew them again. So I propose you better visit her blog yourself and get your own impression than relying on my humble expertise.

Ma vie en France

12 April, 2010 (11:20) | Travels | By: pooq

Actually it already seems that about a year has passed since the author visited France. I would eliminate the second possible reason that the visit became that boring that there was nothing worth writing about. Maybe contrary: the author got a cultural shock which disabled her to continue writing. Yes, probably it is that. Imagine an American visiting Paris. There has been movies about. And then the cultural shock of suddenly living within an unknown country of arts, sex, easy living, good food and consonants really used in the language. So obviously the author still is in France, got lost somewhere in that rich and wide country and maybe will recover one day to continue writing.

The first impressions were already promising. With short texts and several photos the author describes her departure (damn, I guessed wrongly – maybe I should have read the title of the post more properly) and her last days in France and especially in Paris. So those who never been in France before should strongly be recommended not to read that blog as you only would get wanderlust. But you should not go. It would change your whole live and in addition you would not be able to afford it considering the current low value of the Dollar.

Well, There’s Always Hope…

3 April, 2010 (13:52) | That is life | By: pooq

„Greg is off to OCS to become a Naval Aviator. We are so proud.“ It seems that Greg is the authors son, but I am not sure. But now he is of to Rhode Island, and everyone is happy. Wait! To Rhode Island? Now? Well, at least there is a good chance that they need a naval aviator over there. As the blogs title says: „There’s Always Hope…“

Present Company Excluded

3 April, 2010 (12:55) | That is life | By: pooq

The author took the chance of the bright weather and took his twenty friends to make a „brewery tour around Asheville“. As you notice when you compare the text with the attached photo it was a very good brewery tour and at least the author is still pretty drunk. I would accept that a few people are not wearing „green shirt“s but where the hell is there a circle?

Linkblog March 2010 Blogs

2 April, 2010 (17:58) | Editorial | By: pooq

So these are the blog post I stumbled upon in March 2010 and which I think I enjoyed reading most. The list below is only a selection and just considered the current post when I visited the site and not the blog in general. As I run through the blogs I visit randomly I have not too much influence on what comes along my way but nevertheless you can cast a vote if any of the articles in the visited blog has been worth reading for you.

writing as jo(e)
Yankee T’s 365 For 2010
Tiny Cat Pants
Fables of the reconstruction
Material Witness
Monkey Bear Reviews

Which blog posts you stumbled upon in March 2010?

Linkblog March 2010 Articles

2 April, 2010 (17:45) | Editorial | By: pooq

So already the March has quit now. I did not write very much in the beginning but managed to add a little more articles in the second half. So here is the selection of articles I wrote this month which I like best. You can click on the chart to cast a vote and so give me a feedback which articles (if any) you liked. There will be a similiar post next, where I will list the most recommendable blog posts I dealt with.

writing as jo(e)
Yankee T’s 365 For 2010
Tiny Cat Pants
Whiskey Fire
Fables of the reconstruction
Roger Ailes
Material Witness
Fiction With Friction
Staking the Muse