Cram Magazine Issue 2!

So I’m incredibly behind the times here, but it occurred to me that I did not announce Cram Magazine’s Issue 2 on this blog. Issue 2’s theme was Opposing Forces, and thanks to generous donations via our Kickstarter account we were able to create a printed copy!

Personally, I thought it came out gorgeous.

You can purchase a copy here.
More info on Cram here.

The Wheel of Time

Almost all of my inner nerds are in a tizzy right now – this just came up on my Google Reader:

This is the Wheel of Time, from the series by Robert Jordan of the same name. And it’s been embroidered.

For more embroidered goodness, add Spool Spectrum to your Google Reader.

In other news, maybe I’ll start posting more than once a quarter.

We don’t care what your feet are doing.

Really. No one does. Jesus and I set out recently to help make the obligatory “look at my feet against the sky/ocean/broken sidewalk/grassy field” pictures cliche, so maybe people will stop taking them. Or at least maybe they’ll start taking them ironically.

My first foray into Tumblr:

Issue 1 of Cram Magazine Announced!

We’ve finally published issue 1 of Cram Magazine! Go here to check out the official announcement.

We are incredibly happy to finally announce the release of Cram Magazine, Volume 1 Issue 1. It’s been a long time coming, and we’ve learned a lot along the way, and we hope that you’ll get as much out of reading it as we have out of putting it together.

We’ve met some very talented creatives along our journey, and want to thank you all for sharing your craft with us. Our Staff and Contributors page has been updated to showcase the many wonderful people who helped us populate Cram with such brainy, artsy goodness.

Unfortunately, due to lack of financial backing, we will not be able to print the magazine this time around. However, it is available for viewing and download through Issuu. We would like to print Issue 2, and are currently working on fundraising to make that happen.

Thank you again for your creativity and support! Keep Cramming!

From the photo archives…

A view of the ocean from Freeport, ME – Summer 2009

Come on, you were curious, too…

Not sure if you knew, but Gilbert Godfried got canned as the voice of the Aflac duck. So they found a new one. Who on earth has the voice to take over for ol Gilbert? This guy:

I was a little underwhelmed. But it works.

Google Art Project

Ok, so I’m a little behind the 8 ball on this one…

Google is doing for art what Project Gutenberg did for books – making the classics that reside in museums accessible to the public through the power of the internet. Art Project allows users to view museums and galleries from around the world, even allowing you to zoom in on paintings. I can’t even begin to explain how much of a dent this is going to put in my general productivity…

Users can navigate the rooms with the same ease as the street navigation on Google Maps – which is to say, not a whole lot of ease, but it works.

The only downer about this whole thing is that currently, only a few sections of each museum are open for viewing. And that’s really not a downer at all, because it’s still awesome, and I’m assuming that soon we’ll be able to view more sections of more museums!

Look Ma! I’m at the MOMA!

“Suddenly, the World is their Market”

Here it is – proof that you can work for yourself and make plenty of money to live on – all you need is THE INTERNET.

The NY Times did a great little piece on artists making a living selling their wares online.

Things to come…

I’ve been furiously embroidering for a couple weeks now, and hopefully after this weekend I’ll be ready to put a new line up on etsy. In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek for your eyeballs:



Luscious libraries, lit, and alliteration

Flavorwire did a post on libraries of the rich and famous, and some of them are mighty impressive.

Look, rich and famous people, these libraries are great and all, but talk to me when you’ve accomplished this:

The beast had a beast of a library


In other news, I wanted to stick a blurb in here about Cram Magazine. As I’ve said before, it’s a project that I’ve been working on with Jesus. We’ve extended the submission deadline to January 31st, and I know a lot of you are super creative and talented, and have not yet submit your work to Cram. We’ve gotten some amazing submissions, and are looking forward to even more. Help us make our first issue completely awesome and inspirational – check out this page for submission information.


In other other news, speaking of libraries, you should check out the site Bookshelf Porn. It’s not what you think, I promise. SFW.