Why I’ve Switched to Using Ecosia

Author Ari Meghlen Official Website

I’ve mentioned before that I can get settled with something and just stick with it.  Well, that’s not always good so I’ve been doing more to change things up. 

Getting more frustrated with Google had me scampering off looking for a new Search Engine.  I found Ecosia and have been suitably impressed. 

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Galia Bernstein A whole lot of Talent

Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. I first came across her work through her blog (Dancing Kangaroo) and more recently through her portfolio.

She started her career as a designer and cartoonist in the Israeli Army’s magazine, and was the art director of two children’s magazines and a writer of a monthly column in a computer magazine, before moving to New York to study illustration in Parsons the New School for design.

Going back to 2014, Galia was experimenting with clay and starting to make ceramics. She began with imitating some of her (and my own) favourite ceramists work, just to get used to making shapes. Like that of Stig Lindberg, Lisa Larson and Aldo Londo.

But soon moved on to create her own work in her personal and decoratively beautiful style.

The intricate detail is captivating and mimics her illustrative style exactly.

Working from…

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Letters from the Dead

Couldn’t agree more!

Jo, Hampshire UK
Creating My Odyssey – Liberating the Real Me After Thirty Years Of Depression and Anxiety http://www.jo-b-creative.blogspot.co.uk

Hopes & Dreams: My Writing and My Sons

by Lillian Csernica on July 4, 2019


Last Thursday my mother died.

My brother lives in Southern California. My sister is currently bound by a temporary restraining order (soon to be permanent. The hearing is tomorrow). That means it’s all on me.

All the hospital stuff.

All the legal stuff.

And, most of all, every single item of Mom’s stuff.

It’s up to me to clear out Mom’s apartment.  It’s just a studio, but still. Furniture. Small appliances. Clothing. Books and DVDs, knickknacks and photo albums. The really staggering part? Mom’s personal correspondence, files, and papers.

Mom kept everything.

I could tell you stories about some of the keepsakes I’ve found, such as the inflatable jukebox wardrobe. Or the hand-painted bamboo parasol that would be a collector’s item if it weren’t for all the rainbow glitter. While such conversation starters are entertaining, and some are quite valuable, the downside…

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Walt Peregoy Mid century background artist with Disney


Jo Hampshire UK
Creating My Odyssey – Liberating the Real Me After 30 Years of Depression and Anxiety. http://www.jo-b-creative.blogspot.co.uk

Walt Peregoy was born in Los Angeles in 1925. He spent his early childhood on a small island (Alameda, California) in San Francisco Bay.

He was nine years old when he began his formal art training by attending classes at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Berkeley, California.  At the age of 12, Walt’s family returned to Los Angeles, where he enrolled in Chouinard Art Institute’s life drawing classes.

At the age 17, he dropped out of high school and went to work for Walt Disney as an in-betweener.

In 1942, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served for three years in the Infirmary as a 1st Class Petty Officer. After World War II he continued his art education, studying at the University de Belles Artes, San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico, and with Fernand Léger in Paris.


In 1951, Walt returned to the United…

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