Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Random Pic No. 2

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Mostly Sunny**


This shot was taken on Thanksgiving, at the home of my in-laws.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Karmelkorn

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Light Drizzle**

Do you remember when life was this simple?

Cerys Clever Crow, at age 4.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Cerys' Favorite Songs. Period.

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Cloudy**

Here it is - the cop-out of all blog posts - the "favorite."

That being said, I am trying to work regular blogging back into my hectic life, so I'll start with a series of favorites.

Nirvana
Heart Shaped Box
(favorite-favorite lyrics are in bold.)
She eyes me like a pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey
Wait
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey
Wait

I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey
Wait
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel's hair and baby's breath
Broken hymen of your highness I'm left back Throw down your umbilical noose so I can Climb right back

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Blustery**

My latest endeavor has been to eek out a living as a digital scrapbook designer. It's a very saturated market, but I think that my designs are a bit different than what is currently out there. Stop by for a spell and let me now what you think!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Earthwise Bags

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Sunny**


These bags made by Earthwise are terrific. My local grocery store chain sells them for $1.00 each. They hold ALOT and are much easier to handle than the platic bags. Keep your eye out - perhaps the chain store you shop at sells them, too.

Reusable
100% Recyclable
Strong and Durable
Resistant to corrosion
Hypoallergenic, odorless and non-toxic
Washable and water repellant

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Blog Action Day

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Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

All Blogs Invited to Take Part in Joining Voices to Help Environment

An international initiative of bloggers known as "Blog Action Day" launched today, with the aim of uniting thousands of blogging voices, talking about one issue for one day. This year on Blog Action Day, which is slated for Oct. 15, 2007, bloggers will be discussing the environment.

Major blogs have signed up to participate, including Lifehacker, Dumb Little Man, Lifehack.org, Get Rich Slowly, Web Worker Daily, GigaOm, The Simple Dollar, Zen Habits, Freelance Switch, LifeClever, Unclutterer, Pronet Advertising, Wise Bread and many more.


"For just one day, we'd like to unite as many of the millions of bloggers around the world and speak about one issue - the environment," said Collis Ta'eed, an Australian blogger from FreelanceSwitch.com, and a cofounder of Blog Action Day. "We want to display the potential and the power of the blogging community, which is a disparate community but one with an amazing size, breadth and diversity. By bringing everyone together for one day, we can see just how much can be achieved, and how much we can be heard."


Blog Action Day is a non-profit initiative, and will be an annual event. As an alternative to blogging about the environment on Blog Action Day, bloggers can opt to participate by donating their blog's proceeds from Oct. 15 to one of several environmental organizations chosen for this purpose: Greenpeace International, The Nature Conservancy, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the Conservation Fund, and the Sierra Club.

Bloggers who would like to participate in Blog Action Day should visit BlogActionDay.org or email Collis Ta'eed at collis@eden.cc, so they can be listed on the Blog Action Day site. To participate, a blog just needs to write about the issue of the environment on Oct. 15, 2007, or donate its proceeds for the day to one of the chosen environmental organizations.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Random Pic No. 1

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Foggy**

My desk, with residue from a recent project.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Artist Trading Cards No. 4

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Cloudy**

ATC Swap:
Pagan Celebrations




Monday, September 10, 2007

Pantone Autumn

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Sunny**

I found this on Flickr. I am a Graphic Designer and I love Autumn so I felt compelled to blog it!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Artist Trading Cards No. 3

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Breezy**

ATC Swap:
Funky Pumpkins





Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Artist Trading Cards No. 2

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Mostly Sunny; Thunderstorms Possible**

ATC Swap:
Halloween is for Kids

Friday, August 10, 2007

Artist Trading Cards

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Gusty Winds**

As if I wasn't COMPLETELY over-extended, I have been sucked into the world of Artist Trading Cards. I have completed cards for 3 swaps and am commited to two more.

First Swap:
Creepy Carnivals




Friday, July 13, 2007

Only 109 Days 'til All Hallows Eve!

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Sunny; Breezy**



Believe it or not, this crow has been preparing for Halloween for several months now (we "haunt" our yard). If you would like to view our progress, you can view our yard haunt blog, The Haunting of Ivy Hall.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Summer Blog Slump

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Windy**

I'm not lazy, just over-extended.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Independence Day!

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Sunny**



Thursday, June 21, 2007

I'm a Carny!

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I have been accepted as a Lucky Oliver Photographer! Lucky Oliver is a microstock photo company, where you can purchase stock photos for as low as $1. Please visit my portfolio at the site. I plan on submitting new photos weekly.



Friday, June 15, 2007

Happy Birthday, Angela!

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Breezy; Mostly Sunny**



Friday, June 08, 2007

Happy Birthday, Kerri!

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Windy**

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Painted Chair

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Breezy**



I've been on an organization and project finishing kick lately. Painting my office chair is one project that I've been wanting to complete for a long time.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Cloudy**

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Sunny**


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Springtime Maidens No. 2

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Unfurling

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Sunny; Fog in the AM**

I was happy to discover these ferns in our front landscaping beds. I don't like their placement, however, so they will most likely be transplanted.




Monday, April 16, 2007

For Me, Every Day is Halloween.

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Sunny**


"The Witching Hour" Original Collage
© Cerys G • Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium • Clever Crow Design Studio

For a while, I have been struggling with focus, especially when it comes to the business enterprises I have going on. My graphic and web design business is doing fine, although I could use a few more clients (who couldn't). It has been been my "crafty" business that has really suffered from lack of focus. I just had so many ideas in my head and I couldn't focus on any one. As a result, I've decided to focus my energies on Halloween related items. Halloween is my favorite holiday, bar none, so it was a natural choice.

The items I am selling can be found at Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium. I have many more items planned to be available for Halloween, so don't forget to take a peek later in the year!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cerys' Netflix Que Reviews No. 3

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Mostly Sunny**

I am SERIOUSLY behind on these, so here is a slew of reviews, however brief.

Here is my new rating system:

5 Caws - Phenomenal; My life is better for having seen this!
4 Caws - Terrific; Wish there were more pics like this.
3 Caws - Enjoyable; Good use of Netflix.
2 Caws - Just OK; Thank God it was a rental.
1 Caws - Waste of time.


Carnivàle: Seasons 1 & 2: 5 Caws
LOVE THIS SERIES! I love the concept of this show - an age-old mystical battle of good and evil set against the backdrop of the great depression. Carnivàle was well written, and had really interesting characters and ideas. I cannot believe that HBO cancelled it after Season 2. It is a shame that fans will never have any resolution to the story.

Be forewarned, don't watch this with your kids - there is much sexual content here. It isn't in every episode and it doesn't last that long, but when it springs up on you, it's usually a doosy!
Little Miss Sunshine: 4 Caws
A fun movie. I enjoyed Alan Arkin's character. It will end up in our DVD collection.
Everything Is Illuminated: 4 Caws
Off-kilter, funny and poignant at times, I enjoyed this movie. It was what I expected and not what I expected at the same time.
Good Night, and Good Luck: 4 Caws
Interesting historical story and well-acted. A little gem of a movie.
A Scanner Darkly: 3 Caws
My 14 year old daughter LOVED this movie - me, I guess perhaps I'm finally too old to completely appreciate it. Interesting, but somewhat predictable plot.
The Break-Up: 3 Caws
Some funny moments. Honestly, I'm not remember much that stands out about this movie, which probably says a lot.
The Wicker Man: 3 Caws
This movie caught a lot of flack from fans of the original. (No, it's not a direct remake.) I thought there were some surprisingly funny moments and I was intrigued by the story. Yes, it has a predictably unhappy ending, but I actually liked this movie. It's not ground-breaking at all, but this movie will end up in my DVD collection because I really liked the art direction and general odd-vibe this movie has.
V for Vendetta: 4-5 Caws
Well-acted, beautiful to watch, and a good story. A totalitarian society flick done well. It will definitely end up in our DVD collection.
The Da Vinci Code: 2-3 Caws
The book was more entertaining.
Ultraviolet: 2 Caws
Action and slickness for their sake alone.
Equilibrium: 3 Caws
A rather typical, totalitarian society sci-fi flick. Interesting, but somewhat heavy-handed. Decent action sequences.
Walk the Line: 4 Caws
Engaging; Well-acted.
Crank: 4 Caws
I really expected to dislike this movie, but it was pretty funny and high-paced.
The Skeleton Key: 3 Caws
This movie was universally panned, but I liked it. Somewhat twisty at the end. Well-done art direction - appropriately moody. It will end up in our DVD collection.
Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny: 3 Caws
A funny one-time view. Very Tenacious D.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby: 1 Caw
Too much, too much, too much.
The Prestige: 3-4 Caws
A decent story - you will probably guess the twist, but that's OK. Somewhat monotone, despite all the plot contortions. A movie that takes itself too seriously, but still worth watching.
An American Haunting: 1 Caw
The illogical behavior is annoying and the "historical" Tennessee vernacular in cloying.
Click: 2 Caws
It had it's moments but overall I thought this movie was too long and too predictable.
The Illusionist: 4 Caws
A solid romantic movie with good energy and great art direction. I enjoyed this more than The Prestige.