Saturdays are a good time to stroll around the interwebs and find interesting projects, goofy time wasters and clever mind teasers. All for creative fun.
For altered book artists, go take a peek at GoMakeSomething, who has a list of elements to add to altered books, each with a how-to link, including one for 350 ideas for altered books, as well as how to do a layout for one.
Altair Designs provides you with different geometric patterns, a brush, a color selector and a few auto-fill in tools. You can color in designs, save them, email them, and see other people’s work in a gallery. Surprisingly enjoyable; a great way to explore color combinations you’ve been wanting to work on.
Tired of explaining your project progress to your peers? Here’s a jargon generator that creates empty, meaningless phrases for you. The advantage is that these phrases sound important. Who wouldn’t want to empower cross-market e-platforms?
Thanks to frequent commenter Pete Harbeson, who sent (some time ago) this map quiz with a twist. The maps are shown, complete with colors, demarcations and scales, but there is no explanation. Using only the information shown and your basic knowledge of, try to guess what information the map shows. It’s not about geography, it’s about information.
More on found poetry: Logolalia is a site dedicated to artists’ collaborations. The link points to an artist who is working through a page of a book a day, looking for found poetry. It’s visually and poetically interesting.
And finally, TinyBuddha gives you simple advice for a complex life. In this link, 7 keys to happiness.
—Quinn McDonald is at the Apple store, praying that they can restore her Mac to good function. Keep your fingers crossed. She is glad her calendar is on her iPhone.