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Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

"I pray my wish
will come true
For my child
and your child too
He'll see the day of glory
See the day
when men of good will
Live in peace,
live in peace again"
(Lyrics from Dani's favourite piece of Christmas music, "Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy.")

Wishing you and yours all the very best in 2008!
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[With thanks to this tutorial for creating a METALLIC WIRE FRAME SPHERE in Photoshop.]

Thursday, December 27, 2007

2007 doodles in review

Readers' choice

The plan vs reality
[originally published 2007-06-30]
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Motivation and happiness
[originally published 2007-02-25]
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(Items with a variation of this image can be purchased at Cafe Press. )



Out of the loop
[originally published 2007-04-02]
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My favs
When writers strike
[originally published 2007-11-05]
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Mobius hopscotch
[originally published 2007-09-15]
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RIP Naptime
[originally published 2007-07-03]
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Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Best present ever - parent of pre-schooler edition

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Vote for me!

Voting for the 2007 Chewing Pencils Christmas Cartoon Project “People’s Choice” award closes on December 20th.

The voting system is easy. Chose your three favourite cartoons and then email your choices to Matt at mkglover (at) optusnet.com.au

Your email should read like this:

  1. The name of the artist of your favourite cartoon, and the title of the cartoon itself
  2. The name of the artist of your second favourite cartoon, and the title of the cartoon itself
  3. The name of the artist of your third favourite cartoon, and the title of the cartoon itself
Your favourite gets three points, second favourite two points and third favourite one point. The one with the most points wins! You can only vote once.

Here's my submission: Best Present Ever

The rest of the submissions (in no particular order):
  1. Rich from The Cartoon Days of Christmas submitted the Bethlehem Census.
  2. Val from The Cartoon Days of Christmas submitted some Holiday Shopping.
  3. Terry from A Touch of Terry Lou submitted A Not So Wise Man
  4. Robbay from A Side of Cartoons submitted A Mouse Christmas Party
  5. Teddy Tietz submitted a German Santa
  6. Mick Ward submitted a Request for Santa
  7. Frank Dutton submitted a Mauve Nosed Reindeer
  8. Sheree from Sheree Bradford-Lea Cartoonist submitted Santa on Stress Leave
  9. Dale from the Cartoon Days of Christmas submitted a Little Matt
  10. Ron Atkinson submitted a present that Fits Like A Glove
  11. A Chopra submitted a Nobel Prize Christmas Cartoon
  12. Greg from EEight submitted a Polite Santa
  13. Peter Naismith from the Nut Bank Files submitted a Runway Matt
  14. Lee from Lee’s Things submitted the Best Present Ever
  15. John from JDCartoons submitted a Christmas Protest
  16. Henry from The Cartoon Days of Christmas submitted a Snowman’s Christmas Wish
  17. Jason from Twisted Musings submitted a God Father Christmas
  18. Andre submitted a Fishy Christmas
  19. Rob from Rob and Jods submitted some Christmas Spirit
  20. Bill Lumley submitted a Stocking Filler (PDF File)
  21. Matt from Wickerdoodle submitted Santa in Space

Monday, December 17, 2007

Southern Ontario

After 18 hours, we had over 25cm (10 inches) of the white stuff yesterday afternoon. How'd you fair in the big storm of 2007?
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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Best present ever - new parent edition

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Best present ever - toddler edition

Here's my entry for the 2007 Chewing Pencils Christmas Cartoon Project!

(And boy do I miss the days when empty boxes provided hours of enterainment!)
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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Getting through the holidays

In order to get everything done, I seem to spend this time of year running on catecholamine C9H13NO3 (epinephrine).

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Rerun: Decorated moose

[Orignally posted May 20, 2007.]

No matter how you decorate it, a moose is still a moose!2007_05_20_decorated_moose
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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Potty training manual

For kids, by kids
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Sunday, November 25, 2007

You print it™ at Nightshade Creations™

I've been working on some free seasonal promotional colouring sheets and colouring cards.

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Click on an image below to download the colouring sheet of your choice (PDF).
Christmas treeChristmas tree:  half-fold cardChristmas tree:  quarter-fold cardgingerbread mangingerbread man: half-fold cardgingerbread man: quarter-fold cardsnowmansnowman: half-fold cardsnowman: quarter-fold card

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Christmas crush

Is it just me, or did the Christmas decorations appear in the stores earlier than usual this year? I could have swore there was a time when Christmas-y things didn't appear until after American Thanksgiving!
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Parallel parking

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lest we forget

Remembering our Veterans.

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Monday, November 5, 2007

When writers strike

For a screenwriter's perspective on the WGA strike, have a read over at Dead Things On Sticks.
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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Advice to parents of 3 year olds

The quote below is taken from Ask Moxie's book review of Your Three-Year-Old: Friend or Enemy by Louise Bates Ames, PhD and Frances L. Ilg, MD.

I love her favourite quote from the book which apparently "comes from the section talking about how a three-year-old can be completely adversarial with the mother, because the mother is the one the child is most emotionally engaged with:"

"Recognizing this fact, you will if at all possible enlist the services of a good baby-sitter for as much of the time as possible...This advice may seem like the all-time cop-out. It remains our best advice."

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Mabel's Labels: coupon code for free Holiday Gift Tags

gift tags
Holiday Gift Tags

These limited edition holiday gift tags are a quick & easy way to label your gifts!

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Buy three combo packs and holiday gift tags and use the online coupon code 2007GIFTTAGS to get the gift tags at no charge!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

S.A.D. Light

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is no laughing matter.
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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pushing fifty

(But fifty's pushing back.)

This one's for you... you know who you are!

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Daycare dropoff

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

When phones were phones

I'd really appreciate it if anyone out there could recommend some software for the Telus LG-490 that would let me back-up (and edit) my phone book and memopad onto my computer!

(LG-490 trivia: the "zoom" function on the camera isn't available if you're at 640x480 resolution.)

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

A downside to parity

It's been a long, long time since the dollar closed above parity. I thought it worthy of a mention.

Thanks to Debbie for the tip about The Word on the Street (this Sunday for those of you living in Calgary, Kitchener, Toronto or Vancouver).

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Picture perfect

(or be careful what you wish for)
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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Mobius hopscotch

(or "How to keep your kids busy for a long, long time")
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[With thanks to Mathematical Object Exhibit for publishing the image upon which this mobius strip was based.]

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Power tools

Inspired by my friend Bob. Bob's favourite power tools for home renovation projects are: phone, Yellow Pages, pen and credit card. Thanks Bob!
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Eating out

Is it just me, or are there more wasps around this year than normal?
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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Back to school

Happy Back to School!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Whatever you do ...

Blink from Dr. Who Season 3 has got to be one of the finest one hour stories I've ever seen -- by any series. Original concepts. Excellent execution. Not in the least bit predictable.

"Don't blink. Blink and you're dead. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't blink."

"Good Luck."

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Post-op

Another doodle (and double entendre) inspired by one of Craig's comments on Post Inside.
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Saturday, August 18, 2007

In the black

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Post inside

Loosely inspired by Seth Godin.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Happy (and unhappy) numbers

While watching the Dr. Who episode from season 3 titled "42" last night, David Tennant rattled off:

"Any number that reduces to one when you take the sum of the square of its digits, reduce it and continue iterating until it yields 1, is a happy number. Any number that doesn't, isn't. A happy prime is both happy and prime"

As I've never taken a recreational mathematics course, in my mind's eye all I saw was this:
2007_08_07_happy_numbers

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Friday, August 3, 2007

Safety conscious

If you haven't already, get up to speed on the current Mattel/Fisher-Price toy recall. Parent Hacks lists all the links you need to know.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Consider this

A friend of mine saw a bumper sticker the other day that said, "If you can't keep up, try slowing down." Sounds like it's worth a try!
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Friday, July 27, 2007

If no one reads it, does it exist?

With apologies to Seth Godin.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Short term goals are important

I first heard the idea that (parents) should "aim for better, not for perfect" on an episode of CityLine which had Joe Rich of "Parenting -- The Long Journey."

I think it's a terrific adage -- unless of course, you're my neurosurgeon. Then, by all means, aim for perfect!
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