Monday, May 31, 2010

Edible Raven on Zazzle

They haven't made their official announcement yet, but All Us All the Time has created a store on Zazzle, and today you can get their designer aprons for 30% off and posters for 50% off, which includes art work for the Edible Raven. Use code MEMORIALSALE. I will be placing my order soon.

Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Isis Books & Gifts 30th Anniversary & Amazing Origins Coffee Grand Opening

Just an FYI if you are from or going to be in Denver this weekend and looking for something amazingly fun to do this Saturday. Head on over to Isis Books & Gifts for their 30th Anniversary Party and Fair. There will be a psychic fair, belly dancing and refreshments. Also, the Grand Opening of Amazing Origins Coffee Shop, where owner Jeff Miles roasts his own amazing brews. All amazingly good stuff!

Win a Free Copy of the Edible Raven Contest

The Edible Raven Magazine is having a contest to win a free copy of their debut issue, The Curious Debut. All you have to do is leave a comment on the Edible Raven blog or on Facebook, which you prefer, Ravens or Owls.

Tough decision as I find both to be magestically eerie.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mucumber McGee and the Lunch Lady’s Liver by Patrick Loehr

Patrick Loehr was at this year’s Denver ComicFest. A really nice guy even asked about our Edible Raven T-shirts. My sister got a book of his illustrations and I got his children’s book, Mucumber McGee and the Lunch Lady’s Liver. I will confess I got it because of the back cover design with the upside down black umbrellas and the raven perched in the tree. The story is about Mucumber McGee arriving late for lunch and the only thing left is the mysterious lunch lady’s liver dish. It’s a very cute tale with great illustrations.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Weekly Kitty Fix - Hansel

I call this series, "That's right, I am The Hansel."

Friday, May 21, 2010

Did Someone Call the Doctor for Coffee?

My sister sent me this and if we had a studio, oh yeah, this would so be in it!

The Dalek Espresso Maker

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thirteen O’Clock by James Stimson

I will confess I bought this one solely for the illustrations and the title of the book. My imagination ran wild with all the things that could take place during the Thirteen hour of the day. In this particular book, thirteen o’clock is a rhythmic time to play with words that are displayed in a very artful way surrounded by whimsy imagery.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Weekly Kitty Fix - Cat's NOT out of the Bag

Wonder what Mom & Dad got me from Natural Grocers
The bag appears to be moving, that can't be good
Oh yeah, I am definitely going to have to start monitoring their shopping
I don't know what you mean? I'm 100% Naturally Sweet.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Neil Gaiman on Hypothetical Library

Stumbled upon this on Facebook and Publisher's Weekly. The Hypothetical Library is a blog where imaginary book covers get designed for actual authors. This week they are featuring one of my favorite writers, Neil Gaiman, and his imaginary book, If You Read This Book The World Will End.

What a fun concept, my sister and I would excel at coming up with designing book covers for hypothetical books. Definitely one of those, wish we would have thought of that. Well actually in the Divine Library story published in the Edible Raven, I guess we kind of did.

Any way, If interested in this imaginary tale, you can read about it at the Hypothetical Library.

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Sister's Alien Head

Here are a few pictures I took of the Alien Head my sister brought up with her this past weekend to my folks' cabin up in the mountain, as one does when one's sister brings her Alien Head up to the mountains.

Alien Head at Trail Head

Alien Head on Rock with Cheese Puff

Alien Head by Gnome's Door

Alien Head Taking it Easy

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Book Five of The Dresden Files: Death Masks by Jim Butcher

If the Shroud of Turin was stolen I think it is quite obvious on who you would call to get it back. That’s right, Harry Dresden – Wizard. A representative from the Vatican, Father Vincent, contacts Dresden to help them locate the stolen Shroud of Turin, which they believe, has been taken to Chicago. Could this be related to the headless and mutilated corpses that he has been asked by the SI detectives to help identify? And who or should I say what is also after the Shroud and appears to want Dresden dead?

Then if that is not enough to deal with, there is also that pesky little duel to the death with the Red Court Vampire Duke to end the war between the vampires and wizards. Oh, I should also probably mention that Harry's ex-girlfriend and the new man in her life show up on his doorstep. In other words just the typical non-stop action adventure can’t put down Dresden File book.

I just love the Harry Dresden character. Probably because I too have the attitude that it doesn’t matter how bad, dark and bleak it can always get worse. On to book 6.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Edible Raven Blog

Can't remember if I have mentioned or not about the Edible Raven Blog, part of the magazine project that my sister and I are working on. It is a quirky blog that posts cool things about and/or with Ravens on Wednesday's and then every Friday does a superstition post. It can be a fun couple minute diversion for the day and the eye-candy is fantastic as seen in the example below. If you have time, we would love for you to come and check it out.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Weekly Kitty Fix - Frig Cats

What do you keep on top of your refrigerator?

Now, have you thought on how we get down from here?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Does our Mom love us or what when it comes to accommodating her daughters' whims with showing off her Mother's Day gift.

Thanks for being such a great sport (and LaKeit too).

We love you Mom!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mouse Guard Winter 1152 by David Petersen

Winter 1152 starts off where Fall 1152 ended. The fall confrontation with the enemy left the Mouse Territories unprepared for winter with no food or medicine. While securing supplies and allies, the group of best guard mice becomes separated. Kenzie, Saxon and Sadie fall down a tunnel into an abandon weasel empire, Darkheather, while Lieam and Celanawe are left behind to find their way back to Lockenhaven on their own. While the one group of guards tries to find their way out of the underground death labyrinth, the other two end up fending off a great horn owl. Meanwhile not all is well in Lockenhaven as it is discovered another traitor is amongst them.

The illustrations are amazing, definitely a 5-star for eye-candy.

Weekly Kitty Fix - Sleeping Kitties

See Aunt Pamie. I can be cute and adorable when I am asleep...cuddled up next to my sister.

Monday, May 3, 2010

MagCloud Sale

The Curious Curse
The Curious Curse wanted to remind me to everyone that MagCloud's 25% off sale is still going on through 05/09, Promo Code MOM. Besides the Edible Raven, there are literary, art, lifestyle, fashion, gardening, photography and a whole gamut of other cool publications. Warning, browsing can be addictive.