books by Alcott

Author, Louisa May Alcott

Women’s History Month As a devoted fan of the timeless literary works of Louisa May Alcott, delving into her fascinating life is akin to embarking on a cherished journey through the pages of her beloved novels. Born in 1832, Alcott’s life story mirrors the resilience, creativity, and unwavering spirit depicted in her writings. Growing up in Massachusetts amidst transcendentalist ideals, Alcott’s upbringing heavily influenced her literary pursuits. Her most renowned work, “Little Women,” drew inspiration from her own family dynamics, portraying the indomitable strength of sisterhood against the backdrop of the Civil War era.            

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Floral Fantasy Image

Get More From Your Design Assets

Tips and Techniques When you want consistency for your social media but need to vary your content to keep it fresh, these tips will work with many images – photos and graphics. Whether from free sites, paid stock or your own creativity there are so many ways to make the images and assets work harder for you and your business. This is also a good reference for ideas and techniques for crafters, scrap-bookers, visual journals, and mood boards.  Reduce and Crop Use a small section of a high resolution photo. Often, you can get several different looks from one picture.

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Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O’Keefe, Inspiring Artist

Celebrating Women in History To celebrate Women in History month, I feature Georgia O’Keefe. Wikipedia states that “Georgia Totto O’Keeffe was an American modernist artist. She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O’Keeffe has been called the “Mother of American modernism”.       Alfred Stieglitz. Georgia O’Keeffe at “291”, 1917. Platinum print, 9 9/16 x 7 5/8 inches. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Gift of the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. [2003.1.1] “Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, renowned for her contribution to modern art. Georgia O’Keeffe,

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one photo 16 images

Turn A Test Photo Into Social Media Assets

This post focuses on getting the most use from test photographs, by turning practice pictures into social media assets. Whether the pictures are from your phone or a camera – or picture downloaded from a stock site. I often take a photo of a group of props, sometimes for reference, or cataloging, sometimes it is to see how things can work together, but I have discovered that these pictures can be put to good use by creative thinking and a little planning. From this one original photo – which was taken to check the ambient lighting – I got over

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formats and extensions

Image File Formats and Extensions Explained

Today and for the foreseeable future, computers have a place in most peoples lives, whether for personal projects or business endeavors. Here we are explaining Image file formats and extensions  to make your journey on the computer and the web easier to navigate. The development of the computer has changed the way we store information and images. Digital files are formatted to be stored, retrieved and opened by software programs. File formats and file extensions are often mistakenly described to be interchangeable. Actually, the file format is the way the data in the file is organized, while the file extension

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creative challenge

Do It Yourself Creativity Challenge

How do you challenge yourself creatively? Do you have a go to for getting over a creative block?  On social media there are all kinds of challenges for enhancing creativity. The thing about those pre-made options, they just don’t fit me, my schedule, or my process… and probably don’t fit yours either. So this post offers a way to do-it-yourself, with information collected and categorized to help you make a challenge that works for you in timing, interest and content with lots of ideas to stretch your creative muscles. For me, making my own challenge is about photography and photo

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Month: January 2022