It is a slow day out in the virtual world today. Or maybe it’s just me that’s s-l-o-w 🙂
Over time I collect little bits of information that aren’t quite enough for a blog post, but I still think are worth sharing. Today is a good day to clear out my list of things that I would like to share.
First, I want to let you know that I’ve heard from Helen and she is so happy that you all liked the blog posts that she and Sasha wrote. The blog even received a comment from Sasha’s father! You will find the blog post and the comment here A Summer in the USA – Part 3.
Helen had so much fun, she asked if she could write occasional posts for Looking At Glass about glass in Russia. What a fabulous idea! I can’t wait to share her updates with you. Are you in a country other than the USA and would like to write guest blog posts about glass in your country? Send me an email, I would love to share updates about glass on an international basis here at Looking At Glass blog.
In the current news department, Paul Housberg is wowing me with updates about his project installation in Houston, TX. You can follow the project progress on Paul’s Facebook page. BTW, if you don’t follow on Paul on Facebook, you need to.
iPhone and iPad Apps
We still have Glasschat every Thursday at 4pm ET. This week we are talking about iPhone and iPad apps. I’ve found lots of apps to share with everyone on Thursday, but here is one that I thought might be worth sharing on the blog. If you are a Stained Glass enthusiast, you might want to check out The Art of Stained Glass. This app is $2.99 to download. I should mention that I am not endorsing or profiting from this app. I’ve got a whole list of apps that I have found and I’m sure more will be mentioned during our chat on Thursday. I’ll try to post a list of all of the apps next week. If you do not tweet or if you cannot participate in the chat, we post a transcript after the chat, so you can read the twitter discussion. And if you know of or use an app that you think should be mentioned during the chat, leave a comment or email me!
Emily Vassos at Nikolas Weinstein Studio shared this cool retro 1958 Dutch glass blowing film with me. If you’re into glass blowing andthe 1950’s this film is awesome. Heck, the soundtrack alone is worth a watch!
“Glass (Dutch: Glas) is a 1958 Dutch short documentary film by director and producer Bert Haanstra. The film won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959. The entire film is about the glass bottle industry” – Wikipedia
LinkedIn and Google+
I am on LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest (search for Patricia Linthicum). If you are not a part of my network, circle, or boards, let’s connect!
Finally, a few weeks ago I added a rating system to this blog. Each day at the bottom of a post you have the opportunity to rate the post. Why did I add it? I’m curious about the posts that you may like more than others. Honestly, I don’t think this will change what I blog about but I think it will be interesting to see how you all feel about the subject and how it is presented. If you like a post, take a second to rate it. Thanks!