Posted on December 2, 2001

  • Added “Ornament” to the gallery today. For the past few days I’ve been tweaking it and changing little things, trying to get a look that I liked. I still don’t think I’ve succeeded. Finally this afternoon Jessie told me that I needed to post it and move onto something else. She’s right, so here it is.

    I have to be honest with you folks. Ever since we moved out to California (back in ’99) it has been very difficult for me to get into the “Christmas Spirit”. I guess I need the changing seasons and my family around me. We had been planning on going back to the midwest for the holidays, but with airline tickets to my hometown (Bloomington, IL) selling for over $800 it doesn’t look like we’ll be making the trip this year. Humbug!

    Still, I won’t let any of this stop me from making festive images for your desktop. People have been requesting little else. I’d appreciate your help though. If any of you have any ideas for Holiday wallpapers, I would love to hear them.

  • A week or two ago I was contacted by a subscriber asking permission to host a mailing list which would inform everyone when I posted a new image in the Members Gallery. I’ve been meaning to do something like this myself, but I just never found the time. Anyway, the list is up and it seems to be working just fine. Mailings are short, ad-free, and you need not log in to remove yourself from the list. Here’s the link if you are interested. Thanks Rus!