Archive for March, 2011

For the fourth year now, there is one hour in the timeof the year when all the world goes dark and people do not complain in Australia and elsewhere.

Yes, it happens, during the Earth Hour. it’s not a city blackout, for all we know, but a voluntary action among people to turn off their lights and shut off electric-powered appliances.

While a claim cannot be made on any purported reduction of energy consumption or its waste generation, the Earth Hour is a symbolic action that brings people’s minds back to nature and calling upon people to join up in the discussions for taking care of the environment.

This year, the Earth hour happens on March 26 and begins at 8:30 pm in key cities, landmarks, and participating communities across the globe.

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Well, for all that’s happened in Japan from the tsunami to the radiation scares, it’s just about time we pause a moment and think about ways to protect the Earth.


Have you ever thought that it’s possible to earn as an artist online?

Even if you are a traditional painter or sketch artist, you CAN earn online.

There are many online services that can actually assist you in selling your works.


1. Deviant Art – for years now, dA has established a reputation as an online art community. Aside from a good copyright protection for artists’ works, dA also allows users to earn with postcard printing versions of their works. The artist can also set other available sizes and options for those who are interested.

dA | Curious Eyes ScreenShot

Print Postcards Online @ deviantArt

2. Flickr – upload your pictures on Flickr and protect with copyright options. You can watermark them as well if you wish to sell them physically. Caption with working contact details in case people are interested in your works. Just make sure you lay good payment schemes and partner up with a good freight company and be able to determine charges in case you get people asking about your paintings.

Curious Eyes @ Flickr

Showcase your photos and make them available for Digital Printing via Flickr

3. Odesk and SkillPages – while a varied place for hiring people, there are some employers who do the hunting at this site so do create an interesting professional artist’s profile and be on the look out on your email.

Skillpages | Be found by showing your skills - Curious Eyes

Be found as a digital postcard printing artist who's online for work via SkillPages

Why don’t you create your profile now and earn right on?

bear at the winter park

"Broad Maslenitsa": the Russian Farewell to Winter

I picked up the pictures from the winter parks photowalk from jay’s apartment today which he had processed through an online digital printing service. i could not restrain myself from peeking into the envelope before getting home and right in time I was getting hungry already so I stopped by the local deli and grabbed a pinwheel and espresso while what else, but feasting my eyes with the snapshots while the guys to my left are engaged in political discussion about the news on Libya, the tsunami hits and the nuke scares in Asia that roused protests in Europe and America while shifting now and then to how the football team of Mongolia is battling head-on with the Philippine Azkals. Oh well, we all have ways to spend leisurely and mine is simply looking through the snaps!

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