Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Flower Power From a New Perspective

Celebrate Michigan Design was the Detroit AIGA Chapter event for March. The presenters Julie Lang, Jody Levy, and Susan Skarsgard, were captivating, each showed a distinguished body of design work. The piece that really struck me was the Imagine/Align project by Susan Skarsgard.

All over I see signs of spring, especially daffodils bravely emerging. Recently Spoonflower.com had  a daffodil themed fabric pattern contest. Look here for the many inspired submissions. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just made it

Last day for reporting bird counts for The Great Backyard Bird Count sponsored by Cornell University was Monday March 1, 2010. This was my first year observing and reporting.

SpeciesCount
Wild Turkey6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker1
Downy Woodpecker6
Hairy Woodpecker1
Black-capped Chickadee19
Tufted Titmouse36
White-breasted Nuthatch3
House Finch1
American Goldfinch10

To keep the enthusiasm going all year ebird offers some tools to chart and track observations.

This year's group of turkeys are not as innovative as last year's group.