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The Artsy Site
Of The Month:

Pressed Flower Art
Examples, instructions, gallery of projects.

Handy Site
Of The Month:

Interconnect with different instant messenging programs.

Web Page Design Site
Of The Month:

Screen Size Test
Type in your page URL and see how it renders on typical screen sizes.

Seasonal Site
Of The Month:

April Fool's Day Gallery
Thanks to friend and artisan Joan Garnand for finding
this site on the light, fun side of April.

Just Fun Site
Of The Month:

Stuck At Prom Contest
Hey teens! There's still time to get into this contest.
Click on "Contest FAQ's" for details.

Scientific Site
Of The Month:

Animated Engines
A wonderful visual aid for non-mechanical types (like me).

Historical Site
Of The Month:

Langston Hughes
It's the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth.
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a stamp in his honor.


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April Events
Festivals For April Travelers

April 4-7, 2002
Azalea Festival
Downtown area,
Wilmington, North Carolina.
Parade on Saturday, queen's coronation, street fair with arts and crafts, foods, displays and exhibits, circus, concerts at Trask Coliseum, garden tours at historic homes, military and ship tours, triathlon, coin show, horse show.
More information: Call 910-794-4650.

April 5-7, 2002
Arts In The Park
Highland Park,
Meridian, Mississippi.
Crafts, entertainment, childrens art area, juried art competition, vendors, food. (Visit the historic carousel in the park!)
Further details: Call 601-693-2787.

April 5-7, 2002
Carnaval Primavera Street Festival
Downtown along
Pacific Boulevard,
Huntington Park, California.
Over 120 arts and crafts booths, a pageant, more. No admission charge.
Additional information: Call 323-585-1155.

April 5-7, 2002
Cajun Hot Sauce Festival
SugArena at
Acadiana Fairgrounds,
New Iberia, Louisiana.
Manufacturers' displays, cooking contest, street fair, hot air balloon rally, Cajun Cuisine, craft and trade show, petting zoo, 5k run and entertainment.
More: Call 337-365-7539.

April 5-7, 2002
Prairie Fire Festival
various venues,
Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.
The tall grass is burned to stimulate new growth this weekend. There are concerts, seminars on tall grass, poetry, art, and more.
Details: Call 620-273-6763.

April 5-7, 2002
Spring Festival
Canterbury Park,
Shakopee, Minnesota.
Musicians, dancers and wandering entertainers perform while visitors browse arts and crafts and food booths. Parking is free, but there is admission charged to the festival.
Details: Call 402-331-2889.

April 5-7, 2002
Flowertown Festival
Azalea Park,
Summerville, South Carolina.
Children's carnival, tours of historic homes and gardens, art show, entertainment, "A Taste Of Summerville"..
Further details: Call 843-871-9622.

April 5-21, 2002
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
various venues,
Mount Vernon, Washington.
Many events throughout the month, including Art Bash, library book sale, open houses, walking tours, pancake breakfast, chamber concert, basketball tournament, salmon barbecue, and more.
Additional details: Call 360-428-5959.

April 5-28, 2002
Dogwood Festival
various venues,
Lewiston, Idaho.
More than two dozen events mark this celebration, with some of the fun including an invitational art show, theatre, wine and beer tasting, golf tournament, River Run, car show, more.
Additional Information: 208-792-2243.

April 6, 2002
Daffodil Festival
Main Street,
Gloucester, Virginia.
5k race, arts show, handicrafts show, antique show, bus tours of blooming bulbs, historic displays, children's area, Magnificent Mutt Show, food court, bulb sales, parade.
Further information: Call 804-693-2355.

April 6-7, 2002
Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival
Westside Park,
Bodega Bay, California.
Wine tasting, arts and crafts, children's area, sporting competitions, bathtub races, food booths, raffle, entertainment.
Further information: Call 707-875-3704.

April 6-7, 2002
Santa Monica Fine Arts & Crafts Fair
Third Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, California.
There is free admission to this event, which runs from 10-7 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.
Details: Call 818-709-2907.

April 6-7, 2002
Red Poppy Festival
Georgetown Square,
Georgetown, Texas.
Parade, VW car show, raffle, over 100 arts and crafts booths, children's area, prints of red poppy art, 5k Delphi run, food booths, musical entertainment.
Further details: Call 512-930-3723.

April 6-7, 2002
Big Hat Days Festival
Old Towne,
Clovis, California.
Boat and automotive show, home and garden show, kid's korner, food, musical entertainment, 300 craft booths. No admission charge.
Further information: Call 559-299-7273.

April 6-7, 2002
Santa Fe Community College
Spring Arts Festival

Santa Fe Community College,
Gainesville, Florida.
A juried art show in a beautiful setting.
Further information: Call 352-395-5355.

April 6-7, 2002
Maple Syrup Festival
Brady's Run Park Lodge,
Fallston, Pennsylvania.
All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (it might be a good idea to call ahead on this), Civil War re-enactments, pony rides, crafts, entertainment. There is an admission charge.
Further information: Call 724-774-7090.

April 10-14, 2002
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
various venues,
Scottsdale, Arizona.
Student Competition awards dinner, Great Arizona Picnic, Challenge to the Chefs and more. Please call for ticket prices and specifics.
Further information: Call 480-945-7193.

April 10 - May 5, 2002
Corpus Christi Buccaneer Days
Marina and Bay Front,
Corpus Christi, Texas.
Pageants, athletic events, air show "Wings Over Texas", carnival, photo contest (call 361-852-1420 for details), art show, PRCA Rodeo, baton twirling clinic and tournament, Pirate Queens making mayor "walk the plank", fishing tournament, music festival, Cinco De Mayo celebration, and more. Fee varies with event.
Further details: Call 361-882-3242.

April 12-14, 2002
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Main Street,
Dallas, Texas.
100,000 people are expected to enjoy a Rock 'n Roll expo, 20 commercial exhibitors, restaurants, and 100 artisans. No admission charge.
Additional information: Call 214-855-1991.

April 12-14, 2002
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
off Exit 23 from I-55,
Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
Strawberry Strut (race), auction, carnival rides, parade, games, car show, sack race, strawberry eating contest, over 50 food booths, entertainment.
Further information: Call 985-386-6677.

April 12-14, 2002
French Quarter Festival
Woldenberg Riverfront park
(and other venues),
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Contest to guess the weight of largest praline, American Hero competition between firefighters and sheriffs, children's parade, over 50 food booths, fireworks, art show, music on 13 outdoor stages.
More: Call 800-673-5725 or 504-522-5730.

April 12-14, 2002
Poteet Strawberry Festival
Festival site on Hwy. 16,
Poteet, Texas.
Music and dance, gunslinger re-enactments, contests, rodeo performances, regional bands. Admission charge for those age 10 and over.
Additional information: Call 830-742-8144.

April 12-14, 2002
Good Oil Days Festival
Will Clayton Boulevard,
Humble, Texas.
Celebrate's Humble's days as an oil boom town, with educational displays, over 400 vendors, carnival, go-kart races, auto shows, fireworks, music an food. There is an admission charge.
Additional information: Call 281-446-2128.

April 12-14, 2002
Texas Sand Sculpture Festival
Port Aransas Beach,
(1 mile south of Horace Caldwell Pier),
Port Aransas, Texas.
Raffle, food, music, arts and crafts, sand maze, games, sand sculpting. (You can go to a free clinic on sand sculpting the week before the festival to learn how to sculpt--bring some 5-gallon buckets, a shovel and some carving or sculpting tools such as knife, spoon, etc.)
Additional information: Call 800-452-6278.

April 12-14, 2002
Come See Me Festival
City Hall Plaza,
(and other venues),
Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Bass fishing tournament, pancake breakfast, kickball tournament, mayor's frog jump, marketplace, gospel concert, designer showcase, teddy bear tea party, business expo, soccer tournament, parade, art, music, tailgate party, pet show, more.
Additional information: Call 800-681-7635 or 803-329-7625.

April 13, 2002
Rio Grande Valley Onion Festival
City Park,
Weslaco, Texas.
Recipe contests (held earlier in the month: call for information), arts and crafts, food booths, entertainment, queen's court, onion clipping contest, raw-onion eating contest, commercial vendors.
Additional information: Call 800-968-2102.

April 13-14, 2002
Borrego Springs
Grapefruit Festival

Borrego Springs, California.
Arts and crafts, antique cars, games, grapefruit purchases, plenty of food.
Further information: Call 760-767-5555.

April 13-24, 20-21, 2002
Cherry Blossom Festival
San Francisco, California.
Taiko drumming, origami, ikebana, more.
Further details: Call 415-921-6822.

April 13-14, 2002
Good Old Days Celebration
Pine Avenue area,
Pacific Grove, California.
Over 225 arts and food vendors, parade, entertainment, games, more.
Further information: Call 800-656-6650 or 831-373-3304.

April 13-14, 2002
Tombstone Rose Festival
unknown venue(s),
Tombstone, Arizona.
This event celebrates the pioneering families of the Tombstone region, and activities include a picnic basket auction, a cake contest and a Rose Festival Parade.
Additional information: Call 888-457-3929.

April 14, 2002
Avocado Festival
Fallbrook, California.
the Avocado 500 (race using avocados as model cars), culinary contests, avocado pit spitting competition, avocado croquet, Guacamole Grande bicycle race, music, pageant, avocado-related merchandise, live plants for sale.
Further information: Call 760-728-5845.

April 17-21, 2002
'89er Celebration
Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Staged gunfights, chuck wagon feed, rodeo (held in Lazy E Arena), parade. A fee is charged for some events.
Further information: Call 800-299-1889 or 405-282-1947.

April 18-20, 2002
Hillbilly Days
Downtown business area,
Pikeville, Kentucky.
This even is a fund-raiser for the Shriner's Children's hospitals and burn centers. Food and arts and crafts are sold while there is mountain music, clogging and square dancing. (Later in the year the area has the Hatfields and McCoys gathering.)
Additional information: Call 606-492-5504.

April 18-21, 2002
Main Street Fort
Worth Arts Festival

Nine blocks of Main Street,
Fort Worth, Texas.
Over 400,000 people are expected to enjoy this festival with juried arts, performance artists, musicians and food vendors.
Further details: Call 817-336-2787.

April 18-21, 2002
2000 Billy G. Webb Drive,
Portland, Texas.
Parade, carnival, arts and crafts, basketball tournament, horseshoe tournament, races and walks, petting zoo, cooking contest for chili, more. Small admission charge for those over age 6.
Further details: Call 361-643-2475.

April 18-21, 2002
Monterey Wine Festival
various venues,
Monterey, California.
This is the 26th year of the festival, which features tastings, cooking demonstrations, dinners, tours and other activities. Fees vary according to event.
Further information: Call 800-656-4282 or 831-656-WINE.

April 19, 2002
Fiesta de Tejas
7703 Floyd Curl Drive,
San Antonio, Texas.
Human bowling ball, foods such as gumbo and fajitas, rock and Tejano music, games, more.
More: Call 210-567-2286.

April 19-20, 2002
Totally Texas
500 W. 13th Street,
Deer Park, Texas.
Petting zoo, beauty pageant, hot dog eating contest, anvil throw, skillet throw, classic cars, parade, music, wagon rides, dog show, lots of food.
Further details: Call 281-478-2050.

April 19-20, 2002
Daffodil Festival
unknown venue(s),
Tacoma, Washington.
Grand Floral Parade, pageant.
Further details: Call 253-627-6176.

April 19-21, 2002
Lubbock Arts Festival
South Plains Fairgrounds,
Lubbock, Texas.
Music and art, plus international foods.
Details: Call 806-744-2787.

April 19-21, 2002
World Grits Festival
unknown venue(s),
St. George, South Carolina
carnival, grits meals, arts and crafts, Quaker "Rolling In The Grits" Contest, corn tossing contest, corn shelling contest, softball tournament, more.
Additional information: Call 843-563-4366.

April 20-21, 2002
Flemington Crafts Festival
Flemington Fairgrounds,
Flemington, New Jersey.
Arts and crafts by more than 300 exhibitors, and plenty of food.
Additional Information: 607-265-3230.

April 20-21, 2002
California Poppy Festival
Lancaster City Park,
Lancaster, California.
More than 200 arts and crafts vendors, farmers market, jazz and bluegrass music, helicopter rides, wildflower maps for finding poppies, Celtic music and a Celtic Faire.
Further details: Call 661-723-6077.

April 20-21, 2002
Stater Brothers Riverside
Orange Blossom Festival

Historic Downtown
Riverside, California.
Celebrity chefs cooking with citrus ingredients, ice carving exhibition, children's grove, mimosa and wine garden, carnival, arts and crafts, lots of orange-related foods. There is a parking fee, but no admission charge.
Additional Information: 909-715-3400.

April 26-28, 2002
Vermont Maple Festival
St. Albans, Vermont.
Maple product exhibits, pancake breakfasts, craft exhibits, antiques, maple candy-making demonstrations, concessions, carnival rides, parade.
Additional Information: 802-888-4972.

April 26-28, 2002
Paper Arts Festival
Performing Art Center,
Newport, Oregon.
Gallery show, videos, workshops on papermaking and paper marbling, workshops on cast paper images, and more.
Additional Information: 541-265-ARTS.

April 26-28, 2002
Stockton Asparagus Festival
Oak Grove Regional Park,
I-5 and Light Mile Road.
Stockton, California.
Music by Herman's Hermits (as well as The Yardbirds and The Coasters), arts and crafts, Got Milk Gravity Tour, celebrity kitchen, AsparaZone, wine and beer pavilion, TechZone, farmer's market, Spear-It Run, car show, spear-throwing, more. There is an admission charge.
Additional Information: 800-350-1987 or 209-943-1987.

April 26-28, 2002
Arbor Daze
Bear Creek Parkway and
Fuller Wiser Road,
Euless, Texas.
Concerts, arts and crafts, business expo, plant sale, tree giveaway, food, more. Some night concerts require a purchased ticket.
Further details: Call 817-685-1821.

April 27, 2002
Puffin Kite Festival
Surfsand Resort,
Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Treasure hunt, balloon toss, sandcastle building, kite parade, wiener roast and ice cream social.
Additional Information: 800-547-6100 or 503-436-2274.

April 27-28, 2002
National Cornbread Festival
Downtown area,
South Pittsburg, Tennessee.
Cooking contests, trolley rides through historic neighborhoods, cornbread eating contests, fishing tournament, children's area, motorcycle run, arts and crafts, antique tractors, carnival, pancake breakfast, classic cars, lots of food.
Additional Information: 423-837-0022.

April 27-28, 2002
Cabbage & Potato Festival
Recreation field at
Main & Hastings Streets,
Hastings, Florida.
Food, entertainment, arts and crafts, games and exhibits.
Additional Information: 904-692-1420.

April 27-28, 2002
The Jewish Festival
3800 East River Road,
Tucson, Arizona.
Silent auction, Renee Taylor doing "An Evening With Golda Meir", Israeli bazaar, music by Israel Defense Force Band, camel rides, skydiving exhibition, food fair, arts and crafts and more. Some events may require advance ticketing.
Details: Call 299-3000 ext 200.

April 27-28, 2002
Crawfish Festival
Satilla Waterfront Park,
Woodbine, Georgia.
Parade, food, decorating crawfish, and more.
Additional Information: 912-576-3211.

April 27-28, 2002
Scandinavian Viking Fest
San Gabriel Park,
Georgetown, Texas.
Music and dance, historical displays, lectures, games, arts and crafts, demonstration with Viking Village, ethnic foods. There is an admission charge.
Further information: Call 281-655-0329.

April 27-28, 2002
Oregon Ag Fest
State Fairgrounds,
Salem, Oregon.
Petting zoo, how-to-garden fair, ranch breakfasts, llama show, school activities, trade and craft show, entertainment, food. There is an admission charge for those over age 12.
Additional Information: 800-874-7012 or 503-581-4325.

April 27-28, 2002
Apple Blossom Festival
Veterans Memorial Building,
Sebastopol, California.
Parade, apple crisp, kids activities, horticultural displays, music.
Further details: Call 877-828-4748.

April 27-28, 2002
Main Street Festival,
Main Street,
Franklin, Tennessee.
More than 200 arts and crafts vendors display on Main Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue. About 150,000 attend to see their wares and also enjoy a street dance, rock-climbing walls, two food areas and a carnival.
Further details: Call 800-356-3445 or 615-794-1225.

April 27-28, 2002
Holland Happening Festival
Waterfront area,
Oak Harbor, Washington.
Wooden shoe carvers, deflt painters, Dutch food, quilt walk, art display, kids' activities, dance, music, carnival, grand parade, hymn sing, lawn mower races.
Details: Call 360-675-3755.

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More Noteworthy Snail Mail

Buying Notecards Online
(an update of the Special Feature from the May 2000 issue of Deb's Monthly Review)

On A Tropical Note
Rainforest florals.

Grizzly Peak Bear Paw Note Cards
Wilderness scenery.

National Garden On-Line Catalog
Great florals!

Rottweiler Brothers
Rottweilers on linen and Rottweilers on motorcycles.

Twisted Limb Paper and Stationery
Unique handmade Cards made of recycled materials.

Jane M. Mason Collection
Botanicals and scenic note cards and postcards.

Lady Cordelia's Frivolities
Victorian notes (also art prints and other merchandise).

4 Art Gifts: James Denmark

Santa Fe Card Company
Southwest art on notecards.

Farmyard Creations (click on Paper Collections)
Country-style bunnies, stars and more on notecards, memo cubes and notepads.

Toltec Images
Dog, cat, dinosaur, butterfly and train designs.

Eunique Expressions
Handpainted botanical (and other) cards.

The Library Shop
Eclectic collection from the New York Public Library.

Thom's Cottage
The work of Thomas Kinkade.

Bezalel-Levy Publishing
East meets West for notecards with attention to detail.

Coplu Cartoon Postcard
Postcard art from Turkey.

Abby Note Cards
Photos of Abby the Golden Retriever.

EnvironMental Art
Scenic and animal designs in greeting cards and notecards.

Hal Empie Note Cards
Old West and Southwest designs.

Imajcreations Note Cards
Cats, flowers, vegetables.

Penland Art
Changing designs shown here for blank greeting cards.

Nan Rae
Beautiful Chinese Brush designs.

Notable Images
Photographic and artwork covers of Newfoundland scenes.

Aigrette Bird Note Cards
From photos by Steven Holt.

Air To Air
Lear, Citation and other aircraft.

Chinese designs (some red and striking, some softer with floral borders).

Southwest images on folded papers.

Bluebird Meadows
Michigan area photo cards, florals, wildlife and more.

Ingle & Mead Vizsla
Note cards featuring Vizsla dogs.

Jane Goodall Institute
Chimps and Jane G. interacting with a chimp.

Lasting Impressions
Various designs of greeting cards and note cards--will personalize church and pet sketches.

Funny cards for quilters.

New Orleans Note Cards
Designed from original paintings by artist James Hussey.

The Bunny Thymes
Postcards and notecards with black-and-white sketches of rabbits.

Marvin the Pressman
Jewish postcards and notecards.

The Angel Art of June Holderman
5x7-inch blank cards (and a link to llama art cards.)

Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery
Cards featuring miniature of his scenery.

Ray Doan Boxed Note Cards
Nature shots.

Scott Design Group
Sketches from Pacific Northwest locations.

Ka Lor Designs
Designs of many breeds of dogs available.

Clouds Hill
Scenery designs.

Inside Right
Golfing themes.

Fine Art Note Cards by Angi Laframboise
Childhood, fantasty, florals and animals (including a
growing number of cards specializing in dog breeds).

Imagine This
B. Kliban, Max Parrish and other artists.

ArtCard Shop
Seasons, Hearts and more.

Kids Cards
Many designed by kids, for UNC Children's Hospital.

Notecards From The Arts & Crafts Press
Designs inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement.

Bro and Traccy
Shelter animals featured on note cards.

Golden Memories
Dog designs on buff-colored card stock (and link to Civil War cards).

The Artist Within
Scenic and seasonal art done by ALS patient to raise money for research.

Stationery, notecards and stickers in simple and seasonal designs.

House-Mouse Designs
Featuring Mudpie and Amanda, character mice.

Notecards by The Wooden Chicken
Carved Yard "trolls" recaptured for paper art.

Notecards of Boston
Scenes of Boston's skyline and more.

Antiques By Mail
Antique postcards combined with notecards.

JAS Cards
Photos mounted on parchment.

Abundant Earth
Recycled cards featuring nature and birthday.

DreamHouse Note Cards
Custom cards with a line drawing of your home or business.

Washington cards and stationery
White House images and more, imprinted or blank.

Ray of Light
From Peter Essick's photography.

And they get a royalty when you buy.

William R. Davis' Nantucket Basket Series
Florals in baskets images.

Botanical Notecards
Reproductions of illustrations from an old book.

Glen Scrimshaw
Color notes of scenery.

Original Design Note Cards
Simple designs on linen paper.

Ron Flynn Watercolor Notecards
From floral watercolor paintings.

David Darien
Cats and scenery.

Aigrette Stockpix
Rainforest beauties and more.

Cards from Brown University
Historical, literary and scenic designs.

Bloomin' Flower Cards
Cards with seeds embedded in the paper.

Ray of Light
Brilliant photographic notecards.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Store
Scroll down to see Ridgeback notecards and lion cards.

Passionate Florals and Still Lifes by Lisa Ernst
From Lisa's paintings.

Stapleton Kearns Gallery
Lighthouses, scenic.

SouthCoast Notecards
Scenes from the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Studio In The Wood
Detailed nature images by Leigh Ellis.

Natural Selection Nature Photography
Animals and scenery.

Fleur du jou
Simple (but striking) blossom designs.

Jeanne Dana Cards
Colorful silk-screened images of florals and more.

Cards By Brenda
Soft-focus florals, flags of the nations, scenery and animals.

Chinchilla Note Cards
Pen-and-ink renderings by Patrick Murphy.

Black Horse Studio

Fifties Note Cards
Jukebox and car drawings.

Thoreau/McCurdy Notecards
McCurdy's drawings combined with Thoreau quotations.

Creative Process
Images of some of history's movers and shakers.

McGlinn's Bears
Bears dancing, and more. (thumbnails are zoomed in--click to see full image).

Nature's Spirit Photography
Whale, dolphin and seal images.

Image Exchange
Images from O'Keefe, Van Gogh and more.
Cards featuring vanGogh's works.

Pug Cafe
Mostly dogs and cats.

Rick and Nemia Rucker
Fantasy images, and you may mix-and-match for a box full.

Deer Ridge Prints
Images by Bev Doolittle, James Christensen and more.

Carolyn's Notecard Shoppe
New Age, dogs, cats, Art Nouveau, and more.

Premiere Stock
Colorado wildlife and landscapes.

Windstar Wildlife Institute
Winter scenes, raptor birds and more.

Xerces Merchandise
Rainforest insect images.

womenArt: Ellen Zucker
Moody landscapes and seascapes.

womenArt: Eva Shaderowfsky and Jim Shaw
Eclectic styles.

Pig 'O My Heart and Hog Heaven

Curtis Collection
From the copper photogravure plates of Edward Sheriff Curtis.

Bird's Eye View
Pet bird caricatures.

Golden Wonders
Dog Breeds featured on these designs by Roger Kibbee.

Donna Moses' Peasant Folk Collection
Swedish-Pennsylvania Dutch designs.

Roseman Covered Bridge Shop
The bridges of Madison County (also done as posters).

Forinash Gallery
Lighthouse and coastal photos (slow-loading page!).

Noel Gray Lawson
Dogs and cats.

Luke Powell
Photos of various worldwide locations.

Kimiko Cards
Handmade cards of various materials.

Running Brook
Nostalgic images of romance, children and friends, and the American West.

Transatlantic Travel Notecard Set
Inspired by the Cunard steamships.
Cards for Passover, Chanukah, Rosh Hashanah and all-occasions.

Diana Bryer's Designs
Southwest images with pagan and earthy overtones.

The Bosque Seven
Wide spaces of Texas range images.

Walter Anderson Museum Store
Pen-and-ink notecards and postcards.

Don Dane Studio
Rodeo, American cowboy.

The Cameron Collection
Scenery and more.

Little Angels of the Desert
Butterfly images.

Jewelry Pro-Motion
Only 2 designs for now, both using gems.
Peaceful scenic designs.

Socially Yours
Children on golf courses, in front of buildings, wearing graduation clothes, and more.

Randy Dana
Floral photo cards.

Graf Photography
Nature photo moments.

Michael Johnson
The colors and loving animals as seen by an artist who also deals with Down's Syndrome.

Habana Postcards
Boxed sets based on old postcard art from Cuba.

Field Of Dreams
Great animal photos.

Botanicals Hawaii
Colorful florals (also available as double-matted art prints).

Campus Cards
Animal images.

Chantik Photography
Photo cards (categories listed on left).

Cottage Note Cards
Florals and cats by Katherine Sullivan.

Designs For Better Living
Rich, full multi-ethnic and animal designs

Don't Fence Me In
Western Photo note cards.

Lori Bush
Dogs, dogs and more dogs (with links to other "fuzzy" art).

The Carousel Collection
Carousel horse images (and a frog).

Black Rabbit Bookstore
American West and Southwest images.

American Croquet Enterprises
Playing croquet.

Art by Wanda
More cards for horse lovers.

Joe Sherlock
Pen and ink images of cars from the 1950s, plus a 1950s jukebox.

Make your own note card with silk or dried flowers.

Virgil C. Stephens
From his Western pencil drawings.

I Am
Christian cards read "I Am".

Dancing Brush
Floral Chinese brush paintings.

Emotions Greeting Cards
Animals, funky designs, food photos and more.

Acorn Designs
Winter images, animals, plants and more.

Topiary Notecards
Animal (and other) topiary designs.

Wright Catalog
Inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Personalized "country" designs.

Paper Direct
A variety of blank cards you can customize on your laser or inkjet printer.

The Otter Side
Nature designs in two sizes.

Colorado's Nature Greeting Cards
Colorado Scenes.

Photo cards of old cars, flowers and more.

Fine Line Cards
Abstract and modern designs.

Louisiana Greetings
Everyday cards with scenery and local Louisiana flavor.

Pondering Pool
Life through the eyes of Susan Mrosek.

Vivian, the English Bulldog.

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Once upon a time there was a man with a gentle voice and quiet charm. He made several movies and worked in a TV show playing a character who rode a motorcycle from town to town, touching lives, and singing a little here and there. Then some of us didn't hear much of him for awhile.
We wondered if he would ever come to sing for us again.

Michael Parks is singing, and he recorded 17 songs for us to enjoy.

Included are:
Where Is Your Heart (Moulin Rouge)
I'll Never Be Free
Don't Go To Strangers
Together Again

This CD was a long time
coming, but it was
worth waiting for.

Take a trip to Listen Recordings
where you can order your copy.

Michael Parks - Coolin Soup' - Listen Recordings


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A Little Browsing...

Above: Metallic Choker Necklace

Left: Dreamcatcher Earrings

We're pleased to host the work of artisan Joan Garnand on our little patch of light on the web. Joan's creations are finally finding their way out of her Tennessee community and into the hearts of admirers everywhere.

Joan spent last summer doing face painting and hand-painted stationery at Tennessee festivals.

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See the man in the banner below this text?
                Go ahead--take a look.
                                 Take a good, long look.
Memorize his face.
This man is Scott L. Schwartz.
If you ever get into trouble, you'll want him on your side.

This guy means business.
And his business is playing big and bad.
Big may come easy, because he's 6'10" and weighs about 300 pounds.
I'm not sure how he pulls off the bad part though, because he actually seems to be very...

Well, never mind. Just click on the banner and get ready for some action.

Watch for Scott in the role of a "torturer" in The Scorpion King which opens April 19.

And in Spiderman, which opens May 3, he'll be a camouflage wrestler.


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Remember to help me celebrate my upcoming 50th birthday! See the Special Feature in last month's Review for details!
Here's how to get your 10,000 extra points. Go to ADRA's Really Useful Gift Catalog. Go to the "A Little Something For You" section, and then get your very own Adraena, the bunny mascot. Send me a picture of you with Adraena in snail mail or email. You must have the picture to me by midnight, July 31, 2002 to qualify for the extra points!!
While you are at the catalog, please consider helping with other gifts. I have been a supporter of ADRA for years, and I admire the work they do in both the U.S. and in other countries. A lot of their work involves immunizing children and protecting the little ones against famine and disease. They also work with other agencies, through the United Nations and other organizations, to coordinate disaster relief in times of emergency. They are not one of the most well-known agencies in worldwide aid, but they are one of the best.

Looking for a little help this spring to jump-start your workouts? Check out these Reviews of Exercise Videos.

Summer is coming and when the weather heats up and someone gets out the first squirt gun, it's war! Have you seen the H2o-n-Go?

Just in case you happen to be passing through Whitefish, Montana on April 6, I thought I'd mention the Furniture Race. Folks travel down the mountain with all sorts of things attached to skis--including toilets.

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