Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time ... inspiration for artists and visionaries

When James Gurney's Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time first appeared in 1992, it was immediately hailed as a fully imagined world of the caliber of J. R. R. Tolkien's! Gurney's premise — of an undiscovered island where a race of mystical humans co-exists in harmony with intelligent dinosaurs — has been since reiterated over and over in numerous films and by scores of other writers. December 18, 2015

Online Resource of Historic Newspapers Posts 10 Millionth Page ; Chronicling America Facts

Chronicling America, a free, online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, has posted its 10 millionth page -- more than 10 million pages - 74 terabytes of total data - from more than 1,900 newspapers in 38 states and territories and the District of Columbia. December 16, 2015

64 Mandala coloring pages get you started in the art of soothing coloring therapy

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Did you read my article about visiting Drepung Loseling Monks to watch as they created mandalas from colored sand! Now that "adult coloring" has become in vogue, our collection of samples from Mandala coloring books becomes right in style! Here are 64 free sheets you can try, and then buy the coloring book that offers more of your favorites! December 7, 2015

Mandalas - an age old art form finds new life in today's society

monk-the-sand

ONCE UPON A TIME, I had the pleasant occasion to view a sand mandala being painted by the monks from the Drepung Loseling monastery of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama in Tibet, India. I was wrapped in awe as I stood watching the painting unfold -- receiving a real-world lesson that art isn't just for the eye of the beholder -- but for body and soul as well. December 7, 2015

Drone Photography Winners announced : Small drones, big changes

climate change drone photos

The Climate Change Summit (COP21) has opened in Paris. In this race against the clock, Photographers and Dronists have a role to play, highlighting the effects of pollution on planet earth as well as opportunities to tackle the ever-increasing and concerning problem. Dronestagram, the first social network of photos and videos taken by drone hobbyists has launched a very important contest: "Small drones, big changes". December 2, 2015

Converting PDF files to text -- this utility may be your key

When you need to extract text from acquired PDF files, it can be a tedious and frustrating operation. If there are columns, you've got a reall challenge. If they've saved the PDF without editing capabilities, and optimized for web delivery it can be impossible. Now there's help for most situations. November 25, 2015

Color and Art Therapy for Grown Ups -- Makes Anyone an Artist

Adult coloring is a recent fad, and they're even saying it's good therapy! Well, there's nothing new about that. We've known about the value of creative activities for decades. But it's not just about coloring. This can be a unique and fruitful source of creative massage. Take a look. November 25, 2015

Red Giant Updates Its Color Correction Tool Magic Bullet Suite

We've tolk you about Red Giant several times before, and now they've upgraded and added yet more to the Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite. This is a free update to the Magic Bullet Suite 12 color correction, finishing and film looks solution. Packed with new features, presets and host support, the Magic Bullet Suite 12.1 update offers a more fluid color correction experience that includes new trackpad controls and real time color correction during video playback. November 23, 2015

DT&G Advertising update : Ad Blockers

The online world and its unsatiable hunger for money has broken all rules and enraged the online population to the point of mutany! The design community as well as old school internet purists said all along that you could tell your web page sucks if you have advertising. But the web industry just wouldn't listen. Now, it appears a huge push-back is coming and it will make the connected world a better place. November 23, 2015

Shooting video with low quality audio? You night need restoration!

I see and hear it all the time. Videos that would normally hit the spot -- but don't because of poor sound quality. It's a tough nut to crack, but VideoSoap app offers easy-to-use audio restoration for videos on the Apple iPhone and iPad. VideoSoap is so easy-to-use that even average consumers can use it to fix audio problems, without requiring any audio expertise. November 21, 2015