Archive for the ‘by Amanda Earl’ Category

kindness spam

Monday, October 27th, 2008

not really spam i hope, just sending out compliments and friendly e-mails to friends. i find i get so much spam and rejection e-mails or sometimes cruel retorts from people that it would be great to receive regular positive e-mail. maybe it’s something one could sign up for. sorry i haven’t had any new ideas to share for ages. i’m surprised how fast time passes.

poetry crossing

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

like but for poetry, esp small press stuff. you leave a chapbook, someone picks it up and leaves one for someone else. getting poetry into the hands of those who want to read it. for, the books are all registered with numbers etc. it could be like that or less organized.

a rainy day room

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) are advised to find ways to be in the light. as someone who gets blue when having to put up with constant sunshine and blue sky, i would love it if there were a place, a room or something that simulates storms, rain, clouds etc. i’d also love winter rooms. summer might be a bit more bearable for those of us who suffer from this rainy version of SAD. i don’t know if there is anyone else that loathes the sun & bluesky as much as i do. perhaps not. i’m also much more creative in rainy, stormy weather or in winter than i am in summer where my brain turns to mush in the horrible heat.

artists’ trading cards

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

i know these already exist, i’ve heard of them but have never been part of any group that has exchanged them. the idea is to make cards, much like baseball or hockey cards, except for poetry or other art forms and then trade them. i’d love to give out and receive them. any links to such would be very welcome or if you do them already.

bagging poetry & being a bit kinder to the environment

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

have you ever attended a small press fair, collected a bunch of stuff & then had no bag to put it in? small press fair vendors, one thing you can do is to make bags by fusing old plastic bags…it’s really easy and doesn’t take too long. it’s a great way of reusing those non biodegradable bags and the resulting bag is pretty cool.

here’s a tutorial from

list databases

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

this morning i wanted to find a list of novels with rain in them; at other times, i’ve wanted to find contemporary third person omniscient novels. when you google stuff like that, you often get a hodge podge of irrelevant info. i’d like to see a database where anyone could add info based on a list of categories both already on the site and new ones added by participants. a bit like wikipedia but for lists.

music prompts

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

use your music playlist as a creativity generator. set it on shuffle. write what pops into your head based on the song that comes up.

world wide human day

Monday, June 16th, 2008

for every role and every gender and every culture and every age to celebrate

not father’s day, not mother’s day, not senior’s day, not secretary’s day, not cat lover’s day…just…humans…as in, we all are.

sound mix tapes

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

you know how you make mix tapes (ok, now CDs/mp3s) for your pals? why not record sounds like thunder, rain, a river, the wind and give it to them? or start a stock sound archive like a stock photo archive. have others contribute and allow everyone to use sounds for freeeeeee.


Monday, June 9th, 2008

A T-shirt that says: Searching for Signal