I like Richard Dawkins too, but I agree with gavagai- I'm not really sure who his target audience is. Those who are going to read his works or watch his films already agree with him, and those who don't most likely will not give him any attention, especially when he tends to speak down to them. Have any of you read 'Letter to a Christian Nation' by Sam Harris? I really liked that book, it makes a lot of good points. I'm so excited about this swap! It seems atheists can become very independant, so it's nice to know we're not alone. I can't organize swaps, but I will definitely be an active participant when it gets going. I will have the most time to craft in the next month or two rather than later, so if someone is willing to start it up that would be great. Would you guys be interested in possibly swapping a book too? I'm not sure if that's allowed, it's not really a craft, but the swap would also include plenty of crafts. It would also be, not really expensive, but an added cost, so maybe just swapping book lists would be a better idea. I have so many ideas of things to make and quotes and things to use, I'm excited!
I agree with Melladh. I think we are all very open-minded, and that's really great, but I think it would be fun to have a strictly athEIst (thanks!) swap, where we can make shirts or journals with quotes, or bags and things with images. I would love to participate in someone's suggestion of a "This is my religion, what's yours" swap, I think it would be very interesting, but I'd also like to have one where we craft things only related to atheism. Not with the goal of excluding people, but to have some crafts related to our views. There are a lot of great symbols and figures as mezofoprezo originally said, and I think it would be fun to craft things around them.
I don't really agree with calling athiesm a religion, more of a "world view," a term that includes religions. Technichally athiesm can't be a religion - the prefix 'A' means 'without' and 'thiesm' means religion. I've been wanting to make a shirt that says "I think, therefore I'm athiest" It may offend some people, but I don't see how it's any more offensive than certain religous shirts. And my intent wouldn't be to offend people- being an athiest is something I'm proud of and if others don't approve I'm not going to hide my beliefs for them. I'm on board with this swap!
I think the last one looks the best as well. I think the brown in the center would be the most flattering because your eye would be drawn to the center and you would appear thinner- I think having the white in the center would have the opposite effect, unless you were using dark brown on both sides of it, but you wouldn't be. And it just looks the most appealing to me. Be sure to post once you finish it!
Hi everyone. I work for my college newspaper and along with our regular paper we also publish "guides" such as graduation guide and wedding guide. I'm writing an article for the wedding guide about making your own wedding dress (as a former apparel design major and current journalism major and editor I am very excited about this) and just wanted to see if anyone had some absolutely essential tips or techniques that you feel must be included. It's not going to be too in-depth, as space won't permit, but I hope to cover pattern selection, fabric options, and general sewing/cutting tips. So, anything you feel potential dress-makers must know? Caitlin
Don't be jealous, be grateful! I live in Texas and last week I had the air conditioning on because it was about 80 degrees, but this week we've been having freezing rain. It makes no sense, is a little scary, and makes it impossible to know what type of clothes to wear. I would be happy to have snow (although maybe with temperatures a little higher!) and no flowers instead of crazy, polar opposite weather in a two week span!
I hope this is ok to post. It goes with gardens, which are crafty right? I just bought this plant and the place I bought it from didn't have markers and I didn't ask the name. Unfortunately I have misplaced my camera cord to upload photos so I don't have any. But, at first I thought the plant was lavender. It has a large bunch of purple flowers that are very scented and smell, to me, like lavender. However, the stalks are really thick and look like tulip stalks, with the long leaf-like parts extending upward. The flowers are also larger than lavender and are much more waxy feeling. Any ideas? Sorry, I know that description wasn't the best and it's hard without photos, but I'm trying to look up how to care for it. Thanks in advance!