My (virtual) life is my message. - Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, May 6, 2011

Change of Address

This will most likely be the final post to Dandilyon Fluff on Blogger.  I have really enjoyed it over here, but it's time to move on.  I hope you'll come and visit me over there...all the same posts you enjoyed here in a better format.  Seeya there...and thanks for reading :D

                                             Dandilyon Fluff

Sunday, May 1, 2011

All Moved to WordPress! Finally...

Finally.  Yes I feel a bit fried, and I know the work is just beginning as I search down everything linked to this blog and re connect it to the new location, but it's finally done.

The domain dandilyonfluff.com will now point to the new location, and all the posts and comments from here have been brought over.  This blog will stay up, but no more new posts will be happening here.

Go visit the first post here, and get ready to see some dust fly as I play catch up.

Friday, April 29, 2011

We Will Now Break for Intermission

Last you heard from me I was switching this blog over to the glories of WordPress... and... I'm still switching.  Hopefully I can get it all moved over tomorrow, and we'll be back up and running smoothly in no time.

There are so many awesome posts stacking up for when things are back to normal - there's an exciting new artist up in the exhibit hall, I have to tell you about the amazing box of goodies that MyBlogSpark sent, a spotlight on Etsy through the eyes of four talented and successful crafters, a new installment of the Machinimist Marketer...

All I have to do is get moved...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In the Process of Moving to WordPress... Eeeeeep!

I said I was going to move the blog to WordPress, and I am in the process right now.  I'm in step #4, and already utterly confused, so hopefully Fluff won't blow up or delete itself or anything.  Wish me luck, and hopefully we'll see each other on the other side... Eeeeeeeep!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

An Australian Country Easter

I'm posting today from the heart of wine country in South Australia.  The Clare Valley is an untouched corner of the world that feels like it hasn't changed in a hundred years.  Easter in Australia is an autumn holiday, and the two lane roads are lined with gum trees, leaves aflame under a brilliant blue sky.

The fields of grape vines are being put to bed for the approaching winter, the sleepy sheep wandering the hills are looking unkempt with their thickening coats, and the olive trees are starting to hang their branches low under the burden of their ripening fruits.  I feel blessed to be here this holiday in country that feels more vivid and real somehow, like the intense purity fills everything with a vibrance I can't find in the city.

The houses and pubs are handcrafted works of love, each stone carefully fitted by the man who intended to house his family there long ago, and handed down to his childrens' children.  The air is an intoxicating vintage that makes me feel giddy, and I gulp in deep breathes greedily. 

Clare Valley is a pristine dream of a simpler era, a pocket of time that has escaped the plastic commercialism that plagues so much of our world today.  A place so pure that the lucky residents can still collect the rainwater to drink.  The stars spread out across the unspoilt night sky; a canvas of midnight velvet littered with stars of sparking white fire.  The Milky Way winds across the universe like a vein of magic, cold and clear, but somehow it warms me.

It's Easter in Australia, and my world is upside down.  I'm on the opposite side of the coin, Alice through the looking glass, celebrating Easter in Wonderland.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Guest Blogger @ Dollar Stretcher.com

Money is tight everywhere, and everyone wants to stretch it further.Fortunately, there's The Dollar Stretcher, a publication dedicated to sharing ways to make it better on less.

I've been reading Dollar Stretcher for years, offhand I'd say around 10, and every issue makes me think and learn.  I'm happy to have a chance to be a guest blogger for them.  If you haven't already, give them a visit that will make cents :p.