March 2, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Art 

For the first time since 2002, I actually have tickets to an upcoming concert! And it’s a doozie! Leonard Cohen in Seattle, April 23rd! yay! I’m going with my friend Brad, who is the biggest Leonard Cohen fan I know besides myself.

This will be a once-in-a-lifetime amazing concert, I just know it. I’ve idolized Leonard Cohen for so long. His outlook, his career, his gift with the written word, his love of poetry. He truly agonizes over choosing just the right words when expressing a thought. Not just for their meaning, but for their sound – the aesthetic beauty of the words themselves. And not only does it show in his work, but it impresses me so much as an avid appreciator of well-crafted prose and poetry.

Here is a Review of Leonard Cohen I wrote a couple of years ago that pretty much sums it all up.

Oh, and this: I’M SO EXCITED! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Workaholic and Insomniac is Not a Good Combination

February 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Art, Bizarre, blogging, just life, Web Design, Word Press 

Waiting to hear back from fellow bloggers – and it’s after 1o p.m. central.  Any NORMAL person would realize that work has stopped for the day and no answer will be forthcoming until TOMORROW.  But not me….

 I don’t stop.  Someday, sometime, maybe I’ll take a vacation.  But not now… there is too much going on!  Some of my sites:

 High-Fructrose High.com

Criminal Justice Society

Sherry Dedman Design Services

Fluffy Net

Firenze of Tuscany


and many more

See SherryDedman.com for my portfolio of designed sites for other people.

 Or see my Content Producer’s Page on Associated Content for copy writing, articles, research papers, commentary, etc.

No, as a matter of fact, I don’t sleep……

Tuesday’s Brilliant Stuff – Scary Story, Music-Maker, Einstein and Controversy!

January 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Art, Bizarre, Brilliant Stuff, just life, Television 

That's bloody BRILLIANT!

Brilliant Stuff for Tuesday, January 22, 2008:

Very Short Story:  I like this guy’s writing.  I’ll have to post a link to the zombie story, soon, that one was actually even better.  Oh what the heck – here are both of them Beat Yourself Up Over It and I Am A Zombie Filled With Love.  I just love the zombie one….

Time Waster/Music Maker:  Wow, how to describe this… It’s a little on-line synthesizer that is inuitive and easy to use.  Cute graphics, and you make the music by pushing different keys on your computer keyboard.  You can even record something, once you’ve established a bit of a song!  I just love the keys that play bits of sampled rap.  LOL  Find it HERE

Brilliant Quote of The Day:  “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” –Albert Einstein

Propaganda:  Here is a cartoon that best-describes the crux of the writers’ strike going on.  Quick and to the point!  I totally get it, and I totally support them!  View it here.  Brilliant!

Brilliant Stuff for Monday, January 21, 2008 – Art & Litigation

January 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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That's bloody BRILLIANT!

Brilliant Stuff for Monday, January 21, 2008:

Brilliant Idea:  An article telling how to easily sue corporations in small claims court, if you have the need.  It’s often more time-efficient than trying to get a complex problem soved via elevated customer service, writes the author.  Find how to do it and the (low) cost and (minimal) time involved here:  Suing Big Companies In Small Claims Court Is Fun And Easy – the article is short, well-written, and easy to read.

Virtual Tour:  Virtual tour of the medieval exhibit at the Louvre.  Coolest thing ever!  Just click here.  I’m still exploring it, actually.  More fun than Google maps!  LOL

Madison County Covered Bridges

October 13, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Art, Charlie, digital image manipulation, Iowa, photography 

Charlie and I went to Madison County today.  They were having their annual “Bridge Fest.”  There were about 1.7 Million people there, though, and nowhere to park.  So we just went to the nearby countryside and drove around and saw cows and farms and covered bridges and things.

 Additionally, a photographer from the Des Moines Register was at one of the covered bridges and took a picture of Charlie and me candidly.  Afterward, she asked our names and said our picture may be in tomorrow’s Register or in the West Des Moines Register that gets delivered to our mailbox once a week.  That was kind of cool.

 Here are the pics I took, anyway:

Writing Articles for Fun & Profit

September 11, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Art, just life 

I have been having a blast writing articles for Associated Content.  They don’t pay a lot, but they do pay.  And I get to have a “profile” page, a byline, a picture (that’s optional, but I opted for it), and exposure for my work.

Now that I have actually sold a few articles, with more in the process of being approved, I plan to put together a portfolio and see what comes of it.  I’ll put a link at the end of this post if you think you’d like to write for them as well.  I get a little something if you sign up under me.

 In the meanitme, here a link to my profile page, which has links to my artilces.  I will occasionally post links to my articles on this blog, too, as I get published.  http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/108114/sherry_dedman.html

 If you would like to be notified when I have something published, just subscribe to my content from the website, or send me your e-mail address and I will add you to the list!

To sign up to write for Associated Content, click on this button:  Join Associated Content

Power of Art

July 23, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Art 

Currently running on PBS is a series called “Simon Schama’s Power of Art.”  I haven’t seen it yet, but I am still highly recommending it to one and all without reservation.

 Simon Schama had another series called, “A History of Britain” that has been acclaimed the world over and is incredible to watch.  Even if you are only so-so interested in history or Britain itself, it is still fascinating to watch.

 Simon Schama is highly educated and more than highly insightful.  His observations and deducements about the events in the history of a country, and how they led to the present, are fascinating and pure genius.

 His excitement about the subject matter is also infectious.  Even though he is narrating in front of the camera in basically a “still shot” you can still see the excitement coursing through his veins in that he is barely able to keep still.

 My own personal interest usually falls more to art than history, so to see this excellent historian and genius of observation attack art and its impact on the world – well, that excites ME to motion.

 In this case, my motion is to come online and tell everyone who cares to read my blog to seek out “Simon Schama’s Power of Art” on their local PBS station and absorb every bit of it.  Oh, and I am posting this only AFTER I have already set my TiVo to grab it for myself!