Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 52

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/cache.php on line 36

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/cache.php on line 389

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 556

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 678

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/query.php on line 21

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/theme.php on line 507
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Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Burning a Path to Your Door


Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28
Friday, May 1st, 2009

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As part of my quest to be a better blogger, I make sure that I get my Daily Blog Tips. One extremely helpful tip was a checklist of 40 tips to setup and optimize a blog, with links to previously published tips. The first plugin listed as an essential addition was Akismet, a spam blocker. Given my previous experiences with that fabled canned luncheon meat, I couldn’t click through to the site fast enough. After a relatively simple download and installation process, I got the Akismet program up and running, protecting Brush with Extinction. One of the statistics listed on the Akismet site and backed up by my experience is that 88 percent of all comments are spam. I am looking forward to reading comments that actually relate to what I have written rather than the nonsensical jibberish that I have encountered so far.

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to get the ability to send updates to the blog by email to interested subscribers, and the best part is that my lack of programming experience isn’t a problem. Taking my cues from the blog of a good friend that already had the feature, I targeted FeedBurner. FeedBurner’s interface is simple to use and a couple of mouse clicks and I had set up the feature on the blog. The site even produced the html code that I needed to set up the subscription box on the blog. Now it is up to me to get some subscribers.


Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Where’s Your John Hancock?


Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28
Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74

The next task to check off my list of things to do was adding a signature to the images on the t-shirts featuring Lauren’s artwork. As mentioned previously, I want to add her signature to the digital images to tie the images to Lauren and increase her profile as the artist. As with most things associated with my quixotic quest, it was not as easy as I had hoped (as is always the case, I found a how-to article after I had done all of the work). After getting Lauren to sign a blank piece of paper with a flourish, I scanned it and then discovered that just cut and pasting wasn’t an option because the white background came with the black signature and would a bit silly and amateurish on the t-shirts.

Quill Pen

After bumping up against the limits of my extremely limited Photoshop knowledge, I figured out that if I inverted the picture of the signature and then change everything that was black to transparent and then re-invert the image, I ended up with a black signature with a transparent background. At that point, it was relatively easy to add the signature file to the artwork and upload it into CafePress. In order to be sure that it came out correctly, I only added it to the gorilla t-shirt and will order a sample to see if the signature reads clearly enough to not look like a smudge on the image but isn’t so large as to be distracting.


Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Making Sense of Ads


Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28
Friday, March 6th, 2009

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74

As mention in previously, there are lots of ways to earn money from blogs and I am starting to explore a few options. I do want to stress that I am not looking at this project as a money-making venture and any and all funds that the site generates will be put towards hosting fees and anything left over with be divided among the charities that this project supports. Every article that I have read about blogging and money mention Google AdSense. Now, I have to admit that I am a little wary of plastering advertisements up on the site and detracting from the serious intentions of the project.

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An interesting aside about advertising that has absolutely nothing to do with this site: I was amused to watch a video about Times Square in New York which mentioned that the owner of the building at No. 1 Times Square doesn’t even bother renting out the office space because the building makes so much ad revenue from the billboards plastered to the side. Notwithstanding my reservations about advertising, I thought that it is worth giving it a whirl and see how it goes. I completed and submitted the application for an Adsense account and got the approval back two days later. I then set about setting up the AdSense link on my site. I started with the smallest advertising size possible (125 x 125 Button) to see how it goes, as I can always expand it in the future if it works. I will be interested to see if it works as advertised.


Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Time for Some Housekeeping


Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28
Friday, February 6th, 2009

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Now that this blog has been running for a while and I have actually had some feedback (not in the comments – that is only spam – see below) about it, it was time to do some tidying up of the way that the blog appears on the screen. The two primarily changes that I wanted to make were the removal of the calendar and the

Meta section from the sidebar. The calendar was superfluous given that my blog entries are not time specific and overall it did not add anything to the look and feel of the blog.

Meta Section

The Meta section of the blog includes admin links such as “Login” that are useful to me as the owner of the blog, but offer no value to the reader and even ending up confusing one of them as being part of the blog. I did some research on getting rid of the

Meta section and quickly came across a Daily Blog Tip entitled Remove the Meta from your Sidebar. After a couple of adjustments in the WordPress control panel, it was gone.I plan to stop writing about comment spam on a weekly basis in a similar manner to the website statistics, but I had to mention some spam that came in this week for its sheer incomprehensibility. The best part of the comment, “nzpihuot ahey igwltnh oqsjltdhw acdtszwm wgqjx qozsnxjd”, was that it was for the Learning how to blog – Post Length and Frequency blog entry. Maybe I should re-title the blog entry “Spam Attractor”.


Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28

Getting the Pantone Out


Strict Standards: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 14

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 23

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 27

Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /homepages/27/d198045995/htdocs/brushwithext/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 28
Friday, January 9th, 2009

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The t-shirts that I ordered from CafePress arrived and it was almost silly how excited I was about a simple t-shirt. It was a wonderful feeling to see Lauren’s artwork on a commercially produced t-shirt – the finish was excellent and it was as good as any t-shirt that you could buy in a store. After recovering from my giddiness, I got down to the more serious business of critically evaluating the t-shirts that I was selling. The most obvious problem that I saw was with the Whale Tail t-shirt. The yellow that formed the background to the picture printed up with a fairly harsh hue that wasn’t a true reproduction of Lauren’s original. I think that I am going to have to use Photoshop to tweak the color saturation or hue in the digital images that CafePress is using and if that doesn’t work, get another digital image of the original work.

Whale Tail

There were a couple other additions that I realized that I wanted to make to the t-shirts, namely a logo and Lauren’s signature. I have wanted to make a logo for the project for a while and think that having a small version on the shoulder or back of the shirt would reinforce the use of the t-shirts to promote and fund the Brush with Extinction project. Lauren typically signs her work on the back of the image or frame, which doesn’t translate to the t-shirts very well. I thought about having a scan of her signature across the back of the shirts, but she isn’t well known enough for it to be meaningful at this point. So I am going to have to figure out a way to add her signature to the digital images to tie the images to Lauren and increase her profile as the artist.