It’s inspiration Sunday and I’m inspired by Hanukkah and dinosaurs

By on November 5th, 2013
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Okay – if that title wasn’t random enough to get your attention – I don’t know what is.  Today my inspiration comes from two separate but equally random occurrences in my everyday life.  Let’s start by talking about Hanukkah.

Last week on Halloween night, we went trick-or-treating with our Jewish neighbors.  At the end of Halloween night, the conversation naturally drifted towards the next holiday, and the next one on my radar being Thanksgiving.  Then someone pointed out the unusual coincidence of the first night of Hanukkah coinciding with Thanksgiving.  So it’s a Thanksgivukkah!  Apparently the last time it happened was in 1888 and it won’t happen again for more than 78,000 years.   (I have no idea how that works.  It seems weird to me that the last time it occurred was 125 years ago but the next time it happens is 78,000 years from now – weird.)

But anyway….being that I am a digitizer – i am frequently thinking about the holidays and how I can make holiday specific embroidery designs.  So I started searching in my stock image database for modern looking menorah designs and I stumbled upon this one – which I think will be a great one for digitizing. I think it would look great on kitchen towels to celebrate the season.   And guess what – I think I already have a recipient in mind!

On a completely different note – today I got another brilliant idea for another digitizing project: dinosaur silhouettes.  When logging into Etsy today to check my store stats, I discovered an Austin, TX based Etsy printed t-shirt design called eleventyfive who makes some cool-ass shirts.  I especially love the ones for babies with the simple dinosaur silhouettes.  Um… why haven’t I digitized some simple dinosaur silhouettes?  I gotta get on that.

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  1. […] you read my blog post this past Sunday – you may remember me discussing the fact that this year the first night of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving …. This happens VERY rarely – so it’s kind of a big deal. People have even given it a […]

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