Sunday, July 17, 2016

Birds of Paradise - Final

Birds of Paradise (final composite)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Coloring Session

Hello fellow bloggers and readers. I went to another coloring session yesterday. This time I decided to do a mandala. It was my first time using gel pens, and I love how vibrant the colors came out. As you can see, my work isn't finished yet. I will work on the mandala again at the next club meeting.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Highlight for Female Gamers

Today’s post is dedicated to one of my favorite game series, Nancy Drew. My first game in the Nancy Drew series was Message in a Haunted Mansion. The title caught my eye because I was in to playing mystery games at the time. After looking at the package design and reading about the game features and summary, I decided to give it a go.

Message in a Haunted Mansion was one of the best investments I made in terms of time and money. The role playing really pulled me in. I loved being able to snoop through suspects’ rooms and belongings to figure out the mastermind behind the haunted happenings. I enjoyed having conversations with everyone at the mansion. The spooky parts caught me off guard, and even made be jump a few times. Message in a Haunted Mansion had enough puzzles to keep me busy but not frustrated to the point of giving up the gameplay. I am happy that the suspense of the game kept me going and fueled my desire to see it through to its end.

Back then there were a lot of video and computer games that were targeted to young and adolescent boys. The parent company of the Nancy Drew series, Her Interactive, specifically designed games for the female audience. The titular character of the series, Nancy Drew, is a role model to girls and women who want to experience what the virtual world is like. From friendship lessons, studying about history, reading, puzzles, and being able to follow directions, Nancy Drew teaches meaningful skills that mirror reality.

I truly enjoyed playing Message in a Haunted Mansion and because of that I became a fan of the Nancy Drew games. I have nearly all the titles in the series and I look forward to future installments from Her Interactive.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Independence Day

Today's post is dedicated to Independence Day (U.S.) and will feature work from Penny Collins, webmaster of Raging Bunnies.

Many of us have plans underway for the July 4th holiday. Whether you will be traveling out of town or celebrating at home, please keep your pets in mind. Dogs, cats, rabbits, and other creatures are sensitive to loud noises. So you may want to move them into a quiet room when setting off fireworks outside. Never set off fireworks near your pets. Never stand close to fireworks that have been lighted. Keep a bucket of water or a hose nearby in case of an emergency. It's better to be cautious than to have panic. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

Hoppy Independence Day
Penny Collins