Friday, December 22, 2017

Seasons Greetings!

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season! Have a very Merry Christmas and a joyful start to the New Year!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Therapy Dog Returns To FAU

Kol returns to Florida Atlantic University this semester to assist students with finals. No... Kol won't be taking the exams for you, but he can provide a good laugh and plenty of cuddles! Stop by the S.E. Wimberly Library at the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University and visit Kol on Wednesday, December 06th from 4-6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Day to Give Thanks


Happy Thanksgiving!

This comic series pretty much sums up the Thanksgiving holiday.

Artist: Penny Collins
Source: Regarding The Secret Life Of Rabbits

Monday, November 20, 2017

The 51st Annual Gemstone, Mineral, Bead, Fossil & Jewelry Show

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the 51st Annual Gemstone, Mineral, Bead, Fossil & Jewelry Show presented by The Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc. in South Florida. It was a phenomenal event with no shortage of attendees. Dozens of vendors from different parts of the state had gathered to display and sell jewelry, handcrafted goods, and other collectibles. There were demonstrations on jewelry making, jewelry art showcases, and a fossil exhibit with dinosaur bones. 

My favorite vendor was We Rock Rocks. It was the only vendor that sold beaded bracelets and stone pendulums. I bought two pendulums and a bracelet. When I got home, I discovered that one of the pendulums could separate into a bracelet and a pendant. I attached the pendant to my necklace chain and I'm wearing the bracelet on my wrist. Kudos to We Rock Rocks for their products!

Here are some photographs that I took from the event. I'm looking forward to attending the 52nd Annual Gemstone, Mineral, Bead, Fossil & Jewelry Show next year!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Featured Designs of the Day

Tanglewood Classical Music Festival
Promotional Poster
Roshina Hasan

Tanglewood Classical Music Festival
Promotional Poster
Roshina Hasan

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pet Adoption Event

The 'Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event', originally scheduled for September, will now take place on Saturday, October 14 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Kitty Karma of Delray will be participating in the event. Be sure to check out all the adorable furballs!

Art Institute of Chicago

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will be holding a student recruiting event on October 26th at the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College. The event will take place in HU 101 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. All fine arts and graphic design students are invited to attend. Portfolio reviews will be conducted during that time.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

GoFundMe Campaign

Karina is a dear friend of mine. Her family lost their home of 25 years in Puerto Rico. The house is flooded and uninhabitable. Karina's parents are temporarily staying with another relative, but no one has electricity. Food, water, and gasoline are scarce. Looting has already begun as people try to stay alive. Leaving the island isn't an option as there are hardly any outbound flights. Karina wants to send supplies to her family in Puerto Rico. So I have started this campaign to help her. Please help share this campaign. Many thanks!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico experienced total devastation when Hurricane Maria hit. Right now, the entire island is without electricity. I'm making these neon and glow-in-the-dark bracelets to include in a care kit that will be sent to Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma

Hoping everyone is safe and sound from one of the most destructive hurricanes this year. My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by Irma.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Kitty Karma Adoption Event: Saturday, Sept. 09th

09/06/2017 Update: Due to the approach of Hurricane Irma, the adoption event originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 09 has been postponed. Please stay tuned for future updates regarding this event.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Update: Mr. Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton has been renamed 'Paco' and is still looking for a 'fur-ever' home. If you would like a lovable companion please visit Darbster Kitty and open your home to this sweet cat.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Featured Artist

Good day to everyone,

Today I am featuring artist Vernon Grant, who is also an Associate Dean at Palm Beach State College. Vernon works with a variety of mediums, including charcoal, pastel, acrylic and oil paint, and watercolor. He enjoys spending time in his studio painting live models. I have included a few samples of his work in my post. Vernon's entire art collection is featured on his website.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Boba Milk Tea (and more) @ OoFusion

Happy Monday to my fellow blog readers,

One day while in the office, I overheard two of my coworkers talking about carrots and what to make with them. I suggested carrot juice, and then I got into the topic of boba milk tea with them. In case you are wondering, boba milk tea is an Asian drink made with tea (powder), milk, sugar, and chewy tapioca pearls. The tapioca pearls are also known as 'boba' and are a wonderful addition to milk tea. Boba milk tea is also called 'bubble tea'. The drink tastes great when chilled and served with ice. It originated in Taiwan and has become popular in the U.S.A.

I've been drinking boba milk tea for many years now but have never found a place close to my home that sold the drinks already prepared - until my sister introduced me to OoFusion. It's a shop that specializes in boba drinks, smoothies, slushies, teas, and dessert. I haven't tried any of their hot beverages yet, but the cold beverages are phenomenal! You can ask the staff to adjust the flavor of your drink if you prefer something sweeter or less sweet. Aside from boba milk tea, I regularly get OoFusion's Thai tea slushie. You can also get it in a regular tea form, but I prefer the slushie.

A number of my coworkers have birthdays this week, so I decided to treat them to the "exotic" boba milk tea at OoFusion. None of them have ever had boba milk tea before, and all but one loved the drink. My coworker who didn't like boba milk tea is more of a smoothie drinker, and I told him that OoFusion also sells smoothies. I also got everyone some dessert from the shop - a box of assorted macaroons that were eaten faster than the boba milk tea were consumed! So I'm glad I made the trip to OoFusion today. It was a wonderful birthday surprise for my coworkers.

Until next time!

- Lyra

The Wizard of Oz

Darbster Kitty - Part 2

Please visit Darbster Kitty for more information on pet adoptions.

Monday, July 10, 2017