It’s all gone sideways today. Let’s make something handsome.

A Bluebird Blvd. designed grocery list in vintage colors.

 

Nothing but nothing has gone quite right today: I missed an appointment. I burned my lunch, and I lost my wallet (inside my house!).

By the time I sat down this afternoon to make a grocery list, I decided that what I needed right this second was to design a new grocery list. (What I really need is food, but, you know what? I’ll get to the store tonight.) Putting my cranky energy towards designing something not on deadline put me in a much better mood. I’m always happier if I’m making something, and I bet making things makes you happier too.

 

I was in a terrible mood, so I designed a new grocery list.

 

Here’s the grocery list I designed a little while ago. I’ve made it freely available to all of you for personal use through Google Drive. (It’s a .PNG file. Your computer likes .PNGs just fine, but do let me know if you have any trouble printing it out.)

If you’re vegetarian or vegan and you ask me nicely in the comments, I can make a second grocery list that replaces the ol’ meat and dairy with something like grains and baking supplies. (Suggestions? Talk to me.)

The next time you’re having a weird day and have to go grocery shopping, I hope this printable list gives you a little pick-me-up. And who knows? Maybe you’ll use that bit of brightness to make something handsome for somebody in your part of the world. That would be nice, wouldn’t it?

Happy Wednesday!

 

When I am sad, I make things





Square Social Media Profile Pic - alt. blue marble- Tribute to France, Iraq and Lebanon - from Bluebird Blvd




F**k terrorism. Seriously. Just f**k the whole thing.

Needless to say, this weekend was pretty weird.

I spent all Friday afternoon and evening reading Twitter and various international news sites whose reportage I trust.

On Saturday, I decided to lie in bed and read books and think. (I was having some pretty rotten allergy problems.) (Stupid allergies!)

Yesterday, I did some laundry and I made these supportive banners and profile pics just for you.

Today, you can download them for free from Bluebird Blvd.’s Google Drive. You don’t have to sign up for anything and it’s totally secure and anonymous. They’ll be up for download indefinitely.

 

FREE SOCIAL MEDIA ITEMS TO SUPPORT COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY TERRORISM

 

Here are two square profile pics, several Facebook headers, and a header for Twitter that show support for France, Iraq and Lebanon while they reel from the terrorist attacks on Thursday and Friday.

No one else seems to have anything out there to share besides the Tricoleur FB profile flag, which is nice, but. . . France wasn’t the only country to experience the loss of human life last week. (Banners including Syria to come.)





PAX ÆTURNA TRIBUTE TO FRANCE, IRAQ and LEBANON FB COVER IMAGE


(Click to see large slide show.)
 

PAX ÆTURNA SQUARE PROFILE PIC for ALL SOCIAL MEDIA SITES




PAX ÆTURNA TRIBUTE TO FRANCE, IRAQ and LEBANON TWITTER HEADER IMAGE.

 

Two doves facing each other with world in background.


A FEW NOTES

Again, here’s download link for all full-sized profile pix and banners shown in this post: PAX AETERNA

As you can see, I did not include Kenya’s terrible attack at Garissa College University as it took place in April 2015. I did read about it at the time, but I wasn’t in a space where I could do much about that awful day except feel sad.

Please feel free to post and share these social media pix and banners. I would ask that you do not share this design as if it were your own creation, and I trust you have the good heart and the good sense not to do so.

These days, it’s all we can do to help our fellow human and to live in hope. Even more importantly, I believe it is our job here on earth to provide comfort for others in need.

I know this isn’t a complex message or even a new idea, but striving to be kind to others is the backbone of my personal code. The words sound simple. But kindness in action can be complex.