Jump in the Pool!
In celebration of Neon Appreciation Day tomorrow (Monday) (aka the anniversary of Project Neon!), I’ve started a Flickr group for Project Neon. You can join up and sumbit your photos here:
I’ve set up some rules to keep things interesting, to keep the style of the pool in the same spirit as my photos on Project Neon, and to distinguish the group a bit from the other neon-centric Flickr groups. I also added a few photos to get things started, and I hope you’ll join in. I’m looking forward to seeing some neon from all over the world!
On a personal note, I want to thank you all for your patience with my more intermittent posting lately. After 6 months of doctors and tests and whatnot, I’ve finally found out what my health problem is, and it’s fibromyalgia. (I’ve also found a good doctor who is helping me figure out how to feel better, though it will probably take some time.) I mention this for two reasons: so you’ll understand if my wanderings remain curtailed for a while (and won’t think I’ve lost interest), and also because it’s not a well recognized disease though it is surprisingly common, and I think it would be a little easier for everyone who has to deal with it if more people understood a bit about it. You can find out more about it at the Fibromyalgia Network. OK, that’s the end of my litte PSA — back to neon!
The Project Neon app isn’t working well with the new iOS6. Drat! I’m looking into how much it will cost to update the app — I’m a bit skint at the moment, but will get it sorted as soon as I can.
It’s not neon, but the Etsy blog had a nice write-up on hand-painted signs recently. Also on the hand-painted front, I flipped through the Sign Painters book recently at a book store and it’s really great. I’m adding it to my wish list now! Another great book I saw was New York Originals, which features small shops from around the city, a few of which are beneoned.