Author Archives: Diane Osborne

National Color Therapy Month

Color Therapy Month

When people think of March, they think of St. Patrick’s Day and Spring.  We also think of color because we have just made it through the winter months and spring is on its way.  That is why in 2011, Eleyne-Mari founded March as National Color Therapy Month during the month of March.  Her motto is, “Change your Colors…and you change your World!”  Continue reading

Get Organized Now!

get-organized-monthJanuary is here and that means we get a chance to start the year with a clean slate.  We make resolutions or promises to have a better year.  Well what about a more organized year?  January, by the way, is “Get Organized Month.”  Did you know that research shows that people waste as much as an hour a day, on average, looking for things they’ve misplaced?  That boils down to as much as 15 days every year because of disorganization. Continue reading

Holiday Books to Enjoy!

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December is the time for snow,
hot chocolate, blankets,
and snuggling up with your favorite holiday books.
I found some wonderful books for this season that you
may not have heard of before. Continue reading

I Love to Write Day

love-to-write-dayI Love to Write Day was created in 2002 by Delaware-based author, John Riddle. Riddle has been writing for the past thirty years and has written a total of 34 books so far. When asked why he decided to create a day dedicated to the love he and many other people have for writing, he said, “My goal for I Love To Write Day is to have people of all ages spend time writing. They can write a poem, a love letter, a greeting card, an essay, a short story, start a novel, finish a novel…the possibilities are endless.” Continue reading

Microforms: A Thing From the Past

microforms-4Microform has been in existence since 1839, but it was not used commercially until the 1920’s.  The first everyday use of commercial microfilm was developed by a New York City banker, George McCarthy.  He was given a patent in 1925 for his Checkograph machine, which created permanent film copies of all bank records. In 1928, Eastman Kodak bought McCarthy’s invention and began to market it under Kodak’s Recordak Division. Continue reading

Apps for School Success

Apps for CollegeIt’s September and that means it’s time to think about leaves falling, crisp air, and yes, back to school.  When I was in college a long time ago, things were way different.  You had to use pen and paper to keep track of your classes and assignments.  Today we have ipads and iphones.  With that technology comes wonderful aides to help make your college life much easier.  Continue reading

Masterpiece, an Art Auction Game

American Artist ApprecAugust is American Artists Appreciation Month.  I began to appreciate great art on accident as a child.  I grew up like any other 5-7 year old girl who liked to do your normal art activities like coloring, painting, and creating things with play-doh.  Once I started school and made friends, I noticed that some of my art creations were a little different than others.  For example, when I made mud pies in our back yard, I got to decorate the top with the various flower petals that my mom had growing in her flower gardens.  I had the best looking mud pies on the block!  You could say that was just my “budding” moment into the art world.  Continue reading

Journal Review of “American Art”

American ArtAmerican Art was created in 1987, and it has been a key resource for museum- goers, collectors, and scholars who want to develop their understanding of the nation’s art and culture.  American Art is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that contains all facets of the country’s visual heritage from colonial to contemporary times. Continue reading