Grand Lenormand in Translation – Part 11: Ace – Four of Hearts

Hmm – Well I goofed up the image for the Ace of Hearts, not exactly sure what happened there, but you get the idea [NOTE – somehow the move from fixed the image for the Ace, cool!] – now on to the translation: Interpretation of the cards: Hearts Ace of Hearts [ Group: The Unforeseen ] This card represents the home, the couple, or the family. In addition, it declares new loves or strong relations in the future. The Letter Z Represents: Organization, Power, Inspiration Floral Arrangement: Emerging rosebud, banana, boxwood … Continue reading

Super Busy!

Ok, sorry for not posting for nearly a month, but I’ve been busy trying to re-do my website and set up a new YouTube account, trying to get more translation done on the Grand Lenormand, and of course the regular day-to-day stuff, like work 😛 Anyways, I hope to have this blog moved over to my permanent domain/website sometime this week, and shortly after that I should have my next segment in the Grand Lenormand translation completed (the first four cards from the suit of Hearts). I’ve also been very … Continue reading

Denied in Record Time!

A denial so quick I think my head is still spinning!  So I made my third submission attempt with iStockphoto, and quickly received my third denial e-mail.  I submitted my photos a little after 10PM and got my denial notice by 10:20PM!  WOW! The feedback was basically that all of the pics were too similar in composition.  And in iSp’s defense, they were all ‘tabletop’ type photos.  At least I didn’t get dinged on technical aspects, which is where I’ve been having some issues (focus, lens aberrations, etc.).  And all of the pics … Continue reading

Amazon Prime not so great in 2013

I don’t know what’s happened to Amazon since the beginning of 2013, but their normal level of service is way, WAY below par compared to the past decade+ that I’ve been a Prime subscriber.  I (easily) spend over $10k/year with Amazon Prime for the last ten years, and nothing like this has ever happened on such a consistent level.  Sure, they’ve dropped the ball a couple of times, but every order I’ve made since January (45 orders in all) has been botched in some way.  Usually it’s shipped late, sometimes very … Continue reading

Microstock Round Two – Denied!

Since I’m new to this, I was pretty sure I was going to get denied again.  Mainly because I don’t shoot what they “need.”  What they need/want is people – people doing anything. Well, I generally don’t like people – that’s the whole reason my career path is IT.  I love helping people solve problems and I love teaching people new things, but I hate social situations and I despise “directing” or managing people. So, as a photographer, I’ve always concentrated on landscape, architecture, gardens, and pets. Stuff that microstock houses … Continue reading