Thing #6 Flickr Mashups

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Here is my experiment with Flickr Mashups. I’ve played around with fds flickr toys a couple times, but not really had much use for it. I took some time to take a deeper look at some of them just now and tansformed a few photos.  I have always wanted to try Spell with Flickr though, so here it is!

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Here’s why I really love Flickr

Pudge conked out next to my knitting and laptop

I’ve been addicted to flickr for a couple of years now and the real reason is not the mashups or toys, what I love are the groups.  On Flickr you can send your photos to all sorts of groups.  There are lots of interesting groups and lots of ridiculous ones too.

For example, there is a group dedicated to all things pyrex.  It is called Pyrex Love.  I am a member of this group because I love all the old pyrex serving dishes and mixing bowls.  In this group, people like me can take pictures of their pyrex and send the pictures to this group.  How fun and totally pointless at the same time!  Some other pointless, but fun groups:

Here is a group just for pictures of your lunch, here’s a group for pictures of Gummy Bears and here is one for fans of the Japanese mini-furniture (Re-Ment) called Re-Ment Addicts.

There are also groups just for tons of sewing, knitting and crochet books.  When you make something from one of these books you can take a picture, upload it to flickr and send it to this group.  These are some of my favorite groups. And talk about a literate behavior!  Here are some groups dedicated to books:

There are many, many of these types of groups, for all sorts of niche crafts, designers, patterns etc.  It’s pretty amazing…and why I love flickr, a lot…oh and the picture at the top of this post, is in a group (of course!).  It is in the Friends of Itty Bitty Kitty Committee Group…which is connected to one of my favorite blogs, which you should check out!  And with that I’m turning OFF the PC.  Perhaps next time I’ll actually do one of the 23 things.  I don’t believe rambling about my love of flickr groups was one of them!

Flickr is lovely

Lola helps me iron, originally uploaded by djminimart.

Here it is, my flickr post for #5. I am posting using the “Blog this” feature on flickr. I have used it a couple times before, but it has been a while. I use flickr on almost a daily basis so I didn’t explore much more than usual for this exercise. I think this is all I have to do #5…I’m trying to be quick since the reality is I have to “Play” at home and I just got the fantastic idea that I may be able to squeeze in an AM hike before work if I play my cards right and don’t putz around getting ready!

The picture above is my very first cat, Lola. She actually walked in to the Franklinton Branch a couple of years ago! As you can see, she enjoys sewing very much. I believe strongly that blogs should use pictures whenever possible, so I am going to use Learn and Play as a vehicle to post pictures of my cats in every post.