right brain left brain


This little dancer has been floating around the Internet as a test for right brain/left brain thinking. If you see her twirling clockwise you use the right side of your brain, counterclockwise and you are a lefty. I first saw it on my friend Betsy’s blog. Whether it is simply an optical illusion or an indicator of thought process is up for debate. In any case, it’s a neat little animation!

live long

If you haven’t taken this test yet, click on the header above and see how long you may live. Share the magic number in a comment if you’re so inclined. And remember, this isn’t a competition folks, just another tool to use when assessing current and future healthcare concerns:)

Speaking of life, ran across this short video on YouTube by the talented Italian animator, Bruno Bozetto.

winter white


One of my favorite blogs to visit is the odd neighbor. It’s an illustration/poetry blog by a mysterious writer-illustrator who calls her self Catnapping (her friends call her “Cat” for short). Cat’s illustrations are always darling, often hilarious, and the haiku she sometimes writes to go along with her illos is perpetually clever. One of my favorite pieces of hers is the dove animation above. I used it once eons ago (with her permission of course) on my old blog and I wanted to share it again here at the new and improved bookbabie, enjoy!