Resources

A collection of websites and applications for the creatively inclined.  Know a good resource that isn’t on here (or see a broken link)?  Drop me a line.

Writing

Due to the bulk of writing resources I have compiled, they have their own page.

Art & Design

GIMP – Free, open-source graphics editor.

Inkscape – Free, open-source vector graphics editor.

Color Scheme Designer 3 – A thorough, free color scheme designer.  My favorite on the web.

Infohound Color Schemer – A much simpler color scheme generator, great when you want something quick and easy.

Fiber Arts

KnittingHelp.com – Knitting tutorials and resources, from beginner to advanced.

TECHknitting – An illustrated blog full of knitting tricks and techniques.

Ravelry – Community, project tracker, and pattern database for knitters and crocheters. (My username: foxdragon)

Craft Yarn Council – A resource for the yarn industry with plenty of information that is useful for hobbyists, especially those of us who write original patterns.

KnitChart – Online knitting chart creator.  May glitch in certain system/browser setups. There is also a desktop version for PC users.

Computers & Technology

AnandTech –  Reviews and articles on new technologies.  They also have a benchmark comparison utility.

bit tech – Technology reviews, articles, and community.

Hardware Canucks – News, reviews and community for computer builders.

MNPCTech Youtube –  Video reviews, tutorials, and showcases on anything to do with case modding.

Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls (BJDs)

An introduction to BJDs – A post on this blog covering the basics of BJDs and common terminology.

BJD_WTF – A good introduction for those new to BJDs.  Chapter One (perhaps obviously) is the place to start if you’ve never heard of these dolls before.

Den of Angels – A BJD discussion community with lots of good information and an active marketplace.

BJDCollectasy – New dolls and company updates.

BJD Magazine –  Articles and inspiration for BJD collectors and makers.

Music & Audio

MuseScore – Free, open-source music composition and notation software.

Audacity – Free, open-source audio recording and editing software.

MusicTheory.net – Free lessons, exercises and tools related to reading music and music theory.

Miscellaneous

Wolfram|Alpha – Online calculator and fact base.

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