Category — Roz – The Artist
If you know me, you know I am an advocate for eCards. As we all know… “Life can change in the blink of an eye!” We can’t always be there in person, but we CAN be there via eCards ~ whether next door or across the world!
Not Just Quick
eCards are not only quick, they are “environmentally friendly!”
Blog Action Day 2008
On Blog Action Day 2008 I wrote the blog post below on “eCards and the Environment!”
My name is Roz Fruchtman. I am a Bronx NY Digital Artist with a passion for digital art and design. Not having formal training as an artist it took me a while to accept the title.
In my day… artists were those who were born with sketch pads and paint brushes in their chubby little hands — Not literally of course! However they had a flair for art and design from childhood and continued to develop it through formal education. I had none of this, therefore, had a problem accepting the title early on. I have since learned that artists come in many shapes and forms and I wear the title Digital Artist with dignity and pride!
Like most my life was changed by the Internet. I no recognize the person I used to be! I now see a person who is creative, giving, caring and deeply concerned with making a difference and giving back to the community. In my case giving back to the community is through my art.
To see where all of this is leading and how it relates to Blog Action Day and Saying The Environment… Please Read On!
After my experience or lack of finding Judaic images on the web, I learned I could create my own. Like most I put them up free. People liked them and wanted to use them. Shocked because I did not know I had this skill, I was more than a little flattered and encouraged to do more.
Six years ago I had a dream to provide a better way for the online Jewish Community and those having a need for Judaic-Themed Greetings to communicate. I envisioned what is now known as my Judaic eCard Club:
Say It With eCards / http://www.SayItWithEcards.com
Initially it never occurred to me that besides the speed with which the eCards are delivered and the time and money saved that this action could positively impact on the environment at large. However after much thought I realized that Electronic Greeting Cards — known fondly as eCards — are a great tool to help the environment prosper.
- Eliminate the need to cut down trees. Paper is not needed for electronic eCards except when printed to keep for sentimental reasons. (At the cost of paper greetings, we all hope our cards will be kept around for awhile, however, that is not the case most of the time unfortunately.)
- Eliminate the paper of the greeting carditself as eCards are electronic and the only time they are printed is when the recipient wants to save them as a momento.
- Eliminate the paper of the evenlope. Everything except post cards are sent in paper envelopes. Even if the paper greeting card is kept, the envelope is more often than not thrown out in the trash.
- Elimnate the paper of the stamp. No stamps would be used as the eCards are sent electronically.
- Elminate the fumes from the gasoline used when the sender travels to the store or mall to purchase their greeting cards
Won’t you join Blog Action Day and make a difference! Share your thoughts on the environment and how you can make a difference. You are no doubt doing something now with little or no effort!
Go to http://www.BlogActionDay.com and sign up.
HELP US to bring awareness to saving the environment. WE CAN ALL help!
I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the subject. Please type them in the Comments Box below. I look forward to sharing with you. Let’s create a “community of encouragement and inspiration!”
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August 2, 2010 No Comments
I put this blog up months ago because I wanted to have a voice. I have so much to share, but for the life of me, I don’t know where to begin. Did that ever happen to you?
It’s kind of where my life is these days — One foot here, the other foot there and I just can’t get both feet planted firmly in one place! That says a whole lot about me at this time in my life.
But you know… I do not think I am alone and that is why I am sharing this. IT IS OK to be at a turning point or at a point of breakthrough in your life. The idea is to take the time to enjoy the journey — after all, the journey is ours to enjoy!
When I first put the blog up, I was on a roll, but then my host’s server crashed and everything I had done here was lost. A lesson well learned, now I use the WordPress Backup Plugin to backup the blog a couple of times a day, whether I’ve worked on it or not! On the other hand, I temporary lost my voice! Trust me, that won’t last long!
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November 28, 2009 No Comments
We had a server crash and being I had just started to build this Blog I lost ALL the progress I made in the 24 hours before it was backed up on the server. That is when I accomplished the most.
I have most of the content, so that will be put back.
My other new Blog was completely demolished into oblivion ~ but that was only an installation.
August 21, 2009 2 Comments