What are Nova Scotians Like? Why, like Sidney and Maudie!

Whenever I’ve traveled outside of Canada, I find that Nova Scotia is still relatively unknown to the world. I have to tell people where Nova Scotia is after I tell them I’m from there, because the name is mostly meaningless to them. Then comes the assortment of scouting questions as to what it’s like there, what people do there, anyone famous they might know from there, what people are like there, and so on. On the matter of people, since I’m not a sufficient sample on my own, possibly because I’m Asian because Nova Scotians aren’t mostly Asian, from now on, I’ll tell them about Sidney, as in Crosby, and Maudie, as in (Maud) Lewis.

Sidney Crosby has been the greatest hockey player in the world for a decade or so now. Nova Scotians suddenly get a lot of credibility with the mention of Sidney. However, Maud, is still as quaint as the rest of us is to the rest of the world. If you don’t know Maud, I can’t say I blame you. I didn’t even know much about Maud, and her life, though I did know a bit about her art, and I’m from Nova Scotia.

But if you don’t know much about Maud, may I highly recommend this film that is still out in the US as I write this in early September 2017. You can see it via other means after this. SO beautiful and inspiring, though tragic in many ways, too.

 

And a fuller summary of Maud Lewis rather than just a movie trailer…

 

And an oldie but goodie…

 

A painting of hers that was recently found sold for more than $125K!

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142 Harry Potter Movies Backgrounds for Blackberries and HTC (480×360 pixels)

These backgrounds are 480 x 360 pixels in size, suitable for Blackberries and some HTC smart phone models.

To get the backgrounds, please:

  • Click on an image to see it full size.
  • Right click and choose Download or download in whatever ways your browser does.

You’re on your own to put it on your iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch or Palm Pre, I’m afraid, cause I can’t justify the need for me to spend money on one so I haven’t got a clue how to do it!

Please click here for other theme wallpapers for iPhones, iTouch, iPod Touch, Palm Pre and Blackberry Bold 9000s.

Other Harry Potter graphics on this blog:

While you’re decorating your iPhone or other cell phones, redo your voice mail with a singing message if you don’t have to worry about getting professionals calling you.

Credits: The illustrations were originally done by Gemma Wilson, aka Snapesnogger on Fanart and DeviantArt.

147 Harry Potter Backgrounds for the iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch and Palm Pre (320×480 pixels)

Nov 30 2010 update

I’m still working to add more! I’d have put them all in two or more sets to keep things manageable, but that would have just driven some users crazy to flip back and forth to compare so I will include all the wallpapers here. When I am done adding, I will take off this note.

I will also label and organize the wallpapers by characters a bit better.

These Harry Potter backgrounds are meant for all models of the iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch and Palm Pre. However, you can also use these as profile pictures in Facebook or other applications that do not require a square picture.

The wallpaper size is 480 x 320 pixels, or similar in ratio to a 6″ x 4″ photo. Apple and Palm went the size ratio of typical photos that people take.

My contribution to these wallpapers was the choice of cropping to get a nice picture, resizing to properly fit the iPhone, iPod Touch, iTouch and Palm Pre screens, with some touch up to remove certain background, adjust punch of colour, etc. The small size of these wallpapers allowed for some beautiful close-up cropping of the monitor wallpapers I only wish I had resolution for to make printable pictures from to share! There are going to be some seriously stunning iPhones, iTouch, iPod Touch and Palm Pre out there with some of these and other wallpapers I plan to be making for them!

Enjoy!

To get the backgrounds, please:

  • Click on an image to see it full size.
  • Right click and choose Download or download in whatever ways your browser does.

You’re on your own to put it on your iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch or Palm Pre, I’m afraid, cause I can’t justify the need for me to spend money on one so I haven’t got a clue how to do it! 🙂

Please click here for other theme wallpapers for iPhones, iTouch, iPod Touch, Palm Pre and Blackberry Bold 9000s.

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Other Harry Potter graphics on this blog:

While you’re decorating your iPhone or other cell phones, redo your voice mail with a singing message if you don’t have to worry about getting professionals calling you.

Credits: The illustrations were originally done by Gemma Wilson, aka Snapesnogger on Fanart and DeviantArt.

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