I love the look (and features) of this Olympus SH-2 Digital Compact Camera - Silver. I had the Olympics Trip when I was younger, the film camera on which this is based. This is a great bit of retro styling.
DSLR & SLR Cheatsheets. Pocket sized quick reference cards. Learn to take breath taking photos every time you use your camera. Digital Camera Guide, Photography Manual, Tips for Digital or Film SLR cameras. For use with Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Fuji, Pentax, Contax, Leica, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Bronica and more
In our new cheat sheet we suggest some of the best camera settings for to use to give yourself the best advantage shooting handheld. Remember, these are just a starting point. Master these and from there you can exploring your creativity!
Fabric Bird Tutorial http://www.spoolsewing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/birdpattern1-1.pdf -- wouldn't this look beautiful made like a crazy quilt...pieced out of velvets and silk with embroidery all over.