Ning Alternatives & the Amish Landscape

I’m a big fan of Ning sites, especially Art Ed 2.0, but the formerly free service might be cost-prohibitive. An alternative is “Spruz”,from the site: “Spruz is a software-as-a-service company, our websites are powered by the Spruz Social Website Platform. A cutting edge social website creation technology that makes it easy for you to build a website with fully integrated social features. Enjoy continuous updates, improvements and new features without the worries of having to install a software update again! Our websites are a complete solution with a robust website, hosting, support, and maintenance.” Although the basics are free, optional features start at under ten dollars a month…For the past three days, I’ve been trolling the countryside, antiquing, taking pictures, and going to local arts festivals. Inspirational and a good way to get imagery for the busy months ahead, meaning, once school gets started. Found an odd Russian Orthodox church in the middle of Amish country for instance, definitely an image to be explored either in a lino cut or drawing. It is the shrine and church of Mariapoch. It was quite a visual icon, seeing a small “onion dome” amidst the rolling Amish farm fields!

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~ by lgirbino on August 9, 2010.

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