HEM: Diwali 2016 wallpaper

    The Half-Eaten Mind wishes all its readers and community a very happy Diwali.     IMAGE CREDITS: “File:Traditional Aakash Kandil, Diwali, Pune India 2013.jpg” –  Ramnath Bhat, Wikimedia Commons (24 October 2013) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Traditional_Aakash_Kandil,_Diwali,_Pune_India_2013.jpg “Wish Happy Diwali To Your Website Visitors!” – Mehul Mohan, Happy Diwali http://diwali14.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/happy-diwali-blog-widget.html Canva https://www.canva.com/ Continue reading HEM: Diwali 2016 wallpaper

CHRISTMAS 2015: HEM festive graphic

  This year’s wallpaper is influenced by the humble Christmas tree, with its merry decoration and celebration of creativity and light. The basis for this year’s graphic is a picture from a photo wallpaper site, the Wallpaper Abyss, depicting a row of trees decked out in blue fairy lights. The text used aligns with the photo’s colour scheme very well and keeps the theme running. I prepped the image using an old favourite of ours, piZap. It took only around fifteen minutes yesterday morning and is now officially launched today. It will be used here and on the Half-Eaten Mind Facebook … Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2015: HEM festive graphic

DIWALI 2015: New HEM festive graphic unveiled

In celebration of the festival of lights, Diwali, which arrives this year on the Wednesday, 11th of November and which coincides with Armistice Day in the UK, the Half-Eaten Mind has unveiled a special commemorative graphic. The graphic is part of a long tradition on the blog for what is termed in the business as ‘homemade graphics’. Every Diwali since 2013, HEM’s blogger and editor Vijay Shah uses his graphic designs skills to produce special edition graphics which serve as not only a bit of fun and celebration, but also as a tip of the hat to the talent that … Continue reading DIWALI 2015: New HEM festive graphic unveiled

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015: Vijay’s best new year images

2015….new year…new beginnings….new opportunities. I just can’t believe it that within three days, we’ll be approaching the middle of the decade, and that it has been fifteen years since the dawn of the Millennium (Year 2000). Those of you reading who were alive then might remember how everyone was harping on about the Y2K Bug and how all our electronics and computers would fail and airplanes would plummet out of the sky. Well, we survived that. Let’s hope we don’t get slain by too much cola/champagne and giant New Year’s meals. In 2015, I’ll be in my fourth decade of … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015: Vijay’s best new year images

GIF MOMENT: HEM’s special GIF selection + wallpaper – Diwali 2014

For the Gregorian year 2014 and the Vikram Samvat year 2071, the festival of lights, Diwali, will fall on Thursday, October 23. It will be a time to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi Devi into our homes to bring Her divine graces and blessings on our families and homes. Lamps (diyas/divas) are lit to welcome Her into our humble abodes and bestow upon us her gifts of prosperity and wellbeing. Diwali also means spending time with the family, exchanging gifts and wishing each other well. Plates and thalis laden with sweets beckon hungry stomachs and sweet teeth over, while living rooms and … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: HEM’s special GIF selection + wallpaper – Diwali 2014

HEM TURNS TWO: The Half-Eaten Mind marks its second anniversary

Yesterday was a very special day for the Half-Eaten Mind. While for the owner it was yet another long one at work and surviving the Hammersmith and City line followed by buses that just don’t want to wait for you, the blog has marked two years since its establishment on the 16th April, 2012. That’s a whole two years of news stories covering the globe, of entertaining and visually powerful features on a variety of subjects, hordes of awards and of course, the dozens of friends and supporters I have made along the way. It has been a great twenty-four months, in … Continue reading HEM TURNS TWO: The Half-Eaten Mind marks its second anniversary

PHOTO MOMENT: New HEM wallpapers for 2014 by Alex

with Alex Smithson (image designer & contributor) To celebrate the New Year and as part of a massive redesigning of his blog, my good friend Alex has produced the latest in a series of wallpapers especially developed for the Half-Eaten Mind. Alex recently has rejigged and renamed his blog to start a new blogging experience afresh in 2014. Formerly known as “Photography-Nature”, the blog has now be unveiled under the new title “Mother Nature” as Alex places greater emphasis on his notable skills as a nature/wildlife and city-scene photographer, as well as developing his proficiency and interests in technology. The … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: New HEM wallpapers for 2014 by Alex

PHOTO MOMENT: Upgraded HEM wallpapers by Alex

Vijay Shah (writer) Alex Smithson (image creator & contributor) Three days ago (21 December 2013), the Half-Eaten Mind wrote a special Photo Moment illustrating one of a pair of specially-made iPad wallpapers produced by fellow blogger Alex Smithson. Alex is owner and photographer-in-residence of his blog “Photography – Nature“. We had it published here: PHOTO MOMENT: HEM wallpaper by Alex Smithson Alex decided to head back to the drawing board and re-work the original wallpapers . His latest versions incorporate some new elements while remaining faithful to the old design. Again two versions of the wallpaper were produced to the specifications of both the … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Upgraded HEM wallpapers by Alex

PHOTO MOMENT: HEM wallpaper by Alex Smithson

Vijay Shah (writer) Alex Smithson (image creator & contributor) The Photo moment this Saturday comes courtesy of Alex Smithson of the blog “Photography – Nature” (to be renamed “Mother Nature” in 2014). Alex and I have struck up a great friendship over our blogging activities. As you may know, Alex’s blog is dedicated to his hobby of nature photography, particularly natural environmental scenes and local wildlife as well news stories and articles on the visual changes he makes to his blog. Alex is also a dab hand at technology. He creates images and graphics using open-source GIMP software and has … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: HEM wallpaper by Alex Smithson

WALLPAPER: Christmas 2013

Vijay Shah To welcome in the Christmas festive season, I have produced the latest in the series of the Half-Eaten Mind’s wallpapers to mark major festivals. This time round we have created a picture uniquely for the blog at Christmas, thanks to my newly-learned skills at graphical design. The new wallpaper draws on a traditional British/US/northern European interpretation of Xmas celebration, with an emphasis on the darling of kids (and some adults) everywhere, Santa Claus, and of course, lots of snowflakes and a really cool Christmas tree. Here in London, the festive season has already kicked off, with co-workers in … Continue reading WALLPAPER: Christmas 2013