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Back To Our Beginnings: Giants Revisit Their Earliest Topics

catingardenWe asked our Giant Squid lensmasters to go back to their beginnings here at Squidoo and create a brand new lens about one of the topics that brought them here in the first place.

In the beginning they brought their passion. This time around they bring that along with their experience and creative lensmaking skills.

Here’s 20 of the terrific lenses we received for last week’s Giant Squid Storytellers Quest. Enjoy!

Swimming Sheep

1. Swimming Sheep

It was back in 2009 that I had to catch a sheep in the water of an old creek. How the sheep got there, you ask? Well, that’s quite some story and I will tell you all about it here. How did you manage to get pictures, you ask? Well I didn’t take t…

How to Raise a Confident Daughter

2. How to Raise a Confident Daughter

As a teen- ager, I remember struggling with self- esteem and confidence and these issues stayed with me well into my late 20s. In fact, I didnât really begin to believe in myself, especially as a mother and wife, until my early 30s. B…

Adventures in Advanced Knitting

3. Adventures in Advanced Knitting

One of my first lenses here was entitled Adventures in Beginner Knitting, which I wrote as a beginner. I’m no longer a beginner knitter, three years later. I’ve definitely have become more advanced, so consider this lens to be focused more for kn…

Tights, Tear Gas & Timbuktu

4. Tights, Tear Gas & Timbuktu

I was brought up in what seemed to be a nice, suburban family in a small and sleepy town in Yorkshire. But my dad is the sort of bloke who seems to attract trouble wherever he goes. Mind you, some of the places he goes to are just a little unusual. In fact…

My Mom's Death - A Personal Account of A Life Well Lived and Gently Died

5. My Mom’s Death – A Personal Account of A Life Well Lived and Gently Died

I started my career here at Squidoo when I was caregiving for my elderly Mom, Gertie, basically as something to do. Mom came to live with me the day after Dad died in 2007. During the next 5 years until her own death at 95, I was privileged beyond belief t…

Taking pictures changes your point of view. How do you stay inspired?

6. Taking pictures changes your point of view. How do you stay inspired?

Hardly any day goes by without a push on the button of my camera. I simply love taking pictures! There has been a period in my life I didn’t take any pictures at all, making me regret that later, because I don’t have pictures of my son age 6 to…

Sugar Free & Gluten Free Low Carb Matcha Muffins

7. Sugar Free & Gluten Free Low Carb Matcha Muffins

Although most people hardly notice except for the closest of my friends, I basically watch my carbohydrate intake to keep my weight down. For me, it’s simply the easiest way to maintain my weight and so much easier than counting calories. I’ve be…

Back to the Beginning: Goal Setting

8. Back to the Beginning: Goal Setting

One of the first lenses I did was called Achieving Zen. It was about finding focus in my life. I talked about my scattered approach to life and how I wanted to do everything. It was about my return home to the rural area where I was born. I knew then I nee…

Top New Suspense-Thriller Book Series

9. Top New Suspense-Thriller Book Series

Make way for Dewey Andreas (Author Ben Coes) , Nathan McBride (author Andrew Peterson), Court Gentry (author Mark Greaney), and Jonathan Grave (author John Gilstrap). These are the lead characters in four recent series of suspense/thriller novels that dese…

Do We All Have a Musical Brain?

10. Do We All Have a Musical Brain?

Sixteen 2nd graders each sit in front of a computer in the lab. They all have headphones on and are following the instructions on the program to do their practice example of the test. The purpose of this test is to better assess musical aptitude in identif…

Lessons Learned From Scratch In Cat Art

11. Lessons Learned From Scratch In Cat Art

When I look back at the trail we stumbled along as we learned how to sell my wife’s cat art, I understand the importance of a good sense of humor and a gift for patience, even when bewildered. And with perspective, I can see that we managed to get the…

One Story of Genealogy Roadblock

12. One Story of Genealogy Roadblock

I spend a great deal of time digging up long lost secrets under the guise of building family trees. To get to the juicy tidbits however, it is necessary to overcome some roadblocks, the biggest of these being names. A lot of Families shed the old world nam…

The Middleton Family of Washington DC

13. The Middleton Family of Washington DC

In the beginning my first ever lens on Squidoo highlighted the Victorian scrapbook of George Burgess (my great- great grandfather) and his profession as a phrenologist. It also touched on the life of my great grandmother (one of his daughters) and the rema…

Returning to (My) Art

14. Returning to (My) Art

Ever since I was a little kid, I loved to draw, color and paint. This love for creating art really blossomed around the time I was in high school and became absolutely fascinated with modern art, and the expressiveness and creativity of it all. The colors,…

Active volcanoes of Korea

15. Active volcanoes of Korea

Our planet has approximately 1,300 active volcanoes, with ‘active’ being defined as any volcano that has erupted in the past 10,000 years. Of those, four are part of either North or South Korea. One of them is the tallest mountain in North Korea,…

The Hand Made Cigar

16. The Hand Made Cigar

Oh the pleasure of an hour spent with a truly satisfying cigar, this hour is the product of months or even years of work. From planting the tiny seeds, caring for the plants, harvesting the tobacco, matching the flavors, and the skills involved in a hand m…

Herbs and Their Many Uses

17. Herbs and Their Many Uses

At one time, or at least when I was growing up, herbs did not play such an important part in peoples gardens. Other than my Italian neighbors who needed parsley and basil for their many dishes, I did not know about many herbs until much later in my life. T…

Marketing Your Creations, Products and Inventions

18. Marketing Your Creations, Products and Inventions

As a semi- retired sales rep to the gift industry, my heart is and has always been in helping professional craftspeople, artisans, producers and small manufacturers market their products. I am not a artist or crafter in any sense of the word, but have lear…

Thief PS4 - A Game of Stealth

19. Thief PS4 – A Game of Stealth

Thief VS Dishonored From the moment I saw the trailer for Thief I knew I wanted to play it. It seemed to have a similar vibe to Dishonored, which I really enjoyed playing. They are both games of stealth and your character has extra sensory powers/abilities…

High Contrast Black And White Baby Toys Are Best

20. High Contrast Black And White Baby Toys Are Best

In my Child Psychology class my teacher pointed out that babies preferred high contrast colors over all others (particularly black, white, and red). I found this very intriguing. I went on to have my first son, and because of my new found knowledge, I was…

The gorgeous featured image is from Lessons Learned From Scratch In Cat Art by DaveStone13

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Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

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    Oh now, this gets my attention! Gonna delve into all…

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      Have fun!

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        I did! And found some wonderful new lenses to explore by these giants…

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    Lots of good info here! Thank you! =)

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    ilove this post ,esperciouly the pohoto

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