All posts by Carol Robinson

Recipe for Disaster

NOTE: This is not an edible item, for either pets or humans.  I made this up all by myself (hurray)!  This is a good thing to make on days when everything is going wrong.

green and black drawing of butterfly, with green digital text
This is my pet digital butterfly. Her name is Neobyte.


  • a paper lunch bag (any color)
  • some Elmer’s glue
  • some glitter


  1. Pour the glue into the paper bag, coat as much of the inside of the bag as is possible, but leave the upper 3″ uncoated!
  2. Dump glitter into the bag.
  3. Close the bag tightly with your fist, around that upper 3″ part.
  4. Shake the bag vigorously.
  5. Open the bag and set aside to dry, overnight.
  6. When you’re having a bad day, look inside the bag: ooo, pretty, pretty!



Betty Zing: Goodbye 2020!

I made a 6 minute video, “Goodbye 2020!” (and, yes, it has closed captions). It features Betty Zing, with snow, a little table-top village, and some toy trains. This video was the result of an experiment with narrative development and with mixing technologies. (Oh what the heck: I was just screwing around, okay?) Please excuse the amateur nature of this video. Happy New Year!