Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts


Thanks for visiting our LINKFAVs...  where you'll find many of our favorite websites.  Consider visiting these web sites, too.  We're promoting them here for good reason.  Many of these sites are doing good for mankind.  Others have been of special help to since 2000... we appreciate them and support them all.   Thanks a million!  -- Pete Barkelew

The Hunger Site - Everyone can go to this site, once a day, click on an icon and starving children get food.  Sponsors, with small banners on the page, pay for the food.  All we have to do is prove people visit the site.  Please go there now, bookmark the page, and return often.  Thanks!

   The Breast Cancer Site - Everyone can do so much with so little effort with these three sites.  The next favor I would ask is for you to mention one or all of these sites and donation requests to your email friends and family.  Thanks again!

Barter is Better with Tradebank! This is a phenomenal way to work with 1000s of businesses  worldwide and trade for your products or services. Imagine being able to save cash by trading for roofing, carpet cleaning, dining... just name it!  You owe it to yourself to check this service out, especially in this economy.

Artist Timothy R. Botts is one of the premier calligraphers in the world.  He has held calligraphy workshops in many cities including Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and Tokyo.  Timothy's work is widely exhibited in such shows as "Calligraphy in the Graphic Arts" at Master Eagle Gallery in New York and "Visions of the Spirit" at Washington National Cathedral.  He was curator of "Scribes of Hope," a traveling calligraphy exhibit of Christians in the Visual Arts.  His work was recently purchased for the Newberry Library's permanent collection. Timothy is a graduate in graphic design from Carnegie-Mellon University.  As Senior Art Director at Tyndale House Publishers, he has designed more than 700 books over the past 25 years.

Calligraphy Centre - Artists of the written word.  The Site has three main parts: John Stevens Calligraphy & Lettering Design which features lettering & calligraphy for graphic design and logos as well as a new gallery of personal work.  Joyce Tetas’ studio features calligraphic services such as wedding invitations, certificates, envelope addressing and other social & business types of calligraphy.  Lastly, this is also a site for learning: offering classes and a twice yearly, week-long calligraphy retreat known as Cheerio.

Raphael Boguslavis one of the best I’ve ever seen at logo, package, calligraphy and hand lettering design.  You’ve got to see this site.

Alphabytes ... featuring Robert E. Leuschke.
Since 1996 Alphabytes has been on the World Wide Web, dedicated to excellence in graphic design and the promotion of typography, calligraphy, and the lettering arts.  Visit links and find information of interest to graphic designers and especially to lettering artists.

Alphabetica is another extraordinary site for beautiful calligraphy and hand lettering design.

Classical Guitar by Mark Maxwell   Mark Maxwell ::: one of the most accomplished musicians I've ever heard.  I've been listening and looking for that perfect background music for visitors to hear while they browse around  Check out Mark's website at and his acoutic guitar music on CDs. ::: where you'll find everything you need for working online: Domain Registrations, Web Hosting, Email Marketing... everything you would expect from a world class provider... and free, 24x7 Tech Support.

Wordart ::: Here's where you see some of Pete's Contemporary Calligraphy and hand lettering used for logo designs, slogans, package and label designs and more.  If you need anything lettered for that "Presonal Tough," contact Pete Barkelew for a quote and production.


Here are some of the fine sites with which we share a mutual interest in each others visitors.  Please consider visiting these sites (they will open in a New Window). from Eric Ward - News of Useful, Unique and Educational Web Content Since 1994. Millions of pageviews, thousands of key influencer subscribers. When Inspire21 went live back in April, 2001, Eric wrote us up and sent it out to hundreds of publishers who, in turn, publicized our launch. I will forever be grateful to him, and recommend you contact Eric for your web announcment.

Blue Light Labs ::: My friend, Markus Nelson, is the owner of Blue Light Labs. They are a great multimedia web development company based in Atlanta, GA, and provided hosting to for almost nine years... and I will forever be grateful for their services, even in tough times. 

Art Gallery Worldwide - Started in 2003, this site has been built as to be leader in the art e-business market. A lot of artwork in different style and media. Website offers a wide variety of features and services, that enables customers to buy and sell their art. Their mission is to provide a best place for global trading of all kind of artwork where practically any person can trade any masterpiece of art around the globe.

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