From Byter Doug in respect of the cards and photoshop course:
Great cards. Truly wonderful.
As an option to a photoshop course, take a look at www.lynda.com. Lynda offers a really large range of video courses, including photoshop. As well, Scott Kelby offers a video course site, which specialises in digital photography and editing.
We've subscribed to the Lynda site for a couple of years and take courses regularly. If you subscribe to the more expensive option, you can download all the files to work your way through them with the instructors (which I find quite helpful).
From Byter Ruby in respect of the Merry Crisis quote:
Just in case you were wondering, the words below “Merry Crisis and a Happy New Fear” on the first photograph, say “16 years of revenge”.