Posts Tagged ‘style’

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Why do I say, maybe when I retire?

April 25, 2018

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What am I saving on tattoo Tuesday?

April 24, 2018

In a story from The Daily Mail . . .

Researchers are planning to modify elephant cells with frozen mammoth DNA and save the Arctic.

Lyuba, the world’s most well-preserved mammoth, went on display at the Natural History museum in 2014

A team of scientists from Harvard are planning clone the mammoths that went extinct more than 10,000 years ago, by modifying elephant cells with frozen mammoth DNA.

In this amazing plan to resurrect long-extinct beasts, scientists are using DNA from a 42,000-year old carcass.

The cloned mammoths would live in a 20,000 hectare Ice Age Safari Park.

I want one.

It’s Tuesday . . .

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What am I painting?

April 23, 2018

Like medieval monks we hunched over our work benches, carefully laying down black, gilt, silver or copper lines.  Carefully copying to work of those who came before us.

Then came the rich colors, defining and enhancing the design.  Laid into the spaces on the silk like enamels on a cloisonne jewel.

This was our silk painting workshop.  Never has an afternoon passed so quickly.

It is difficult to perceive that all three of the following scarves are exactly the same design:

I loved it.

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Whose birthday am I noting today?

April 3, 2018

Happy Birthday, Sally Rand

Sally Rand is an American icon, best known for her famous “fan dance.”   But, as with so many other celebrities, Miss Rand had a multifaceted career and personality that deserves (*ahem*) further exposure.

“Sally Rand” was born as Harriet Helen Gould Beck in the Ozark Mountain town of Elkton, Missouri on Easter Sunday, the 3rd of April, 1904.  She was the daughter of Nettie Grove, a Pennsylvania Dutch Quaker, and Corporal William Beck, a veteran of the Spanish-American War.  Teddy Roosevelt was President of the United States and there would come a time when little Helen would fall asleep in the great man’s lap.

Sally was interested in dance from an early age and, literally, ran away with a carnival as a teenager.  She later pursued such career opportunities as night club cigarette girl, artist’s model, and cafe dancer.

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It is tattoo Tuesday . . .

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

March 20, 2018

In a delightful story picked up by the Total Tattoo news radar, Guinness World Records has recently declared Charlotte Guttenberg and her partner Chuck Helmke from Florida to be the world’s most tattooed senior citizens (and it was only 11 years ago that Charlotte got her first ink). The couple got together 10 years ago, having met in a tattoo studio. Their tattoos are mostly Asian spiritual in theme, and they are keen for the designs they each wear to tell their own stories. In press interviews, they said they planned to use the opportunities given to them by the Guinness titles to promote a better understanding of tattooed people, especially those of the older generation.

 

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What did I not forget?

February 6, 2018

It’s Tattoo Tuesday

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What is Tattoo Tuesday about?

January 16, 2018

Happy Tuesday!