Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
These stunningly detailed sculptures may only be made from paper - but they are being snapped up by art fans for tens of thousands of pounds. The intricate creations depict Native American scenes and took up to 11 months to make using a specially formulated paper
Husband and wife team Allen and Patty Eckman put paper pulp into clay moulds and pressurize it to remove the waterThe hard, lightweight pieces are then removed and the couple painstakingly add detailed finishing with a wide range of tools They have been making the creations since 1987 at their home studio, in South Dakota , America , and have racked up a whopping £3 million selling the works of art The pieces depict traditional scenes from Native American history of Cherokees hunting and dancing The most expensive piece is called Prairie Edge Powwow which sold for £47,000 Allen said: "We create Indians partly because my great, great grandmother was a Cherokee and my family on both sides admire the native Americans... ....I work on the men and animals and Patty does the women and children" explains Allen "I enjoy most doing the detail. The paper really lends itself to unlimited detail. I'm really interested in the Indians' material, physical and spiritual culture and that whole period of our nation's history I find fascinating. From the western expansion, through the Civil War and beyond is of great interest to me." Allen explained their technique: "It should not be confused with papier mache. The two mediums are completely different. I call what we do 'cast paper sculpture'
..."Some of them we create are lifesize and some we scale down to 1/6 lifesize"
"These sculptures are posed as standing nude figures and limited detailed animals with no ears, tails or hair"
"We transform them by sculpting on top of them - creating detail with soft and hard paper we make in various thicknesses and textures."We have really enjoyed the development of our fine art techniques over the years and have created a process that is worth sharing. There are many artists and sculptors who we believe will enjoy this medium as much as we have." An Indian mother holding her baby is a favorite of many clients.
This is a story of a 16 year old boy from New Hampshire who won the 'World Title' for the 'Shortest Essay Competition.' He was awarded a full scholarship at the University of Harvard for his imagination and humor ... Here's an example of absolute brilliance in brevity. Shortest Essay: An English university creative writing class was asked to write a concise essay with reference to all of the following elements: 1) Religion 2) Royalty 3) Sex 4) Mystery The prize-winner wrote: "My God," said the Queen, "I'm pregnant. I wonder who the father is."
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig??)
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)
Starfish have no brains
(I know some people like that too.)
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Something I always wanted to know.)
Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)
A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
(In my next life, I want to be a pig...)
(30 minutes. Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Non-stick cookware chemicals could boost cholesterol
Exposure to chemicals used to make non-stick cookware and which are found in microwave popcorn may raise blood cholesterol levels in children.
For the study, believed to be the first to look at the link between perfluoroalkyl acids and serum lipids in youngsters, blood samples were taken from the children and teens in 2005 and 2006.The average PFOA concentration in their blood was found to be 69.2 ng/mL and the average perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) concentration was 22.7 ng/mL — both much higher than the national median.
PFOA and PFOS are part of the family of manmade compounds called perfluoroalkyl acids, which humans are exposed to through everything from dust to food packaging to microwave popcorn and non-stick pots and pans.
Kids with higher PFOA levels had higher total cholesterol — the most common measurement of blood cholesterol — as well as increased levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterolFlat metal pan Kuali or wok; we might tend to use more/extra oil to cook and the washing part is a bit messy. Using steam is a much healthier way to cook food
Scammers are mostly from the 3 rd world countries( Not to mention where). They make profiles with the pictures of white guys and write romantic emails to European , North American women and even Asian women as well. They win your trust after few months, you fall in love with them and start considering them as your future husband. They give you a phone number which starts with 44 (
Jika ada siang, pasti ada malam
Jika ada hitam, pasti ada putih
Jika ada kesalahan, pasti ada maaf
Dalam perjalanan hidup ini kita sempat bertemu
Kemudian berpisah seiring dengan waktu
Bila selama kita seiring jalan ada seteru
Saya hulur maaf dan keredhaan untuk itu
Ampun dan maaf andainya
YANG MEMANDU, BERHATI-HATI DI JALAN RAYA..
INGAT LAH ORANG YANG TERSAYANG..Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Maaf Zahir & Batin
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Woman CEO files RM20mil suit against telco
KOTA BARU (Aug 29, 2010): A woman chief executive officer (CEO) today filed a RM20 million suit against a telecommunications company (telco) for allegedly revealing contents of her SMS exchanges and recordings of her teleconversations with other individuals to third parties.
Noor Haslina Abdullah, 39, who is the CEO of a private college in Kuala Terengganu, filed the suit against the company, which is heaquartered in
In her statement of claim, she said she suffered hurt of feelings, trauma and mental stress as a result of the episode. She alleged that on March 11, when she arrived at her office, she received a package which contained nine A-4 sized pages with information about her SMS exhanges and a "Kingston Data Traveller 4GB" pen drive that had recordings of her telephone conversations.
She added that she lodged a police report on the matter on March 14 and sought relief from the telco, but was ignored.
She is seeking damages totalling RM20 million and other relief deemed fit by the court. -- Bernama
What the hack man! where is our privacy; It could be a "pay-&-get" what you want case...