Calligraphy pens – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 20:43:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://logprotect.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-29T151759.208-150x150.png Calligraphy pens – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ 32 32 A Modern Museum System Takes Shape in China | Kathmandu Grandstand https://logprotect.net/a-modern-museum-system-takes-shape-in-china-kathmandu-grandstand/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:52:09 +0000 https://logprotect.net/a-modern-museum-system-takes-shape-in-china-kathmandu-grandstand/ By Wang Jue, People’s Daily A modern museum system involving various specialized entities in a wide range of fields and accessible to all has taken shape in China, as the country continuously pursues the reform of heritage museums and sees a significant increase in the influence of these institutions. It is a new trend for […]]]>

By Wang Jue, People’s Daily

A modern museum system involving various specialized entities in a wide range of fields and accessible to all has taken shape in China, as the country continuously pursues the reform of heritage museums and sees a significant increase in the influence of these institutions.

It is a new trend for Chinese nowadays to visit museums. China is one of the countries with the largest number of museums in the world. Last year, 395 new museums were registered in the country, bringing the total number to 6,183. About 91 percent of all museums in China are open to the public free of charge.

The number of museums, the exhibitions they organized and the visitors they received in 2021 increased by 60%, 144% and 119% respectively compared to 2012.

Chinese museums specialize in a wide range of fields and organize various activities. Last year, they hosted a total of 36,000 exhibitions and 323,000 educational activities, and received 779 million visits.

In addition, they have also launched free tourist guide services, cultural lectures, antique authentication services, cultural relic repair technique exhibitions and other splendid activities, to attract more people.

Today, 77% of all districts and counties in China have built museums, and the digital information of more than 5 million pieces or sets of collections are shared with the public.

A museum that makes and exhibits traditional Chinese brush pens for better heritage of traditional crafts and cultural exchange in Yinping Township, Zaozhuang, East China’s Shandong Province, has signed agreements with universities, colleges and primary schools to launch regular cultural activities, as well as exhibitions of Chinese painting and calligraphy.

In Fujian province in southeast China, there is a woodcarving museum that exhibits hundreds of traditional Chinese woodcarvings. Liu Yu, a student visiting the Guangxi University Museum in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, told People’s Daily that the wooden carvings and the stories behind them exhibit the charm of this intangible cultural heritage and the deep tradition of Chinese culture.

Heritage museums should always become a public service accessible to the people, said Gu Yucai, deputy director of the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA). In this regard, comprehensive large museums should play a leading role, and small and medium-sized ones should meet people’s basic demand for culture, he noted.

The country should encourage the establishment of industrial museums and guide the development of private museums, Gu added.

Last year, museums across China launched more than 3,000 online exhibits and 10,000 online educational activities, receiving a total of 4.1 billion views.

They have used new technologies to develop cultural and creative products, innovate in the means of communication and promote a rational use of cultural relics, with the aim of making the collections more alive.

In recent years, a number of television programs on cultural relics and archeology have become sensational, helping to educate audiences about China’s history and beautiful traditional culture.

An NCHA official noted that the country will take multiple measures and make full use of its research results to diversify the cultural offering, thereby further enriching the cultural life of the people.

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I tried the invisible French manicure trend: see the photos https://logprotect.net/i-tried-the-invisible-french-manicure-trend-see-the-photos/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 20:40:03 +0000 https://logprotect.net/i-tried-the-invisible-french-manicure-trend-see-the-photos/ I am what you might call a project accumulator, or perhaps the best description is a project starter. As far back as I can remember I’d be sucked into a new job after finding out about it on social media, go out and buy all the supplies I needed (plus a ton of supplies I […]]]>

I am what you might call a project accumulator, or perhaps the best description is a project starter. As far back as I can remember I’d be sucked into a new job after finding out about it on social media, go out and buy all the supplies I needed (plus a ton of supplies I didn’t have need) and I would give him the old college essay. . . for about two months. My collection of knitting needles, expensive calligraphy pensand coloring books for adults serve as an album of my past hobbies. Speaking of scrapbooking. . . wait, too bad.

In early 2020, when the world changed, do-it-yourself beauty treatments became the norm and, of course, I downloaded TikTok, where I was introduced to my next hyperfix project: at home. Gel-X Nails. After watching countless tutorials, discovering my favorite Gel-X nail makers, and ordering round after round of nail tips, e-files, LED lights, and gel nail polish colors, I’m happy to announce that it is a project that has blocked.

I love the detailed work that goes into create a seamless finish. I can’t stop testing new app hacks, like the overlay method. I’m obsessed with the creativity that goes into creating the perfect color palettes. But most of all, I love that the extra strength and length gave me the opportunity to try out all those nail art-inspired photos that I’ve pinned like it’s my job (even though it’s my job). is the case). When I learned the “invisible” french-manicure trendI knew this design was next on my list.

For me, nail art is about the creative process and less about the actual wearing time. I tend to get tired of elaborate and colorful designs after a day or two. This is one of the few drawbacks of Gel-X nails and all nail extensions. You have to be pretty committed to the design because the removal process takes much longer than a simple blow of a cotton soaked in acetone. It’s the understated nature of the “invisible” French manicure that turned me on the most. DIY that – and then I found this inspirational photo on Instagram.

I’m not going to lie, it was a lot harder to recreate than I initially thought. But it’s been a few days since I finished the subtle, sketchy “invisible” French manicure, and I’m still obsessed. Curious to create that subtle French manicure look at home? Keep scrolling for my first-hand take.

Tools You Need for a DIY Invisible French Manicure

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Here are the exact products I used to create my “invisible” French manicure. This nail art look is totally possible to create with regular polish but definitely easier with gel (more details below).

How to do the “invisible” French manicure

Step 1. Establish your base color

I started with my typical Gel-X nail application. I’ve found this type of detail work to be a little trickier (but not impossible) to tinker with on shorter nails. The extra length also allowed me to file my nails into a rounded almond shape like my inspiration photo. This is what gel extensions look like without any polish.

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I wiped my nails with alcohol and a lint-free cotton ball to make sure they were clean, then coated my pinky-nude base. I went in with just one coat of my nude nail polish because I wanted to keep that “invisible” French manicure effect overall. With two coats, this nude would go pretty opaque, which just wasn’t the vibe. After drying this layer of nude under my LED light, here is where I was.

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Step 2. Paint over the “invisible” French tip

It was at this stage that things really changed. Even though the white nail polish I used came with a streak brush, it was too big to get those delicate lines I was looking for. So I dabbed some polish onto a glass coaster and used the longest stripe brush I had to create the patterns. It might seem counter-intuitive to use the longest brush to make such thin lines, but those extra-long bristles actually help keep the lines even. I started on my thumb and in one smooth motion created the thin smile line at the end of my nail plate. Or at least that’s what I tried to do. It sounded more like the Joker’s drooling smile than the whisper of a smile I was aiming for.

That’s when I was extremely grateful to work with gel. Since my base color was fully cured, I could just wipe off the uncured white paint with a little alcohol and try again. . . and again and again. I found that using very light pressure, working in a smooth motion and starting the line on the sides of my cuticle helped create those delicate stripes at the top and bottom of my nail tip . Once I was happy with the shape, I simply dipped my cleaning brush in a bit of alcohol and wiped off any paint on my skin before hardening the look to lock it in. I also chose to harden each individual nail as I went to avoid ruining the design as I worked on the next nail. After lots of trial and error, here’s what the white lines looked like before the top coat and cuticles were cleaned. This step took a little over an hour, but if you have less Type A perfectionist tendencies, you can probably tackle this in 20-30 minutes, including hardening time.

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Step 3. Seal the look

Once all the white stripes were done, I then applied a clear top coat to give it that shine and professional looking finish. I’m so happy with how it turned out. For such a minimalistic design, it really took a long time (about two hours). But when there’s so little in a design, your eye has no choice but to look at the mistakes, so I really took my time to make sure the lines were as even as possible.

Final results

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Image source: POPSUGAR Photography / Maddie Aberman

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Emirati designers present their unique collections and pieces… https://logprotect.net/emirati-designers-present-their-unique-collections-and-pieces/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 20:18:29 +0000 https://logprotect.net/emirati-designers-present-their-unique-collections-and-pieces/ (MENAFN– Middle East.Info) United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi: The Emirati Designs pavilion at the Jewelery and Watch Show 2022 saw Emirati designers showcase their creations of unique designs in yellow metal, gemstones, pearls and diamonds that combine ancient Emirati heritage with contemporary design. Held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), this year’s edition […]]]>
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United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi: The Emirati Designs pavilion at the Jewelery and Watch Show 2022 saw Emirati designers showcase their creations of unique designs in yellow metal, gemstones, pearls and diamonds that combine ancient Emirati heritage with contemporary design.

Held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), this year’s edition showcased a wide range of unique collections by Emirati designers, with more Emirati women committed to excelling in the gold industry and jewelry.

Abeer and Reem Al Rubaidi, creators of Abalii jewelry , said, “We started our project in 2017 and were inspired by the idea of ​​our designs from the beauty and artistry of Arabic calligraphy. We love the Arabic language and Arabic calligraphy with its various patterns, the ruq’ah, thuluth and naskhi font, and we represent the splendor of our beloved language with patterns of our own designs.

“Through our unique pieces, we can express the love for our rich heritage. We have successfully fused natural pearls with Arabic calligraphy to form a variety of unique piece styles that suit different age groups. We now have more than 15 types of natural pearls in various geometric shapes in our store, and we have included pearl shells, malachite, quartz, sapphire and ruby ​​in addition to diamonds in our collection.

“We faced many challenges when we started our project. The societal view of pearls as belonging to old fashioned lines and not suitable for young age groups means that we have dedicated our efforts to changing this. We worked on producing pearl and 18k gold jewelry, and the pieces were popular with different age groups, including newborns.

“The Abalii brand name has come to bear our piece with a timeless history firmly in memory. We make pieces that contain engravings with names or phrases or can even be painted with gold depending on the desire of customers.Our collection is not limited to women’s jewelry, we also design decorative rosaries and car medals.

“Our brand has been well received by customers and we have started to develop our business locally, regionally and globally. We look forward to continuing progress to become a leading name in the jewelry industry. »

Designer Aisha Bin Hendi, who founded Toi Jewelery said, “My journey began with jewelry design due to my passion for providing all that is distinctive. is distinctive.

My family has visited jewelry exhibitions around the world and I have accompanied them on their visits and one of the most important destinations we visit regularly is the Basel exhibition in Switzerland. This great event attracted watchmaking and jewelery pioneers.

“During my childhood, I drew unique pieces in my mind that inspired me to create my own brand, to translate what I carry in my mind into pieces that stand out for their high craftsmanship and mastery. I have worked hard to prove that we are Emirati women who can keep pace with international brands and produce local products by being creative. to honor women by launching unique jewelry for the distinguished woman.

She added: “I have used 18k gold and ‘VS’ grade diamonds which stand out for their clarity in the ‘G’ color grade in the jewelry I produce, and the hallmark of my collection is “Sparkle” which symbolizes beauty and distinction for me. I have many collections which have the same characteristics and I also have a collection called “Twa M Wa” which means “I and you” where the customer can choose letters to form names. I also have unique pieces in the collection under the title “In the Heart” and I have created two masterpieces “Abu Dhabi in the Heart” and “Dubai in the Heart ” and I used diamonds and pearls to create this set in a unique and distinctive style.

“My collections have been very popular, and I have also participated in international exhibitions such as Paris Fashion Week and exhibited my unique collections.”

Designer Khadija Al-Salami, founder of Harfwnagsh Jewelery said: “The collection was inspired by Arabic craftsmanship and inscriptions. I loved showing Emirati art and heritage in a modern and practical way. Our traditional pieces are characterized by their large size, as they were kept in the “Tajuri”, and their uses are limited to weddings and special occasions, so I decided to work on small room designs in a modern style, suitable for different age groups for daily use.

“The most prominent designs are the ancient Arab shenaf, and some designs have been taken from Emirati architecture, which is distinguished by unique patterns and designs of Emirati buildings and neighborhoods.

“My designs were inspired by the emirate of Abu Dhabi which stands out for its splendor, where I used ruby ​​stone and worked to combine it with sapphire stone in a unique design that expresses the luxury of capital city and its distinctive position Emerald has also been used along with sapphire in the Shanaf of Sharjah to formulate the splendor of calm and a sense of tranquility in the emirate of Sharjah, the capital of culture. Shindagha in Dubai, which includes details of its magnificent doors and windows, inspired me to produce distinctive designs. Some designs were inspired by the marine environment that rested on sailboats, so I called it the Al Shira”.

“I am participating for the third time in the Jewelery and Watch Show in Abu Dhabi, in addition to my participation in jewelry exhibitions in Dubai and Sharjah. Regionally, I have participated in exhibitions in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, and globally in Jaipur, India, Bangkok, Istanbul and Mumbai.

Young Emirati designers Salama Ali Al Khraim Al Zaabi and Maryam Ali Al Khraim Al Zaabi, founders of the MQ Jewelery brand , said, “We have loved drawing and design since childhood, which led our passion to enter the field of jewelry design. To create a unique piece with our own signature, we have been working on our project since 2020, we are two university students, we both study fields far from the jewelry sector.

“Our idea started from the representation of our drawings and their transformation into jewelry. With the support of our mother, we managed to turn the dream into reality. The designs drawn by our pens have become unique pieces in yellow metal and adorned with diamonds. We design the room according to the desires of the customers and their budgets and we implement them with perfection.”

“We participated in the Jewelery and Watch Show 2022 for the first time, and we aspire to expand our business to make MQ one of the leading brands in the region and in the world.”

The 2022 Jewelery and Watch Show opens its doors and runs until November 13. Visitors can register for free via the website or at the main entrance of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center – ADNEC, to enjoy the latest unique pieces of jewelry and elegant timepieces.

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Hey pandas, is there something you always wanted to try but were too scared to do? (Firm) https://logprotect.net/hey-pandas-is-there-something-you-always-wanted-to-try-but-were-too-scared-to-do-firm/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:26:12 +0000 https://logprotect.net/hey-pandas-is-there-something-you-always-wanted-to-try-but-were-too-scared-to-do-firm/ I ask this question because there have been many times in everyone’s life that they wish they could have gotten into something, but people would judge them or never try because they thought that they couldn’t do it right. Discouragement then transforms a goal that you were so passionate about into a wish. The difference […]]]>

I ask this question because there have been many times in everyone’s life that they wish they could have gotten into something, but people would judge them or never try because they thought that they couldn’t do it right.

Discouragement then transforms a goal that you were so passionate about into a wish. The difference between the two is that the goal is focused on advancement and achievement, when a wish does not make the necessary effort. I’m interested in the various answers that exist.

Be really vulnerable with someone. Lean on someone else without constantly preparing for impact. Show love other than trying to be helpful.

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Share my music. I’ve been writing my own music since I was 11 but no one but me knows it.

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Have enough confidence in me to defend myself!

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Man, I just wish I had continued doing watercolors. Arrested because I didn’t believe in myself

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Backpack abroad. Mentally, I was not ready to embark on such an adventure when I was in my twenties. Too insecure, too indecisive, too dependent on others and too overwhelmed by the idea. For a long time I felt like I had missed my window of opportunity for An Experience of a Lifetime (as others who had hiked kept calling it). However, I found that I wanted to hike mostly because others were doing it and I felt like I had to prove my worth.

I’m 33 now and after a bit of work, very little of the aforementioned personal issues remain, so I have a trip planned for next year to cycle in Vietnam and Cambodia 🙂 It’s not some hiking, but still awesome 😉

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going out alone in public

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Walk the Appalachian Trail. I’m not talking about a hike section, but a crossing hike, all of it.

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Skateboard. Even just a little, and I don’t care if I fall. I’ll be 60 next year, and I’m not dead yet, so never. I would like to find someone patient enough to teach me.

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Ask the guy I like…

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Tell my dad I’m gay. My mom already knows that, but I don’t know how my dad is going to take it.

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Hang glider. I would like to feel like I was flying, but I have very little upper body strength and even less joint stability, so I couldn’t trust myself to steer or stick a landing.

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Go to the University. On the one hand, I’m broke and disabled, and on the other hand, my disability is almost entirely mental. I have severe bipolar disorder and ADHD, anxiety disorder, dysgraphia and I’m sure other things I haven’t been diagnosed with. If I went to school I would lose my disability and I doubt I have the focus to do anything with a degree.

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Skydiving. If there was a 100% guarantee, I would land safely!

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S*x. I really can’t risk getting pregnant.

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I’ve always wanted to swim with sharks because they’re one of my favorite animals but I’m afraid to swim and put my head under water ☹

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Therapy, or at least ask for it

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Be really vulnerable with someone. Lean on someone else without constantly preparing for impact. Show love other than trying to be helpful.

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Make time for me instead of friends, I may be the youngest but I’m the mom of the band

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Asking someone to please respect my pronouns and my sexuality. I’m really tired of doing it but still without success. Really tired…

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There is not enough time to list all of mine.

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Confessing my feelings to one of the most popular guys in my school. He’s the kind of person who is literally friends with everyone and everyone loves him. He’s super nice and he’s one of the only people in the whole school with good standards. I’m hesitant though, because there are rumors that he already has a girlfriend (but she’s already graduated) and I’m sure several other classmates have told him they love him…

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Fly in a small plane. The science has been explained to me, but I still fear the experience.

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When I was a kid, I can’t remember which year, we added a new afternoon activity to our regular afternoon activity program (it’s optional, you can choose n any listed activity or none) which was calligraphy. I had always wanted to try it, but the requirement for this activity was to purchase and bring our own calligraphy pens. As a child, I had no idea how much it cost and knowing that our family budget was tight, I never asked my parents for this. In the end, they never went, and the following year they had no more calligraphy, there were too few children interested for that. My writing sucks so far…

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I want to publish a book. Reading always gave me the mental escape I needed when I needed to focus on something that wasn’t my own problems. At least for a moment. I also want to offer this kind of break from reality to others.

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I was afraid to stand out.
For nearly 30 years.
Now I’m the colorful monster and I love it.

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To try to stop my bullying friends (believe me, they are very rude.)

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Telling people that the songs in our school band were written by me. They will never know.

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Probably online shopping
It’s weird, but I’m still afraid that they will rip me off or that the product will be damaged.
Funny as I’m Gen Z, you think I wouldn’t be scared of that

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Drive a car. It’s stupid because I’m getting my private pilot’s license so I fly planes but I can’t drive a car. Every time I try I’m just afraid of losing control and dying or something. I’m at the end of high school so my friends are already on their P plates or full license and I’m stuck on my L plate (I live in Australia). I really want to drive but I’m just too scared.

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Being true to others about how I feel

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Go to medical school. I don’t know if I’ve had the motivation for over 8 years at school, although the intricacies of the human body have always fascinated me. It’s a huge financial commitment.

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I would love to scuba dive, but thalassophobia and crippling fear of suffocation says no. :,)

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Have a review on boredpanda

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I want to go skydiving, but I’m dizzy and dying 🙃.

I also want to visit South Korea but I haven’t learned Korean yet.

There are many things I want to do but I have school 😞

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I always wanted to be an artist and sell my works online. But I can’t because it takes a lot of time and effort to set up an online store.

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Well, not exactly too scared to do it because I’m usually fearless (which isn’t a good thing), but skysailing. I was going to, but a storm came and I couldn’t 🙁

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Canoe on a lake with friends without fainting. I have megalophobia and I’m afraid of deep water.

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Tell my parents I want to do arts like dancing and singing and maybe even acting. I’ve always been the “smart” in the family and everyone always expected me to go into engineering, but I don’t feel that way anymore. I also want to create a YouTube channel where I sing but I’m too afraid that my parents will find out.

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Roller Derby! I’ve had a lot of head injuries in the past, so I have a legitimate fear of doing this, and I definitely shouldn’t…but it was always something I wanted. I wish I had done it when I was younger before the head injuries.

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skydiving….. I shiver thinking about it but at the same time, I would like a free fall that does NOT end in pain.

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To relocate. With my new partner. I lived in my house for 16 years and literally helped build it from the ground up. Leaving him will be a key but it’s not big enough for both of us and he had kids. Plus all pets.

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sharing a genuine opinion on this website, anything remotely different is cast into oblivion. Even if it is completely harmless and harmless.

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I want to go to a Spanish speaking country to learn more about the culture. Specifically, I want to go to Peru, Guatemala or Mexico. However, after hearing and reading stories from tourists and locals, I am far too scared.

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Asking people who make fun of me what they find so funny.

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Roller coasters, bungee jumping, zip lines and horror games.

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The parachute jump. I would have loved to do that’ 😱

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Tell my parents I want to do arts like dancing and singing and maybe even acting. I’ve always been the “smart” in the family and everyone always expected me to go into engineering, but I don’t feel that way anymore. I also want to create a YouTube channel where I sing but I’m too afraid that my parents will find out.

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Bungee jumping!!! Looks so much fun but I’m too scared of heights.

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I would like to try skydiving but I don’t even like rollercoasters because of the heights and falls lol

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Get your makeup done by a professional, then learn how to apply it.

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Atlas Stationers in Chicago’s Loop Turn to Selling Expensive Pens https://logprotect.net/atlas-stationers-in-chicagos-loop-turn-to-selling-expensive-pens/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 11:45:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/atlas-stationers-in-chicagos-loop-turn-to-selling-expensive-pens/ “Five years ago, our office products business was still good, but we weren’t growing and our margins were getting tighter,” says Don Schmidt. “It was difficult to go beyond what I had spent my whole life doing. But my sons convinced me of this change. I was ready to let them leave their mark on […]]]>

“Five years ago, our office products business was still good, but we weren’t growing and our margins were getting tighter,” says Don Schmidt. “It was difficult to go beyond what I had spent my whole life doing. But my sons convinced me of this change. I was ready to let them leave their mark on the company and to take this leap of faith.

Early last year, Atlas sold its business operations to Runco Office Products in Elk Grove Village and focused 100% on pens, fine paper and inks. The change required a large investment in thousands of pens alongside some 650 inks. It’s working: Annual revenues have grown from less than $4 million, with 10 employees, before the pandemic, to an expected $5 million this year. There are now 15 employees in the 3,700 square foot workshop at 227 W. Lake St.

“When COVID hit in 2020, our office supply business went to zero overnight as businesses around the Loop closed,” says Brian Schmidt. “At first we thought maybe we could sell office supplies and pens together in the store, but then it became clear that in order to grow, we really had to commit and stay focused on one thing.”

Atlas has a world-class website with a robust e-commerce component, and over the past year the store has received over 40 million visits to its TikTok page. Five years ago, an average sale in the store was less than $30, according to Don Schmidt. This average is now over $100, split between collectors, office workers, tourists and gift buyers.

The company was founded by Don’s grandfather, Aloysius Schmidt, a son of German immigrants. He was a former shoe salesman who started selling office supplies in a nearby location just before World War II. Don’s father, Joseph, took over as owner in 1968, and Don succeeded him in 1999.

For most of the last half of the 20th century, Atlas competed with local office supply stalwarts such as Horder, L&M, Utility Supply and Stevens Maloney. Virtually all of these businesses are now gone, with a few express branches of major supermarkets such as Staples as the only survivors.

Despite all this shrinkage, consumers apparently haven’t lost the will to write on paper, even as the business is challenged. “The problem is that a lot of young people today don’t write much in cursive,” says Charles Gasparon, an Atlas salesman who worked at Century Pens for years before it closed. writing,” he says.

Century didn’t survive, he adds, because its business was too focused on the Chicago market. “Century never had a good website,” he says. “Here at Atlas, I’m amazed to see the orders pouring in from Bangor, Maine; in San Diego and all points in between. It has become a national enterprise. 70% of revenue now comes from online sales.

Nicky Pessaroff, editor-in-chief of Houston-based magazine Pen World, says the retail sale of pens was in steep decline 20 years ago. But recently, pen stores have had a bit of a renaissance. “Young people are hungry for something tangible,” he says. “Writing with a pen is a reaction against our digitized lives today.”

As for the $10,800 Italian-made Montegrappa pen on Atlas’ website, Pessaroff says there’s a market for such luxury. “People are willing to spend $10,000+ for a nice watch. So why not a pen?

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Fountain pen day: history, meaning, facts, date and more… https://logprotect.net/fountain-pen-day-history-meaning-facts-date-and-more/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 06:23:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/fountain-pen-day-history-meaning-facts-date-and-more/ Fountain Pen Day, celebrated this year on November 4, is the first Friday in November. It was founded in 2012 and is a day dedicated to honoring and encouraging the enjoyment of writing in general as well as the use of fountain pens in particular. The objective of the day is to emphasize the pleasure […]]]>

Fountain Pen Day, celebrated this year on November 4, is the first Friday in November. It was founded in 2012 and is a day dedicated to honoring and encouraging the enjoyment of writing in general as well as the use of fountain pens in particular. The objective of the day is to emphasize the pleasure of creative writing done with elegance as well as the elegance of writing with attractive instruments.

Story;
The first type of fountain pen was used by the ancient Egyptians around 3000 BC. AD Stylus was the name given to them. They wrote on reed straw with ink made from vegetable gum and soot. These were called “dipping pens” because of the way the ink was applied to them. “Reservoir pens”, or pencils capable of holding their ink, were created over a long period of time. After being invented in 953, metal ballpoint pens were first reported in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Importance;
Fountain Pen Day was created in 2012 by Fountainpenday.org to encourage the use of fountain pens in everyday life and to promote handwriting in general. On this day, special discounts are offered to help both those who have never used a fountain pen before and those who already love them to upgrade or add another to their collection.

Although no longer the standard writing instrument of the day, fountain pens are nonetheless used for crucial government documents. These days they are generally seen as luxury goods and sporadically as status symbols. Fountain pens are versatile tools that can be used for a range of artistic pursuits, such as expressive calligraphy and handwriting, ink drawings, and professional art and design.

Interesting facts;

  • Leonardo da Vinci invented and used a fountain pen during the Renaissance.

  • Fountain pen writing activities for stress relief are available on YouTube.

  • In the early 20th century, glass and thin copper tubes were used to make cartridges.

  • As metal corrodes a little over time, gold-tipped fountain pens eventually adapt to the writing style of the user.

  • The smallest fountain pen ever created, the “Nanofountain probe”, can paint or write with lines as thin as 40 nanometers, almost half the diameter of a human hair.

  • Starting your fountain pen collection on Fountain Pen Day is a smart move. Create a group of pen pals, write a letter to a close friend or family member, and send and receive authentic letters to perfect your writing.
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Artisan variety on display at the Peninsula Bazaar | Arts https://logprotect.net/artisan-variety-on-display-at-the-peninsula-bazaar-arts/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 07:15:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/artisan-variety-on-display-at-the-peninsula-bazaar-arts/ A display wall showcases creations from Nancy Elwood’s colorful studio in Ocean Park, Washington. She has items for miniature gardens, decorated sand dollars and lighthouses. Nancy Elwood has always had an artistic side. She draws in high school, learns calligraphy and watercolour. This was put on hold as she worked a number of jobs, including […]]]>






A display wall showcases creations from Nancy Elwood’s colorful studio in Ocean Park, Washington. She has items for miniature gardens, decorated sand dollars and lighthouses.


Nancy Elwood has always had an artistic side. She draws in high school, learns calligraphy and watercolour. This was put on hold as she worked a number of jobs, including sales with Hickory Farms, a cookie bouquet business and her own soap operation.

She developed sales skills while helping to clear a family estate. After her father’s death and her mother’s dementia progressed, she sought an outlet for the stress of being a caregiver.

Nancy quickly discovered a knack for upcycling discarded items or garage sales into three-dimensional works of art – some festive or beach-themed, others whimsical.







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Nancy Elwood displays quirks that fit into a “fairy garden.” Miniature items are among the items available at a Holiday Bazaar on Friday and Saturday. Elwood developed her skills creating recycled art using discarded objects as a way to relieve stress while caring for her mother.


“I’m not a great artist, although I took classes,” she said. After her mother’s death, she and her husband Wes moved from Portland to Ocean Park, Washington.

Now semi-retired, the duo have created two studios to practice their arts under the name Boondocks Vintique, a name combining vintage and antiquity. Wes Elwood creates sturdy works of art by welding together old railroad spikes and horseshoes. Nancy has a separate studio filled with her crafts.

She relishes the challenge. “This is my little puzzle. What am I going to turn this into?” she says, gesturing around packed wall displays that range from a miniature tribute to Marilyn Monroe to an ornate bucket of sand dollars. “The reward is using the creative part of my brain and trying new things,” she added.

OrientationThe couple’s work will be showcased at a gift bazaar on the Long Beach Peninsula this weekend. The event is led by Jan Bono, a local author and retired teacher. To make sales and connect with her readers, she sells them from booths at regional events.

With the help of the Elwoods and more than a dozen local artists, she is organizing a large-scale holiday event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Peninsula Church Center in Seaview.

Bono promotes the event as a one-of-a-kind local craft holiday gift bazaar. “The trend for holiday gifts is to go back to handmade items, as opposed to an impersonal gift card, or just clicking on a product online.” she says.

“Bazaars can be win-win-win. The buyer can give a unique handmade item to a loved one, they support our local artisans and the makers now have a small free room at home to make others with pleasure.







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Jan Bono hosts a bazaar set for Seaview, Washington.


FoodBono will be there with his books, including six mystery novels set in Long Beach and two more recent works. Lorna Hansen of Long Beach and her daughter, Kim, will offer reimagined jewelry.

A portion of their sales will benefit the Grassroots Garbage Gang, a volunteer group that cleans up the peninsula’s beaches four times a year.

Other participants include Ocean Park painters Kathryn Murdock and Gloria Martin, and chainsaw artist Blaine Gunkel. John Holman will have magnetic signs, Joan Porter will have Christmas decorations, Cathy Hamilton will present art made with seashells and Don Perry will present metal objects with nature motifs.

Artist Naselle Judy Jeffrey will bring shoulder handbags and Dee Anttonen will create epoxy tumblers and pens.

In addition to art, there will be food to go. Erin Glenn of Cranguyma Farms will provide fresh local cranberries, John Good will provide scones and cookies, Amy Cords has marina sauce, Denise LaRochelle has jams and pickles and Ivan Sultan of Astoria will provide garlic energy bars black. Another participant from Clatsop County is Jeff Skotland of Cannon Beach, who takes nature and wildlife photos.

OrdersBono, the organizer, tried to invite artists with different styles of craftsmanship. “Most vendors are happy to take special orders, and having this bazaar on Nov. 4-5 gives them time to do that before Dec. 25 arrives.”

Safety will be in mind. “We would like to call this a post-pandemic bazaar, but there will be sanitizer available at the door, and masks are definitely encouraged,” she said.

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Emirates News Agency – Sharjah Ruler opens ‘Blessed Verses and Creative Pens’ exhibition https://logprotect.net/emirates-news-agency-sharjah-ruler-opens-blessed-verses-and-creative-pens-exhibition/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 15:45:21 +0000 https://logprotect.net/emirates-news-agency-sharjah-ruler-opens-blessed-verses-and-creative-pens-exhibition/ SHARJAH, 31st October, 2022 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, today opened the “Blessed Verses and Creative Pens” exhibition; Illuminations on the best manuscripts of the Quran from Hamid Jaafar Collection, at the Museum of Islamic Civilization in Sharjah. After his arrival, […]]]>

SHARJAH, 31st October, 2022 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, today opened the “Blessed Verses and Creative Pens” exhibition; Illuminations on the best manuscripts of the Quran from Hamid Jaafar Collection, at the Museum of Islamic Civilization in Sharjah.

After his arrival, His Highness visited the exhibition, which will be on display until March 19, 2023.

The exhibition presents a collection of priceless Quranic manuscripts, including more than 50 original pieces, a painting and a carpet, all of which date back more than 14 centuries. These objects highlight the importance of Islamic civilization as a unifying force and source of inspiration for various cultures around the world, including China, Spain, Morocco, Southeast Asia and the Near East. .

Exhibits include an 1844 Quran manuscript by calligrapher Sharifa Waheeda Yaqouta, and an approximately 1.7 meter high page from the “Bey Sanqur” Quran, which is considered the tallest among the Qurans in the Middle Ages, and dates back to 1400.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Crescent Group, which has decided to provide these extensive collections to commemorate its 50th anniversary, expresses the efforts of the Sharjah Museums Authority to educate the public about the background of Arabic calligraphy and his contribution to the development of the artistic world.

The exhibition also demonstrates the organization of a number of educational activities that reinforce the role of museums as an educational hub, and includes a series of family workshops that will continue for the duration of the exhibition.

The opening of the exhibition was attended by Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority; Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention; Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the President of the UAE; a number of senior officials and heads of departments Government officials and representatives of diplomatic missions in the country; Hamid Jaafar, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Al Hilal Group; and Manal Ataya, Chief Executive of the Sharjah Museums Authority.

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Artist Weymouth a master of Dungeons & Dragons cards, figurines https://logprotect.net/artist-weymouth-a-master-of-dungeons-dragons-cards-figurines/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 09:07:13 +0000 https://logprotect.net/artist-weymouth-a-master-of-dungeons-dragons-cards-figurines/ WEYMOUTH – Ian Day is a storyteller at heart. But rather than writing novels, songs or short stories, the Weymouth resident uses calligraphy pens, paints and polymer clay sculptures to build worlds full of stretched mountains and streams, terrifying creatures and creatures. an endless barrage of characters. “I’m someone who’s very passionate about design, and […]]]>

WEYMOUTH – Ian Day is a storyteller at heart.

But rather than writing novels, songs or short stories, the Weymouth resident uses calligraphy pens, paints and polymer clay sculptures to build worlds full of stretched mountains and streams, terrifying creatures and creatures. an endless barrage of characters.

“I’m someone who’s very passionate about design, and map design in particular,” Day said.

Ian Day from Weymouth creates maps of fantasy lands, including those used to play immersive games, such as Dungeons and Dragons, using pen and ink.

It all started when Day was running a Dungeons & Dragons campaign for a group of friends. In fantasy role-playing, the main storyteller – called a dungeon master – has complete creative license to invent entire worlds filled with paranormal creatures, eccentric characters and magical abilities, right down to the scenery of the setting itself.

As the group embarked on a new game – called a campaign in the world of D&D – Day drew a map for players to understand where they were in this invented world, where they could go and what they could do .

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Golden Artist Colors launches new “High-Flow” acrylics https://logprotect.net/golden-artist-colors-launches-new-high-flow-acrylics/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 21:35:22 +0000 https://logprotect.net/golden-artist-colors-launches-new-high-flow-acrylics/ Golden Artist Colors, the beloved New York paint company that just celebrated its first anniversary as Company 100% owned by its employees, has launched 37 new colors in an extension of its High Flow Acrylics collection. The pigments include fluorescents, iridescents and additional luminous value tints which are generally popular among the other Golden Acrylic […]]]>

Golden Artist Colors, the beloved New York paint company that just celebrated its first anniversary as Company 100% owned by its employees, has launched 37 new colors in an extension of its High Flow Acrylics collection. The pigments include fluorescents, iridescents and additional luminous value tints which are generally popular among the other Golden Acrylic color ranges.

Not to be confused with inks, Golden’s High Flow Acrylics are extremely thin, multi-faceted paints developed with 100% acrylic polymer dispersion for strong, long-lasting application with outstanding water and chemical resistance. According to the company, artists can use the high flow acrylics for large and small scale projects in a variety of ways, including but not limited to calligraphy and fine line detailing, airbrushing, painting with a standard brush, etc.

The pigments used are finely ground and mixed with flow improvers, film levelers and retarders to prevent clogging of tools such as dip pens, airbrushes and small nozzle bottles.

Detail of “Highwire” (2016) by Diana Cooper on display at the Moss Art Center at Virginia Tech. Cooper used Golden’s high flow acrylics as a paint marker on Photo Tex. (image courtesy of Diana Cooper)

Multimedia artist Diana Cooper told Hyperallergic that she has long been “a big fan” of Golden’s acrylics and high-speeds.

“I use their high flow acrylics in a special way,” she said. “I put it in an empty paint marker, which allows me to draw with it on any surface. I couldn’t have done my “Highwire” installation, where I drew on Photo Tex, without the varied and true colors that Golden produces.

Cooper custom designed”Highwire(2016) to be exhibited at Virginia Tech’s Moss Art Center for nearly three years, and it was the artist’s first time had never used Photo Tex, a removable adhesive fabric that made up the panels of the large-scale installation.

A taste of Golden’s new Iridescent Bright Gold (Fine) paint from the High Flow Acrylics expansion (image courtesy of Golden Artist Colors)

Golden’s Senior Brand Manager, Bryce Lampe, explained the company’s color choices for the high-flow acrylic expansion.

“We added three fluorescent colors and three iridescent colors,” Lampe told Hyperallergic. “The existing Fluorescent and Iridescent colors have been some of the most popular High Flow colors, and these additions bring even more breadth and versatility. And now, for the first time, we have two interference colors changing color in the line.

Lampe also wanted to draw attention to the nine additional light value paints that have been added to the collection and how they are a particularly beneficial supply to have on deck.

A refillable paint marker using Fluorescent Magenta (image courtesy of Golden Artist Colors)

“We launched several of these colors in our Heavy Body line in 2018, and they’ve been extremely popular with artists,” he said. “These handy shades can be tricky to mix consistently – requiring only the slightest amount of pigment added to the white. Having them available pre-made from Golden allows artists to find the same clean, brilliant blends every time. ‘they are painting.

New additions are marked with the word “NEW” on the updated color chart at Golden’s website. High Flow Acrylic Bottles are now available in 1 ounce, 4 ounce and 16 ounce sizes at local art supply retailers across the United States.

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