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This is the tenth phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. One of the most dynamic things about this type of art is how light factors in. Changing immediately from a flat portrait to a 3-dimensional portrait. Here is a detail of that reflective light. The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and […]

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This is the tenth phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. One of the most dynamic things about this type of art is how light factors in. Changing immediately from a flat portrait to a 3-dimensional portrait. Here is a detail of that reflective light. The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and […]

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The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated […]

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The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated […]

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The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and comabativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. This is the final phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. Come see it in person at Woolpunkstudios in Jersey City this […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The 3rd and 4th  phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. It is nearly complete in time for a show at Woolpunkstudios […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The second phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. I have completed the outline for the image and will now add the […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The first phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. Tweet

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The cover of today’s New York Post, boldly proclaiming “Praise Jesus!”, was originally in reference to Venezuelan baseball catcher Jesus Montero of the NY Yankees, who hit his first Major League home run the day before.   Out of context, however, I found it a very appropriate headline for this conservatively-biased and sensationalistic tabloid. I […]

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Old News. Permanently Silenced. I listened to a news reporter describe Bin Laden as a lone wolf and so that inspired this image. Even wolves can be prey. Tweet

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The Most Wanted Face of Terrorism Gulf Spill Casts Shadow Over Shell Plans in Alaska Tweet

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Permanently Silenced. I listened to a news reporter today describe Bin Laden as a lone wolf and so that inspired this image. This is phase one for this front page story. Tweet

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So about two seconds after I picked up the paper, I decided that there is no way that I could comfortably glitter anything about Osama Bin Laden and I figured that there would be enough people covering that story anyways….so I buried deeper into the paper and found this gem by photographer Julie Jacobson!!  It’s […]

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In a lifetime of emotional and physical setbacks, serious illnesses and accidents, and several near-death experiences, Ms. Taylor was a survivor. “I’ve been lucky all my life,” she said just before turning 60. “Everything was handed to me. Looks, fame, wealth, honors, love. I rarely had to fight for anything. But I’ve paid for that […]

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Authorities say 75-year-old Aiyastan Shakaryan severed a fiberoptics cable on March 28, shutting off the information highway in much of Georgia and all of Armenia for several hours. The cable ran parallel to a railroad track in eastern Georgia where she was allegedly scavenging. I was unable to find the second article online. It was […]

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Tiny Trifecta

April 8, 2011 by

TINY TRIFECTA OPENS TOMORROW NIGHT! 100+ Artists, $100 Tiny Art, on the 100th Day of the Year April 9th to May 1st, 2011 Tweet

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times Obituaries Although […]

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First articles on newspaper’s site, Libya, war… The voice of the journalist being a voice synth instead of a human being adds to the situation… Tweet

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Meet Gladys Horton who was the lead singer of the Marvelettes. The group that gave Motown Records their first No. 1 hit, ‘Please Mr. Postman. This is phase five for Gladys. In order for her to stand out, she is be the only one in her group that will remain in color, the other three […]

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Newspapers reported that Bob Parsons, CEO of Go Daddy, recently returned from Zimbabwe. While there on vacation, he shot and killed an elephant, claiming that the animals were threatening the crops of local farmers. Parsons then went on to post a self-congratulatory video of the shooting, and his subsequent posing, viewable here. Tweet

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IMG SRC = Aris Messinis/ Agence France-Presse – Getty Images It’s been a crazy month for me personally.  I started this project as a student and a barista at Starbucks and I sit here today a gallery assistant at TWO galleries and I quit my job at Starbucks and became a full-time freelance web design […]

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Panic and Heroism Greeted Crisis at Japan Nuclear Plant Tweet

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The NY Daily News reported on a New Jersey correctional facility where prisoners planned to import coloring books containing drawings tinted with an orange paste made from the potent narcotic Suboxone. The drug-saturated pages were mixed in with innocuous ones, a telltale orange distinguishing the opiate substitute. Authorities discovered the ruse with the help of […]

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Alaska Clash Over Resources and Rights Heats Up Comedy of Errors in Kabul as Karzai Aide Is Arrested, Then Released Tweet

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Washington Debates Idea of Arming Libyan Rebels Tweet

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Meet Margot Stevenson, a stage actress for over six decades. A lady of the theater. The daughter of an actor and the mother of an actress. Her final stage role was in the late 1990s     -The New York Times Obituaries I outlined my interpretation of her body laying across a chair and added the curtains […]

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The NY Post reports that the City Council is targeting landlords who neglect bedbug problems in their buildings. Tweet

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Grisly Blast at Arms Factory Follows Yemeni Forces’ Pullout Tweet

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In a lifetime of emotional and physical setbacks, serious illnesses and accidents, and several near-death experiences, Ms. Taylor was a survivor. “I’ve been lucky all my life,” she said just before turning 60. “Everything was handed to me. Looks, fame, wealth, honors, love. I rarely had to fight for anything. But I’ve paid for that […]

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Often when reading a newspaper, it is difficult not to form connections between two otherwise disparate headlines on the same page. In this case, a New York Post story about Mayor Bloomberg’s participation at the annual Inner Circle comedy show, juxtaposed with a story about Gov. Cuomo’s early delivery of the state budget. Tweet

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A New York Prosecutor With Worldwide Reach Tweet

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The NY Daily News reported on several neighborhoods in Queens that have recently been flooded with business cards, or “chica chica” cards, printed with photos of half-naked women that advertise the phone numbers of prostitution services. The proliferation of the baseball card-sized advertisements have drawn the attention of angry residents and local politicians, who want […]

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times Obituaries This […]

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Pointing With Your Eyes, to Give the Mouse a Break When New York City Bloomed Tweet

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The World According to Tim Ferriss The Tim Ferriss Kettle Bell/eReader. Operators are standing by! Tweet

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In a lifetime of emotional and physical setbacks, serious illnesses and accidents, and several near-death experiences, Ms. Taylor was a survivor. “I’ve been lucky all my life,” she said just before turning 60. “Everything was handed to me. Looks, fame, wealth, honors, love. I rarely had to fight for anything. But I’ve paid for that […]

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The NY Daily News reported that the Oxford English Dictionary has recently added 900 new words this week, including internet slang such as LOL and OMG. Tweet

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Syrian Troops Open Fire on Protesters in Several Cities Chinese Democracy Activist Is Given 10-Year Sentence Tweet

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Trying to Save a City, or at Least a Part Japan Encourages a Wider Evacuation From Reactor Area Tweet

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It’s Tracking Your Every Move And You May Not Even Know Tweet

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enemy lines

March 26, 2011 by

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Simple Truths in Matters of Life and Death Islamist Group Is Rising Force in a New Egypt Tweet

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The NY Daily News interviewed a stonemason responsible for many sculptures in and around the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in the Morningside Heights section of New York City. Having lived across the street from the largest Gothic cathedral in the world for the last eight years, the hand-carved ornamentation, portals, arches, and […]

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Arrowheads Found in Texas Dial Back Arrival of Humans in America Islamist Group Is Rising Force in a New Egypt Tweet

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Arrowheads Found in Texas Dial Back Arrival of Humans in America Short on Funds, but Long on Pink Sl Tweet

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I like this spill, it’s from March 9th, but was set aside that day for a less time consuming drawing. I found it again, in my stack of papers, and wanted to share it. Tweet

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According to the NY Daily News and the NY Post, city planners and local politicians purport that the most recent US Census erred by severely underreporting the actual population of New York City, with the most glaring errors in Brooklyn and Queens. Tweet

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Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday morning, but the writer of the obituary the New York Times published celebrating the film star died six years ago. Mel Gussow, a New York Times theater critic and cultural reporter, wrote more than 4,000 items for the Gray Lady during his 35 years of service. Before he died of cancer […]

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Crisis Revives Long U.S. Fight on Spent Fuel Returning Chestnut Trees to City Where Blight Was First Found Tweet

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life lives here?

March 24, 2011 by

On the second page, in the HOME section, I noticed an ad for California Closets. Their moto: “life lives here.” I’m not sure I understand what that means. Tweet

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Elizbeth Taylor Passes at 79. She was a true beauty. Tweet

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Anxiety Up as Tokyo Gives Warning on Its Tap Water Tweet

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times Obituaries This […]

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This is an attempt to turn the chaotic image of the tsunami into a thing of calm beauty. The repetition of the circles recalls the peaceful undulation of waves against the shore. Artist: Smith

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Crisis Revives Long U.S. Fight on Spent Fuel Returning Chestnut Trees to City Where Blight Was First Found Tweet

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The New York Daily News reported on a Voodoo priest, whose ritual candles sparked a deadly fire in Brooklyn last month. The paper states that there are many supposed Voodoo priests in the area that use their position to prey on women for money and sex. Tweet

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Oil Spill in South Atlantic Threatens Endangered Penguins Detroit Census Confirms a Desertion Like No Other Tweet

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New Census Figures on Detroit Reveal a Grim Pattern of Flight Tweet

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changed atmosphere

March 23, 2011 by

Amid Rubble in capital From Attacks, Hints of a Changed Atmosphere, page A11 Int’l. Been seeing lots of photos of rubble and wreckage in the news, I wondered about the trees. I felt the need to insert one. Tweet

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It is a weird juxtaposition of images when you have all these pics of people crying or dead and in ruins then on the back page a full page spread of Kelly Osbourne with a macys collection. Tweet

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Img Src = Shiho Fukada For The International Herald Tribune Tweet

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times Tweet

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“Radiated Newspaper Mask” shows what society is exposed to through newspaper, and the negative conflicts and issues consisting of today’s society. In a sense, while watching the news, or reading the newspaper, we are all putting on such mask, as we’re being warned and informed of the negativities of the world. Therefore, the mask is made of newspaper clippings describing the issues and negativities of current events occurring around the world.

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The Daily News reported today on a dramatic game between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics. Shown is a video of a very diverse impromptu crowd dispersing in Times Square after watching the remaining moments of the game as it was broadcasted live on a large screen inside a store. Tweet

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times (phase one) […]

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nuclear ripple

March 22, 2011 by

Radiation, Once Free, Can Follow Tricky Path Tweet

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Key Supporters Are Forsaking Yemen Leader Tweet

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img src=Mary DiBlase Blaich for the New York Times Tweet

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After Panic buying, Chinese seek refunds on salt, AT&T Monster, More turmoil everywhere, Pirated DVD’s, The Funnies! Tweet

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The New York Post reports that a clinic in Iowa has launched a campaign designed to attract men into undergoing vasectomies on a Thursday or Friday during the next two weeks so that they can recuperate on the couch watching NCAA men’s basketball championship games all weekend. Unable to find an actual advertisement for the […]

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