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Με τροποποίηση της τελευταίας στιγμής στο νομοσχέδιο «Συλλογική διαχείριση δικαιωμάτων πνευματικής ιδιοκτησίας και συγγενικών δικαιωμάτων, χορήγηση πολυεδαφικών αδειών για επιγραμμικές χρήσεις μουσικών έργων» του υπουργείου Πολιτισμού, τα smartphone εξαιρέθηκαν τελικά από το τέλος πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων. Ωστόσο, για τα tablet με RAM άνω των 4 GB το "χαράτσι" αυξήθηκε σε 2%, από 1% που προβλεπόταν.
Στη μορφή που είχε κατατεθεί το νομοσχέδιο στη Βουλή, τόσο στα smartphone όσο και στα tablet με RAM άνω των 4 GB επιβαλλόταν τέλος 1% για την αμοιβή κατόχων πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων. Ο λόγος ήταν πως οι συγκεκριμένες "έξυπνες" συσκευές μπορούν να «αντικαθιστούν τους υπολογιστές ως προς κάποιες λειτουργίες τους», όπως αναφερόταν στην αιτιολογική έκθεση. Έτσι, έχουν τη δυνατότητα να αντιγράφουν πνευματικά έργα ή να αναπαράγουν αντίγραφά τους.

Τελικά, το σκεπτικό αυτό υιοθετήθηκε μόνο για τα tablet, τα οποία επομένως μαζί με τα PC, επιβαρύνονται με χαράτσι 2% επί της αξίας τους, «ως αμοιβή που κατανέµεται στους πνευµατικούς δηµιουργούς, στους ερµηνευτές ή εκτελεστές καλλιτέχνες, στους παραγωγούς γραµµένων µαγνητικών ταινιών ή άλλων γραµµένων υλικών φορέων ήχου ή εικόνας ή ήχου και εικόνας και στους εκδότες εντύπων».

Η επιβολή τέλους για πνευματικά δικαιώματα χρονολογείται από το 1993 και επιβαρύνει οποιοδήποτε μέσο, μη ηλεκτρονικό (π.χ. φωτοτυπικά, μαγνητοταινίες, φωτοτυπικό χαρτί) ή ηλεκτρονικό (π.χ. CD, σκληροί δίσκοι) μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί για την αντιγραφή ή την αναπαραγωγή έργων που χρήζουν πνευματικής ιδιοκτησίας.

Παράλληλα, σύμφωνα με το νομοσχέδιο, ορίζεται σε 6% της αξίας «η αµοιβή για τις συσκευές εγγραφής ήχου ή εικόνας ή ήχου και εικόνας, µαγνητικές ταινίες ή άλλους υλικούς φορείς πρόσφορους για την αναπαραγωγή ήχου ή εικόνας ή ήχου και εικόνας, στα οποία συµπεριλαµβάνονται οι υλικοί φορείς ψηφιακής αντιγραφής εκτός των αποθηκευτικών µέσων χωρητικότητας κάτω του 1 TByte όπως επίσης και για συσκευές ή εξαρτήµατα ανεξάρτητα εάν λειτουργούν σε συνάρτηση ή µη µε ηλεκτρονικούς υπολογιστές και χρησιµοποιούνται για την ψηφιακή αντιγραφή, µετεγγραφή ή µε άλλο τρόπο αναπαραγωγή (εκτός των σαρωτών και των εκτυπωτών)».

Από την άλλη πλευρά, με τέλος 4% επιβαρύνονται τα φωτοτυπικά, τα scanner, οι εκτυπωτές, το χαρτί κατάλληλο για φωτοτυπίες, καθώς και τα αποθηκευτικά μέσα χωρητικότητας κάτω του 1 TByte. Για όλες τις κατηγορίες, ορίζεται πως το τέλος καταβάλλεται από τους παραγωγούς των προϊόντων ή τους εισαγωγείς τους. Στην πραγματικότητα, ωστόσο, μετακυλίεται στον καταναλωτή.

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    Espacio de Raquel Samper
     
     Carolina de "Carola Vintage"  organizando su espacio.

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              How I found my brother - Part 1        

    I said I would tell you about how we found our brother and here it is - true to my word. How my brother found us (Part 2) will follow soon.
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    One Friday evening in February 2013, my OH and I were on our way to Kettering to meet up with my brothers. We were stopping at the eldest brother's to pick him up and then go on to the the youngest brother's for a drink and a catch up. My mum and eldest brother had moved to Kettering from London in 1999, and my youngest brother moved to Kettering in 2006. My mum died in 2009 and my dad died, aged only 47, in 1980.

    When we got to the eldest brother's house he told me that someone had come to the door earlier in the day; spoken to him and had left him a card. He said the person - a man - said that he used to work with my mum. This immediately rang alarm bells because I knew my mum had for most of her working life, worked predominantly with women.

    When I read the card (I still have it), I literally went weak at the knees and had to sit down, but I knew at once that what it said was inescapably true. On 13th February, 1953; thirteen months before I was born in March 1954, and before my mum married my dad; my mum gave birth to a baby boy whom she called 'Julian Jerome Flynn' - (her maiden name was Flynn). She gave birth to Julian in St. Pelagia's Home for Penitent Girls (I kid you not) which was  in Highgate, North London. It's since been demolished and is now a gated development.

    All three of us were very close to our mum. We all loved her deeply. She was our rock, we knew she loved us unconditionally and she was always there for us. She was great fun to be with; we loved her company and spending time with her. Yet, none of us knew about this other brother. On that night I could only feel shock at the not knowing as we set off to the younger brother's house.
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    St Pelagia's Home for Destitute Girls at No. 25 Bickerton Road in Upper Holloway was founded in 1889 by the Roman Catholic order of the Sisters Servants of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.It provided  accommodation for unmarried mothers and their first-born babies, who were allowed to enter the Home when the child was a fortnight old.
    The girls were admitted free of charge on condition that they contributed to the earning power of the Home by working in its laundry.
    The Home later occupied the neighouring house at No. 27 Bickerton Road.

    In 1934 it moved to West Hill Place, a large house on Highgate West Hill, where it re-opened in 1936 after the Convent of Sacred Hearts had been built adjoining the original mansion.

    In March 1948 Mayfield, an adjoining 2-storey Victorian house, was bought and equipped as an antenatal and maternity home.  It had 18 beds and was named St Joseph's Maternity Home.

    The Labour Ward was on the first floor, while the ground floor contained 6 antenatal beds, and 12 postnatal beds in 3- or 5-bedded wards, with 12 cots for the babies.  An isolation room was added later.

    The patients, who stayed for an average of 12 weeks,  were cared for by three nurses.

    The LCC paid a guinea (21 shillings - £1.05) a weeks to the Home for expectant mothers and 25 shillings (£1.25) for mothers and babies (this was later increased to £2 10s (£2.50) a week).

    In 1954 the Homes had 70 beds for mothers and their babies.  Both properties had extensive gardens of 2 acres, but the buildings were in much need of repair, with damaged ceilings in St Joseph's and a leaking flat roof.

    The Homes closed in 1972.


    Present status (February 2009)
    The Homes and the convent were demolished in 1970.  Their site now contains Hill Court and the West Hill Park estate.



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    This is an article about St. Pelagia's from the Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10932969/Convent-that-forced-young-mothers-to-give-up-their-babies.html

    It is certainly worth reading although I don't believe my mum was forced to give Julian up by the nuns, but it would have been extremely difficult to have kept him. One, it would have got back to her parents in Ireland and the shame of having an unmarried daughter with a child could have led to ostracism by their community. Secondly,  in England there wasn't much in the way of good affordable childcare in the 1950s and mum would have to have worked to support herself and her child. There was a lot of stigma and shame attached to being an unmarried mother at that time.

    When we got to the youngest brother's house I told him get himself a glass of wine and sit down as we had some news for him! We spent the rest of the night on the computer trying to find out more information. The one thing we did know was that our dad wasn't Julian's dad. 

    I rang Ireland and spoke to two of our surviving aunts - my mother's sister's - they were totally unaware of Julian. One of the aunt's told me they had only been made aware of my existence (and my mum's marriage) when my mum turned up in Ireland with me aged 11 months! I was left  with my grandparent's and my aunt's, who were only young teenagers at the time, for about 3 months whilst she returned to England and work - of which more later.

    Our searches on the computer kept taking us to an agent who represented Brian May (of Queen) and eventually brought us to a picture of someone called 'Julian Littman. This person looked exactly like one of our first cousins; the eldest son of my mum's older and closest sister, Aunty Betty.  Unfortunately, this aunt had died in the late 1980s.

    The card that had been left had telephone contact numbers on it and we agreed that in the morning I would call the numbers. I didn't sleep a wink that night and got up really early to search on my own computer for any information. This is what I found:


    Å leve og bo med en tannlege har sine absolutte utfordringer, spesielt for alle oss som sympatiserte og heiet pÃ¥ Karius og Baktusbror i den klassiske thrilleren signert Egner/Caprino. Tenk at det gÃ¥r an Ã¥ være sÃ¥ sjofel? Å bare rive bort to sÃ¥nne artig-perer fra bÃ¥de hus og hjem! Med fullt overlegg. Uten erstatning... I beste sendetid!?!  Den unge Blomsterstjernen syntes oppriktig synd pÃ¥ de to krølltassene.

    En hel generasjon av foreldre ble massesuggert til Ã¥ ta knekken pÃ¥ alt knekk. Men heldigvis (for Karius og Baktus) fantes det noen fÃ¥ unntak, noen dypt tiltrengte frisoner for sukkerkandis og farinade... OgsÃ¥ kalt sosialboliger  - et topphemmelig himmelrike for Kariuser og Baktuser! Blomsterstjernen var att pÃ¥ til sÃ¥ heldig at han pÃ¥ barneskolen gikk i klasse med en jente fra et slikt hjem, med matvaner sÃ¥ obskure at Torbjørn Egner nok snudde seg i graven flere ganger om dagen, selv lenge før han døde!

    Blomsterstjernen sørget derfor en sjelden gang for Ã¥ snike seg med denne venninnen hjem. Der var det nemlig sirup til frokost, middag og kvelds. Lysehvitt loff med dobbelsukret lys sirup fra mandag til søndag..! For et herlig liv! Tenkte vi den gang...

    Blomsterstjernen og klassevenninnen fotografert rett etter middag i sosialboligen...

    Men de tidene er forbi.... for lengst (om de i det hele tatt har vært..?)! I klørne på en tannlege lever man som man kan forstå i et hermetisk lukket "de-farinisert" samfunn. Sukker kun til lørdags, og da stort sett i moderate tilmålte mengder. Selvsagt skjærer det seg en gang i blant... Her forleden kom f.eks. Blomsterstjernen i skade for å spise en trekvart Freia Melkesjokolade på egenhånd!?! 153 gram livsfarlig dop rett i blodbanen! Tennene klapret av glede. Insulinkjertlene gikk amok. Tannlegekonen fikk visuelt overført glukose-sjokk og var rystet langt inn i innvollene! Hun kompenserte sporenstreks med å putte i seg en hel pose marsipan for å være skuls. Og innvollene ble ikke bedre av den grunn...

    Men stort sett spiser Blomsterstjerenfamilien sunt og godt. Saltmat til middag, søtmat til dessert. Og da aller helst naturens egen søtmat. Det var derfor svært fristende Ã¥ bryte litt opp i dette sedvanlige sunnhetsmønsteret da konemor hadde bursdag denne uken. Far og datter hadde derfor lagt en slu plan om Ã¥ snu opp ned pÃ¥ alt man forventer av en sunn norsk middag... 

    Etter flere ukers forberedelser var menyen klar! Ved første øyekast også nokså tradisjonell?

    Tradisjonell meny? Pizza til middag, muffins til dessert... Ikke noe nytt ved det?

    Men selvsagt var det en liten "twist"... 

    Den slue planen var nemlig å bytte litt rundt på det forventede - ved å servere søt pizza og salte muffins! Akkurat som i bakvendt land. Etter måneder med forskning og ekspedisjoner i all verdens matbutikker var ingredienslistene klare. Målet var jo at øyet likevel skulle bli lurt til å tro at Pizzaen var salt som en svett mann og Muffinsen søt som en nydusjet dame.

    Søtt eller salt? Sunn glede eller djevelens verk?

    Far og datter byttet derfor ut den sedvanlige pizzadeigen med søt bolledeig. Tomatsausen måtte vike for bringebærsyltetøy. Paprika ble erstattet av røde, gule og grønne smågodt-frukter. Serranoskinken ble forbyttet med røde flate sukkergele-lisser. Mens marshmallows viste seg å være det perfekte substitutt for mozzarella kuler! Tilslutt var det bare til å raspe en hel pakke marsipan over pizzaen med funksjon som falsk hvitost....

    Far og datter gliste fornøyd! Om man myste godt med øynene (og holdt seg for nesen) kunne den nok på en god dag forveksles med en helt ekte middagspizza. Den var klar for neste etappe. 14 minutt på 225 grader!

    14 minutt senere: Nystekt super-sunn pizza..? (Den ene "mozzarellakulen" hang merkverdig godt fast i grytekluten...)

    Tiden var inne! Tannlegen kunne endelig inviteres inn på det superhemmelige bakekjøkkenet. På et bursdagspyntet spisebord ventet et hav av stearinlys en deilig nybakt pizza. Tannlegen ble rundlurt! - ihvertfall et lite tidel... "Men det luktet da voldsomt bringebær av den pizzaen?!?" Merkelig...

    BÃ¥de barn og voksne fikk hvert sitt moderate stykke pizza servert pÃ¥ tallerkenen. "Nam!" - ropte de minste... Tannlegens øyne snurret som i en karusell. Men mot alle odds smakte det faktisk langt bedre enn fryktet -  i et lite tidel, eller to, eller tre.

    Men det er noe med at når kroppen er innstilt på saltmat og middag, så blir søtmat rett og slett helt feil... Pizzaen var forståelig nok eksepsjonelt søt og inneholdt antageligvis like mye sukker som det forbrukes av hele tannlegeforeningen i løpet av et gjennomsnittlig år? Og det skulle også gi sine tydelige utslag på den sukkerfølsomme familien...

    Etter bare ett fortært pizzastykke gikk samtlige medlemmer av Blomsterstjernefamilien inn i akutt diabetes-sjokk! Sukkeret tok alle snareveier det kom over og vandret rett i hjerne- og hjertebark. Kvalmen fôr som en monsun rundt kjøkkenbordet... Ingen orket tanken på å smake på så mye som en smule til.

    "Litt" mer middagsrester igjen enn vanlig...

    Heldigvis var det snart dessert! Men også desserten luktet litt annerledes enn man kunne forvente?!? Saltbakte muffins med grovt mel, urter fra Provence, spekeskinke, chorizo pølse og cheddarost.

    Saltbakte grove kjøttmuffins til dessert

    Aldri før har en dessert vært mer kjærkommen! Middagsmuffinsene smakte av deilig salt; - sukkerets verste fiende og eliminator! Vel ombord i kroppen gikk saltet umiddelbart til angrep og kjempet nÃ¥deløst ned sukkermolkeyl for sukkermolekyl fra hjerte til  hjerne. Snart begynte middagsgjestene Ã¥ fÃ¥ tilbake deler av gangsynet.

    Men som følge av det forkvalmende sukkersjokket var det likevel bare så vidt man klarte å presse i seg desserten.

    Deilig kattemat fra Whiskas?

    Vanligvis er jo pizzarester svært populære innslag i matboksen neste dag. Men akkurat denne gang var det merkelig nok ingen som ville ta på seg ansvaret... Pizzarestene ville antageligvis gjøre langt større furore som kattemat nede hos den tidligere klassevenninnen?

    Fire manns verk - 20 ml forsvunnet.

    Tradisjonen tro skal det også serveres Lerum's julebrus når tannlegen har bursdag. Selvsagt i forsiktige former. Men selv ikke 4 (og en halv) tørste sjeler orket fortære mer enn 20 ml julebrus tilsammen! Iskaldt (sukkerfritt) vann var av en eller annen grunn langt mer populært akkurat denne ettermiddagen.

    Ja sÃ¥nn gÃ¥r det altsÃ¥ nÃ¥r man prøver Ã¥ lure en tannlege... 

    Alle var likevel enige om at påfunnet var svært artig og ikke minst kreativt, men at det kanskje ikke fungerte helt optimalt på middags-sultne kropper? For selv om smaken i og for seg var god, så var dette samtidig den verste "bursdags-middagen" i manns minne. (For ikke å si "konens minne")

    Hadde man bare byttet rundt og startet med desserten..?

    Dessert eller middag? Missert eller Deddag?

    Det hasardiøse middagsprosjektet gav også en liten sekundæreffekt, man strengt tatt kunne vært foruten?

    Blomsterstjernen liker jo ikke å kaste mat, og da det viste seg at man hadde laget dobbelt så mye bolle/pizza-deig som nødvendig, ja sto man jo i en liten knipe. Svært beklagelig var det også at både syltetøyboks og marshmallows-pose fremdeles bugnet av sukkerholdige kvaliteter? Det var rett og slett ikke annen råd enn å trille ut den resterende bolledeigen å stapp-fylle den med bringebær og sukkerskum til det tøt ut i alle kanter...

    8 minutt senere sto man der med 8 gigantiske sprekkfulle sukkermonster i hende - som man ikke vet sin arme råd med.

    Supersøte reserveboller til første besøkende... (kun 1 million kalorier pr gram)

    Førstemann som tør besøke Blomsterstjernen kan derfor vente seg noe EKSTRA EKSTRA søtt til kaffen!
    Blir det deg/deig?

    Jeg lover herved, på ære og tro, å aldri lure en tannlege igjen!
    (ihvertfall ikke på denne måten)

    Ønsker alle en sukkerfri adventshelg,







    P.S.
    Dersom noen skulle ønske å få tilsendt smaksprøver på disse ultrasøte skumbollene er det bare til å gi beskjed her i kommentarfeltet så sender jeg vederlagsfritt i hele Norden.









              ... og sÃ¥ kom toÃ¥rs-trassen...        

    Ja! Jeg vil! Jeg vil!!! Ja, ja, ja! JA!!! JA!!!!!!



    Fra nei-mann til ja-mann på 1-2-3-4-5-6-7?!?

    Ja er det ikke typisk? Her har vi akkurat feiret en fantastisk vellykket 2-Ã¥rsdag i Blomsterstjerneland. Vel og merke med alt for mye brask og en minst like stor dose bram. Men alt virket likevel sÃ¥ perfekt? Alt lÃ¥ til rette for et nytt godt stabilt Ã¥r for bursdagsbarnet og ikke minst hans trofaste følgere. Alt tydet pÃ¥ at vi atter en gang kunne se frem til 52 freidige fredager de kommende 52-53 ukene...


    Men allerede forrige fredag merket vi at noe var som det ikke skulle..?

    For som 2-Ã¥ringer flest er jo ogsÃ¥ Blomsterstjernen for et lite barn og regne... Og som vi vet. Med smÃ¥barn ligger det alltid en ny "trass" og venter rett rundt hjørnet, rett rundt neste sving, eller kanskje rett før forrige sving? Som seg hør og bør har derfor ogsÃ¥ undertegnede vært gjennom bÃ¥de "9-mÃ¥neders-trassen", "ett-Ã¥rs-trassen", "ett-og-et-halvt-Ã¥rs-trassen" og senest nÃ¥ rett før sommerferien: "22-mÃ¥neders-trassen".  

    Trassanfall kan jo by på så mangt. Men for Blomsterstjernen sin del har disse trass-anfallene stort sett dreid seg om fikse idéer rundt tanker om effektivisert blogging... Gang på gang har han proklamert at NÅ er det slutt på de lange innleggene her i Blomsterstjerneland! Gang på gang har han brutt lovnaden en uke eller 2 senere. Og det til gangs! Han er en lystløgner av rang! Han klarer rett og slett ikke holde ord...


    Men som dere sikkert skjønner er det jo ikke sÃ¥ helt lett Ã¥ bare redusere gjennomsnitts blogglengden fra 17.685 tegn den ene uken til 1.200 tegn den neste? Det ligger liksom i maske-mannens natur Ã¥ snakke mer om det rundtliggende, enn selve saken... Dessuten er det jo minst like viktig Ã¥ gjøre plass til en tilstrekkelig mengde utropstegn, spørsmÃ¥lstegn, tankeprikker, gÃ¥søyne, paranteser, onomatopoetikoner og intetsigende uttrykk av typen "som seg hør og bør" og "mot alle odds" etc før det kan kalles et ekte Blomsterstjerneinnlegg!?! 

    Den gylne regelen for et ekte Blomsterstjerneinnlegg tilsier sågar at det til en hver tid skal bestå av minst 66% tegnsetting (eller interpunksjon), maks 33% innhold, samt 1% løgn... Og dette bør man holde seg til!!! Ellers kan det gå galt! Virkelig galt... Han fikk jo smertelig erfare det da han her i februar ble nedringt av illsinte fans som følge av at han hadde vært alt for lite raus med tegnsettingen... Innlegget inneholdt nærmere 40% innhold!?! Han burde skamme seg! Og det gjorde han også...


    Men vi har jo alle etterhvert skjønt at det tydeligvis verken er teoretisk, praktisk eller upraktisk mulig for denne blasserte stjernen Ã¥ moderere seg i tegnmisbruk... Ikke en eneste person (eller katt) vil tro pÃ¥ ham om han nÃ¥ atter en gang lover Ã¥ skrive kortere innlegg??! 

    Pøh! Ikke lyg for meg! Vi vet det alle mann! Han er fordømt til skrivekrampe hver bidige gang han tar pennen fatt... Han er svak. Han er en tastaturmisbruker av verste sort, en totalavhengig tastatur-narkoman!

    Skrivelysten er rett og slett alt for sterk til Ã¥ motstÃ¥. I snitt bruker han opp minst ett tastatur pr uke. Bokstavene slites ned en etter en helt til man ikke lenger kan se forskjell pÃ¥ knappene for "Caps Lock" og "F9"! Men aller først forsvinner selvsagt konturene av "1-tallet" og "Shift"-knappen, den hellige koden for utropstegnet... (fanken... hvor er de blitt av??? Jo der var de: !!!)


    Riktignok så sier et gammelt ordtak at man ikke skal kvele skrivelysten? Men det er bare det at det akkurat nå er så mye spennende på gang i Blomsterstjerneland... Han bare må frigjøre litt tid. På nyåret blir det nemlig enda mer skriverier i andre fora enn kun på bloggen... De nye utfordringene krever full konsentrasjon! Og da trenger man både tid og inspirasjon.

    Forrige uke skjedde det uventede! Blomsterstjernen gikk plutselig tom for overskudd og satt igjen med en bøtte negativ inspirasjon. Han gikk i sjokk! Verden falt sammen. Toårstrassen tok overhånd. Han nektet å publisere. Hele hans kropp skrek av motvilje! Nei! NEI! VIL IKKE!!! Og når toåringer ikke vil noe, ja så er det heller ingen vits i å prøve. Med mindre man da drar frem det gamle sjokoladetrikset...


    Men det er dessverre kun lov om lørdager. Så noe måtte gjøres. Hardere lut måtte til. En slu plan ble utarbeidet. Og som vi vet kan 2-åringer være ganske lure av og til? Men kanskje ikke fullt så lure som foreldrene...

    Ettersom Blomsterstjernen nÃ¥ ettertrykkelig har bevist at han ikke KAN skrive kort, ja sÃ¥ mÃ¥ vi rett og slett bare la han skrive langt...? Men kanskje ikke fullt sÃ¥ ofte..? Blomsterstjernens alter-ego var derfor sÃ¥ vÃ¥gal Ã¥ foreslÃ¥ at han kun skulle fÃ¥ lov til Ã¥ blogge annenhver uke?!? Kunne vi kanskje klare Ã¥ holde ham i sjakk pÃ¥ den mÃ¥ten?!? Det er sjofelt, men kunne det være verdt et forsøk..? Det er jo tross alt bedre med 26 inspirerte innlegg enn 52 utspirerte?


    Blomsterstjernen gikk i sjokk mens han hvisket: "Hjeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!"

    Han klarer nemlig ikke å se sitt eget beste... For selv om han er helt enig i at han kan trenge litt pauser innimellom blir han gjennomsvett av tanken på 26 bloggfrie fredager det neste året! Kunne vi ikke redusere fraværet til 25 fredager? 21? 17,5? Han ble helt stresset av tanken! Han liker ikke å settes i bås. Liker ikke for stive tøyler... Liker ikke å ride til hest.

    Greit. Vi ble derfor enige om et kompromiss: Blomsterstjernen skal fÃ¥ blogge hver gang han er inspirert! Om det er annenhver uke, hver tredje uke eller 7 ganger pr uke bestemmer han selv... Eneste kriteriet er at innleggene MÅ publiseres fredager og KUN fredager! Dette er jo en fredagsblogg!!!

    Ingen må derfor få sjokk om det en fremtidig fredag plutselig ikke kommer noe innlegg, eller om det skulle komme 3 innlegg en og samme dag! This is the "NEW FLOWERSTAR"...


    Og til alle dere som har lagt Greenwich pÃ¥ hyllen og kun stiller klokken etter Blomsterstjernen mÃ¥ jeg derfor beklage... Det vil ikke lenger nødvendigvis komme innlegg hver bidige fredags morgen! Jeg vet det kommer som et sjokk... NÃ¥ blir det kun mulig Ã¥ stille klokken utvalgte fredager, ja med mindre man da titter innom gamlekjæresten fra Greenwich fra tid til annen: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/

    Det er derfor svært viktig at dere sjekker bloggen jevnlig! Legg det gjerne inn i fredagens morgenrituale: StÃ¥ opp, sjekk Blomsterstjernen, spis frokost, sjekk Blomsterstjernen, puss tennene, sjekk  Blomsterstjernen, gÃ¥ pÃ¥ do, sjekk Blomsterstjernen, gÃ¥ pÃ¥ jobb, sjekk Blomsterstjernen, sjekk Facebook, sjekk Blomsterstjernen, jobb litt, sjekk Blomsterstjernen, sjekk Facebook, sjekk Blomsterstjernen, spis lunch, sjekk Blomsterstjernen. Om det ikke er kommet noe innlegg innen lunch kan du nok like godt vente til neste fredag... Rykk tilbake til start.

    Men for å være på den helt sikre siden er det nok smartest å legge denne falske blomsterbloggen til i din bloggroll, eller kanskje enda bedre, bestevenne seg med undertegnede på Facebook. Først da kan man være 100% sikker på å få med seg samtlige livsviktige nyheter fra Blomsterstjerneland.


    Avslutningsvis vil jeg da bare takke for meg for denne gang. 
    Så sees vi neste fredag! (eller fredagen etter der, evt 3 ganger den førstkommende...)

    God solhelg! Det er sol i sikte!!!









    P.S. Samtlige av dagens bloggbilder ble knipset en mystisk trolsk aften da Blomsterstjerneland ble drapert i doble regnbuer og dommedagslys! Fantastisk snodig lyssetting da regnbuen slo ned i en høyblokk.

    P.P.S. Det ble foretatt en uoffisiell trekning av Riddersporefrøvinnere blant forrige ukes kommentatorer. De heldige vinnerne var Krepsemor og Mormor. Sistnevnte bes ta kontakt for premiering...

    P.P.P.S. I neste innlegg kan jeg endelig love ekte hagestoff igjen!!!







              Luke Van Hook Paintings Now at Brand Library Galleries "Circle in the Square" Yesung Kim, Barbara Kolo, Susan Sironi, Cheryl Walker thru Sept 5th 2008        
    The Entrance to the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale, California hosts a prominent postcard of the show "Circle in the Square" now exhibiting through September 5th, 2008


    PHOTO-JOURNAL BY GINGER VAN HOOK


    Photo above: 
    Cathy Billings, Art Librarian and Gallery Manager of the 
    Brand Library Art Galleries and Co-Curator of 
    "Circle in the Square" selected Luke Van Hook 
    as one of the artists to show his circle paintings 
    which explore Giotto's fabled "perfect circle.
    Photo below: 
    Alyssa Resnick, Senior Library Supervisor, Gallery Director 
    and Co-curator pictured with Luke Van Hook.
    Both ladies made studio visits all over Los Angeles and surrounding communities in search of the "perfect circle" of artists to represent the illusive qualities of the circle.
    It takes over a year to prepare for a large show at the Brand Library Art Galleries and no one will have a better story to tell you about the waiting process than Galleries Manager and Curator, Cathy Billings or Alyssa Resnick, Senior Library Supervisor and Gallery Director. These ladies traveled to Inglewood, California for a studio visit to see Luke Van Hook's circle paintings some time in the early summer of 2007. They told Luke that they were preparing to curate a show of artists working on the motif of the 'circle'.  They had already reviewed a number of artists and found making the final decision difficult, first because there were a number of artists who worked with this subject and secondly, the talent was very competitive. The subject of the circle and how each artist approaches this topic is worth dedicated study in and of itself.  These lovely ladies, Cathy and Alyssa, with a keen eye for artistic talent, selected a total of five talented artists to show together this summer.   
    Here you will find photos of how each artist expressed their obsession with the circular form.  I'll begin my blog entry with a brief history of what I believe may have led Luke Van Hook to painting the circle and continue with the photos and biographical information of the additional four artists each selected for working with the motif of circles, independently of each other, with their own unique and individual interpretations of the circle: Yesung Kim, Barbara Kolo, Susan Sironi, and Cheryl Walker.
    Luke Van Hook began his present study of the circle in 2005. He first discovered the legend of Giotto's "Perfect Circle" in a class about ancient history; but the idea didn't sink in at first. He needed time to reason with his quest. While Luke approached the specific task of painting the circle with thin paintbrushes and applying layer upon layer of color to a raw naked canvas, I set about trying to understand what the hell prompted my husband to go circle crazy in the first place.  I started researching what the circle meant and I found a lot of literature in the realm of magic, rituals, mathematics, secret societies and romance. But my first impression was that the circle was a way to get back to the beginning of things.  Then I delved deeper.  Was Luke trying to say that he was going in circles?  Were we at this artistic point in our lives as a result of a past life?  Was our circular existence referencing our cycle of birth, death and rebirth?  Or was the answer more basic than that, like "the earth is round and it's an orbital thing.' There were other issues on the table I was urged to deal with also.  Were these circle paintings partly influenced by the school we had attended?  Once we leave school we are expected to make works of art that have fresh meaning and to blow out the cobwebs of old thinking.  While at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, Luke Van Hook studied all the required areas to excel in his chosen profession as a fine arts painter including the figure, landscapes and abstracts. But the abstract visual image is what finally drew Luke back in.  Could it be the understated obvious fact that the big 'O' (which formed a circle on every memo, syllabus and brochure in the name of Otis College) was influencing him subconsciously?  
    Luke's earlier work involved intricately small hatch marks that evolved into large abstract images full of vibrant colors.  This work was very reminiscent of Jasper Johns.  So where did this circle idea really emanate from?  Did his hatch marks get married or what?  Observers of Luke Van Hook's work have stated that it raises the question, 'Is it a painting or a drawing?  Is it text or writing?'  Luke will often begin a row of circles that reads from left to right just as western literature is expressed.  But sometimes he changes his mind, and the direction of his technique, and he starts to paint his rows from right to left. At other times, he completes a horizontal column of circles which refers more to ancient Asian forms of writing going from the top, down.
    During his graduating year at Otis College in 2004, Luke went on a mission to explore machine technology as it pertained to replacing humans.  He painted large canvases with a number of faces and shapes that represented cyborgs expressing the fear, uncertainty and ambivalence that humans have toward our technological future.  But once out of school, a full year later, in 2005 Luke seem to have turned a corner.  He seemed to have replaced his fear of technology with a competitive defiance that defied all reason.  Luke started working with his father-in-law, in his machine shop, where he started to observe how everything around him involved the circle in one way or another.  He watched the machines (Fadal CNC's- numerical control production machines) in action. The tool would spin in circles, plunging in and out of aluminum, stainless steel and plastic materials. The space left behind was almost always a perfect circle.  Perhaps, this was Luke's starting point. It was the first time he'd really seen a machine make simple circles and Luke probably said something to himself like 'I can do this! Just watch me!' then promptly, decided to take on his destiny. To compete with a machine, may have been the early impulse that drew Luke to paint the circle, but the legend of Giotto's 'perfect circle' was what has kept Luke going full steam ahead into production of abstract works of art.  The initial pieces he created were prototypes. These were the experiments he and his father-in-law Luis Ingels, worked on before moving into the hand made pieces. As his first experiment, Luke inserted a paint brush into the collet of the machine and programmed the coordinates to match the canvas. He overshot his calculations and the brush came crashing down upon the canvas; the collet smashed the brush right through the canvas and even broke the frame. Perhaps, Luke might have thought as he and my father, Luis, looked at each other, 'it was time to go back to the drawing board'. Undaunted by initial failure, Luke did complete an entire series of machine made circles before he went on to the main event, the competition of drawing the circles, one by one, by hand.  
    Each piece of artwork created since his first attempts, is meticulously reinvented into creative visual landscapes layering circles upon circles of color schemes in gradations of complementary hues.  The colors reveal very subtle changes.  The circles pull the eye in.  The images seem to have a life of their own, a vibrant quality of pushing the viewer to look for patterns while pulling the eyes into fishers, crevices, or 'wormholes' as one collector observed. I have witnessed the intimate evolution of Luke's circles only because I have the honor and privilege of being Luke's wife.  The fact that I am discussing my husband's art work is of significance only in the sense that it is somewhat rare, although not unheard of, for the artist's loved one to interject a provocative discussion of the artwork publicly in a blog; however, this is a sign of the times we live in today and I feel blessed as a writer to have this open forum to share with you the joys and struggles inherent in Luke's artistic process.
    The way I see it, Luke has taken on  the impossible task of creating the perfect circle, where no perfect circle has ever existed before, despite Giotto's legend.  All mathematical equations to date reveal that there is no perfect circle. It is a myth. So why Luke has persisted in this impossible feat only reminds me of the story of Don Quixote. Here is where I see Luke chasing his windmills. This is where in my imagination, I view the circles on the canvas as Luke's quest for the impossible dream and his circles are his windmills.  His paintbrush is his sword.  Thus Luke 
    Van Hook's paintings, for me, exhibit all the romantic qualities innate in a love story.  Seeking to please his beloved Lucia, these references emerging from raw canvas could be read practically like text.  Some art collectors saw the circles as Braille text or some secret code or language.  The secret, I think, lies in Luke's love of sports!  Sometimes I interpret this circle code to reflect images of the sports activities I see Luke enjoy daily;  I make visual connections to the circles on the wheels of his bicycles which hang in his studio or his skate boards that decorate the rafters of the painting bays or even the wheels that drive his car which sits resting on almost perfect circles on the driveway.
    For a while, I was convinced that Luke's enthusiasm for cycling was directly influencing the subjects of his paintings because one day, I was staring at one of his earlier images, (which is hung lovingly on the wall of the dining room right over the microwave oven); I saw it hanging next to a photograph of Luke participating in the 'Death Race 1999', a bicycle ride that cycle enthusiasts pursue along the most dangerous mountainous roads known as the California Alps in Northern California at the edge of the Northern Nevada border where Markleeville meets the Carson Valley.   The image Luke had painted in 1998, while recovering, ironically, from a broken ankle suffered in a bicycle race in Minden; was the image of three bicycles in a dead heat on the gray pavement with the yellow dividing line providing a ground for what appears as three large helmets (representative of the riders) in red, green and yellow.  The eventual emergence of Luke's hatch marks from work created in 2000, can be seen on the helmets and if you are really looking for this, (with your microscope) you may even find, the very beginnings of the influences which have eventually led to this mad case of circle paintings!  The circle imagery you might be searching for could have started at the base of the bicycle's anatomy with the wheels spinning along the highway to Kingsbury Grade, somewhere near Genoa, along the bottom of the hill leading to Lake Tahoe.  I comfort myself as painter's wife, that even Picasso had his periods, as did Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin and so long as Luke Van Hook doesn't try to cut off his ear we are doing just fine with these circles.


    But don't take my word for it. Luke Van Hook's circle paintings are something you should see for yourself.  The subtlety of the work is difficult to capture on film, although I tried my best to create a video after struggling with photographing the stills for three years.  But even the video work fails to reveal the whole story.  You've got to stand in front of one of these pieces to involve yourself in the novella of Luke's life.  Although I can decode a small portion of what I see through his work, the rest of the circles on the canvas are still a vague mystery to me as well.  Every relationship has its secrets.  Thus Luke and I, as artists, are no different.  Even when we know each other, there are elements of surprise and adventure that we have yet to tell each other.  The mystery in his canvases is what really thrills me to see Luke's work on display under gallery lighting! (Sales don't hurt my enthusiasm either!)





    When I think of Luke Van Hook's circle paintings, today, in 2008, I often think of Luke riding a skateboard doing 'ollies' and then trying for a loop-de-loop in mid-air.  This is because in January of 2008, Luke begged for a skateboard for his birthday and little did I know what would happen when I wrapped it up for him!  He has returned to the love of his youth.  Luke Van Hook has come full circle to his beginnings to land on his home base. The skateboard has also flown in mid-air, in harmony with gravity, and both land as one in a perfect execution of a move I would never dare try to do myself.  I see each circle on the canvas as Luke's attempt to catapult his work into the mainstream of the art-world with each rotation of the paintbrush on the surface of the canvas.  This is where I see Luke Van Hook in mid catapult, surfing on the air, light in transition, from youth to inspired maturity; from student to master, with paintbrush in hand landing and continuing to roll on four wheels with a great big shit-eating grin on his face. ('four' being the lucky number of his numerology charts). I see the ordered struggle, the innate joy in the success of one loop-de-loop after another. And once in a while, I also see the crash landing and the bloody injuries.  What is more important is that Luke gets up and does it again each and every time.  Luke has to begin again with each new circle, every circle becoming a part of a larger layer of community, thus his canvases vibrate with activity, mystery, romance and adventure.  I find my own meanings in each image  as it develops day by day and I am privileged to stand beside him, admire and witness the struggle of our Don Quixote in the new millennium, first hand.
    There is still time to see these painting up close and personal. The Brand Library Art Galleries is part of the Glendale Public Library, located at 1601 West Mountain Street in the City of Glendale, 91201  Telephone:  818-548-2051/ fax 818-548-2713 ;  visit the Brand Library Art Galleries online at   www.brandlibrary.org    to  check for Library hours.
    Cookie Gallegos, Ana Porras and Martha Ingels attend the opening of "Circle in the Square" to support Luke Van Hook. Brand Art Library Galleries, Glendale, California August 2, 2008 Photo by Ginger Van Hook
    (From left to right) Margo Payne, Lynn Nantana-Green and Angela Williams attend the exhibition "Circle in the Square" in support of Luke Van Hook.
    Lynn Lantana-Green came to support Artist, Luke Van Hook at the opening reception of "Circle in the Square" an art exhibition held at the Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California, August 2, 2008.  Photos by Ginger Van Hook
    Kevin Powell came to support Luke Van Hook and enjoy the paintings at the Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale California, August 2, 2008. Photo by Ginger Van Hook

    Artist Luke Van Hook brought home-made pies to his reception of the exhibition "Circle in the Square". In addition to painting, Luke Van Hook has a reputation for making awesome pies from scratch. Photographed milling around the Double Fudge Pican Pie and the Sweet Berry Pie were the grandchildren of Hector Sticker. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California August 2, 2008. Photo by Ginger Van Hook
    (From left to right) Claudio Sticker, Hector Sticker, Peter Bolten, Martha Ingels, Luke Van Hook and Luis Ingels attend the reception of  "Circle in the Square". Luke Van Hook and Luis Ingels worked together to create circles on canvas with the use of robotic CNC machines. After creating a little over a dozen machine-made paintings, Luke went on to compete with the machine and do the circles on his own by hand, one by one. Each circle is represented as being one breath and Luke Van Hook states that these are the marks he is leaving behind which define his existence during this lifetime as he continues to pursue the legend of "Giotto's Perfect Circle". Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California, August 2, 2008. Photo by Ginger Van Hook

    From left to right, Ohannes Berberian, his daughter Melanie, Luke Van Hook and Rouzanna Berberian attend the opening reception of "Circle in the Square" at the Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008.  Ohannes Berberian owns DigiTECH Camera Repair in Monrovia, California (www.digitechcamerarepair.com). Luke Van Hook and Rouzanna Berberian are both fine art painters and members of the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts (M.A.F.A.). Rouzanna Berberian is a teacher in the after-school arts programs supported by M.A.F.A.  which promotes the goal of enhancing the lives of those within the community through interaction with the arts and to increase the opportunities of children through art education. Photo by Ginger Van Hook

    From left to right, Kathleen Zgonc, photographer Frank Zgonc and artist Luke Van Hook attend the opening reception of 'Circle in the Square' at the Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008. Frank Zgonc is a an executive member of the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts in Monrovia, California. Frank Zgonc is the vice-president and official curator of Monrovia's yearly October Art Festival. This year the October Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 11th and 12th, 2008 at the Monrovia Community Center located at 119 W. Palm Avenue in Monrovia. Free and open to the public, this art event will feature work by photographer Frank Zgonc; (Scheduled from 10 am to 6pm both days).  There will also be an Opening Night Celebration Saturday, October 11th from 7-9:30 pm where the special Renaissance Award will be presented to a worthy individual who has made significant contributions to the arts. 
    Photo by Ginger Van Hook
    Mr. and Mrs. Luke and Ginger Van Hook attend the opening reception of 'Circle in the Square' at the Brand Libraries Art Galleries, August 2, 2008 in Glendale, California.  Luke Van Hook an artist working from Inglewood, California earned a BFA  at Otis College of ARt and Design.  For several years, Van Hook has been exploring in his work, Giotto's fabled "perfect circle".  Over time the single-minded focus on the perfection of the circle has been subsumed by the artist's interest in the aesthetic and expressive qualities of the circle. New works depict ritualistically repeated circular brushstrokes on canvas, hemp, and other materials. Van Hook states that he began " as a challenge to myself to see if a perfect circle was possible; these circles have now morphed into a challenge to myself to see if a perfect circle is  possible. These circles have now morphed into a study in patience. The sense of time and the marking of time is inherent in the meticulous application of paint. The viewer can appreciate these temporal qualities but is also compelled to bring their own  interpretation to the work. Are these circles pure abstraction? Combined do they conceal deliberate shapes and forms? or are they perhaps a secret code or language? Van Hook has exhibited at TAG Gallery, Focus One Gallery, and the Bolsky Gallery in  Westchester. Luke Van Hook's painting may also be viewed on his website: www.lukevanhook.com
    Photo courtesy of Peter Bolten


    Kevin Powell comes to support Luke Van Hook for his opening reception. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California, August 2, 2008.  Photo by Ginger Van Hook
    Jason Porras attends the opening reception to support Luke Van Hook in his endeavors to pursue Giotto's legend of the 'Perfect Circle'. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California August 2, 2008. Photo By Ginger Van Hook.


    Zoe Hengst, Ginger Van Hook and Martha Ingels attend the opening of "Circle in the Square" to support Luke Van Hook. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California August 2, 2008. Photo courtesy of Peter Bolten.
    Zoe and Jopie Hengst walk through the center of the exhibition "Circle in the Square" to support Luke Van Hook at the opening night, August 2, 2008. Paintings by Susan Sironi in the background. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California. Photo by Ginger Van Hook.

    Cookie Gallegos, Ginger Van Hook and Luke Van Hook pose for photographs in front of Luke Van Hook's painting at the Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008 Glendale, California. Photo courtesy of Peter Bolten.

    Cookie Gallegos and Ana Porras watch the dance performance choreographed by Cheryl Walker, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008, Glendale, California.
    Paintings by Yesung Kim, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008, Glendale, California. Photo by Ginger Van Hook.
    Paintings by Yesung Kim, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008, Glendale, California.
    Photo by Ginger Van Hook
    Yesung Kim poses for a photograph in front of her paintings at the Brand Library Art Galleries, August 02, 2008, Glendale, California. Yesung Kim from Upland, California, was born in Seoul, South Korea and holds MFA degrees from Chung-Ang University and Claremont Graduate University. Kim's mixed media pieces are seductively simple. Ordinary brown packing string is deftly applied to a painted canvas creating organic shapes that shimmer and reflect light. At times these shapes appear to be on the brink of an amoeba-like division as they spread and expand, dropping off the edge of one canvas and continuing on to another. Kim  cites the natural world and light and color as the underlying themes that both inspire and permeate her work.  Following solo shows at the Seoul Museum of Art and the Seoul Arts Center, Kim's work was most recently exhibited at the San Bernardino County Museum's Multi Media Mini Show. More information about Kim's work can be found on her website: www.yesungkim.com
    Photo by Ginger Van Hook
    Painting by Susan Sironi, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008 Glendale, California.
    Photo by Ginger Van Hook
    Glass curtain by Susan Sironi, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008,Glendale, California. Photo by Ginger Van Hook.
    Cheryl Walker designed a curtain of vinyl layers of color called 'Waterfall IV' that became the backdrop for a beautiful dance performance using the 'circle in the square' theme exhibited at the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale California, August 2, 2008. Cheryl Walker holds in her hand some of the vinyl circles that were placed upon the windows at the exhibition hall. Her vinyl circles upon the windows created an illusion of  the stained glass effects. The dance piece entertained a large audience on opening night as artists, collectors, art appreciators and family and friends celebrated the mythologies, geometries, magical and mystical qualities of the circle.   Dance Performers Liz  Curtis, and Martha Carrascosa performed a dance which included participation from members of the audience.  
    Members of the audience interacted with the dancers Martha Carrascosa and Liz Curtis at the Brand Library Art Galleries participated in creating a colorful cascade of window art on August 2, 2008 in Glendale, California.
    Audience watches dancers Liz Curtis and Martha Carrascosa from Glendale Community College as they perform a choreographed piece by Cheryl Walker, artist. "Circle in the Square", Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale California, August 2, 2008.  Photo By Ginger Van Hook
    Dancers Liz Curtis and Martha Carrascosa performing dance choreographed by artist Cheryl Walker, (within the green curtain), Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California. 
    Photo by Ginger Van Hook.
    Cheryl Walker engaged in performance art intersecting with window art using the artistic theme of 'Circle in the Square'. Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, CAlifornia August 2, 2008. Photo by Ginger Van Hook.

    Cheryl Walker smiles happily on opening night, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale California. August 2, 2008. Cheryl Walker, a Los Angeles artist, earned her BA in art in her home state of Minnesota, and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. In this exhibition Walker created two large site-specific installations of vinyl, oil pastel and natural and artificial light.  Walker explains that the driving force behind her work is "human interaction and improvisation in response to a natural phenomenon or situation." Trained as painter, Walker's installations have some of the qualities of painting; when viewed head-on the suspended layers of vinyl can appear to be two-dimensional because of their transparency and the cut shapes and forms applied to the vinyl are reminiscent of brushstrokes--but removed from the wall these works are thrust into what she calls an "interactive field of play." The fluidity of the material she works with and her interest in collaboration between the artist and the viewer have inspired Walker to create works that can be transformed into performance pieces by dance, music and in-situ art-making. In this exhibition, a dance performance captivates the audience on opening night at the Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California. August 2, 2008.  Photos By Ginger Van Hook




    Barbara Kolo, Artist from "Circle in the Square" poses for a photograph in front of her painting with her husband Mr. Kolo. Barbara Kolo, a Santa Monica Artist, earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Kolo Participated in a successful two-person show at the Brand Library Art Galleries in 1999. The Brand Library Art Galleries are pleased to present (nearly ten years later) a new body of work by Barbara Kolo that connects to that which was here before. In those works and these, her focus is on representing organic materials. The current large scale acrylic on canvas works are saturated with color; the stippled application of paint creates organic shapes and patterns representative of the natural world.  The subject matter is open to each viewers interpretation, where one may see a birch forest at dusk, others may see the  bold aesthetic of pure color and abstraction. Kolo has had recent solo shows at Topanga Canyon Gallery and the Off Rose Gallery in Venice, California. More information about Kolo's work can be found on her website: www.barbarakolo.com Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale California. Photo by Ginger Van Hook






    Barbara Kolo poses for a photograph during opening night celebrations for the exhibition, "Circle in the Square" at the Brand Library Art Galleries, Augusts 2, 2008. Glendale, California.


    Susan Sironi,  an artist living in Altadena, California posed for her photograph in front of her paintings at  the Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California. August 2, 2008.  Susan Sironi earned her BFA at California Sate University, Long Beach. This exhibition will showcase Sironi's recent paintings as well as her Glass Curtain installation which is comprised of conjoined antique optometric lenses. Her paintings are about texture, color and process. Small dabs of oil paint are painstakingly applied to aluminum, building up an intricate, thorny surface. Highly textured and multihued when viewed up close, this surface belies the color play minimalist color-field appearance of the work at a distance . In the artist's own words "texture and color play equal roles in these works. They ... set up contradictions within each piece. Painitings  that seem to invite touch and intimacy are also reserved and automomous. Time and process are weighed against a static and minimal structure. Sironi's work was most recently seen in the Brea Art Gallery's Made in California exhibition, at the Chouinard School of Art Gallery, and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.  More information about Sironi's work can be found on her website: web.mac.com/susansironi/susan/sironi/Welcome.html.
    Photo by Ginger Van Hook.  

    Yesung Kim, Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, California, August 2, 2008.



    The Entrance to the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale, California hosts a prominent postcard of the show "Circle in the Square" now exhibiting through September 5th, 2008

                       Luke Van Hook paintings are now showing at the Brand Library Art Galleries in
              A CRIANÇADA DE SC DO PAVÃO SE DIVERTIU A VALER        
    A Prefeitura Municipal e a Secretaria de Educação em parceria com a proprietária do Parque de Diversões Geilsiane , preparou uma manhã inesquecível para as crianças cecilienses, onde elas se divertiram no Parque que estava montado no Centro de Eventos para a 19ª Agrofest.
    A equipe da Secretaria de Educação preparou tudo com muito carinho para a criançada, após se divertirem elas ganharam um lanchinho especial (sanduíche de presunto e mussarela e refri), algodão doce e um kit com pipoca, pirulito e bala.
    Fazendo ainda mais a alegria da criançada.
    "Ver a alegria das nossas crianças é emocionante"- comentou o Prefeito Edimar Santos .
              Biodata Kumpulan Cherpen Band Popular Dengan Lagu Kali Ini         
    Biodata Kumpulan Cherpen Band Popular Lagu Kali Ini |Ramai kan kini pendatang baru penyanyi tanah air? Korang kenali Cherpen Band? Siapakah ahli Cherpen Band? Sebenarnya kumpulan ini ditubuhkan pada tahun 2012 dengan dianggotai oleh Nemo (vokal), Hakimie (drum), Syahir (gitar) dan Arif (bass). Tapi kumpulan Cherpen Band kurang dikenali sehingga nama kumpulan ini didengari hati peminat muzik pada tahun 2016 menerusi lagu Kali Ini OST Drama Sayangku Kapten Mukhriz.

    Biodata Cherpen Band Popular Lagu Kali Ini

    Keempat-empat mereka adalah bekas penuntut Ijazah Sarjana Muda Muzik dengan Kepujian dari Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA). Dengan hasil tunjuk ajar dari Akim & The Majistret, Cherpen Band mengorak langkah ke hadapan langkah demi langkah dalam industri muzik Malaysia. Jom kenali ahli Cherpen Band!

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              Making caves from simplex noise        

    In Ephenation, we want underground caves. The requirements on these caves, and their construction, are:

    1. Any sub underground region shall be possible to create without knowledge of neighbour regions.
    2. The caves shall be long and winding.
    3. They shall split and join randomly, sometimes ending in a dead end.
    4. Most of them shall be of a size to allow a player to pass through.
    5. The algorithm shall be based on 3D simplex noise.
    The description below is not really depending on OpenGL. Anyway, path finding algorithms are out of the question. The first problem is the simplex noise. I use simplex algorithms defined by Stefan Gustavsson, normalized to the interval 0 to 1. Using a 3D simplex noise produces a density function. The the underground is created as empty space where this density is below a certain threshold, and you will get some kind of caves. But the simplex noise is spherical in nature, and not at all long and winding.

    To demonstrate the result, I show pictures of inverted caves. That is, ground where the space should be, and vice versa. This makes it easier to visualize.
    density > 0.85
    These caves are not very nice. They are too round, and most of them are not connected to each other. One reason for this is the limit set on the density. With a lower density limit, the caves (that is the floating blobs in the picture) will grow, and start to connect.
    density > 0.7
    This is better. But the caves are starting to dominate the world. That is, there are caves almost everywhere. And they are very wide and spacey, with no feeling of a cramped cave. The question then is if another algorithm than simplex noise should be used.

    There is a way to continue, based on this. The principle is that an intersection between two planes is a line. If the planes have a certain thickness, then the line will get a height and width. Thus, the next step is to change the above into curved planes instead of massive objects. An easy way to do this is to have the condition "make stone if density > 0.7 and less than 0.8". That will make most of them hollow. The inside will have no opening to the outside, making it difficult to visualize. But using the Ephenation X-ray view, it will look as follows:
    density > 0.7 && density < 0.8
    This is now curved planes, sometimes looping around into spheres. If used inverted as caves, you would run around inside these walls, which can be adjusted to an appropriate size. But they are still rather unnatural caves. The trick is to make two such worlds, based on different random seed. That will make two worlds, each looking a little like a bottle full of soap bubbles with thick membranes. Now create a third world as stone, but with the condition for every coordinate to be air if both the first and second world is air. That will be an intersection, looking as follows.
    dens1 > 0.7 && dens1 < 0.8 && dens2 > 0.7 && dens2 < 0.8
    It is easy to adjust how long the caves shall be. In my example, I am using the interval 0.7 to 0.8. Changing this to 0.45 to 0.55 increases the chance to make tunnels, while still remaining of the approximately same size, and gives the following, based on the same view.
    dens1 > 0.45 && dens1 < 0.55 && dens2 > 0.45 && dens2 < 0.55
    I should mention that I scale the y argument (the height) to the simplex function a factor of 2 compared to the x and z. That way, the caves get more elongated in horizontal level.

              Springer Publishing Continues AJN BOTY Winning Streak With Eleven Awards, Six First-Place Wins        

    Springer Publishing Company is excited to announce that the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) has chosen ten of its titles as winners of the 2016 AJN Book of the Year awards in their respective categories. With eleven awards and six first-place wins, Springer Publishing can celebrate more this year than any other winning publisher. 2017 also marks the fifth year in a row in which Springer Publishing has been the most awarded nursing publisher.

    The winning titles are:

    First Place Winners:

    Second Place Winners:

    Third Place Winners:

    Since 1969, the AJN Book of the Year awards have honored the best nursing books published, today encompassing 20 distinct categories. The top three books in each category are selected by a panel of experts in each field.

              480.- WWKIPD, Día Internacional para tejer en publico 2017        
    Crónica escrita por Joao y editada por Siona.

    El sábado 11 de junio fue un día especial para los tejedores: el Día Mundial de Tejer en Público. O  el WWKIP, usando las siglas en inglés: World Wide Knit in Public Day.

    Estuvimos reunidos desde las 10:30 hasta las 20h y a pesar del fuerte calor fue un sin parar. Nos hemos reunido en la terraza, ya que queríamos que nuestra presencia fuera más visible que habitualmente. Entre todos teníamos más de 200 cuadraditos, la mayor parte grannys. Todos contribuimos con nuestra labor: hubo quien trajera hasta 80 granys de casa, quien hiciera unos muy bonitos ahí, o quien ayudara a coserlos, que con tanto granny no nos sobraban manos (ni agujas!).

    Rápidamente nos dimos cuenta que lo mejor era dejar de hacer cuadraditos nuevos y empezar a juntarlos en tiras de 5-7 cuadraditos por dos, para después coserlas al respaldo de las sillas. Creo que estuvimos unas 15 personas, entre habituales de los viernes o de los sábados, pero también personas nuevas, a quien acogimos con mucha alegría (espero que volváis!).























    La frase del día fue "no pasa nada, es para un yarn bombing", y se escuchó varias veces, siempre que a alguien le salía la vena  perfeccionista. Para los que no conocen el término, yarn bombing es una forma de arte urbano, en que se colorean elementos del entorno con hilo tejido en vez de pintura. Y cumplimos nuestro objetivo: alegrar la parte superior de los respaldos de las sillas de la terraza del Starbucks. 

    No pude quedar hasta el final, pero tuve la experiencia más surrealista de tejer en público: en un skatepark, mientras mi hijo hacia una clase de skate!! Puedo decir que fui muy bien acogida. En todo el mundo se celebró este día tan bonito y...

    ¡Ya queda menos para el WWKIP de 2018!

    Mientras os esperamos a todos los que queráis tejer en compañía la siguiente reunión será:

    Viernes, 16 de Junio de 2017
    Starbucks, c/ Orense, 26
    Horario: de 17.00h a 21.00h

              PIRATAS DEL CARIBE:LA VENGANZA DE SALAZAR        




    Título

    Piratas del Caribe: La venganza de Salazar
    Título original
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
    País
    USA
    Estreno en USA
    26/05/2017
    Estreno en España
    26/05/2017
    Productora
    Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
    Distribuidora en España
    Buena Vista
    Director
    Joachim RønningEspen Sandberg
    Guión
    Jeff Nathanson
    Reparto
    ,,,
    Calificación
    No recomendada para menores de 12 años


    Empujado hacia una nueva aventura, un desafortunado Jack Sparrow descubre que los vientos de la mala fortuna soplan incluso más fuerte cuando los mortales piratas fantasmas liderados por su viejo enemigo, el terrorífico Capitán Salazar (Bardem), escapan del Triángulo del Diablo decididos a matar a todo pirata en el mar, él incluido. La única esperanza de supervivencia del Capitán Jack se encuentra en la búsqueda del legendario Tridente de Poseidón, un poderoso artefacto que otorga a su poseedor un control total sobre los mares.


    ....La cinta dirigida por Joachim Rønning y Espen Sandberg -nominados al Oscar a Mejor película extranjera en 2012 por Kon-Tiki- tiene un desarrollo similar y predecible a las demás entregas, no toma riesgos en cuestión de estructura, pero sigue sobresaliendo visualmente con los efectos visuales, los escenarios y las batallas navales que aporta. El problema es que a la mitad la película se siente sobrecargada de acción y no encuentra un momento de tranquilidad para dejar al espectador descansar. Lo que empieza por impresionar se transforma en algo tan estridente que cansa.  
    Johnny Depp se sigue sintiendo absolutamente cómodo en su personaje y quizá sea esta costumbre de tenerlo presente como Jack Sparrow lo que provoque que su interpretación ya no sea algo que destaque, como sucedió con aquella nominación al Oscar que consiguió en 2004 por la primera cinta de la saga, La maldición del Perla Negra. De todas formas, sigue siendo encantador.
    La película cuenta con tres nuevas caras principales: Brenton Thwaites y Kaya Scodelario, Henry y Carina, respectivamente, dos personajes cuya química en la pantalla grande satisface, pero sólo logra evocar la entretenida dinámica entre Orlando Bloom y Keira Knightley. Javier Bardem por su parte, hace un villano suficientemente aterrador pero tampoco indispensable.
    La más reciente película de Piratas del Caribe se mantiene a flote por la fidelidad y la nostalgia de los fans y porque las batallas navales no se han vuelto tan comunes en las películas, y por lo tanto no han llegado a cansar del todo al espectador, como es el caso de otros reboots, secuelas o precuelas. Pero siendo honestos, ¿podemos dejar ir ya a Jack Sparrow?(CINE PREMIERE).
    uando Gore Verbinski inauguró la  saga de Piratas del Caribe hace 14 años consiguió la nada desdeñable tarea de dar vida e insufar de credibillidad cinematográfica a una atracción de feria. Tenía la virtud este primer capítulo de confgurar un mastodóntico espectáculo en el que se percibía un cierto regusto clásico a través de un equilibrado tono a medio camino entre el cine de aventuras y la fantasía. Para conseguir este jugoso cóctel recurrieron a la iconografía marítima, a sus leyendas y los plasmaron mediante una imaginería visual adictiva y contagiosa.
    Pero seguramente la saga que se constituiría a partir de ese momento no hubiera alcanzado las cinco entregas a las que ahora llega si no fuera por Johnny Depp y la icónica composición de su Jack Sparrow. De entre todas sus caracterizaciones estrafalarias recientes, esta ha sido sin duda la que más le ha acercado al público por su naturaleza divertida, bufonesca y patosa al mismo tiempo que entrañable.
    Jack Sparrow es el centro sobre el que gravita toda la saga y lo único que  ha permanecido incólume a lo largo de todo este tiempo. No se ha sometido al desgaste de los demás elementos, ha sobrevivido a todos los vaivenes de reparto y ahora regresa para reivindicar su trono de icono pop de los océanos.
    SUPERAR LOS HÁNDICAPS
    'Piratas del Caribe: La venganza de Salazar' tenía que superar algunos hándicaps importantes que habían lastrado el alcance de las anteriores entregas: una mayor precisión en el ritmo; intentar minimizar su carácter episódico dándole una mayor cohesión y fuidez interna; reforzar las relaciones entre los personajes para introducir un elemento emotivo, y, sobre todo, una mayor inventiva a la hora de abordar las escenas de acción.
    En ese sentido, el tándem formado por los noruegos Joachim Rønning y Espen Sandberg, responsables de la magnífica cinta de expediciones marítimas Kon-Tiki (2012), han conseguido recuperar el espíritu de la original a la hora de alcanzar un magnífico equilibrio entre trama, personajes y secuencias en las que se combina el espectáculo con una poesía visual absorbente. El resultado es el mejor Piratas del Caribe en años, con una nueva pareja juvenil (Brenton Thwaites y Kaya Scodelario) hecha a imagen y semejanza de la protagonizada por Keira Knighley y Orlando Bloom; un malo a la altura de las circunstancias (Javier Bardem); juguetonas autorreferencias al propio universo creado y un sentido de la épica que a pesar de ser igual de abigarrado y aparatoso, resulta más elocuente al estar impregnado de una belleza plástica imaginativa y elegante.(FOTOGRAMAS).

    Mejor que la cuarta película de la saga, mejor al principio que al final.
    Entra bien en principio esta quinta entrega de la saga. Y es meritorio, porque ya van cinco películas y claramente la capacidad para sorprender de la franquicia se va reduciendo a ojos vista, aunque en su primera hora de proyección esta película todavía demuestra que el cesto sigue teniendo suficientes mimbres para entretener. Otra cosa es el bajón de agotamiento de la fórmula que se observa en la segunda hora de proyección. Pero vamos por partes, como Jack el Destripador.
    La primera hora de la película es un buen ejemplo de cine de evasión y entretenimiento capaz que emula en algunos momentos resultados de la primera película, al menos en su ritmo y en su tono. A esa etapa pertenece, más o menos, el diálogo entre Depp y Kaya Scodelario en el cadalso, que es un juego de humor en el seno del cine de aventuras muy competente y además ha sido una de las herramientas más eficaces de esta saga nacida del solapamiento o hibridación de géneros tan eficaces como las aventuras y el terror de clave fantástica para todos los públicos. Y es precisamente en esa escena del cadalso donde la película alcana su pico de máxima eficacia como vehículo de evasión enlazado con el tono y el dinamismo de La maldición de la Perla Negra......(ACCION DE CINE).. 

              O healthy drink hype da vez        
    Aqui em San Francisco, TODOS se preocupam com a alimentação, ou pelo menos, fingem que se preocupam.
    E para seguir tal tendência, sempre tem um alimento hype ou o drink da vez.

    (li-lo com a sua kombucha)

    Nesse momento, a moda é o elixir KOMBUCHA! se pronuncia do modo engraçado mesmo: kombutchia.

    Kombucha é um chá fermentado chinês que é cultivado por 30 dias. Durante esse tempo, formam-se nutrientes valiosíssimos como: Enzimas ativas, probióticos, Amino ácidos e antioxidantes. Uma fonte da juventude em forma de chá.


    Como é fermentado, no primeiro momento, parece gosto de cerveja, meio amargo e com a sensação de gaseificado. Não é a coisa mais gostosa do mundo! No entanto, ao saber de todas as vantagens, vc acostuma e toma numa boa (tipo açaí)!
    Normalmente, o drink é vendido misturado com suco de frutas.

    Aqui existem várias marcas e as mais encontradas são:

    Kombucha Wonder Drink

    Gt's Raw Organic Kombucha


    O poderoso chá é vendido em garrafas de vidro e o preço é bem salgado! Em torno de U$3,50 a U$4,00 por garrafa de 500ml! Vende em praticamente qualquer lugar, até em licquor store (coisas que só existem em san francisco).

    Perto da minha casa, existe um Kombucha bar (21th st @ valencia st)


    Um menu green e saudabilíssimo!



    O preço é de torcer o nariz, infelizmente não dá para tomar sempre, mas aproveito os dias de mto calor. é uma delícia geladinho! Hmmmmm



    Eu escolhi um drink de Kombucha com beterraba e suco de maçã! mto bom! recomendo!

    Depois de ficar super in do Kombucha, pesquisei se há possibilidade de fazer kombucha em casa! e simmm é possível!
    veja o link aqui, siga os passos atentamente e tenha esse elixir na sua casa.

    para começar a fabricação do kombucha, vc precisa ter a Kombucha mãe, no entanto, isso é possível comprar online aqui. :)



    saúde!

    atenção empreendedores: imaginem se inventarem um refrigerante com base em Kombucha! Saudável, sem contra indicacções! ta aí sucesso garantido! raponesa green recomenda!
              Eco-September Issue (part 2)        
    4. Eco-Fashion brands
    I can say that its not easy to find eco- clothes that just bright my eyes. Most of the sustainable clothes are made of natural fabric, it means there are a huge tendency to look like yoga clothes. t-shirt, sweater and pants that look very comfortable but not necessary attractive to a fashionista criteria.
    But surprisingly, I found some nice stuffs. Yeahhh! Let's check this out.


    The fashion designer of Thieves desires to harmonize the ethical commitments to sustainability with her passion for design





    Alisson Parris is in my top top brands!
    The founders’ commitment to eco-responsibility, the line uses sustainable, organic and/or repurposed fabrics without sacrificing style. The line also uses recycled PET satin, made from recycled soda bottles, to line many of its pieces.






    Label is Natalie and Shawna brand and they are deeply committed to creating clothing from an ethical standpoint, utilizing, wherever possible, organic, renewable or reclaimed fibers for their garments. All production is by local contractors, with t-shirt designs drawn and printed by hand.
    (I like this label, the collection has good key clothes and it's very young and fresh fashion. Easily to find in any urban outfitters stores.)



    I live Mr Larkin. It's so feminine, so classic and chic!
    In the website, it says that it's an eco project and the brand just participate at green fashion show in ny.