Masterclass of doublebass player Edicson Ruiz.
“Jewerleast” started with a two months travel through Eastern Europe of one of my dearest friends, and her falling in love with some of the countries and their culture. She decided to bring a bit of it home with her in the form of jewelery. At first she wanted to buy just one or two pairs she’d wear herself but then she had a problem: she was incapable of choosing. So, she thought the only way she could bring everything she liked with her, was by starting a small business when she came back home.
“Jewerleast” is Amsterdam-based but they can also ship items abroad! Contact if you want to order from outside The Netherlands.
More info? More jewelry? Check out the Facebook page:
or leave a message.
Uxía Martinez Botana performing Parable XVII, Persichetti, recital
What do you think?
I’d like to thank Sibella/ Talicdesigns (&son!) for their patience and effort in the last weeks.
Please check out Sibella’s blog: http://bakingwithsibella.com
Which artist/ hobbiest/ follower/ reader/ friend/ designer CAN and would like to (digitally?) draw/ design me an octopus/ pulpo/ inktvis/ hobotbnica LOGO?
I’d like all 8 tentacles to be visible because I have 8 specialisations I’d like to refer to. Also I’d like the octopus to be a bit more friendly than some of the examples below.
I can’t pay you, BUT I know how to play around with SEM & SEO, I’ll (online) advertise your skills/ your site/ your company for life!
By the way;
There are 289 species of octopuses, ranging from the giant octopus in the Northern Pacific (Octopus dofleini), which has on average 3 m (10 ft) in length and weighs 15 kg (33.3 pounds) (but the record was of 10 m (30 ft) in length and 272 kg (604 pounds)) to the male argonaut octopuses that are 2 cm (0.8 inch) long.
Octopuses live only 1-3 years in the case of females and up to 5 years in the case of males. They mate (at least females) just once for several times when they reach sexual maturity.
The penis of the octopus is called hectocotylus and it is formed of the third tentacle on the right of the male, which is modified in various ways to effect the fertilization of the female’s eggs. It stores spermatophores (packages of sperm cells). After one mating, when the male loses its hectocotylus, it won’t be able to copulate again till the next season, when a new hectocotylus grows.
In common type octopuses, males die within few months after mating, without regenerating another hectocotylus. The shape and size of the hectocotylus varies greatly among octopus species, being used for species identification.
Sorry for the unpermitted use of images I found through Google. I don’t own any of the images above.
Are you painting any this year? I’m going to try dyeing the eggs the natural way. Here are some tips:
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Colored Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes
By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., About.com Guide
It’s fun and easy to use foods and flowers to make your own natural Easter egg dyes. The two main ways to use your own dyes are to add dyes to the eggs when boiling them or to dye the eggs after they have been hard-boiled. It’s a lot faster to boil the dyes and eggs together, but you will use several pans if you want to make multiple colors. Dyeing the eggs after they have been cooked takes as many dishes and more time, but may be more practical (after all, most stoves only have four burners!).
Try both fresh and frozen produce. Canned produce will produce much paler colors. Boiling the colors with vinegar will result in deeper colors. Some materials need to be boiled to impart their color (name followed by ‘boiled’ in the table). Some of the fruits, vegetables, and spices can be used cold. To use a cold material, cover the boiled eggs with water, add dyeing materials, a teaspoon or less of vinegar, and let the eggs remain in the refrigerator until the desired color is achieved. In most cases, the longer you leave Easter eggs in the dye, the more deeply colored they will become.
Here is the preferred method for using natural dyes:
- Place the eggs in a single layer in a pan. Add water until the eggs are covered.
- Add approximately one teaspoon of vinegar.
- Add the natural dye. Use more dye material for more eggs or for a more intense color.
- Bring water to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- If you are pleased with the color, remove the eggs from the liquid.
- If you want more intensely colored eggs, temporarily remove the eggs from the liquid. Strain the dye through a coffee filter (unless you want speckled eggs). Cover the eggs with the filtered dye and let them remain in the refrigerator overnight.
- Naturally-colored eggs will not be glossy, but if you want a shiny appearance you can rub a bit of cooking oil onto the eggs once they are dry.
You can use fresh and frozen berries as ‘paints’, too. Simply crush the berries against dry boiled eggs. Try coloring on the eggs with crayons or wax pencils before boiling and dyeing them. Happy Easter!
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Color Ingredients Lavender Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice
Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice
Red Zinger Tea
Violet Blue Violet Blossoms
Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
Blue Canned Blueberries
Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled)
Purple Grape Juice
Green Spinach Leaves (boiled)
Greenish Yellow Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled) Yellow Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled)
Carrot Tops (boiled)
Celery Seed (boiled)
Ground Cumin (boiled)
Ground Turmeric (boiled)
Golden Brown Dill Seeds Brown Strong Coffee
Black Walnut Shells (boiled)
Orange Yellow Onion Skins (boiled)
Cranberries or Juice
Red Grape Juice
Juice from Pickled Beets
Red Lots of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
Canned Cherries with Juice
I don’t really like drama movies….. I really don’t like fantasy movies….But this movie rocked!
It’s a bit heavy at times, it has some sensitive topics for me, but the visuals are beautiful and main actress Quvenzhané Wallis is amazing..
The water, the shellfish, that’s how I have imagined the New Orleans (& surroundings) swamps when I first read about it in one of Virgina Andrews’ books.
Here’s an interview with the movie-maker and the actors:
I’d recommend you to watch the movie if you can!
I watched it yesterday, in good company :) , in Het Ketelhuis in the Westerpark in Amsterdam.
I don’t like (Hey, there’s a lot I don’t likes in this post ;) ) the big commercial cinema’s in Amsterdam (Although I have never tried the private loveseat in the Tuschinski Cinema yet). Het Ketelhuis is firstly much more than just a cinema (and bar and restaurant), secondly it’s cosy, homey and intimate.
P.S.: ThX NIEN!