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Vash01

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I am over the moon because my alma mater Texas Tech made it to the final four today, for the first time ever in school history.
They beat Gonzaga (number one in the western division). The game was a nail biter and I was afraid of a heartbreak, but my Red Raiders won! They will play in the semifinals next Saturday. Go Tech!
 

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What a great tribute to women and to his own mother, by Ryan Amador! :encore:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rrex8Yke2k

"... Teach me to be as much like a woman as I possibly can be
Be as tough as a woman
Wear my heart upon my sleeve
I want to fight like a woman
I want to own what I believe
Be as brave as a woman
Lift my faith to the women
Who carry us all..."


P.S. Ryan might also need a talented woman choreographer to help him
with some of his dance moves :p
 
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Hope this counts: Israel's Beresheet is on its way to the moon.

Nooooo, it failed just as I posted :(

Well, they got very close and sent this cool picture during the landing sequence. Good luck to India, which I believe has the next lunar mission.
 
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This guy, Benjamin Shine, is an incredible artist! He creates portraits from tulle, and this amazing outdoor creation using ribbon for his own wedding!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH8Fezv8Q_8 Ribbon creation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upOo3ELXD14 Shine talks about winning Export Awards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Y31QLrBmU He talks a bit about his technique :eek: :swoon:

https://bestselfmedia.com/tulle-art-benjamin-shine/ Scroll to the bottom and click on amazing tulle portraits of Diana PoW, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, plus his other commissioned creations for fashion installations, etc.

https://mobispirit.com/drawing-with-fabric-benjamin-shines-tulle-portraits/
http://www.untouchableblog.com/blog/benjamin-shine-fabric-portraits-bergdorf-goodman-windows
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/e...y/news-story/53be86dada82560c8538631d3f96e782

Fabric portraiture is not new, but doing it in this extraordinary way using tulle, iron, and occasionally invisible thread, is out-of-the-box unique. Shine's outdoor wedding creation using (wire mesh) ribbon is astounding. :encore:

Additional fabric art, and techniques:
The use of needle and thread on open weave canvas (needlepoint) and woven canvas (cross-stitch) to create portraits is also definitely not new. But using various pieces of fabric and thread to create quilted portraits is relatively recent. Plus, in the past 30 years or so, there has been a lot of experimentation in artistic creativity with embroidery and textiles generally.

http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/quilting-2/sew-art/
http://handembroidery.com/app/uploads/2016/07/Cayce_Zavaglia.jpeg
https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/31...48AN9.1-0.jpg?width=3200&height=1680&fit=crop
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/17/ed/48/...93797--portrait-embroidery-embroidery-art.jpg
https://www.demilked.com/magazine/w...is-rackets-danielle-clough-south-africa-8.jpg

https://www.ctpub.com/thread-stories/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6634939-portraits-for-fabric-lovers
https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-textile-artist-layered-cloth-ann-small/prod9781782213345.html

The first artist I know of who made portraits with fabric and thread, is Deirdre Scherer. She is credited with pioneering the method of using fabric and thread to paint portraits, first of the elderly. Her groundbreaking book in which she shared her art: Deirdre Scherer: Work in Fabric and Thread (1998), is simply amazing and revelatory.
https://warehousebooksinc.com/index.php?id_product=240&controller=product
https://www.dscherer.com/reviews-bio/
https://www.dscherer.com/prints-and-books/
 
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Vash01

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This guy, Benjamin Shine, is an incredible artist! He creates portraits from tulle, and this amazing outdoor creation using ribbon for his own wedding!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH8Fezv8Q_8 Ribbon creation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upOo3ELXD14 Shine talks about winning Export Awards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Y31QLrBmU He talks a bit about his technique :eek: :swoon:

https://bestselfmedia.com/tulle-art-benjamin-shine/ Scroll to the bottom and click on amazing tulle portraits of Diana PoW, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, plus his other commissioned creations for fashion installations, etc.

https://mobispirit.com/drawing-with-fabric-benjamin-shines-tulle-portraits/
http://www.untouchableblog.com/blog/benjamin-shine-fabric-portraits-bergdorf-goodman-windows
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/e...y/news-story/53be86dada82560c8538631d3f96e782

Fabric portraiture is not new, but doing it in this extraordinary way using tulle, iron, and occasionally invisible thread, is out-of-the-box unique. Shine's outdoor wedding creation using (wire mesh) ribbon is astounding. :encore:

Additional fabric art, and techniques:
The use of needle and thread on open weave canvas (needlepoint) and woven canvas (cross-stitch) to create portraits is also definitely not new. But using various pieces of fabric and thread to create quilted portraits is relatively recent. Plus, in the past 30 years or so, there has been a lot of experimentation in artistic creativity with embroidery and textiles generally.

http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/quilting-2/sew-art/
http://handembroidery.com/app/uploads/2016/07/Cayce_Zavaglia.jpeg
https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/31...48AN9.1-0.jpg?width=3200&height=1680&fit=crop
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/17/ed/48/...93797--portrait-embroidery-embroidery-art.jpg
https://www.demilked.com/magazine/w...is-rackets-danielle-clough-south-africa-8.jpg

https://www.ctpub.com/thread-stories/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6634939-portraits-for-fabric-lovers
https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-textile-artist-layered-cloth-ann-small/prod9781782213345.html

The first artist I know of who made portraits with fabric and thread, is Deirdre Scherer. She is credited with pioneering the method of using fabric and thread to paint portraits, first of the elderly. Her groundbreaking book in which she shared her art: Deirdre Scherer: Work in Fabric and Thread (1998), is simply amazing and revelatory.
https://warehousebooksinc.com/index.php?id_product=240&controller=product
https://www.dscherer.com/reviews-bio/
https://www.dscherer.com/prints-and-books/
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
 

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