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06/23/2017 08:18 PM
We Believe that Glass is More Than Just for Windows
This is a great example of someone who loves glass for more than just windows. Check it out:

First off, we have the new color, called Prussian Blue. This pretty deep opaque color is a kind of midnight blue in the rod, but because it has a lot of silver in it, Prussian Blue is reactive.  When left as a base, uncovered, Prussian Blue is very dark blue with some streaks of greyish green. This is a lot like Class M Planet, which does the same thing but is lighter in tone.

L- Class M Planet, R-Prussian Blue
When you encase or layer Prussian Blue, the blue tones become brighter and the greens all but disappear. This color makes an excellent layering glass if you want some rich midnight, navy or cobalt blues.

Because this is a silver glass, it's not as smooth in consistency (it's slightly bumpy when pulled into stringer), and is slightly stiff, but seems to be able to take a good amount of heat. When left plain, Prussian Blue has lots of striations and streaks - some blue, some grey-green. But that goes away when you encase it.

I had no shocking issues with this color, and it didn't bleed or spread when encased or layered. Using it with a medium or light transparent blue will give you a gorgeous rich midnight blue.

Next we have Prairie Grass, a light opaque spring green that came out late last year. This pretty shade is really close to Elphaba - just a little bit lighter and a little bit more yellow (but not much!). I would say that both these colors can be used as a substitute for each-other.

Prairie Grass is really buttery and nice to work with. It does get striations when left as a base, and can bleed a tiny bit when encased, but not nearly as much as the Effetre greens do. It doesn't seem to spread much at all when layered. This color didn't shock when heated, and had no pitting or boiling issues.

Like most opaque greens, Prairie Grass lightens up a lot when encased in clear, and goes a little more yellowish. I loved using this color with just a bit of Effetre Light Emerald - makes a cheerful spring green.



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06/23/2017 03:07 PM
How to Make a DIY Smoke Bomb

You’re lost in the woods, without phone service, and you need a way to signal your location to rescuers on the ground or low-flying aircraft. Your city is roiled in rioting and chaos, some bad dudes are advancing towards you, and you need to create a distraction to escape and evade them. It’s a weekend afternoon, […]

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06/23/2017 12:03 PM
How to Milk a Cow

For most men and boys-soon-to-be-men, long gone are the days when milking a cow was a chore as common as doing the dishes. Now mostly done by high-tech machines at commercial dairies, the task of milking a cow by hand once brought farmers and their families into close bonds with the animals that helped to […]

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06/22/2017 03:09 PM
Podcast #315: The Power of Small Experiments to Supercharge Your Success

Starting and running a successful business requires you to constantly experiment with ideas and adapt on the fly. My guest today has become a master at testing ideas quickly in his entrepreneurial ventures, which has allowed him to start multiple million dollar businesses. He’s taken that test-and-adapt philosophy and also applied it to his life to […]

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06/21/2017 11:24 AM
Why Negativity Is a Social Killer

As discussed as part of our Social Briefings series, “elevation” constitutes one of the “4 social gifts” that change how their recipients feel for the better, and make their bearers more attractive, likable, and charming. Those who elevate are able to lift others’ moods, and they do so by leading with positivity. Positive people come […]

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06/20/2017 01:54 PM
Podcast #314: Building Better Citizens Through Rucking

Back in 2012, the owners of Huckberry introduced me to a guy who owned a company called GORUCK. Besides making high quality ruck packs, I also learned that they put on all-night events in which participants haul a 40-lb weight in their backpack while being led through a series of physically and mentally grueling exercises […]

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06/19/2017 11:04 AM
Meditations on Meditations: Reflections on a First Reading of Marcus Aurelius

While Stoicism is an ancient philosophy, it’s experiencing a bit of a resurgence in our modern world. There’s a plethora of new books and articles on the topic, most of them quoting what’s taken to be the Stoic bible: Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. Much of what’s written about Stoicism these days, though, assumes that the reader […]

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06/17/2017 01:36 PM
Manvotional: The Debt We Owe to Fathers

“The Debt We Owe to Fathers” From The Job of Being a Dad, 1923 By Frank H. Cheley Most boys never do really appreciate their Dads until they are gone – often in fact until they have boys of their own to perplex them and to harass them and to cause them to look backward through the […]

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06/16/2017 11:09 AM
Should You Wear a Weightlifting Belt When You Lift?

If you’ve begun the righteous path of seeking gainz via barbell training, you may be wondering: “Do I need to wear a belt when I lift?” The short answer is this: yes, at a certain point in your barbell training you should start wearing a belt. For the longer answer, I talked to Matt Reynolds, […]

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06/15/2017 11:38 AM
Podcast #313: How Leaders Build Great Teams

We live in a complex, ever changing world. Thanks to our networked, global society, small players can have huge impacts in geo-politics and world business. Unfortunately, most organizations aren’t structured in a way to thrive or even survive in this new, fluid environment. My guest today experienced this firsthand as he worked with General Stanley […]

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06/14/2017 03:38 PM
How to Wear a Polo Shirt With Style

The polo shirt is a true men’s style staple. Yet despite its ubiquity in the male wardrobe, it’s not a garment that typically comes in for much affection or enthusiasm. Perhaps this is because of the negative associations with which the polo shirt is laden. It is often thought of in terms of a uniform — […]

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06/22/2017 09:00 AM
Big Bling, alluring and abstract, towers over the Schuylkill
Big Bling (2016), Martin Puryear. Installation view in Philadelphia. Photo by Albert Yee, courtesy of the Association for Public Art.
Martin Puryear brings his work to the public in Philadelphia for the second time with Big Bling (2016), an enigmatic sculpture that invites speculation on the banks of the Schuylkill River.
06/21/2017 09:00 AM
Graphic Anarchy in the Streets of New York & London
New York, Photo by Mathilde Denis
Matthew brings compelling work into focus on the streets of New York and London, two pillars of the international street art scene, with help from photographer friends MJ Moon and Mathilde Denis.
06/20/2017 09:00 AM
Esther Klein Gallery features animatronics and more by Max Lawrence
Esther Klein Gallery Maximillian Lawrence
In this sponsored post, Esther Klein Gallery tells us about their upcoming show of work by Max Lawrence, one of the founders of Space 1026.
06/20/2017 08:35 AM
Congratulations David Kessler and ‘Pine Barrens’ for best documentary at Jim Thorpe Film Fest, Congratulations 2017 Pew Center for Arts and Heritage grantees and fellows, Solstice tomorrow with Make Music Philly everywhere, Plus, Feminist Forum at Vox Populi tonight, Stanley Whitney at Documenta and Opportunities
Stanley Whitney paintings at Documenta 14
Today's News is short and to the point, with many congratulations and opportunities and a little Artblog travel news. It's news of our world. Enjoy!
06/19/2017 03:00 PM
The 3:00 Book
Beth Heinly comic, The 3:00 book

06/15/2017 09:00 AM
Live Connection brings music from stage to screen
Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano; courtesy of Bryan Buttler
Donald reviews an eclectic evening of music composed for video games, hardly a traditional outlet for classical music–and finds a surprising amount of fun to be had.
06/14/2017 09:00 AM
Syria’s past and present in Cultures in the Crossfire at University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj’s Dark Water, Burning World
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology hosts a powerful exhibition that juxtaposes work of contemporary Syrian artist Issam Hourbaj with antiquities from the regions of Iraq and Syria. The result is a meditation on loss and destruction that emphasizes the human face of the complex past and present of this region.
06/13/2017 02:07 PM
Opportunities from the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Mural Arts, a workshop by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, summer apprentice talks at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and a good read from Zadie Smith
We have a couple of good artist opportunities from the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Mural Arts, as well as a couple of events from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Finally, a good read from Zadie Smith in the New Yorker.
06/13/2017 09:35 AM
Doug Wheeler’s soundless desert at the Guggenheim
Installation View: Doug Wheeler: PSAD Synthetic Desert III, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, March 24–August 2, 2017 Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2017
Andrea immerses herself in Doug Wheeler's "PSAD Synthetic Desert III" from 1971, currently on view at the Guggenheim. Wheeler created a soundless environment inspired by the deserts of northern Arizona. Unfortunately, she writes, the 10 minute slot allotted to visitors isn't quite enough to feel the full sensory effect of this remarkable piece.
06/12/2017 03:39 PM
The 3:00 Book

06/05/2017 09:33 AM
Sommerlaune




04/29/2017 10:04 AM
Zeit für Herzen



03/26/2017 11:35 AM
Von jedem etwas




02/27/2017 12:34 PM
Herzen



Ich hab eine neue Presse :)) von Manuela
02/11/2017 09:14 AM
Lieblingsfarbe


01/15/2017 12:45 PM
Auf ein neues



12/20/2016 11:46 AM
Glitzer und Glimmer zum Fest




11/23/2016 02:02 AM
Silberglas und herbstliche Farben



11/05/2016 08:29 AM
Drahtarbeiten





10/16/2016 10:15 AM
Zeit gehabt :)
 


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