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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Posted: March 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

“We cannot all succeed if half of us are held back.”

—Malala Yousafzal

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Frosty fails

Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

How great is it to come across a cheerful snow person on a field of freshly fallen white stuff? The sight of so much nice ice warms the heart just enough to take the chill off the cold season.

But bringing these frigid folks into the kitchen in the form of holiday treats is tricky. Many have tried, and many have failed.

Thinking of giving it a go? Here’s a useful hint. It doesn’t help to use yellow icing!

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Taking it to the next level

Posted: September 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Artist Telmo Pieper takes flat, tw0-dimensional drawings by kids and renders them into visual marvels you would swear were three-dimensional.

Telmo Pieper

Telmo Pieper

Telmo Pieper

Artist Wendy Tsao takes two-dimensional drawings by kids and turns them into actual three-dimensional toys. In fact, you can commission her to make a soft, huggable version of any drawing you send her!

Wendy Tsao

Wendy Tsao

Wendy Tsao

Obviously Telmo and Wendy have discovered the secret of what it takes to turn imagination into reality. It’s just a little extra imagination!

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Let’s get together!

Posted: June 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

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Happy Father’s Day!

Posted: June 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

What are dads up to in 2016? Well, first of all, they’re stacking Cheerios on their babies!

Patrick Quinn is the founder of Life of Dad, a social network just for dads. One day he put a Cheerio on his three-week-old son Maxton’s nose, and a hot new fad was born. So far, the record for Cheerio stacking by a dad on his baby is 16, and only two dads have met that goal so far.

“That seems to be the Everest of Cheerio stacking,” says Patrick, who hasn’t gotten that far yet. “I don’t even know how it’s possible.”

C’mon, Patrick. It’s dads we’re talking about. Happy Father’s Day to all dads everywhere!

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Ageless art

Posted: June 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Australian Aboriginal artist Loongkoonan was born in a time and place where births of native people were not recorded, but estimates she was born somewhere around the year 1910, which makes her 105 years old or so. She took up painting in her 90s as a way to keep busy!

Her art is inspired by her Aboriginal upbringing and the many years she spent exploring her country on foot. Traditional Aboriginal art uses dots of paint to record memories and knowledge.

Loongkoonan has created around 380 works, using acrylic paints on canvas and linen, during her career and shows no signs of slowing down. Bringing beauty and joy into the world is an ageless pursuit!

To learn more about Loongkoonan and her Aboriginal heritage, visit mashable.com, where these pics are from!

 

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Happy New Year!

Posted: January 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

It’s brand new…

It’s never been seen before…

2016 is here!

No need to save the wrapping! Just open it up and have the best year ever.

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Happy New Year!

Posted: January 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

It’s brand new…

It’s never been seen before…

2015 is here!

No need to save the wrapping! Just open it up and have the best year ever.

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We have a winner!

Posted: October 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The winner of Best Tailfeathers 2014 goes to this white peafowl. Congratulations, peafowl!

Image source: http://www.viralboo.com/most-beautiful-peacocks-on-earth

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Shredding heights

Posted: August 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Freestyle skateboarder Ellen O’Neal aims high in this pic from 1976. The knee pads she’s wearing aren’t just for fun. Dreams don’t work unless you do!

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