Steve Moore: Democrats are wrong. Middle-class incomes surging – thanks to Trump policies   

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Middle-class families are enjoying a near-unprecedented income windfall.
          

Your chance to own a piece of contemporary jewellery! Suspended in Pink Raffle   

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Musings about the Suspended in Pink Raffle.

Thanks to Marthe Le Van's recent article, I have been thinking about the 'Suspended in Pink' raffle.

Here is an extract:

"As a retail storeowner and salesperson, the raffle felt amateurish, gimmicky, and a bit desperate—like when I heard about Facebook for the first time. Ultimately, after reconciling all my perspectives, I believe there is much to applaud in the Suspended in Pink raffle. It feels fresh and innovative, optimistic and courageous, liberating and democratic—all worthy consequences pointing toward progress"

Now, I have no problem at all about an idea of mine being compared to the early Facebook- and I am the first to admit the visuals, practicalities and how the raffle is presented still needs some work!
Most raffles are devised as a means of fundraising, to enable an exhibition, event etc... Seen by the  Borax Collective , Handshake Jewellery and an American Art Jewellery group  ( i am sure there are many many more).

And as Le Van notices, through her many astute questions, fundraising is not the aim of the 'Suspended in Pink' Raffle...




So what is it? and WHY should you take part?


I go to many many exhibitions every year. But As a wanna-be collector, I have only three small pins.
I dont want a specially designed brooch with a groups logo on it, a sample piece or a bunch of postcards as a consolation prize- I want THE piece. 

          I want to own Silke Fleischer's amazing necklace and Sam Hamilton's 'Bread' Like brooch.





As a practitioner is who interested in engagement and audience interaction, I am always looking for ways to get my audience to wear the jewellery, understand it, and imagine owning it- and that, in my view, is the real strength of the 'Suspended in Pink' raffle.




So the idea of raffling off one of the jewellery pieces from the Suspended in Pink Exhibition seemed an obvious idea.






 But its more then that.... Once a viewer decides   they wish to take part in the raffle, they then can spend up to an hour, going through the exhibition, trying on the jewellery, comparing, assessing, deciding which item THEY would take home.


Deciding which piece of jewellery spoke out the most to them.





And this was then the piece that they would then bet on.
Maybe they would win it, maybe not- but for £5/€6/$8 it seems like a worth while experience to have- the experience of wearing and imagining that favourite piece of jewellery which YOUR ticket could win you....


And here is the good news- the odds of winning in this raffle are actually really high!

Only a small number of people have guessed the same names, and there are a number of exhibitors who's name has not been guessed yet-

So you have a real chance of winning....


All you have to do is email:
suspendedinpink@gmail.com
with: your name, the name of the artist who you want to win-

And to send payment of £5/€6/$8 by paypal to:
suspendedinpink@gmail.com

The winner is announced this Autumn!








          

Its Raffle Time!!!!!   

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Do you want to own a piece of contemporary jewellery? Do you want to win a piece of Jewellery by one of the artists taking part in 'Suspended in Pink'?
If so, this is how!

On the 10th of January, during our fantastic private view- One of THESE artists names was chosen from a hat:
Alexandra Hopp, Andrea Coderch, Annette Dam, Babette Von Dohnanyi, Claire Lavendhomme, Claire McArdle, Corrado de Meo, Demitra Thomloudis, Drew Markou, Erica Voss, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Galatée Pestre, Helena Johansson, Heng Lee, Isabel Dammermann, Iris Eichenberg, Jane Richie, Jo Pond, Jorge Manilla, Josephine Siwei Wang, Karen Bartlett, Karen Vanmol, Karin Roy Andersson, Kate Rohde, Katharina Moch, Kevin Hughes, Lauren Markley, Laurence Verdier, Lital Mendel, Lynn Batchelder, Mallory Weston, Masako Hamaguchi, Michelle Kraemer, Minna Karhu, Patricia A Gallucci, Rachel McKnight, Réka Fekete, Rhona McCallum, Ria Lins, Sam Hamilton, Silke Fleischer, Sofia Björkman, Thea Clark, Vinit Koosolmanomai, Yeseul Seo, Zoe Robertson.


the names- all ready to be picked!!!!


Jo Pond selected a name from the hat-
The name is sealed in the pink envelope, ready to be revealed in August! 

So, Now, All you have to do is:
1. Guess who's name is in the envelope
2. Purchase a raffle ticket (£5/€6/$8) by contacting Laura at suspendedinpink@gmail.com, or at one of the exhibitions
3. Love and look after your ticket until the end of our exhibition at the Heidi Lowe Gallery, to see if you have won an item of jewellery from one of our exhibitors!!!!



So, Where does your money go?
Firstly, I truely believe that all artists should be paid for their hard work! SO, rather then asking the participanting artists in 'Suspended in Pink' to donate a piece of jewellery, we shall be purchasing that item, using the money raised in the raffle. Any extra earned income will be invested in the the exhibition, allowing use to travel to new additional and exciting venues throughout the year!

Thanks to Marthe Le Van for aking these questions- hope I have answered them :)

 What if no one guessed the right jeweler? 
Ans: We will chose another name from a hat, and will keep doing it until we have a winner!

What if several people did? 

Ans: We will put there names in a hat and chose from one of these names. Those who guessed right, but did not win the actual piece will win a very small consolation prize.

Who pays shipping and customs? 
Ans: I do!

Will the package be insured? 
Ans: Yes!


Any further questions on this are welcome, just contact Laura at suspendedinpink@gmail.com


          

And the exhibitors are.....   

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Well, thank you everyone!
Having received entries from all parts of the world with 365 pieces submitted from over 156 jewellers, 
the organisers would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to everyone who submitted to the "suspended in pink” exhibition.

The jury has chosen a selection for the exhibition from the impressive quantity of objects- after a lot of very very hard work, here are the exhibitors....



Exhibitiors 'Suspend.ed in Pink' 2013

Alexandra Hopp,  Andrea Coderch, Annette Dam, Babette Von Dohnanyi, Claire Lavendhomme, Claire McArdle, Corrado de Meo, Demitra Thomloudis, Drew Markou, Erica Voss, Farrah Al Dujaili, Galatée Pestre, Helena Johansson, Heng Lee, Isabel Dammermann, Jane Richie, Jo Pond, Jorge Manilla, Josephine Siwei Wang, Kate Rohde, Karen Bartlett, Karen Vanmol, Karin Roy Andersson, Katharina Moch, Kevin Hughes, Lauren Markley, Laurence Verdier,  Lital Mendel, Lynn Batchelder, Mallory Weston, Masako Hamaguchi, Michelle Kraemer, Minna Karhu, Patricia A Gallucci, Rachel McKnight, Réka Fekete, Rhona McCallum, Ria Lins, Sam Hamilton, Silke Fleischer, Sofia Björkman, Thea Clark, Vinit Koosolmanomai, Yeseul Seo, Zoe Robertson.

HOWEVER, thats not it yet!

Keep an eye out for further exciting announcements........

Claire McArdle 
Thea Clark

Sam Hamilton



          

Jury meet up day!   

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SO, the deadline has past, and we received nearly 370 different piece of jewellery for consideration from over 150 people from all over the world!
Thanks to Timothy Information Limited and Laura Potter for their hard work,

the chosen participants will be announced very very shortly!

thank you to everyone for your hard work and fantastic pieces.


          

PINKY ! jewelry   

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Thanks to Marianne Gassier for this wonderful page-
I hope to see some of these designers applying to Suspend.ed in pink!


http://pinterest.com/mariannegassier/pinky-jewelry

(too many wonderful pieces to show)

zoe robertson.

 


          

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Former Rector of Dorchester Thomas Woodhouse thanks town for 'wonderful' send-off   

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The former Team Rector of Dorchester and The Winterbournes has thanked the community for a ‘wonderful’ send-off.
          

Desperado HD Clothes for Genesis 3 Male(s)   

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Desperado HD is a complete, fully textured and morphed, clothing and props set for Genesis 3 Male(s)

Desperado HD includes a complete "wear and tear" texture set, with breathtaking Iray shaders simulating actual, physically based materials (PBR), producing stunning renders using any kind of light. The set include all the maps you need for your renders: from diffuse to hyper-detailed normal maps.

The geometries are very optimized, and you can get good rendering results with low subdivision levels (even with no SubD at all!) or you can unleash all the power of this set thanks to its HD morphs, developed at level 3 of SubD.

Additionally, Desperado HD is fully compatible with the Dragonsbane Character set and 5 additional characters.

Price: $29.95 Special Price: $14.98


          

dForce Wise Wizard HD Clothes for Genesis 8 Male(s)   

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Wise Wizard HD Clothes is a complete, finely sculpted and fully textured clothing and props set for Genesis 8 Male(s)

This set includes breathtaking Iray shaders simulating actual, physically based materials (PBR). The Wise Wizard collection produces stunning renders using any kind of light. The set includes all the maps you need for your renders: from diffuse to hyper-detailed normal maps.

The geometries are very optimized, and you can get good rendering results with low subdivision levels (even with no SubD at all!) or you can unleash all the power of the Wise Wizard thanks to its HD morphs, developed at level 3 of SubD, and run realistic cloth simulations, because Wise Wizard is designed to unleash the power of dForce!

Additionally, Wise Wizard HD Clothes is fully compatible with the Wise Wizard Character set and 9 additional characters and body shapes.

Price: $34.95 Special Price: $17.48


          

Dragonsbane Barbarian Character HD for Genesis 3 Male   

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Dragonsbane Barbarian Character HD for Genesis 3 Male Is a complete, highly detailed, very muscular character set, full of customizations such as war paints, war tattoos and different eye colors.

The set also include 2 conformable figures: eyebrows and pubic hair.

Including photo realistic texture detail, with breathtaking Iray shaders simulating actual, physically based materials (PBR). The Dragonsbane collection produces stunning renders using any kind of light. The set include all the maps you need for your renders: from diffuse to detailed normal maps.

You can get good rendering results with low subdivision levels (even with no SubD at all!) or you can unleash all the power of the Dragonsbane thanks to its HD morph, developed at level 3 of SubD.

Price: $22.95 Special Price: $11.48


          

Dragonsbane Barbarian Clothes HD for Genesis 3 Male(s)   

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Dragonsbane Clothing for Genesis 3 Male (s) is a complete, finely sculpted and fully textured clothing and props set.

This set includes 2 different texture variations: clean and dirty/rusty, with breathtaking Iray shaders simulating actual, physically based materials (PBR). The Dragonsbane collection produces stunning renders using any kind of light. The set include all the maps you need for your renders: from diffuse to hyper-detailed normal maps.

The geometries are very optimized, and you can get good rendering results with low subdivision levels (even with no SubD at all!) or you can unleash all the power of the Dragonsbane thanks to its HD morphs, developed at level 3 of SubD.

Additionally, Dragonsbane Clothes is fully compatible with the Dragonsbane Character set and 9 additional characters.

Price: $29.95 Special Price: $14.98


          

EJ Olvido   

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Olvido is a character for Genesis 2 Female, with highly detailed skin and makeups, vampire fangs, arms and body tattoos, fantasy and casual makeups, custom sculpted head, anatomical elements and fangs morphs, and many options to customize her appearance.

She also has very elaborate tattoos in side, back, and sleeves for both arms. You can apply them independently, mix them, so you can have them in the arm you choose or both, and in the back or side (great for renders with a mirror reflection), or both, all or none.

Olvido has custom sculpted Vampire Fangs that have been modeled and sized so they can be visible in many expressions without having to open the mouth too much. They have also been correctly placed at the canines. Thanks to this, her vampiric nature can be witnessed or sensed in all situations, in a subtle or clearly seen way, as you wish.

You have 4 fantasy makeups in addition to the 7 natural makeups: Mystic Star, Black Mask, Priestess of Blood, Mistletoe Blessing. Each one of them can inspire a different story! Is she a magical creature, a Gothic princess, a priestess of a secret cult who traded her soul for her powers, or a warrior protecting the ancient places? You rule!

Includes a beautiful custom sculpted morph for the head, and also sculpted anatomical elements, custom sculpted vampire fangs, and tattoo sleeves and chest and back tattoos, and also makeups, nails, and lashes that can look great together: mix and match them as you wish.

All the morph options include Apply and Remove icons, and you also have the tools to set nails long or short on one click, and also to set nipples on and off for skintight/normal look on clothing.

Also includes 10 eye colors (eight natural + two burning vampire colors), seven natural makeups, four fantasy makeups, seven eyelashes colors that will look great with the makeups, nine lip colors, and seven hands and feet nails colors.

Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


          

Gemling for Genesis 2   

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Cover your Genesis 2 characters in sparkling gems!

This unique and beautiful set for Genesis 2 Females comes with nine different conformers for greater modularity plus four individual gem props to arrange and use in your scenes. Thanks to Fuseling's realistic shaders and utility presets, you can have both translucent and opaque options for many different gems. Each item has multiple materials presets to facilitate mixing and matching with the enclosed materials, shaders and transparency presets!

Genesis 2 Males are supported via Cross-Figure compatibility morphs, so you can use them with basically any Genesis 2 character.

Price: $11.95 Special Price: $5.98


          

High Elves: Riders of the Sun   

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Riding like a lightning, Riders of the Sun are the ultimate defenders of the Eternal Forest. Riders of the Sun includes 8 high res textures for the Spine Bender armor.
BONUS!!! Special MAT poses for Poser 5! Regiment standart texture for the High Elves: Warriors of the Eternal Forest battle standart.
Special thanks to Cris Palomino, Will Dupre, MAB, TiffT785, JAKC, and Txus.

Price: $9.95 Special Price: $4.98


          

High Elves: Warriors of the Forest for M3   

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Keepers of beauty, Watchers of the Eternal Forest. Fighting evil forces of the Dark Elves army Complete your fantasy collection with High elves Collection for Michael!
Putting special attention to detail, this package includes eight high fantasy morphing clothes for Michael M3, all fully textured, plus six smart props and lots of material options!
BONUS!!! Special MAT poses for Poser 5, plus 4 Displacement maps!

Special thanks to Cris Palomino, Will Dupre, MAB, TiffT785, JAKC, and Txus.

Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


          

Haunted Dolls, Nazca Lines, Padre Pio, and More Patron Questions   

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As a thanks to our Patrons, Jimmy and Dom every so often ask for their mysterious questions and Jimmy provides his answers on a variety of topics. This special episode was exclusive for patrons for a limited time and is now available to our general audience.

The post Haunted Dolls, Nazca Lines, Padre Pio, and More Patron Questions appeared first on SQPN.com.


          

Irelia - Character and Bikini Set for Genesis 3 Female(s)   

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Introducing Irelia, a sexy and voluptuous character for Genesis 3 Female and Irelia Bikini for Genesis 3 Female(s).

Irelia comes with detailed skin crafted on the Genesis 3 Base Female UV set and custom sculpted HD Head and Body morphs built from the Genesis 3 Female. Also included is a sexy cleavage morph (using some of the Genesis 3 Female Body Morphs) to add some extra va-va-voom to the bikini! Irelia comes with 7 normal makeups, 7 bolder makeups, 7 matching lip colors and 7 eye colors. Also included are 14 nail colors to coordinate with both the eye makeups and Irelia Bikini textures.

The bikini was designed with Irelia in mind but works with all your favorite Genesis 3 Female shapes thanks to lots of included fits and adjustments. Included are 8 full textures for the bikini with mix and match strap options. Also included are 3 hide options for the bikini bottom straps to customize your look.

Price: $24.95 Special Price: $12.48


          

Most Popular Stages – September 2019   

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Each month we put together a list of the most popular stage designs from the site. Thanks to all the designers who submit their work to help the church stage design community! Air Filtered – 1,381 views Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX Blocked and Shadowed – 1,281 views Josh Engler from Grace Avenue Church in San Antonio, […]
          

Ron's Broken Glass   

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Excited to bring you this Broken Glass Photoshop Brush set,there are cracked, smashed whole complete pieces that have transparent qualities, along with flying fractured fragments of clear glass that you can make any illustration look real. These go hand in hand with my Shattered Glass set so invest in these and you will make any glass broken.

Enjoy and thanks for supporting me and my family, now go break something.

Price: $17.95 Special Price: $8.98


          

Ron's Cables & Hoses   

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In this amazing set of Cables Hoses I developed these for all you enthusiastic cyborg people with a passion for sci-fi in your Models and concept designs.

The product is in Photoshop .PSD format all are 4k @ 300dpi layered files,12 Total files with over 300 Cables inside.There are Twisted,hanging, free flowing designs single,dual and combined hoses with connectors and attachments with a few that are grudged up with tape and grunge overlays and decals.

I created all the Hose and Cables in Illustrator and brought them in Photoshop added the attachments using a 3d program and pieced them together and many thanks to DZ Fires (Nurnies Greebles Parts and pieces) that really helped in achieving this project.

Hope you can get some good use out of these look forward to your creations, Happy New Year and Thank You to everyone that supports
me and my family, Ron.

Price: $34.95 Special Price: $17.48


          

Ron's Digital Energy   

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Beautiful Free flowing Digitally painted abstract elements, unique to add a special touch to any illustration. There are Photoshop transparent layers,brushes and backgrounds jam packed with goodies.

Must have PSD editing software

Thanks and enjoy.

Price: $14.95 Special Price: $7.48


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