Tiffany & Ink is now Tiffany Ink

Hello Friends!

I’m here to direct you to a new blog of mine. But first, Tiffany & Ink is now Tiffany Ink! I still have to work on a web site, but at least I have a blog, which replaces this one.

Beginning Monday, November 21, 2011, I’ll once again be sharing what’s happening at Tiffany Ink.

If you have this page bookmarked, please update the link to:

http://tiffanyink.wordpress.com

And again, Tiffany & Ink is now known as Tiffany Ink.

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Hold My Heart

A Sara Bareilles song that resonated with me today. Enjoy!

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One Of My Fav’s

I know it’s been a while, but I just wanted to quickly share that one of my most favorite calligraphers just started a blog of his own. Look to see some absolutely gorgeous stuff folks.

{image designed & calligraphed by Paul Antonio}

Everyone, allow me to introduce you to the extensively trained and extremely talented scribe, Paul Antonio. (I feel like I should call him Sir Paul Antonio.)

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The Sketchbook Project

A couple weekends ago I heard about The Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

I wasn’t so sure at first whether or not I wanted to sign up because it’s the end of the year and the project is due just after the holidays and this time of year just starts to get more and more chaotic in my life as the end of the year gets closer.

But then I saw they would be touring and one of the stops is in Seattle, June 10th through the 12th, 2011, and that really peaked my interest. So I signed up and chose my theme, which was difficult to choose from. I managed to decide on “Capture The Flag”.

I’m still awaiting my Moleskine Cahier sketchbook and details in the mail, which gives me time to brainstorm someĀ  ideas. So, do you have any ideas or suggestions for me? Has anyone else signed up for The Sketchbook Project too? If so, please do share. I’ll do my best to share here how things are going with the project once I get started.

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IHS #13 in the Country!!

Newsweek Magazine came out with a list this summer of the top 20 high schools in the country.

My high school alma mater, Interlake High School, is # 13. Wow! Congratulations IHS!!! Go Saints!!! I’m not sure what it would have ranked when I attended back in the day, but it’s wonderful to hear how well they’re doing today.

Hmmm…maybe this news will get my siblings and some of my old friends to move back home. I know if my child was high school age I’d consider saying, “Move on over, Mom, I’m comin’ home!”

If you care about schools and education go see this movie, Waiting for Superman.

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Protect The Skin You’re In : Tanning Is Out

I’ve been thinking a lot about Dad lately, so in his memory I play a couple videos for you today. I found the below clip on this blog.

A while ago, on a weekend morning, I sat down with breakfast on my couch, turned on the telly and saw this:

Tanning is out. In fact, when you are tan or have a sun burn, that’s your body reacting to the sun rays developing melanin in order to protect the skin and tissue deep underneath from getting damaged. But sometimes it does, sometimes that melanin turns to melanoma. Let’s face it, a sun tan, freckles, sun spots, a.k.a. age spots, sun burns…they’re all signs of damaged skin.

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The Cove in Taiji, Japan

I had the chance to watch the Oscar Award Winning Documentary, The Cove. It was so powerful and eye opening. I fully understand why it won the Oscar.

Please watch The Cove, everyone. When you’re done, watch the series Blood Dolphin on Animal Planet.

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It’s amazing how a place in Taiji, Japan can appear so peaceful…

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…yet so much evil comes from Taiji.

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And now we know the evil is spread to other responsible parties like Sea World & resorts where you can swim with dolphins.

Now the film is being censored in Japan in some theaters. Please take the first step in action and watch this film. The extended movie trailer is below. Just a side note, I chose to show the clip with Japanese subtitles as I do have some Japanese viewers of my blog and news is slowly coming forth there about what takes place in the Taiji Cove.

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