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Some design-related lessons this week

Lots of great information from this site! Source: Some design-related lessons this week

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Ocean, Big City, Mountain, or Forest ?

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Hello Everyone!

I am currently enrolled in the Digital & Social Media Strategy Certificate program at Bryant University and we have been asked to conduct a social experiment for a class project.  So, if you could take a minute and pick your favorite landscape: ocean, big city, mountain or forest.  Please respond within 24 hours!

The photographs I found on pexels.com (a great site for free photos) just to help you along a little.  Thanks for your time and hope you enjoy the scenery!

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Rewarded: Best Book Blog in India 2017

Source: Rewarded: Best Book Blog in India 2017

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Making Her Mark

Source: Making Her Mark

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Making Her Mark

” A Celebration of the Providence Art Club as a cultural force for women artists.”

First Impressions

After having viewed the exhibition of Making Her Mark at the Providence Art Club in Providence, Rhode Island, and attending the symposium, I felt compelled to write some of the immediate impressions I felt in regard to this event.

As an exhibiting artist member of the Providence Art Club, I have never thought much about the cultural aspect of my being a “woman” artist in the club, as I had when starting my studies in art over thirty years ago and reading The Obstacle Race by Germaine Greer. It appeared to me that there were many woman artists in the club so I didn’t feel like I do in technology, clearly a minority. What has crossed my mind in regard to a club membership of any kind was more about the cultural diversity of race and social class even though I had learned early on that Edward Bannister was one of the original founders of the Providence Art Club and had a gallery named after him at Rhode Island College in 1978. You can visit wikipedia to learn more about Edward Bannister (ca. 1828 – January 9, 1901) who was a Black Canadian-American Tonalist painter.

But in regard to the history of the Providence Art Club and the “extraordinary contributions of women artists”, it wasn’t until I walked through the exhibit and viewed the paintings of the founding woman of the club along with the text accompanying the work, was I struck by my affinity toward these pioneers. I started to feel an indescribable elation to see such a passion and commitment to art and the artistic community. Their journey was clearly outlined by Co-Curators Catherine Little Bert and Nancy Whipple Grinnell.

During the symposium, I learned more about the leadership and transformation by women artists who founded the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Art Club and Wheeler School.  While listening to a panel discussion of collectors one particular story stood out for me in regard to Ellen Day Hale, who’s work was found at an estate sale.  Had it not been for this happenstance, these remaining works of art could easily have been lost in obscurity.

Making Your Mark

Following the exhibit of these amazing women artists of their time, was a national juried exhibit titled Making Your Mark. This show was juried by Kathryn Wat, PdD, Chief Curator of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.  Over 950 artworks were submitted for consideration and 65 were selected by the juror, five of whom were Providence Art Club members.  I was truly honored and at the same time humbled to be part of this tribute to women who continue to make their mark regardless of the obstacles.

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Georgia    graphite on paper     Making Your Mark National Juried Exhibition 2017   x

Lori Labrie

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World Water Day Celebration

A selection of images and words in celebration of World Water Day.

via “We Are Protectors”: Writers, Artists, and Photographers on Water — Discover

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FreeCodeCamp tribute

FreeCodeCamp is a great website that lets you learn coding, among many other things. In between lessons it provides challenges to test what you’ve learned. At the end of the Bootstrap lesson are two challenges, the first of which is to create a tribute page in Codepen.io. When I got to this part, my Twitter […]

via Things I Learned from the Tribute Page Challenge in FreeCodeCamp — Lost Civilizations

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Why Latina Women Aren’t In Technology: Because They’re Latina

Source: Why Latina Women Aren’t In Technology: Because They’re Latina

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Jewelry Design

 

A never ending love…

“What can I say about my jewelry? It speaks for itself. To me, style is to be simple.”


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Pendant Rendering

Lost Wax

Sterling Silver Abstract Bird
Little Dove
Sterling silver high polish metalwork
Homage to Picasso

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Front End Development

I have just successfully completed FreeCodeCamp’s Front End Development Program as of October 19, 2016!  You can visit my profile at  https://www.freecodecamp.com/llabrie   to view projects and challenges.  I have to give credit to all the you tube videos and Coding Tutorials 360 given by Dylan Israel that included a lot of jQuery and JavaScript training.  It was very enlightening!

I always look forward to Quincy Larson’s emails keeping me up to date and informed.   Quincy started up an open source community called Free Code Camp back in 2014.  I have included a link to his posts on Medium here.

So what’s next on freeCodeCamp? Really looking forward to the data visualization challenges coming soon including Sass and React!  Always Be Ccoding!