Marilyn Monroe’s 1954 I.D. Card

enhanced-buzz-wide-5356-1362702561-3Monroe’s I.D. card sold for $57,000.

From Bonhams description:

Though this ID card has been reproduced as a souvenir item and sold in stores and has also been seen in many books, this piece appears to be the actual one that Monroe used when she performed for the troops in Korea while she and Joe DiMaggio were on their honeymoon.

And she didn’t even lie about her weight.

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Promise NOT kept….BUT ~

This was posted 2012

It is now 2013

faith is still hopeful

 

ZaZzLe

Zazzle, the leading innovator in product customization and co-creator of the world’s first 100% customizable shoe is changing the shoe game again.  Coming in 2012, we’re launching the next generation of completely custom shoe styles with new silhouettes, features, and styles.  Want to be the first to know about how to create your very own shoe brand on Zazzle?  Add your email below!

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And of course I entered the email – but I already have an account with Zazzle making products

one which was Shoes (ourchased a pair for my MOM) and yet I cannot access My Own MADE ZAZZLE – Keds Shoes….  For MEN ~ For WOMEN ~ For KIDS (Children) ~~~ forget that they were going to re-vamp …. I wanted My shoes!

and still have not hear fromn them after email contact – no response!

I just want my shoes back … I love the designs I made making the shoes and I’m sure I am NOT the only one.

This is MY  Voice! ~ W#hich I have a right to express being they plainly stated.

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Now to prove what I say – Here are just a ~ FEW ~ of my designs at Zazzle!

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Visit my ZazzleStore & Keep Looking for the S*H*O*E*S to reutrn!

Creations by MothersHeart

Kijivu ~ Cradling a Miracle

 

Kijivu holds her newborn baby at Prague Zoo, where the staff is celebrating this rare birth of a Western lowland gorilla in captivity. The new arrival comes after one of the most tragic events in the zoo’s history.

 

Cradling a miracle

 

Dec. 31, 2012: Kijivu, a female Western lowland gorilla, holds her newborn baby at Prague Zoo on Dec. 27 in Prague, Czech Republic. The baby gorilla was born on Dec. 22, just months after Kijivu’s second child, Tatu, died after accidentally hanging himself with a climbing rope. Zoo director Miroslav Bobek called the death the most tragic event at the zoo since flooding in 2002 killed more than 100 animals. (© Frantisek Vlcek/isifa/MAFRA/Getty Images)

 

YEAR of the SNAKE

 

Year of the Snake

 

 

Dec. 28. 2012: A zookeeper in Manila, Philippines, is not fearful of Burmese pythons that wrap themselves around his body during a celebration to mark the Chinese Zodiac‘s upcoming Year of the Snake. (© Rouelle Umali/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

 

 

Not so fast

Not so fast

 

Dec. 26, 2012: This blue heron had been looking for food in a quiet marsh when it bit off more than it could chew with a feisty snake. The snake tightly wrapped its body around the heron’s beak before the bird had the chance to bite. After 15 minutes, the heron changed technique & started to bang the snake on the ground. The reptile’s grip began to wane & the heron gulped it down. (© Peter Brannon/Caters)

SCOTCH ~ Some light laugh………..

           On the first day of school, the children brought gifts for their teacher.

 

The supermarket manager’s daughter brought the teacher a basket of assorted fruit.

 

The florist’s son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers.   

 

The candy-store owner’s daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy.  

 

Then the liquor-store owner’s son brought up a big, heavy box. The teacher lifted it up and noticed that it was leaking a little bit..She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it.  

 

“Is it wine?” she guessed.       

 

“No,” the boy replied. She tasted another drop and   asked, “Champagne?”

 

“No,” said the little boy………….”It’s a puppy!”

Digital Art ~ Fractal Explorer

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Digital Art which I made with Fractal Program ~ Fractal Explorer !

Milwaukee Goodwill

artwork bought

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE |
Associated Press

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Associated Press/Morry Gash – In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo, Karen
Mallet stands in front of her Alexander Calder print in her Shorewood, Wis.,
home. Mallet bought the print for $12.34 at a Goodwill …more thrift store in Milwaukee. It
turned out to be a lithograph by the American artist Alexander Calder worth
$9,000. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — “Red Nose” just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee. It turned out to be a lithograph by American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000.

Mallet’s good fortune is at least the fourth time in six months that valuable art has turned up at Goodwill, where bargain-hunters search for hidden treasure among the coffee cups, jewelry, lamps and other household cast-offs.

Last month, a Salvador Dali sketch found at a Goodwill shop in Tacoma, Wash., sold for $21,000. Last summer, a North Carolina woman pocketed more than $27,000 for a painting she bought for $9.99 at Goodwill. And last spring, a dusty jug donated in Buffalo, N.Y., was discovered to be a thousands-of-years-old American Indian artifact — it was returned to its tribe instead of being offered for sale.

When told of the Milwaukee woman’s find, a Goodwill spokeswoman said workers at its 2,700 stores try to spot valuables and auction them on the organization’s online auction site to net more money for the charitable group. But things slip through the cracks and the workers aren’t art experts.

“That’s kind of part of shopping at Goodwill — the thrill of the hunt,” said Cheryl Lightholder, communications manager for Goodwill in southeastern Wisconsin. “You never know what you’re going to find.”

Mallet, a media relations specialist for Georgetown University and others, didn’t even like “Red Nose” when she first spotted it during one of her frequent Goodwill shopping trips in May.

“The big find that day was this great set of steel knives, in a block, for $18.99″ by Wolfgang Puck, she said.

But the graphic black-and-white picture was striking. In low-browed terms, it might be described as an abstract image of an ape with a hangover, with spiral swirls for eyes like the ones in cartoons when someone gets punched. A large red nose is the only color.

Then she saw the Calder signature.

“I thought, I don’t know if it’s real or not but it’s $12.99. I’ve wasted more on worse things,” she said. A discount for using her Goodwill loyalty card brought the price down to $12.34.

Once home, she searched the Internet and found similar lithographs by Calder, who died in 1976 and is widely known for his mobiles and abstract sculptures at airports, office towers and other public places. Mallet’s piece was No. 55 of 75 lithographs and was made in 1969.

Jacob Fine Art Inc., in suburban Chicago, recently set its replacement value at $9,000.

“This happens very frequently — you can’t imagine,” the company’s owner, Jane Jacob, said of treasures found at thrift stores. “They don’t know what they have. They’re just not set up to understand art history.”

Lauren Lawson-Zilai, a spokeswoman for Goodwill Industries International Inc. in Rockville, Md., gave these examples of art that Goodwill staff spotted and sold through the auction site:

— In 2009, a painting by Utah artist Maynard Dixon donated in Santa Rosa, Calif., sold for $70,001.

— In 2008, a Baltimore-area Goodwill store netted $40,600 from a Parisian street scene painted by Impressionist Edouard-Leon Cortes.

— In 2006, a Frank Weston Benson oil painting donated anonymously in Portland, Ore., brought in $165,002 — Goodwill’s top haul so far.

Mallet has no immediate plans to sell her “Red Nose.”

“It grew on me,” she said. “Now I love it.”

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Online:

Goodwill auction site: http://www.shopgoodwill.com

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Marilynn Marchione can be followed at http://twitter.com/MMarchioneAP

MUST SEE PHOTO (S)

A holiday tradition

Who says snowmen have to be made of snow? The good people of Albuquerque, NM, chose a different material for their holiday snowman.

Nov. 29, 2012: Manny Romero attaches an arm to a 13-foot-tall tumbleweed snowman in Albuquerque, NM, on Nov. 27. The Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority builds a tumbleweed snowman every year to be placed along the freeway for the holiday season. (© Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal/Zuma Press)

MORE PHOTOS TO SEE BELOW

Nov. 28, 2012: A man was arrested for DUI after crashing a truck into a bridge in Beaverton, Ore. (© Beaverton Police/Rex Features)

Nov. 27, 2012: Rey Grego, a trucker dressed as Santa, joined hundreds of motorcyclists at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M., on Nov. 25 for the annual toy run. The caravan of bikers then made its way through the streets collecting toys. (© Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal/Zuma Press)

Nov. 27, 2012: Thousands of Khom Loy paper lanterns rise into the night sky during the Loy Krathong Buddhist festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Nov. 24. An ancient tradition in northern Thailand, launching paper lanterns symbolizes letting go of your troubles & bad luck. Tourists & locals alike flock to the festival every year. (© Paul Brown/Rex Features)

Nov. 26, 2012: Antti Rahko from Florida stands next to his self-made ‘Finnjet’ during preparations for the Essen Motor Show in Essen, Germany. (© Marius Becker/DPA/Zuma Press)

Nov. 23, 2012: Dozens of Santas ring their bells while marching through Midtown Manhattan during the Volunteers of America‘s 110th Annual Sidewalk Santa Parade. (© Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Nov. 21, 2012: A parade float honors the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov. 17. Though some of the nation’s biggest retailers announced plans to start Black Friday sales early, several New England states still adhere to Colonial-era blue laws that prohibit retailers from opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day. (© Charlie Mahoney/The New York Times/Redux)

Nov. 21, 2012: Water pours from river outlet tubes during an experimental high-flow release from the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Ariz. (© Bob Strong/Reuters)

Nov. 20, 2012: Claire Robertson of the Scottish Ballet’s Nutcracker portrays the Good Snow Flake inside a life-size snow globe in Glasgow, Scotland. (© Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Nov. 20, 2012: A man feeds a sparrow in the garden of El Prado Museum in Madrid on Nov. 16. (© Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

Nov. 19, 2012: This tarsier leaps through the air with only one thing on its mind—dinner, which in this case is a grasshopper, in Tangkoko National Park in Indonesia. (© Juergen Freund/Caters News)

November to Remember 2012 *** MY OPINION … which I am still entitled to!

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO SOMEONE ELSE’S POST ABOUT WHINING….

which Richard Brandson had made on

GOOGLE +

OVER THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON NOVERMBER 6TH 2012 ELECTION

LAST NIGHT BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN

MITT ROMNEY

AND THE (CURRENT/PAST) NOW AGAIN BARACK OBAMA

November to remember

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Richard Branson 8:22 AM  –  Public

Four more years to build consensus in America and get the country really moving again on a united front http://virg.in/po

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You whine when you have no health care OR your parents are left to die because of their age.  YOU whine when you can find no job.  You whine when your children cannot get a good education.  You whine when the house you or your parents or your children can no longer live there.  You whine when you do not have enough food to eat.  You whine when you have no gas to drive anywhere – let alone to the doctor or ER … YOU whine  when more AMERICANS are killed and “he” leaves to go to any state and not address the issue but continues to lie about it.  YOU WHINE …. when you realize what a mistakeall of you have made when it comes to dicisions being made for YOU…that you have no mind of your own… but maybe that is part of the problem now.
November ELECTIONS happens every four year……………..
It will be another longggggggggg for years.
REMEMBER I AM STILL ENTITLED TO MY OPOINION FOR NOW.!!!

An eagle kiss

This is the kind of story you need when it seems like

the world is spiraling out of control…..

Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them!

Freedom and Jeff

Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn’t open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She’s my baby.

When Freedom came in she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet’s office. From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks.

This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn’t stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn’t stand in a week. You know you don’t want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death was winning. She was going to be put down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon. I didn’t want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn’t bear the thought of her being euthanized; but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear. I went immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then. That was a very good day.

We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her. I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses, and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington . We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show about us.

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair – the whole bit. I missed a lot of work. When I felt good enough, I would go to Survey and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer. This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000

the day after Thanksgiving, I went in for my last checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone.

So the first thing I did was get up to Survey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill. I hadn’t said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don’t know how long . That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came in. This is a very special bird.

On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was terminal come up to us and I let him hold her. His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power course through his body. I have so many stories like that..

I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom.

Hope you enjoyed this!

Cancer is a strange cell. You can go along for years in remission and then one day it pops its head up again. If you ever have it you will never be free of it.

A SMALL REQUEST…

  A small request…..Just one line

All you are asked to do is keep this circulating. Even if it’s only to one more person. In memory of anyone you know who has been struck down by cancer or is still living with it.

Modern Technology

Modern Technology

I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
“This is the 21st century, old man” he said. “We don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPod.”
I can tell you, that fly never knew what hit it…

Stolen ART ? WHY

I’ve had an account with DeviantART for about four years and this has just come to my attention once again about someone thinking it is OK to STEAL ART from ones page and place it on another site without any regard to acknowledge the ownership of the original artist who took the time to create works that are appreciated … let alone ever ASK if it could be placed and SHOWCASED!

This is the site — http://roseric.centerblog.net/rub-fractals-.html — and the artists at Deviantart have verified that some of their own works are there – but have no way to get the attention and credit them with ‘stolen’ goods …. in a language that they do not understand…as I understand what the artists at dA have said.

Read the information here

 If you are the one on the site in question – I would suggest you take care of things!

Tree Shaping–Pooktre

Peter  and Becky of Australia have mastered the art of Tree Shaping.
Pooktre, as they have called it, has perfected a Gradual shaping  method, which is the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined  designs.
Designing and setting up the supporting famework are  fundamental to
the success of a tree. Some are intended for harvest to be high quality indoor furniture  and others will remain living art.

 

Wonderful to enjoy the beauty of creativity!

 

new THEME?

 

JUST came across the ‘new’ theme which we are to be notified via e-mail which I was not- but any way it is way ugly — in my opinion!

Someone really needs to look at what the writers are trying to do with their blogs who they are trying to reach and make it all pleasing to the writer (TO WRITE) and the reader!  And make something that is pleasing to all — some of these ‘themes’ are so old they need to be retired!!!!!!!!!!

These ARE PRETTY-but can we use them?

 

NEW blood is needed – with WordPress – Not just for the WordPress.org! … If it were not for the WordPress.com – how would WordPress.org be doing? (just a question – don’t read anything into this!)  But I would like to know when you announce something that is WordPress do you not make it VERY clear that it is for WordPress.ORG ONLY???

If creative people have gone to the troubleto create a very unique FREE Theme for WordPress why do we have to UPGRADE in order to use those that some wonderful artists have taken a lot of time to create!?  ONLY if we upgrade canwe use what is FREE?!  Is that my correct understanding!?

When you make an announcement for WordPress – make it clear WHICH ONE!

Now I’ve had my say for now!

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN…

 

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN
Here are 7 pictures of European trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back. The first one is of a bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the side of the trailer..

The second is of canvas tote bag.

The third is of Pepsi cases and they are all stacked on the ceiling, and the bottom of the trailer is empty.

The fourth is of another truck with the windshield facing the back and there has been a driver painted in the driver’s seat looking back over his shoulder to appear like he is driving backwards. (Now this one is just plain scary, even when the German reads ‘On the wrong way?’)

The fifth one is of an aquarium with fish swimming in it.


The sixth one is of a bookshelf with books lined up in it and a post-it-note with an advertisement on it, probably for the company that sells the books.


The last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy. The ‘inside’ of the trailer has the appearance of having been through a fire.


Chinese Proverb:
‘When someone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.