trending resource endpoint

URL: /assets/trending.<format>

Supported Methods

GET Gets a stream of trending assets across TypePad

Query String Arguments

start-token
The value of the moreResultsToken property of a previous response, to retrieve more items from the same query.
max-results
Maximum number of items to return in the list response.

Resource Type

This endpoint returns an object of type Stream<Asset>.

entries (array<Asset>)
The items within the selected range.
estimatedTotalResults (integer)
An estimate of the total number of items in the whole stream of which this object is a chunk. null if a count cannot be determined at all, or if an exact count is returned in totalResults.
moreResultsToken (string)
An opaque token that can be used as the start-token parameter of a followup request to retrieve additional results. null if there are no more results to retrieve, but the presence of this token does not guarantee that the response to a followup request will actually contain results.
totalResults (integer)
The total number of items in the whole stream of which this object is a chunk. null if an exact count cannot be determined.

Client Library Methods for PHP

Gets a stream of trending assets across TypePad
$tp->assets->getTrending(array(


    # Optional Parameters
    "limit" => $limit,
    "startToken" => $startToken,

))

Example Request

GET /assets/trending.json HTTP/1.1
Host: api.typepad.com

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 697779

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         "embeddedAudioLinks": [],
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         "author": {
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            "location": "Albertville, MN",
            "interests": [
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               "facebook",
               "linkedin",
               "tout",
               "friendster",
               "myspace",
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               "flickr",
               "youtube",
               "foto",
               "stumbleupon",
               "photobucket",
               "digg",
               "deviantart",
               "wordpress",
               "vimeo",
               "buzznet",
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               "mn",
               "delicious",
               "tumblr",
               "reddit",
               "netlog",
               "instagram",
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I have VERY fair skin. I don&#39;t/can&#39;t tan... and tried numerous things in high school to get that glowy tanned look to no avail. Over the years, I&#39;ve learned to really embrace and love my skin for what it is... instead, focusing on how I can naturally enhance what I have. While I won&#39;t be the one with a tan during the summertime, I absolutely WILL rock a beautiful glow! ;)<br /><br />I&#39;m so excited to share some of my best tips with you for a gorgeous summer glow. You can do all or a few of these tips to achieve a beautiful and soft luminosity this summer. These will all work perfectly for every skin tone too!&#0160;<br /><br /><strong>Tip One:</strong>&#0160;Try a dewy skin mist! This mist from <a href=\"http://rstyle.me/n/buxs8qb64yf\" target=\"_blank\">Tatcha</a> is my secret weapon. It&#39;s perfect for all skin types too! I love spritzing this all over my face before applying foundation OR just using a little and not applying foundation at all! You can also apply a few sprays after your foundation routine or directly to your makeup brush to combine with your foundation. It leaves such a soft, healthy glow on the skin.&#0160;<em>Side note, the next photo makes me laugh because I always get a little nervous using face sprays, and you can totally see it in this picture... it&#39;s the anticipation!&#0160;</em><br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee66970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips   \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee66970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee66970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips   \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7003970b-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips        \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7003970b image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7003970b-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips        \" /></a><strong>Tip Two:</strong>&#0160;Use an illuminating foundation. Matte foundation can give a flat look to the skin. So to add a glowy dimension, I love using a foundation that is more reflective and natural looking. <a href=\"http://rstyle.me/n/buxtbtb64yf\" target=\"_blank\">This Vibrancy foundation from Josie Maran</a> is a favorite. You can apply lightly for a more natural, sheer look or build it up a little more while still maintaining&#0160;a gentle glow. I LOVE suggesting a <a href=\"http://rstyle.me/n/buxtcvb64yf\" target=\"_blank\">beauty blender</a> for foundation application; it gives such a beautiful, natural look and makes it SO easy to blend out your foundation perfectly.&#0160;<em><br /></em><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee9c970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips  \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee9c970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee9c970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips  \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205466b970c-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips       \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205466b970c image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205466b970c-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips       \" /></a><strong>Tip Three:</strong> Another trick that I LOVE is mixing in a luminizing primer to my foundation. The<a href=\"http://rstyle.me/n/buxtdwb64yf\" target=\"_blank\"> Lumi Light Infusing Primer</a> is a great, affordable option, and you can add it to your favorite foundation to give your skin luminosity. I just add one pump to the back of my hand and mix it together with my foundation before applying.&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb2970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips    \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb2970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb2970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips    \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb8970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips      \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb8970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb8970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips      \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeec9970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips         \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeec9970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeec9970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips         \" /></a><strong>Tip Four:</strong> Bronzy-Champagne Eyes! When I&#39;m wanting a more glowy look, I always reach for my shimmery champagne and bronzy eye shadows. These colors also make any eye color pop! My favorite tip is after doing a super natural eye, apply a light champagne shade to the center of your eyelid to give it a soft dimension, and then finish off the look by blending out a pretty bronze shade to the lower lash line. I love this shimmery champagne shade from <a href=\"https://www.alimapure.com\" target=\"_blank\">Alima Pure</a>&#0160;in Venus. They are a natural brand that I definitely recommend checking out!&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7092970b-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips     \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7092970b image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7092970b-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips     \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef21970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips          \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef21970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef21970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips          \" /></a><strong>Tip Five:</strong> Find a bronzer that is a few shades darker than your natural skin tone and lightly dust the bronzer over your skin, neck and shoulders. This will add a nice warmth to your skin. I also love using bronzer as my blush to add a little bit of a sun-kissed finish to my cheeks.<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d20546ec970c-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips           \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d20546ec970c image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d20546ec970c-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips           \" /><br /></a><strong>Tip Six:</strong> <a href=\"https://www.rmsbeauty.com/products/living-luminizer?variant=820960083\" target=\"_blank\">RMS Beauty</a> makes a beautiful luminizer that catches the sun beautifully and is perfect for all skin tones. It leaves such a gorgeous natural glow! I love applying this to my cheekbones, highlighting the inner corner of my eyes and adding a little to my brow bone.&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b70cb970b-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b70cb970b image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b70cb970b-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips \" /><br /> </a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef6b970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips            \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef6b970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef6b970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips            \" /></a><strong>Tip Seven:</strong> Don&#39;t stop with just your face! One of my favorite tips is to add a highlight to my shoulders and collarbone. This looks especially beautiful if you are wearing a tank top or off-the-shoulder top. When the sun catches your glow, you will look like a goddess!&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205471a970c-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips             \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205471a970c image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205471a970c-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips             \" /></a><strong>Bonus:</strong> Shimmery/Metallic lips are very in right now. Just add a<em> little</em> highlighter to the center area of your lips after applying your favorite lipstick to get a light, metallic look. Nudes and pinks look especially beautiful with this trick!&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eefa5970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips               \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eefa5970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eefa5970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips               \" /></a>I could probably talk about highlighters and makeup all day if you would let me. Anyone wanna come over for a slumber party and stay up watching movies, eating treats and playing makeup?! I&#39;ve been really wanting to watch <em>13 Going on 30</em> again! ;)<br /><br />Alright, babes! Time to glow and slay EVERYONE with your sensuous luminosity! Lots of Love, <a href=\"https://www.youtube.com/user/Maiedae\" target=\"_blank\">Sav</a>.<br /><br /><span style=\"font-size: 8pt;\">Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace.&#0160;</span></p>",
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I have VERY fair skin. I don&#39;t/can&#39;t tan... and tried numerous things in high school to get that glowy tanned look to no avail. Over the years, I&#39;ve learned to really embrace and love my skin for what it is... instead, focusing on how I can naturally enhance what I have. While I won&#39;t be the one with a tan during the summertime, I absolutely WILL rock a beautiful glow! ;)<br /><br />I&#39;m so excited to share some of my best tips with you for a gorgeous summer glow. You can do all or a few of these tips to achieve a beautiful and soft luminosity this summer. These will all work perfectly for every skin tone too!&#0160;<br /><br /><strong>Tip One:</strong>&#0160;Try a dewy skin mist! This mist from <a href=\"http://rstyle.me/n/buxs8qb64yf\" target=\"_blank\">Tatcha</a> is my secret weapon. It&#39;s perfect for all skin types too! I love spritzing this all over my face before applying foundation OR just using a little and not applying foundation at all! You can also apply a few sprays after your foundation routine or directly to your makeup brush to combine with your foundation. It leaves such a soft, healthy glow on the skin.&#0160;<em>Side note, the next photo makes me laugh because I always get a little nervous using face sprays, and you can totally see it in this picture... it&#39;s the anticipation!&#0160;</em><br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee66970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips   \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee66970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee66970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips   \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7003970b-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips        \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7003970b image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7003970b-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips        \" /></a><strong>Tip Two:</strong>&#0160;Use an illuminating foundation. Matte foundation can give a flat look to the skin. So to add a glowy dimension, I love using a foundation that is more reflective and natural looking. <a href=\"http://rstyle.me/n/buxtbtb64yf\" target=\"_blank\">This Vibrancy foundation from Josie Maran</a> is a favorite. You can apply lightly for a more natural, sheer look or build it up a little more while still maintaining&#0160;a gentle glow. I LOVE suggesting a <a href=\"http://rstyle.me/n/buxtcvb64yf\" target=\"_blank\">beauty blender</a> for foundation application; it gives such a beautiful, natural look and makes it SO easy to blend out your foundation perfectly.&#0160;<em><br /></em><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee9c970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips  \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee9c970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eee9c970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips  \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205466b970c-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips       \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205466b970c image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205466b970c-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips       \" /></a><strong>Tip Three:</strong> Another trick that I LOVE is mixing in a luminizing primer to my foundation. The<a href=\"http://rstyle.me/n/buxtdwb64yf\" target=\"_blank\"> Lumi Light Infusing Primer</a> is a great, affordable option, and you can add it to your favorite foundation to give your skin luminosity. I just add one pump to the back of my hand and mix it together with my foundation before applying.&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb2970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips    \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb2970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb2970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips    \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb8970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips      \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb8970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeeb8970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips      \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeec9970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips         \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeec9970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eeec9970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips         \" /></a><strong>Tip Four:</strong> Bronzy-Champagne Eyes! When I&#39;m wanting a more glowy look, I always reach for my shimmery champagne and bronzy eye shadows. These colors also make any eye color pop! My favorite tip is after doing a super natural eye, apply a light champagne shade to the center of your eyelid to give it a soft dimension, and then finish off the look by blending out a pretty bronze shade to the lower lash line. I love this shimmery champagne shade from <a href=\"https://www.alimapure.com\" target=\"_blank\">Alima Pure</a>&#0160;in Venus. They are a natural brand that I definitely recommend checking out!&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7092970b-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips     \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7092970b image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b7092970b-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips     \" /></a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef21970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips          \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef21970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef21970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips          \" /></a><strong>Tip Five:</strong> Find a bronzer that is a few shades darker than your natural skin tone and lightly dust the bronzer over your skin, neck and shoulders. This will add a nice warmth to your skin. I also love using bronzer as my blush to add a little bit of a sun-kissed finish to my cheeks.<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d20546ec970c-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips           \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d20546ec970c image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d20546ec970c-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips           \" /><br /></a><strong>Tip Six:</strong> <a href=\"https://www.rmsbeauty.com/products/living-luminizer?variant=820960083\" target=\"_blank\">RMS Beauty</a> makes a beautiful luminizer that catches the sun beautifully and is perfect for all skin tones. It leaves such a gorgeous natural glow! I love applying this to my cheekbones, highlighting the inner corner of my eyes and adding a little to my brow bone.&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b70cb970b-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b70cb970b image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87b70cb970b-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips \" /><br /> </a><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef6b970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips            \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef6b970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eef6b970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips            \" /></a><strong>Tip Seven:</strong> Don&#39;t stop with just your face! One of my favorite tips is to add a highlight to my shoulders and collarbone. This looks especially beautiful if you are wearing a tank top or off-the-shoulder top. When the sun catches your glow, you will look like a goddess!&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205471a970c-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips             \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205471a970c image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d205471a970c-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips             \" /></a><strong>Bonus:</strong> Shimmery/Metallic lips are very in right now. Just add a<em> little</em> highlighter to the center area of your lips after applying your favorite lipstick to get a light, metallic look. Nudes and pinks look especially beautiful with this trick!&#0160;<br /><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eefa5970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" style=\"display: inline;\"><img alt=\"Summer Glow Tips               \" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eefa5970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8358081ff69e201bb091eefa5970d-pi\" title=\"Summer Glow Tips               \" /></a>I could probably talk about highlighters and makeup all day if you would let me. Anyone wanna come over for a slumber party and stay up watching movies, eating treats and playing makeup?! I&#39;ve been really wanting to watch <em>13 Going on 30</em> again! ;)<br /><br />Alright, babes! Time to glow and slay EVERYONE with your sensuous luminosity! Lots of Love, <a href=\"https://www.youtube.com/user/Maiedae\" target=\"_blank\">Sav</a>.<br /><br /><span style=\"font-size: 8pt;\">Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace.&#0160;</span></p>",
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         "renderedContent": "<p>Vous le savez : Il y a un peu plus de deux mois, nous avons déménagé..</p>\r\n<p>Chéri m&#39;avait de suite posé la question :</p>\r\n<p>&quot;Et comment que je vais faire pour aller bosser maintenant ? &quot;&#0160;</p>\r\n<p>Ah oui.. flûte.. ( bon en vérité, je dis : Merde !!.. mais comme faut etre polie... :-) ) Mais comment allait-il bien pouvoir faire ??</p>\r\n<p>A l&#39;ancien appart, nous étions au pied du métro ; Rien de plus simple pour se rendre en 10 minutes de porte à porte au centre ville de Toulouse, où se trouvait le boulot de chéri..&#0160;</p>\r\n<p>Le bonheur !! Les chaussures de Chéri s&#39;usaient tres doucement et ses petits pieds marchaient tranquillement et tres peu..&#0160;</p>\r\n<p>:-)</p>\r\n<p>Maintenant, v&#39;là t&#39;y pas que&#0160;nous nous trouvons&#0160;à &#0160;moins de 2 km de notre ancien logement, et que la station de métro la plus proche se trouve à.. &#0160;1 km de la maison !!!</p>\r\n<p>O rage !! 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         "content": "<p>It might surprise you to learn that most &quot;big&quot; (little-known) words aren&#39;t big. The least-known words (fylfot, gossypol, absquatulate, obloquy) are on average only one letter longer than common words known to most English speakers. Many five-syllable words (university, humiliation, electricity, vocabulary) are well known to most people who are fluent. &quot;Incomprehensibilities&quot; and &quot;uncopyrightable&quot; are long words, but not hard ones. But very few English speakers can define &quot;fetial&quot; on the fly.</p>\r\n<p>Another oddity: writers don&#39;t tend to have big vocabularies. They&#39;re typically only on the middle to middling-high side. The reason is plain once you know it: if you use words your audience doesn&#39;t know, you have failed to communicate. This is especially true when the main word in any given sentence, the one that needs to do the most work, is little-known—which is a pet peeve of mine and something I try to avoid when I play with words. For instance, &quot;The professionals are blessed and cursed with being hierophants of our cult.&quot; Hierophants—smarty-pants—<em>huh?</em> The sentence is meaningless unless you happen to know that &quot;hierophant&quot; is a word derived from Greek that means &quot;a person who brings religious congregants into the presence of that which is deemed holy.&quot;</p>\r\n<p>That&#39;s a sentence by Peter Schjeldahl, writing in <em>The New Yorker</em> about an important show of sports photography at the Brooklyn [<em>NY, USA</em>] Museum called &quot;Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present,&quot; curated by Gail Buckland.</p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\"><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/.a/6a00df351e888f883401b7c87fe0d7970b-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\"><img alt=\"Hilladamson\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00df351e888f883401b7c87fe0d7970b img-responsive\" src=\"http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/.a/6a00df351e888f883401b7c87fe0d7970b-350wi\" style=\"width: 350px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" title=\"Hilladamson\" /></a></p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px; text-align: left;\"><em>The show begins with the earliest known sports photograph </em>[the article begins]<em>: a calotype, from 1843, by the pioneering Scottish team of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, of a gent who holds a badminton racket across his smartly clad body in an oddly worrying manner, as if it were a weapon. We get that his pastime is glamorously serious and seriously glamorous. </em>(Peter Schjeldahl)</p>\r\n<p>It&#39;s the second review at <a href=\"http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/alma-thomas-and-sports-photography\" target=\"_blank\">this link</a>; you&#39;ll have to scroll down past the first one.</p>\r\n<p>Exceptionally high vocabularies are <em>impediments</em> to communication. Despite having a rather fat vocabulary myself (I test well...a little too well to be a writer, actually), I tripped over the following sentence by Schjeldahl: talking about Neil Leifer&#39;s famous photo of Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston, he says, &quot;But it lacks neither that nor the dramatic irony of Liston&#39;s collapse: in effect, prostration to a demiurge of history on the turn.&quot; Prostration to a demiurge of history on the turn? I read that three times; sort of get it now, although let&#39;s just say I hope there&#39;s not going to be a test on <em>that</em>.</p>\r\n<p><em>The New Yorker</em> has a bit of a problem with this. In the same (July 25th) issue, Hua Hsu&#39;s article &quot;Pale Fire: Is whiteness a privilege or a plight?&quot; is finely written and subtly argued, but I suspect I know actual college graduates who would give up on its language before reaching the end of its two and a half pages. It begins, according to the standard <em>New Yorker</em> template, with a specific, concrete event firmly planted in place and time, and then (also typically) shifts to more abstract thoughts, the watery course marked by buoys of book citations and other marker events, help doled out to earnest swimmers who need something to hang on to now and then.</p>\r\n<p>Harold Ross, the founding editor of <em>The New Yorker</em>, considered his somewhat unschooled ignorance to be an asset: he was always getting after his writers to say things more clearly, under the premise that if he didn&#39;t get it, lots of his readers wouldn&#39;t get it either. He understood the peril of big words, in other words. Hua Hsu&#39;s graduate-level language might have slid past, but I&#39;m pretty sure those two single sentences I cited of Schjeldahl&#39;s wouldn&#39;t have survived the Ross Test.</p>\r\n<p>Here&#39;s another review of the &quot;Who Shot Sports&quot; show: &quot;<a href=\"http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/arts/design/who-shot-sports-the-sideline-as-art-studio.html\" target=\"_blank\">Treating Sports Photographers as the Artists They Are</a>.&quot;</p>\r\n<p><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/.a/6a00df351e888f883401bb0923451b970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\"><img alt=\"Whoshotsports\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00df351e888f883401bb0923451b970d img-responsive\" src=\"http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/.a/6a00df351e888f883401bb0923451b970d-350wi\" style=\"width: 350px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" title=\"Whoshotsports\" /></a></p>\r\n<p>If you can&#39;t make the show, <a href=\"http://amzn.to/2aeBQOT\" target=\"_blank\">there&#39;s also a book</a>, featuring nearly 300 outstanding or historically important photographs by 165 photographers. Author/curator Gail Buckland is former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and former Olympus Visiting Professor of the History of Photography at Cooper Union in New York City. Here&#39;s <a href=\"http://amzn.to/2aHIvzH\" target=\"_blank\">the UK link</a> and here it is <a href=\"http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9780385352239/?a_aid=TOPbooks\" target=\"_blank\">at the Book Depository</a>. Sports, as you&#39;ve got to admit even if you don&#39;t like sports, is one of photography&#39;s great subjects.</p>\r\n<p>And isn&#39;t it cool to know what the first sports photograph was? I didn&#39;t know that before today.</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><em>Mike</em></p>\r\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Original contents copyright 2016 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.</span></p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><a href=\"http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/affiliates.html\" target=\"_blank\">TOP&#39;s links!</a></p>\r\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 8pt;\">(<em>To see all the comments, click on the &quot;Comments&quot; link below.</em>)</span><br /><strong><span style=\"color: #0000ff;\">Featured Comments</span></strong> from:</p>\r\n<p><strong>Charlie Ewers</strong>: &quot;One of the biggest problems I have teaching university writing courses is convincing some of my students that fancy words and convoluted constructions don&#39;t make them sound more important; they just interfere with communication. The best example I can think of—and one that I always use in class—comes from one of my own long-ago high school English courses. After our teacher told us to revise our stories and make them more descriptive, my friend John, writing about a disappointing hike to the top of a mountain, only to find, in his original version, that &#39;it was so foggy up there that I couldn&#39;t see anything at all,&#39; revised his piece to read, &#39;The evanescent tendrils of moisture obfuscated my optic organs.&#39;&quot;</p>\r\n<p><strong>Tom Burke</strong>: &quot;I read this post and then, just for the hell of it, read Lewis Carroll&#39;s &#39;<a href=\"https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/42916\" target=\"_blank\">Jabberwocky</a>&#39; (for the first time for several years). Not only did Carroll not care whether people knew his words or not, he made sure they didn&#39;t by making some of them up! He obviously did a good job, because several of them (chortle; galumphing; and possible burble as applied to speech) have since made it into the language. In fact, on reading &#39;Jabberwocky&#39; the meaning is perfectly clear, it&#39;s just individual words that are opaque, and somehow they don&#39;t obstruct the meaning. An extraordinary achievement.&quot;</p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\"><strong>Mike replies</strong>: <em>One of the great things about the whole literary enterprise is that most readers can read at a level well above what they could write. That goes for vocabulary too—I&#39;m convinced I learned the meaning of lots and lots of words just through context...encountering them in texts and getting a sense for what they probably meant given how they were being used. (I still occasionally come across a word I thought I knew from contextual encounters but that I had wrong. &quot;Erstwhile&quot; was the most recent one I remember: I thought it meant &quot;earnest,&quot; but it doesn&#39;t, it means &quot;in the past&quot;—&quot;erstwhile lovers&quot; are not earnest lovers, but former lovers.) </em></p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\"><em>That we can read above our comprehension level and yet somehow still comprehend is one of the felicitous features of written language.</em></p>\r\n<p><strong>Jim Richardson</strong>: &quot;Besides being so very thankful that sports photography has hereby gotten the artistic honor it so richly deserves, it&#39;s just so good to see so many names of hard-working photographers included, most of whom simply labored to do a good job so that their images might effortlessly convey a moment of truth. Not quite so with the quote from Schjeldahl who seems to labor mightily (but fruitlessly) to say what is meant. We might start with the simple difference that every writer should know: the difference between lie and lay. Prostration is when someone lies down in front of a superior power. Sonny Liston did not willingly lie down. He was laid low.&quot;</p>\r\n<p><strong>Christopher Mark Perez</strong>: &quot;Perhaps it comes from years of reading philosophy, technical and scientific papers, but I find <em>The New Yorker</em> to be a great read. I enjoyed the two articles Mike mentioned. I wish I could write like that.&quot;</p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\"><strong>Mike replies</strong>: <em>I find it a great read too—I often find the articles too short—although I find the writing increasingly formulaic under Remnick. The occasional article by a stylist makes the contrast more clear and points out that most of the writers no longer display much individual style</em>.</p>",
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         "renderedContent": "<p>It might surprise you to learn that most &quot;big&quot; (little-known) words aren&#39;t big. The least-known words (fylfot, gossypol, absquatulate, obloquy) are on average only one letter longer than common words known to most English speakers. Many five-syllable words (university, humiliation, electricity, vocabulary) are well known to most people who are fluent. &quot;Incomprehensibilities&quot; and &quot;uncopyrightable&quot; are long words, but not hard ones. But very few English speakers can define &quot;fetial&quot; on the fly.</p>\r\n<p>Another oddity: writers don&#39;t tend to have big vocabularies. They&#39;re typically only on the middle to middling-high side. The reason is plain once you know it: if you use words your audience doesn&#39;t know, you have failed to communicate. 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We get that his pastime is glamorously serious and seriously glamorous. </em>(Peter Schjeldahl)</p>\r\n<p>It&#39;s the second review at <a href=\"http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/alma-thomas-and-sports-photography\" target=\"_blank\">this link</a>; you&#39;ll have to scroll down past the first one.</p>\r\n<p>Exceptionally high vocabularies are <em>impediments</em> to communication. Despite having a rather fat vocabulary myself (I test well...a little too well to be a writer, actually), I tripped over the following sentence by Schjeldahl: talking about Neil Leifer&#39;s famous photo of Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston, he says, &quot;But it lacks neither that nor the dramatic irony of Liston&#39;s collapse: in effect, prostration to a demiurge of history on the turn.&quot; Prostration to a demiurge of history on the turn? I read that three times; sort of get it now, although let&#39;s just say I hope there&#39;s not going to be a test on <em>that</em>.</p>\r\n<p><em>The New Yorker</em> has a bit of a problem with this. In the same (July 25th) issue, Hua Hsu&#39;s article &quot;Pale Fire: Is whiteness a privilege or a plight?&quot; is finely written and subtly argued, but I suspect I know actual college graduates who would give up on its language before reaching the end of its two and a half pages. It begins, according to the standard <em>New Yorker</em> template, with a specific, concrete event firmly planted in place and time, and then (also typically) shifts to more abstract thoughts, the watery course marked by buoys of book citations and other marker events, help doled out to earnest swimmers who need something to hang on to now and then.</p>\r\n<p>Harold Ross, the founding editor of <em>The New Yorker</em>, considered his somewhat unschooled ignorance to be an asset: he was always getting after his writers to say things more clearly, under the premise that if he didn&#39;t get it, lots of his readers wouldn&#39;t get it either. He understood the peril of big words, in other words. Hua Hsu&#39;s graduate-level language might have slid past, but I&#39;m pretty sure those two single sentences I cited of Schjeldahl&#39;s wouldn&#39;t have survived the Ross Test.</p>\r\n<p>Here&#39;s another review of the &quot;Who Shot Sports&quot; show: &quot;<a href=\"http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/arts/design/who-shot-sports-the-sideline-as-art-studio.html\" target=\"_blank\">Treating Sports Photographers as the Artists They Are</a>.&quot;</p>\r\n<p><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/.a/6a00df351e888f883401bb0923451b970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\"><img alt=\"Whoshotsports\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00df351e888f883401bb0923451b970d img-responsive\" src=\"http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/.a/6a00df351e888f883401bb0923451b970d-350wi\" style=\"width: 350px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" title=\"Whoshotsports\" /></a></p>\r\n<p>If you can&#39;t make the show, <a href=\"http://amzn.to/2aeBQOT\" target=\"_blank\">there&#39;s also a book</a>, featuring nearly 300 outstanding or historically important photographs by 165 photographers. Author/curator Gail Buckland is former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and former Olympus Visiting Professor of the History of Photography at Cooper Union in New York City. Here&#39;s <a href=\"http://amzn.to/2aHIvzH\" target=\"_blank\">the UK link</a> and here it is <a href=\"http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9780385352239/?a_aid=TOPbooks\" target=\"_blank\">at the Book Depository</a>. Sports, as you&#39;ve got to admit even if you don&#39;t like sports, is one of photography&#39;s great subjects.</p>\r\n<p>And isn&#39;t it cool to know what the first sports photograph was? I didn&#39;t know that before today.</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><em>Mike</em></p>\r\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Original contents copyright 2016 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.</span></p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><a href=\"http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/affiliates.html\" target=\"_blank\">TOP&#39;s links!</a></p>\r\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 8pt;\">(<em>To see all the comments, click on the &quot;Comments&quot; link below.</em>)</span><br /><strong><span style=\"color: #0000ff;\">Featured Comments</span></strong> from:</p>\r\n<p><strong>Charlie Ewers</strong>: &quot;One of the biggest problems I have teaching university writing courses is convincing some of my students that fancy words and convoluted constructions don&#39;t make them sound more important; they just interfere with communication. The best example I can think of—and one that I always use in class—comes from one of my own long-ago high school English courses. After our teacher told us to revise our stories and make them more descriptive, my friend John, writing about a disappointing hike to the top of a mountain, only to find, in his original version, that &#39;it was so foggy up there that I couldn&#39;t see anything at all,&#39; revised his piece to read, &#39;The evanescent tendrils of moisture obfuscated my optic organs.&#39;&quot;</p>\r\n<p><strong>Tom Burke</strong>: &quot;I read this post and then, just for the hell of it, read Lewis Carroll&#39;s &#39;<a href=\"https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/42916\" target=\"_blank\">Jabberwocky</a>&#39; (for the first time for several years). Not only did Carroll not care whether people knew his words or not, he made sure they didn&#39;t by making some of them up! He obviously did a good job, because several of them (chortle; galumphing; and possible burble as applied to speech) have since made it into the language. In fact, on reading &#39;Jabberwocky&#39; the meaning is perfectly clear, it&#39;s just individual words that are opaque, and somehow they don&#39;t obstruct the meaning. An extraordinary achievement.&quot;</p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\"><strong>Mike replies</strong>: <em>One of the great things about the whole literary enterprise is that most readers can read at a level well above what they could write. That goes for vocabulary too—I&#39;m convinced I learned the meaning of lots and lots of words just through context...encountering them in texts and getting a sense for what they probably meant given how they were being used. (I still occasionally come across a word I thought I knew from contextual encounters but that I had wrong. &quot;Erstwhile&quot; was the most recent one I remember: I thought it meant &quot;earnest,&quot; but it doesn&#39;t, it means &quot;in the past&quot;—&quot;erstwhile lovers&quot; are not earnest lovers, but former lovers.) </em></p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\"><em>That we can read above our comprehension level and yet somehow still comprehend is one of the felicitous features of written language.</em></p>\r\n<p><strong>Jim Richardson</strong>: &quot;Besides being so very thankful that sports photography has hereby gotten the artistic honor it so richly deserves, it&#39;s just so good to see so many names of hard-working photographers included, most of whom simply labored to do a good job so that their images might effortlessly convey a moment of truth. Not quite so with the quote from Schjeldahl who seems to labor mightily (but fruitlessly) to say what is meant. 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         "content": "<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">Hello my dear crafty peeps! Hope you&#39;re having an awesome week! I went out to dinner with a girl friend last night and we had such a lovely conversation. She is so super busy, and I hardly ever get her all to myself, so it was a real treat. Don&#39;t you love that? We got caught up on loads of gossip and it was wonderful! &#0160;It&#39;s hotter than heck here still and I&#39;m hibernating indoors as much as possible. The great studio purge of 2016 was under way all weekend. OY. I got rid of a lot of old paper, and old cards... And made a big bag of things to sell later too. Now I feel like I can think again in here. I am definitely at my most creative in a tidy space. I went to Container Store yesterday and picked up a few odds and ends. I&#39;m sooooooo happy we finally have a Container Store in my town. Now I can just go buy what I need and not have to drive 80 miles each way. Yay! I&#39;m trying really hard to get organized before the big holiday crafty season begins. You know what I&#39;m saying!! Next week is August! For you local stampers, the <a href=\"http://astampinthehand.com/rsc0716Sac.htm\" target=\"_blank\">Sacramento Rubber Stamp Convention</a> is this weekend! I&#39;ll be working the front table - so say howdy!!</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">The <a href=\"http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=774560&amp;b=199868&amp;m=24698&amp;afftrack=&amp;urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fcategory%2FShop%2DSimon%2DReleases%2DAmong%2Dthe%2DStars\" target=\"_blank\">last Simon Says Stamp release</a> was quite possibly my favorite release ever! I&#39;m saying now, and I&#39;ll probably say it again... My absolute fav thing from the release is the <a href=\"http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=774560&amp;b=199868&amp;m=24698&amp;afftrack=&amp;urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fsearch%3Fcurrency%3DUSD%26q%3Dsimon%2Bsays%2Bstamp%2Btropical%2Bleaves\" target=\"_blank\">Tropical Leaves stamps and dies.</a> They are sooooooo pretty! <a href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/a-blog-called-wanda/2016/06/tropical-leaves-cards-one-concept-two-takes-.html\" target=\"_blank\">(CLICK HERE for my other post made with these stamps)</a>. I have had the idea in my head of water coloring these stamps and I finally sat down and made some cards in that style. Hope you enjoy! I made two - with different word dies and different colors. Everything else is the same!</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">I started with a nice crisp white card base. I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Slate Cardstock and another one from Watercolor paper. 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I have two projects on the <a href=\"http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/\" target=\"_blank\">Simon Says Stamp blog</a> this week - one on Friday and another one on Saturday! Take care. XO<a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01bb0923e6f3970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\"><br /></a></p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\"><a href=\"http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=774560&amp;b=199868&amp;m=24698&amp;afftrack=&amp;urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fsearch%3Fcurrency%3DUSD%26q%3Dranger\" target=\"_blank\">REMINDER! RANGER SALE! Everything Ranger is on SALE at Simon Says Stamp</a> until 7-29! Great time to stock up on Distress Inks, paints, stains, watercolor paper....EVERYTHING! Use code CHEM25. Click on the link below to go straight to the Ranger section of the store. YAY!&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\"><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=774560&amp;b=199868&amp;m=24698&amp;afftrack=&amp;urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fsearch%3Fcurrency%3DUSD%26q%3Dranger\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"Ranger sale\" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4566970c img-responsive\" src=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4566970c-800wi\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" title=\"Ranger sale\" /></a><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4498970c-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\"><img alt=\"1\" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4498970c img-responsive\" height=\"181\" src=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4498970c-800wi\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" title=\"1\" width=\"170\" /></a>&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size: 15pt;\"><strong>SUPPLIES FOR TODAY:</strong></span></p>\r\n<div class=\"_InLinkzPMDiv\">\r\n<table border=\"0\" cellpadding=\"2\" cellspacing=\"0\" style=\"margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\">\r\n<tbody>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=962855&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Simon Says Clear Stamps TROPICAL LEAVES SSS101620 Among The Stars\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" src=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/thumbs/20160615/32684/100/1466042506.15.jpg\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=962849&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Simon Says Stamp TROPICAL LEAVES Wafer Dies SSSD111589 Among The Stars\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" src=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/thumbs/20160615/32684/100/1466042439.47.jpg\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=962836&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Simon Says Stamps And Dies TROPICAL LEAVES Set262TL Among The Stars\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" src=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/thumbs/20160615/32684/100/1466042311.7.jpg\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=892467&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"RESERVE Simon Says Stamp PAINTED THANKS Wafer Die SSSD111546 DieCember\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_337679_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=845424&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"New from our &quot;Splash of Color&quot; release! Simon Says Stamp dies are made in the USA of 100% durable steel and usable in nearly every machine on the market. Use wafer dies on cardstock, felt, fabric, even shrink plastic! You can use wafer thin dies to cut, stencil, emboss and create! This die is part of a trio. The three dies in the trio are &quot;Painted Summer&quot;, &quot;Painted Hello&quot; and &quot;Painted Enjoy&quot;. They are also sold in a set called &quot;Painted Words&quot;.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_328128_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=738930&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"New from our &quot;In Stiches&quot; release. Simon Says Stamp dies are made in the USA of 100% durable steel and usable in nearly every machine on the market. Use wafer dies on cardstock, felt, fabric, even shrink plastic! You can use wafer thin dies to cut, stencil, emboss and create! The largest rectangle measures 4 inches x 5.5 inches. This set of wafer dies is part of a series of rectangles, squares and circles. The unique thing about these dies is that the stitches are on both sides of the cut line. That means, depending on which paper piece you pull from the cut, you will have stitches to the left or right of your cut line. You can also use a magnetic spacer or washi tape in order to achieve shaker box frames. If you do not separate the dies, you can create several frames with stitches on each side of your cut lines.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_313635_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=408337&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Ranger and Tim HoltzÃ�® are pleased to announce the addition of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock, an ideal surface to use with Distress Markers and other water- reactive products in the Tim Holtz Distress product line. Distress Watercolor Cardstock is pre-cut to 4.25ââ�¬ï¿½ x 5.5ââ�¬ï¿½ sized sheets, perfect for card-making projects. The durable 118 lb. cardstock has a smooth side for detailed stamping and coloring and a textured side for creative blending. Use this cardstock for most techniques involving water as it resists buckling and dries quickly. Available packaged in 20 pre-cut sheets. The addition of this new surface makes it easier to offer a full range of Tim Holtz products including surfaces, coloring mediums, and embellishments. Acid free Dual sided finish - smooth and textured Use with Distress Markers and the entire line of water-reactive Distress mediums 20 sheets per package 4.25ââ�¬ï¿½ x 5.5ââ�¬ï¿½ pre-cut card size sheets\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_123147_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=476610&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Beautiful, high quality designer paper. Great for a multitude of uses! Classic Crest, Solar White, Smooth Pack of 25 pages, 110 lb paper 8.5 x 11&quot; Neenah Paperâ��s #1 selling premium Writing, Text and Cover paper Available in Neenah&#39;s CUSTOMARK Program. Just like creating a genuine private watermark, CUSTOMARK allows smaller â��customâ�� quantities. Watermarked and non-watermarked Writing weights Manufactured acid free with archival properties\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_131853_TH.JPG\" style=\"width: 100px;\" width=\"100\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=757804&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"8.5&quot; x 11&quot; card stock. 100# weight. 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Pack of 10 sheets. - Smooth, heavyweight card stockÂ&#0160;perfect for card bases - Solid color core is ideal for stamping (works well with Versamark or other watermark inks)\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_323230_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=744059&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Check out Hero Arts&#39; new line of stunning water-based sprays! Each 1 oz. spray bottle contains water-based dye ink which is acid-free, archival and fade resistant. 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Like their larger counterpart, the Minis feature a raised felt pad with ink that is reactive with water and coordinates with the Distress palette of products. Each pad is stackable and fade resistant. Ink Pads can be re-inked with matching Distress Ink Re-inker.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_316211_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=739092&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads are a collection of individual 1 x 1 inch water based dye inks. Like their larger counterpart, the Minis feature a raised felt pad with ink that is reactive with water and coordinates with the Distress palette of products. Each pad is stackable and fade resistant. Ink Pads can be re-inked with matching Distress Ink Re-inker.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_316195_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=740597&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads are a collection of individual 1 x 1 inch water based dye inks. Like their larger counterpart, the Minis feature a raised felt pad with ink that is reactive with water and coordinates with the Distress palette of products. Each pad is stackable and fade resistant. Ink Pads can be re-inked with matching Distress Ink Re-inker.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_316235_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=740546&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads are a collection of individual 1 x 1 inch water based dye inks. 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         "renderedContent": "<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">Hello my dear crafty peeps! Hope you&#39;re having an awesome week! I went out to dinner with a girl friend last night and we had such a lovely conversation. She is so super busy, and I hardly ever get her all to myself, so it was a real treat. Don&#39;t you love that? We got caught up on loads of gossip and it was wonderful! &#0160;It&#39;s hotter than heck here still and I&#39;m hibernating indoors as much as possible. The great studio purge of 2016 was under way all weekend. OY. I got rid of a lot of old paper, and old cards... And made a big bag of things to sell later too. Now I feel like I can think again in here. I am definitely at my most creative in a tidy space. I went to Container Store yesterday and picked up a few odds and ends. I&#39;m sooooooo happy we finally have a Container Store in my town. Now I can just go buy what I need and not have to drive 80 miles each way. Yay! I&#39;m trying really hard to get organized before the big holiday crafty season begins. You know what I&#39;m saying!! Next week is August! For you local stampers, the <a href=\"http://astampinthehand.com/rsc0716Sac.htm\" target=\"_blank\">Sacramento Rubber Stamp Convention</a> is this weekend! I&#39;ll be working the front table - so say howdy!!</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">The <a href=\"http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=774560&amp;b=199868&amp;m=24698&amp;afftrack=&amp;urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fcategory%2FShop%2DSimon%2DReleases%2DAmong%2Dthe%2DStars\" target=\"_blank\">last Simon Says Stamp release</a> was quite possibly my favorite release ever! I&#39;m saying now, and I&#39;ll probably say it again... My absolute fav thing from the release is the <a href=\"http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=774560&amp;b=199868&amp;m=24698&amp;afftrack=&amp;urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fsearch%3Fcurrency%3DUSD%26q%3Dsimon%2Bsays%2Bstamp%2Btropical%2Bleaves\" target=\"_blank\">Tropical Leaves stamps and dies.</a> They are sooooooo pretty! <a href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/a-blog-called-wanda/2016/06/tropical-leaves-cards-one-concept-two-takes-.html\" target=\"_blank\">(CLICK HERE for my other post made with these stamps)</a>. I have had the idea in my head of water coloring these stamps and I finally sat down and made some cards in that style. Hope you enjoy! I made two - with different word dies and different colors. Everything else is the same!</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">I started with a nice crisp white card base. I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Slate Cardstock and another one from Watercolor paper. Then I used <a href=\"http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=774560&amp;b=199868&amp;m=24698&amp;afftrack=&amp;urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fsearch%3Fcurrency%3DUSD%26q%3Dmini%2Bdistress%2Bink%23%2F%3F%5F%3D1%26sort%2Eprice%3Dasc%26page%3D1\" target=\"_blank\">mini distress ink pads</a> to ink the stamps and stamp them onto the watercolor paper. I used a water brush to slightly soften the color and move it around. After the leaves were completely dry, I went back with pretty blue ink and watercolored the background. The trick to this is to let one layer dry first, so the leaves and the background don&#39;t blend together.&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\"><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b7c8808726970b-pi\"><img alt=\"Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves stamps and dies. Card by Wanda Guess. Among the Stars product release Summer 2016. 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Seems sort of batik?? That carved pumpkin distress ink is my favorite orange for sure.&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\"><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a448b970c-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\"><img alt=\"1\" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a448b970c image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a448b970c-800wi\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" title=\"1\" /></a></p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\"><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a45f0970c-pi\"><img alt=\"Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves stamps and dies. 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The top, watercolor layer, is attached with foam squares for a bit of height and dimension. Have I ever made a card without foam squares? I think not!! LOL.&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\"><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01bb0923e6ef970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\"><img alt=\"1\" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a0120a7861a18970b01bb0923e6ef970d image-full img-responsive\" src=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01bb0923e6ef970d-800wi\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" title=\"1\" /></a></p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome day and I&#39;ll see you soon! I have two projects on the <a href=\"http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/\" target=\"_blank\">Simon Says Stamp blog</a> this week - one on Friday and another one on Saturday! Take care. XO<a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01bb0923e6f3970d-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\"><br /></a></p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\"><a href=\"http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=774560&amp;b=199868&amp;m=24698&amp;afftrack=&amp;urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fsearch%3Fcurrency%3DUSD%26q%3Dranger\" target=\"_blank\">REMINDER! RANGER SALE! Everything Ranger is on SALE at Simon Says Stamp</a> until 7-29! Great time to stock up on Distress Inks, paints, stains, watercolor paper....EVERYTHING! Use code CHEM25. Click on the link below to go straight to the Ranger section of the store. YAY!&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: justify;\"><a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=774560&amp;b=199868&amp;m=24698&amp;afftrack=&amp;urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fsearch%3Fcurrency%3DUSD%26q%3Dranger\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"Ranger sale\" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4566970c img-responsive\" src=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4566970c-800wi\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" title=\"Ranger sale\" /></a><br /> <a class=\"asset-img-link\" href=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4498970c-popup\" onclick=\"window.open( this.href, &#39;_blank&#39;, &#39;width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0&#39; ); return false\"><img alt=\"1\" border=\"0\" class=\"asset  asset-image at-xid-6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4498970c img-responsive\" height=\"181\" src=\"http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/.a/6a0120a7861a18970b01b8d20a4498970c-800wi\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" title=\"1\" width=\"170\" /></a>&#0160;</p>\r\n<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size: 15pt;\"><strong>SUPPLIES FOR TODAY:</strong></span></p>\r\n<div class=\"_InLinkzPMDiv\">\r\n<table border=\"0\" cellpadding=\"2\" cellspacing=\"0\" style=\"margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\">\r\n<tbody>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=962855&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Simon Says Clear Stamps TROPICAL LEAVES SSS101620 Among The Stars\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" src=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/thumbs/20160615/32684/100/1466042506.15.jpg\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=962849&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Simon Says Stamp TROPICAL LEAVES Wafer Dies SSSD111589 Among The Stars\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" src=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/thumbs/20160615/32684/100/1466042439.47.jpg\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=962836&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Simon Says Stamps And Dies TROPICAL LEAVES Set262TL Among The Stars\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" src=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/thumbs/20160615/32684/100/1466042311.7.jpg\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=892467&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"RESERVE Simon Says Stamp PAINTED THANKS Wafer Die SSSD111546 DieCember\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_337679_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=845424&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"New from our &quot;Splash of Color&quot; release! Simon Says Stamp dies are made in the USA of 100% durable steel and usable in nearly every machine on the market. Use wafer dies on cardstock, felt, fabric, even shrink plastic! You can use wafer thin dies to cut, stencil, emboss and create! This die is part of a trio. The three dies in the trio are &quot;Painted Summer&quot;, &quot;Painted Hello&quot; and &quot;Painted Enjoy&quot;. They are also sold in a set called &quot;Painted Words&quot;.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_328128_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=738930&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"New from our &quot;In Stiches&quot; release. Simon Says Stamp dies are made in the USA of 100% durable steel and usable in nearly every machine on the market. Use wafer dies on cardstock, felt, fabric, even shrink plastic! You can use wafer thin dies to cut, stencil, emboss and create! The largest rectangle measures 4 inches x 5.5 inches. This set of wafer dies is part of a series of rectangles, squares and circles. The unique thing about these dies is that the stitches are on both sides of the cut line. That means, depending on which paper piece you pull from the cut, you will have stitches to the left or right of your cut line. You can also use a magnetic spacer or washi tape in order to achieve shaker box frames. If you do not separate the dies, you can create several frames with stitches on each side of your cut lines.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_313635_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=408337&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Ranger and Tim HoltzÃ�® are pleased to announce the addition of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock, an ideal surface to use with Distress Markers and other water- reactive products in the Tim Holtz Distress product line. Distress Watercolor Cardstock is pre-cut to 4.25ââ�¬ï¿½ x 5.5ââ�¬ï¿½ sized sheets, perfect for card-making projects. The durable 118 lb. cardstock has a smooth side for detailed stamping and coloring and a textured side for creative blending. Use this cardstock for most techniques involving water as it resists buckling and dries quickly. Available packaged in 20 pre-cut sheets. The addition of this new surface makes it easier to offer a full range of Tim Holtz products including surfaces, coloring mediums, and embellishments. Acid free Dual sided finish - smooth and textured Use with Distress Markers and the entire line of water-reactive Distress mediums 20 sheets per package 4.25ââ�¬ï¿½ x 5.5ââ�¬ï¿½ pre-cut card size sheets\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_123147_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=476610&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Beautiful, high quality designer paper. Great for a multitude of uses! Classic Crest, Solar White, Smooth Pack of 25 pages, 110 lb paper 8.5 x 11&quot; Neenah Paperâ��s #1 selling premium Writing, Text and Cover paper Available in Neenah&#39;s CUSTOMARK Program. Just like creating a genuine private watermark, CUSTOMARK allows smaller â��customâ�� quantities. Watermarked and non-watermarked Writing weights Manufactured acid free with archival properties\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_131853_TH.JPG\" style=\"width: 100px;\" width=\"100\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=757804&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"8.5&quot; x 11&quot; card stock. 100# weight. 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Pack of 10 sheets. - Smooth, heavyweight card stockÂ&#0160;perfect for card bases - Solid color core is ideal for stamping (works well with Versamark or other watermark inks)\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_323230_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=744059&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Check out Hero Arts&#39; new line of stunning water-based sprays! Each 1 oz. spray bottle contains water-based dye ink which is acid-free, archival and fade resistant. 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Like their larger counterpart, the Minis feature a raised felt pad with ink that is reactive with water and coordinates with the Distress palette of products. Each pad is stackable and fade resistant. Ink Pads can be re-inked with matching Distress Ink Re-inker.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_316211_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=739092&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads are a collection of individual 1 x 1 inch water based dye inks. Like their larger counterpart, the Minis feature a raised felt pad with ink that is reactive with water and coordinates with the Distress palette of products. Each pad is stackable and fade resistant. Ink Pads can be re-inked with matching Distress Ink Re-inker.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_316195_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=740597&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads are a collection of individual 1 x 1 inch water based dye inks. Like their larger counterpart, the Minis feature a raised felt pad with ink that is reactive with water and coordinates with the Distress palette of products. Each pad is stackable and fade resistant. Ink Pads can be re-inked with matching Distress Ink Re-inker.\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" class=\"_inlinkzI\" height=\"100\" src=\"https://simonsaysstamp.blob.core.windows.net/images/products/1_316235_TH.JPG\" style=\"height: 100px;\" /></a></div>\r\n</div>\r\n</td>\r\n<td>\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; text-align: center; float: left; height: 109px;\">\r\n<div style=\"display: table-cell; vertical-align: middle; width: 107px; height: 104px;\"><a href=\"http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=740546&amp;c=182672\" rel=\"nofollow\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads are a collection of individual 1 x 1 inch water based dye inks. 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In a revised, 2003 edition I set out six &quot;Lessons Learned&quot; that looked back over the previous decade.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nThen, the &quot;lessons&quot; seemed mostly that we still\r\nhad a lot to learn.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nNow it&#39;s two decades; time to revisit.<br />\r\n<br />\r\n<span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\">Myth of Voluntary</span>: It was clear in 2003 that the voluntary nature of the Bay restoration was flawed. Our best successes had been the odd instances where\r\nwe banned something, from using phosphate detergents to catching rockfish.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nOnly in the last few years was the voluntary\r\nmodel officially abandoned, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency\r\nimposing a mandatory pollution diet on the states.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nThe EPA&#39;s action &quot;represents the biggest\r\nprogress we&#39;ve made in the last decade. . . goes far beyond what (EPA) has done\r\nanywhere else,&quot; said Roy Hoagland, a long-time top official of the Bay\r\nFoundation, now a private consultant.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nIt will be critical to further strengthen the\r\nEPA&#39;s hand, as local governments and states bridle at the costs of meeting\r\nwater quality obligations, and as the Republican leadership in Congress vows to\r\nweaken the agency.<br />\r\n<br />\r\n<span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\">Accountability</span>:\r\nMuch positive has happened in the last decade or so—a science-based annual\r\nreport card on the health of the Bay and tributaries from the University of\r\nMaryland; better defined goals for everything from oysters to open space; and\r\nthe inclusion of air pollution as a significant impact on the Bay.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nAgriculture, a leading source of Bay pollution,\r\nis becoming more accountable, though this remains a work in progress; a lesson\r\nnot wholly learned.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nStormwater regulations have taken a leap\r\nforward, although the inspection and enforcement that will make them work lag\r\nbadly.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nManagement of growth, Hoagland said, &quot;continues\r\nto be our most miserable failure . . . we have yet to find the political will to\r\ncontrol sprawl development.&quot;<br />\r\n<br />\r\nAll six states in the Bay watershed are now part\r\nof the restoration effort.<br />\r\n<br />\r\n<span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\">Leadership</span>:\r\nPolitics at the national level are even more partisan on the environment than they were during the 1990s—and even then environmentalists spent too much time\r\nplaying defense when they needed progress.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nRepublican leadership is abysmal,\r\nenvironmentally. 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But money,\r\nHoagland stated, has not been the bottleneck stopping more progress.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nHe suggested it might become the bottleneck as\r\nwe confront ever more expense with sewage and stormwater retrofits, where we\r\nare into areas of diminishing returns for our dollar.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nWe must look harder at removing taxpayer subsidies\r\nfor growth and other activities that cost society money to offset their\r\npolluting effects, and also include the real costs of pollution in the prices\r\nwe pay for doing business.<br />\r\n<br />\r\n<strong><a href=\"http://www.green.maryland.gov/mdgpi/\" target=\"_self\">Maryland&#39;s Genuine Progress Indicator</a></strong>, a pilot\r\nprogram that subtracts environmental costs from economic growth, is a start on\r\nthis.<br />\r\n<br />\r\n<span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\">Good Science:</span>\r\nScience has led to better blue crab management; the use of cover crops to cut\r\nfarm runoff; showed how development harms stream health, and led to (slowly)\r\nregulating manure to control phosphorus runoff.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nBut the EPA still lacks a coherent national\r\npolicy on nitrogen, the Bay&#39;s main pollutant. Federal subsidies for ethanol\r\nfrom corn increase nitrogen runoff and don&#39;t reduce energy use. Nor is farm\r\nrunoff elsewhere under federal scrutiny like here. Our agriculture needs a\r\nlevel playing field.<br />\r\n<br />\r\n<span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\">Defining Real Progress:</span> We need &quot;the guts to make fundamental changes,&quot; Baker\r\nwrote in 2003. In 2012, most progress still relies on tweaking technologies\r\nlike sewage treatment, smokestack emissions and stormwater retention devices—all good, but avoid questions about limits to growth, or to diets that could\r\nreduce agricultural pollution dramatically.<br />\r\n<br />\r\nLessons learned? 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