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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Blog Interviews-update

For right now the blog-interviews of our members have been put on hold for unknown time being. 
The Admin-team are working hard on "Mermaid Month" and all focus have been put into this monthly theme of ours. 

Previously Admin Inaa was the active interviewer and in charge for posting said member-interviews onto the WIC-blog.
And also composing the emails sent to the group. 

She will be replying to emails and start back on planning new interviews as soon as Mermaid Month is over, along with another Admin.
More information to come soon! 

The WIC Admin-team
//Inaa, Samara, Liisi, Meg & Louise

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Historic Recreation

Two Switzerland-based photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger, back in 2012, decided to recreate famous pictures as miniature life stills. Little did they know that their little side project would turn into something a lot bigger. “It started out as a joke,” Cortis told Wired
“In our free time, when there’s no money coming in, we decided to try to recreate the most expensive pictures in the world.”

The Moon Landing (1969)

the Hindenburg disaster (1937)

The Loch Ness Monster (1971)

The Wright Brothers - First Flight (1903)

Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crash (2000)

Tianenmen Square (1989)

The first ever photograph (c.a. 1826 or 1827)

The Hiroshima & Nagasaki Atom-bomb (WW II)

Rhein II (1999)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

History of the Mermaid

Mermaids, myths and legends have existed since ancient civilizations and have now become embedded in popular culture and fairy tales capturing the imagination of many. The name "mermaid" came from the french words "mer" (sea) and "maid" (girl/young woman). They are often a thing of beauty and mystery, however past stories have often portrayed them as powerful and vengeful creatures who would bring misery to those who dare to cross the ocean, river or lakes.

The story of the mermaids starts in the ancient beliefs of the Babylonians. The goddess Atargatis is depicted as half female half fish and was the symbol of fertility and life.
Greek philosophers believed that the origin of life came from the sea with both goddesses Aphrodite (meaning "born from the sea foam") and Venus. They both symbolised the creation of life, love and fertility. They also however were seen as vengeful, jealous, cruel and proud.

Mermaids were seen as powerful beings that preyed on men. These beings were called sirens and soon most of Europe were hearing of these tales and these sirens became accepted as real beings. Christopher Columbus himself claimed to have seen a mermaid, though it was most likely to be a manatee or some other sea creature.

As the years went by, advancements in sea travel helped to reduce the numbers of deaths at sea. The image of the powerful, vengeful mermaid began to fade and were beginning to be seen as a more kind and good natured.
The 18th Century gave birth to the great author Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid".

Many countless individuals have been inspired by these mystical beings, bringing them to life through stories, paintings, music, theatre, fashion, jewellery etc. I myself find great inspiration in these mysterious creatures. It's hard to imagine a world, especially the art world without them.

This article was written by Admin - Samara Said

Top 5 Mermaid Books

According to Goodreads, there are a lot of Mermaids books. Here's the top 5 most popular of them:

1. Of Poseidon ( The Syrena Legacy, #1) 

The book is about prince Galen who is sent to find a girl who has the abilities to talk to the fish. It will take a lot of adventures before Galen is sure about Emma’s gifts.
- by Anna Banks

 2. Forgive my Fins ( Fins, #1)

Its about Lily, who is half-mermaid, half-human. She lives like a normal person, attending to high school where she develops a crush on a boy but she is afraid to tell him about her secret.
- by Tera Lynn Childs

 3. Tempest Rising ( Tempest, #1) 

Tempest Maguire’s biggest dream is to surf the killer waves near her California home, continue her relationship with her boyfriend and take care of her father. But she has to decide before her 17th birthday whether she wants to remain on land or give herself to the ocean.
- by Tracy Deebs

 4. Everblue ( Mer Tales #1) 

The story is about two best friends Ashlyn Frances Lanski and Tatiana. They plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. Something unexpected happens that changes everything.
by Brenda Pandos

 5. Ripple 

It’s about Lexi who is cursed with a dark secret. Everytime water draws her in, she sings her deadly song to unsuspecting victims. Since she is dangerous, she keeps herself away from everybody she cares about. But finally she falls in love. She’s offered the chance to finally live a normal life but there’s a price to pay for it.
- by Mandy Hubbard

This article was written by Admin: Liisi Gordejev

Leonardo da Vinci - documentary

This has Swedish subtitles but the program is in full American and British English.

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kristen Jarvis aka. Kris_en J__vis AR.T

Kristen (aka Kris_en J__vis AR.T)
Crafter and teen Kristen Jarvis from North Carolina, USA is one of our many talented members in Women's International Creative-group on Facebook. 
Recently she's been sharing many of her lovely fairy earrings and other crafts. We wanted to show you a selection of her work. 

And she shows her talents off both in the group as well as on her Facebook fan-page Kris_en J_vis AR.T

Some of her Fairy Wing Earrings

Wire wrap necklace

Thunderegg wire wrap on a gray suede cord

Beetle wing necklace

Fairy magic necklace

Other craftings
Crochet Dreamcatcher

Snakeskin Earrings

Turtle Shell Earrings 

Fairy rose necklace

DIY - Glowing Glass Globe

• Copper Ribbon

• Wood Varnish
• Glass Globe/bowl
• Rag
• Latex Gloves (optional)
• Circular Wood Plaque
• Copper String Lights
• Copper Foil Tape
• E6000 Glue
• 3 Double A Batteries
Gather your supplies
Stain wood plaque
Let it dry for 20 minutes
Put the sticky copper ribbon to the rim of the glass globe
Insert the copper wire lights and glue the rim of the globe, then place over the plaque and let dry for 20 minutes
Looks GREAT during the day...
...and amazing at night!