Tuesday, December 20, 2016
According to her posts, she withdrew $150 in pennies from the bank, and began to sort them into shiny and tarnished piles to create a color-contrasting pattern on the floor.
She also used plain old Elmer’s glue to lay the pennies, grout, and epoxy for the project.
She started by measuring out the space, and laying a grid to work on.
Then, she started laying pennies by working from the center of the grid outward in a diamond pattern.
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Friday, December 16, 2016
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
These real-looking anti-Trump coins are popping up across the US but no one appears to know who is making them.
A Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY -based artist and writer, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently found this curious quarter and contacted Hyperallergic. They aren’t sure where it came from but it clearly looks real enough to pass into circulation. “I got it out of my coin jar that I keep in a kitchen cabinet at home, on Tuesday AM. It really cracked me up and the first thing I did was to google it to see what I could find online. It was totally weird because I couldn’t find anything until Thursday when a woman in Amarillo, Texas, had been interviewed on television. Since then people have apparently found coins that look the same in San Fransisco. According to various websites, people have reported seeing them in Providence and New York. “As you can see from the pics, it’s clearly a fairly new coin: it’s a lot shinier than regular ones, and I probably wouldn’t have noticed it otherwise. Other than that, it feels exactly like a real quarter. Now all I want to know is where they come from. How many are there? Think about it: how often do you look closely at your change? They may have been around for months. The whole thing is absolutely bizarre.”
Source: Hyperallergic Media Inc.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
An engraver has created an incredible collection of artwork of coins, the engravings were carried out by artist Shaun Hughes, 53, from Essex England who began recording his work to inspire others who want to take up the trade.
His work is incredible and you should visit this website to see all of his creations.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Officer Tony Krushinski works in the patrol division at the Fairfield police department, but he used some detective skills recently by tracking down the owner of a class ring lost more than 30 years ago.
Krushinski was walking along Southport beach with his metal detector. Buried under the sand, he discovered a gold ring with a crest and a name engraved inside it.
Krushinski began his search online for the owner of the ring, looking at the crests used by colleges like Fairfield, Sacred Heart and Fordham universities. None matched the ring, which did not have a school name on it.
He turned to a metal-detecting website, posting a photo of the 14 karat gold ring, looking for help from fellow enthusiasts.
“Somebody said, ‘Try Kent School,’ and sure enough, it matched,” Krushinski said. He called the school and gave them the name engraved on the inside of the ring — Andrea Mott — and the year, 1981. The school sent Krushinski’s contact information to Andrea Mott, who is now Andrea Sievert and living in Woodbury, N.Y.
“It is such an unbelievable story,” said Sievert. She said she never expected to see the class ring, which she lost soon after getting it, again. “I was visiting my boyfriend, who lived in Westport.” She remembered going to a beach, but wasn’t sure if it was in Westport or Fairfield. “I was visiting him from Long Island.”
Sievert said she cannot believe Krushinski went to such lengths to find the ring’s owner, which Krushinski said was in surprisingly good condition for having been lost on the beach for three decades.
Krushinski put the ring in the mail last weekend, and on Tuesday, Sievert said she was eagerly awaiting its arrival.
The class ring is probably the best of his finds, Krushinski said. “I’ve also found a Tiffany ring and a woman’s watch, but mostly loose change,” he said.
Source: Fairfield Citizen
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