News Article | February 15, 2017
The Republican National Committee paid tribute to Abraham Lincoln on Twitter on Sunday by sharing a quote from the 16th president on what would’ve been his 208th birthday. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count,” the quote read. “It’s the life in your years.” The same quote and image was also posted to President Trump’s Instagram feed. Just one little problem: Lincoln never said that. It appears the quote first appeared in a 1947 advertisement for a book about aging by Dr. Edward J. Stieglitz. The flub did not go unnoticed on the Internet, as Twitter users mocked the GOP by gleefully sharing their own misattributed Lincoln quotes. Meanwhile, it wasn’t a great weekend for official Twitter feeds and historical figures. The U.S. Department of Education apologized for misspelling the name of W.E.B. Du Bois while quoting the late writer, historian and civil rights activist on its Twitter feed Sunday morning. The tweet spelled his last name “DeBois” — a typo that appeared to mimic the name of the department’s controversial new secretary, Betsy DeVos. And a poster of President Trump that included a misspelling in a quote was removed from the Library of Congress’ online store after Twitter users noticed the error. Early Monday, the RNC deleted its tweet with the wrongly-attributed Lincoln quote. But it remained posted to Trump’s Instragram feed on Monday afternoon.
News Article | March 1, 2017
The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) invites painters, aspiring artists, creative hobbyists, students and the general public to Oceans of Color, the 45th Annual SDP International Conference & Expo. Oceans of Color will feature more than 60 painting classes, a two-day exposition of painting industry vendors, and a juried art show at the world-class Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL, running May 16-20, 2017. The event is expected to attract hundreds of individuals, and an increase in attendance from 2016. “Oceans of Color offers a fun, social atmosphere where anyone can learn basic to advanced painting skills and techniques,” said Kathy Swigon, CDA, President, Society of Decorative Painters. “Daytona Beach is an affordable, sought-out destination with an active art community, which we’re excited to join and boast in May.” The Conference program offers high-quality classes in acrylic, oil, watercolor, colored pencils, mixed media, ink and theory for all skill levels. New this year are expanded tracks for mixed media and colored pencils, which include 23 unique projects with animal, beach, floral, holiday and still life designs. Headlining this year’s Conference is Certified Decorative Artist (CDA), Judy Westegaard-Jenkins. Westegaard will teach the special event class “Message in a Bottle”, an acrylic design with depth and interest that uses innovative paints, brushes, stencils and stamps. Individuals who register will receive door prizes and products worth more than $50 retail. Westegaard has worked professionally as an artist, art director and designer for the craft and gift industry, and as an educator in the arts. Her artwork has been published in numerous magazines and can be found in the International Museum of the Society of Decorative Painters, National Museum of Decorative Painting, Library of Congress, White House, Smithsonian Institute, and in several Presidential Libraries. Four other special event classes will be held and taught by Chris Haughey and Tammie Wilson; Cheri Rol, Master Decorative Artist (MDA) and Sherry C. Nelson, MDA and Teacher of Decorative Art (TDA); Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzapfel; and Debbie Cole, CDA and Joanne Fink. The Expo will feature companies selling a variety of supplies and finished goods, including new products, paints, brushes, surfaces, pattern packets, decoupage, frames, mats, mat-cutters, stamps, stencils, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, ink pens, and more. For more information about the event, including how to register, project designs and travel, visit http://www.decorativepainters.org. Questions and interest regarding exhibiting can be directed to Jordan Southern at exhibit(at)decorativepainters(dot)org or 316-269-9300 extension 104. ABOUT THE SOCIETY OF DECORATIVE PAINTERS The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) is a global community for painters and aspiring artists to share ideas, develop skills and participate in a fun creative environment. SDP recognizes diversity and excellence in all styles of painting. SDP has more than 200 affiliated chapters all over the world that actively promote the art form through community service projects and painting-related activities. SDP publishes the industry’s leading decorative painting magazine, The Decorative Painter, and hosts one of the largest annual painting conferences and expos that draws worldwide artists. For more information, visit http://www.decorativepainters.org.
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International Journal of Mass Spectrometry | Year: 2011
A quick and direct method for identifying organic components of papers in library and archival collections with minimal destructive sampling is needed for preservation, forensic, and general purposes. Direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry (DART-MS) is used for characterizing 16 reference papers of known manufacture in terms of their pulp composition and pitch contaminants. Unique mass spectra are obtained from bleached kraft, chemithermomechanical, and stone groundwood pulp papers in real time without extractions, derivatizations, chromatographic separations, and other time- and chemical-consuming sample preparations. Phytosteroids are volatilized from bleached hardwood kraft but not from bleached softwood kraft papers, which differentiates the two of them. The kraft papers are in turn differentiated from chemithermomechanical pulp papers by lignin-derived thermolyis products: syringyl products arise from hardwood, but guaiacyl and coumaryl products arise from softwood, chemithermomechanical pulp papers. Stone groundwood papers contain a number of extractives that are volatilized, which serve to differentiate them from all the other papers. Papers that contain rosin vs. alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) sizings are immediately differentiated. The DART-MS methodology is fast and simple, and the spectra are repeatable. Microsamples as small as ∼10 μg tweezed from the paper surface may be analyzed. These benchmark spectra are the prelude to further applications of DART-MS in paper research and the beginning of the development of a searchable library of DART-MS spectra of printing and writing papers by the Library of Congress.
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