NANJING-Chen Yinghua, an embroidery artist, has brought her own "universe", created with needles and silk threads, to the opening ceremony of the Space Day in China on Saturday. Based in Suzhou, a city with time-honored embroidery arts in East China's Jiangsu province, Chen's studio outshines other works with a series of cosmos-themed artworks. The dreamy celestial bodies in her studio are skillfully knitted with the help of silk threads and a needle, and just look like pictures captured by satellites in space. Chen has created 26 such embroidery pieces since 2006, including the Milky Way, a sunspot, Neptune and the Leonid meteor shower. "The Crab Nebula is the most difficult one. It took me six months to knit," Chen says. It was no easy task for Chen to use traditional stitching to bring out the heavenly bodies in the art, featuring hazy sketches and irregular lines. "I embroidered and took out stitches again and again. I even lost my appetite in the beginning," she says. … [Read more...] about Artist celebrates stars with Suzhou embroidery
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As explained in Part 1 and Part 2 of these Family Court articles, high-conflict people in separation and divorce cases tend to have a pattern of blaming others (their targets of blame), all-or-nothing thinking and solutions, unmanaged emotions, and extreme behavior. This can range from emotional and verbal abuse to child abuse , child alienation, domestic violence , and beyond. Such people tend to have Cluster B personality disorders or traits, which research shows often impacts family members (especially young children) with domineeringness, vindictiveness, and intrusiveness. The unpredictability and hostility of these high-conflict personalities can impact children from a very early age. Source: Matt Benoit/Shutterstock While such behavior can often be explained by understanding personality disorders, most parents in family court have never had an official diagnosis by a mental health professional, and most family law professionals (lawyers, judges, … [Read more...] about Presenting Personality Patterns in Family Court
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Kindly Share This Story: By Prisca Sam-Duru Rogers Ofime is a Canada-based Nigerian filmmaker, movie director, and television producer, renowned for producing several compelling movies and TV soaps including Voiceless, ‘Tinsel’, and Mystic River. In this interview, Ofime shares a lot about his film, Oloibiri, and its impact on the Niger Delta region as well as entire Nigeria. “Oloibiri” he explained, makes it easy to comprehend the plight of the Niger Deltans abandoned by the government and oil multinationals adding that “It is also a movie based on true-life events, the abandonment of Oloibiri, a historic town to the oil and gas industry in Nigeria, which is where the country’s first commercial oil discovery was made by Shell Darcy in June 1956”. ‘Oloibiri’ has just been put on the Netflix streaming platform after its premiere a few years ago, why? It is an original Nigerian story; it is a beautiful work of art and everyday technology gives … [Read more...] about Rogers Ofime, maker of change-provoking movies