-Brie Anne Demkiw
A baby simulator to be exact!
Saturday, at a surprise birthday party for one of my daughter-in law’s friends, I happened to see one of the teenagers with what looked to be a real baby in her arms.
Nope, a FAKE baby! (But it sure looked real)
I felt compelled to photograph it and asked a few questions of the “baby minder”
She told me about the project for a Child Development Class in Steel Valley Senior High School. Each student is issued a baby (both male and female students). They take turns caring for the “baby” for a week.
Baby simulators are expensive as I looked them up.
Don’t even think about leaving the baby unattended.
From across the room, it looked real to me!
The “caregiver” explained how one night the baby cried ELEVEN times!
You have to insert the proper key in the proper hole in the back of the fake baby to get it to stop crying.
You can see the labels on the various keys to insert into the right hole in the back.
Years ago, I remember hearing about a project of attending to a five pound bag of flour for a week, carrying it with you wherever you go, not letting the bag split. The baby simulator has lots of technology and the data is monitored and recorded from what I understand.
When I went to pick up my order at my favorite framer, Panza Gallery in Millvale, I saw these lights aglow.
They are “lights not lamps“, Mark Panza said. “You can leave them on all the time and they don’t get hot.”
They caught my eye and I asked Mark about them. Turns out he makes them and not to share his trade secrets but he uses his signature combined dual images containing architecture, figures, and or nature. He constructs the base from frame scraps, builds a glass or plexiglass box, adds an LED light and then Mark lines the box with his image. Each one is unique.
In some of the pieces you can see recognizable architectural details from the William Penn Hotel downtown Pittsburgh and Sacred Heart Church Rose Window in Shadyside.
You may have seen previous posts with Panza Gallery featured.
Panza Gallery is “dedicated to the Pittsburgh artist”.
Millvale, PA has a lot happening.
Good point, Mary.
Now I get it!
The weekly photo challenge is Early Bird The golden hour BEFORE sunrise. This is just at the moment of sunrise on St. George Island State Park, Florida where I was visiting dear friends last summer. The last morning we were there we drove and then walked to the end of the Island. It was a beautiful sunrise.
Another early bird- in a tidal pool, not at the State Park but by the house where we were staying.
TAKE BACK YOUR PRIVACY is what it says on the DUCK DUCK GO page here
Have you tried this search engine and if so, what do you think? If not yet, why not try it?
Recently my friend Steve ran into an acquaintance who’s about 25 years younger than we are.
I mention the age difference as I’m sure it’s one reason I’m just hearing about it.
The guy is totally into computers and does well although I can’t tell you what his business is exactly except when they were talking about search engines he recommended the search engine DUCK DUCK GO.
The selling point (no charge) is they DON’T TRACK YOU.
Have you ever searched for an item and then received emails and ads in a variety of places with said item?? I am always being offered an opportunity to receive an online master’s degree in Art Education. It’s well known I look at shoes. And now it’s baby items.
My friend V was researching a blender purchase and I helped. Whoa!
I can’t tell you how long I got promos and ads about blenders. They KNEW I hadn’t purchased a blender yet! I’m offered photography books all the time. And equipment. Let’s face it, Amazon has my #.
This just happened to me today. Again.
Suddenly they’re offering me FREE SHIPPING on printed invitations. (Thanks a lot-a tad late- I already ordered printed invitations the other day and paid for shipping)
There’s an excellent article about Duck Duck GO by Harry McCracken at TIME magazine who calls it the In-N- Out Burger of Search Engines. You’ll still use Google for images and books. But there is definitely “reduced clutter.”
It took me seven years to find you.
Maybe a few more fans will like your privacy factor (for the good).
Oh yes, they’re hiring, too.
I know this is primarily a photography blog but I didn’t want to screen shot their logo without permission.
You know how I’m always looking for signs.
And there it was at the Auto Glass Store.
Driving from school, stopped at the red light.
Written on the portable sign.
You see motivational posters with a single word illustrating a character trait underneath a corresponding photo. The power of nature to grow in an inhospitable environment is always amazing to me.
From my kitchen this evening, photographed specifically for the weekly photo challenge: afloat.
I was reminded of the old science experiment- will it sink or will it float? I chose two I knew would float.
at the kiosk. They were out of white milk for cereal and it had been a busy day, she said.
She did tell me where I could get a Greek salad.
Our plane had mechanical problems so I had to switch to another plane. That’s how I ended up talking to her
Thinking about a quick bite.
“Better to be on the ground and wish you were in the air
Than to be in the air, and wish you were on the ground.”
Yes, you are so right