How to Make a Flower Tattoo Verity Cumming is the makeup artist behind the flower tattoo on Issue 20's cover. After the wonderful reception we've had about it, we thought it would be nice to catch up with Verity about the shoot, her inspiration for the flowers and how you could even do it yourself. How long have you been a make-up artist? I studied fashion makeup at LCF, and graduated just under two years ago. I started shooting and assisting throughout the three year course, and met several photographers - including Beinta - who I still work with now. Since graduating, I have been working as a freelance fashion makeup artist in editorial and catwalk in London, Milan and Paris. French Language Blog Image courtesy of MEIF bassinrennes This post has no political agenda, but Hillary’s announcement got me thinking. You may have learned that certain job titles are always masculine in French, regardless of whether a woman holds the position. The example I always think of is le professeur (professor/teacher). Women certainly have a history in education instruction, so why is there no feminine equivalent of this word?
Big data study finds most productive people work in sprints: 52 minutes, rest for 17 A new big data study claims to have found a formula for ultimate productivity: work 52 consecutive minutes and then ditch the computer for 17 minutes of rest. Worker productivity monitoring company, DeskTime, sorted through volumes of data on how quickly workers performed tasks and found interesting patterns in the elite, Olympic athletes of the office. “The reason the most productive 10% of our users are able to get the most done during the comparatively short periods of working time is that their working times are treated as sprints,” wrote Julia Gifford at the DeskTime Blog. Creative Writing Prompts These creative writing prompts act as your launching pad to help you use your brain to start a story right away. If you have a story idea in mind, but you aren't sure how to start it, try one of these prompts to get you out of the starting blocks. It doesn't have to be a perfect start, you just need to start! If you never put down word one of the greatest story ever told, it will never be told. Update for 2/11/14:
The Eight Dimensions of a Brainstorm Session Most people think brainstorming sessions are all about ideas – much in the same way Wall Street bankers think life is all about money. While ideas are certainly a big part of brainstorming, they are only a part. People who rush into a brainstorming session starving for new ideas will miss the boat (and the train, car, and unicycle) completely unless they tune into the some other important dynamics that are also at play: 1. Musical Bone. Hello adblock user! A large portion of my income comes from ad revenue, so please consider disabling it on my site or becoming a patron on Patreon. Thank you!
Histoires en français avec sous-titres Upload Subscription preferences Loading... Download & Streaming : Audio Archive : Internet Archive by Community Audio collection eye You are invited to view or upload audios to the Community collection. These thousands of recordings were all contributed by Archive users and community members. Genres...Narrative & Memoir Our Narrative Workshop's Focus Trait: Idea Development Our Narrative Workshop's Support Traits: Word Choice and Voice In our NNWP workshops, our Northern Nevada participants receive a complimentary copy of the NNWP's print publication, The Going Deep with 6 Trait Language Guide. This 198-page resource is valued tool in Northern Nevada. Teachers not able to attend our workshops can purchase their own copy of this guide through the NNWP's website; all proceeds from the sale fund the WritingFix website. The best lessons focus more on the writing process than the writing product. While it's important to look at narrative writing as a "product" for inclusion in student portfolios, the more important thing to think about when designing narrative lessons is the skill-set your students will gain from going through the writing process.
30 Infographic Résumés for inspiration A few years back, presenting an infographic résumé was something completely unthinkable, even if you were applying to a job where creativity and graphic skills were important. It simply didn’t happen. Then, with the rise of the online portfolios and social networks like Behance and DevianArt, it became more common for graphic designers to present their professional background and skills with a more visual appeal. But now, they seem to be everywhere, a trend greatly motivated by success stories like Chris Spurlock’s, who got hired by The Huffington Post after his infographic résumé went viral. Frenchification: Album Covers — Tom le French How funny (or ridicule) it will be if we were literally translating iconic album covers and band names in French? Like if we were applying that French Toubon's law in a slightly comical way. This is the beginning of a looong serie indeed, suggestions are welcome in the comments section below. Featured on: Fubiz Konbini Radio Nova Deezer Libération Vanity Fair UFunkIl était une pubYard Virgin RadioThis isn't happiness Golem 13DémotivateurRTLTélé StarLM Magazine
32 French Phrases To Help Beginners Keep The Conversation Flowing I am a great believer in speaking the language right from the start of your language learning journey. Many people have the attitude that first they must learn all the grammar and huge amounts of vocabulary before they could ever be ready to start conversing with native speakers. People are often scared of getting into awkward situations where they have no clue how to express what they want to say, leaving them only with blank expressions on their faces. This is completely the wrong mindset and I’m here to help!