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January 28, 2019

To the Friends of Giraffe:

One quarter of a century! That's how long giraffe.com has been online - monthly issues for 300 months, 1300 weeks, 9125 days. As always, you need no password or secret handshake, and we remain committed to an ad-free environment.

This year also marks 41 years of digital explorations.

Together we have seen the internet grow from its infancy to its current adolescence. Change is inevitable: this degree of change has been uniquely unforeseen.

Our cover image is titled "Saturday and the Pickle Feather", guaranteed to startle your visual field. *Surprise! Be sure to scroll down for a new musical treat, and when you get there play with the controls to create your own composition. (thanks to RM for this).

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Our new feature, "!Brazen Hussy", dedicated to women artists who have produced daring, unapologetic work, adds two more exceptional artists this month. Aleah Chapin creates the Aunties Project, and Misha Japanwala's Azaadi combines live models, sculpture, and sensuality. Like our site of the month page, previous !Brazen Hussy artists are maintained online so you can return to them as you wish. And don't forget to order, and wear with pride, your !Brazen Hussy tee shirt.

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Our electronic quill article this month is titled SHHH. Dial away the chitter/chatter insistent clatter of contemporary living and retreat to a kinder place. Poetry leads you there.

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Our new Vintage Woman is a brilliant sculptor from Hawaii, Esther Shimazu. At the end we show you an 8000 year old sculpture of a Turkish woman for comparison.

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Our section called "Other Voices" includes eMusings, yNot, Site of the Month, !Brazen Hussy, and Just Desserts.

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eMusings: Matthew Ronay's joyful installations; glamourized portraits of chickens on death row; raw meat and furniture; sculpture that is off-balance and provocative; hours of unusual jazz performances; 7 brilliant take-aways from CES in Las Vegas; an opera that will never be produced; Lucy Dyson's collages of the impossible; menswear that will make women drool; Ginny Sykes reaches back to alchemy and transformation; "Recipes for Good Luck" looks at the unusual rituals of brilliant minds; Nicola L. blurred the line between fantasy and furniture; art deco buildings around the world; Studio Giftig exuberantly enlivens a staid building.

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YNOT: Our Woman of the Month award for February goes to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the face of the new activist House of Representatives.

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Don't forget that our outstanding women are permanently archived on their own page.

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Continuing in YNot: Oracle corp is sued for gender discrimination; losing your home and building a business; women climb a sacred mountain in India previously denied to them; a huge increase in female deaths from opioid overdoses; Shonda Rhimes nails Motherhood; a Taiwanese photographer reveals the complexity of being a mother with 17 years of layered images; a woman plans to ski solo across the South Pole; an originator of Title IX dies; more about Britain's Got Susan Boyle; ten important female scientists; bias against women composers and arrangers in the world of film; "Excellent Coats on Irritated Women"; Women Over 60; a new French comedy stars homeless women; a Japanese newspaper apologizes for ranking universities according to females willing to have sex; an epidemic of slain and missing native American women; menstruating women enter a Hindu temple for the first time;

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Giraffe's Site of the Month: again two exceptional sites for you: the International Contemporary Ensemble breaks all the rules of composition; and Kim Keever's "Paintings in Water".

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New Digital Paintings: More wild digital abstractions, from "Muskrat and the Stringbeans" to "Monkey in the Barn", and some thoughts about stresses in a 21ST century world.

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We have also added two 2018 series on the New Series page, "Jigglefeathers" and "Crickblister".

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New Blobs: Beetle Jockey and Pudge take you further into our tribe of Newanderthals, plus "White Nun" and its Le Courbusier inspiration.

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Digital Giraffe writes: "I'm Glad I'm Not a Rhino", in which a rhino gets a CAT scan, we look at the beauty of the unpredictable, and shudder at humanity's hubris.

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News from the world of 3D printing: avoiding imminent catastrophes in lattice structures; printing human hearts in space; using several light sources to strengthen the printing of complex structures; 3D printing a spinal cord; 3D prints with embedded "smart gates"; using magnetic build surfaces to alleviate problems; gold nanoparticles and the Turkevich method; job boards for 3D print freelancers; post-production smoothing eliminated with milling while printing; instructions for untangling a filament; new trend in embodied object/environment interaction.

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End notes: 97 nations visited us in December, with two first-timers.

We finished December with 138,000 hits, 11,578 visits, and over 104,000 pages accessed.

Did you know that we have won 2 Golden Web Awards?

May your February be filled with joy and chocolates.

With warm regards from your friend The Giraffe.

c. Corinne Whitaker 2019