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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 7:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

After I lost 147 pounds, I rewarded myself with a book of prints by a particularly appropriate artist. The artist painted neither food nor people who were especially fat or thin. So why was this book particularly appropriate?
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good evening (or good morning), :)
did it contain 147 pages? pictures?
Did it weigh 147 grammes?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 07:39 pm:

Good evening (or good morning), And so in likewise to you
did it contain 147 pages? no pictures? no
Did it weigh 147 grammes? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the number 147 relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 8:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 07:55 pm:

Is the number 147 relevant? No. The puzzle would work just as well if I had said "a great deal of weight" rather than "147 pounds."
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 8:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This artist and the prints...
Artwork?
Written work?
Pictures of sculptures?
Hand drawn?
Painted? Oil?
Pastels?
Pencil?
Computer drawn?

Are the pictures of faries? dragons? sureal stuff? real stuff? fantasy? science fiction?

Do you like Amy Brown's work?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 08:14 pm:

This artist and the prints...
Artwork?
Written work?
Pictures of sculptures?
Hand drawn?
Painted? Oil?
Pastels?
Pencil?
Computer drawn? b{ They are prints of watercolors}

Are the pictures of faries? no dragons? no sureal stuff? noreal stuff? yes fantasy? no science fiction? no

Do you like Amy Brown's work? I've never even heard of Amy Brown
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh you poor thing. www.amybrownart.com

These water color prints...

nature scenes?
trees?
waterlilies?
animals?
elephants?
people?
manmade objects?
cities?
alleys?
Carnival?
Airplanes?
clowns?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the books featuring some other subject that you are particularly interested in? Is it of something you had promised yourself as a treat? (Like prints of Tahiti, and now you want to go 'cause you look great in a bathing suit?)
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 09:16 pm:

Oh you poor thing. www.amybrownart.com I ADORE pity but I'm afraid I'll have to decline it in this case. I checked out her website & didn't like the stuff at all. But I AM a poor thing--to stay slim, I must eat much less than I want to:(:(:(:(

These water color prints...

nature scenes? many are
trees? ditto
waterlilies? I don't think so
animals? often animals are included
elephants? no
people? people are often included
manmade objects? sometimes included
cities? no
alleys? no
Carnival? no
Airplanes? no
clowns? no

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 09:52 pm:

Are the books featuring some other subject that you are particularly interested in? yope Is it of something you had promised yourself as a treat?yopr (Like prints of Tahiti, and now you want to go 'cause you look great in a bathing suit? That's not it. For one thing, when you lose as much weight as I did, you end up flabby & look LOUSY in a bathing suit:(:(

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Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I sympathise - I lost a lot of weight this year to counteract my diagnosis of diabetes and as a result I don't need even tablets to control it. But I have to eat less than I'd like if I'm to keep it at bay. But I try not to do self-pity, but just be grateful that I have a second chance of keeping healthy. ALL my levels (BP, cholesterol, liver, sugar) were sky high and I had no idea - and there's over a million people in this country who also are diabetic and don't know it yet

Had the artist also lost a lot of weight? Or done something equally demanding?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 3:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ansel Adams relevant? Anne Geddes?
Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 6:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

knowing what he paints relevant? knowing the book relevant? who the artist is, is it relevant? gender relevant? age relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 11:17 pm:

I sympathise - I lost a lot of weight this year Were you as fat as I was? I lost three-fifths of my body weight & am now normal weight--not scrawnyto counteract my diagnosis of diabetes and as a result I don't need even tablets to control it. But I have to eat less than I'd like if I'm to keep it at bay. But I try not to do self-pity, but just be grateful that I have a second chance of keeping healthy Why not pity yourself if you're in a bad situation? Sometimes self-pity is perfectly justified!!. ALL my levels (BP, cholesterol, liver, sugar) were sky high and I had no idea - and there's over a million people in this country who also are diabetic and don't know it yetAre you on a statin? (No, I don't own stock in any company that makes them

Had the artist also lost a lot of weight? no Or done something equally demanding? no

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 03:58 am:

Ansel Adams relevant? no Anne Geddes?This puzzle is giving me lots of opportunityy to show my artistic ignorance. Who's Anne Geddes?

By Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer) on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 06:13 am:

knowing what he paints relevant? no knowing the book relevant? no who the artist is, is it relevant? yes gender relevant? no age relevant? yes

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Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 9:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From the figures given, I was not as fat, but lost 45 pounds nonetheless. I don't see this as a bad situation. Having watched people who are slim I have come to the conclusion that nobody eats what they like without any consequence. They either indulge only occasionally instead of daily, or they are active enough to burn it off, or perhaps they are less hungry because they smoke which means that overeating won't harm them but smoking might. High cholesterol is less about weight than genetics, so that's a danger any size person needs to be aware of, and I will be on statins soon as cholesterol is still a problem despite a low fat diet. So that gets rid of the 'poor me' attitude to not eating as much as I'd like. I put my hands up to the fact that I developed Diabetes, rather than thinking 'why?' - I knew full well why. But it's in my hands whether I eat more sensibly (I'm no longer dieting) and benefit from better health.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So why not say, "Poor everyone"???
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If everyone is in the same boat, one could as easily say that we are all lucky.
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 5:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the artist male? still alive? Dutch? famous?
Did you consider the artist appropriate because of his artistic skills? because of the subjects of his paintings? because of his style? because of his name? because of the era he lived in? because of the country from where he is? for some other reason?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 7:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 12:56 am:

If everyone is in the same boat, one could as easily say that we are all lucky. only if the situation we're all in is good, which this isn't. Are we all lucky because we're all mortal? Or subject to pain?

By Jens Weber (Sundowner) on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 05:23 pm:

Is the artist male? no still alive? no Dutch? no famous? yes
Did you consider the artist appropriate because of his artistic skills? no because of the subjects of his paintings? no because of his style? no because of his name? nobecause of the era he lived in? nobecause of the country from where he is? no for some other reason? yes
Nessa (Lyra)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 6:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the artist a human?
Is the age at which she painted the works in the book relevant? the age at which she started painting? the age at which she died? Is her age relevant because of your age?

Was she famous during her lifetime? Are we talking about Georgia O'Keeffe? Freda Kahlo?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 6:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do you see this artist as an inspiration in some way?
do you actually like the pictures? do you dislike them? do they remind you of something?

would we, on seeing the book, think that this is the kind of thing someone who had just lost lots of weight would want?

is the title of the book relevant? the colours of the pictures? the titles of the pictures? the signature on the pictures? the type of painting?

are these pictures painted in a conventional way? did the painter have any relevant disability? a particulalry relevant life story?

did you buy the book because of the artist? or the pictures?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Nessa (Lyra) on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 06:40 am:

Is the artist a human? Yes
Is the age at which she painted the works in the book relevant? yes the age at which she started painting? yesish the age at which she died? yesIs her age relevant because of your age? no

Was she famous during her lifetime? yes Are we talking about Georgia O'Keeffe? no Freda Kahlo? no

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 06:27 pm:

do you see this artist as an inspiration in some way? yesish
do you actually like the pictures? yes but irrel do you dislike them? no do they remind you of something? irrel

would we, on seeing the book, think that this is the kind of thing someone who had just lost lots of weight would want? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the title of the book relevant? no the colours of the pictures? no the titles of the pictures? no the signature on the pictures? no the type of painting? no

are these pictures painted in a conventional way? yes did the painter have any relevant disability? no a particulalry relevant life story? yes

did you buy the book because of the artist? yes or the pictures?I love the pictures, but they're nopt what made the book appropriate for my circumstances
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the artist start painting at an unusually advanced age for a painter? (although I'm not sure what the norm is)
is the concept of changing one's life relevant here? fulfilling one's dreams? do you now feel you can achieve something you couldn't before? do you feel there is some similarity between your life and hers?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 11:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anne Geddes is the photographer that does the calendars with the babies in various costumes, etc.... I don't know if that helps or not, but...
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 09:33 pm:

did the artist start painting at an unusually advanced age for a painter? yes (although I'm not sure what the norm is)
is the concept of changing one's life relevant here? no fulfilling one's dreams? no do you now feel you can achieve something you couldn't before? yes do you feel there is some similarity between your life and hers? yesish

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 11:34 pm:

Anne Geddes is the photographer that does the calendars with the babies in various costumes, etc.... I don't know if that helps or not, but... irrel
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 5:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

grandma moses?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nimue, for more information on Anne Geddes, check this link out: http://www.annegeddes.com

A lot of people seem to like her work (your own mileage may vary), and she has a line of cards that you can typically pick up in Hallmarks or similar shops.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 8:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 05:33 pm:

grandma moses? YES!!!. So why was a book of Grandma Moses prints a suitable reward for my losing lots of weight? (That's the easy part!!)
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 8:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is something about her life relevant? Something about her paintings relevant?
Something to do with her age?
Something to do with cutting a piece of work in half and getting a big break?
Something to do with New York? Christmas? Thanksgiving? Her birthday? The day she died?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 08:19 pm:

Is something about her life relevant? yes Something about her paintings relevant? no
Something to do with her age? yes
Something to do with cutting a piece of work in half and getting a big break? no. (Clever idea, though :):)!!)
Something to do with New York? no Christmas? no Thanksgiving? no Her birthday? no The day she died? yope

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Spike (Latenightjazz)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 4:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Holy cow, I haven't been on this site for over a year...

Does it have anything to do with a quote from her? Something commonly accepted as her belief?

Can we still solve the puzzle without knowing a lot (or a particular fact) about the artist?

Is the month of her birth relevant? day/date? year? A combination of those, or those all together?

Is there any numerical combination relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 4:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Spike (Latenightjazz) on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 04:14 am:

Holy cow, I haven't been on this site for over a year... WElcome back :):)!!

Does it have anything to do with a quote from her? no Something commonly accepted as her belief? no

Can we still solve the puzzle without knowing a lot (or a particular fact) about the artist? you do need to konw one particular fact

Is the month of her birth relevant? no day/date? no year? noish A combination of those, or those all together? no

Is there any numerical combination relevant? no
Nessa (Lyra)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 6:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the idea that, just as Grandma Moses began the most creative and productive part of her life when arthritis forced her to stop sewing, you now feel inspired to start a new chapter in your life after losing weight?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you going to begin the most athletic part of your life now? Train for the New York marathon, perhaps? :)
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
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By Nessa (Lyra) on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 06:27 pm:

Is the idea that, just as Grandma Moses began the most creative and productive part of her life when arthritis forced her to stop sewing, you now feel inspired to start a new chapter in your life after losing weight? no

By Lynne (Lynne) on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 06:37 pm:

Are you going to begin the most athletic part of your life now? no Train for the New York marathon, perhaps? The most athletic part of my life would be running for half a block!!
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let's see...
She was 101 when she died. (Is that the relevant fact?) Did you get the book when you'd lost 101 lbs (as opposed to the whole 147 lbs)?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Friday, December 09, 2005 - 10:12 pm:

Let's see...
She was 101 when she died. (Is that the relevant fact? Yes) Did you get the book when you'd lost 101 lbs (as opposed to the whole 147 lbs)? no
Ostap Bender (Ostap)
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 2:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your weight now 101 pounds? so you share with Grandma Moses that you reached 101?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 2:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you hope to live to 101 after removing a serious threat to your health?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ostap Bender (Ostap) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 02:14 pm:

Is your weight now 101 pounds? No. It's about 110. (I'm 5'1" so I'm not really thin, just about normal so you share with Grandma Moses that you reached 101? no

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 02:17 pm:

Do you hope to live to 101 For starters!! after removing a serious threat to your health? yope. The only real threat to my health was the obesity itself

********** SPOILER ************* I lost 147 pounds because I believe the quality of life is much less important than the quantity. When I reached 110 pounds, I bought myself a book of Grandma Moses prints because I was hoping to live as long as she did--for starters. Sorry it was so eaasy, & please check out my harder one at the bottom of the page

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