Corrections, Revisions, Research, & the Future of Medicine in the Arts

https://app.box.com/s/6j98y7wf7q49zoz3zocy This link brings you to our Box.net account, where you will see a preview of the new book, which contains ‘Corrections, Revisions, Research, & the Future of Medicine in the Arts’…The “Corrections” refer back to the first book, the Grove Body Part Chart:A Medical Arts Innovation, which you may have already read or heard about…

The new book is under review right now on CreateSpace.com …(but they only have 24 pages so far)…

The linked version is now 34 pages long at 16.74 megabytes about…Here is that link again…

Corrections, Revisions, Research, & the Future of Medicine in the Arts

https://app.box.com/s/6j98y7wf7q49zoz3zocy

Grove Body Part Chart:Research (the almost official new title)!

learning to Animate using Blender 3d software(free):Attaching Bones to Mesh Shapes(4)

So this is like the biggest lesson I learned today…

You create say a cylinder shape, 3d, in Blender…

Then you put a bunch of bones in it…A skeleton…

Now you want to attach the bones to the skin so that when you move a bone one way, the skin also moves…

 

This is how in the new 2.66a Blender version update…

In OBJECT MODE, you press SHIFT then right click on the cylinder & also on the bones…

THE ORDER IN WHICH YOU SELECT THE BONES & THE MESH IS REALLY CRUCIAL…

OK, SO YOU HAVE TO SELECT THE ARMATURE LAST TO MAKE IT THE PARENT!!!

Then you press CONTROL + P

A menu appears with the word Object at the top…From the drop down menu choose “with Automatic Weights”…

Choose that…Wait…

Tadaah…

Now when you go to POSE MODE you can move each bone, & the skin will follow…The shape…You can see my all day’s work big accomplishment in the video above…

Really…This took me all day long to figure out…Wow this is hard…

if you do try to learn animation using free Blender software, remember that each version is slightly different, so be careful about which tutorials you are watching…Things may be different now…

Sorry this is so technical…But if you feel like learning animation with me, this was the biggest step…

I think after this hump, so to speak, I may be alright…

Warning: I have now been able to do this, then not…Then again for some reason yes…Then no again…I don’t know why sometimes it works & sometimes it doesn’t…

AHA…http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro/Bones Ok I checked the Blender WIKI & here is the reason…

Aha…THE ORDER IN WHICH YOU SELECT THE BONES & THE MESH IS REALLY CRUCIAL…

OK, SO YOU HAVE TO SELECT THE ARMATURE LAST TO MAKE IT THE PARENT!!!

This is why it was sometimes working & sometimes not working…Aha…

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

So, once you know how to model a shape, a mesh, in Blender 2.66a, then you are going to want to put a skeleton inside, bones…So then you are going to learn how to put the bones in, this is called Rigging…(rhymes with Digging)…Ok, now you have bones inside a mesh shape…How do you get the Bones to make the shape move? Well, in 2.66a Blender 3d animation, I did this…1)Very important first step by the way…Choose the shape first, FIRST, by clicking SHIFT & right clicking the shape with your mouse…Now…CHOOSE the BONE ARMATURE SECOND or LAST if there are several shapes…The LAST thing selected is the PARENT…The order in which you pick your things is crucial…If you ignore this you will be confused & sad because it won’t work…Armature LAST makes the armature the PARENT…2)Ok, the picking was in OBJECT MODE by the way…Step 1…So the very next thing you do, is CLICK CONTROL + P …CONTROL Button & the Letter P…This will bring up a menu(the Parent menu)…In that menu, choose “With Automatic Weights”…Ok that is it…3)Now go into POSE mode…If you click a bone in your armature, then rotate it, the bone will move & it will also move the mesh shape at the same time…If the bone doesn’t grab the shape you didn’t select your armature last…The bones have to be the last thing you choose when choosing elements…Promise…Took a whole day to learn this lesson…A very hard day too…Once you know this you have power…This, for me, was the major hump(so to speak…) I am posting this because I know how hard it was for me to learn & understand…(p.s. I have only been studying Blender for a week now…But this makes all the early grief worthwhile…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_udwOw-jQ I forgot to mention this video of how to rig a straw…This one was actually THE ONE that helped me to grasp the concept of what rigging was about…(rigging is like putting bones inside an object, connecting the bones to the object, then being able to move the bones inside the object & the object will move its parts individually…Instead of moving the object as a giant 2d lump!

“A Spare Hand” …work in progress…

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The Spare Hand project:(continued from http://grovecanadagrove.blogspot.ca/2013/02/joseph-brought-me-breakfast-from-whole.html )

*been thinking that once the spare hand has been dipped in Plasti-Dip to secure all the bolts & copper better, that it will go inside a glove…After the magnets get screwed on though, which they are not as of yet…Magnets will go on tips of “fingers” so that someone could carry something like a bag with handles or a dog leash with looped handle, when the magnets are touching…The magnets I am using will carry up to 2o lbs of weight when together…Magnets can be separated by a manual process when engaging the handle of a bag before carrying…

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The copper strip at the top of the picture is just so I can hold that end while dipping the whole bottom part in black Plasti-Dip a liquid rubber compound that hardens but remains malleable…I am not dipping above the end of the clear tube, to leave the screws exposed, so that when the neodymium magnets arrive, I can just screw them on, without having any rubber dip in the way…

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Above, I put a piece of copper wire through the copper strip at the top, so that after dipping the SparyCary ( a temporary name for now, indicating a prosthetic device to help people to carry things, like a spare hand…In particular for people missing a hand…) So, after dipping in the Plasti-Dip, I will suspend the SparyCary in the box to drip off if it is drippy, dangling from the pen which is stuck through the box tops…Note: Blow drying the Plasti-Dip after dipping speeds up the drying process & makes it less messy, faster…

Monday afternoon…Feb. 11, 2013: 2:31 pm: I poured the black Plasti-Dip into the clear tubes to coat the screws & bolts & copper strapping with goo…It is in a separate place, so we are not breathing in the rubber fume as it dries…Notice the top of the screws are left exposed for the neodymium magnets, a donut shape, to be screwed on soon… DSC03549

Aragonite Sand is what I use when a recipe calls for marble sand…Aragonite is in fact a species of marble…calcium carbonate…But available at pet stores in the aquarium section…I use natural, but you can get it in white or other colours like black(please don’t tell me that black is not a colour, I know, I know, sigh) or blue or pink or green…I am not using this for the spare hand, but it was nearby, so I took a picture, in case you were wondering from previous posts what Aragonite sand is…

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A little bit crowded…I don’t have much space to work with, so you’ll notice the raccoon (in my homemade marble recipe), behind the cardboard box with the spare hand project, suspended from a pen, dangling with the weight of the Plasti-Dip…The raccon isn’t quite finished, but it needs to rest a bit & cure, so while that happens I am doing other things…With marble or cement projects, a good long cure saves alot of grief…

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So as I was putting these two cans of Circa 1850 marine resin (powdered very strong waterproof glue), I decided to take a macro photo…This is what I mix with the Aragonite sand to make my marble…(I also add alkaline resistant glass fibres in 3/4 inch length…) I order this special order from Canadian Lumber centre at Dupont & Shaw…It’s also a harder to find thing so I thought a picture might help a bit…It is really strong…(I used it also to make sure the moss & grass were well attached…They are now!)

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Gotta now wait awhile for the Spare Hand to cure dry…Next I put on the neodymium magnets…Then the whole kit goes inside a glove…

Be careful about swearing on your blog: (Why I built a newer website on Wix.com) A letter in answer to Weebly, as to why my site there has been slow…

I’m sorry…One day, several months ago, I was trying to use some new online program(piwigo.org)…I did alot of work trying to figure it out & had almost gotten it to work…I posted on my weebly site about my progress…Then the next day, I discovered that all my hard work of learning was useless & the new software wasn’t ever going to work for me(for the record, piwigo.org didn’t work, but I did get piwigo.com, another service that is similar, to work later)…So I posted again on the same post(on weebly)…But I was venting & though I don’t use swear words, that day I did…I used the f word 3 times in a row to express how frustrated I was with the software…Well, soon after Weebly shut down my entire site…Everything…The whole thing was completely blocked…I could not even get in to edit anything or try to remove what I had to guess was offensive…It was really quite something…So I wrote to Weebly…I got back a really terse message that my site was shut down & that was it…Tough luck…Nothing more…No support nothing…So I wrote back & explained that I was going to get a lawyer because Weebly had no right to keep all of my intellectual property from me…It was theft…Soon after the site came back up again…Someone else wrote to say they had changed their decision…I went in & took out the f words, even though nobody confirmed if that was the problem or not…I still don’t exactly know what happened…Anyways, I sent Weebly some money to pay for the year…Thinking that the money might protect me from future things like this happening…Then I went & built a safety site somewhere else, in case Weebly decided to lock me out again…I am in a waiting zone right now…Seeing how things work out this year…Deciding…Do I drive traffic to my weebly site knowing that one day this terror may happen again? Or do I move on to another provider, which might be a safer investment? This is why I am not driving traffic to my Weebly site right now…I just don’t know what to do & I am going to let time speak to me…(in the meantime my Wix.com site is great, as is my new WordPress blog)…

The horse painting is oil with cold wax painted with a knife onto linen, the horse refers to Barbaro…Barbaro the horse, painting  sold 2007

This painting is one of Joseph’s very early works…Titled “Autumn” it is a 3 foot by 4 foot vertical, the copyright notice is not the year it was painted, I just threw that on as a watermark in 2007…It’s an oil on canvas…Autumn by Joseph Grove 4ftby3ftby2inches ©1997 varnished twice in 2007 damar

This black & white photograph of a bee with two flowers was an early exploration with my first digital camera…Lord, how I found those times exciting…the head is burrowing in the flower for FOOD

I have been using The DIVA CUP for maybe 5 years now…It is a cup that costs between 30 & 45 dollars, but you use it & wash it out & reuse it for years to come…It goes in in the morning & all day long it collects your period…At the end of the day you dump out the cup, wash it out & if you want to, put it back in to sleep or not depending if you like to take breaks or not…It doesn’t leak, unless you lay down horizontally to sleep & then maybe the liquid inside gets tippy…But it has saved my work schedule & my summer outings & well it is amazing & all women should have access to a DIVA CUP…No more tampons or pads or embarrassment or fear of staining, or not going to the mall cause you hate using bathrooms to change a tampon after you pee…Yes with the DIVA CUP you can pee or pooh & not have to take it out or anything! Anyways…It’s good…Sorry this was gross for some people…But hey, women bleed! Some men probably too…www.divacup.com

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The photo above was taken by my mother…of her partner…Notice the Salvador Dali bench & clock…My mum sent me a card once of someone eating a bowl of cereal with a dripping droopy clock like the one above dripping from their spoon…The caption read: “Salvador Dali eating a bowl of surreal”…I loved that card…I put the grape sculpture (mine) over the face of my mum’s friend because he didn’t look too good that day…Magritte is an artist who put a green apple in front of  a man’s face on a painting…Maybe Magritte’s friend didn’t look too good that day either…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/9794396/Neon-Roberts-radiotherapy-begins-for-cancer-boy-in-legal-dispute.html (brain tumours & medicine from other cultures)…

In the movie The Blue Butterfly, the native medicine men, use the local iodine plant loving blue butterfly’s powder,  & pierce/touch the meniscus of the boy’s lingering brain tumour externally,  using a long wooden pointed spear to the visible lump at the back of his head…Conventional medicine was not able to complete what they had begun, though treatment had already happened…Alternative medicines can be used after conventional treatments have either failed or succeeded or done nothing, as follow-up therapy…

below(& HERE TOO) is a link to a SAFETY BEANIE HAT ON EBAY…HIGH VISIBILITY…FOR PEDESTRIANS TO WEAR IF THEY ARE GOING TO BE CROSSING STREETS…TO MAKE THEM MORE VISIBLE TO CARS…SO THEY DON’T GET HIT BY CARS BECAUSE THE CAR COULD BREAK BEFORE THEY HIT THEM BECAUSE THEY SAW THEIR HIGH VISIBILITY BEANIE HAT EARLY…GET ONE FOR EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY…THEN WEAR IT! ALSO KEEPS YOUR HEAD WARM…

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAFETY-BEANIE-HAT-YELLOW-ORANGE-HI-VISIBILITY-REFLECTIVE-STRIPE-/180954951907?ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:CA:3160

Because I’d rather be married to Ernie & Bert than be married to Ernie & Dirt! (in response to my husband that he’ll look like Ernie & Bert if he wears a high visibility hat)…

Ok, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm…(lunchtime) I got the spare hand & blow dried it a bit to make it more dry…here is what it looks like with the poured rubber on top of everything & in the nooks & crannies…Neat eh?

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A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Henry Ford

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/rubbercoat.asp Here is an instructional from KJ Magnetics on how you can dip your neodymium magnets into Plasti-Dip (rubber coat them)…This may be my next step, after I screw the magnets onto the spare hand screws…

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http://www.toronto.ca/zoning/contact.htm

Yes…I see that Section 37 gives 30% to City Council upon every approval of a zoning density

bylaw amendment…That 30% is skimmed from developers based on the expected profit if the

zoning density bylaw is amended…Which points to the fact that City Council is getting 30% of

any new tall building project if City Council changes the laws…Which means that City Council

in effect is taking bribes to change bylaw densities…Because so many bylaw densities in the

City of Toronto have been amended to densities previously unheard of in Toronto, more

pedestrians are now getting hit by cars…Increased density always increases pedestrian

vehicle contact & collisions…Each time a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle now in Toronto, the

blame is now on the shoulders of those City Council politicians who approved bylaw density

amendments in order to get the 30% off the expected project’s profits…This not only accrues to

bribe-taking but it also has now become responsible for many injuries & now fatalities…A law

suit suing City Council & all advisers & experts in the zoning division who have agreed or

advised or counselled to the issue of bylaw density amendments in Toronto in the past 10

years, is being considered…What recompense is the zoning committee prepared to offer those

whose loved ones have died due to corrupt bylaw density amendment approvals, as well as

bribe-taking in the form of Section 37’s 30% being written into the law, as if taking a cut from

developments in the city could ever be considered legal?

  • About Osteoporosis prevention drugs & why they are so dangerous:
  • Hi, I came here from the Art Biz Incubator…My name is Sari Grove…Many women in the past 10 years have been getting knee & hip replacements…What some don’t know is that the osteoporosis prevention drugs that they were taking actually Caused the cartilage degeneration…I thought I’d mention this because so many women don’t know about the Class Action lawsuits in Canada, the U.S., & elsewhere concerning Actonel, Boniva, Fosamax & other osteo prevention drugs in that category…There has also been a spate of vitamin supplements that also contain the ingredient that is causing the problems…In fact, it is magnesium, a relatively harmless laxative or absorption helper in small doses, but degrades cartilage in larger doses or extended periods of time…Our neighbour has had a knee replacement & now a hip replacement, because she was taking Actonel for 7 years, & no one told her that that was the cause of her joint problems…Anyways, if this is not related at all, at least I told you…I’d feel remiss if I didn’t…If you do know women(or men) who are still taking these drugs, tell them…The side effects are also musculoskeletal pain, jaw pain, & weird fractures like thigh fractures…Check your vitamins for magnesium stearate at the bottom- same stuff…People get addicted to the laxative effect without realizing that their are losing vital nutrients- end stage big problems…The antidote is actually to raise bilirubin levels, which rebuilds cartilage & replenishes the gallbladder…It is unusual to have to raise bilirubin levels, so go online & look at all the things to avoid to lower bilirubin levels, then do the OPPOSITE…Yes, eat salty food, fatty food, & all the stuff that is bad for you…That helps to rebuild cartilage…Athletes have too much magnesium from exercising so much- personality type of hypermagnesemia is mean, rude, intolerant, independent, anti-social- you can drive family members away…
  • More about Boniva & other drugs in that category:
  • I should mention…The Class Action lawsuits about Boniva are piling up…It causes musculoskeletal pain, jaw necrosis, degradation of all cartilage including knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, spine, requiring replacements of those joints, & femur fractures as well as other atypical bone fractures…It is a really dangerous drug…All that class of osteoporosis drugs under different names in different countries have caused women (& some men) inextricable pain & suffering…Sorry, I know this post is about art, but since you put the word Boniva in the heading I had to add the warning…Sally Field’s ads for that drug have sold a great number of this very dangerous drug, unfortunately…
  • http://classactionlawyernetwork.com/class-action/boniva-jaw-complications-hip-fractures-fosamax-lawyers/ Here’s a link to just one of the Class Action lawsuits about Boniva & drugs in its class…Bisphosphonates…(basically lead to increase bone growth in your thyroid gland, & Magnesium as a laxative- it’s the magnesium laxative that is causing the gallbladder problems…Too much magnesium eats into cartilage…Ironically, the antidote to magnesium overdose in the gallbladder is actually mercury…Yes mercury…The thing that people are worried about with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, jaundice, gallstones…Mercury & magnesium live in balance in the gallbladder…Mercury is what people worry about when they say their bilirubin bile levels are high…But mercury is also the thing you need to replenish if you have overdosed on Boniva or other bisphosphonate that are magnesium laxative heavy…Women get addicted to the laxative effect of magnesium in these drugs not realizing they are pooping out their own cartilage, from their hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, spine, neck, ankle…Pooping too much is dangerous…So is Boniva, Actonel & that whole class of pooping drugs…By the way, arthritis & osteoporosis are not the same thing…Arthritis is cartilage…Osteoporosis is bone…Magnesium destroys cartilage in large doses…Lead builds bone…But you can get lead from a potato or carrot…You don’t need a drug…Pencils still have lead in them…They just changed the name…

DSC03557Mighty Putty (from Canadian Tire) , you mash it together, then apply it…I stuck it to the sharp edges of copper strapping that were protruding…It’s ok, it completes the “Noble rot” theme…Sauterne wine is made from grapes that are left to rot on the vine…The resulting very sweet juice that is left over makes a wonderful wine…The grape is the Semillon grape from France…

http://www.amazon.com/Medicordz-Wrist-Cuff-Price-Pair/dp/B002KPJ35Q/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1361214687&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=wrist+cuff+with+carabiner Medicordz wrist cuff…After all of my work to make a gripping hand prosthetic, I have started to think that a simple wrist cuff with a loop, that could attach to a carabiner (that opens & closes) could be an easy cheaper simpler device…Already on the market too…I mean if you just want to carry things like a grocery bag or a dog leash, you could hook a carabiner through the handle or loop, then attach that to the loop on the cuff…Sigh…Oh well…(This is for someone who is missing one hand, either born without or otherwise lost it…)

DSC03559You can also stick your Spare hand onto your fridge when it is not in use…Here it holds an empty grocery bag…

“Many of life’s failures are people who
did not realize how close they were
to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison 

There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
Henry Ford

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