Since1990

2019 In Memoriam Thread

242 posts in this topic

Dan Robbins, paint-by-numbers inventor

Dan Robbins at his studio with some of the paintings

Dan Robbins was working at Palmer Paint, a company in Ohio selling children’s paint sets, when he came up with the idea for paint-by-numbers. Palmer Paint’s owner asked Robbins to come up with a paint kit for adults. He heard that da Vinci used numbered background patterns in his work and based paint-by-numbers on that idea. Most of the kits were landscapes but included other designs such as ballerinas and kittens. The kits were a sensation in the mid-1950s but competitors saturated the market and sales greatly decreased. Robbins continued his career in product development, designing happy meal toys for McDonalds. Paint-by-numbers paintings were exhibited at the Smithsonian.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Since1990 said:

Dan Robbins, paint-by-numbers inventor

Dan Robbins at his studio with some of the paintings

Dan Robbins was working at Palmer Paint, a company in Ohio selling children’s paint sets, when he came up with the idea for paint-by-numbers. Palmer Paint’s owner asked Robbins to come up with a paint kit for adults. He heard that da Vinci used numbered background patterns in his work and based paint-by-numbers on that idea. Most of the kits were landscapes but included other designs such as ballerinas and kittens. The kits were a sensation in the mid-1950s but competitors saturated the market and sales greatly decreased. Robbins continued his career in product development, designing happy meal toys for McDonalds. Paint-by-numbers paintings were exhibited at the Smithsonian.  

My daughter's used these products., They loved them.

RIP Mr. Robbins

Since1990 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife’s grandmother passed away this morning. She was a sweet lady and she’s not suffering any longer. Our baby is named after her. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, mdrake34 said:

My wife’s grandmother passed away this morning. She was a sweet lady and she’s not suffering any longer. Our baby is named after her. 

My condolences on your family's loss.

I dread the day anyone in my family passes.

mdrake34 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Image result for earl thomas conley

Earl Thomas Conley - County music singer/songwriter who charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Country Music charts during the 1980's, of which 18 reached Number One.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, mdrake34 said:

My wife’s grandmother passed away this morning. She was a sweet lady and she’s not suffering any longer. Our baby is named after her. 

Sorry to hear! Give your wife a hug for us, your Falcons family

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

18 hours ago, mdrake34 said:

My wife’s grandmother passed away this morning. She was a sweet lady and she’s not suffering any longer. Our baby is named after her. 

Sorry to hear that, condolences :(

Edited by Sn4tteRBoxXeR
mdrake34 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jacqui Saburido, the woman whose disfigured face became a symbol of the dangers of drunk driving after she suffered horrific burns in a 1999 crash, has died, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

She died from cancer in Guatemala. She was 40.
 
cq5dam.thumbnail.767.431.margin.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Statick said:

Jacqui Saburido, the woman whose disfigured face became a symbol of the dangers of drunk driving after she suffered horrific burns in a 1999 crash, has died, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

She died from cancer in Guatemala. She was 40.
 
cq5dam.thumbnail.767.431.margin.png

So sad, RIP Jacqui

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/25/2019 at 10:15 PM, DirtybyrdGA said:

Hondo...

 

 

Hondo was perpetual motion ,best cardio I have ever seen. Tremendous 2 way player.I saw him play in person 1974 exhibition preseason game against the Hawks .He played full speed the whole game.RIP .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very sadly my marriage of 15 years is being dissolved by my wife informing mevshevis filing for divorce. Didn't know where to put this & this thread seemed appropriate. Black soul crushing heart wrenching empty abyss of numbing pain

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now