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Aus
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Talking of tricks Julianna, did you ever try that trick I sent you? It will really help your basic card handling skills.

Magically

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Julianna,
Start with simple effects and make them magical by your presentation. As a teacher, some people learn well from a book but some ( like me) need to be shown. Somethins a video will be a better learning method. You have to decide which is better for you. The simplest effect can really create magic if it is performed properly. Example. Before a show for a men's club, I handed the president a large envelope and asked him to hold it for me. Later in the show I had someone in the audience select a card. I then asked the president to stand up and open the envelope....then the envelope inside the envelope and again the envelope inside the envelope. He took out a jumbo card matching the one the person selected. The most simple trick and that is the trick he keeps asking me to do again. Leard and practice presentation as much as just the mechanics of the tricks. If you just do tricks you do tricks. If you do effect and present them well, you create magic!
Best of luck
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Julianna, I'm close to your age (only 20 myself) been doing sponge magic mainly since I was around 11. I focus now on sponge and coin magic. Rannie raymundo, a great mentor, (look him up on the Café here) helped me with a lot of my coin work.

I'll send you some videos of my magic.

I read through this entire thread, it was incredibly seeing how you progressed through the months. Good job.
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Hello Jewels!

Thank you so much for telling your story here at the Café! I have been very encouraged by your magic journey. In fact, I read all of your posts in one afternoon. It is great to see the joy you have for magic!

I don't have any videos online of myself performing, however, I do know of video of other magi you might be interested in.

The first video is of my friend Rachael Dunn. She is 15 years old and just won Texas Association of Magicians Senior Stage contest. (She competed against adults and won 1st place at just 14!) Here is video from the contest:

http://scymmagic.wordpress.com/2008/10/2......e-fairy/

The second video is of Sue-Anne Webster of Australia. She is one of my favorite magi along with her husband Tim Ellis. Here's the link:

http://scymmagic.wordpress.com/2008/10/2......jeannie/

I hope you enjoy these!

Soli Deo Gloria,

Zach Ivins
http://www.zachivins.com
http://www.scymmagic.wordpress.com
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In the matrix and Chink Chink effects, the classical formation is rectangular and the coins or objects generally meet at the far left.
There is however three other formations which make the effect look original: the reverse T formation (three objects in line on the performer side one on the spectator's side) and the the diamond formation. These two offer the fact that they are "spectator oriented"
The third one is the lateral one (generally from right to left) which make the effect look like a tabled coins across

With years of practice I chose the Reverse T formation as it creates a subconscious expectation by the spectators that the performer doesn't have to voice: they wish that the other coins will get on their side. This means that their imagination anticipates the plot and supports it. Admittedly we get the same expectation with the diamond formation but it carries less of a sharing dialogue just between the audience and the performer.
Magic is the art of proving impossible things in parallel dimensions that can't be reached
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So, has anyone heard from this lady recently?

She hasn't returned my PM's.....
MickeyPainless
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I'd be willing to bet Ms Jewels has been bogged down with finals at school! Winter break begins today for most students so maybe she'll pop in over the holidays!
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Merry Christmas Everybody-Hi Mickey,

hey ur right, school is really crazy, sssssoooooo hard this year!

I got my 2nd magic book for Christmas. Its called....hold on, let me get it.....Bound to Please, Simon Aronson. Got it from my Uncle. We are off for the holidays now WWWOOOOOO HHHHOOOOOOO!!!!! I will have some time to read.

Zach- thanx for the sending me the video's, I think they're great!

I got to see a video of a guy named bill Malone. OMG was he hilarious!! I was laughing so hard I could hardly catch my breath.

mickey what have you been doing?
hope everyone has been great!!!

talk soon,
jewels
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