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Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:36:18 -0500


Reasons for Decorating and Finishing Leather Items

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:22:25 -0500

Decoration is the means or process through which the appearance of an artwork is enhanced or made more attractive. Decoration of articles and works in leatherwork has several benefits or importance both to producers, customers and the product itself. Finishing is the treatment given to products to change, improve or develop their appearance or behavioral characteristics. This treatment improves the hand and makes the products very attractive. It is the final methods and processes of preparing the leather for use, of polishing, buffing or otherwise after the completion of the leather artifact. Some of the reasons for decorating and finishing leather items are discussed in this article.

Preparatory Processes Before Tanning

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:22:14 -0500

All the tanning processes go through these basic processes. They are important because they enhance and improve the transformation of skins and hides into leather. The preparatory processes include slaughtering of the animal, soaking, fleshing/ defleshing, dehairing, bating and pickling.

How To Produce Ten Different Lacing Styles

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:21:02 -0500

There are several lacing or thonging styles which though form part of the construction of the article, also improve the aesthetic appeal of the article. Some of these thonging styles are discussed in this article.

The Forming Techniques in Leatherwork: Gluing and Stitching

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:18:55 -0500

These processes ensure the permanent joining or securing of the various parts of the intended article together. Usually, small pins are used by some leather craft men to initially secure the pieces together as a final check before the actual stitching or gluing is carried out. Other leather craft men oversew the edges of the pieces temporarily together with cotton as a checker to test the general outlook of the article. The temporary sewing is very important because any corrections can be easily made before the actual and permanent stitching is done.

Socio-Economic Reasons for Studying Leatherwork

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:16:55 -0500

Leatherwork is an aspect of visual arts that concerns itself with the production of items and articles with leather as the principal material. It involves the various processes of preparing the skins (outer coverings of small animals) and hides (outer coverings of large animals) into leather and using appropriate tools and materials as well as techniques to produce leather articles. Leatherwork is therefore not limited to only the preparation of the outer coverings of animals into leather, but also, the production of articles using the leather obtained.

A Beginner's Guide on How To Draw

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:59:27 -0500

These are the basics on the art of how to draw for beginners. This includes people of all ages from 7 to 70 who love to draw but lack the confidence to start. The following will guide you to express yourself and fire up your creative imagination!

Fundamentals in Basketmaking

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:53:37 -0500

A useful introduction to the fundamentals of basketmaking with links to video and other informational sites. What is basketmaking? What materials can be used? What's involved in the process?

How to Prepare for Model Casting

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:20:07 -0500

Have you been called up by a model agency for a casting call? So sit tight, and read our guide carefully for you to ace your casting.

Ensuring Safety for Your Kids While Playing on a Trampoline

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:21:26 -0500

During winter or rainy season, you can pack away the trampoline and store it somewhere dry. The mat should also not have holes in it. If the mat is worn out, replace it with a good quality mat of the same size.

What Makes Natural Leather The Best Choice

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:24:32 -0500

Natural leather has several features that make it far more different from synthetic leather. These characteristics have to be known by leather craftsmen and students to help develop their taste and sharpen their judgment concerning 'fake' and real leather products. Some of the characteristics of natural leather are vividly described in this article. The aim of the paper is not to discourage leather craftsmen and producers from using artificial leather, but to accentuate the unique abilities of natural leather.

Finishing Techniques in Leatherwork

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:24:28 -0500

Finishing is concerned with the improvement of the hand and appearance of a product so as to enhance its general outlook and maximize its marketability potentials. It is essential that Leatherwork articles are finished in any of the accepted finishing techniques to heighten their design and aesthetic qualities. There are various appropriate techniques through which leather products can be finished. Some of these techniques are burnishing, waxing, polishing, spraying, texturing, patenting. using conditioners, soaps, and cleaners.

How To Differentiate Between Natural and Synthetic Leathers

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:24:26 -0500

Natural and synthetic leather share strong similarities in many respects. Therefore, it is important that we know their unique characteristics to make it easier to distinguish amongst them. Also, the prices of high-quality synthetic leather items are somewhat similar to those of natural leather. Owing to this, one may even be mistaken synthetic leather as natural leather. This article unveils the unique features of both natural and synthetic leathers while highlighting their strengths and limitations. This will assist leather craftsmen and clients who will be adequately informed about the types of leather to choose for the production of a particular article.

How To Fix Different Kinds of Fasteners on Leather Products

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:24:05 -0500

Fasteners are devices in metal, leather or fabric used for closing or locking and opening leather articles. They include buckle, press-studs, zips, velcros, toggle and loop, drawstring etc.

The Different Ways of Dyeing Leather

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:22:59 -0500

Dyeing is one of the major processes in the decoration of leather items. It is the process of permanently changing the color of leather by the use of a liquid colorant. The core fibers of the leather which are porous in nature absorbs and permanently holds the dye solution. The whole skin can be dyed before it is cut for the production of leather articles or parts of an already produced item can equally be dyed. However, when a whole leather is dyed, there is an even penetration of the dye.

How To Design and Produce Functional Items in Leather: Briefcase, Belt and Leather Suspended Chair

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:22:54 -0500

One of the interesting aspect in the field of Leatherwork is creatively manipulating the leather material to come out with aesthetically pleasing and functional products that can be used in playing various roles in our everyday life. This includes enhancing our personal outlook through the use of items for personal grooming like belts, briefcases for storage purposes and chairs for seating. The steps in producing these functional items have been discussed in this article.

How To Decorate Leather Using Tooling, Marbling, Dabbing, Printing, Painting and Patchwork

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:22:36 -0500

Increasing the aesthetic qualities of an item to be produced is one of the powerful means through which manufacturers win greater market share for their products. The leather craftsman must know these decorative techniques so that s/he can utilize them in improving the attractiveness of his/her products. This article gives a core description of tooling, dyeing, marbling, dabbing, painting and patchwork.

Enhancing The Aesthetic Outlook of Leather Items

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:22:25 -0500

There are various ways of heightening the aesthetic appeal of items produced with leather. Some of these include printing, carving or incision, embossing, weaving, in-laying, on-laying, thonging, stamping and scorching. These decorative processes have been discussed in this article.

Classification of The Uses of Leather

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:22:08 -0500

Leather has various uses in almost all the undertakings and activities of individuals, societies and the nation as a whole. Its immense use cannot be exaggerated. However, for purposes of easy identification and study, the uses of leather have been classified or grouped into seven namely, Clothing and body items, War and Defense, Education, Chieftaincy and culture, Containers for storage and services, Sports and entertainment and Industry.

Why Preliminary Designing Is Important in Leatherwork

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:00:44 -0500

Preliminary design refers to the designs that are made prior to the production of the real product in Leatherwork. They are usually in the form of sketches carried out on paper. Preliminary designing is of immense importance in the field of Leatherwork production.

Ways of Joining Pieces of Leather for Production

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:59:57 -0500

Pieces of leather are skillfully joined to produce leather items. The ways are varied and they are dependent on the particular leather item to be produced. Therefore, the Leatherwork designer must equip himself/herself with knowledge on how each of them is carried out. Some of the joinery techniques are described in this article.

The Rudiments in Thonging Leather

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:58:39 -0500

Thonging is a decorative way of securing or joining the ends of the pieces of the article together. A thong is a long strip of thin leather that is cut and used for thronging. The width of the thong varies depending on the size of the article to be produced. However, the common size is 1/8 inches while the size is further reduced to 1/10 inches if the article is very small. Leather to be used for thonging must be strong but thin. Usually, the type of leather used for the production of the article is used for the thonging provided it is thin. However, if a different colour effect is to be achieved, the leather craft man can dye the thongs. To create a continuous thong, the leather is marked in a continuous formation using a compass or any circular device.

The Four Steps in Producing Leather Items

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:58:29 -0500

Several items can be produced with leather. Some of these items include belts, purse/wallet, caps/hats, folders, pencil case, key cases and holders etc. However, there are some processes that when followed meticulously can help the leather craft man to produce functional and aesthetically pleasing articles. These processes include making a template, laying out, cutting and assembling.

The Effects in The Use of Leather Materials, Tools and Materials on The Health of The Individual

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:58:16 -0500

Leather as a material, as well as the tools, materials, and techniques used for its production, can pose serious health problems to the individual. The leather craftsman should endeavor to avoid the effects of these health hazards. Some of the effects that the tools, materials, and techniques in leatherwork can have on the individual are discussed in this article.

Terminologies Used in The Field of Leatherwork

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:56:28 -0500

There are various terminologies in leatherwork. The leather artist must understand these terms. He must perfectly know their meanings so that he can be a chief or exponent in the field. Some of these terms in leatherwork are discussed.

Kinds and Importance of Tanning in Leather

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:52:47 -0500

Tanning is the process of preparing or processing skins/ hides into leather using tannic acid. The raw collagen fibres of the pelt are transformed into a stable material that will not rot. The principal difference between raw hides and tanned hides is that raw hides dry out to form a hard, inflexible material that when re-wetted (or wetted back) putrefies, while tanned material dries out to a flexible form that does not become putrid when wetted back. The tanning process significantly improves the natural qualities of the leather such as its dimensional stability, abrasion resistance, chemical and heat resistance, its resistance to repeated cycles of wetting and drying.

The Uniqueness and Production Processes of Synthetic Leather

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:52:15 -0500

The synthetic or Artificial leather is a fabric or finish intended to substitute for leather. There are considerable diversities in the preparation of synthetic leather. The commonest technique is the use of calico. These are the processes through which the fabric is transformed into leather:

Creating Adventure

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:11:01 -0500

Working together with a fellow artist to create a work beyond the reach of each of the artists. Exciting and scaring and a huge adventure. Only possible in mutual surrender.

Scary Assignment

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:52:46 -0500

Why would you give an assignment to an artist? Should you be scared to do so?

How to Take Your Fashion Modeling Career to the Next Level

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:55:25 -0500

Truth is, fashion modeling is a truly competitive career, and the international stage poses a great deal of mental and physical challenge for which a fashion model has to go through an ordeal to prepare for. Check out this space for more details.

How to Become a Successful Female Fashion Model

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:48:29 -0500

Being a female model in fashion is intensely demanding and stressful for anyone, especially so for a female, because of the competition. Stay tuned for more details.

Definition and Characteristics of Signs and Symbols

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:13:40 -0500

A sign is any written or drawn representation that expresses or indicates the existence or meaning of that particular thought. On the other hand, a symbol is a representation of an abstracted idea with a sign, shape, colour etc. because of convention, association or resemblance. Signs and symbols are synonymous terms that express the same meaning. Symbolism is the ideas behind the symbols used for the production of the work. They are the suggestions through imagery of something that is invisible or intangible. This representation of the material object is not simply for its own interest or beauty, but as standing for an abstract idea.

Relevant Tips For Package Designing and Construction

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:56:53 -0500

Products must be packaged in a well-designed and constructed packages to attract clients. A wide range of tools, materials and techniques can be used in the designing and production of packages. Some of these materials include cardboard, metal, glass, plastic, fabric, straw, polythene, Styrofoam, etc. The choice of any of these materials for the building of a package is dependent on some factors.

Terra Jole

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:59:02 -0500

Do you know who Terra Jole is? Perhaps you have heard the name or seen her on one of her television shows. While she may not be a household name quite yet, there is a chance that more and more people will know who she is in the coming months.

Care Tips For Your Acrylic Displays

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:50:08 -0500

Acrylic is among the most popular materials used for display cabinets and display cases. You will also find acrylic display stands and acrylic display shelves that are suitable for your business to present products in an impressive way that attracts the customers. The good looks of the material are probably its best-selling point, it is a hard plastic that looks like glass and apart from the clear look, you can also find the plastic in several other colors so you can select what works best for your business.

All About Blanket Molds

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:37:51 -0500

Learn the types and methods of making blanket molds. Life casting is an exciting but challenging art that requires both care and practice to perfect the skill.

Questions To Ask When Hiring Film Production Companies

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:33:45 -0500

Are you in need of talents as well as help from experts for a film production project you are working on? If so, you won't need to be combing the streets inviting prospects to audition. In fact, there are so many matters you will need to focus your time and energy aside from prospecting talents.

Build Corporate Community With A "Battle Of The Bands" Extravaganza

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:38:19 -0500

Having a "Battle of the Bands" event is easy and a lot of fun but is not for every corporate business due to the cost. What it will do--if properly planned and carried out--is give all in attendance an evening of excitement and fun the likes of which most of them have never experienced and one they will always remember.

Model Agency: A Beginner's Guide

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:38:17 -0500

A model agency is a crucial place for a model's development and success in the fashion industry. This article will break down the different segments of how an agency operates and give you a clearer picture of their work.

Choose a Sophisticated Affair With a Hen Party Life Drawing Class

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:01:27 -0500

The question has been 'popped' and you have been asked to marry the love of your life! Finally the years you have spent planning the wedding of your dreams in your mind is now going to come to fruition. The search for that perfect dress starts and you look at all the different venues you can choose to hold your celebration.

Popular Adult Costume Ideas

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:00:35 -0500

Who says that Halloween is a holiday that is interesting just for the kids and teens? Adults can have fun too and that's why I present a short list of Halloween costume ideas for adults.

Rooftop Venues Provide Prime Viewing Areas for Events

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:54:47 -0500

Since the first multi-story building was constructed, people have been climbing to the tops of roofs for a better view of happenings below. Now, rooftops make perfect venues for watching special events in comfort and style.

Beauty and Abomination

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:57:21 -0500

Life exists of contradicting experiences. Which things do we want to see and which things do we rather forget? Is this possible without losing importance in life?

How to Find Wall Art That Compliments the Room It Is in

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:46:40 -0500

Above anything else in a room - art brings all the tangible components including furniture, fabrics and finishes together - but that is only where it begins. Through being prepared and enlightened, you should be well on your way to choosing art that will not only tie your space together... but it will make you feel that you belong to a place that is positively reflective of you.

How To Find an Acting Agent

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:34:51 -0500

If you are an actor and you are desperately in need of a role in a film or even a part in a commercial that will bring your acting career on the right track, then you need an agent and/or a manager. Everyone knows how tough it can be to start an acting career especially if you have no connections or relationships in this field. But if you have a passion for acting and have the necessary skills of becoming a star, there is no stopping you from becoming one. You just have to be determined and need an agent or a manager that will represent you.

Tips To Improve Your Book Reading Hobby

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:30:55 -0500

If you love burying yourself in books for hours, then you know how boredom, distraction and restlessness can ruin an otherwise good read. To be the best in reading, you must be ready and come up with ways of ensuring that you remain hooked to the reading to get the most from your hobby. With so many books available and tools such as e-readers that allow you to read your favorite book from your mobile device, you only need to make a few improvements to ensure that you get the most out of every book reading session.

The Need for Secondary Molds

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:06:44 -0500

Making secondary molds can seem a waste of time at first glance. However, there are instances when secondary molds turn out very useful and time saving.

5 Things Every Model Must Know About Modeling Jobs

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:38:27 -0500

Every model who has gone through modeling jobs knows the high demands of the job. Model knows that getting professional results requires a deal of preparation, time and energy.

4 Things to Consider to Be a Fashion Model

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:37:17 -0500

In terms of modeling, fashion modeling ranks up to be the toughest type of modeling and can't be successfully achieved without certain key considerations and knowledge of the industry. Here, we list out some important considerations to make.

Geri Jewell

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:08:10 -0500

Maybe you know the name. Maybe the face rings a bell. It's Geri Jewell and she has a story to tell!

Shading Techniques in Art

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:25:44 -0500

Shading is an artistic technique that ensures that drawn objects achieve a three-dimensional, solid effect on surfaces. An artist needs to appropriately select a shading technique that suits the item that has been drawn.

Artist's Portfolio: Its Quintessential Roles and Relevance

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:19:18 -0500

An artist portfolio shows the creative works of an artist. It is a blueprint of the identity of the artist and thus speaks for him. It is an evidence of his skills and knowledge in the field of art. There are two forms of portfolios that artists can create which are basically the softcopy portfolio and the hardcopy portfolio.

Schedule In Advance

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:10:21 -0500

It's tough producing content. I know - I do it for myself and my clients on a constant basis.

Tips on Finding the Best Children's Birthday Party Decorations Online

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:46:26 -0500

Buying party decorations online should be a quick and easy task, but if you want the best quality products based on your chosen theme, then you will want to make sure you purchase from a company that can be trusted, a company that will ensure you get your order within the shortest space of time. There are so many great children's birthday party ideas, which means that focusing on a theme for your party is the first step. When you focus on a particular theme, whether it be the Minions, a Disney Princess or Frozen, you can plan the rest of the party a bit easier, focusing on that one theme and basing everything else around it.

Hobby Or Profession?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:43:49 -0500

What is the consequence of your choice to be a professional artist? And how can you explain your work to people that are no professional artist?

Each Material Has Its Own Character

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:41:39 -0500

What input does the chosen material have in a sculpture? How can you use the material as an element of importance? Do you want to master one material or will you rather work with many different ones?

7 Reasons Why Kevin Hart Is So Successful

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:03:26 -0500

Kevin Hart is no doubt one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry today. On the surface, you'd attribute this to his wit, his energetic and funny stage performances, as well as his unique style of comedy; well, you're not wrong but there are definitely other factors that led to his successful career. Here's what we believe to be the 7 reasons why Kevin Hart is so successful. Kevin Hart's Success - He Quit His Job! Kevin Hart started out as a shoe salesman and was on the verge of making a significant career promotion when he was offered an opportunity to work with Nike. He however turned this off down and opted for his true passion - comedy. Kevin Hart took a leap and the rest is history. Making the most of Social Media - Kevin Hart's success can also be attributed to his presence on social media. He regularly uploads content vis-a-vis his daily activities thereby keeping his many followers entertained and inspired. Yes, Kevin Hart (on Ellen's show) admitted to inspiring others through his social media account to be the best they can be.

Influence of Industrialism on Arts

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:39:54 -0500

How industrialism and technology has changed arts in our lives. A new and thought provoking positive insight into the subject!

Modeling Precautions for Teenagers

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:48:08 -0500

Vibrant and beautiful teenage years are perhaps the best times to look into a career of Modeling. But these years are also characterized by inexperience and a being a vulnerable target for exploitation.

How to Dress for Interviews at Model Agencies

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:47:25 -0500

So have you submitted your applications to model agencies and got called down for an interview? Great work! But there's a whole lot more you have to do from now on.

The History of English Silver

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:53:11 -0500

English silver always has a deep, traditional, and rich legacy. Even, for a period of hundreds of years, English silver has been widely accepted as the finest, exquisite, and elite class of silver across the world. We should thank both the zealous and jealous traditions of those Guild of Goldsmiths and completely unique system of Hallmarks which have accelerated to make the classic English silver more premium in its category.

Teen Modeling Agencies: FAQs and Answers

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:17:06 -0500

Teenage years are undoubtedly the prime years for a model to develop in the industry. Beauty meets exuberance at this age. Here are some FAQs to be considered to make the right choice.

Pros and Cons of a Child Model Agency

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:07:44 -0500

Here are some of the pros and cons of a child model agency which may be useful to a parent in making a decision. Beware of fake agencies that prey on your vulnerabilities, and do thorough research before heading out to enroll your child.

12 Things to Do When You Are Bored

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:54:33 -0500

Are you bored? Really?

Chinese Export Silver Timeline

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:15:22 -0500

We regard Chinese Export Silver, or "China Trade Silver," antiques as a once-lost art. Why? Many 18th and 19th Century pieces were later inherited by generations of Americans or Britons, who presumed their silver to be of English or early-American manufacture.

Celebrities Who Are Nowhere Near As Tall As You Thought

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:28:43 -0500

Hollywood megastars, supermodels and top pop stars always look like they tower over everyone else, but how much is that down to their actual stature, and how much is it down to clever photography? If you thought you need to be six foot something to make it big, check out these eight top celebs that are nowhere near as tall as you thought they were.

Go Trampolining and Enjoy a Variety of Indoor Activities

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:09:22 -0500

The best thing, nobody in the family will feel bored for even a second as activities will be one and all to enjoy. With so many activities to play and enjoy, your family will surely like the outing above anything else. So, you should plan the weekend outing with care and above all, you should select only a fun place for the same.

Top 6 Considerations When Choosing the Best Model Agency

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:30:36 -0500

Interested in a modeling career? There are numerous agencies to pick from when considering a model agency, especially when you are a beginner.

More Palettes - The Many Moods of Summer

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 14:18:31 -0500

Here it is, only the end of July and yet it almost feels like "Summer" is over. Why is that? Time passes so quickly?

We Are Making Unique Wicker Baskets

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:22:17 -0500

There are four hundred species of deciduous trees and shrubs that can be found primarily on moist soils in cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Willow limbs are a tough wood with slender leaves and large fibrous roots. The limbs are remarkable for their toughness, size a tenacity to life and roots readily grow from aerial parts of the tree. Willows are very cross-fertile and numerous hybrids occur both naturally and in cultivation. A well known ornamental willow is the weeping willow which is a hybrid of Peking willow from China and white willow from Europe. Weaving with rattan core (still known as reed) is one of the more popular techniques being practiced because it is readily available. It is pliable when woven correctly and is very sturdy. Also while traditional materials like oak, hickory and willow might be hard to come by. Reed is plentiful and can be cut into any size or shape that may be needed for a pattern. The easiest baskets to make are those that involve using flat reed for the stakes and weaving with the round reed. Another advantage is reed can also be dyed to look like oak or hickory.

Presenting Spazioquadro (SPQ)

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:18:39 -0500

Innovation. Expression.

The Forgotten Ones

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:01:37 -0500

When we listen to a song on a record or radio we say he/she is good or not good. We don't think of all the other people who are responsible for bringing the song to us. The backing music is just as important as the vocal but the singer is the one receiving the praise - none for the session musician who plays the great instrumental break The people that compose the song are often not on the radar.

Rejection Affects More Than Your Emotions

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:35:19 -0500

As a writer, you would think I would get used to rejections. I wish that were true.

Stage Shows and Shakespearean Times

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:08:05 -0500

Shakespeare was the biggest playwright of the time in Renaissance England, a period that saw great many changes in all walks of life. In Shakespearean times, a play or a stage show had to be extremely versatile and suit every setting possible - indoor or outdoor, a public arena or a private audience. In most of these settings, all the characters in a stage show, male as well as female, were essayed by boys and men as acting was an exclusively male domain.

Kits Available to Learn the Popular Art of Molding Making and Casting

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:07:01 -0500

Kits that contain everything needed are the perfect choice for those who wish to learn the popular art of mold making and casting.Through this article,the author try to share his opinion on making mold and casting.

The Other Side on Selling

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:46:01 -0500

Selling your own work is not easy. The work is intimate. I can only create good work when it is honest and about real life, real feelings. So it hurts me when people say they don't like it. Not getting the point is no problem. I also don't always comprehend every art work I see, but from time to time the comments are really hard or insulting and that is not pleasant. Standing on a market makes you feel exposed. I consider my own work as good, I only fire it when I am satisfied and that makes selling on a market a bit like you're acting in a commercial.

How to Buy Art, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:41:33 -0500

What to do when you would like to buy a piece of art... Tips and tricks. Find an artist who makes what appeals to you. Look on the internet, there are various online platforms. Visit galleries or art markets. Ask around. Looking at art repeatedly will help you to determine what you really like.

The Life of a Statue

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:40:34 -0500

A sculpture also has a career, did you know? Some stages are described here.

9 Interesting Ways to Enjoy Books More Thoroughly

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:49:52 -0500

It's no argument reading can enhance your life, your children's lives, your business, your relationships and much more. You have every reason to want to make reading a part of your routine, but aren't yet motivated to devote the time. Here are some interesting ways to enhance your relationship to the written word.

Solvents and the Problem of VOCs

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:54:14 -0500

Solvents are an integral part of every art studio. But they tend to emit gases that can be quite harmful. Find out how to keep yourself safe in the mold making studio.

Why Should You Take the Family to a Trampoline Park for a Weekend Outing?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:39:45 -0500

So, families should plan weekends in a way so that every member can feel entertained in true sense. That's why, trampolining makes a great sense.

Essay - A Walk in the Moonlit Light

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:58:17 -0500

The essay has been written on the topic of "A WALK IN THE MOONLIT LIGHT". It include the scene, physical advantages and spiritual advantages as well as the feeling of individuals who are walking during moonlit light.

Top 10 Amazing Libraries Of 2016

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:09:04 -0500

For book lovers, libraries are the most wonderful places in the world. If you enjoy reading, you should never miss visiting the legendary reading areas that not only look wonderful but also house some rare collections of books from around the world. #1 Admont Abbey Library, Austria - If you are religious, you will fall in love instantly with the Admont Abbey library in Austria, the largest monastery library.

The Value of Magic for Connecting With People

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:39:37 -0500

A discussion pertaining to the different audiences that a magician may tailor his/her performance for. The types of audience and range of venues allow a magician to reach a wide audience and present messages as he/she entertains them. thus developing a deep rapport with this audience.

(From the Epic of Gilgamesh, and the Book of Enoch) The Passing of Enkidu

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:50:43 -0500

No human foot, henceforward had approached the grizzled half-human looking beast! And if so, if some had seen him, by what name would they have called him by, other than freak or beast? He had none. No one had previously sought him out, it would be in time said: the gods sent him. Whereupon one morn, a young lad was searching the forest for fruit, and came upon this freak of nature - The adolescent stood stone-still, like white marble, stunned as a white tomb of salt - Hence, he did not murmur a word, a breath, but ran back home to tell his father of what he saw; and of what to said, he described a hairy ape looking demon of some un-descript humanity in him, thoughtful at that. And the father told King Gilgamesh of Uruk, his boy's story.

Life and Works of Michelangelo

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:57:12 -0500

Michelangelo was an artist who created works of art of unique beauty. His works are so important and appreciated that we consider them as unattainable by human ingenuity. Michelangelo was an artist who was recognized as a genius in his own time. Various powerful people of the time ordered this great artist to carry out works in important places, such as, the San Pietro dome and the Sistina Chapel. Among his most significant works are the Piet? and David, who is one of most important symbol of the Renaissance.

Hypnosis and Haunted Attractions

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:42:04 -0500

Haunted attractions naturally cause patrons to fall into a trance. Find out how to use patron trance states to your advantage!

The Psychology of Haunted Attractions

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:41:47 -0500

Using psychological principals to make your haunted attraction better is the best way to enhance patron experience. Rather than spending hours and hour on detailed visual effects, many haunt owners can better spend their time cultivating their patrons' experience of sound and smell inside the haunt.

Difference Between Mold Making and Casting

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:08:24 -0500

Understanding the difference between mold making and casting will help novice artists in becoming skilled at both art forms. Through the article the author shares some important facts on mold making and casting.

Why Everyone Loves Twisted Balloons

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:34:14 -0500

Balloons are loved by young and old alike. A balloon artist may be one of the best choices for entertainment at the event you want remembered.

Art - For All to Enjoy

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:55:53 -0500

The mind of artists, how they differ from the average person can sometimes be a bit of a turn-off for anyone who's not artistically inclined. Some artists naturally assume everyone should have an appreciation for the arts. Some people haven't the slights clue about the world of creative people.

The Universe in Motion Parts IV Through VI

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:40:55 -0500

Underneath the Universe she palpates as if with sanguine ardor, as if she drinks the magic of the gods. She hisses and expands: loud she bursts, and piercing she is. She ripples with molting heat, and coiled verminous translucent light: flowing eyes, fair and fertile. She belongs to a jealous owner, who resents no intrusion, lest it should come with evil intent! And deeming themselves secure from his observations, bear in mind He is her creator, as well as theirs! The Universe is elastic, a living thing, always moving her substance always in motion: filled with orbiting globes, nebulas glow, - drooped like branches, and looped like horseshoes. She wears a threadbare tunic of matter, antimatter, atoms. She devours suns, broken easily under her teeth, swollen, suffocated to a strange fever, tossed into a black hole, wider than earth's solar system, then passes them quickly in her belly-

The Universe in Motion Parts I Through III

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:39:39 -0500

Forevermore, and from the beginning In an endless motion everything goes Flows unruffled-: the heavens above, The pit below, the planets, stars, and the Cosmos; bodies, nature, space, the abyss, The flashing of thunderbolts, heat, cold, Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and the Vastness of the whole: follow their course. Through whatever travel time allowed them By Almighty God-all is on the run- All have a journey, all in the spread of Things, spread to every end of creation! All motion in the universe goes, flows Devoid of end. Man with his very Eyes, can see things that bind things. See space and time bend, matter quiver!

The Hyperborean Mythos The Irony of the Taxidermist (And the Lilith and the Birdman)

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:38:12 -0500

Lilith: she-devil! To understand the story you are about to read, which in essence, is the small part of this sketch or prelude, you must understand the background; thus, be patient with this writer, and we'll get to the gory stuff momentarily. (January 8, 57 A.D.) With the breath of perdition-Lilith, gaunt winged and with a cragged back, and austere frothing from her lips, beheld her doom, her veils of foaming fury, ere, to be scant, from this day on, she was lashed with ropes, senseless she lay where the archangel put her, as she dimly was heard shrilling as of an unknown bird, as the folk of London looked on, as did the Roman soldiers, intently, as well as the children that stood by, witnessed in merriment in the aspect of the she-devil whose garments were draggled and stiff and stained with dry mud, and blood, from the fight, became restrained.

The Anonymous Asmodeus ((Old Testament Demon) (Poetic Prose))

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:37:09 -0500

You don't hear of him much nowadays, but he's around, been around for a very long time, the ancient demon, Asmodeus, a baneful creature, from a mummy-like abyss. And this is a story of his nature, awareness, and of his presence. As in some pestilential mist, he sluggishly clogs his way, likened through a muddy riverbed in dreams in the circuit of the mind, like a fair and baneful succubi, trying to rape men, beasts or maidens, producing a nightmare, while sitting on their chests, in the midst of a midnight moon. And like a thief in the night, Asmodeus did slip into my dreams last night, this hell-born demonic beast, as if into a cell and its nucleus, ere. Why? Perhaps he was unable to calm his agitation with me, that I discovered him out, early on that afternoon, the one so many have in the past had to use exorcism to beguile him to abandon his home away from home! Perchance, I offended him, and this was his frightful penance, demons can be counter punchers, as well as instigators; they tend to have a ghoulish hunger, and incubus-like desires.

Worlds Beyond Lair of the Venusian Worm (In Three Parts)

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:34:55 -0500

It was well known Dr. Marge Johnson of the Louisiana Space Station, one of the leading and foremost and youthful scientists, possessed amid her far-stretching theories of Mars, and life on Venus (and perhaps both places being resting charnel, a place of once great sufferings, and now a lone graveyard of bones, in essence, two world sarcophaguses). For Ms. Johnson, a much kept secret from all her men and women envious scientists; for her more than theories, part from being a magician she could-so she felt- prove, her hypotheses. It was plain in 2034 A.D., she would be the first woman on Mars, and thereafter Venus, if the edifice went according to plan. She had ascertained regarding Mars' interior, things as it required ((Quantum Elucidations) (brainstorming in essence)) given only by wizards of long ago legends, who spoke in riddles and rhyme, that none at the Space Station could interpret, or if they could, were too farfetched to ponder on. But her ardor for the unknown and owlish irony of it, superseded all their mown.

Before Light (Or: 'Terrestrial Darkness')

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:32:19 -0500

In the time of torrential darkness, when the night was older than the sun-or so it gave the impression, for eons, within earth's solar system, a period between space and time, that can't be accounted for but was, when the earth brooded for the sun, and the moon had a miasma noxious influence, an anomalous night light creeping through the deep atmospheric cloud of earth, trying to penetrate its eldritch darkness, yawning to shed a tinge of graceful light upon earth, being but a few rays at its brightest moment and sharing but a tenth of that, at midnight was the earth's nocturnal age. During the closing of this period, earth`s demonic race was awaiting its one time ruler, Lucifer; but the heavenly battle was so harsh it disrupted the whole solar system; thus, came the nocturnal ages, one passing onto another. And therefore, little to nil, life in all forms had to barely survive the long night, which goes for earth's foliage, and sea life, to include, among the left over legitimate parts of humanity or subhuman humanity, life that had survived in the leagues of blackness, they survived deep in the deep ebon hollows

Artistic Decisions and the Flow of Energy

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:01:51 -0500

With an openness of mind that doesn't attempt to regulate the flow of artistic energy, it becomes easier to assess all the factors which must be considered for addition to or removal from any one of our works. A mindset that doesn't take into account the critical opinions of others finds that it is much smoother to sift through the elements of a piece so that they coalesce naturally into the artistic structure we were seeking. The more the decision-making process takes on the characteristic of a smooth flowing stream of artistic expression unregulated by social conventions, the doubt and fear will dissipate and the power of choice will operate naturally and with ease.

Intensity of Emotion in Art

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:51:42 -0500

The intensity of emotion is best expressed by using the dynamic methods of an art form. Every creative subject has its own formalized approaches for the use of dynamics, but in general dynamics are tools we can use as options for increasing or decreasing the amount of emotion flowing between artist and audience. The proper use of dynamics is as a diagnostic tool for testing, measuring, and adjusting the intensity of emotion in an art form. A gradual change or a sudden impact basically comprise all types of dynamic categories, but it's the combination, structure and timing of each of these elements that alter the distribution of emotional intensity in creative work. By pushing some dynamic factors to extremes and reducing others to levels where you'd hardly notice their presence, you begin to get a feel for how each factor will interact with every other factor in your art work.

Emotional Time and Space Grid

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:58:51 -0500

Art expressed with a narrow range of dynamic components translates into emotions expressed within a narrow band of feeling. To expand feeling one has to expand the range of dynamic elements to approach the analogue quality of human emotions. Once the force of an artwork has captured the attention of the mind it is brought to the emotional time and space grid. Attention begins to pool and collect in that area of the mind and reverberates. Attention pours into that point of disturbance and rises into a stretched wave, suspended across time, as the mind continues receiving a constant stream of stimuli. The wave rises and falls as the signal increases and decreases in intensity or volume. Art brings creative work to this point when the convergence of factors impacts the mind with sufficient force to call forth or evoke a particular emotion or emotional experience.

Resins And Their Types

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:46:39 -0500

Advanced technology has made it possible to actually create three dimensional solid objects out of nothing but liquid plastic. Learn about the types of resins, their properties and specific use.