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Exploring the Artistic Side of Camping: The Beauty, Freedom & Mindful Benefits of Camping

Camping is an activity that allows us to explore nature and appreciate the beauty of the outdoors. But it can also be a form of art, allowing us to create something unique and meaningful in the process. Art is a way to express ourselves, and camping can provide us with an opportunity to do just that. Camping can be used as a tool to explore our creativity and develop mindful practices that allow us to reconnect with nature. By understanding the definition of art and how it relates to camping, we can gain insight into how we can use this activity as a way of expressing ourselves while enjoying the freedom of being in nature.

The Creative Process Involved in Planning & Preparing for a Camping Adventure

Planning and preparing for a camping trip is an exciting and creative process. It requires research, organization, and creativity to make sure that the camping adventure is safe and enjoyable. From researching the best campsite to packing the right camping supplies, there are many details that need to be taken into consideration when planning a camping trip.

The creative process involved in planning a camping adventure can be broken down into three main steps: research, preparation, and execution. Research involves gathering information on the destination, climate, terrain, wildlife, and other relevant factors that may impact your trip. Preparation involves gathering all of the necessary supplies such as tents, sleeping bags, food items etc., as well as creating an itinerary for each day of your trip. Finally, execution involves following through with the plan you have created and making sure everything goes according to plan during your camping adventure.

Discover the Beauty & Playfulness of Nature Through Camping

Camping is one of the best ways to experience the beauty and playfulness of nature. From the sights and sounds of the outdoors to the thrill of exploration, there’s something special about camping that can’t be found anywhere else. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a first-timer, there’s something for everyone in nature. From hiking in lush forests to swimming in crystal clear lakes, you can discover a world of beauty and adventure when you go camping. So come explore the beauty and playfulness of nature through camping!

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Conclusion: Appreciating the Artistic Side of Camping

Camping is an activity that has been around for centuries and is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a great way to take a pause from the busy, fast-paced life in the city and reconnect with nature. However, it is important to remember that camping isn’t just about practicality; it’s also an art form. From the way you set up your camp to the way you cook your meals, there are so many ways to appreciate the artistic side of camping. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced camper, taking time to appreciate the beauty of nature will make your camping experience even more enjoyable.

Dogs in English and American Painting

Dogs were and are a popular motif in the visual arts. Especially in England, but also in America, they held a special position.

Dogs as a popular motif for visual arts in England

In England, dogs have been man’s faithful and best companion for centuries. In the late 17th century, purebred dogs were the exclusive preserve of wealthy landowners and nobility. They were often depicted as companions in individual and family portraits.

In the 18th century, they gradually became the actual motif of art and represented the pride of the owner. It wasn’t her performance that mattered here, but her looks. Various races stood out in these depictions. Greyhounds, Mastiffs, King Charles Spaniels, Pugs, Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, Foxhounds, Beagles, and French Hounds were particularly popular.

In the transition to the 19th century, a more scientific approach to animal husbandry emerged in England. The selective breeding of dogs to “improve” the population was widespread in aristocratic circles. Dogs were now used more and more in sports. Pointers and setters were added to the popular breeds.

In addition to depictions of hunting and sporting dogs, there were now also portraits of purebred dogs and pet portraits.

Especially in the reign of Queen Victoria, the dog increased in English painting. Her fondness for dogs and dog breeding had a major impact on her understanding of art. Many dog ​​breeds were imported into England under her and found a place in portraits. Breeds such as Collie, Newfoundland, St. Bernard, and Great Dane became more popular.

But her penchant for pet portraits, in which she could have her dogs in her immediate environment, is also reflected in the general taste in art.

The artist Sir Edwin Landseer in particular gained importance through the influence of Queen Victoria and her passion for collecting his works.

I Love Chihuahua

Transition to the 20th century

The theme of the dog in art became a topic of general public interest. Dog shows and articles about dogs by famous people sparked interest.

Parallel to the development in England, a handful of artists in America who emigrated from Europe specialized in portraying dogs. They brought their style of painting with them from Europe and continued their tradition in America.

Dogs for visual arts in America

In contrast to England, however, the popularity of dogs in America was not based on the taste of the royal family. There was no monarchy or aristocracy here. Wealthy public figures, such as Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, influenced popular tastes and thus influenced the dog in art.

3 Games with Beautiful Art-like Design

Smartphone gaming

 

Although I not only carry around the classic parental reservations about computer gagging but am also completely unable to play video games myself, I have bought three game apps in the last few months, much like simulation games. Simply because they are so beautiful. After all, art is not only available in museums. Three gaming beauties are now here in a mini-series.

1. MONUMENT VALLEY

Princess Ida is on her way. In the ten chapters of the game MONUMENT VALLEY, she must find her way through confusing architectural worlds, traverse buildings of impossible geometry, and overcome optical illusions and spatial illusions that M.C. Escher would have enjoyed – and which he probably also godfathered.

Ida’s path through unreal architectures

The players control Ida’s small, white, headscarf figure through a universe of stairs, ladders, columns, bridges, and corridors, but at the same time have to turn, push and crank the architecture so that Ida can reach her goal at all. Because it has to reach its goal; she is on a mission to be forgiven for unknown reasons.

A computer game of great optical poetry

Sometimes her journey through the dimensions is a bit eerie, but always of stunning optical poetry. Ken Wong from the independent game studio Ustwo is responsible for this.

Award-winning game app

Not only for Ida, but also for the player of MONUMENT VALLEY there is a clear goal, but until he gets there, he has quite a lot to tinker; Ida’s world is of great constructive complexity and sophistication. Every scene is a feast for the eye and the spherical music is a treat for the ear. With us, the whole family is in love with Ida and her cosmos, and we are not alone. Since its release in 2014, MONUMENT VALLEY has received a myriad of critical reviews and awards.

2. TOCA NATURE

TOCA NATURE is the latest creation from Stockholm-based studio Toca Boca: an app where even smaller children – from the age of six, suggests the official recommendation – can build biotopes and play with animals in them. The starting landscape is a large bare rock on which you can create trees, lakes, and mountains. By means of a magnifying glass, the player zooms into an area of the landscape – and gets into the depths of a natural cosmos that he has built himself.

A self-built natural cosmos

Between trees and rivers, there are plants to harvest and fish to catch: food for the animals that appear during the game. The water splashes, cuckoo calls, and crickets chirp – sounds that make for a very nice game atmosphere.

Subtle graphics, Nordic atmosphere

The graphics of TOCA BOCA are pleasantly different from the cartoonish cuteness of many computer games: landscape and figures are kept in angular, prism-like shapes and look a little like origami; the color spectrum is limited to subtle pastel shades. The vegetation and wildlife with its bears, wolves, and deer tell of the origin of the game from northern climes.

 

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3. ALTO’S ADVENTURE

Canadians have a flair for snow, so it’s no wonder that a Toronto studio called Snowman has created the most beautiful digital snow imaginable. Playing ALTO’S ADVENTURE means snowboarding across the screen, listening to relaxing music, and sometimes crunching steps in the snow.

A tour through digital snow designed in Canada

But the utterly wonderful thing about this game is the landscape through which you glide while avoiding obstacles, skipping over abysses, collecting llamas, and backflipping. A matt pastel-colored mountain world, two-dimensionally cut out of fine paper, changes its colors from the morning light to the deep night.

Forces of nature in front of pastel-colored mountains

If you leave the game for a few hours or days, you will always continue snowboarding at the time of day you left off before. Nature is just as unpredictable in ALTO’S ADVENTURE as it is in real life. Sometimes there are thunderstorms, and it thunders from the tablet or mobile phone. However, the flashes here are just as poetic as the moonlight.

My daughters, do not share their mother’s computer game inability, like the snowy landscape, the changing lighting atmosphere, and the gameplay of ALTO’S ADVENTURE. While they initially found that you have to wait too long for new elements to come into play in this endless game, they have developed into Alto Addicts with increasing practice. Did I want that?

Treating Vintage Watches As Art

Vintage Watch

 

Worldwide, billions of euros are involved in the trade of used watches where owners would even buy a premium quality single watch winder for their precious possession. And also in the Netherlands, second-hand Audemars Piguets, Patek Philippes, and Rolexes are sold like hotcakes. Enthusiasts easily deposit thousands of euros.

Compare it to the market for classic cars, says Jasper Lijfering, owner of Amsterdam Vintage Watches. “The product is new and hard to get, as with Rolex, which is very exclusive with certain models. As a result, there is a lot of money in the market.”

The 25-year-old took over the company from his parents. The cheapest watches in his shop start at 2100 euros, and the most expensive one costs 65,000 euros. Lijfering can count rapper Lil Kleine among his clientele, who clearly shows his love for expensive watches via Instagram.

Stand the test of time

According to Lijfering, the fact that people are willing to pay such an amount for a vintage watch can be compared to art: “It is not subject to fashion and has stood the test of time. In addition, you buy a story and emotion. You don’t buy a Rolex because it runs better, but because it lasts a lifetime and you might want to give it to your son afterward.”

In total, there are 5 billion euros in the market for used watches, according to research that Bloomberg writes about.

Traditional companies are responding to this, such as jewelry store Schaap en Citroen, which opened their boutique Vintage Watches a month ago in the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam. The Swiss luxury brand Audemars Piguet started this year with the sale of used watches of the brand.

Craving nostalgia

The popularity is partly fuelled by the desire for nostalgia, the craftsmanship of the past, Raoul Mulder explains. He follows fashion and watches closely, because of his job as a manager in the Amsterdam branch of clothing maker New Tailor. “It is also a bit of a counter-movement, in which the classical elements come back and the great of a few years ago no longer fits in.”

Mulder, who himself wears a Rolex from 1972 (“How expensive it was I prefer to keep to myself”), also makes the comparison with a classic car: “It is much more fun, despite the start-up problems and the fiddling. Isn’t it fantastic to have a watch that winds itself up?”

Gucci vs. Hema Hotels

In addition, a watch is actually the only piece of jewelry for a gentleman, according to Lijfering. “Aesthetics play a big role. And also human nature: that you want to have what someone else can’t get.”

It is therefore also a way to express yourself, he adds: “A T-shirt from Gucci is not a hundred euros better than one from the Hema.”

The growth is partly due to the fact that since the crisis ‘value has been looked at differently’, says Mike van Kinderen, director of marketing at Schaap en Citroen.

If you want a special watch, you can’t escape the market for used ones. Because there are few new copies, the price of pre-owned watches is inflated. “A second-hand piece is worth more than a new one sometimes,” says Van Kinderen.

Origin

The most extreme example of this is the auction of a steel Rolex Daytona from last year, for about 15 million euros. “That was also due to the previous owner,” says Evert Stodel, who also works at Schaap en Citroen.

“That was Mr. Paul Newman himself, after whom a Rolex dial is named. This watch also had this dial, so everything came together, it can’t get much more extreme,” he says enthusiastically. “A similar kind of watch was also auctioned a few months later for only three tons, which is still a bizarre amount of money of course. But the origin is certainly important.”

Lego for adults

The collective value, which is therefore also influenced by the previous owner, partly determines the price, Stodel explains. “Small children collect that one Lego brick or Dinky Toys, adults do that with watches.”

They are guided by emotion, for example, because they like to look for a watch from their year of birth. Stodel: “It’s new and can’t be found anymore, then it will be the vintage market.”

In order to meet that demand, Schaap en Citroen is ‘actively’ looking for used watches. “We do this, for example, with visits to auctions and advertisements.” The company also accepts watches from customers ‘who sometimes want something different’ as a medium of exchange. From whom and to whom the company (re)sells watches, the gentlemen do not want to say: “We do not really make statements about our customers.”

 

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Check

For Lijfering, too, the hunt for new pieces is the most challenging part of his job. “We get a lot from private individuals: people who want something different, or have inherited something or have ever received one from their act,” he says. “Or, if they need money, for that matter.”

A lot of time goes into checking, but that is of great importance. “Collectors want to make sure he is the way he came out of the factory in 1950. Of the thirty that we are offered, we buy one on average,” says Lijfering. Then it takes another three months before the piece is in the store, the first maintenance is done.

Original condition

“The coolest story? That was from a gentleman who brought two Rolex Submariners because he found the 6000 euros that Rolex asked to have them overhauled too expensive,” says Lijfering. “He had once bought them for 300 guilders, for his work as a diver. He wanted to sell them because he went blind.”

Because the watches were still in their original state, the market value was around 20,000 euros. “If he had had them overhauled, they would have been worth less,” says Lijfering, who could then resell them for just over 20,000. How much profit he made on it, he does not want to say.

Imitation?

Before jewelers accept such a watch, it is of course checked whether it is a real one and whether it has not been stolen. “There are sometimes pieces in between that we can’t accept,” says Stodel. That does not necessarily mean that it is a fake, but it can be a composite watch, ‘marriage’ in professional jargon.

“Then, for example, a different dial is used to make it more expensive,” stodel explains. “We don’t participate in that, that’s a slippery slope because the pieces are no longer original.”

‘Parallel market’

The expensive watches are also popular among criminals, but they do not come in at Schaap en Citroen, so assure the gentlemen of Schaap en Citroen. “These men are not customers of ours, they buy their watches on the parallel market,” says Stodel, skilfully bypassing the term “black market.”

At the jeweler, they strictly adhere to the procedures to prevent money laundering, van Kinderen explains. “Every customer must identify himself or herself if he or she wants to pay an amount of 10,000 euros or higher in cash. This already excludes that entire segment,” says Van Kinderen.

Blingbling

Criminals do indeed usually get their watches in other places, explains crime journalist Paul Vugts. “That of that parallel circuit is true: they get their bling-bling from traders where you as an ordinary customer do not enter,” he says.

Criminal Danny K. was even convicted on the basis of overheard conversations at a dealer in expensive exclusive watches, says Vugts, who followed the trial for Het Parool.

“These criminals often spend their first money on expensive watches, expensive cars, and expensive girlfriends with whom they sit at VIP tables in certain batting clubs,” says Vugts.

The shot criminal Gwenette Martha is known to have been a great lover of the watches of Audemars Piguet and two expensive Rolexes were found in Jason ‘jayjay’ L., suspected of involvement in liquidations.

Ways on How Social Media Makes Us Creative

When the artistic mojo is low, social media can help foster much needed creativity. Although technology can inspire creativity, it’s important to strike a good balance between offline and online activities.

By disrupting your regular life, exposing you to a varied audience by Social Boosting views that will help you view things differently, helping you to break through mental barriers, and encouraging you to laugh more, social media may aid in your creative process. These things will all immediately enhance and support your imagination.

1. Social media disrupts your schedule

The regular routines that most people follow might eventually restrict their creativity. Because of this, it’s crucial to be able to occasionally break free from it. Using social media is a fantastic method to achieve this.

On these, nothing ever stays the same from day to day, and most users post anything they feel like at the time.

For instance, you could be enjoying your morning coffee when you notice a funny video from The Dodo. When you see something like this, it can inspire you to do something, and before you know it, you’ve produced a masterpiece on social media that has proved popular.

2. You might encounter many viewpoints thanks to social media

Social media makes it possible for us to interact with individuals from all over the world, thus platforms are likely to introduce you to new acquaintances who have various cultures and worldviews. Due to the exposure to outside viewpoints, this may help to foster an increase in creativity.

To be innovative, you must step outside of your comfort zone, which permits you to conduct study and pose inquiries. Therefore, take advantage of social media to your advantage and learn about topics that you may not otherwise encounter.

3. You can laugh thanks to social media

Any social media network you visit is sure to include some hilarious stuff. Social media will always find a way to make you smile, whether it’s a buddy sharing a humorous tale or a brand-new meme that makes headlines.

 

An Artist Makes Portrait of You Beloved Watch

Rolex

 

As the first watch portraitist in the world, Julie Kraulis invented a new art genre: the meticulous drawing of iconic timepieces in enlarged versions.

For her collector customers, watches are the ultimate luxury, for artist Julie Kraulis, luxury is that until recently she did not need a watch. “Now I bought one for the first time,” says the 36-year-old blonde proudly from her home studio in Toronto, Canada. The reason? ‘I am so grateful that I have been able to continue working for the past six months – my job has always been corona-proof. But now I’m really busier than ever,” she says.

Kraulis does not seem to immediately fit into the stereotypical serious and mostly masculine image of the average watch lover. ‘It is indeed still a predominantly male world, but that is precisely why I stand out’, says the artist, who is involved in the enlarged drawing of iconic watches on a daily basis. ‘It’s mainly about private assignments, occasionally I’m also asked by brands and companies.’

Omega invited her to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the moon landing. She drew the Speedmaster, the watch astronaut Buzz Aldrin wore when he walked on the moon on July 21, 1969. At the ‘Lost in Space’ event that Omega hosted at the Tate Modern, Julie Kraulis was the ‘special guest’, along with actor George Clooney and Buzz Aldrin. ‘An unforgettable evening.’

Iconic watches

Until five years ago, it was mainly publishers who came knocking on her door. Kraulis started her career as an illustrator of art and children’s books. ‘An Armadillo in Paris’, for example, a cute publication from 2014.

‘For a while now, I felt the need to dive deeper into a subject. Until then, I kept jumping from one expertise to another. Until I happened to see an article about the most iconic watches in history. I’m hugely intrigued by timelessness anyway. How ironic, right?’

In 2015, Kraulis drew a watch for the first time. Not on a perfect scale, but quite magnified. ‘I think that gives the watches their own personality in this way. Not only the size but also the different styles and characters of the watches are magnified,” kraulis explains. ‘Moreover, zooming in gives me the opportunity to go into extra detail.’

 

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Watch collectors

And that is necessary. Mistakes are not allowed in her work, even the smallest inaccuracies are noticed. ‘Watch collectors know their watches down to the smallest detail. These are often vintage models. I love the patina and the small defects in those pieces.’ Defects that of course do end up on the drawings. ‘I never get to see the pieces myself. Are you crazy? They are far too expensive. I do my own research and receive tons of photos from the owners.’

When Kraulis’ first drawings ended up on her Instagram account, she soon found herself in the crosshairs of watch collectors worldwide, who easily pay 4000 euros for a pencil drawing of her hand. The first order came from Peter Goodwin, an avid watch and car collector. He immediately ordered three drawings of his favorite Rolex watches that he puts in a Rolex watch winder to hang in his garage. This way he could see all his treasures together at a glance.

Craftsmanship

In the years that followed, Kraulis’ drawings ended up on walls all over the world. In California, there is a work of hers next to etching by Rembrandt, and works by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Not bad company. ‘I really had no idea that so many people were passionate about watchmaking. And for years I didn’t catch it either, that passion for a small object on your wrist.’

Until the Canadian was invited to the headquarters in the German municipality of Glashütte by the prestigious label A. Lange & Söhne at the beginning of 2019. ‘There I was literally blown away by the craftsmanship that creeps into the watches. I spent hours in the different studios. Under normal circumstances, I would have taken a watchmaking course myself this summer, but it has been postponed until further notice.

Watch influencer

What has also been postponed: the delivery of her very first watch: an A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 in rose gold with a silver-plated dial from the year 2002. Nicely paid. “I’m not a watch influencer, no. (laughs) My independence is very important, I consider it an enrichment to be able to work for different brands and personalities.’

She made drawings for Tag Heuer, and also in the boutique of A. Lange & Söhne in the Upper East Side of Manhattan hangs a work by Kraulis’ hand. But auction houses also have her on the radar. In 2017, the Phillips auction house asked Kraulis to join them in residence in the run-up to the auction of actor Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona watch.

Whoever grabbed the watch at the auction itself – which went under the hammer for no less than $ 17,752,500 – could console themselves with a drawing of the jewel. The prints worth about 1000 euros each flew out the door in less than an hour.

Top Reasons Why You should Visit Art Museums

If you’re someone who doesn’t get out much, or perhaps you just don’t think of art museums as something fun, then read on to discover the top 3 reasons why you should visit an art museum. A visit to an art museum is a wonderful opportunity to see masterpieces, learn about different artists and improve your eye for beauty.

Art Museums are Educational

It can be surprising to learn that a visit to an art museum can actually be very educational. However, most art museums have information boards that explain the significance of the art on display. Visiting an art museum is not just about looking at beautiful paintings.

While you will get to see some beautiful art, you can also learn a lot while there. You can learn about the artist’s inspiration, the history of the time the piece was made and why it is significant.

Visiting an Art Museum can be Very Relaxing

Many people believe that art museums are just for art aficionados and connoisseurs of beauty. While this is certainly true, there are many benefits to visiting an art museum even if you aren’t an art expert. A visit to an art museum can be a very relaxing and therapeutic experience.

Art is a wonderful way to relieve stress and clear your mind, and visiting an art museum is one of the best ways to do this. Visiting an art museum can actually help you combat anxiety and insomnia, and it can also be therapeutic for people who suffer from depression.

Art Museums have Great Events You can Participate In

Art museums are destinations that have events and activities, and these are a great way to get more out of your visit. Most art museums have events like artist talks, workshops, guided tours and special exhibitions that you can participate in while visiting.

Visiting an art museum can be a wonderful experience. However, there are many benefits to visiting an art museum on a regular basis. If you’re someone who enjoys art and activities, you should research for some museum events and visit the place.

Technology is Not Compromising our Creativity

Critics claim that technology is limiting our capacity for creativity, yet when properly applied, it may have quite the opposite effect.

Technology is criticized for a variety of reasons, one of which is that it hinders or outright kills creativity especially if you have plenty of Instagram followers, otherwise, check out instagram followers panel. The critics assert that technology accomplishes this in many ways.

For instance, they claim that the smartphone’s ability to keep us occupied whenever boredom threatens prevents us from thinking creatively as we could otherwise. And the Internet, according to detractors, provides us with an infinite supply of content that we can use as a model for anything and draw from, duplicate, or even steal. Meanwhile, social media acts as an echo chamber for our thoughts, reducing the creative conflict that generates novel ideas. Overall, it appears that technology, creativity, and innovation are at odds in the views of many people.

Information is fostering creativity rather than stifling it.

But does technology restrict artistic freedom? The general population was informed that this outcome would occur when the first video games were introduced. Science now demonstrates that playing video games can actually encourage people to become more creative.

Despite the fact that video games constitute only a minor portion of what we refer to as technology, the negative reaction that comes along with any big cultural change can be seen in the claim that technology in general kills creativity. Additionally, there are always drawbacks to major change. Even in terms of creativity and unique thought, the advantages of technology vastly exceed these negatives.

Technology expanding the audience for artists

Technology not only supports creativity, but also fosters it. Anyone with an Internet connection can improve their skills and be inspired by others through websites like YouTube, and meeting sites enable aspiring musicians, authors, and filmmakers to come together and discuss concepts and methods.

Technology has eliminated obstacles to artistic accomplishment that existed in the past. Because of the Internet, artists from remote communities can reach a large audience on the other side of the world, and as a result, we can enjoy forms of creativity that were inspired by quite different civilizations, which enrich our own.

The Advantages Of Green Art And Decor

Spring is a time when you embrace change. Wouldn’t it be nice to feel like this all year round? A few shades of green in your home are a great way to infuse your home with those positive feelings all year round.

Green colour therapy

Green is a great colour choice for any room in the home, especially a common or family space. Recognized worldwide as a calming and therapeutic colour hence the term the green room, it is often used by psychologists at the end of a colour therapy session to calm the mind. It creates a positive vibe throughout the room when used as the main colour.

When deciding on your home décor or wall art, you can use templates available on the internet. For instance, the birthday zoom background templates from Supportivekoala allow you to customize your images. With the images that you can autogenerate, you can be able to create green wall art or décor perfect for your home.

Health benefits of green décor or art

A great way to bring greenery into your home is to buy plants. They are reasonably priced and can bring the colour scheme to as numerous rooms as you want. Plants may even have some health benefits as they help us breathe, among other things. They release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. This makes them a natural partner for human beings. Plants in your home complement almost any green colour scheme and can also help introduce green into another colour scheme without disrupting it.

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Positive atmosphere because of the green art decor

Green is the colour of growth, everything new and new beginnings. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the positive feelings of a new beginning every day? By using green art decor in your home, you can reap the benefits of one of the most natural colours on the planet every day.

Increase of productivity

More than a few studies including those from the University of Michigan have shown that you can increase concentration by up to 20% when working near plants and green art decor. Whether real or just for decoration, being in nature improves human productivity.

The Importance of Art in Clothing and How It Affects Wardrobe Choices

 

Art in clothing has become a popular trend over the past decade. It is not just about the clothes, but also about the creativity that goes into them.

One of the most popular fashion art pieces is dresses made from recycled materials like plastic bags, paper, and old newspapers. These dresses are designed to make a statement and to show how art can be used in clothing. The most famous example of this is Alexander McQueen’s dress made from a newspaper called “Shade.”

A Look at the Artistic Process Behind Creative Fashion Designs

The artistic process behind designing fashion can be a complex and lengthy one. Designers are trying to balance creativity with practicality, while also staying true to their own personal aesthetics.

Designers need to keep in mind what the customer wants and what is currently trending in the market in order to ensure that they can produce an appealing design that will sell.

The designers have to stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends and stay on top of their own creative process in order to produce designs that will appeal both creatively and commercially.

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The Creative Process Behind the Clothing We Wear

The creative process behind the clothing we wear is often overlooked. The fashion industry is a billion-dollar industry that has an impact on everything from the economy to the environment. Fashion designers are constantly trying to stay one step ahead of trends, and they have to think about all aspects of the design process.

Designers need to think about what they want their clothes to look like, how they will be made, and how much they will cost. They need to keep up with fashion trends in order to stay relevant in their field and make a profit. They need to consider environmental factors such as water use, energy consumption, and waste management when designing new clothes or considering how clothes are transported from one country or continent to another.

The Art of Printing On Clothes

These days, with the help of the internet, artists are free to create their own sketches and designs. Printing technology allowed artists to feature their works of art on t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and even on items like mugs and bags. The creativity of artists is boundless.

The brand, y2k clothes since its inception has included in its products works of artists in many ways. From new designs to new prints. The brand has always featured a one-of-a-kind wardrobe that is both stylish and fashionable.

Social Media for Artists and Creatives

Social media is a powerful tool that can be used to promote your work and connect with your audience. It is also a great way to get feedback on your work, which can be valuable for an artist.

The use of social media has grown exponentially in the past years. More than 2 billion people are using social media every month and more than 1 billion of them are active on Facebook every day. This number will continue to grow and it is important for creatives to understand how they can best use this tool.

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Social Media Advice For Various Artists

Social media provides a platform for creatives to be able to share the work they are doing with others who might be interested. Creatives can also use social media platforms as a way of finding inspiration and sharing it with their own networks. Finally, social media gives creatives a chance to engage with other people in ways other than face-to-face.

Which Platforms Can You Use To Promote Your Art

Social media platforms are a great way for artists to promote their work and get discovered by a wider audience. However, there are so many social media platforms out there that it can be hard to know which one is best for you.

The most popular social media platforms for artists Social media is the new frontier for creatives. Artists can use social media platforms to share their work, connect with other artists, get feedback on their creative process, and even build a following. Here are the six most popular social media sites for artists:

  • LinkedIn: This platform is used to establish professional relationships with those in your field and utilize the social network’s resources to find opportunities that could lead to a new career.
  • Facebook: Although this site has been called out for its algorithms, it is still widely used for connecting with friends and family. Facebook also has valuable marketing tools such as apps and ads that can help artists.
  • Twitter: This platform is highly effective for sharing information on industry-related news and announcements that in turn leads to more exposure. Artists can also gain followers from their peers.
  • Instagram: The massive platform was created for the millennial generation and has been vital in helping artists get their work out there.
  • Tumblr: Due to the site’s visual content and media sharing platform, it has proved to be a great resource for artists.
  • TikTok: A fairly new social media platform that has become popular with the youth has become a favorite place for artists to feature their work through a short 60-seconds video. Getting more views on TikTok is easy through Social Boosting Service. This service will help you get TikTok views and followers in the most natural way possible.

How to get started with Social Media as a Creative

There are many ways to get started on social media as a creative. Here are some of the most common ways:

  • Posting your own content
  • Reposting other people’s content
  • Commenting on other people’s posts
  • Creating a hashtag for your niche and engaging with others who use that hashtag
  • Collaborating with other creatives in your industry to share each other’s work

Conclusion: How to Hit the Right Audience With Your Art Using Social Media

Using social media to promote your art is a surefire way to reach the right audience. Facebook is the most popular social media platform in the world, with over 2 billion monthly active users. This means that if you are looking for a large audience, Facebook is your best bet. Twitter has over 328 million monthly active users and Instagram has over 700 million monthly active users, so these platforms also have a large audience. If you are looking for a niche audience, then YouTube may be the best place for you.

All of these platforms have their own pros and cons, so it is important to do some research on which will work best for your particular needs before deciding.

How to Turn Your Art into a Profitable Skill?

Creating art for fun can be a stress-relieving hobby, but monetizing it and turning it into a profitable skill can take it to the next level.

Starting an Art Business

If you’re an artist who wants to make money from your skills, here are some tips on how to turn your art into a profitable skill. This post will help you understand what is needed to monetize your art and ways to do so.

There are many artists who create art as a hobby, but few of them succeed in turning this activity into a profitable business. The reason why most artists don’t succeed is because they don’t understand the complexities of running a business, marketing their services and finding clients willing to pay for their work.

Know Your Costs and Revenue Goals

The first step to turning your art into a profitable skill is knowing what it will cost you. Basically, this is applicable to any business you have whether it is about selling alt-style clothing, running a restaurant and whatnot. This is essential for understanding the amount of time and money you need to invest in your business.

Knowing your costs as well as your revenue goals will help you figure out how much time you need to put into your business and what kind of profit margin you can afford.

Define Your Art Skill Niche

Before you can even start thinking about how to turn your art into a profitable skill, it’s important to know what type of art you want to do. You need to find a niche that is popular and in demand. There are many online resources that can help you find the right niche.

Develop Your Art Business Skills

One of the most common mistakes artists make is not developing the skills they need to run a business. This problem can be addressed by taking classes in marketing, accounting, and other aspects of running a business. The best way to learn these skills is through an online course.

There are many free or affordable courses available that teach everything from bookkeeping to SEO marketing. These courses will help you understand how to market your services, how to effectively handle money, how to find new clients and how to price your art for sale.

Integrating Art To Your Household Fridge

Opened fridge at a dark kitchen

 

The time when the refrigerator was a white, humming polar bear in the corner of the kitchen is, fortunately, a thing of the past. In fact, contemporary artist Pablo Lücker transforms the Samsung Bespoke fridge into the coolest eye-catcher in the home.

Hiding the fridge behind a kitchen door? A shame, says Samsung. The brand prefers to transform household appliances, which are what the guys from https://northvancouverappliancerepairs.ca can fix, into striking design interior pieces. Such as the Samsung Bespoke refrigerator, which you can also completely compose in terms of color and layout. Handy, because it always fits perfectly with your kitchen. Modern and Glam, for example. Or do you prefer trendy lavender? The choice is huge and the handy design tool makes you the designer.

Cool artwork

With a color palette that ranges from light pink to navy blue, the Bespoke fridge has always made a statement in the kitchen. But Samsung is now joining forces with Pablo Lücker, who has really created a one-of-a-kind refrigerator with his exclusive artwork. Because why couldn’t a refrigerator also be a work of art? ‘Functional items in the home are visually given an increasingly important role in our interior’, says the artist. ‘Moreover, the fridge often has a central place in the kitchen. For me, this is the reason to turn it into a work of art.’

 

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Everyday design piece

The artist has previously worked with brands such as Porsche, Uber and W Hotels. For Samsung, Lücker took care of the Bespoke refrigerator in the color Cotta Beige and provided it with its unmistakable signature: an optimistic and modern interplay of lines. ‘I think it’s cool to give everyday utensils a new value with the help of art,’ he says. ‘The fridge as an eye-catcher, which you talk about when your visitor offers a drink at home. Or as a work of art where you can dream away after a busy day at the office.’

A breeze

The Pablo Lücker Bespoke is not for sale, but more than ever it shows the potential power of the Bespoke Samsung fridge: that of a cool eye-catcher in the kitchen. Curious? Through samsung.com/bespoke you will discover all the colors, materials and styles of the refrigerators. Let’s design!

 

Thera 360 Sauna: Your Portable Personal Sauna – Boost Brain Function And Creativity

There is a type of therapy that saunas follow. It is known as thermotherapy. For thousands of years, the therapy has existed, wherein traditional saunas in Finland being the ones most studied until this present day.

In general, saunas are small chambers/rooms heated to a temperature between 65°C (150°F) and 90°C (195°F), often with unpainted, wooden interiors and with temperature controls. Rocks may also be included as part of the heating element as they absorb as well as release heat. When water is poured on these rocks, steam is created. The main purpose of a sauna is for relaxation, where individuals mellow out in the heat. Saunas come in several type based on the way the room is heated, including:

  • WOOD. Wood is utilized to heat the sauna rocks and the room. Usually, this type of sauna has a low humidity and high temperature.
  • ELECTRICITY. Like saunas that make use of wood-burning, saunas that are electrically heated have low humidity and high temperatures. The heater is attached to the floor which heats the room.
  • INFRARED. Infrared saunas make use of special lamps that generates light waves to directly heat the body of the person, not the whole room as what wood-burning and electrically heated saunas do. Usually, while infrared saunas have lower temperatures (about 60°C) compared to other saunas, the person still perspires as they would in other types of saunas.
  • STEAM. Rather than dry heat, steam or moist heat is used and where humidity in the room is high.

Thera 360 Sauna – Your Portable and Personal Sauna

Because of the many benefits of sauna, a lot of people regularly visit the spa, sauna club or sauna house to take a sauna bath. Some were successful at building their own sauna room at home for easy and unlimited access, whereas others purchase a portable sauna as they are much cheaper but still provide the benefits of a traditional sauna.

Infrared saunas are particularly becoming popular these days. The thera 360 sauna is a portable sauna that features their TheraFusion™ InfraRed Technology and proprietary Natural Earth Element Full Spectrum Infrared heating panel that is fashioned with natural Tourmaline gemstones which produces a wealth of negative ions.

These negatively charged ions are believed to raise oxygen flow towards the brain, helping improve one’s focus, decrease drowsiness, as well as boost mental energy. These ions are also thought to increase the amounts of serotonin (happy chemical; mood stabilizer) in the brain.

With the portable thera 360 sauna, users can obtain the health benefits of saunas and enjoy their sauna sessions in the comforts of their own home.

Sauna Use Boosts Creativity and Brain Function

Among the health benefits of sauna baths or sauna therapy includes detoxification, reduced inflammation, pain relief, muscle relaxation, improved sleep quality, increased metabolic rate, better immune system, and boosted energy.

Apart from these, it is also though that regular use of sauna can boost one’s brain function as well as creativity. This is because sauna use raises the levels of two significant hormones that are crucial for brain function and creativity:

  • Norepinephrine – hormones that stimulates attention and focus
  • Prolactin – hormones that promotes the growth of myelin which help in faster brain function and aid in the repair of damage to nerve cells

Understanding the Art of Lying

 

Our lies frequently serve a purpose whether we are using a lie detector test or not: to secure us or others while maintaining respect for them. The fact that we tell tall tales for “a good cause” rather than pure greed is proof of this. But how could you master this nuanced and charitable art form? We provide some advice…assuming, of course, that you don’t blush when telling stories.

Maintain a positive attitude:

“There’s always that point in every presentation when the magician risks being detected,” Jacques H. Paget*, illusionist and negotiation expert, explains. When he makes a ball “disappear” while it remains hidden in his other hand, for example, he may tilt his head to the side, a movement that the audience may automatically interpret as a sign of cheating.

Make use of the telephone:

It’s sometimes easier to lie over the telephone. “Don’t anticipate me to spend lunch with your mother because I’m still at the dentist,” “I’m driving through a tunnel with no signal…” It’s natural; you can make up stories without having to manage your attitude, reflexes, or reactions to curious eyes. The only drawback, according to Claudine Biland*, is that “we must be able to manage our voices.”

Rep the following scenario:

If you want to tell a tale, you must first integrate it as a full-fledged theatre part. “Being an artist entails more than just memorizing lines. It’s also important to get in touch with your emotions and thoughts. “These are the items that will most likely mirror your comments,” Rosine Margat*, Director of the Cours Simon in Paris, remarked.

Do not exaggerate:

For the third time, you phone a friend to reschedule a lunch date. As she listens to your flawlessly oiled arguments, she becomes skeptical; there is simply too much justification. To prevent being discovered, you reason that you should make your story bigger: the greater it becomes, the more trustworthy it will appear.

 

Why Road Trip Unleashes Your Creativity

Working as a creative is a gift – whether you’re an entrepreneur, writer, designer, or aesthete, being able to work on stimulating, right-brained tasks on a daily basis is a gift.

But eventually, you’ll reach a snag, and your creative well will seem to have dried up. The majority of the time, slogging through those days (or weeks) when motivation and creativity are missing is achievable. However, there are situations when more drastic actions are required.

Here’s why you should take an unexpected road trip on your vacation and how to make the most of every mile:

Driving trains your brain to think in new ways.

Have you ever gotten to work in the morning, gotten out of your vehicle or a semi tow truck near me, and discovered you were utterly preoccupied throughout your journey, and you can’t recall how you got from your house to your office? You went into “autopilot” mode and successfully drove across roads and highways without injuring yourself or others without even realizing it.

You’ll be able to see things from a different viewpoint.

There’s no need to justify taking a few days off work to go to a different location; research show that immersive travel experiences boost workplace creativity. According to Columbia University experts, the more time spent living and experiencing a new location and culture, the more likely one is to be artistically successful.

Unscheduled time allows you to think freely.

Don’t expect to be “traditionally” productive in any way. Expecting to go on a road trip while also writing a new book, screenplay, or three months’ worth of material will be demanding and possibly unsatisfactory.

During travel days, things happen. Something will always go wrong or take longer than intended. Avoid adhering to a strict timetable since it may stifle your creativity.

The beauty of road trips is that you have complete choice over where you go and how you get there – there are no airports to race to or trains to catch. Keep your eyes open; the more you look, the more you’ll see, and the clearer your path will become.

Art and Marketing: An Exciting Collaboration

Marketing, apart from SEO and the use of backlink strategies – Link Building Services & Packages: 100% Editorial White-Hat Backlinks, collaborates with influencers behind the world of arts.

The Power of Collaboration

Today, the world is highly influenced by strong visuals as presented in major social media networks. That’s why eye-catching labels and designs play an important role in today’s marketing efforts. Regardless of age, people like to dwell on inspiring visuals, regardless of the social media platform – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or even TikTok. The same is true in the real world, people like beautiful things, in the room, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, on the table, or even when you are out for travel. As the saying goes, Art is for everyone and it is definitely true for anyone from all walks of life.

In marketing, eye-catching visuals, original content, interesting stories, and good packaging attract the customer’s attention. In recent years, manufacturers of high-proof alcoholic beverages with artistically designed labels have attracted particular attention. In the meantime, champagne producers, as well as beer and water manufacturers, are also focusing on art on the label.

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Collaboration grow awareness of the artist along with the product

Collaboration with excellent, globally known artists is extremely preferred. Generally, the business gains from the degree of attention and the status of the artist. This is referred to as the multiplier effect. Obviously, the artist’s followers also help support the whole thing. A known illustration and leader of this has been Absolut Vodka. Around the 1980s, the business employed one of several modern-day arts, the pop art image Andy Warhol. The big accomplishment of the marketing campaign opened the way for even more famous collaborations using artists like Keith Haring and even professional photographer Annie Leibovitz. The famous Dom Pérignon has additionally made special editions together with the performer Björk, Karl Lagerfeld, as well as the excellent director David Lynch. With the slogan, Can you taste art, the Mumm sparkling wine developer is moving around with limited exclusive editions. Art also delivers its greetings through the beer segment which delights many art fans with its collection of art in many forms.

Marketing: Rely on newcomers and improve your image

Of course, it also works the other way around: Newcomers in the art industry who are even less well-known can increase their awareness through cooperation. A plus point for marketing: The promotion of art is enormously image-enhancing for companies. Such commitment is well received by the public. PepsiCo is currently following this path with its premium water LIFEWTR. The creatively designed labels should enable the artists to break through and increase their popularity.

Art campaigns beyond labels

Incidentally, as Absolut Vodka impressively proves, there is more potential in art campaigns than just label design. The Spritmuseum emerged from the former company museum of the vodka manufacturer. It presents exhibitions related to alcohol culture in Sweden. The company also presents the highly endowed art prize “Absolut Art Award”.

The topic of label design can be explored in greater depth. This created a separate exhibition area that offers an enormous number of suggestions, especially for marketing experts and manufacturers of labeling technology and labels. In addition, the new trends provide all marketing experts with a special source of inspiration for all forward-looking marketing strategies.

8 Reasons Why Safety Boot-Making Is An Art

Safety Boots

 

Safety boots manufacturing takes time and planning. Everything must be founded to confirm both comfort and safety to the worker wearing them. Attention to detail is at the guts of the method, from the primary pencil stroke to packaged boots.

1. THE DRAWING

Much like a future building must have inspiration from an architect, work boots must undergo a conceptualization phase. The technical drawing will become the bottom and pillar of the manufacturing process. It’ll be the reference at each step, from setting out to end.

2. THE MODEL

Once the technical drawing is complete, it’s essential to form a three-dimensional version of the merchandise. The form of the mold or shell allows the construction of the particular boot and checks the mandatory space to confirm foot comfort. Each model requires its own form which will create all dimensions to adapt perfectly to any or all foot sizes.

3. THE PATTERN

At this step, every bit is ready to be assembled. First, the technical drawing is affixed to the shell to work out the situation of seams and holes. Next, this is often how the form of each piece is defined to form the boot. Finally, they’re produced then submitted to the expert at the subsequent step.

4. THE CUT

Once the pattern is completed, the cutter uses it to perform a certain and uniform cutting of every leather piece that may form the complete boot. The cutter will select the leather in keeping with a part of the boot and bet on the instructions indicated on the technical drawing.

 

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5. THE STITCHING

This stage involves joining together the pieces cut at the previous phase. It’s also at this step where the layers of leather are overlaid in their appropriate places. Finally, the front and back of the boot are where every part is attached to. The finished element is termed an “upper”.

6. THE ASSEMBLY

This step is where the security boot really takes form. The expert begins by gluing the counter and also the inner protective toe. The upper is then mounted on the shell defined in Step 2 to suit the boot’s shape. When adding the steel or composite shank, this phase ends.

7. THE OUTSOLE

The process is getting toward the top when adding the outsole to the assembled boot. Like vulcanization, polyurethane injection or XPAN, an injected rubber technology that reduces the outsole weight by approximately 50%, different methods are wont to fix the outsole on the boot.

8. THE FINISHING

At the finishing stage, the journey of the work boot ends. This can be when the ultimate touch-ups are made, and therefore the focus turns to aesthetic details. Before placing the finished boots in their box, the footbed, laces, and labels are added.

In addition to researching several production stages, efficient, comfortable, and safe work boots with a composite toe require the involvement, expertise, and talent of the many artisans and specialists.

 

5 Tips for CG Artist Recruitment

Graphic Artist

 

Today, to share tips for artists getting started within the industry, Marilyn Friedman – Animation Mentor VFX member and former Head of Outreach for DreamWorks Animation – drops by the Animation Mentor blog. Assessing university academic programs as they pertained to the studio’s varied production needs, Friedman spearheaded the Dreamworks’ educational outreach initiatives.

In staffing all animation studio production and technology groups, Marilyn led DWA’s world-class team of recruiters before her outreach role. She was to blame for the continued staffing of Academy Award-winning Shrek further because of the sequel, Shrek 2. The primary and second computer-generated films to be produced at DreamWorks Feature Animation, Shark Tale and Over the Hedge, also came under her watch.

We are grateful to Friedman for sharing some of them here on the blog as she is filled with insightful information for aspiring artists. Here are her five recruiter tips that top recruiters are doing. Enjoy!

 

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1. Production experience

For eager, young individuals meaning to enter this field any form of production experience is immensely useful. The foremost obvious would be to get an internship, although it will be difficult to return given the number of accessible spots.

2. Be a part of a sequence

Engaged in a collaborative project during school would be a solid way of demonstrating an understanding of the assembly pipeline. A 15 or 30-second animation shot will be dealt out among several individuals. Everyone on its team has a region of responsibility and is working within a pipeline – towards a standard goal – on schedule and on a budget! Working collaboratively may be a key “soft skill” and is another good outcome of functioning on a team within a pipeline.

3. Learn to find out

Don’t think you’re an expert, or are “done.” On the contrary, this industry has never been static and is additionally not for the faint inside. Stay current together with your CG skills and always work to boost your soft skills.

4. Know the industry

Know the businesses that require your skillset. Know what’s possible, attainable, and your passion. There are growing needs for college students with animation, visual effects, and digital media skills in other industries. These are all game-changers. Working in high-end VFX and having animation studios might not be the “only” career option you’ll be able to make a choice from.

5. Networking is critical

Industry affiliations are a straightforward way to stay connected with like-minded people, moreover as be visible to potential employers. As an example, volunteering at events like SIGGRAPH or CTNx is a huge opportunity for learning, exposure to the industry, and dealing with professionals on an ongoing basis.

And if you wish a bit extra encouragement, just remember what James Cameron once said, “There are many talented those who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they overthought it, or they were too cautious and were unwilling to form the leap of religion.”

 

Watching TV Shows to Learn Art and Music

Watching Art shows on TV with kids

 

Into your regular homeschool routine, do you need help working art and music? Good news: the solution could be as simple as some well-planned TV time. Watching the correct music and art TV shows, that are available through abonnement IPTV or IPTV subscription, can go a protracted thanks to making sure the arts have a spot in your homeschool days.

While there’s an abundance of viewing options for subjects like history, math, and science, the choices for the humanities aren’t quite as plentiful. Even so, the shows available for art and music can still be incredibly helpful with incorporating the humanities into a busy homeschool day or season.

MUSIC & ART TV SHOWS FOR KIDS

Music-themed TV Shows

LITTLE EINSTEINS

My kids both loved Disney’s Little Einsteins after they were younger, but I’ve always loved the way this preschool series infuses music and art into each episode. While I appreciate the stress on famous works of art, I especially appreciate how each adventure highlights a major piece of music even more.

Not only is that piece of music weaved into the background music of the episode, but it’s also worked into the storyline itself, making it a natural, playful thanks to learning music appreciation through TV.

MAESTRO

If you’re looking to feature some comprehensive biographical study in your TV time, this one could be a good way to be told more about well-known composers. Maestro, available through Prime Video, is a documentary-style series and features one composer per episode.

Worth noting, due to its length and documentary-style presentation, Maestro is maybe best-suited for middle schoolers and teenagers.

THE NOTEKINS

On the opposite end of the viewing spectrum, BabyFirst’s The Notekins series could be a perfect music-themed program for your littlest learners. The series features seven friends who represent each note. In each episode, The Notekins visit an instrument and explore fundamental music concepts along the way.

Art TV Option for Teens

Available through Amazon Prime Video and YouTube are most of my favorite art TV options. Here’s a fast have a look at them:

ART WITH MATI & DADA

Ideal for introducing art to elementary kids, this YouTube cartoon channel features a series of short biographies on well-known artists from around the world. While perusing their playlists, you’ll find episodes covering Leonardo engineer, Michelangelo, Vincent Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Rousseau, Henri Emile Benoit Matisse, Jackson Pollock, and lots of more.

 

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ART FOR BEGINNERS

The Art for Beginners series on Amazon Prime could be a great option for homeschool art instruction. In these short tutorials, Em Winn walks viewers through the method of making kid-friendly art projects using watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and more. Don’t let that throw you off as the episodes themselves are cataloged as movies on Prime. The whole series is worth checking into!

  • Drawing and Watercolor: Painting an Abstract Face
  • Drawing and Painting: Pear with Oil Pastels
  • Drawing and Watercolor Painting Birds in Birdcages
  • Drawing and Watercolor Painting a Mandala Design
  • How to Paint an Abstract with Acrylics

There are plenty of other episodes during this Art for Beginners series. You’ll browse the remainder by looking for Art for Beginners on Amazon Prime or by scrolling through your “customers also watched” area.

THE JOY OF PAINTING

My kiddos and I are huge Bob Ross fans, so there’s no way I can make a listing of art TV shows that don’t include his iconic thrill of Painting series.

I realize these paintings aren’t necessarily beginner-friendly, but there’s still plenty to find out from these episodes. From terminology and techniques to encouragement and inventive thinking for moments gone wrong, this show is an untapped resource for homeschooling families.

CREATIVE GALAXY

Amazon’s Creative Galaxy may be a fantastic art TV show for younger elementary kids and preschoolers!

As they find unique ways to unravel problems through creativity, it follows the story of Arty, Epiphany, and other friends. Each episode ends with a related art project or activity that children can enjoy, making this far more than a show to observe.

Also, unlike many TV shows for youths, these activities and projects usually give the looks of some kids are hanging out together instead of “at school.” That alone makes Creative Galaxy especially homeschool-friendly.

ART FOR TEENS HUB

I love this video series of art tutorials because it does an amazing job of empowering and inspiring kids to possess fun with art. We mostly intercommunicate Art for teenagers Hub for the character-based drawing tutorials, but there are many episodes that feature specific art mediums. Those may be especially helpful in helping kids get comfortable with new or less-familiar varieties of art.

 

Apps for art, culture and night out

art-apps

The world is full of art and culture. We have to find it. Discover the most hidden museums and exhibitions, the smallest theaters, and even the craziest operas, thanks to new digital tools. Or learn about objects that are very unobtrusive. Sometimes even near you. Make unprecedented cultural discoveries with these cultural apps – see Cydia free.

Geopedia

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia for everyone that everyone knows. What is not well known is that many of the entries have geographic coordinates. Earlier versions of the Wikipedia app were able to find “near” Wikipedia entries based on the location of the smartphone.

Wikipedia has since removed this feature from the app. However, the independent app Geopedia will continue to perform this feature and use OpenStreetMap’s free maps. The app also supports Android’s native text-to-speech engine, which can read Wikipedia articles aloud.

– Download Geopedia from the Play Store
– Price: Free, no ads
– In-app purchase: None

 

Smartify

Are you attending an exhibition and want to know more about the photos on display? Smartify scans your photos and works of art to prepare the appropriate description. To listen as a kind of audio guide, you need to purchase each content individually. The app also searches for museums and galleries in your area.

– Download Smartify from the Play Store
– For free
– In-app purchase: Yes, content

 

DailyArt Daily Art History

Why did Van Gogh cut off his ears? Who is the woman in Picasso’s portrait? How did Jackson Pollock create his photo? DailyArt displays familiar images and provides lesser-known background information about the work of art and its creator. This app is also an exciting horizontal entry for those unfamiliar with the art.

– Download DailyArt from the Play Store
– Price: Free, Advertising
– In-app purchases: Yes, one-time € 6.49, delete ads

 

Facebook Local

Not all bars, galleries, cinemas, and restaurants have their own websites. But almost all of them have Facebook entries. Facebook is aware of this and publishes its own app for personal travel planning with Local. The abundance of places is similar to that of Google Maps. However, what makes the app special is the trap.

Locally, you can add locations to calendar lists and events. Notify your friends and get notified at the right time so you don’t miss anything on the go. You need a Facebook account locally.

– Download Facebook Local from Play Store
– For free
– In-app purchase: None

Giving Away Homemade Art For Christmas

Would you like to give away something for the next Christmas that is really something special for the recipient? Your gift doesn’t have to be something fancy from shops like Shein, Ralph Lauren, or Solo Gifts. You can give something that you made yourself and call it art. If you do not feel that you are financially up to the traditional art market and have not yet really explored the new sales channels on the Internet, where you can purchase a large selection of artistic works inexpensively, perhaps you can give away art that you have produced yourself.

Enlist your child’s creativity to make art

Well, even if you’re not a Picasso, there are some ideas on how to make artistic or craft items yourself that you can use to bring real joy to other people.

You can even encourage your kids to paint pictures that can be categorized somewhere between art and design. Encourage your child’s creativity. It is best to give your children a connecting topic so that creations can arise that can really inspire an adult.

For example, enlist your children to decorate granny’s kitchen with their work of art. You can use paper cuttings to hang in the kitchen. Or frame a paper cutting on food and other kitchen items that you can hang on the wall fronting the work table.

Adults can do art too

Adults are (unfortunately) mostly far beyond the realm of uninhibited and free artistic development. In other words, you only dare to give art as a gift when an art connoisseur has assured you that the watercolor / the photo print / the lead glasswork / is really artistically valuable and therefore exquisite enough to be given away.

There are many people who are actually into handmade things. It doesn’t matter whether they are called art or just something that please the eye because they have a particularly beautiful design or are made of particularly beautiful material.

And this is exactly how you as an adult come out of the “I-don’t-dare-to-make-art” bias – with a kind of mental trick:

  • They do not make art – and do not claim to be – they simply make something beautiful themselves that exactly matches the preferences of the recipient and is therefore sure to please them, and leave it up to them to perhaps even call it the gift of art.
  • The “art” can definitely lie in the beauty of the material, in the calming effect that simple and beautiful design unfolds in repetition, or in the idea of ​​getting help with the production of unusual handicraft work.
  • You can get a unique and beautiful knitted scarf with a single flower as a pattern, the stem of which is embroidered with a leaf suggestion. Anyone can do this with appropriately thick needles. You could do calligraphy and give your best friend a whole new cooking feeling by making very special stickers for your beautiful spice containers.
  • In the big city you can try out almost everything for the purpose of making gifts that the recipient might like and enjoy, and while studying you can also create a small work of art, for example, a self-made glass bead. Even in smaller towns, there are always some artists who could ask you if you can experiment with the materials used under supervision.

As long as you stay out of the area of ​​kitsch-laden door wreaths made of synthetic material and the like and prefer valuable materials and simple shapes, there is a high probability that something tasteful will emerge.

With this in mind, we wish you a nice, contemplative, and, above all, creative pre-Christmas season!

Art Can Improve Mental Health And IQ

Painting and sketching are highly accessible and entertaining things to accomplish many individuals prefer to paint or draw in their spare time, and it can help them improve their IQ. Painting and sketching may benefit you in more ways than you think, and they are more than just a leisure activity or a pleasure. If you are looking for an IQ test or want to know your average IQ, you may visit IQ test gratis.

Increase creativity

Painting and painting would undoubtedly stimulate one’s imagination. They’d paint amazing pictures of buildings, people, and locations. People might also choose to express their feelings through abstract art. As this would need the construction of personal works, one would be required to employ his artistic abilities. These hobbies would thus benefit brain growth. For right-brained or artistic persons, painting and sketching would be good means of improving the creative skills that they already have. People who are left-brained or analytical, on the other hand, can stimulate and increase their creativity. Painting is a great way for analytical left-brainers to stimulate and foster their creative potential. Practice and attention, two abilities inherent in left-brain individuals, enable these individuals to develop creative talents at their own speed.

Better memory and IQ

Painting improves memory recall and sharpens intellect through conceptual vision and application. People who regularly engage in creative activities such as writing, painting, and drawing have a lower risk of getting memory loss disorders as they age. However, the health advantages of painting and drawing are also appreciated by those who suffer from illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. Although kids may have memory issues, allowing them to engage in painting and sketching might assist improve their recall abilities. They may encounter less difficult conditions of their ailments when they strengthen their minds through imagination and thought. As a result, despite their disability, people may be able to participate in a variety of activities.

Nurture emotional intelligence

Through the process of painting, artists express their emotions. This approach invites artists to examine their own emotional conditions and assess feelings they may not be aware of. For many artists, expressing themselves via painting is a healing process. In fact, therapists recommend painting or sketching as a therapeutic option for individuals who have had psychologically difficult experiences. Experimenting with various painting forms helps you learn what activates feelings such as happiness, sadness, love, or rage. The feelings you feel while making this work frequently reflect on the individuals who watch your paintings. Painters have the capacity to provide joy to others by sharing their good attitude with onlookers. Painters who have this skill are a better company for themselves and those around them.

Enhancing interpersonal/ communication skills

Painting and sketching serve not only the individual but also the people around him by improving one’s personality and emotional stability. Because the individual will be able to respond to the emotions felt by others, these individuals will be able to share the beneficial benefits of art. The individual who engages in such art may brighten other people’s days and help them cope with any hardships they may face. He would be an amazing companion for the people with whom he interacts because he has better control over his emotions. Another point on the extensive list of health advantages of painting and sketching would be the ability to enhance one’s communication with other people. Because art is about expressing one’s inner ideas and feelings, he may convey all of these inexplicable emotions via paintings and sketches. Individuals may overcome their flaws by employing art to break free from personal restrictions.

Painting In The Bedroom

The typical person spends 8 hours every day in their bedroom. The bedroom is a place to unwind and enjoy romance. If you plan to design your bedroom, you should be aware that the atmosphere is determined by a lot of elements. Calming colors on your walls and in your chosen artwork create a peaceful ambiance in your bedroom, and if you want to buy a bed for your bedroom, head here to chesterfield bed where you can discover a comfortable and high-quality bed.

Color advise for a soothing bedroom

For a calm bedroom, it is best to choose a simple color palette. Earth tones are very suitable for this. The color blue also ensures a better, calmer night’s sleep. The colors green and yellow are also soothing colors for the bedroom. These colors make people sleep longer on average. The color red is known for giving energy. This may be a good idea in terms of passion, but it can have adverse effects on your sleep. Purple is therefore also less suitable for the bedroom.

Sober colors

Sober simple colors are easy to combine. The color variants on white and gray are often timeless and you can easily combine them with, for example, pastel shades. By using lots of calm colors, your bedroom will look bigger. It’s best if you match the art you are going to hang in a sober bedroom with this simple style. Photography art fits nicely in this type of interior. For example, the painting  Departing swan ‘ fits nicely in a sober bedroom.

Departing swanNatural shades

The natural shades such as clay, terracotta, sand color, and moss green radiate an honest, pure atmosphere. You go back to your roots, as it were. It is nice to have wooden furniture in this atmosphere, such as a desk made of scaffolding wood. A painting with an African background, such as Sossusvlei complements this set beautifully.

Colors that comfort Sossusvlei

Soothing colors for your bedroom allow you to relax. Cold blues make your room look cooler, while warmer blues give your room a cozier look. The painting  Cloud Blossom is ideal as art for a calming bedroom.

Cloud blossoms lifting colors

You can also choose to hang art with uplifting colors in your bedroom. This will put you in a cheerful mood when you open your eyes in the morning. You immediately get more energy. Think of the colors yellow and orange. Don’t let the colors pop too much for a soothing bedroom. The painting The Violin is a fine example of a calm painting in which the uplifting color yellow predominates.

The violinDark colors

If you are going to decorate your bedroom with dark colors, you should keep in mind that this choice will make your bedroom appear smaller. Dark colors make a bedroom more mysterious. Some people find a darkroom more stylish and ‘more expensive’ eyes. The abstract painting ‘ Pearl ‘ looks beautiful on a chocolate brown wall.

Boundaries Are Pushed In Both Sports And Art

Sports and art

Both sports and art are about pushing boundaries. But what pleases the public in sports, tends to irritate the arts. Artists seem to do nothing, or they cross borders just to shock us. That’s clearly never the intention in sports — athletes know very well what they’re doing and while some sports may shock some (kickboxing, for example), that’s not what that sport started about. On the other hand, everyone can name a few (so-called) works of art that obviously seem to have no other purpose than to shock the public. What role do boundaries play in sport and art? Why do athletes and artists go to the hole, and which hole is that actually? Pushing boundaries and if you want to know more about hand-painting art, you can visit for more details about what art materials do you need.

Art Forms

The boundaries of art are of a completely different nature. Rather, they are habits and conventions; and styles inherited from art history. They serve to generate meanings, but not as straitjackets that cannot be tampered with. There are also no referees who can arbitrate in the event of differences of opinion. In fact, artists have to be original and for that, they will have to do something that is different from what others did. In art, there is a premium on the deviation. That applies to all art forms. But that difference is limited. A new poem should at least resemble a poem—however different it may be from the poems we already know. The rules of the art are actually the rules of the art forms. When is something a painting? When it consists of paint on a flat surface. That paint can be of all kinds: oil, acrylic, watercolor; although in the latter case you speak of gouaches and rather call it a drawing. The surface can be more or less flat. Julian Schnabel first glued porcelain to his canvas and painted it, but when such a deviation becomes three-dimensional and no longer shows a two-dimensional surface, we call it a sculpture. So you can think of transitions between all art forms — somewhere in the middle, it becomes one then something else.

PERFORMANCE ART

We can perhaps make the difference clearer by comparing the sport to performance art, an art form that at first glance looks a bit like sport. More in any case than poetry or painting. In both sports and performance art, there is an inherent value in going to certain extremes and pushing your limits. Performances are often about the stretch in the artist himself: how much pain can a person endure? Here the artist himself is the work. She has formulated a rule for herself and will follow it to the extreme. The rule of performance is therefore completely one-off. However, football matches all follow the same rules.

Artistic Innovation

  • Implication Art
    The performances I mentioned above are also instances of Implication Art, an art form in which the works put members of the public to work with something they actually have moral objections to. You don’t want to witness Burden’s Shoot of Abramowic’ Rhythm 0, do you? A more recent example of this is Marco Evaristtis Helena & El Pescador, a work consisting of a few blenders with goldfish (and water) in them, the plugin the socket. The viewer feels invited to switch on the blender and puree the fish, but usually does not do this, for moral reasons. However, to prevent someone with fewer scruples from still mashing the fish, one is actually obliged to pull the plug from the socket. But they don’t do that either, because this is a work of art and you don’t destroy works of art.
  • Experiments
    And sometimes they want to hit us directly, but they don’t really know how to do that. For example, in 2000, a woman called the London police during the morning rush hour and reported that she had placed three bombs in the four underground stations below London City. She said no more, she put the receiver on it. The police took the report seriously and evacuated the subways, the streets, and the buildings directly above — a loss of millions for many. At 11 a.m., the woman walked into the police station and reported that it was a work of art. Or take Gregor Schneider, who placed an appeal on the internet in April 2008 inviting dying people to undergo their final battle in the gallery. Schneider wants art to deal with death as well—by literally exhibiting the death of individuals.

Home Pest Control Tips

Pests aren’t simply troublesome – they will severely affect your health and, therefore, the health of your family. This is why pest prevention is critical in protecting homes, businesses, schools, and the other place where citizenry live, work or play from a pest infestation.

How are you able to safely solve your pest problems? The key’s to be willing to ask questions. Learning about the pests you’ve got and options available to regulate specific pests is that the initiative. If you need some professional to provide solution for pest problems, you may contact pest control in jeddah.

Learn more about the steps you’ll fancy safely control pests:

Try Pest Prevention First

  • Eliminate leftover pesticides and pesticide containers properly
  • Don’t use outdoor chemicals indoors
  • Don’t assume that twice the maximum amount is best

Food and Storage

  • Store food in sealed containers. Garbage that has food scraps should be inside tightly covered trash cans. Remove garbage regularly indoors.
  • Avoid water collecting in trays under your indoor plants and fridge.
  • You should not leave pet food and water overnight.
  • Clutter at home provides places for pests to breed and hide, making it hard to avoid them. Get rid of stuff like newspaper stack, magazines, or cardboard.
  • Make sure to close places where pests can enter and hide. Cracks and crevices around cabinets or baseboards. Use wire wool to fill spaces around pipes. Cover any holes with wire mesh.
  • Check if boxes or packages have pests before carrying them into your home.
  • Keep pets and youngsters far from areas where pesticides are applied.

 

Use of Pesticides and Chemicals

After preventive steps are taken, you’ll use baits as a primary chemical defense line against insects or rodents. Other relatively low-risk pesticides are available for a few pests. Consult your local community leader for good recommendations in your area. Pesticides should generally only be applied to target locations, not sprayed over the entire room.

  • Use fogging devices if necessary.
  • Carefully follow the pesticide label’s instructions and safety warnings.
  • If you hire any outside persons to assist control pests, ask them to determine the source of the matter before applying pesticides.
  • Ask them to use baits and crack and crevice treatments when feasible.
  • Only apply chemicals approved to be used in homes.
  • The label will list where the chemical might be used.
  • Write down the name and EPA license number of any chemical employed by someone you hire. You’ll need this information if you opt to look up more information on the pesticide.
  • The pest control operator should be ready to provide information about the chemical, like the fabric safety data sheet.
  • Do eliminate leftover pesticides and pesticide containers properly.
  • Most chemicals should be used outdoors are dangerous because they’re going to remain toxic longer inside than they might outdoors.

  • Only mix the maximum amount you’re getting to use on just one occasion if the pesticide is combined with water.
  • Don’t use empty pesticide containers to store anything. Children might be poisoned by accidentally consuming pesticides stored in food or beverage containers.

How to Buy the Best Laptop for Art Students?

Perhaps you are an art student and need a piece of equipment to improve your artwork. You may be searching the market for the best laptop available but can’t seem to come to a decision. It can be a little bit difficult since there are overwhelming choices. So why not take a shortcut by getting a 노트북추천?

The Best Laptop for Art Students

Let’s face it, working on artwork can be pretty expensive. The art materials, time to spend and so forth can easily add up. This is why a lot of art students have a big concern when it comes to their budget. If you want to have a good background of how you can make a purchase for a laptop to compliment your work, then the following can be a deal-breaker.

Touchscreen

In essence, you do not need to have a laptop with touchscreen capability. However, as an art student, it makes it simpler to have one. When go for one, you might want to think of a few things such as:

  • Pen accuracy – can the pen give you confidence that all drawing actions are captured accurately by the screen?
  • Pen lags – does it seem that your drawing appears after a few milliseconds you drew it on the screen?
  • Pen pressure sensitivity – could you make the line bigger by simply pressing harder on the pen? Does the laptop screen handle the pen tilt in the same manner as paper and pen?

Minimum Hardware Specifications

The minimum hardware specs are going to be different among art computers than what is used for gaming computers.

In regards, always take the time to check the specifications of the software you are planning to use. There is a quick checklist for this similar to:

  • CPU or Processor – this plays a crucial role if you will be doing a lot of animation but it might be less relevant if your work is mostly focused on simple line arts.
  • RAM – having more RAM in your laptop simply means there will be less lag or drop of performance as your work file becomes larger.
  • Hard Drive – if you want a fast laptop, go for SSDs but if you only need bigger storage, an HDD may be enough.

Of course, don’t forget about the screen display. Whenever possible, go for the best display screen as it will really make your work pop in colors and look more alive.

Mobile Games As Art: The Debate Continues

Man playing mobile games

 

With a serious museum exhibiting video games, the case had closed: video games would henceforth be considered Art (with a capital A). Others balked at MoMA’s decision and rejected the concept that video games were anything quite entertaining. Mobile games are sweeping the industry, so naturally, it seems time to use the identical question to the present new medium.

Game Design

Game developers are hyper-focused on user experience, and designers spend hours behind their computers striving to make games that captivate users with creative visuals and immersive play.
The merits of a game’s design constitute two buckets. Outwardly, we are able to evaluate the game’s aesthetic quality. Infinity Blade for iOS involves the mind because of the pinnacle of a picturesque game, much like RAID where you can do a clan boss raid (check out this Clan Boss Guide to know more). Its sparkling seascape is stunning, to the purpose where screenshots from the sport can be mistaken as paintings of 17th-century ships and cavernous islands.

More often, though, games win admiration for Interaction Design, or the flexibility to form a singular and complicated experience for gamers. Mobile games, altogether their touchscreen glory, have unique interactive capabilities. Designers have the chance to reinvent their development as a result, designing games specifically for touchscreens and handheld devices that users can flip, turn, curve, and swipe.

Popular games like Fruit Ninja are reliant on players’ ability to whiz their index fingers around the touchscreen at lightning speed, slicing fruit and avoiding bombs all the while.

Of course, code is that the thrust powering a mobile game’s aesthetic and interaction design, which is why MoMA used code as another criterion for selecting those 14 games back in 2012. When staring at mobile, we will also evaluate the elegance of its ASCII text file. The foremost celebrated mobile games within the future might just be those with the best-written Objective-C.

 

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Game Legacy

After the game design, the subsequent big question within the mobile games-as-art debate is cultural relevance. Have mobile games changed our day-to-day culture?

To an extent, yes. Half the U.S. population — over 150,000,000 people — play mobile games a minimum of once a month, and a minimum of 53% of smartphone users are playing games each day since 2012. These stats come to life during commute time.

Will our culture accept and place a replacement generation of iconic Marios and Pac-Mans on the map? Will we in some unspecified time in the future relive mobile games as a vital stepping-stone for the subsequent big thing in gaming?

The answers to those questions will likely determine which mobile games rank as artistic achievements. We won’t know the result for a long time, but maybe the subsequent time you curve your iPhone with finesse to cross your game’s destination, you’ll recognize the sweetness in mobile gameplay.

 

Germany Art And Architecture Tours

Light art and light installations in the Ruhr area

The pot lights up! Light artists and lighting designers have created impressive installations on former collieries and in old industrial cellars. The transformative power of light – a topic in the art for centuries – is taking on a completely new dimension in the Ruhr area. On and in abandoned industrial plants, colorful, glowing installations symbolize the change in an entire region. This journey brings light into the dark season – and brings you closer to the most radiant aspect of contemporary art.

Hidden art spaces, shimmering facades, extraordinary architecture

The skyline makes Frankfurt a total work of art of its very own. Whether light art in the Commerzbank Tower or the twin towers of Deutsche Bank – “Mainhattan” looks particularly impressive on the outside. However, true art treasures are hidden behind mirrored glass facades and the aura of discretion. The 3-day trip takes you to important art collections in the pulsating heart of the financial world and to places that are otherwise not or only partially accessible to the public.

Through the home of the artist group “Blauer Reiter”

In Murnau and Kochel, in the wonderful landscape of the foothills of the Alps, you can follow in the footsteps of the “Blue Rider”, where an artists’ colony was established before the First World War. Franz Marc lived in Sindelsdorf and Ried, Gabriele Münter, Wassily Kandinsky, Jawlensky and Marianne Werefkin lived in Murnau for a long time or temporarily. They all cast a spell over the surroundings of the Alpine foothills.

North Friesland – land between the skies

Emil Nolde reproduced the extraordinary landscape of North Friesland in his pictures very emotionally. Our journey paints a picture of his time and home. In order to understand Nolde, we introduce North Friesland with its Dutch, Frisian and Danish influences, with its windmills and the “Barghus” and “Haubarg” farmhouse types, which are particularly well-kept on the coast.

Ore Mountains foreland, Zwickau, Weimar and Chemnitz

In 1905, German Expressionists formed the group “Die Brücke” in Dresden. At the same time, our journey leads in the footsteps of Henry van de Velde, who paved the way for modern architecture at the same time as the Brücke artists, and of Otto Dix, the expressionist born in Gera. A special aspect is dedicated to the spectacular Gunzenhauser Museum in Chemnitz, which offers an extraordinary range of classical modernism. An evening in the Art Nouveau Theater in Chemnitz can be wonderfully combined with this trip.

From the Worpswede artists’ colony to the Bossard art site

Worpswede, on the edge of the Teufelsmoor, is one of the most outstanding artist colonies in Germany. This is not least due to the legendary Paula Modersohn-Becker – one of the first women in Germany who was able to assert herself in the art world that was once dominated by men. But that is by no means the only reason: Paula and her male colleagues not only left behind a great treasure trove of Expressionist paintings in Worpswede. The same style was also built! And so Worpswede is today one of the rare places where expressionist architecture can be found – especially the “Café Verrück” by Bernhard Hoetger and the “Käseglocke” by Bruno Taut.

Cotton spinning, GDR art, and classic modernism

art scene, which helped the city to become very self-confident even after the fall of the Wall. The Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) is one of the best addresses for budding artists – today, but also in the GDR era. Because the HGB was the nucleus of the so-called Leipzig School, probably the most outstanding trend in modern painting in eastern Germany from the 1970s to the 1980s. On this trip, you will not only get to know the Leipzig School and the current developments in the city. You will also visit the neighboring Halle, which with the Giebichenstein Castle, picturesquely situated above the Saale, has an equally renowned art college and a correspondingly lively art scene. The Moritzburg with its first-class collection is also on the program there.

Proven Effective Tips on Taking the Best Instagram OOTD Photos

I upload several photos to my instagram account almost every day. I am sure you know that you don’t need a glam squad and a photog to get a really great mens bomber jackets photo– like when my parents and I go on all those adventures, she’s my photographer! Here are some tips to achieving an amazing shot of your outfit of the day.

LOOK FOR THE PERFECT LOCATION

I prefer to take all my outfit of the day pictures in front of plain walls. This keeps the focus on my clothing, keeps my feed cohesive, with plenty of coordinating tones and colors. It appears as though it needs plenty of effort but it’s really not. Keep your eyes uncovered, chances are there’s one inside walking distance of your house, school, and work.

LIGHTING

Even if you have the whole picture organized down to the features, lighting is very essential. Natural light is perfect for #OOTDs and selfies too. I prefer to have the light in front of me and try to evade having several shadows on my face.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Achieving the perfect pose can be really hard. I prefer to practice in front of a mirror so I know which poses looks perfect for each outfit. Try to take note of the poses that make you look and feel your prettiest. Learn your best sides and most favorable angles.

DO NOT ALWAYS STAND UP

It is not forbidden to sit down, so try a seated pose some time. I particularly prefer them since they make my legs look slimmer and longer.

CAPTURE PLENTY OF PHOTOS

Have someone who is taking the images keep capturing all while you’re making tiny or subtle movements. This will provide you a great assortment of images and poses to pick from.

Different Painting Techniques You Must Try

Some artist is still on the search for potential studio ideas. The possibilities are endless! You can visit them at their studios and get some inspiration.

Painting Technique You Must Try.

  • Watercolor
    Watercolor is a popular painting technique in which a painting is made using watercolor on paper. It may seem like an easy painting technique, but it requires a lot of concentration and a surefire hand, especially since mistakes are difficult to fix. In contrast to gouache, watercolor paint is always transparent. This transparency gives the works of art a soft appearance.

 

  • Collage
    Collage is an art form and technique where paper is cut or torn into pieces and glued to a sturdy piece of paper or cloth. The recycled materials are photos, pages from magazines, newspapers, posters or drawings. Many people add paint to their collages to create more depth. Making collage is an easy technique that is accessible to everyone!

 

  • Airbrush
    Airbrush painting is a unique modern technique, in which you use a sprayer that works on air. You need a small compressor to use the airbrush. The airbrush is a small syringe, but it can still process various types of ink and paint. The small sprayer allows you to paint in great detail. This makes your paintings extra realistic.

 

  • Glaze
    Glazing is a technique in which you apply a transparent layer of paint to an opaque layer of paint that has dried well. This technique allows you to create much more depth on a painting. The colors on your canvas are more alive. This is because the light shines through the glaze and reflects off the underlying colors. It therefore seems as if the color of the painting changes when you look at it from a different point of view.

 

  • Alla fine
    Alla prima is also called Nat in Nat Painting. With this technique you don’t first mix your colors on a palette, but on the canvas. All layers of paint are applied through and over each other, without letting the layers dry. This gives you more natural transitions and you have more possibilities to correct, because you can move the paint very easily.

 

  • Painting matter
    When painting material you work with materials that you glue into your work. Here you mix your paint with clay, sand, foam, cardboard or other materials. The challenge is to melt these materials together into a whole. By using materials, your painting gets more depth and it becomes extra lively!

 

  • Tampon
    Padding is a painting technique in which the paint is applied in a tapping motion with a special brush or sponge. It is a very playful technique, with which you can create a beautiful painting in a short time.

Does your Mood affect your Art?

How To Draw In Microsoft?

 

Although word is purely a writing program, you can insert individual symbols and draw your own sketches. 

Basic instructions: Drawing in Word

After you have opened your Word document, click on the “Insert” tab.

Select the menu item “Shapes” there.

You can only choose from several pre-made shapes. To place a shape, click on the desired representation and drag it with the mouse in the document to any size.

With the sub-item “Lines” you can select the “Sketch”. This enables you to draw freely. However, as soon as you release the left mouse button, you have to select the shape again in the menu.

If this drawing function is not enough for you, you have to resort to a drawing program. There you create your drawing and insert it as a picture under “Insert”> “Pictures” in your Word document.

Tips for drawing in Word

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When you insert the shapes, they are by default superimposed on any existing text. However, if you want the element to be behind the text, for example, click on the shape and select the “Format” tab. There you can determine the arrangement under the menu item “Position”.

Under the function tab, you can also set how the shape or drawing should be designed. So you can adjust the colour, lines and contours there.

If you are using multiple shapes and you want to avoid having to place them individually in text, create a drawing area. You can also find this under “Insert”> “Shapes”> “New drawing area”. This drawing area can be formatted and moved independently.

What can you draw with Word?

You can draw many different things with Microsoft Word 2007. Many auto shapes are stored in the program to make it easier for you to draw various shapes, drawings, arrows or lines more quickly.

On the one hand, you can draw completely normal lines, for example, to connect different words or lines with one another.

You also have the option of drawing various standard shapes, such as circles or triangles, to encircle different things or to indicate something specific with a triangle.

Of course, you can also draw or insert other shapes such as arrows, stars, legends or speech bubbles to make your art project more interesting and exciting.

The Relationship Between Art and Cosmetics

Cosmetics

 

You may wonder what links artwork and makeup, two apparently diametrically opposed worlds, but the very first touching the depths of the spirit, the 2nd restricted to the outside layer of epidermis: 1, eternal, another, shallow.

However, they are united with their driving power: the pursuit of attractiveness

Art presupposes a continuous and boundless pursuit of beauty even though in the twentieth century, this had been about assaulting longstanding beliefs and customs. We recognize artistic attractiveness by the aesthetic emotion that it arouses.

Beauty by means of a number of networking: canvas, construction materials, or audio; newspaper, the major screen, or the point.

Beauty for many different functions: enjoyment, political announcement, or private catharsis.

Philosophers tell us it’s practically impossible to live with art, since the pursuit of beauty provides our own lives religious significance, exceeds our personal existence, and distinguishes us from animals. The arrival of humankind is inextricably entwined with the arrival of an artistic quest.

Artistic beauty is a healthful human character.

 

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Still, makeup pursues a similar, albeit thinner, target, limited to individuals and their overall look.

The epidermis is your very first “moderate” of any individual connection, in addition to a person’s internal/external border. We recognize aesthetic beauty from the feelings — societal or enjoying — it arouses.

Makeup is predicated on the premise that includes matter hardly any (human beauty is subjective), but in contrast, the care we take of our skin wellbeing can reflect a picture of beauty.

Cosmetic attractiveness is healthy skin. That is why facial cleansing brushes, as featured at Ponfish, have a big role to play when it comes to skincare.

So, artwork and makeup can be viewed as highly harmonious worlds, on account of their ceaseless shared origin: that the eminently human pursuit of attractiveness.

But they are rarely found together. Cosmetic marketing was trotting out the very exact messages and images for decades — because it hastens itself to market industrial formulations with reduced levels of active components and also elevated levels of petrochemicals. Although occasionally inventive, this isn’t an artistic strategy.

Some manufacturers host concerts or displays and play a part in residential renovations, which is highly commendable.
But, not many of these have embraced a really artistic strategy and get it written in their DNA. There are just 1 means to do this: by providing artists someplace to express themselves openly.

 

How Playing Video Games Makes Us Creative

From action-packed shooter plays to exciting strategy games, we love a great video game. As technology progresses and game developers keep producing new content, there appears to be a new game to try each day. Fortunately for gamers with housetech like us, there are several advantages to playing video games that will motivate you to continue playing — as if you required another goal.

1. Memory

Several video games need some serious plan and company. If you have ever created your own civilization in Minecraft or worked for your life in Fortnite, you know how significant it is to memorize where you obtained particular resources or where you have to go next. With 3D graphics and immersive audio, video game settings are remarkably strong in stimuli. Driving the practical world of video games is now very comparable to operating the real world. As a matter of fact, exploring video game universes can have a definite influence on memory in your day to day life.

2. Spatial Imagination

On top of enhancing your spatial memory, playing video games also encourages you to imagine space better. A 2013 study from the American Psychological Association revealed that shooter video games enhance how you think about objects in three dimensions. Gamers are more reliable at determining distances among objects or psychologically revolving objects to visualize how they might fit into a space.

3. Knowledge and Vision

The gamer’s brains were able to prepare visual stimuli more efficiently, and this advancement in perception persisted for months after the experiment ended. This developed perception has significant real-life advantages, such as being able to keep track of your colleagues or acquaintances better in a crowd or see something you have abandoned in the grass.

4. Decision Making

Faster decision-making is beneficial in everyday life, as you can achieve more when you make trivial decisions instantly. Instead of wasting time discussing what shirt to wear, you can get real work done. Making decisions instantly can also have more severe implications. Just like being confronted with an trick in a shooter game, quick decisions are essential when facing a serious situation in real life, such as a car that might hit you on the road.

The Deep Connection of Art and World of Fashion

To some, art is any visual representation of an object or maybe, imagination. Clearly, the answer to this question all lies on the viewer’s perspective. Having said that, it is safe to say that there’s no concrete answer as art has something to do with aesthetics. On the other hand, Fashion Write for us has plenty of useful posts that can help in better understanding how fashion and art are closely related to each other.

Fashion and Art is the Same

Speaking of aesthetics, every one of us has different tastes in regards to aesthetics and does, sees art in totally different ways. The same is true with fashion as well. For example, whenever fashion designers are performing research for their upcoming collection, they are using inspiration from whatever is around them.

These designers are all interested in forms and shapes and enthralled by colors. That’s not all; they are also intrigued about cultural, historical or even social issues. Having said that, they are visiting art galleries and museums, artist archives, and studios to expand their knowledge of a certain subject. As with cinema, architecture, visual arts, and installations, creativity plays a big influence in combining art with fashion.

Fashion Designers are Deeply Concerned about Art too

It would be completely inappropriate to just think that fashion designers are shallow. Believe it or not, their final product always has gone through an intellectual process. Let’s just name few designers that transcended from fashion and art.

Prada

One collection for Prada which is the AW16 was designed by Christophe Chemin was actually inspired by French revolutionary calendar. It changed the names of religious days and saints for seed, tree and flower terminologies. The calendar was then adopted in 1793 but was repealed by Napoleon in 1806. This was more of a romantic collection that is related to nature and women.

Versace

The 1991 collection of Gianni Versace is still a popular homage to Andy Warhol and pop art. The collection boasts series of designs along with silk-screened portraits of James Dean as well as Marilyn Monroe and of course, covers from Vogue magazines.

Louis Vuitton

LV is the house that made the most collaborations and at the same time, art-inspired collections in their arsenal. Their most recent work was just in 2017 in which Jeff Koons designed accessories and bags with well-known masterpieces and the artist’s name in big and bold letters.

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