The Basics before Creating Chinese Watercolor Paintings

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The Basics before Creating Chinese Watercolor Paintings

It might seem a bit awkward yet amazing to know that with the popularity of such artistic products and well-known talents from the Chinese art scene, many painters from such region or country still seem to heavily favor the use of watercolor paints as one of their core painting media. While it might be because of their art and painting traditions, it is still fascinating to know that while most of the world have transitioned into using oil-based paints to create colorful and lively works of art, Chinese painters and artists still linger and manage to create attractive looking Chinese Watercolor paintings as one of the core art offerings of their country. Having this information, it just proves that the level of talent of Chinese painters is certainly on par with the rest of the world.

Knowing the fact that watercolor painting is one the most basic and easiest thing to create among all the famous painting styles, having a thought of creating your own watercolor-made Chinese art might be a legitimate idea to pursue. All you need to do is to prepare all the materials that you are going to use and gather all the reliable information that you can get from your friends and on the internet regarding such technique in order to form your very own Chinese watercolor painting.

Like any other activity that involves watercolor paints, you need to have a complete set of tools and materials in order to have a great chance of making a particular Chinese painting. Important things such as paint brushes, rice papers instead of an ordinary canvas, water-based paints should be on the top of the list of your priorities. If you do not have such painting set, then you can visit and purchase all of it in a local watercolor painting shop or you can go online shopping in a watercolor painting online store.

Once you have your own arsenal of watercolor painting tools then the next phase of this activity is to learn the basic things on creating a Chinese watercolor paintings. Studying the most commonly used subjects for the creation of images for such painting and the basic techniques that you need to use to achieve such feature are only two of the essential things that you have to consider and absorb before you can start creating your Chinese masterpiece. After completing these tasks, then you can certainly start the sketching and painting activity.

2013-12-03 The Basics for Creating Chinese Watercolor Paintings

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Best Recycling Ideas You Have Yet To Try

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Best Recycling Ideas You Have Yet To Try

Ever wonder how to make good use of those damaged stuff inside the house? Are you throwing all the damaged items away or have you been dumping out all the junks that you think you don’t need anymore? Now here’s the big rub. You can actually turn them into new things that you never even thought you could make out of them.

There has been pretty much going on in the idea of recycling. For decades already, we have been reshaping the way we look on many things, even the junks we find at home. Smart and brilliant ideas always pop out from time to time that is why what is only needed for a successful recycling activity is the motivation to do it successfully.

Are you having problem as to where you will dispose all the empty plastic milk containers that you have been stacking up? Why not turn them into a hanging garden? All you need to do is to cut out the upper part of the container with the handle intact. Then you make a wooden stand that will accommodate three levels or tiers of containers. After making the stand, line up all cut-out containers by piercing wooden bars into the handles and then nailing the bars to the stand. You can then put some loam and plant any type of vegetable or flowering plant in there whichever you prefer.

Do you have any pet bird at home? If you do, then your disposal problem of empty plastic water bottles is solved. All you need to do is to fill the bottle with bird feeds and stake out side to side two flat wooden bars in a somewhat diagonal angle. The inclined position of the bars will let the feeds come out continually from the bottle and the flatness of the bars will serve as the feeding platform.

Do you have rakes that are left out in the corner for years without use? Then you can turn them into wonderful wine glass hangers. All you have to do is to paint them with the color fitting for your interiors. After this you have to install them in the kitchen wall and presto! You have a charming wine holder that can accommodate your wine bottles by hanging them upside down. A rake with 14 teeth or claws can hold as much as 5 average sized wine bottles at once.

So by the time you are about to dispose empty containers or damaged stuff straight to the bin, why not think for a moment and maybe develop some creative ideas that will turn your junks into brilliant home decors.

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Wall Art Facts: Common Types of Wall Painting Suited For House Walls

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Wall Art Facts: Common Types of Wall Painting Suited For House Walls

Walls are definitely important parts of every home. It is what makes a household stand strong. As a supportive part of the house, it normally gives the sturdiness and durability factor which gives security and safety for every home dweller. But in the case of home decorating, plain walls becomes powerless. Since it is usually plain, cold and solid, walls becomes ordinarily dull in the eyes of visitors. In order to bring life and satisfaction out from such part of home, installing wall paintings is the best choice to make. However, not all wall paintings are suited for houses. Since there are sensible artworks that are not suited for the eyes of children and teenagers, it is only best to know what type of wall paintings are good and proper to be attached on household walls.

For a relaxing and cozy wall-look, installing landscape and nature inspired paintings is the proper action to go with. Typically made to show the majestic beauty of nature, this kind of wall painting can bring an enhancing factor to every wall that will be hanged with it. As the name suggest, landscape painting is all about land and the glamour that it possesses. On the other hand, nature inspired paintings are more concerned with the environment as a whole rather than pieces of beautiful land. Landscape painting may typically fall under nature painting but not vice versa. Setting aside all these differentiation, there is nothing than can deny about the positive feeling that these two types of wall paintings can give to every house wall.

Apart from nature and landscape inspired artworks, animal paintings can also bring a lively and artistic feeling to any house partition. Since animals have unique physical features, having a painted representation of such beautiful creatures will bring a distinctive feeling to any home. Animals such as horses, dogs, birds and dolphins are only few of the most common themes or subjects found in animal paintings. By simply looking at these lovely animals, anyone can easily feel relax and at ease during their household stay.

Abstract paintings are well-known for its unconventional style and theme. Because of its uniqueness, it becomes a very suitable artwork for dull-looking house walls. Since abstract mostly comes in different colors and with different free-flowing designs, it will be a great compliment for every household partition.

The above-mentioned paintings truly have different concepts and wall enhancing factors. So in case you are in need of decorative products for your own personal house wall, then choosing among the given paintings will secure that your home dividers are artistically enhanced and beautiful.

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Comments (0) Jan 15 2014

How a Decorative Flower could brighten up your Room

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How a Decorative Flower could brighten up your Room
Decorations lighten up a dull living room. If you don’t want your visitors to think negatively about you, try decorating your house a bit more. Most homeowners place decorative flowers in their living rooms. This helps in giving a natural presence thus giving off positive aura to the surroundings.
Decorative flowers can have different impact to each person. The color transmits different meaning to the eyes of the viewer. A bright colored decorative flower can signal joy and happiness, while darker ones could sometimes mean sorrow. Of course, nobody would want to let their visitors feel sad so they would often prefer having the lighter ones. A decorative flower can sometimes be inside glasses or at plates. The ones on plates are usually seen on houses of Eastern people while the ones inside glasses are common decorations of Western people.
Plates that have decorative flowers painted on their surface are usually seen on living rooms of Japanese people. Japanese are known to have art works based on flowers. The medium on where they paint flowers vary with the artists. Flowers are symbolic in Japan and the beautiful cherry blossoms are one of the main attractions visited by foreigners in the country.
Decorative flowers have also inspired many glass designers. Shaping the glass into a form of a flower and putting different colors is one of the most common decorations that we see in big hotels. These types of decorations are usually expensive. The method of shaping the glass is complex thus making it difficult to produce them massively. Though there are a lot of machines that could do this, handwork products are more appreciated due to their uniqueness.
Many curtains nowadays are also knitted with decorative flowers. Curtains also give radiance to a room, though they block certain amount of light coming from your window. Plain colored curtains give less impact and are duller to look at than the ones with designs. There are tons of curtain designs available in stores but it would be better if you choose those with decorative flowers. Curtains with such designs are more appreciated by visitors due to their natural theme. The reason for this is that people have a positive impression towards flowers.
Decorations can tell the personality of the homeowner. It also helps in determining the type of person you are. People know that flowers are beautiful, pleasant and colorful which makes decorative flower vase a better design for a decoration in your house.

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Plywood project

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Plywood project
As of today, people take plywood work to be at very serious level. It has escaped the human mind that plywood is specialized material that can be very easy to cut and clean. This gives them the name for being famous when it comes to woods of high workability.
Plywood can be used for various projects, let us say for example building your very own cabinet. Because of the unique characteristic of plywood, having a very large surface, it can easily be used as to cover large areas with just single plywood. Not to mention, plywood cost less than any other materials for constructing furniture.
Because plywood is strong and very stable, this makes it an ideal material to be used in making furniture. Compared to solid wood the plywood has this characteristics to be easily cut in higher speed. It can be cut in shapes as you want as long as you have the right materials for cutting.
A very well known plywood material than is suitable for making furniture is the Baltic birch made plywood. This material will be made out from thin veneers. It is also made from birch throughout. It does not have any large voids in between the piles. This makes the plywood edges very attractive and has a very strong board.
Have you noticed that the layers of the plywood come in odd number quantity and its grain faces an alternate direction? This is another factor that makes these materials very strong. Plywood is good when it comes to holding screws and to where other materials can be attached unto it.
Plywood can be bought with lots of attractive veneers; this allows you to match it with the solid wood. It has high stability that makes it possible for you to apply your very own veneer. Plywood is guaranteed to not split apart, this is because it has cross grain ply making it very strong in any direction.
Exterior plywood can be used in outdoor purposes. This is because it is highly water resistant. But you can also have this for your indoor furniture. This way, you will have your furniture in high durability and water resisting capacity. Like for example in kitchen. Using exterior plywood would help preserve the furniture that often gets wet.
These are few factors making plywood suitable for furniture material. However make sure to buy plywood at trusted dealers so as to prevent being fooled.

Comments (0) Mar 18 2013

Nuclear Power Plantation Pros and Cons

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Nuclear Power Plantation Pros and Cons
There are many talks about nuclear energy works and how it can be the key electricity generator to help a country save itself from energy problems as well as global warming. Nuclear power plantation has been said to release energy without releasing greenhouses gasses along with it. It is also said to have the ability of powering up a huge area of energy users with just small unit of the radioactive energy emitters.
However, there are these claims that are contrast to what I have mentioned above. Some environmentalists does not approve in utilizing nuclear power as they say it causes emission of greenhouse gases and has a very horrible radiation that can harm the people around it.
It might just confuse us on the reality about nuclear power. Does it cause harm to humans or is it a treasure for fighting global warming? I have here a list of pros and cons for the nuclear power plants.
Here are few of the negative reports for the nuclear power industry: There were claims on countries with nuclear power plants from people near the plantation regards childhood leukemia. If nuclear power plants would be attacked by the terrorist, a serious meltdown problem might occur. Upon constructing a nuclear power plantation, a lot of greenhouse gases will be emitted especially during mining and transport of the uranium. Putting up a nuclear power plantation can cost a huge amount. Nuclear radiation can be fatal for man. A huge amount of water is needed to maintain the radioactive materials inside the power plant at constant level.
There are just some of the negative things that nuclear power plantations can bring to earth. But aside from that, nuclear power plants have also the positive outputs.
By just using a small space, you can be able to build up nuclear power plantations. There have been said that new technologies improve the plantations to prevent further harm for man via radiation. By using a small amount of the resources, nuclear power can generate a huge amount of electricity.
There is no emission of any greenhouse gasses upon the electricity generation of the nuclear power facility. Actually, Paris has the cleanest air in Europe, and they are using the nuclear power to generate electricity. Because it consumes less space, it can be situated on industrial areas, by this way, you can save a lot of money from directing the energy being generated to the consumers’ location.
Nuclear energy Plants may have both pros and cons, so we need to weight in the facts before making a decision about the nuclear utilization for energy generation.

By www.wood163.com

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The Basic Concepts of Video Editing

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The Basic Concepts of Video Editing

Are you on to video editing but just doesn’t know where to start? Well, I have here the most basic concept for you to gain an idea about video editing. Once you have all your equipments ready let us now go to the concepts you will need to know so that you can use the equipment properly.
First off is the capture. You will now need to transfer all the footages you have from your camera and place it on your computer memory. But on editing using some video editing software, you might only be required to edit a 2-gigabyte footage at a time. So if you have a 10 gigabyte file, then it would be much easier if you could divide this into five smaller files or even into 10. This way, it will be easy for you to manage the whole film. But this would really depend on how long your footage is going to be.
Another easy way of having your files on your computer is when you use known software like the Adobe Premiere to have the footage divided manually or the DVGate Motion that has the ability to automatically scan your camera record and identifies the end and the beginning of your every shot and have it brought all in, then it will have each shots on different file after the process.
Next concept for video editing is the MOV file and the AVI files. When using a pc the capture process will have your file in AVI or MOV if you are using Mac.
The MOV and the AVI files will have our footage frame by frame and will have the max resolution according to your camera’s capability. This means that the file will be huge. 1 hour footage will be consuming 1 gigabyte of your disc space. You will need a lot of space if your footage is very long.
The next is the shots. After having the whole footage on your computer, you will now have to select the part that you will be using on your final video. you may want to have a three minutes of a raw footage that has 3 angles, but on the final video you will only be using 20 seconds of that footage.
Then finally, the time line. This is now where you are going to have all your shots arranged in chronological order. This would depend on how you want your video to flow.
These are now the basic concepts on video editing. If you have these concepts understood, then you won’t have a hard time dealing with your video for editing.

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Comments (0) Feb 08 2013

Mausoleum in Vido Island

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Mausoleum in Vido Island
Do you want to know the story behind the monument you can now see built on the island of Vido? Actually the monument holds a very vast history of the people of Serbia who are buried on the island and on the Blue Graveyard (kilometers away from Vido shore where dead bodies of the Serbs were dropped). This will take us back from many centuries ago where the Serbs traveled and meat many casualties along the way to reach the Island.
The monument was built by the Royal Navy of the Serbs Kingdom, Slovenes and the Croatians as a dedication to the soldiers who had bad fate on the island. It is not a Stone Cross Placed above the Mausoleum of today.
King Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic was the one who uncovered the monument back in 1922, in the presence of a huge crowd of government, church officials, Yugoslav and the Greek military.
The architecture of the Mausoleum or kosturnica on the Vido Island was built by the Kingdom of Yugoslavia during the year 1936. There are about 1,232 cases inside the wall of the Mausoleum built out of marbles. These cases had inside them the bones of the soldiers whom I mentioned suffered the greatest exodus of Serbians. Unfortunately, their names were not known. These bones were unearthed on the 27 Corfu cemeteries.
An architect by the name of Nikola Knjazev worked for the Mausoleum. He had the bones to be buried under two distinct plaques at the outer side of the Mausoleum.
As part of the horrific history for the Serbs, Kosturnica memorial Veles stands as a memory of the Second World War. This is now pictures as a peculiar cracked egg structure made out of cement. It stands to symbol the German reign of the World War II that has been broken into 4 pieces. As you go inside the museum you will be able to see the documents that foretell the history of the Island.
If you happen to visit the Corfu Island, you may just want to stop along the Vido Island and witness a parcel of great lad that has felt a tremendous historic event at the early years during the World War II. I might not be very usual for you to visit such monuments, but I guarantee the experience is worth it.
Today, the Vido Island is known to be visited by many tourists just to see the Kosturnica that has been part of the Serbians’ historic profile.

Comments (0) Jan 29 2013

Serbs Buried on Vido Island

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Serbs Buried on Vido Island
The islet of Vido is a burial ground for Serbs who died on the year 1916 during their evacuation from Serbia to Albania. I have here a brief history of how Vido as how the Second World War cost the Serbs to mark the Vido Island.
Back at the time where the year 1915 was almost at end, with pressure implemented by the German, Austro-Hungarian and the Bulgarian troops, the Serbian government, army, National Assembly and also a part of their population had no choice but to leave Serbia through the route of Montenegro going to Albania. This was of course a very long journey for the people. The evacuation was the biggest mass departure for Serbs along their history.
Along the long journey, a great number of the people were killed, or captured by the enemies or died from extreme cold. There were a total of about 150,000 casualties as recorded.
Upon reaching Albania, from January 18, 1916 to February 21, 1916 there were 151,828 of the civilians along with the soldiers of Serbia were aided by their allied ships to be evacuated from the port of Valona, Albania going to Corfu. They then arrived in first port the Gouvia (Guvino) port of Corfu. This is just 6 kilometers from the city.
The people called the island “island of salvation” or Corfu.
During their journey, the soldiers and civilians were already ill and suffering. There were not enough food, clothes, heat and tents. However, their suffering did not stop as they went ashore. The cold rain went pouring down for straight eight days.
There were just too many people to be taken care off. The allies could not handle them all. On the 21st of January 1926, there arrived at the rocky island of Vido the hospital units coming from Cacak and Pirot to aid the ill Serbs.
Then thousands of young recruits arrived at the island as well, but they were also very ill and some of them are dying.
At the start of those days, people died daily. Up to 300 soldiers were dead day after day. A great number of them were buried in the shores of the island. But the burial spaces run out. The French hospital’s vessel, “St. Francis of Assisi”, tend to lift along the dead body and drop them on the sea of the island, a few kilometers away. This was called then as the “Blue Graveyard”.
And estimation of 10,000 Serbs were buried on the grounds of the Vido Island as well as dropped on the Blue Graveyard.

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Introductions to Medical Astrology

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Introductions to Medical Astrology
A branch of Astrology that talks about health and diseases is the medical astrology. This might not be a very usual type of astrology. People just tend to come to astrologers to ask questions that might provide aide of simply guide them for changes in life.
People just asks astrologers the question like “should I marry this month?”, “is it a right decision to change my job?”, “should I sell the house?” or “should I file a divorce?”… Questions like that are somehow just related to the changes in life.
In medical astrology, people have very different questions. These questions are connected to the progressing of the stages of illnesses. This is more of a health factor. Usually people come to medical astrologers after a visit to doctors have taken place. Here are some usual questions asked to medical astrologers: “Do I have to go for a surgery?”, “does it really have to be a surgery?”, “when should be the right time for me to go for a surgery?” or “why can’t we have children?”, “is it cancer?”
If the procedures in the background of one illness would go with a specific astrological configuration and transit, we may be able to figure out reasons for the illness, provide predictions for the specification of the illness including how long it will take, and then later on, a decision for what kind of therapy should be taken might be made.
There are also some situations where in the client just went to astrologers to have their astrological sessions. Then along the session, the astrologer might see along in the horoscope that a treat on health is coming. Such illness can be seen even before it is not manifested and has not yet been materialized as long as it coincides with the cosmic alignments.
The Medical astrology might be very helpful for a person in making decisions, but this can also be the cruelest astrology branch. Medical astrology might give straightforward predictions like “your illness is incurable”, “you might die anytime this week” or even “yes, that is cancer”.
So if you are not bold enough to face the verdict of hear the diagnosis of any terminal pathologists, if you are not yet ready to stand responsible for the consequences of your health conditions, then you better not see a medical astrologer then.
If ever you decide to become a medical astrologer, and you are not a doctor by your profession, then it will require a lot of reading and understanding. You need to prepare well before performing the medical astrology.

Comments (0) Jan 27 2013