The world would be a boring place without colour. Most of us are visual and we instantly judge people and places through the colours we see on. Our language is full of colour words which we use to vividly describe our feelings on everything that is happening in our lives.
Colour can invoke feelings of happiness like the colours of a festival; prejudice like the different skin colour of someone we meet or daydreaming like the colours of a favourite holiday place.
Green, orange and purple are called secondary colours. Continue reading “How to Use Orange, Purple and Green to Strengthen Your Words, Actions and Natural Colouring”
My brother-in-law got laid-off. It happens and it is always sad. What struck me the most was that his boss did not even have the decency (or courage?) to tell him face-to-face. He used the phone instead. It made me wonder if this was something exceptional or more common practice. I browsed the internet and could not find any specific data on a situation like that but I stumbled upon some shocking figures:
Results from a poll of 1,000 U.S. adults in March 2007 by the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) found that “44% of American workers have worked for a supervisor or employer who they consider abusive” (Employment 2007).Among the instances of abuse the ELA poll’s respondents had witnessed or experienced at the hands of a supervisor or employer were sarcastic jokes (60%), public criticism of job performance (59%), “interrupting… Continue reading “Bad Bosses, Big Problems”
Nothing says, "this is a put-together room" like artwork. Artwork can enhance a theme or mood, bring a needed pop of color to bare walls or define a focal point. Yet, so often it is the last thing people purchase. It may be because people think art is so expensive. True, paintings and water color originals can be pricey. But a good, less expensive yet aesthetically pleasing, way to have art in your life is through prints and photography.
Many people purchase the already printed and framed art work at stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Continue reading “Save Lots of Money – Frame Art Yourself”
Memories with loved ones should be kept for a lifetime. As much as most people want to store such pleasant images and keep these in the recesses of their hearts, this just cannot be considering the limited faculties we humans have. If it can be possible, then perhaps only a portion of those birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and Christmas parties will only be remembered. Continue reading “Taking Care of Your Canvas Prints”
Every year, hundreds of motorcyclists will head to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This rally has grown tremendously since its inception some 70 years ago, and continues to draw crowds from all over the United States.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally actually began thanks to an ambitious motorcycle club called the Jackpine Gypsies. Continue reading “The History and Growth of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally”
Magic is a treat for the eyes and a wonder for the mind. People of all ages learn magic tricks and use these to impress others. Whether they perform these tricks for hobby or profit, they have fun. Anyone can learn how to do magic and there are hundreds of different tricks to master, making the learning process both interesting and exciting. Continue reading “Different Ways to Learn Magic Tricks”
We now have a new generation of veterans. I’m calling these new vets, The New Greatest Generation. They have been at war longer than in any of our wars. We cannot tolerate as a country the venom and hate that was directed toward our Vietnam Veterans. That was a horrible stain on our country. I gave three special events last year during Veterans Day week where I spoke about my involvement in WWII as a 5 year old tap dancer with a Big Band, Kay Kyser. We entertained at the VA Hospitals in Southern California.
I saw men on those wards that perhaps a small child of 5 should never have seen. Continue reading “We Now Have Veterans of a New Greatest Generation”