What to Do For Vacation Entertainment

What to Do For Vacation Entertainment

While on vacation, it’s always fun to find unique local entertainment mediums to keep you busy and give you a taste of the city or small town’s atmosphere. Entertainment comes in a wide variety of experiences from staged performances to local dining to area-specific museums to musical performance venues. You’re sure to find plenty of activities to keep you busy during your vacation!

If you enjoy staged plays or Broadway shows and musicals, look into local theatres. Continue reading “What to Do For Vacation Entertainment”

Put Your Art Online And Get Your Business Up And Running

Advertising your art online is such an easy business these days. In fact, you can even have your art get global exposure as long as they are of high quality and you happen to have good internet facilities at your disposal. You need to step up you’re game and make your advertising stand out, especially if you are eyeing the global market and hoping to sell your art all over the world.

Advertising your art online was not what you’d call an easy task in the past. It was, for lack of a better term, terrifying and highly intimidating. Continue reading “Put Your Art Online And Get Your Business Up And Running”

What Is Art and Who Is an Artist? 30,000 Years of Human Art History

What Is Art and Who Is an Artist? 30,000 Years of Human Art History

Why does abstract art exist today? Why in fact has abstract art, minimalist art and performance art superseded representational and realistic art as the highest forms of art?

In our Eurocentric art world my observation is that ever since the middle ages man has become capable of mathematically accurate, perspective based, “photorealist” reproductions in 2 dimensional art, i.e., paintings and drawings.

Certainly this mastery took place thousands of years before in three dimensional art, i.e., sculptures and bas reliefs.

Understanding the mathematical models and templates required in order to take a three dimensional object and render it with an accurate vanishing perspective was the key to creating the realist illusion in two dimensional spaces on paper, canvas and walls.

The mastery of the mathematically accurate perspective form of art by the high artists from 1400 A.D. Continue reading “What Is Art and Who Is an Artist? 30,000 Years of Human Art History”

A Love For Vintage Anything

A Love For Vintage Anything

How many times have you thrown something away only to look back and say, “Why didn’t I keep that, it’s vintage now?” We must all be guilty of it. Unless you are a pack rat, not many of us have room to keep everything we ever had. Right? Well, where can you find some of those things that you now treasure and would like to own again? Many people go to the internet to locate long lost things that might be needed again for plays, special church functions, Halloween, 60’s parties, or any type of function that requires using fads that were popular before 1990. Continue reading “A Love For Vintage Anything”

Bronze Plaques – A Source of Beauty, Prestige and Heritage

Have you ever noticed the impressive effect that a bronze plaque lends the character of a business? Bronze plaques add something to an office, home and other institution or establishment. A medical, dental or legal office takes on a new perspective and level of prestige when graced with quality plaques outside the business’ entrance. It tells passersby that we have been around for quite awhile. When you invest in this kind of plaque, it also indicates that your firm intends to be around for a long time into the future as well.

The Signs Make a Statement

Such plaques do more than advertise businesses. Continue reading “Bronze Plaques – A Source of Beauty, Prestige and Heritage”

Wesley Flint’s Dim-Witted Daughter

An outlander, a heavy booted carnival merchant married Wesley Flint’s only daughter, only child: dim-witted Sally Flint of almost twenty-years; lived on a small farm outside the city limits of St. Paul, Minnesota, like hermits.

Even after twenty-years of marriage old man, Wesley Flint watched over his daughter, against the wilds, and potential harm, Rambling Ramsey (his son-in-law)might inflict upon her-might do, not that he had ever harmed her, but it was in his head, he might. He was the one who gave Ramsey the four-acres of land, and even built a farm house on it for them, so they’d be close by.

According to the nearby township of Stillwater, according to the resident’s accounts, old Flint hardly went anywhere, in his later years, he simply just raised chickens and pigeons, sold them at the Farmers’ Market, in the downtown area of the City of St. Continue reading “Wesley Flint’s Dim-Witted Daughter”

3 Things You May Not Know About Pageant Judges

3 Things You May Not Know About Pageant Judges

As both an experienced pageant contestant and pageant judge, I can tell you that it’s much easier sitting on the judge’s side of the table. Competing in a pageant can be a nerve-wracking experience, and also a very rewarding experience. Here are three things you may not realize about pageant judges, which might make your time with them a little more enjoyable by taking away some of the nervousness.

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Photoshop Digital Backgrounds: Why You Need to Know How to Create Professional Digital Backgrounds

Photoshop Digital Backgrounds: Why You Need to Know How to Create Professional Digital Backgrounds

If you’re a professional photographer, or would like to be, you probably already know that maintaining a full collection of traditional sets and backdrops is not just a chore, it’s also expensive. If you’re interested in opening a new photography studio without spending thousands of dollars or you’d like to streamline your old studio, it may be time to consider how Photoshop can help.

With the assistance of the right Photoshop background effects, you can create a whole new image with just a few clicks of a button. Continue reading “Photoshop Digital Backgrounds: Why You Need to Know How to Create Professional Digital Backgrounds”

Remembering the Ohio State Barber College

Back when I was a child growing up in Ohio in the late 1950’s, I lived with my Mom and two brothers in a little two-room upstairs apartment on Cleveland Avenue in Columbus. It was so small we had to share the only bathroom with our neighbor. We boys had a monthly routine of taking turns going downtown with Mom to get haircuts. When it was time for my haircut, Mom and I would leave my older brother Doug to watch my younger brother Tony back at the apartment. Off we would go to the Ohio State Barber College on High Street. Continue reading “Remembering the Ohio State Barber College”