"Wild Nights – Wild Nights!" – A Discussion of the Poem by Emily Dickinson

Wild Nights – Wild Nights!

Were I with thee

Wild Nights should be

Our luxury!

Futile – the Winds –

To a Heart in port –

Done with the Compass –

Done with the Chart!

Rowing in Eden –

Ah, the Sea!

Might I but moor –

Tonight – With Thee!

The Poem

“Wild Nights” can be interpreted several different ways, but the most obvious interpretation is that the poem expresses love, passion, and sexual desire. The opening stanza certainly gives the modern reader the image of a passionate encounter between two lovers. The second and third stanzas are far more obscure, creating a metaphor for the ardent experience with ocean images and nautical terms. Emily Dickinson was masterful at being able to describe life’s mysteries in imaginative ways with an economy of words.

While Thomas Wentworth Higginson, one of Dickinson’s mentors, was preparing the first edition of her poems in 1890, he wrote to Mabel Loomis Todd, the co-editor: “One poem only I dread a little to print – that wonder ‘Wild Nights,’ – lest the malignant read into it more than that virgin recluse ever dreamed of putting there. . . . Yet what a loss to omit it! Indeed it is not to be omitted.”

The use of the word “luxury” in the first stanza probably refers to an old use of the word, meaning lust and gratification. The phrase “heart in port” in the second stanza can be interpreted as a lover’s embrace. The marine terms used in each line of the second stanza create the nautical metaphor. They also create the feeling that control has been given up.

The third stanza completes the amorous, watery imagery. “Rowing in Eden” and “moor . . . in thee” can be interpreted as sexual passion. “Ah! The sea!”

Each stanza of the poem is a short quatrain, four lines. Each line has a dimetric rhythm, meaning that there are two poetic feet in each line. Most lines have iambic feet, such as in the first stanza. Each line in the first stanza has two groups of two syllables with the second syllable of each group being accented. In the second and third stanzas there is less regularity. Several lines start with a trochee, a two syllable group with the first syllable being accented. The line, “To a heart in port,” begins with a three syllable group, called an anapest. Despite the several irregularities, the poem flows smoothly and is easily recited.

The rhyme scheme in “Wild Nights” is typical of Emily Dickinson’s poetry. In each stanza the second and fourth lines rhyme, though in the second stanza the rhyme is a good example of a near rhyme.

With just a few words and a few lines, Emily Dickinson has captured the image of a wild night of passion.

Source by Garry Gamber

Custom Picture Framing Vs Store-Bought Or Standard Frames – Which and When to Choose

Many people wonder whether there’s a difference between custom picture framing and purchasing a “standard” size, store-bought frame from a department or craft store. A frame is a frame, glass is glass, matting is matting — what does it matter? Why should I pay a little more money when there’s really no need? There is a difference, it can matter greatly, especially if the art or item you intend to put in that frame has any sort of value or is of a specific dimension, and the additional cost of having it done right is well worth it. Not everything requires a custom frame, but for certain types of art or items there is really no choice. Additionally, it pays to be wise in your choice of custom framer. Not every facility that advertises itself as offering custom framing is truly providing that service. The following information and guidelines should help you in your decision making process.

The benefits to having your art custom framed:

• No force fitting — the size of the art dictates the final size of the mat and frame — perfect symmetry (I.e. if your art has a dimension of 6″ x 17″, you are not forced to purchase a mat and frame at 16″ x 20″ resulting in “odd” borders)

• Unlimited choices in moulding and matting

• High quality, acid-free materials to protect your art and keep it in pristine condition

• It’s more affordable than you may think (call around and price compare)

• Value retention – improperly treated art will quickly deteriorate and lose its value

• Confidence in knowing the job was done professionally – different types of art require their own special treatment — a canvas should not be framed in the same way as a charcoal sketch, as a needlework, etc.

The drawbacks to purchasing a store-bought, “standard” size frame and doing it yourself:

• The frame (often plastic or resin)

• The glass (probably not UV, or worse, a sheet of acetate)

• The mat (usually made from wood cellulose product)

• The backing (generally cardboard)

• All of these materials will damage any type of art because they contain high levels of acidity, which is extremely harmful to the art

• The glass won’t be of much help either because it lets in ultra violet light, another “art killer”

• Size limitations – you won’t be able to find a frame at 6″ x 17″ if that is what you need

• You don’t have to struggle trying to trim a photo, cut a mat, “glue” the art down, or force the art into a too small or too large space

• You may have to pay to have the job done over, especially if damage was done by you or a non-professional

Any professional framer should be using acid-free materials and UV or museum glass in order to protect the art or item from environmental conditions such as sunlight, acid, air pollutants, etc. It is always a shame to see a lovely, original piece of art that has been tucked into a store bought frame with the intention of having it done by a professional later. When it is removed from the unprotected environment, the damage is clear: fading of color and inks (which can clearly be seen when observed next to the area that was under the edge of the frame), yellowing (evident when the mat is lifted off the borders), evidence of trimming or cut edges on the art because it had to be forced into an inappropriately sized frame (sure to decrease the art’s value if there is any), and on and on. Once something has been improperly handled, there is often little to be done to make reparations (at least as far as the value is concerned).

There are all sorts of ready to buy picture frames available. You can find them almost anywhere you shop from retail and home stores, to craft stores to the local “dollar” store. They are perfectly fine if you have a snap of the family dog or a greeting card you want to display. These types of frames are not acceptable for much more than that though. Do some research, make some calls to custom frame shops in your area and by all means, do not be afraid of asking these questions:

• Does your facility use acid-free materials and offer UV or museum glass?

• Is the framing work done on premises or “farmed out?”

• Do you have the resources to cut your own frames to size, or are you ordering factory, “standard” size frames and then fitting the art to the frame?

• Are you familiar with handling different types of art? (E.g. canvases, needlework, pastels, 3-D objects, textiles, etc.)

• Are …

How to Get an Internship in a Translation Company

With thousands of people graduating from universities, colleges and other educational institution, without solid work experience, you may find yourself in a catch 22 situation: no one wants to hire you without experience but how do you get the experience if no one wants to hire you?

Working as an intern will often give you a great advantage of experiencing the real world and being able to include it on your CV. Our company has been offering international work placements in Melbourne, Australia, for the past 2 years and we since have hosted interns from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, China, France, Lebanon and Poland. It’s a great way for us to learn about the new generation of professional linguists and contribute to the translating and interpreting industry by letting some new blood in.

I receive dozens of new applications per month and including people in our well structured internship program has become a privilege. We give people real work, with real clients but of course we do a lot of hand holding before we allow our interns to spread their wings. Most interns start by assisting our Multimedia Projects Officer or Business Development Coordinator in managing projects, checking of translations, collating databases or answering the phone. We take our interns to court to watch our interpreters at work, we also get them to review previous translations, collate glossaries and format translations. In other words, our interns do get exposed to how a translation bureau works, a rare opportunity indeed!

Given the advantages and the interest our internship program attracts, I thought I’d share with you some dos and don’ts on how to go about applying for internship. I have seen some shocking applications in my time, and whilst I always respond to prospective interns’ inquiries, it would be very hard for me to be convinced to take them on. We are one of the few companies in Australia that take intern applications seriously but I sometimes doubt that the interns take us seriously!

So here go the tips:

1. Email the translation company finding out who is in charge of recruiting. Emailing your application to the general email will rarely be met with interest, as it is usually checked by a non-decision maker, or a person who just can’t be bothered.

2. Check the spelling and grammar of your email and don’t forget to attach your CV. Don’t ever use the SMS shorthand for writing emails. It looks very unprofessional.

3. Do some research on the company in question so that your email doesn’t sound generic or disinterested. Explain in your email why you’d want to become an intern for them.

4. Be prepared for the internship to be unpaid: after all the company will invest a lot of money in training and supporting you, and you will get a reference at the end of it. So do make sure you can afford to be an intern for several months, especially if you are going to be based in another country or even continent.

5. Check the company out. Ask about working conditions, location, insurances and working hours. See if you could be put in touch with previous interns who could tell you more not only about the company, but local attractions, accommodation and customs.

6. Follow up with a phone call and arrange for a telephone interview. It is important that you clarify any issues of concerns before you commit yourself to the internship. Ask the company about the internship program: they should be able to email you a questionnaire or a work plan, to help you in making sure you are making the right decision.

7. Check whether your training institution will endorse the internship and if so, how will they liaise with your employer. Do they have any specific requirements?

8. Follow up with an email thanking the company for their time and keep in touch regularly. Ask about a duty statement, internship plan or position description. Who will you be reporting to? How often? What happens in case of problems?

Best of luck with your internships and don’t forget to contact me if you have any questions!

Source by Eva Hussain

Oil Painting – Its Characteristics and Procedure

Oil painting has become a vital part of the modern day art. The artists make use of the oil paints to give shape to their imaginations and thoughts. If you wish to use painting art as a medium to put your thoughts into the canvas then it is necessary that you first understand the basic characteristics and procedures of oil painting.

Oil paints usually take a longer time period in comparison to other forms of painting art. It may acquire as long as a week time. It can be taken as a positive point as it gives you enough time to correct the flaws in the painting if any.

It also helps you to draw the exact shades which make it look closer to life. The painting thus looks great and shinier than any other normal painting.

The best part of the painting lies in the fact that during a course of time, as it dries, the paints will not fade away as in case of most of the other water color paintings.

Buying oil paints rightly:

In order to get started with oil painting you require the right quality of oil paints available in the market. They differ in quality, consistency, and rate. They can either be very thick or too thin. The colors also play a much important role when it comes to adding the soul in the painting.

The right way to buy the oil paints is by taking into account the quality of the paint, and the expression that you wish to illustrate through the painting.

For this you may need to buy some essential items, which are very essential to get started with oil paining. You first require the right paints and a good quality brush to paint with. You can buy any synthetic substitutes for the oil paint or get oil that can make your painting look more striking.

Source by Murtaza Habib

Managing An Event Center

The investment plan, goal and magnitude of a facility are what determine the management style to be adopted in running the affairs of an event center. There is no written law or rules and regulations that can be said to be the guiding principle in this business. So, what we need to understand here is that we are simply discussing on the management aspect of an event center. By this, we are referring to the act of running or controlling the business, or the personnel that are saddled with the responsibility of managing or controlling the activities of a business, for the purpose of making profit, or for whatever purpose that the business was set up.

So, managing an event center, is all about taking care of a facility that has been set up, investment wise, for the purpose of taking care of the activities organized by other people, in exchange of cash payment for using the facility. So, it can be established here, that managing a facility is more of the investment goal of the facility.

There are different levels and categories of event centers; depending on the type and magnitude of the event center. A multipurpose event center cannot be at the same level of management like the general way of managing an event facility. A typical multi-purpose investment center combines many investment options into one investment goal. We shall briefly discuss them one by one.

1) EVENT CENTER WITH GYMNASIUM: If the location of the event center is in an area with mixture residential and commercial developments, then the investor has to strategically invest to maximize his profits here. This can be achieved in many ways, and one of the ways is to incorporate a gymnasium with all the necessary facilities here. If the investor can afford to fix all the necessary modern facilities for work-out here, then he is sure of a profitable investment here, even before the outfit becomes fully operational. In order to achieve the maximum result, the investor must be sure that the percentage of people that reside here is higher than those that just come to do business, but live at other destinations.

Investments in an event center could be a money spinner if the right things are done first, and the center is managed properly. Any property investment with a proper laid out maintenance policy will definitely achieve the desired result.

Invest wise.

Source by Eze Ikechukwu

Commercial Print Modeling Vs Editorial Print Modeling

When you think or hear of the word “commercial” in regards to the modeling industry, there are a few variations of the meaning, but in the most practical form regarding “print” photography think of the word “promote”. The model’s job is to be photographed “promoting” a product or service in a print ad (for example… in magazines, brochures, newspapers, catalogues, etc.). There are numerous opportunities for COMMERCIAL PRINT MODELS that exist all over the United States and internationally. The ad may range from the smallest business promoting its’ livelihood all the way to large corporations who can afford their own advertising agencies to handle marketing campaigns.

Commercial Print Modeling is very different from Editorial Print Modeling. Remember that an “editorial” is a magazine fashion “story” of the trend that is happening at that particular moment, not a specific advertisement for any one company, even though you will see multiple credits cited in small print of the stores and designers of the featured garments and accessories. Some ads that you may see in magazines may be elaborately spread out and photographed in an “editorial-style”, but it is ultimately a “commercial” ad if it is promoting one company name. It makes a nifty, high fashion looking ad, though, because that is the style ad that they are marketing to their specific consumers.

Usually, though, the editorial model and their style of modeling don’t represent the particular looks that can be marketed to a large group of average, “every-day” consumers (a.k.a. the people who buy). Consumers buy from ads that they can relate to or strive to achieve. This is where a commercial model may have a wonderful chance of success because their image is a part of the marketing process that sells to the consumer. They represent a highly approachable and marketable look. So, for whatever product they are promoting their look can vary dependent upon what product or service is being advertised to the consumer. That means the door is open to many different types and sizes of models. Take note, that there are actually some editorial fashion models that are able to cross over from editorial modeling into the diverse commercial advertising side. That’s so ideal for a career model who wants longevity. The commercial model doesn’t usually have just one look even though there may be one special look that gets them hired over and over.

This is where the terminology variations form and can cause confusion to whether a model is considered an editorial-type or commercial-type of model. Remember the prestige title? It’s placed on editorial models, but there is something wonderful to be said for being a successful working commercial model, too. “Commercial” is a term that the general public thinks of as ads that they see on television or hear on the radio. The terminology used by an advertising agency versus a modeling agency when referring to “commercial” has different degrees of meanings, too, depending on how they interpret the booking.

Being in a television commercial is one type of opportunity that can use commercial models, but it’s “NOT” why they are called commercial models. For the purposes of a commercial type of model, the doors are open for almost anyone who has the skills of being either photogenic for photographs or having the right personality and approachable looks for promoting a product. The range of model can vary from being very outwardly attractive all the way to people who possess a great “character” face and /or personality (a.k.a. character model). Fashion does have its place for commercial models (a.k.a. commercial fashion models) by selling the garments or accessories that are being advertised in catalogues, showrooms, and certain ads in magazines (not the editorial stories).

The context of explaining where the “commercial model” terms are used may vary depending on whom is referring to the booking… an Advertising Agency, a Commercial Modeling Agency, or a “specialized” Editorial Fashion Agency. Advertising Agencies (a.k.a. Ad Agencies) are hired on behalf of a company who wants their product or service promoted. Ad agencies will overall take charge of how the product or service will be promoted and will usually take care of hiring all of the personnel needed to complete the job such as photographers and models, too. If the campaign is something to promote a “fashion” product, then the “ad” agency refers to this as a “fashion” job. This is where the slight confusion of terms is just a technicality. An “Editorial ” modeling agency does not refer to such “fashion” work as “editorial” and will likely view the ad as commercial. So, here you have the advertising agency’s viewpoint booking a “fashion model”, but perhaps the modeling agency refers to what the ad agency is booking in terms of a commercial model. Ultimately, someone is used, so …

QuickBooks – How To Reconcile Accounts on a Daily Basis

Have you ever wanted to reconcile a bank account in QuickBooks on a daily basis? It’s very easy to do, if you have the correct information. You will need a report from the financial institution showing three things:

1. The opening balance of the account on that day

2. All banking activity for the day

3. The closing balance for the day

With these three pieces of information, you can reconcile any account in QB on a daily basis.

Most banks and credit card companies offer online services. If you need to reconcile an account on a daily basis, see if you can go online and print a report showing the above information. If so, then you are all set to do daily reconciliations.

We’re all familiar with monthly statements. They have the same information as what I show above: an opening balance as of the first day of the month; all activity for the month; and a closing balance as of the last day of the month. Knowing this, it is possible to do bank recs for other time periods: weekly, bi-weekly, or any other time period. It doesn’t even have to be a regular time period. You can reconcile for a week, then for a day, then for three days, then for three weeks. As long as each report/statement from the bank shows the above information, recs can be done on whatever time basis suits you.

Not that I recommend irregular recs, because I don’t. I only point them out to show that it’s not the time period that is most important, it’s the three pieces of information I show above that are important. Irregular recs could be problematic for other reasons, so my suggestion is that, as a rule, everybody does their recs on a regular basis.

Source by Jennifer A. Thieme

The Importance of Titles in Art – An Overview

The importance of Titles in Art is immense, as it gives a meaning and a purpose to the artwork. In fact, the Title of an artwork is one of its most artistic and important things. The meaning of the Title usually is interwoven throughout a piece of art and is often times hard to understand. If the Title of an artwork is not mentioned, it becomes the observer’s challenge to interpret it. All this goes on to emphasize the importance of Titles in art.

Framing an Art Title depends on the type of artistic image you are working on. Make sure that your Art Title is in harmony with the theme of your artwork. The connoisseurs will be able to appreciate an artwork better if they have clarity about what they are looking at. The following are some key importance of Titles in art:

o Art Titles are very convenient handles for analyzing, reviewing, and addressing art.

o Most Art Titles are axiomatic, yet perceptive, inducing one to look a bit deeper.

o Most Art Titles have an intentional play of words that make them interesting.

o Sometimes the Art Titles are needed to convey what a viewer thinks of an image.

o The Art Titles are important as they help people remember the particular piece of art they are attached to.

To arrive at an appropriate Title for an artwork, one should primarily consider its purpose. Artists should seek answers to the following questions in order to frame an apt Title for their artwork:

o Is it a piece of a project with a name?

o Is it just a single shot, or an art form that has caught your attention?

Usually, an artwork should have one or two sets of Titles. The first Title should be a ‘Working Title’ in combination with a File Number. The second Title is derived from the fragments of what you were thinking while making or processing the piece.

Framing a relevant Art Title is as responsible a job as it is important. A wrongly Titled Art can be quite damaging to the perception of artwork. It can lessen the impact of an image, especially when excessively cute Titles are used to depict the image art. In addition, some abstract Art Titles hamper the imagination of a viewer, when it tends to delineate too much or tries to lead in a direction that the art is not supportive of.

Source by Annette Labedzki

How To Make Your Penis Bigger – 3 Easy Ways Proven To Give You A Bigger Penis For Life!

Wish you could be proud rather than feel embarrassed about your manhood size? There is no need for you to feel dejected every time you look down and see how small you are there. There is still a way for you to make your penis bigger than what it is now, and have it stay bigger for good!

The male enhancement industry has evolved over the years. There are now several different products and ways to help you achieve a bigger manhood size easily.

But of course, not all of the products available to you are worth your money and time. Some are just duds that do nothing to the size of your manhood but burn a hole in your wallet.

Amongst the plethora of male enhancement products and techniques that guys like you are making use of to get a bigger penis, here are the 3 top ways as feedback by the general adult male population:

1. Growing your penis through medication

Medication is one way of enhancing the size of your manhood. But in this case, there is no need for any doctor’s prescription.

Penis enhancement pills are health supplements that feed the body with vital nutrients that help the male organ to increase in size. Most of these pills are made of natural ingredients that include vitamins and minerals known to affect your penis size in a positive manner.

The enhancement pills may also include ingredients to make the male organ stronger and fitter to achieve harder erections, and also toughen your ejaculatory muscles to boost your staying power during sex!

Overall, taking penis enhancement pills is the easiest way possible to grow your manhood bigger. I mean, how much easier can it get than popping a pill or two down your throat each day?

2. Stretching your penis bigger with an extender

Another product that is popular amongst the male community is the extender tool. It is one of the several devices you can use to gradually increase the size of your manhood.

The extender makes it possible for the male organ to become bigger by forcing your penis to absorb more blood in its main blood chambers. As more and more blood enter the chambers, the erectile tissues in your penis are forced to expand, giving your manhood a more prominent physique.

The reason why many guys are relying on the extender device to make themselves bigger down there is because of its effectiveness. It typically takes just a couple of weeks of using the extender for you to start seeing a remarkable difference in your penis size.

It is also just as easy to use as it is to be on a penis enhancement pill diet. All you need to do is to put on the device on your manhood, and just let it do its work while you carry on with your daily activities.

3. Doing exercises to make your penis bigger

Besides products such as the extender and enhancement pills, there is also one technique that you can learn to do in order to achieve a more desirable penis size. Simply by doing some specific exercise routines on your penis, you can actually get it to naturally increase in size.

The way penis exercising works is pretty much similar to how the extender gives you a bigger male organ. The difference here is of course you do not need to spend money on a costly piece of extender tool – the exercises can be easily done using your two hands.

And if you do not wish to spend your hard-earned money on an extender tool, or do not want to wait any longer than a couple of weeks to start seeing an increase in size down there, then exercising would be the most ideal way to make your penis bigger for good!

Source by Terry Mitchells

The Role Of Music And Movement In Early Childhood Development

A child’s early years constitute a period of rapid intellectual, social, and emotional development. Integrating music and movement into children’s education at this point in their lives is well-established as a great way to maximise this golden ‘window of opportunity’. But how does music and movement actually work to benefit a child’s early development, and are there some easy ways to build these activities into daily learning?

Mind games: How does music and movement affect the child’s brain?

Recent research into early cognitive development has unearthed the substantial impact that music and movement has on a child’s mind. Both activities work to stimulate different areas of the brain, subsequently combining to provide long-term benefits for a wide range of cognitive functions. This stimulation also encourages connections between the brain’s neural pathways.

Listening to music actively engages both hemispheres of the brain, meaning that left-sided language functions such as grammar and vocabulary are stimulated in tandem with right-sided functions, including intonation, accentuation and processing of audiological stimuli. This comprehensive stimulation enhances language development. This development is complemented by the effect of movement and rhythm on the brain’s frontal lobes.

Music, movement and learning: A wide range of educational benefits

In addition to the advantages for early language development, integrating music and movement has a number of distinct benefits for any young child. Research has shown that integrating music into teaching can have dramatic effects on memory, mathematical achievement, and reading ability. Hearing words being sung has been shown to improve a child’s ability to distinguish linguistic patterns and develop auditory discrimination.

Activities which regularly involve movement can help kids improve their balance, coordination and spatial awareness. It serves as great physical exercise, which helps release endorphins, thus making kids feel happier and healthier. It’s also especially important in developing a child’s basic motor skills, as well as helping build self-esteem and improving social relationships with other children.

Combine the two and you’ll see music and movement complementing each other in wonderful ways. Kids will start to develop their natural rhythm and will actively engage different senses in their learning. What’s more, these types of activities are naturally enjoyable for children and can help to engage those who favour the kinesthetic learning style.

Easy ways to introduce music and movement into the classroom

To a certain extent, music and movement has always been a feature of early learning. For example, young students learn the alphabet through song or create their own dramatic productions. But there are so many other ways to increase engagement through these activities. You could have music playing in the background during lesson time or use dance to learn about other cultures. You could even encourage each child to learn an instrument – the perfect way to combine music and movement.

E-learning software also allows easy integration of music and movement into daily learning, with many offerings using sounds on the computer to complement interactive lessons while demanding quick physical reactions.

Source by Hannah McCarthy

Music – An Important Source of Entertainment

Music has been one of the key features of the entertainment industry. People have become so addicted to music that they can’t imagine their lives without it. Listening to music reduces the stress level and helps to calm an individual. It also rejuvenates and soothes one’s mind. Truly, music refreshes an individual and acts as a stress buster for the people whose lives have become monotonous due to the hectic schedule.

These days, music systems come with a variety of features and enhancements and are well equipped with proper bass, vibe and treble. They have a better sonic resolution. One can arrange their music tracks in their order of preference while listening. One can also take it as a disc jockey when arranging for a party. The karaoke is another important feature introduced in these systems. This feature shows a listener, lyrics of the song being played which increases the interest of a listener even more. Moreover, a listener can sing the song along with the same beats and rhythm.

Music industry is aware of the demands of listeners and so keeps on updating the music systems with new software. Sonos is the foremost digital music system that enables an individual to play music in all the rooms of the house.

Internet is another medium that makes music accessible to the people around the world. No matter if it is an old song that one wants to hear or a latest track all can be downloaded from the Internet. Computers are equipped with memory, software, sound card, processors, record and play features that can play the same track infinitely. One such software is named file-sharing program. This enables the internet user to browse a site and download the music in a digital format. Moreover, all the songs can be downloaded free of cost with best quality voice.

DVD players are another source of music. These players make use of digital video discs to store data and movies. Though priced quite reasonably, they have features that are parallel to high-valued models. They are portable and also have a video screen. It can be used for listening all different types of music like jazz, rock, soft and many others.

Thus, music is an important source of entertainment and can be listened anywhere through various sources available. The means of music systems vary and are distinctive in range, whether it is music system, Internet music or DVD players.

Source by Andrew Stratton

13 Fast Facts About Acrylic Paint

1. It is less than a century old. The first type of acrylic paint to become commercially available was actually polymer-based house paint, which became available in the 1940s.

2. It was only in the 1950s that acrylics were made commercially available. After that, they took off in popularity and they’re remained a top choice for many artists ever since thanks in part to their great versatility.

3. Acrylic paint does have lots of its own characteristics, though it can easily be manipulated to resemble oil paints or watercolour paints. Many artists therefore use this type of paint as a substitute for oils or watercolours.

4. Acrylic paint consists of a pigment that’s suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion binder. The pigment is the material that gives paint its colour and the binder is what holds the pigment together with the emulsion.

5. Painting with acrylics gives your work a sharp, clear and bold effect. It’s a good choice if you want a painting that looks really realistic.

6. Acrylic paint tends to dry quite quickly, though you can add a retarded to the paint to slow down the drying process.

7. You can easily paint layers with acrylics, as the paint’s colours are permanent. You can paint one layer on top of another and the layer that’s been painted over won’t be visible at all.

8. Acrylic paint can be applied to a huge variety of surfaces. As well as canvas, it can be applied to surfaces such as glass, wood, ceramics, plastic, fabric, metals, stones, cars, houses and even cardboard paper.

9. There are loads of different mediums and substances, such as gels, sand and rice, that you can add to acrylics to give them all sorts of different textures. Many artists like experimenting by adding different things to the paint to see what effects they produce.

10. An acrylic painting that has completely dried out does have the tendency to attract dust; once you’ve finished working on painting, you should add a layer of varnish to it in order to prevent dust gathering on it and damaging it.

11. If you’ve got lots of acrylic paint on your brushes or on your hands, all you need is soap and water to get it off.

12. One of the most famous artists to have used and experimented with acrylics is Andy Warhol, known for pioneering the ‘pop art’ concept and movement. Many of his most recognisable and influential works, including Campbell’s Soup Cans, were completed in acrylics.

13. Acrylic paint is known for producing vibrant, loud and solid colours. Paintings done in acrylic paint stand out and tend to be very eye-catching.

Source by Joanne Perkins

Top 5 Types of Entertainment for Parties

When choosing the most memorable entertainment for parties, first take a look at what kind of party or event it is. Depending on the event, such as weddings, there are wedding entertainment ideas and for corporate events, there are corporate event ideas.

To make it simpler, you can divide the types of entertainment into a group. Remember, entertainment for parties and events can be considered an amusing type of activity from very passive to very interactive. For instance, group classifications are: children, group, public, private or corporate. You want to find the right entertainment for the specific group you would like to entertain for the event.

Here are some examples:

Public Entertainment

When you walk through the park or subway station in any big city, you can probably see a large range of public entertainers amusing the city’s bystanders and passers-by for any amount of money. There are all sorts of public entertainers from Jazz musicians, a violin soloist to mimes. Public entertainers flock to bigger cities because there are a large number of concentrated people in an area to hopefully make some kind of wage. On the other hand, once you make your nominal donation, you can enjoy the gifts these talented public entertainers have to offer.

Corporate Entertainment

Corporate entertainment is aimed specifically at corporate events, award ceremonies and product launches, and is usually private and by invite only. Corporate events can run the gambit scale-wise, from very intimate to thousands of people. Forcorporate event ideas, think about including live speakers or even consider booking live music for corporate picnics and charity functions.

Adult Entertainment

Adult Entertainment is not only referring to the sex industry but can involve entertainment that adults might enjoy, like live concerts, sports, theater and even other activities that might be also appealing and appropriate for kids such aswedding entertainment ideas.

Live Entertainment

Live entertainment can be broad-including all ages and encompassing many varieties of entertainment. For example, music concerts, arena sports, musical theater, plays, live talk shows and seminars-practically any other activity that are aimed to bring large groups of people together and be amused. They can be for wedding entertainment ideas to corporate event ideas.

Child Entertainment

Entertaining kids is a fine balance between mental stimulation and physical activities. That’s why clowns, magicians and puppets are usually the most popular, coupled with games and races. They can be quite enjoyable for adults as well. Live music is also a hit at children’s parties for both young and old alike.

So when considering what kind of entertainment for parties or events, it is simply a matter of matching up the type of entertainment, with the type of audience or group to suit their tastes! Drawing people together with live music is almost always a sure hit! Book your live music today. Call an entertainment professional to help you choose what type of band or DJ you’d like to feature at your party or event!

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What is the Significance of Art

Art is such a simple term but it is difficult to define. To a child, art is drawing and coloring. For celebrities, art is acting and entertaining. For designers, art is trend and fashion. The definition of art can be very objective.

Different sectors have their own definition of art. They have various standards too. For a mother, the drawings of her children are works of art. For museums, art is the genuine creation of a significant artist in the past.

Just like its definition, its significance also varies. There are various forms of art today, and each is important to the artist involved. A good example is a musician. Music is a good example of art. That is why singers are called artists. For a songwriter, each song has a story that he wants the people to hear. For most writers, this is very personal.

For various artists, art is way of expressing themselves. You may have seen an abstract oil painting, although you cannot recognize the patterns and strokes of the artists, it is very important for the painter. For him, it represents his emotion and his character. It can symbolize his anger and frustration. However, it can also represent his love and compassion. Anyone who sees it can also use it to represent how they feel. Strokes and colors can evoke certain emotions from other people. This is why most people want to buy pieces of artwork.

For others, it represents their dreams. The television today has produced several competitions that opened the doors for various dreamers. There are dancers across the country who lined up to audition because all their life they wanted to dance in front of an audience who appreciates what they can do. Many have gone to school to enhance their skills so that they can be among the best dancers in the world.

Like music, dancing is a form of art that can evoke various feelings. Aside from love, dances can also evoke sensuality, excitement, fun, passion, anger, and happiness. Art here is more than entertainment and talent. It is more of touching people lives through their moves and choreography.

Today, art also symbolizes comfort. You can see art in many beautiful and comfortable homes. Interior designers are also artists in many ways. They match things to provide a wonderful space for their client. Seeing the overwhelming reactions of their clients gives them satisfaction. To them, that is the most rewarding feeling.

Art has also transcended in foods. Many cooks and chefs have proven this. Some maybe predictable but others are like the abstract oil painting. You do not care what is in there as long as you like the taste. For them, being able to feed and satisfy their customers is all that matters.

Art is very significant in today’s generation. Since it has taken various forms, it has earned the respect of almost all the artists. Musicians respect their instruments. Painters respect their brushes, paints, and canvass. And, chefs respect their ingredients and utensils.

Art is significant because of the sense of fulfillment an artist feels every time he finishes a masterpiece.

Source by Jessica Ackerman