It is often observed that many people's top ranking fear is not death but having to speak in public. The joke is that these people would rather be lying in the casket at the funeral than giving the eology. Public speaking for people who suffer from panic attacks or general anxiety often becomes a major source of worry weeks or even months before the speaking event is to occur.
These speaking engagements do not necessarily have to be the traditional "on a podium" events but can be as simple as an office meeting where the individual is expected to express an opinion or give verbal feedback. The fear of public speaking and panic attacks in this case centers on having an attack while speaking. The individual fears being incapacitated by the anxiety and hence unable to complete what he or she is saying. The person imagines fleeing the spotlight and having to make all kinds of excuses later for their undignified departure out the office window ….
This differs slightly from the majority of people who fear public speaking because their fear tends to revolve around going blank while speaking or feeling uncomfortable under the spotlight of their peers. The jitters or nerves of speaking in public are of course a problem for this group as well, but they are unfamiliar with that debilitating threat which is the panic attack, as they most likely have not experienced one before.
Public Speaking and Panic AttacksSo how should a person with an anxiety issue issue public speaking? Stage one is accepting that all these bizarre and quite frankly unnerving sensations are not going to go away overnight. In fact, you are not even going to concern yourself with getting rid of them for your next talk. When they arrive during a speech / meeting, you are going to approach them in a new manner. What we need to do is build your confidence back to where it used to be before any of these sensations ever occurred. This time you will approach it in a unique, empowering manner, allowing you to feel your confidence again. It is said that most of the top speakers are riddled with anxiety before speaking, but they somehow use this nervousness to enhance their speech. I am going to show you exactly how to do this, although I know that right now if you suffer from public speaking and panic attacks you may find it difficult to believe you can ever over it.
My first point is this and it is important. The average healthy person can experience an extreme array of anxiety and very uncomfortable sensations while giving a speech and is in no danger of ever losing control, or even appearing slightly anxiously to the audience. No matter how tough it gets, you will always finish your piece, even if the outside it feels very uncomfortable to go on. You will not become incapacitated in any way.
The real breakthrough for if you suffer from public speaking and panic attacks happens when you fully believe that you are not in danger and that the sensations will pass.
"I realize you (the anxiety) hold no threat over me."
What keeps a panic attack coming again and again is the fear of the fear – the fear that the next one will really knock your socks off and you feel you were lucky to have made it past the last one unscathed. As they were so unnerving and scary, it is your confidence that has been damaged by previous anxiety episodes. Once you fully understand you are not under any threat, then you can have a new response to the anxiety as it arises while speaking.
Defeating public speaking and panic attacks …
There is always a turning point when a person moves from general anxiety into a panic attack, and that happens with public speaking when you think to yourself:
"I will not be able to handle this in front of these people."
That split second of self-doubt leads to a rush of adrenaline, and the extreme anxiety arrives in a wave like format. If, however, when you feel the initial anxiety and you react with confidence that this is not a threat to you, you will move out of the anxiety rapidly. Using this new approach is a powerful ally because it means it is okay to feel scared and feel the anxiety when speaking-that is fine; you are going to feel it and move with and through the sensations in your body and out the other side. Because he or she is feeling very anxious, often before the talk has begun, that person may feel they have already let themselves down. Now, you can relax on that point. It is perfectly natural to feel …
Interior painting seems simple enough. Some people hire professionals, and others take on this simple DIY task themselves.
Unfortunately, those DIY enthusiasts often make quite a few mistakes along the way that can leave their living room in less than perfect condition. Often, these are simple mistakes that can easily be avoided.
According to professionals, following these tips can make a paint job look like a professional interior painter did the job no matter how little experience a person has.
Make sure that there is plenty of time
The most common mistake that people make when they refuse to hire an interior painter is rushing to get the job done. When a person tries to hurry up and get something done, they cut corners and they make more mistakes.
Instead, make sure that there is plenty of time to get the job done. This guarantees that a person can take their time when they paint the inside of the house, and they can be careful not to make mistakes.
Wash the walls
Most people know that they have to wash the exterior of the house before painting, but people usually forget about this step when it comes to the inside of the house. The walls on the inside of a house can accumulate dust and dirt, especially if there is trim along the room.
Wash the walls thoroughly and give them plenty of time to dry before applying the first coat of paint to make a job look like it was completed by a professional painter.
Don’t forget the primer
Sometimes, a fresh coat of paint will easily go over the paint that is already there. Sometimes, it may take a coat or two, which can lead to the paint being darker than the homeowners intended.
Avoid having a medium blue living room instead of a sky blue living room by picking up a primer. Most home improvement stores sell high quality paint that has a built-in primer to make sure that it goes on in one coat.
Don’t spread out the job over several days
When a person paints the inside of the house, they usually feel like they have all the time in the world, but this might not turn out so well.
If a person paints one part of a room one day, and spreads the rest of the room out over several days or weeks, it can lead to the paint being two different colors. This usually depends on the type of paint, and it might not be noticeable with lighter colors. On the other hand, it could look like the painter used two different colors on the interior.
When painting, it’s better to be safe than sorry and get it done in one day if possible.
Instead of trying to paint the trim with a standard paint brush, it’s better to pick up a nice tool to paint the part of the wall where it meets the trim. Products that have a guard that sits beside a small roller will make sure that the paint for the walls does not get on the trim.
While these tools are recommended by interior painters, there are several other tools available on the market that will do the same job. Those without previous experience painting will find these tools extremely helpful during the painting process.
If it is possible, make sure to spread the paint evenly across the wall. If there is more paint on one part of the wall versus another, it will result in the wall being two different colors. The areas that have more paint on them will be a darker color than the rest of the wall.
It may sound like a lot of work, but all it takes is some time and thought to make sure that the inside of a home looks as though it were painted by professional interior painters.
Drawing is not a new concept; it has been an old elegant fashion of expressing things within a visual form. Pencil art drawings, since ages, are one of the impressive forms of visual expression that transform the luster of a thing or an object. There are quite a few procedures or approaches of pencil drawings.
However pencil works on paper are the most common and appealing art works seen at the art gallery exhibitions. The exhibition works are basically expensive than simple pencil drawings. The art loving people love to present pencil art drawings as a gift to their heads in the different occasions like birthday and anniversary.
The traditional drawing works were monochrome and may have some colors. Basically, traditional drawing has been drawn using a set of tools and equipment such as graphite pencils, pen and ink, chalk, marks, crayons, inked brushes and so on. Unlike traditional drawing, modern pencil art drawings are drawn using no extra tools or equipments except some pencils. Modern pencil drawings are two kinds, color pencil drawing and monochrome pencil drawing.
In the modern age, the fashion trends are always changing. The people think the simpler is the better. In general, painting and drawing mean two different senses. In pencil artworks, people do not like drawings full of fancy colors and patterns rather some simple pencil lines filled with tone onto a piece of paper.
Pencil artworks have been used in many purposes. The people use them as home décor and occasional gifts. Beside, pencil artwork is another way to frame up your unforgettable memories in a piece of paper. Nowadays, in the art gallery, we see different kinds of amazing pencil art drawings that catch eyes. A pencil portrait artist inks his / her love and passion onto a piece of paper just using a pencil.
If you want to get some appealing priceless gifts for your fears, you can go for pencil drawings. A pencil work is not that expensive and anyone can afford it. You can find some fancy pencil art works at the art gallery, gift shops or from the pencil portrait artists' places. You can even get converted your own pictures or things into pencil drawings from the artists, it's called customized pencil drawing.
A customized pencil drawing can be a great birthday gift for your friends, partners, parents, and even for your child. You can select the kiddy pictures of your child, old romantic memories of your parents, all unforgettable memories in your school life and memories that always make you feel better. Just select some of your old memories framed up as pictures, contact with a pencil portrait artist and get them converted into amazing priceless gifts for your dear's birthday.
Pop music may include elements of rock, hip hop, reggae, dance, R & B, jazz, electronic, and sometimes folk music and various other styles. Pop music performers typically make use of state-of-the-art technology and recording studios to achieve the sound they want, and record producers may have a heavy influence. Pop music generally uses a simple, memorable melody and emphasizes the rhythm, often with syncopation, and stripped down to a basic riff or loop which repeats through much of the song. Pop music is often criticized for being overly simple and repetitive.
Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are banned by one or more of the mass media. Popular music is music that is not something else (usually 'folk' or 'art' music). Popular music is associated with (produced for or by) a particular social group. Popular music is banned by mass media and / or in a mass market. Popular music is also quite entirely instrumental. Popular music is not really about 'being heard', but rather about 'being heard again'; and 'being heard again and again and again' is what really popular music is really about. Pop is contemporary music and a common type of popular music (distinguished from classical or art music and from folk music).
The term popular music does not refer specifically to a single genre or sound, and its meaning is different depending on the time and place. Within popular music, "pop music" is often distinguished from other subgenres by stylistic exercises such as a danceable rhythm or beat, simple melodies and a repeating structure. The broad appeal of pop music is seen to distinguish it from more specific types of popular music, and pop music performers and recordings are among the best-selling and most widely known in many regions of the world. The development of recording methods is seen as a major influence on the sound of pop, distinguishing it from classical music and jazz, as well as some types of popular music which may seek a more "natural" sound.
In the recorded music era, the single (a single song) and the album (a collection of songs) are the usual methods of distributing pop music. Notable highlights for pop music in the 1980s are Michael Jackson's second Epic label release, Thriller, which went on to become the best-selling album of all time. Jackson was the most successful artist of the 80s, spanning nine # 1 singles in the United States alone during that decade, and selling over 133 million copies with only two albums – Thriller, and its follow-up Bad.
Pop music in the 1980s was heavily influenced by an electronic sound with synthesizers and drum machines, and dance type music. Pop music, on the other hand, has formally come into use to describe music that evolved out of the rock 'n roll revolution of the mid-1950's and continues in a definable path to today. Pop music can range from the highly creative, iconoclastic or virtuosic to simple and downright dumb.
You may be wondering when exactly did rock/pop music begin? There’s no clear answer to this. Some might say that it started with the advent of rock n roll with Bill Haley and the Comets in 1952. Others would say Elvis, although not the first but surely the original truly global superstar. Yet none of these were really the first. Rock n roll has its roots in blues which has its roots back to the 19th century with black immigrants trying to escape from their slave driven lives. Fast forward to the early 20th. century and some of the earliest recordings on 78 began to appear. Players from this time such as Bobby Jo and Robert Johnson helped to form the structure of early blues
Robert Johnson had recorded only thirty songs during his short life as he was prevented from achieving true fame while alive by being poisoned by a jealous husband. He died shortly before he was being sought to appear at the ‘Spirituals To Swing’ concert in 1938 by record producer John Hammond. As a result, his reputation only took off after Hammond released an album of his recordings for Columbia in the early sixties. Later blues exponents like Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton admitted borrowing heavily from these early stalwarts.
In the 50’s, artists took the basic blues style and used electric guitars, drums and double bass for the first time creating early rock n roll, later known as rockabilly. Stalwarts like Chuck Berry, Buddy Hollie and Jerry Lee Lewis were the most famous protagonists here. Later Elvis in the US and to a lesser extent, Cliff Richard (later leading the Shadows) in the UK brought rock n roll to a truly worldwide audience. This paved the way for the 60’s beat era which could be considered the true beginning of pop music as we know it today, certainly as far as bands were concerned.
In the 50’s and early 60’s, it was mostly lead solo artists with just a backing band. With the advent of the beat era, bands dominated with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys from the US taking the world by storm. Even so, The Beatles later admitted being heavily influenced by those earlier rock n roll and blues artists. They mostly played rock n roll and blues covers at their pre-fame Hamburg concerts. in the early 60’s. The Beatles however, were the first band to successfully blend classical music textures with rock n roll to form perfectly crafted pop songs. While bands like The Rolling Stones continued with the mainly rock n roll theme,
The Beatles took their finely crafted style further in the seminal album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in 1967 by utilizing new studio techniques and instruments never used before. They used a new instrument called ‘the Melotron’ This was basically a keyboard which played looped tape recordings. of real instruments. The most famous sound from this was probably the flute used on the ‘Strawberry Fields’ single recorded at the same time but later dropped from the album. The Melotron though, was cumbersome and unreliable and had a rather grainy sound. Even so It was regarded as the forerunner of the electronic sampler, invented nearly 20 years later. Infinitely more flexible than the Melotron, the sampler helped build the framework for modern pop,dance and R&B music.
The Beatles ‘Sgt.. Pepper’ album with its groundbreaking recording techniques was preceded the year before by their ‘Revolver’ album. These LP’s helped popularize a new wave in music known as psychedelic or acid rock, named after the mind bending effects of LSD drugs. Pink Floyd also recorded their debut album ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ in the studio next door at the same time that The Beatles recorded Sgt. Pepper. It was reported that Pink Floyd were a direct influence to The Beatles as a result. This new style incorporated new guitar effects like Fuzz, flanger anger and delays. These were used along side the earliest portable synthesizers such as the therein and mini Moog. invented by Bob Moog.
In America, the Beach boys responded with the ‘Pet sounds’ LP in 1966 and later that year released the first big psychedelic hit ‘Good Vibrations’. About this time, the band ‘Jefferson Airplane’ recorded their debut album which was also the first LP to come out of the new San Franciscan music scene. This got the record industry’s attention and they had two of the earliest psychedelic hits ‘White Rabbit’ and ‘Somebody to Love’ in 1967.
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Jim Morrison joined with members of The Psychedelic Rangers and Rick and the Ravens to form ‘The Doors’ They were initially turned down by Columbia but were signed to Electra Records and released their self titled debut LP in …
The Things to Know about James Meredith
All throughout history, there are a number of people that have been able to make very significant contributions to different communities and because of that, they are considered to be some of the most important heroes. Human rights activists are considered to be some of the biggest contributors into changing lives of very many people but in addition, there are others who of influence through business and leadership. One of the biggest civil rights activists in the world that was able to create history was known as James Meredith and he was an African-American. According to sources, this was the first African-American that was able to attend the University of Mississippi. James Meredith was born in the year 1933 and he was raised together with other siblings actually, nine of them on a farm. After a number of years of his childhood, he was later able to join a military high school for his high school time. Being able to attend an all black college was also one of the things that was able to do after high school. James Meredith was able to get a degree in law but apart from that, he went on to get involved heavily with politics.
After today, James Meredith is recorded to continue with civil rights activist activities and he stays in the Jackson Mississippi region. During his childhood, James very was one of the few black or African Americans that was insulated from racism that was there in the United States at the time. According to history, he first encountered some racism when he was riding on a train that was coming from Chicago and he was together with his brother. They were forced to give up their seats to other people and were told to move to the back of the train in Memphis Tennessee. There were many other black people that were at the back of the train and because of that, they had to stand all through up to the destination. The fair treatment of the African-Americans became his priority because of this incident and this considered to be the life-changing experience.
Before being able to successfully go into studying in the University of Mississippi, James Meredith had a revoked admission later because the registrar of the University of Mississippi realize that he was an African-American. The Supreme Court at that time ruled in favor of James Meredith when he states proceeded to the highest court although, the state courts had ruled against them. Apart from that, James Meredith has a personal life and he is political activity have been very consistent all throughout the years. …
The year 2010 sees the emergence of innovative painting products and applications that characterize the post-crisis atmosphere of the building industry. New paint colors reflect the light-hearted ambiance of people who are slowly getting their buying powers back. Eco-friendly painting applications sum up the ever-maturing green consciousness of the public.
Paint Color Forecasts
An evolution in paint pigments appears in many manufacturers' pallets this year. The array of hues caters to a variety of consumer tastes and preferences, summarized below:
1 . Comfort Colors
Painting contractors can choose muted neutrals for a subt calming effect in facility interiors. These colors are mixed with undertones that adjust to the surroundings. The final look is one of understated simplicity and comfort.
2. Warm and Vibrant Colors
Paint colors that are bright and rich are offered for interior applications. Painting contractors can use these playful and vivid colors to create a positive and dynamic room atmosphere.
3. Artistic Colors
Manufacturers have produced a collection of pastel-colored paints for walls and murals evocative of Monet paintings. Vibrant earth-toned colors are also being offered to create ethnic, Asian and African themes. Painting contractors note that this year there is also a resurgence of "worn" or "old-world" themes using muted patinas.
Ecologically-friendly paints are cornering a wider market than before. This is outstanding in the line of offerings from major manufacturers:
1. Low-odor water-based latex paints that contain low- to zero-VOC (volatile organic compounds) are used as interior coatings systems.
2. Acrylic coatings applicable for outdoor conditions and constant exposure to the elements. These paints dry faster than regular exterior coatings.
3. Paint biocides increase in demand as the construction industry turn away from harmful solvent-based to water-based systems, driving down the cost of paint biocides further downwards. The result is the increased market for hygienic coatings.
4. Green paint supplies ranged from recycled nylon-bristled brushes and rollers to biodegradable trays and other earth-friendly materials.
To adapt to the new trends in the industry, painting contractors are changing their methodologies, techniques and mind sets:
1. Painting contractors increase their familiarity of paintings and finishes, particularly the newest released products in the market.
2. Painting contractors deepen their skills to support almost all requirements of building construction, repair and maintenance. They cross-train personnel on tasks like interior and exterior renovations, carpentry, wood-working, and wallpaper-work, among others. A wide expertise in just about every aspect of the job allows them to deliver complete quality service to clients.
3. Painting contractors comply with industry standards and certify themselves in industry regulating bodies to increase their competency.
4. Painting contractors establish relationships with their trade partners to deliver more benefits to clients.
Various researches are being conducted to advance the state of the painting technology. The aim is keep in step with environmental goals of energy efficiency and less environmental toxicity.
The paintings of the future will roll out from these research labs and into painting contractors' hands thanks to a variety of research initiatives done today. These areas are not limited to:
1. Improved paint application efficiency
2. Better paint curing and drying
3. Paint disposal and recycle-ability
4. Smart self-cleaning paints
5. Better paint monitoring and control
Collectors can go after any number of items for their collections. They can delight in collecting all of the pieces of a limited edition series or in a series of autographed photos and movie stills all dedicated to some of their favorite actors. Some of these pieces can be incredibly rare and worth quite a bit of money. These items can be bought in specialty shops or found online through different websites or auctions and collectors can end up paying quite a bit of money for some of them. They are usually good investments, however, for their value will usually increase over time.
Any piece, however, can be greatly improved in its value with the presence of an autograph on the collectible piece. This autograph will make the piece even more rare than it already is because not all of the other pieces in the world have this same autograph. The autograph in question will take the piece of collectible memorabilia and elevate it into a position that other pieces in the world do not have. This makes the piece even more rare and, quite, even more valuable. If you ever go to sell the piece, you will be able to sell the collectible for more than if it did not have the autograph.
The same is true for collecting autographed art. Works of art in themselves can be quite valuable pieces to collect. Original art pieces generally are one of a kind and this makes them rare to begin with. Some pieces of art can sell for millions of dollars. Of course, these pieces can still be enhanced with the presence of an autograph from the artist placed somewhere on the work. Their signature is like a seal of verification from the artist that the work is complete and that they are satisfied with it.
Of course, some pieces of art are remade as prints, so that the general public is able to enjoy them. Many of these original pieces are owned by museums who happily share them with the world, but understand the desire of people to have these wonderful paintings in their own homes, where they can continue to inspire people in their day to day lives. Therefore, prints are made of these paintings that everyone can have a piece of. These prints are generally considered to not have any value, as they are only reproductions of an original, rare piece. If, however, a collector is able to meet an artist, assuming they are still alive, and get the print autographed, the piece suddenly has much more value.
If a collector happens to have a piece of autographed art in their collection, they should be very careful to take great care of it. These pieces are generally one of a kind and as a result, their worth can be quite high. People are often willing to pay a great deal of money for unique pieces of autographed art to complete their collections and these works of art should be considered to be investments by many. They can certainly change a person's life, and not simply for the artistic value they introduce.
Better quality artist’s brushes will last a long time if cared for properly. This article discusses some of the best ways to care for your good oil painting brushes. Caring for acrylic and watercolor brushes is a simpler process. You just rinse thoroughly with clean water, apply a mild soap (Dawn liquid will do), and rinse again. Conditioning with Master’s Brush Cleaner is always a nice finish.
Oil painting brush care is a bit more complicated, but certainly worth the extra effort to extend the life of your brushes. I’m going to share a few different ways to clean your brushes and let you decide what works best for you. Timing is a key element in cleaning your oil painting brushes. If you plan to continue painting the next day, then you can simply wipe the paint out with a paper towel or clean cloth, swish in your mineral spirits or odorless thinner like Gamsol, wipe again, then set them aside. You can also wipe out excess paint, dip the brush in a light oil with a few drops of clove oil, and lay horizontally and somewhat elevated to use the next day. Just be sure to work again the next day!
One simple strategy to clean your brushes is to wipe away the excess paint, do a light wash with oil (linseed is okay, but Safflower or Poppy Seed oils are lighter and work a bit better), then wash the brushes with warm water and a mild soap. You have to try these methods to see which you prefer. Much depends on your quality of brush, whether they are natural or synthetic fibers, etc.
A somewhat altered method of the above strategies is to wipe off excess paint, then swish in paint thinner until all color is removed. Use a cleaning jar (Lion Silicoils are better since they have a rust proof metal coil in the bottom rather than a screen, which can be rough on brushes) half filled with thinner and rub the brushes across the coil until paint is removed. Then wash the brushes in a good quality conditioning brush cleaner like Master’s Brush Soap. Using Master’s is a good idea on all of your brushes once they are cleaned no matter the medium since the conditioner is so good for brush longevity.
One final thought on cleaning is to use Murphy’s Original Oil Soap. This stuff is so good that it will usually remove dried oil paint if you soak your brush in it full strength for a couple of hours. Just make sure you rinse thoroughly.
Lastly, drying your brushes is very important. Never dry your brushes standing them vertically with the hairs up. Over time this can loosen the hairs and they will fall out. It’s best to dry them horizontally or leave them horizontal if you are not cleaning and then plan to paint the next day. They can be stored vertically hairs down, but do not rest them on the hairs. This quickly misshapens the brush. After cleaning and removing most of the moisture, reshape the hairs before you set them aside to dry.
Any of these methods work well to keep your oil painting brushes in top shape for a long time.
Music is considered as the gift of God. It gives peace and relief in our daily life. It brings true colors in our life. Music videos are one of the sources to find the melodious music and your favorite songs. However, the variety and intensity of the music has seen a dramatic change in recent past. Now, we can see more and more pop songs and other party songs The TV channels and different internet sites also focus more on such kind of music. At the same time, music is not only an art now. It has taken the shape of a charismatic profession in many ways. People have started making their careers in music industry. It is flourishing and giving employment to millions of people.
A music video is the collection of films, videos and songs that is made for entertaining the people who love music. You can find such videos in a music library where a wide variety of the latest hit videos are available. Online music stores are a new concept where music can be found online. Going to a regular music shop is often not so easy for many considering it is a time taking process. People can find a number of ways to find the great music and the options available to them are many. Internet is one of the most preferred choices these days. You can find the same quality and variety of music that you have been finding in your local store. The main disadvantage involved in purchasing a music video from the nearby store is that if you like any song and want to listen to that song, you will have to buy the whole album. Online music stores offer you any single song any time. You do not need to buy the whole album in this case.
Online sites provide you the opportunity to listen to your favorite songs through a number of sites. To save your money, you can always download a variety of favorite songs to your personal computer or save in a CD / DVD. These sites also provide the option to save your preferred songs directly in your computer and listen to it with the help of some MP3 players that have been installed on your computer. It gives you a complete liberty to listen songs on your conditions, in your way.
The largest advantage of the online music stores is that it is available all time during day or night. You can enjoy your desired music without any time restrictions. It has gone beyond the geographical, demographic or political boundary. You can obtain songs of any country, society and in any language. However, TV music channels do play the hit songs, but you may have to wait for the VJ to play your favorite song. It feels really tedious to listen to the same song which is repeated time and again. Certainly, music websites offers a lot of fun to the music lovers. All kind of features and functions which are common to the normal mp 3 player are available with the online music sites too. The option of Play, Rewind, Forward, skip and replay give the real fun of listening music here.
UK music stores are famous for its variety of songs and other music categories. The online version of the store is ahead of that. You can find the hit songs of famous UK Pop stars as well as the artists from the other parts of the world. The UK music stores in the UK are getting huge popularity these days. People like such a concept as they can listen to songs, download them and share with their friends. All these are available at a very reasonable cost which makes it more profitable deal.
Rupizcompare.co.uk is one of the unique portals that give you such an opportunity. Now enjoy the music that you always wanted to have and share your thoughts with your friends.
There’s something magic about painting your home. First, it’s incredibly inexpensive. You can almost completely transform the way guests feel when they step through your front door for a less-than-$100 investment in paint and needed materials.
And, second, paint is powerful. When you choose the right color, it makes everything in your home sing. But that’s the hard part. Choosing paint colors for interior walls is difficult, and you often feel like you’re flying blind standing in front of a slew of swatches at the hardware store.
To help you make the best decision for your home, here’s a guide to choosing paint colors for interior walls in different rooms.
Oh, one final note: Different homes open into different rooms. Keep that in mind as you’re choosing paint colors for interior walls. Whatever room your visitors first step into, you want it to be bold and beautiful without going over the top. That room is typically the living room, so that’s where we’ll start – but pay the most attention to the first-impression room in your home.
What matters when choosing a paint color for your living room? Start with these three things:
- Natural Light
- Furniture Color
If your room is full of natural light, you can get away with earthier tones that add a dark complement to the rays of sun pouring through the windows during the day. If you have next to no natural light, go for something lighter.
Also, use your living room paint to balance with your furniture. You want your living room to include a primary color and two accent colors. For example, you may have a large, bold area rug that creates the primary color. Then, use your furniture and walls as accents. Or, you may have a beautiful painting over your mantel that creates a nice accent. Then you can use furniture as another accent and wall paint as your primary color. No matter how you divvy things up, balance is key.
Also, consider spacing. A lighter paint color can make a small, tight living room feel larger. You definitely don’t want a cramped living room with little natural light to also feature dark, earthy paint colors.
You have lots of opportunities to provide pops of color in your kitchen: wall hangings, curtains, dish towels, granite, even a fun mixer. That’s why I typically prefer a nice, neutral gray for my kitchen. (I’ve always been in love with Dorian Gray, but that’s just me.) Find the right gray, and you’ll have a nice palette on which to add fun pops of color.
Not into neutral? OK, that’s totally understandable. Bolder options for the kitchen might include yellow, green or blue. Green is pretty versatile when pairing brighter accent colors, and yellow is like bringing the sun into your home. Blue is good if your kitchen is full of neutral dish towels, granite, curtains, etc.
Looking to go really bold in the kitchen? Pass on the paint and take part in the comeback of wallpaper. I’m not quite there yet, but…
If you’re anything like me, you don’t do a whole lot in the bedroom other than read a book, get ready for work and rest. (OK, there’s the other thing, too, but let’s stay on topic.) With that in mind, make your bedroom the perfect place for rest by using soothing and relaxing paint colors.
What colors are soothing and relaxing? Try lavender, a soft green or an icy blue. I know that many homeowners just can’t help but put a bolder stamp on their walls. If you are tempted to go with a stronger bedroom color, do it in a guest room or a child’s room. These are perfect space to be a little more adventurous.
Bathrooms typically have little to no natural light. If anything, you might have a frosted window, but most bathrooms have no windows at all.
With that in mind, go to the hardware store and stock up on lighter colors from the blue-gray family – this is the best range for bathroom colors. Take the swatches home and set them on the floor to see how they work with the lighting and your tile, hardwood or vinyl flooring.
I’ve used this method in the past, and one swatch has always jumped out at me. Wishing you the same success! But, again, along with the kitchen, the bathroom is another place where you can get away with testing some fun wallpaper – especially a half bath.
Final Thoughts on Choosing Paint Colors for Interior Walls
I say this a lot, but: The rules are meant to be broken. Throw everything I’ve written here out the window if it leads you to paint colors you simply don’t like. Always stay true …
Independent music promotion: just another thing you have to worry about. When you aren’t signed to a particular label, you won’t have someone to tell you what to do in order to promote yourself. In recent years, a number of promotion methods have sprung up to answer the plight of the independent artist. But problems still exist if you’re an artist and tired of beating your head against the wall with independent music promotion.
Too Many Choices
Independent music promotion is possible in a number of ways… in fact, too many! You can promote by passing out flyers, updating your Facebook status, or playing for free for charities, but you can’t do them all at once. There are only so many hours in the day, and you are limited by your day job, if you have one. This means independent artists often spread themselves too thin and fail at promotion.
To prevent this situation, research and planning is necessary. Research promotion methods, and make a list of ways you can get yourself out there. Then, calculate about how much time you have, and how long each of your favorite methods would take. You can use these numbers to guess at how many different methods you can pursue. Set aside a certain amount of time per day or week to promote yourself, and get into the habit of doing so. Once you become successful, exhaust the possibilities, or give up at a method, you can choose another to replace it, but don’t do this too often or you’ll jump from method to method and succeed at none.
Can’t Pay to Play
Much of the radio music industry is still controlled by money. This is why certain artists are always played, and others can’t seem to get airtime at all. In some areas, “pay to play” is frowned upon or illegal, but there are always ways to get around these restrictions. Sometimes, independents will gift the radio station with gift cards, vacations or cars for the radio station to give away in promotions, and in exchange, the station plays their music.
Of course, most independents can’t afford to do this. Instead of targeting major ones, try looking up local or online stations, and those which are closely aligned with your band’s history or values. Independent music promotion is best received by those who understand the philosophy and struggles of indie artists. By going for the more personal approach, you may get airtime without the cost.
Failing at Business
You need to know business to succeed as an independent artist. This is a plain and simple fact – if you don’t have someone on your side who knows business, or don’t know it yourself, you can run yourself into the ground very quickly.
If you can’t afford to take business courses at a local community college, look in your circle of friends, family members, and loved ones to see if anyone you know can take the classes or already has business experience. Read online, try to find a mentor, and read business books to get a better grip on business practices and philosophy.
These are just a few of the problems with independent music promotion, and solutions that will help you get your music out there.
You Do Have Choices
Thailand has plenty of things going for it when it comes to movie production. It’s filled with natural beauty and awesome backdrops and has tons of great production studios and film crews. However, if this is your first time filming in this country, there are a few basic things you should be aware first. Here are a few essential tips for people thinking of doing some film production in Thailand.
Shooting Movie Permits
The first thing you should take care of before filming in Thailand is filming permits. Filming without authorization in Thailand is strictly forbidden and could open you up to penalties. Before you start filming, you will need to apply for a permit from Thailand’s film office. You are also obligate by law to work with a Thai coordinator that is register with the office of tourism development. And film office since procedures have to be followed before and after the permit was granted.
You should also note that certain locations will require separate permits as well. For instance, historical and national parks are protected, and you’ll have to apply for a special permit if you’re thinking of filming in any of these areas.
While there are no fees per se for the permit, there are still costs associate with it. For instance, an official from the national film office has to be present at all times to look over the production. And you must cover all of their expenses, so be aware of that.
Working with Local Movie Production Crews
Thailand has a great reputation around the world for great crews and they offer reasonable prices as well compared to other locations. They also have a lot of experience working on foreign films, so there shouldn’t be much communication issues.
Before you pick a production team, there are a few things you have to look at first. A one stop production service Thailand will take care of things like co-production, sets, equipment rental, and will offer banking and insurance advice among other things. They’re the best way to go if you’ve never filmed in the country and want a one-stop solution without having to worry so much about logistics. It would be wise to look at a few production services and inquire about them before you go.
Some Cultural Cues
While Thailand crews are very common to foreigners. You should try to learn a few local etiquette rules if you want to stay on the good side of your crew and local officials. Bowing is customary, but shaking hands is becoming more common when greeting foreigners. So at least learn how to do a proper bow just in case. You should also know that the head is consider sacred in Thailand, so try to refrain from touching someone’s head, even by accident. Feet, on the other hand, are view as the lowest part of the body, so no putting your feet on a chair or table either. And you should also know that expressing sexual feelings or making lewd sexual comments is frowned upon in Thailand, so make sure you are aware of that when in social settings.
Filming in Thailand has tons of advantages and the country is open to foreign crews. While offering some of the best-skilled crews in Asia. Make sure that you know everything there is to know about the rules and regulations in the country. And work with a great production team you see eye to eye with.…
Gallerist.in – Best place to sell paintings Online
India is known to be a country that is rich in culture and its richness is unanimously visible across all the mediums that promote art & culture – movies, dancing, plays, drawings, paintings, etc. However, one common problem that any artist would face is how exactly he/she can showcase his/her artistic qualities to a wider audience. Take the case of artists/painters; the only manner in which they can promote their paintings is via exhibitions in art-galleries. Art collectors, whose passion is to collect art/paintings, find it difficult to discover art and this is where new-age websites like Gallerist.in bridges the gap between buyers (Art Collectors/Art Lovers) and artists. Gallerist.in is an online painting selling website that lets the artists sell their art online and leverage the power of technology to promote their paintings. Apart from promotion, artists can also utilize this medium to get ‘fair price’ for their artwork.
Many Artists Have Joined this Platform
As an artist, you might be specialize in your domain of art, but you might be having a limited understanding of the authenticity of an online platform. Gallerist.in has garnered the reputation of being a trusted platform for renowned & aspiring artists. It has a portfolio of close to 15,000+ paintings with more than 3500+ artists listed on the platform. There are top-level artists specialized in water color paintings, Warli Paintings, Glass Paintings, Modern Art Paintings, Figurative Paintings, Folk Art Paintings, etc. on the platform, hence it has earned the trust of the ‘buyers & artists’; the two most important stakeholders in the art ecosystem.
Hence, Gallerist.in has been successful in bringing the artists, collectors, dealers, galleries, resellers, etc. onto their platform. It also provides technical expertise to the artists by supporting them in the creation of an impressive online portfolio and ‘detailed analytics’ helps the artist identify which paintings from their portfolio are in more demand. Artists can quote a ‘fair price’ for their creation when they sell art online and hence, the entire experience (artist portfolio, pricing, etc.) is controlled by the artist/seller.
It is a known fact that ‘creative work’ thrives when there are no boundaries and this is what Gallerist.in offers to its sellers. They empower the artists by which they can sell paintings online and help them in the promotion of their work, both via online & offline mediums. Each artist will have his/her own credentials through which he/she can upload the artwork and control the overall experience. Art collectors and art lovers can opt to buy the original paintings or they have the option to buy fine prints of the paintings. Gallerist.in ensures the art quality & logistics by manual check-up, repacking & delivery through trusted logistic partners, as bad packaging or delayed delivery of the painting can spoil the entire experience.
There are many emerging artists in our country, but rarely do they get a fair chance to display their work. Art Galleries would not entertain them even if their artwork is of top-notch quality. However, Gallerist.in is an ideal online platform where emerging artists can learn the traits from expert artists and pave their way to the top of the ‘artistic pyramid’!…
Fresh coats of paint can make your home look fresh and just the way you want it. New exterior paint can make your home look appealing and inviting. It can be fun to pick colors for such projects. Yet the biggest barriers are often the time involved and the cost when you hire someone else. With a paint sprayer, you can paint on your own and get professional results.
You will be able to save both time and money. At the same time, you can get the appearance you want anywhere inside or outside of your home. Take your time to compare the various paint sprayer products out there. They are offered with various features and in various sizes. Think about the scope of the work you will do with the tool, and go from there.
Use with Ease
Even though a paint sprayer is going to offer you an array of features and benefits, the product is not going to be hard to use. The company takes pride in offering user-friendly products for do it yourself products. This is why so many of the home improvement stores offer such products. You can also find them online and have them shipped quickly.
Of course, you still need to follow the directions for the specific model you buy. This will make sure you get the most benefit from the product and it lasts a long time. Never assume these products are the same. While they may be similar, there are significant differences to take note of.
You will be able to get the paint applied in a fraction of the time with a paint sprayer versus a roller. This means you can get a professional look but you are not going to spend tons of your time to get it done. Most paint jobs must at least two coats, and you will be able to get that all done with ease. You can do it in sections and you will love seeing the progress.
One of the benefits of using a paint sprayer is the even flow design. You do not want to paint your be thicker in some areas than in others. You do not want to have paint splatter or blotches either. They will be hard to cover up and you do not want to leave them because they will be an eyesore. Instead, you want the paint to go on evenly and smoothly.
In order for that to happen, you need to make sure you spend enough time prepping the surface. This includes removing paint that has chipped for exterior jobs and washing the walls and the ceiling for interior painting.
Easy to Clean Up
Once the job is done, you will be appreciative of the fact you can clean a paint sprayer with ease. The process is to make sure it can be packed away until you are ready to use it again. Yet there will not be any gunk or residue inside of it that can compromise how well it works the next time around.
Durable and Affordable
This is a well-known brand with plenty of local consumers due to the durable nature of the products. The materials are carefully selected to hold up well to the ingredients in paint products and storage. They are also considered a good investment as the price is reasonable for such a product. In fact, you will often find them priced lower than competitor products.
That is very encouraging, especially since you know you will be saving money but not compromising anything about quality. This is a painting project tool you can put to use and be very happy with from start to finish.
Guides To Choosing An Escape Room
Searching for the right escape room can be very challenges. Research shows that a large number of people around the world have found the game to be more interesting hence making them play, this has rendered the game to be more popular. Research shows that a large number of people around the world spend their free time playing the game. The game is interesting and very good to very many people around the world.
When it comes to participating in the game, it is full of fun and interesting. When it comes to playing of the game, you will have to think deep and critically. When it comes to the choosing of these escape rooms, your choice will determine how you will enjoy the game. It is therefore very good to make sure that you decide on the best choice. For you to avoid being disappointed, there are a number of things that should be put into consideration.
It will be a win on your side because you will be able to have an easy time when it comes to making your choice, thus making you to make the right decision. The number of participants is the very fast thing that you should consider. You will have to know the number of people that are needed for the game. When you want to solve the puzzle very fast, it is very good to make sure that you choose an escape room that has very many participants. It will also be of great benefits to you, this is because you will be able to learn more from a team of friendship and colleagues. When it comes to the experience of the game, interacting with a team of friends will also make you gain more experience. However when you are very many it is very good to make sure that you look for a room that can accommodate all of you.
Before you make the decision of choosing an escape room, it is very good to make sure that you consider the cost of services that are offered. When it comes to the charges, it is very good to know that we have different games and they have different charges. It is therefore very good to make sure that you choose a game that is within your budget. To enhance efficiency on the choosing of the best game, it is very good to consult from the experts. This will be very good since it will enable you to choose a game that does not exceed your budget.
When it comes to the choosing of an escape room , it is very good to consider the facilities that are available in the escape room. When it comes to the availability of facilities, it is very good to make sure that you choose an escape room that is fully equipped with the right facilities. It is also very important to consider the age of the people allowed. When it comes to the choosing of an escape room, it is very good to make sure that you know the rules and regulations of the room.
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In the late sixties something happened to an american generation that would mark them forever. It is a story of war, the struggle for racial equality and the explosion of counter culture, it was a time when a generation rebelled, and lost its innocence in the fight against injustice. Vietnam was the first ever televised war, and the images were inescapable.
A decade that ended with disillusionment and rage began on a moral high note. Thanks to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King jr, it seemed the time for racial equality in the US had finally arrived.
There is so much to write about in this era, that it is very difficult to select just one thing to focus on. Even though there is an absurd amount of art and design that stems from this time period. When we talk about the “sixties” all we seem to recognise is the music, psychedelic rock and artists like Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix in particular.
Album art and festival posters however is a good place to start. As music was a force to be reckoned with, so came the album art work and poster designs, hand in hand. One thing that seems to be re-occurring with most of the visual artists at the time is a relation with “Underground Comix”. These were small press or self published comic books, usually socially relevant and satirical in their nature. These depicted content deemed unfit and forbidden to the more strict mainstream media.
When we look up band posters it is hard to avoid finding a Grateful Dead poster somewhere, anywhere. The artist behind these were Rick Griffin. He was an American artist and one of the leading designers of psychedelic posters in the 1960s. His work within the surfing subculture included both film posters and his comic strip, Murphy.
A Spanish-American artist, Moscoso was the first of the rock poster artists of the 1960s era with formal academic training and experience. After studying art at the Cooper Union in New York and later attending Yale University, he moved to San Francisco in 1959 to study at the San Francisco Art Institute. Here he later became an instructor. He was one of the first of the rock poster artists to use photographic collages in his art work.His art and poster work has continued up to the present and he is a big inspiration to rock poster and album illustrators to this day.
Another American artist making a name for her self at the time was Bonnie MacLean. She was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the Penn State University in 1960. She then moved to New York where she worked at the Pratt Institute while attending drawing classes in the evenings. She later moved to San Francisco where she met and worked with a man named Bill Graham, who became famous as the promoter of rock concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium. There she worked alongside another artist by the name of Wes Wilson.
The aforementioned artist Wes Wilson was also one of the leading illustrators of psychedelic posters in the 1960`s. Working with Bill Graham and Bonnie MacLean, he was a big part of promoting venues at the time with posters and illustrative work for musicians and bands. The font and lettering of the posters from this era were created by him. He popularised this “psychedelic” font around 1966 that made the letters look like they were moving or melting. This lettering is still used on newer albums and art works for artists like Foo Fighters, Kyuss Lives and The Queens of the Stone Age. This in turn proves that the psychedelic movement is still influencing artists, especially in the world of metal, desert rock and stoner rock. The style is very much still alive as its own staple.
Modern poster styles:
Posters still influenced by the styles of art work can be traced through homages and inspirations in rock and metal posters from the present all the way back to this era. Several modern posters can be viewed on the web pages of Malleus Rock Art Lab if you should be interested. I personally find a lot of inspiration through their imagery.
Thank you for reading.