Modern Art and Artists - Andy Warhol

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Andy Warhol is synonymous with modern art. When most people think modern art, they think of some or Warhol's most famous works. He was not only instrumental in the field of pop art, he was a fixture in the art community and New York City nightlife. His friends, all interesting characters themselves helped him create some of the most surreal pieces of film in American history.

Tips to Help Choose Your First Model Steam Trains

For the most passionate hobbyist, model steam trains are not just a hobby, instead they are works of art, and may take years to handcraft each part and make each piece in the scenery. On the other hand, for the beginning or intermediate modeler, model trains can be a source of pride, and a glimpse of these majestic thundering behemoths from the past, and will not consume years of their time. The tried and true advice "start small and work up" applies when selecting the very first model.
How to Choose Model Steam Trains for the Beginner Hobbyist
No one can say which model will appeal to any individual, because that is a matter of personal taste. On the other hand, there are varying skill levels and those can help determine where the beginner should "begin". Below are some tips that may help the beginner make a successful venture into a lifelong passion with model trains.

A History of Bronze Sculptures

Few art forms have managed to capture, so completely, the very essence and spirit of the times in which they were created as have bronze sculptures. This in not surprising, fashioned in molten metal, they give the artist unlimited flexibility denied to sculptors in wood or stone. Bronze sculptures can easily assume any shape or form no matter how fanciful, elaborate or intricate. They are as well suited to portraying emperors, heroes, warriors, mythological gods, goddess and demons, as to depicting domestic, wild and unearthly animals and creatures.
It is an art form which dates well back into antiquity. As a matter of fact, one of the earliest bronze sculptures is a portrait bust believed to be of a Babylonian ruler Sargon. It was made during the 3rd Century B.C. and is now in the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. Animals were represented in bronze as early as 1500 B.C. Magnificent examples are the five feet ten inch horses of St. Mark, Circa 500 B.C., now in the Venice. One of the largest bronze sculpture ever created was the Colossus of Rhodes, a one hundred foot high figure of Helios, god of the sun. Erected in the early 3rd century B.C. and later considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 224 B.C.

How Halloween Trivia Questions Can Spice Up a Pub Quiz

Halloween trivia questions can spice up any pub quiz, because by their very nature they tend to be different to the normal type of trivia you come across during the average pub quizzes. However, it is at Halloween and the days leading up to it that such questions tend to appear in a pub quiz, and many bars, pubs and even charities and other bodies tend to run themed quizzes at this time.
It is the same with other notable dates in the calendar, such as St. Valentine's Day, Christmas, New Year Day and, in the USA, Thanksgiving. There is something about a trivia quiz that attracts people at these times that would never otherwise be involved in a quiz.
Why is this? Why is it that many people will gladly participate in an activity on a special date that they would never dream of doing at any other time of the year? I am not referring here to those avid quizzers that attend a quiz every Thursday or Sunday evening, but to those for whom an annual pub quiz is an event.
One reason is generally that it is fun. A well compiled Halloween quiz can be a great deal of fun, as can any other themed quiz, and many people feel safe with such quizzes rather than just a general knowledge quiz with questions that they are afraid will show their ignorance to others competing. In fact, some will read up on Halloween trivia questions to improve their chances!

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Buy Snazaroo Face Painting Kits

When it comes to face painting, Snazaroo is no doubt the leading brand in the market today. And this has come about due to the company's commitment to safe and quality products. This is the reason why it has become the primary preference of scores of avid face painters worldwide.

Axel F - A Ringtone That Will Live in Infamy

In December, 1984, Paramount Pictures released upon the unsuspecting and therefore unprotected masses, the film, "Beverly Hills Cop," a movie that to this day, portrays Eddie Murphy in one of his best roles. His character, Axel Foley, was a Detroit cop who, after his friend mysteriously died in Beverly Hills, came to the city in order to investigate the circumstances of the death. While there, he created a plethora of comedic situations that have not been rivaled, neither in sequels, nor in the dozens of cheap imitations of this film that have since been made.

Historical Importance of the Indian Head Cents

The Indian Head Cents, as coins, were considered as being one of the most popular 19th-century American series amongst collectors. Commonly referred to as the Indian Penny, the Indian Head Cents were officially introduced on the 1st of January, 1859. These coins were generated by the US Mint located at Philadelphia from 1859 to 1909 and then at the San Francisco Mint between 1908 and 1909.

Enjoy Summer Fun in Gaffney

Visitors to Gaffney, South Carolina will find several special events to enjoy during the final month of the summer. August events include several free concerts, a rodeo in nearby Blacksburg, activities at Cowpens National Battlefield, and a downtown farmers market. All of these events are family friendly and welcome visitors as well as residents.
"Shindig at the Gaffney Cabin" is a free concert series held in historic downtown Gaffney. The concert series, in its fourth year, presents talented area musicians showcasing various musical genres. Concerts are held at the Michael Gaffney Log Cabin, which is a replica of the cabin belonging to Gaffney's founding father. It is located at 214 North Limestone Street. "The Professors of Soul" will perform a mixture of soul, R&B, and funk at the August 6th concert. This group is led by Monty Craig, professor of jazz guitar at Clemson University. The August 20th concert will feature "Milgram's 27", a group from Spartanburg who perform rock, reggae, jazz, pop, and soul. Concerts run from 6:30PM to 9:00PM. Food will be available from local vendors, and patrons may bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The Cherokee County Public Library presents another concert on August 12th as part of its "Hot Fun in the Summertime" activities. The popular local group, "We Are the One", will perform from 6:30PM to 8:00PM in the parking lot of the main library at 300 East Rutledge Avenue. This group will present soul standards from the 60s and 70s. Refreshments will be served.

Hot Air Balloon History

I've written the following article to inform you of the history of Hot Air Balloons. I hope the following article is informative.
The first hot air balloon was lauched on the 19th September 1783 by a gentleman called Pilatre De Rozier. He called it a 'Aerostat Reveillon'. The first lucky eyes to see the ground from a great height from a hot air balloon where from a rooster, a duck and a sheep. They stayed in the air for 15 minutes before cashing back down to earth. Once this success was shown two months later a manned attempt happened on the 21st November 1783 by Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier who where French brothers. The balloon took off from the middle of Paris and stayed in the air for a similar time as before but with obviously a lot more weight in the basket.

Get Cash For a New Phone

Like many people I've seen some of the new phones out on the market and really want a new phone. Unfortunately I haven't got the funds and my contract doesn't end for another ten months. When sitting in front of the TV last night I tried to rack my brains in regards to what I could do to get extra funds. I've written the following article to help inform you in case you may benefit from this knowledge, I hope my article helps.
I've thought of the following ways in which I might be able to save up for a new phone-
• There are plenty of things in my house which I do not use so I decided to sell them to get money for my new phone. Not only do I get a new phone but I have a clear out at the same time. I would recommend selling your stuff in the following ways-
1. Car Boot Sale- It's easy and fun and you can meet new people
2. Jumble sale at home- you don't even need to leave the house, inform neighbours of your jumble sale and see them run in to get a bargain. You can catch up with the neighbours at the same time as well.
3. Online Auctions- although it can take time to get your objects online you can get more money for it as people often get into a bidding frenzy and pay more money
4. Classifieds- It's simple and easy, advertise in your local paper an often it's free.
• Recycle your old mobile phone. If you're getting a new one you don't need you old one. I've been looking on comparison sites which I'd definitely recommend to anyone else. You can search for the best possible price so you don't make do with the first price which is given to you.

3 Reasons to Hire a Professional DJ For Your Party

The main reason that most people choose to hire a DJ for a party or wedding reception is peace of mind: it is one less thing to worry about and stress over at a big event, because if you hire a good disc jockey, you do not have to worry about choosing the perfect music and creating the mood yourself.
Great party entertainment is the key to any successful event and deciding whom to hire for your party is thus an important task. Some disc jockeys have enticing personalities and can engage your guests. Even if they do not say a word and stay in the background, their ability to determine what exactly the audience "wants" is a great benefit. A party DJ will examine the room and see how many people of different age groups are present and will then come up with the right music mix. An experienced DJ will catch the "rhythm" of the listeners and if he sees that people are fading or losing energy, he will know what kind of music to put on and what beat to choose. If he senses a mellow mood, he will put the romantic mood on.

Theosophy And The Theosophical Society

Analyzing the definition of Theosophy we conclude that Theo mean GOD and Sophia means Wisdom. These two words combine and define Theosophy as God's wisdom. Is this philosophy?not total! Is it science? Not total! Is it religion! Not total! It is the essence of all the streams embedded within and prove the definition when turns to it's practicality in a positive way.
Theosophy is the wisdom underlying all religions when they are stripped of accretions and superstitions. It offers a philosophy which renders life intelligible and demonstrates that Justice and love guide the cosmos. Its teachings aid the unfoldment of the latent spiritual nature in the human being, without dependence or fear.
The Theosophical society, founded in 1875,is a worldwide body whose primary object is Universal Brotherhood based on the realization that life, in on its members, who are united by a common search for Truth and the aspiration to learn the meaning all its diverse forms, human and non-human is indivisibly one. The society imposes no belief and purpose existence by engaging themselves in study, reflection, purity of life and loving service.
The work of Theosophical Society consists of two parts as esoteric and exoteric. It involves a way of life which leads to self-knowledge and knowledge of the laws of being. Only when man begins to act, think feel, and "be" in accordance with the unchanging and unchangeable laws of nature which pervade and regulate all things in visible and invisible worlds, does his psyche permit spiritual energy to flow through from hidden depths. Both individual regeneration and reordering of human society in such a way that harmony, freedom and creativity flourish.

Making Your Own Downloadable Ringtone

Downloadable ringtones are extremely popular amongst cell phone users because it adds another layer of personalization to their phones. While most people pay for their ringtones through their service providers or some other company that offers downloadable ringtones, it is possible for a person to create their own. Luckily, creating downloadable ringtones is not as difficult as it sounds. A person that desires to do this themselves only needs a audio editing program, a music file, and - of course - a cellular phone. Once all of these are ready, a person can create their own downloadable ringtones in a matter of minutes.
First, a person must move the music file into the editing program, which usually involves a simple drag and drop process. The music file needs to be cut down into a small enough size so that it can be sent to the phone and played as a ringtone. An individual can conveniently choose which snippet of the song that they would like to have as their downloadable ringtone, unlike with most downloadable ringtones from other companies. After this has been done, the snippet of the song must be either downloaded to the phone or sent to it by the editing program. It should be noted that only some of the programs will actually send the files to the phone in the form of a multimedia message.

Two Articles - Obama's Secret & Poetry Establishments

How long will it take before people catch on to this guy Obama, I've been writing about him long before he was president-and he has proven to be much worse of a president than I could have even imagined, but no one pays attention-although I see a few people wising up to his gimmicks. Maybe people in America are like South Americans lately, tired of fighting injustice, so they just look the other way (not even protesting over wars like they did in Vietnam, and we got two wars going on pert near as long as Vietnam, we are really controlled ducks): as the saying goes: you get the government you deserve (and pick).
The newest shenanigans the president is trying to pull off hoping no one spots him is Case No: 8: 10-cv 00031 JVS MLG (I hope I got the case number right). Dealing with 3.78 Trillion dollar lawsuit; putting into law that the FCC is no longer subject to the freedom of information act; thus, no longer does the FCC (and let's also add the SEC into this), no longer have to protect investors. Little by little Obama is selling our country, just like someone slicing up a large salami, piece by piece, until everyone else has the whole salami in his hands-and it's not the good guys that are winning this time.

The Folklore Around Some Imaginary Creatures

With the mention of dragons and griffins no one will have their eyebrows raised. These are creatures never seen by humans in reality, yet they have become a part of our lives. You might have seen their pictures on many literature displays due to the fact that they have been mentioned quite frequently in writings and prose. Kids develop a special liking for these imaginary creatures so they stick the posters of these creatures on their literature holders and other parts of the room.
The making of these creatures is not coincidental, but a blend of mythologies and legends of ancient and modern cultures. Many of these creatures are basically the composites of various existing animals, or in some cases, of humans and animals.
Talking about the animal composite beasts, the first one that comes to mind is unique and originated from different cultures. These include Babylonian winged bulls and leopards; the Greek three headed dog known as Cerberus; dragon having a winged reptilian body and a fiery breath; and of course, the western European griffin that has a lion's body and eagle's wings.

The Benefits of Using a Talent Agency

Struggling actors need all the help they can get and the easiest way to break into the acting scene is by working with a talent agency. These companies will make the connection between a soon to be actor and major studios. An agency can help you in more ways than you might think.
The main job of talent agency is to find casting auditions for its clients. Top agencies from around the country are always in touch with Hollywood studios and since movies are being made all year round, a role might be heading your way before you know it. The agency will give you a call and you will have to go and try out for the audition. If you get the role, the agency will take a small part of our paycheck. However, the benefits won't stop here.

Commentary on Clayton Moore and Rest Stop

Tribute to Clayton Moore
Clapton Moore, 1914, 1999. I watched him on television when I was a kid, "The Lone Ranger". I don't think he ever had another roll after that, if he did, I never knew of it. There are no actors out there today like Mr. Moore. I met him once in the 1990s, in St. Paul, Minnesota, at a Mall off Maryland and Rice Street if I recall the spot, I think it was there, and he was still living the legend he created, the mask man of justice, at that time someone else had put out a National Film, of the Lone Ranger, I recall and it got some controversy; anyhow he was still living the roll he so inspired with a personal manner. No smugness, just candour and sincerity. There isn't an actor or actress, today can touch his humility I do believe, too bad we have such bad mannered, ill-tempered, greedy arrogant actors, anti American actors and actresses, displaying, modelling such behaviour to our youth, no wonder America is going down to the sewer level to find its new identity. "Hi-yo Silver, away!"

The Bulls of Bashan

In the Old Testament, Psalm 22 mentions the Bulls of Bashan. Perhaps one can see it as a reference to the Crucifixion of Christ, potent enemies surrounding one, mocking (among other translations); it is a location in the Golan Heights. I've been there, a place in Israel, in the Golan Heights, Northeast of the Sea of Galilee, and at one time part of South-eastern Syria, until Israel's victory over Syria, in 1967. Should you have walked through these fields 2000-years ago, you would have seen a herd of bulls grazing; and you may have been surrounded by them, and perhaps could have attested to the wild behaviour of some of the animals, a dangerous place to be-especially along; should you have walked those same fields, 4000-years ago, you would have discovered the Circle of the Giants, also known as Stone Heap of the Wildcat, 42,000-tons of stone in nearly five complete circles, representing a shrine and cemetery for the Rephaim (the giants of those far-off days; warriors). Here lived a tribe (s) of giants, where Joshua and King David at one time, tired to exterminate the genetic line of these hybrid beings, consequently, not completing the task within the Golan Heights, and Gaza, but throughout Israel they had. Should you walk those fields today, not to include Friday and Saturday, you will encounter the Israeli Army practicing manoeuvres, military exercises.

Even Twain Was Broke

You would think a man who was one of the bestselling authors of his time would not have financial difficulties. Just finished biography The Singular Mark Twain and I was amazed that apart from marrying well and making very good money from his books and lecturing--he had to file bankruptcy and died with very little money that was squandered by his daughters. When reading Twain's biography you are struck at how much money he made and how much he lost. He had a penchant for making terrible investments, getting caught up in get rich quick schemes and basically being bad with his money. Sounds like a writer to me.
We assume that as writers there are those out there with the mythical pot of gold. Well, there are. People do make millions from their books but they also lose millions. Mark Twain even had his own publishing company, his wife was wealthy, he made a bundle from lecturing around the country, his books sold well, yet he spent the latter years of his life in debt. He did what most people do when they get money, he increased his lifestyle and traveled.
He also really believed he had the key to riches with several inventions. What is interesting about the Twain character is that he knew a lot of times what he was doing was not in his best interests. But he could not help himself. He ended up having to lecture for years to pay his debts from a bankruptcy and basically living abroad because he could not afford to live in the United States. Amazing that one of our premiere authors could not afford to stay in his own house. He couldn't sell it either and ended up practically giving it away. The crash of 1890 pretty much wiped him out. I guess there is nothing new under the son. Hard times are hard times. Even for those at the top of the literary mountain.

Picture Framing and Fine Art Or Memorabilia - Archival and Preservation Methods For Value Retention

Anyone who owns or has purchased fine art as an investment knows the importance of value retention. Most collectors not only enjoy the art for its own sake, but hope it increases in value over time. Any fine art or object will quickly begin to lose its existing value if it has been improperly mounted, treated or framed. The same goes for items of sentimental or historical value. The family Christening gown that is 100 years old may not be of much worth to a stranger, but to the new mother who inherits it, beautifully framed to hang in her baby's nursery, it is priceless.
Archival and preservation framing methods are necessary to keep the art or item pristine (or at least in its current condition). Acid-free backing and matting materials, UV or museum glass and proper mounting and hinging methods and seals are a must. At one time, the use of cardboard, adhesives (like glues or most tapes) and items such as construction paper, and wood backers was common practice. Today, things have come a long way. Even if your art is currently in a framed showcase similar to the above mentioned, it can and should be removed and re-framed properly, thereby extending its life.

Instant Play Poker Sites

Do you want to start playing online poker instantly? Do you feel irritated to download poker software on your computer? Well, now you can play poker instantly whenever you want! This article brings you a list of the best instant play poker sites that need no downloading!

Five Easy Steps on How to Learn to Face Paint

Whether it is a charity event, a school gathering, or a community fair, if a booth in face painting is present, it is always the one to beat in terms of crowd attraction. And, take note, children are not the only ones who flock to this area. Adults also love to participate in this activity. But how does one start? There are 5 easy steps that you can follow in learning this craft.
Step 1. Start today. The sooner you start painting, the faster you will improve. That is - if you practice. People often say they want to do this, they want to do that. But all they do is sit back and wait for things to happen. If you do this, you will never learn. In life, we learn by doing. So if you truly want to learn how to face paint, do not delay. Start today.

Winnie the Pooh and His History

Winnie-the-Pooh is a popular children's book character created by author A.A Milne. The image of Pooh bear has been used for cuddly soft toys, clothes and even animated feature films. Many people do not know Winnie-the-Pooh was actually based on a real bear called "Winnipeg" who his son Christopher Milne liked very much. It's a touching story which caught the hearts and minds of many people after the First World War.
Christopher Robin Milne often went to see a Canadian Black Bear called Winnie at London Zoo. The bear was originally given to the Zoo on a long loan basis by Harry Colebourn. Lieutenant Colebourn was on his way to England at the time to take part in World War I when he bought the bear cub for $20 from a hunter in White River, Ontario, who had just trapped and killed its mother.
He named the bear "Winnie" after his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. Winnipeg the bear became very popular with soldiers of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade and travelled with them as their mascot. When they arrived in England it was clear that Winnipeg would not be able to accompany the Infantry Brigade any further as they had to move on to France. Harry Colebourn took the bear to the Zoological Gardens in London so they could look after it while he was away. In 1919 he returned to collect the bear and realised that it had become very popular with staff and visitors, so he decided to donate the bear to the zoo. Winnie the bear was a popular attraction at London Zoo until it died in 1934.

Just Like Humans, Animals Have Personalities Too

Would you believe a dog psychologist who once prescribed a box turtle to fulfill a poodle's maternal instincts. This is one serious psychologist and he even resorted to writing a book about understanding your dog. Animals are individuals too and this is according to the book of this doctor who is both an associate professor of psychology at local university and associate director for research at the local zoo. Honestly is how he expresses himself despite the fact that people can assume too much.
He told on a recent visit here, of a case where a young couple owned a dog and the dog wouldn't let the husband into the bedroom. When they fought, the couple's dachshund had a catatonic fit and this was mentioned in his book. According to him, dogs develop like young children and their body language is similar to that of humans. According to him, dogs like human possess different abilities in tolerating closeness.
Getting a puppy is best done when it is between six and eight weeks old as the doctor points out considering how it is that dogs develop through several stages. Getting a puppy older than 10 weeks should be avoided unless it has been raised with a lot of people around. Interaction with other puppies is something you should take notice of whenever buying a dog. Actually, a dog that is very outgoing can be the most aggressive out of the bunch.

What the Bleep Do 'They' Know!

One of the reasons that Jodie Bentley and I started The Savvy Actor was to empower actors to make their own decisions based on their own individual goals. Over the last year and a half we've given seminars on marketing, branding, social networking, etc. At each of these seminars, the proverbial "They" enters the conversation. Someone will raise their hand and say: "Well, "They" say you should or shouldn't (Fill in the blank)." The "They", from our experience, is often the source holding our clients back and actually preventing them from taking action that will move their careers forward. Thinking about what "They" want makes actors feel powerless.
Let's look at this closer. First of all, who are "They"? And are "They" always 100% right? There are no absolutes in our business because it is subjective; and because of that, the information "They" give often times conflicts! How can we as actors run our own business doing what "They" want, when what it is "They" want is typically not inconsistent? Especially when you, the business owner, need to make decisions based on what's best for your individual and unique business. We need to realize that each casting office and agency has their own ways of doing business because it is what works for them.
So, that being the case, where should you look for guidance in how you run your business? Well let's start with you. How do you want to conduct your business? What is your comfort level in asking for help? What types of things are you willing to do? What are you not willing to do? What are your hours? How do you handle social networking? These are all things you have to decipher for yourself and your business.
What opportunities can you create for yourself? (Here's a hint... they're everywhere.)

How to Become a Famous Actor

Friday, February 1, 2013
Many individuals want to learn how to become an actor. There are numerous talent agencies in the United States and other locations of the world that specialize in assisting individuals that desire acting jobs and other jobs in the entertainment industry. If you have ever dreamed of becoming an actor that is famous and well-loved among many, you are not alone. Millions of people have this dream. However, the difference between you and them is that you are going to learn how to make the dream become a reality. It is important to know and understand that pursuing this type of career takes time, dedication, training and a true passion. In this guide, you will receive simple steps on how to become an actor.

Artists Struggle in Lviv Ukraine

Artists have always been known to live on the edge. It is this very edge that has kept them sensitive, creative and imaginative. But what about survival for the-"starving artist"? Short of being a Picasso or a Van Gogh, most artists struggle to survive at the best of times. Add to this equation a creative person living in a developing country and you have the formula for a very challenging life. Such is the situation for my artist friends living in Lviv, Ukraine.
Lviv has had a very turbulent history mired with the repression and oppression by conquering rivals. Its' most recent domination has been by the Soviet Regime. The independence from this regime only occurred in 1991, therefore many contemporary artists have lived through this period. So how exactly did the creative community in Lviv fare during this very totalitarian era?
Communist rule imposed upon its' art community a very specific type of art called-socialist realism. This art form was meant to depict man's struggle towards an heroic common good. The dome at the airport in Lviv and the dome of the Ivan Franko university also in Lviv have painted murals that are fine examples of this genre.

McBride and Hallmark Unite to Make Sweet Music

Sometimes spoken phrases can't express the true emotions of the heart. This Valentine's Day, let your sweetheart know how you feel by song.
Grammy Award-successful vocalist Martina McBride has joined forces with Hallmark to create "My Coronary heart," a Valentine's Day compact disc out there completely via Hallmark.
In her hit songs from the previous and current, McBride's highly effective voice takes listeners on a romantic musical journey. The CD options two new songs - "At Final" and "Together Once more," in addition to six classics, together with "Valentine," a duet with Jim Brickman that rose to No. 3 on the Billboard adult modern chart in 1997.
In her outstanding career, McBride has bought over 13 million albums, had 20 high-10 hits and bought more than 70 awards and nominations.
"We are delighted about joining forces with such an extremely revered and proficient artist," said Ann Herrick, built-in advertising and marketing manager at Hallmark. "We really feel lucky to be working with an artist whose career is skyrocketing."

Newsgroups - Their Types

Newsgroups are basically categorized into two types the binary or the text. Being the same in their technicality the only thing that make them different are their names. Newsgroups have worked very well with these binary files but the reason why newsgroup were created was not to only distribute binary files, reason being the working procedure of these binary files where if the file is uploaded once can spread and can also be downloaded by the multiple users at the same time. Not like the p2 technology where the sharing of the file is depended on the users and also the downloading speed is under the control of the user. In fact this makes a positive point for the newsgroups though this kind of l sharing thing is not expected because if everyone starts to share then the serves will be overloaded.

Guitar Amps Let You Feel the Music and Feel the Vibe

Once they hit the stage, the chicks scream and the men roar. Rock stars are like music gods which everyone loves and adores. They bring a kind of energy and vibe that electrifies an entire crowd of music lovers and enthusiasts. Good music can put a baby to sleep but can awaken an entire nation.
Yes, musicians are professionals trained to produce good music. Nonetheless, do you ever wonder if good music is all about the voice and skill of the performer? Have you ever wondered if musical equipment has something to do with great performances? Let us reexamine the usefulness of guitar amps in the lives of many performers.

Vintage Designer History: Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga's name was just as well known in Paris in the late 1940s as Christian Dior, although Balenciaga was in fact from the Basque country and only moved to Paris in 1937 exactly ten years before Diors 'New Look' arrived on the scene.
His mother was a seamstress and he took a very early interest into her profession. When he was still very young, he made a copy of a suit worn by Marquesa de Casa Torres, a Spanish noble woman in his town. She was so impressed with his skill, she became his benefactor and got him his first apprenticeship with a well known tailor when his father passed away, aged 11. (I have a book that says he was 11, Ive read some other contradictory articles,stating 14 to 16, so who knows)
He was very similar to Charles Fredrick Worth, in that he worked his way up to the top and had many years experience under his belt by the time he opened up his first fashion house in Sans Sebastian in 1918. He later opened 2 more locations, one in Madrid and another in Barcelona, before being forced to shut due to the Spanish civil war in 1936.

Promoting Your Cardmaking Business

Set you your own blog website to sell your Greeting Cards Great! You have your greeting card business organized, and you are intent on making money from greeting cards, now what? You need to promote your cardmaking business. There are ways to promote your greeting cardmaking business that cost almost nothing more than your time.
One of the ways you can get up and running on a shoestring is setting up a WordPress blog.  Not only is it fun to build your own blog (or get someone else to...) it is also a very easy way to promote your greeting cardmaking business. The hardest part may be trying to decide what to name the blog, keep in mind it must relate to the topic for example "Home Made Greeting Cards".