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Facts About Traditional Japanese Tattoo Art

Facts About Traditional Japanese Tattoo Art

Tattooing is an exceptional Japanese art form which has turned a fashion in the western countries and other parts of the world. It has a hectic history consisting of the various representations it made and has been one of the major arts in Japan.

In Japan the art form goes by a couple of different names. Irezumi and Horimono are the most famous names for conventional Japanese tattoo art. Standard Irezumi is the custom of tattoo making on large parts of the body like the back. The Japanese are also known for their full body tattoo suits.

It is amusing to know that inside Japan, getting yourself tattooed means you are marking yourself as a red-blooded male or you are admitting yourself as a member Yakuza, the notorious Japanese Mafia. According to the history, tattooing was inspired by Buddhism and Confucianism to a large extent and that may be why it has got a negative impression with it.

The tattoo art boasts a history of 1700 years. The Ainu tribe, the very first people to take up residence in Japan, are considered to be the founders of this art. Another ancient tribe named Wa’ were accustomed to full body tattoos.

In China, although they were more advanced in the field of art than Japan, tattooing was counted as a malpractice and uncivilized custom. When Buddhism moved from China to Japan, this thought also followed it. As a result tattooing became infamous for its use as a punishment and as a label for the criminals.

The Edo era was the golden age for tattooing as it turned the corner and started to be recognized as a fashionable trend. Workmen and firemen had the habit of tattooing and even the prostitutes found their way to turn on their clients by adoring themselves with tattoos.

in the 18th century tattooing substituted the amputation of ears and nose to punish the criminals. A character tattoo in the forehead or a ring tattoo on the forearm became the sign of a criminal. In 1870, the Meiji government stopped this practice.

This kind of punishment became a reason for the emergence of a rejected class of people and they were always kept away from the society. Most of them were Samurai people called Ronin who had no masters. They had no way other than forming their own gangs and these circumstances led to the formation of the Japanese Mafia and became a social problem.

For all that, today things have taken a turn for the better and now the art of tattooing has got a positive impression. No doubt, that negative connotation still remains inside Japan, but in a global perspective tattooing has become a fashion of the new generation.

How To Start Selling Clip Art Online

How To Start Selling Clip Art Online

Think about all of the ads you have seen on the Internet or in print. How many of them are just plain text? And of those that were plain text, how many do you actually remember the details of? Probably not too many. Your eyes wont stop on a quick scan through a collection of ads if there are just big blocks of words. Thats where clip art comes in. If you are an artist, selling clip art is a great way to earn some extra cash.

Basically, clip art is a ready-to-use picture or image that slips easily into a group of words on a page. The images arent just pictures of items and people but also headlines, borders, and other little designs to make an ad more interesting to the eye. People can purchase clip art almost anywhere these days, but if you want to sell clip art online, heres how to get started.

To start selling clip art successfully, the very first thing you need is a source of clip art. Makes sense, right? That means even if you arent an artist you can partner with someone who is to get the original designs. The best clip art has very few details and is very simple. Think of images that would be appropriate for mail-order ads, classified ads, and online ads. If you design and you end up affiliate products of your own design, you may want to think about getting a copyright.

If you dont want to sell your own clip art designs, look for copyright-free clip art that allows for various sellers. But because other people will be selling the same clip art, you have to get creative with your advertising and marketing. Think of places where you might want to see clip art and advertise there. You could also join an affiliate network to make the most of Affiliate Marketing online.

Another great way to start selling clip art online is to find a reputable web portal that can make it easy on both you and your customers. PayLoadz is a payment platform and gateway that allows retailers like you sell all sorts of digital goods, including clip art. You can set your own price and accept various forms of payment including Google Checkout and PayPal. Getting started with PayLoadz is quick, simple, and free. Why not start now?

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A beginner’s guide to wall painting and home decor

A beginner’s guide to wall painting and home decor

With self-expression becoming a trend worldwide, everyone is looking for home decor ideas to get that perfect look for their home that reflects their unique style. Furnishings, accessories, flooring, and lighting are some of the aspects that can alter the decor of your home completely. On the other hand, wall painting is of equal importance as it complements the other mentioned aspects, giving an enhanced appearance. You can make your home look more appealing with the range of colours and ideas that are available today. One would be surprised as to how much of a role do paints play in decoration, as it forms the background for interior home decor.

However, it is difficult to choose good wall paints as there are many variations available in the market. To choose the most suitable one, the first thing to consider is the room you are looking to paint. If it’s your children’s room, then you can go for vibrant or lively wall painting ideas such as glow paints. Glow paints glow in the dark and give your kids’ room a fun and interesting look. If painting the entire house with one colour is what you are looking to do, then you have to be a little more careful while choosing the paints as it will form the base for your home decor. When selecting a colour scheme, one must keep in mind that most of the home painting techniques make use of two shades of one colour. The darker shade forms the base and the lighter one tops it to make the final look much lighter. The paints chosen have to be compatible with the rest of the decor of your home as well. To spice things up, there are different wall painting techniques like ragging; sponging or stamping that can give your walls a unique and special touch.

Keeping all this in mind, one has to also emphasize on selecting the best and most trusted brand of paints as quality precedes all. There are several attractive colours with their numerous wall painting schemes out there. You can even use different painting patterns and designs to make the walls brighter, colourful and welcoming. With proper application of these wall painting ideas, you can make your home much more inviting and the perfect place to spend time in.

th Century art comes to life with the works of Nicolae Vasilescu on display on Decebal Art Gallery

th Century art comes to life with the works of Nicolae Vasilescu on display on Decebal Art Gallery

A Romanian born artist, Nicolae Vasilescu living in Canada, has his painting exhibits on display at Decebal Art Gallery. All the paintings are original oil paintings made on canvas or wood. There are no reproductions or prints of them. His paintings are known for their originality and quality. Not a single painting is repeated. Though he prefers using oil paintings, he has also worked with acrylic and water colors as well. The paintings are colorful and have a lively presence. One look at it and it evokes happiness from within.

The entire collection started from impressionism and went on to surrealism, abstractionism, eroticism, still life, cubism and landscape painting.Over 60 painting exhibits are on display and over 40 of them are for sale. His works of art have collectors from all over the world. The paintings can be bought for those less than 10,000 $ USD with PayPal. Others can be purchased with Wire Payment.

Every painting is an original idea and is quality personified. Oil paints or acrylic on canvas and wood with or without gold are used to create the paintings. The paintings primarily focus on surrealist, cubist, impressionist, nudist, still life and religious (icons) paintings.

The Decebal Art Gallery was made in the summer of 2008 and is based in Canada. This art gallery is a father and son venture and both of them share the same name. However, Nicolae Vasilescu Sr. is the owner of the art gallery website. It is updated almost every month to make room for more new paintings. The Decebal Art Gallery is a permanent art exhibit.

Nicolae Vasilescu started painting at the age of ten and since then touched the lives of people with his art works. At the age of 14, he won a children’s art competition and was presented with a gold medal from the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. He went to The Bucharest College of Art at the age of 15. He became a Visual Arts Teacher in Asbestos and Danville (Quebec) and taught for a period of three years.

He has acquired experience for over 50 years as an artist in places like Romania, Italy, Quebec and Ontario. He has exhibited his works at Musee Laurier (Quebec) and Galerie Christin(Toronto) in Canada. He is now the caretaker at PERI Canada, Toronto and has been holding this post for a long time. Nicolae Vasilescu Jr. is an artist who is self taught.

Contact Information

Nicolae Vasilescu
DecebalArtGallery.com
Apt. 804, 1110 Caven Street,
Mississauga Ontario,Canada, L5G4N4
905-274-3292

Nail Painting Vending Machines

Nail Painting Vending Machines

Until now, Vending Machines were typically used to dispense the food items such as snacks, drinks (like coffee, coca cola etc.), fruits etc. But the modern vending machines are now capable of giving you pleasure of pedicure!

That is true, now you can avail the pedicure service at vending machine. And it is easy! This new generations nail art vending machine works in very simple manner like 1, 2 and 3. There are some pre-defined steps you need to follow to get your nails printed.

Vending Machines are always a matter of research and development and have always paved way for creativity. Vending Machine Business has passed through massive evolution since its origin almost 130 years ago. We have already seen and used vending machines to get snacks, cold drink, coffee, ice cream and even vegetables and fruits and now is the time when vending machine comes to paint your nail! How funny, how sweet and how fast it can serve, can you imagine?

Fast and Fantastic

Vending Machine that paints your nails and gives you pleasure of pedicure. This new nail painting vending machine works in lightning speed. You cant imagine the speed and the way it works for you. If we say it works in a furious speed and in a fantastic way!

How to get it done?

It is so simple that anyone can do it. Below are the steps you need to follow to get your finger nails printed!

1. Apply a base coat on the nail and dry your nails using the built in drier.
2. Insert the coin(s)
3. Select a pattern / design from the design catalogue it has already stored in it
4. Place your finger in the finger holder of the machine
5. Click the print (or something like that) button
6. Once your nails are printed, again use the drier to dry the wet print and then simply coat with top coat.
7. Thats all done!

Isnt it so simple to paint your nail? Its simplest ever!