Our daughter decided she wanted a friend to take pictures of her wedding. Now I do respect desire and effort, but this really was the time to hire a proven professional photographer instead. I had her compare pictures from her friend with the portfolios of a couple of Charlotte wedding photographers who stood out. The choice was obvious. Then she wanted me to tell her friend that we were hiring another photographer instead. That was a bit awkward until we actually sat down to talk. It turns out that the friend only had agreed to do it because she thought our daughter could not afford to have a real photographer do it. That was a relief to all of us.

Professional Charlotte wedding photographers have the equipment and experience to capture incredible wedding images in quickly changing situations. The light in churches is notoriously awful for photography. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you an artist looking for a welcoming, innovative, and cool online community to meet, share ideas, and just hang out? Artists Universe has all of the functionality you are looking for as well as a community full of creative people just like you. Artists Universe has taken the best features from other social networking sites such as live chat, blogs, forums, and more, and tailored them to the needs of artists everywhere. From music to dancing, painting and everything in between, no other website is looking out for the best interest of artists everywhere than Artists Universe!

How much would you pay to surround yourself with some of the best up and coming artists in your field? At Artists Universe, registration and use of the site is absolutely free. The only part of the site that requires a fee is the section to post a classified ad and to post an upcoming event; other than that, the whole site is free to use. The founders of Artists Universe understand how difficult it can be for some artists to make a living doing what they love. You shouldnt have to pay extra to have an online refuge where you can share ideas, improve your skill,s and meet other happening artists who feel the same way you do. This amazing new social networking site is here to help you refine your skills and meet great new people.

Artists Universe is also a site where video of you doing what you do best comes alive. When you create your own unique profile on Artists Universe, you can also upload your own homemade videos or videos of other virtuosos that you idolize. This is your chance to show the world what you can do. Best of all, Artists Universe is an inclusive and welcoming space, so you dont have to worry about being flamed because you stepped up and put yourself out there. Artists know how scary it can be to show the world your true self, which is why this whole interactive site was created in the first place. Artists need a place where they can feel welcomed and where they feel they can let their creativity flow without fear of angry responses. In the very near future, Artists Universe sees itself as the premiere online home of artists of every medium, from amateur to expert. Come be a part of the artist revolution at the number one site for creative people on the Internet, Artists Universe.

New Zealand may be small but has some very vibrant, exciting, and culturally challenging Art Galleries. Choosing to stay in a bed and breakfast in New Zealand will also give you a taste of the country as they are hosted by people who are passionate about the country and sharing this passion with their guests. If you are wishing to visit some galleries during your holiday here are some of the ‘must see’ venues around the country so no matter where your bed and breakfast is in New Zealand you’ll have one nearby to inspire you.

Zealandia Sculpture Garden
Just a short drive off the Main Highway south of Warkworth this sculpture garden is exceptional and will have you mesmerised. Although not strictly an Art Gallery, this garden is all about art and challenges the viewer. All the pieces are by Terry Stringer who is a highly talented New Zealand Sculptor and his works can be viewed at various places in New Zealand.

Auckland Art Gallery
Located in central city of Auckland, a short walk from Queen Street. This gallery has just undergone a $21M renovation and expansion project which shows the commitment to bringing great art works to the public. Auckland Art Gallery has hosted overseas collections and holds a large collection of New Zealand art including Maori and Pacific Island Artists. Take your time to browse this interesting gallery.

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Is Graffiti Art?

The question of whether graffiti is art or vandalism is one I see often, and usually from students working on school reports … and have fairly strong opinions about. This is really a two part question: Part 1. Is Graffiti Art? and Part 2. Is Graffiti Vandalism?

Part 1 >>> Is Graffiti Art?

I think it’s first important to understand that “art” itself is tough to define. But if you move past formal definitions, art is typically an expression of oneself or a message that an artist is trying to give to the viewer … and it may or may not appeal to other people. Others think art is perhaps an expression of the artist using colors, textures, sounds, etc. to convey the message. Let’s look at a few of pieces of well known art.

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Singers and bands have loyal fans that stick with them through the thick and thin of their music careers. Annual music awards are a time for the fans to vote for their favorite musicians and give praise for their musical talents. Singers and bands not only get recognition and some type of fancy award, but their careers are usually increased in ratings. There are genre specific music awards, general music awards, and online music awards. Here is a look at an Internet radio awards and some other music awards.

Perhaps the most well known music awards are the Grammy Awards show. It is an annual award given to musicians that are the best in the business. They receive a golden gramophone statuette that solidifies their place in the entertainment industry and their outstanding achievements. The Grammy Award is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The categories you can win an award for are: best new artist, album of the year, song of the year, and record of the year. These categories are also handed out awards for certain genres.

There are other music awards that take place every year that are genre specific. They are less prestigious than the Grammys but can still boost a musicians career and get just as much hype and audience attention. Other annual awards are the County Music Awards, the MTV Video Music awards, Texas Music Awards, Independent Music Awards, and the Brit Awards for example. These music awards recognize achievements for musicians who make music in their genre such as country, hip hop, or alternative music.

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Do you think your house interior needs a new paint job? Do you think your house exterior also needs painting? If yes is the answer to these questions that you gave then it is time to prepare your painting tools. The importance of preparation can lead to a good result. {Therefore, let’s discuss what you need to prepare and what caution tips to keep in mind|

Paint brush and rollers are the most important tools you must have. Make sure that you choose the right rush though. Choose quality over quantity. It is true that cheap and low quality paint brushes and rollers leave fuzz and streak marks. The outcome of your painting will be dissatisfying. Instead, use longer bristles and rollers with lambskin cover. You give yourself a helping hand when you buy these two since they make painting easier due to the easy and smooth glide of these two. We make it a point to only have the best in brushes and rollers at our San Diego painting contractors company.

Make sure that you prepare the room where you will be painting in. Make sure that the room is devoid of furniture and appliances when you start your painting job. Heavy objects like furniture can be covered with newspapers or plastic sheets. If there are areas on the wall or ceiling or window panes that you do not want painted then mark these with blue tape. This makes the job of painting a home easier for our exterior painting San Diego company.

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