If you have a family of your own, and appreciate having pictures around to document memories and milestones, it may have crossed your mind at some point that it would be nice to set up your own Nashville family photography business. This is certainly a possibility for anyone with the drive and energy to devote to this pursuit. If you are trying to hone your photography skills in advance of this new adventure in your life, read on for several photography tips to help you get started in the right direction.
Start by taking pictures of anything you see. In particular, don’t try to take pictures of things that already look great on their own (like your children!). Continue Reading…
As far as I can tell, James has always been around. When asked, he candidly admits that he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t alive. However I have it on good authority that he came into this world in the countryside of Idaho in 1978. He spent some time as a young pup in New York City developing a fond love of Ghostbusters and Lady Liberty. After that short lived affair he found himself in California where he first discovered his lifelong passion for art. The subject matter of his first drawings mainly consisted of airplanes, trucks, and Dadaist and mimicked symbols. It was a common sight to find him in front of the TV covered in pen tattoos. Somehow, sometime his family moved to Utah where he immersed himself in school. Or more precisely, he found the beauty in boredom and honed his sketching and daydreaming skills instead of doing schoolwork.
Throughout most of his youth one would likely find James deep in the mountains scaling some ridiculous rock face or iced over waterfall. There is scarcely a canyon or hollowed out tree that he has not set foot in. James and his posse of exceptional friends couldn’t stand living life for football and 90210, and instead, unceasingly found themselves making life into art in the neighborhood or at the small beautifully tattered pool hall owned by his mother. The depth of Jim’s explorations into the both the natural and man-made worlds shows through in his integration of this seemingly dissonant pair into his life and work.
The social and cultural austerity of mainstream Utah was an ideal environment to nurture an authentic and critical artistic vision. James broadened this unique vision through his extensive travels, spending a large part of his adult life in Latin countries. James brings his unique cultural cohesions into the life of his paintings.
Fortunately James had the pleasure of grooming his inherent artistic skills through work with many great teachers and mentors. During that time he spent two years and four colleges looking for the right school until Jimmy found his home at the Art Center College of Design. At that fine institution studied fine art and Illustration, receiving his bachelors degree in fine arts.
Since graduating from Art Center, James has resumed his travels including a recent trip to Mexico, where he executed a large mural in the state of Oaxaca, near the roots of Mexican mural painting. It is quite natural and easy to feel James’s deep affinity for immersing himself in the richness of human experience when confronting his artistic expressions. Most of his current work is a synthesis of culture, mythology and storytelling. In this you can get a nice pungent taste of profound sarcasm and an almost tangible essence of meaning and purpose impregnated in the heart of his work. His goal is to create work that functions on more than one level – transcending cartoons, illustrations and current concepts to document an artistic reaction to the the 21 century world we live in. Jimmy currently continues to produce work as a painter, a Zine artist, and a film production assistant.
After looking on the Internet for some ideas on ways to start your own home business, I found a suggestion that I think will prove to be very helpful to me. That suggestion is to use one of your skills to make money. I’ve always enjoyed art and I think that I’m going to use this passion to earn some extra cash. I have looked on the Internet at some blogs from others that have done similar things and also at some information from city arts that I think is going to be really helpful.
I have a lot of small paintings that feature plants, animals and some sights of the city that I live in. I think I am going to make some small prints of these, or even postcards and try to sell them.
Using the Internet, I have been able to find many companies that allow you to feature your artwork and then sell it. I can see that there are some good things and bad things about doing this.
I have also read that it is hard to sell art work online if someone does not know your name. I think that I am going to have to buy a domain that features my personal name. It is better for me to do this than to use a free website. I do not want to have a third-party advertising on my webpage. I think that it should be a lot of fun to personalize my website. I will have to make a page about me personally, in case anyone wants to read my story. I will also have to have different galleries that feature the work that I have done so far. I want to make sure that my site is not boring and that it will keep a potential customer interested in my work.
Asean dolls are a relatively new trend that has been gaining steam recently. These dolls have been produced since 1967, when the Association of South East Asian Nations, where they got their namesake, was formed. The ASEAN was created to give its members an opportunity to collaborate to improve their progress in the global community. The organization is made up of ten different countries from Southeast Asia.
ASEAN dolls are dolls made that are representative of each of the ten nations that make up the association. A full set has a doll from Burnei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The dolls usually have elaborate costumes that make it a relatively simple process to identify the country they represent. The costumes are colorful and in some beautiful patterns, representing the diversity of Southeast Asian culture. Each doll has the same basic figure, but the skin tone, hair style, face shape, makeup, clothing and accessories differs for each one depending on which country they represent.
Some of the fashions worn by the dolls are truly spectacular.