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May 29 2016


Programs For Painters Langley - The Options

In home decoration and design interior paint is recognized as among the www.weilerpainting.com most essential consider setting the mood of any room. Typically new or pre-owned homes in New York or generally everywhere, sport an enclosed that have been intentionally set by realtors and home owners in neutral colors. Why? Sticking for the essentials helps avoid taste conflicts, thus making the spot more sellable. But for your new owner, the lot of stark white wall would soon look lifeless. To make the space more at ease, you are able to inject a fantastic dose of your personality through interior painting.

For example, most of us have experienced paint blistering at some point. Paint blistering is what happens when those problematic bubbles appear after painting. When you try to let the air from them and press them down, they are even worse. This can happen on both interior and exterior painting in Texas. The paint loses adhesion on the underlying surface mainly because it dries. If you'll find problems with the counter, including residue and other materials, blistering along with other problems may appear as well.

Well, there might be countless strategies to the above stated questions in the minds of countless but; another thing that hits the mind is to avail the diverse pluses provided by a professional interior painting company. It is comprehended that folks like to go ahead and take painting job in their hands. Nevertheless, it really is generally not recommended that you should jump on to the painting chore on your own as you might not be equipped with the essential paraphernalia that's needed is to do the painting job and moreover, it could prove to be a tedious task for you when you're getting your hands on painting.

Eggshell - the decorator's favoriteIf you ever utilize a designer, they'll likely will recommend eggshell paint for your forthcoming project. Eggshell is popular for its low maintenance. It fares well within the durability department in comparison with other matte finishes and have an overbearing sheen (low luster).

"Green" is on everyone's mind today. This does not always mean that you have to paint your walls green. Following these few basic steps will allow you to not just have the beautiful home that you want, nevertheless the satisfaction of if you know the air which you and your family are breathing in your house is far less pollutant free.

May 27 2016


Arts & Entertainment :: Styles of Indian Arts and Paintings (Page 1 of 2)

The styles and varieties in paintings from India are as diverse as the country itself. Painting as an art form has flourished in India from pre-historic times as evident from the rock paintings - some of them are older than 5500 BC. Indian Paintings can be broadly classified as the murals & miniatures. Murals are large works executed on the walls of solid structures like caves, temples and walls of palaces. Classic examples are the paintings in Ajantha & Kailasantaha temple while miniature paintings are those executed on a very small scale on perishable material such as paper and cloth etc.

Miniature Painting

The style of miniature painting is believed to be developed in western India during the 16th to 18th century. Most of the miniature paintings were part of manuscripts written at that time to illustrate and explain the subjects of the manuscripts. Prime examples are the Rajasthani & Mughal miniatures. Prime examples are some Jain manusripts, Rajasthani & Mughal miniatures. Though this style had been perfected by artisans under the various rules, not many remain today.

Madhubani Painting

The origins of Madhubani painting are shrouded in antiquity and interesting to know that many believe that this style of painting originated at the time of the Ramayana, when King Janak commissioned artists to do paintings at the time of marriage of his daughter, Sita, with Sri Rama who is considered to be an incarnation of the Hindu God Lord Vishnu. Madhubani painting is a style of uttradi mutt painting, mostly practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar, India.

Rajasthani Painting

Originated in Rajasthan state of India, Rajasthani Painting flourished during the 18th century in the royal courts of Rajputana, India. Each Rajput kingdom evolved a distinct style, but the basic feel remained the same. Several events of epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Krishna's life, beautiful landscapes, and humans attracted the painters of this style as these became themes of their paintings. It is said that the preparation of desired colours was a lengthy process, sometimes taking weeks. The colours were extracted from minerals, plants, conch shells, and were even derived by processing precious stones, gold and silver.

Mughal Painting

Mughal paintings were a unique blend of Indian, Persian and Islamic styles. In order to keep visual record of major events during their rule, Mughal Emprerors used to take artists along on military or hunting expeditions, who would depict their royal deeds in form of art.

Mysore Painting

Mysore painting, an important form of classical South Indian painting, originated in the town of Mysore in Karnataka. Known for their elegance, muted colours, and attention to detail, the themes for most of these paintings are Hindu Gods and Goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology. In modern times, these paintings are exchanged as souvenir during festive occasions in South India.

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OBOL spreads cheer and blankets of Love at painting fundraiser for animals

Eileen Smulson and her husband, Brad have been rescuing dozens of animal shelters and animal rescue organizations for several years with pet supplies and blankets of Love. Every quarter Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) hold fundraisers to raise funds to pay for their operations. On Sunday, May 22, 2016, around three dozen supporters and friends turned out for a "Wine & Painting Party" to benefit OBOL.

Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) held a fundraiser

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Eilleen Smulson, (2nd from L) poses with her Operation Blankets of Love supporters at the 2016 Wine & Painting Party fundraiser.

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"Having a painting party today to help homeless animals and animals in shelters," said Eileen Smulson, founder, Operation Blankets of Love. "We have dozens of people here enjoying wine, cheese, cookies and food along with lots of volunteers who coordinated the fundraising event. Everyone is drawing a dog and a cat over a landscape and they don't have to be professional painters to do it. All of these people here love animals and they're going to help us raise money to give comfort to homeless pets because they're committed to helping us with our mission," she said.

OBOL's mission is to provide comfort to animals in shelters. The charity rescues about 1,000+ animals each month through the donations and pet supplies donated throughout Southern California. They were with some 60 shelters locally, dozens of rescue organizations and OBOL teaches young children how to show respect for animals because Smulson believes society needs to educate people about carrying for their best friends. "There's such an overpopulation in the shelters that we really need to educate people," she explained. "We are just so glad to have all of these wonderful animal lovers who support OBOL turn out for a good cause.

Heading up the painting party was Channing Friedman, an art instructor and owner of The Paintery, a traveling paint party. She said, "It's an honor to be here and I'm going to be teaching how to paint step-by-step. You don't have to be an artist because we teaching everyone the same step-by-steps to learn how to paint. We make sure everyone feels comfortable with their painting." Friedman also noted that many people paint for relaxation. "Time and time again, people come up to me and say, 'I haven't picked up a paint brush since kindergarten, and haven't touched on since," she said. "They even said how relaxed they were and it even brought out the inner child in them and they couldn't believe that they walked away with the beautiful painting that they have."

Eileen Smulson was never a "dog person", but her husband Brad Smulson loved all pets. She discovered how much she loves animals after a trip to the shelter and spotted "Ginger", a terrier mix among some 15 dogs. Not only did they hit it off at the start, but Ginger became the mascot of OBOL when she asked the shelter manager, "Where's the blankets to keep these dogs warm?" When Smulson learned there was no budget she started collecting blankets. Dozens soon turned to hundreds of blankets and hundred to 100,000+.

OBOL is some grassroots, community-driven nonprofit animal welfare, and emergency relief organization founded in 2008. Its' unique purpose is to improve the well-being and survival of homeless animals and increase chances for survival and adoption -- with the ultimate aim of eliminating animal homelessness. Most importantly, by improving homeless animals' quality of life, OBOL's services help them become more outgoing and affectionate, leading to being adopted more often and they reduced euthanasia. OBOL provides comfort and care items to shelters, rescues, pets of the homeless, sanctuaries, and fosters to improve the well-being of stray, sick, abused, and neglected homeless animals, increasing their chances for adoption which saves lives.

Eileen Smulson was a former school teacher and a founder of a singing telegram balloon delivery business at 25 in New Jersey and a fundraiser in the non-profit world for 20 years in Los Angeles. Some of the charities she worked as an executive included: The American Cancer Society, Anti-Defamation League, the largest human rights agency in the country and Magen David Adom, Israel's emergency and disaster relief/rescue services. During her years of non-profit work, she raised millions of dollars for many non-profits causes helping people and earned numerous national awards.

"I like to think outside of the box and use my entrepreneurial attitude and passion for animal welfare issues to now helping the animals that have no voice," she said. "It all started on a cold rainy day in January 2008 when I saw puppies shivering at an animal shelter near my home. I was disturbed to think of my first pet, 'Ginger', a four-month-old terrier mix that I adopted in 2003 was lying on a cold, hard cement floor. I was going to try to collect 100 blankets for the shelters and through it, all Operation Blankets of Love was born. "OBOL is like the Red Cross because every day is a disaster for homeless animals and we are on the front lines, she said. "We rescue the rescuers."

If you would like to donate blankets, towels or pet supplies visit the OBOL website for more or call 818-402-6586 for more information how you can volunteer and or donate. There are hundreds of pet stores and locations through Southern California where blankets and supplies can be dropped off.

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